Alright, if you've been in Montreal for any length of time, then you know one thing: poutine is everywhere.
But if you're not 100% sure about which poutines you absolutely need to try ASAP, then no worries. That's exactly what I'm here for.
1. Ma Poule Mouillée's Portuguese Poutine
Imagine chunks of Ma Poule's delicious Portuguese chicken and chorizo... except on a poutine. Sounds like heaven? That's because it is.
2. Maam Bolduc's Bourguignonne
Wine sauce and minced meat? All. The. Yassssssssss.
3. La Banquise's La Taquise
Sour cream, guacamole, and chunks of tomato come together to make your poutine experience something you'll never forget.
4. Paulo Et Suzanne's Philly Bomb
Imagine all the best ingredients - philly steak, Italian sausage, peppers and onions - all coming together for one seriously legit poutine dish.
5. La P'tite Grosse's Meatball Poutine
A poutine with a giant meatball on top? Awesome. A poutine with a giant meatball stuffed with cheese on top? Even better! And available at La P'tite Grosse.
6. Decarie Hot Dog's Poutine
One of Montreal's most classic poutines, your poutine life isn't even close to complete if you haven't tried the famous dish here.
7. Mache's Hommage A Quebec
A cute comfort food restaurant serving up a handful of awesome poutine options, their Hommage A Quebec is filled with all the best stuff, TBH.
8. Shawarmaz's Magic Poutine
Chicken, beef, and garlic potatoes all combine to make a seriously unforgettable poutine.
9. Dirty Dogs' Mac & Cheese Poutine
I don't even have to tell you how awesome this one is: with bacon, mac and cheese, and onions piled high on top of a seriously cheesy and delicious poutine, it's no wonder this one is so popular.
10. Lafayette's Regular Poutine
If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times: the poutine sauce at Lafayette is second to none, and although everything about their poutine is on point, it's the sauce that'll leave you coming back for more.
11. Jukebox Burgers' Meat Lovers Poutine
Although Jukebox Burgers is home to some amazing poutines (like their creamy, yummy mac and cheese poutine!) their meatlovers - with an abundance of beef, hot dogs, bacon, and more - takes the cake, TBH.
12. Chez Claudette's Pogo Poutine
Chez Claudette is known for being one seriously awesome poutine house in Montreal, and with good reason. All their dishes are delicious, but their classic poutine with Pogos added in really shines.
13. Mange-Moi's Three Cheese Poutine
Cheese lovers, rejoice. This extra cheesy and tasty poutine is exactly what you've been missing in your life.
14. Montreal Pool Room's Poutine
Honestly, if you've never eaten at Pool Room, stop what you're doing and get yourself there - like, right now. And while you're there, make sure you grab one of their perfect poutines.
15. Jerry Ferrer's La Poutine A Jerry
Foie gras poutine with homemade sauce, cream, and mushrooms? Oh, did you mean literal heaven?
16. Greenspot's Regular Poutine
This St. Henri spot is actual bae. Honestly, I don't know if it's the oldschool, welcoming feel or the over the top delicious poutines that makes Greenspot so awesome. Scratch that, actually: it's a perfect combo of everything.
17. Schwartz's Smoked Meat Poutine
Okay, honestly, you can't be in Montreal without at least trying Schwartz's once. And if poutine is your life, then you know exactly what you need to try.
18. Patati Patata's Classic Poutine
A Montreal institution, Patati Patata's poutine is something you absolutely need to try at least twice in your life.
19. Comptoir 21's Poutine
This fish and chips restaurant serves up one of the tastiest poutines in the city. All the ingredients are fresh and delicious, and the cheese curds just might be what dreams are made of.
20. Paul Patates' Regular Poutine
This classic Montreal poutine stop has been around forever, and if you've ever been, then you know exactly why: the poutines are above and beyond awesome.
21. Patate Rouge's Regular Poutine
Located on Cremazie, this might be out of the way for some people - but trust me when I say you need to get yourself here and try one of their delicious, classic poutines, ASAP.
22. Poutine Centrale's Breakfast Poutine
Oh yes, friends. Although Poutine Centrale has tons of tasty poutine options, their breakfast poutine - with bacon and eggs on top - is sure to make your whole day.
23. Garde-Manger's Lobster Poutine
One of Montreal's most popular restaurants also serves Montreal's most popular dish, with the added benefit of a whole 'lotta tasty lobster.
24. Orange Julep's Poutine
This Montreal landmark absolutely has to be on your bucketlest of poutine places to check out. Their gravy is thick and tasty, fries are crisp and fresh, and their cheese curds are literally the squeakiest.
25. Lafleur's Regular Poutine
A classic Montreal spot, a classic Quebec dish; where could you possibly go wrong?
26. Jarry Smoked Meat's Smoked Meat Poutine
I consider this to be a classic in Montreal. A delicious poutine, literally covered in chunks of the East End's most popular smoked meat restaurant? All the yesses.
27. Le Gras Dur's Touski Poutine
Braised cabbage, sausage, and breaded chicken piled high on top of an already delicious poutine? Um. Yes. Please.
28. GaNaDaRa's Cream Tobokki Poutine
If you try one "fusion" poutine in Montreal, make sure you try this one. Cheese, fries, bacon, cream, mushrooms, and Korean tobokki come together to create one seriously beautiful meal.
29. Pub Brouhaha's Galvaude
Served with peas and duck, this poutine takes the classic Quebec "galvaude" poutine dish to a whole other level.
30. Pitarifique's Classic Poutine
Pitarifique's classic poutine is a true gem, to be honest. If you've never tried it, get yourself there right TF now, and prepare for some seriously good meal vibes.
31. Gonzo Cafe's Breakfast Poutine
Yes, the breakfast poutine here is that good. Served up cheesy and hot, and with an egg cracked on top, this breakfast poutine will brighten up your whole day.
32. La Banquise's Classic Poutine
Because even though Banquise offers a whole bunch of awesome poutines, nothing beats their hot and fresh classic.
33. MLT DWN's Waffle Fry Poutine
Literally, the waffle fry poutine here is live. Get some cheesey, delicious vibes on the side with one of Mlt Dwn's signature beyond delicious grilled cheese sandwiches.
35. Resto Du Village's Classic Poutine
This 24/7 spot is super well known for having some seriously awesome food - and their poutines are no different. Although they have many flavours, their cheesy, tasty classic remains a true star.