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It is no secret that Montreal has an abundance of food to try out. Cultures from around the world have come together in one city to create some of the best dishes in the country.
I know that lately, everyone and their mother has been on a health kick. Don’t get me wrong, I do workout, but I do so in order to eat more. I am a sucker for anything that is bad for me and I have a special soft spot for anything fried.
I am positive that I am not the only one that loves digging into to a fried anything, the reality is everything really does taste better fried.
With that in mind, I felt like it was my personal duty to my city to share with you some of my personal favourite fried dishes throughout Montreal and let me tell you, each one of these plates is worth every calorie.
Not only do we have the classic fried eats like onion rings and French fries but we have some pretty out of the box fried goodness like fried Oreos and fried Greek cheese, all of which is to die for.
Where: Table 51, 5475 Rue des Jockeys
Table 51 is a restaurant from Laval that recently moved to Montreal.
Located near Decarie, this amazing eatery is known for its savoury chicken wings, mouth-watering sandwiches and quality meats.
Another thing this eatery is known for? Insane deserts. My personal favourite is the deep-fried Oreos.
That is right, this restaurant batters and deep-fries Oreos and pairs them with vanilla ice cream, making for an irresistible combination of sweet and savoury.
Fried Oreos aren't exactly an original creation, but Table 51 is one of the most popular spots to get them, especially in Montreal!
Fried Mac & Cheese
Where: Café Milanos, 5188 rue Jarry Est
Milanos is a staple in our city. Known for its cool vibe and great late-night eats, this Italian café has a lot more to offer than just sandwiches and salads.
Milanos makes triangle-shaped fried mac & cheese and the decadence is on another level.
Think about it... deep-fried, creamy and cheesy macaroni that is crispy on the outside and oozing greatness on the inside.
Where: Artigiani, 4657 rue St-Denis
Artigiani is without a doubt one of the best Italian restaurants in our city.
Everything is great, from their pizzas and pasta to their quality meats, this eatery never disappoints.
I always change up my order when I eat here but one thing I make sure to always get is the arancini ball.
For those of you who do not know what that is, they are risotto balls, which are coated in bread crumbs and deep-fried for ultimate taste.
Artigiani makes the best ones in the city and if you have yet to go to this restaurant, it should absolutely be the next one on your list.
Fried Mac and Cheese Lasagna
Where: DeVille Dinerbar, 1425 rue Stanley
DeVille Dinner Bar is a downtown restaurant known for their decadent meals. I am not going to lie, there is a lot of fried goodness on their menu but the one thing that stood out most to me was the fried lasagna.
Lasagna is a fan favourite to many and the fact that it is deep-fried adds an extra level to the already tasty plate. Also, this food destination has some pretty killer desserts, so make sure you save some room for that.
Saganaki (Fried Greek Cheese)
Where: Rotisserie Panama, three locations in the greater Montreal area.
There is no denying that Greeks know how to work it in a kitchen. As a Greek myself, I am proud to know that my culture's food is some of the most loved both in our city and around the globe.
When you think of Greek food you probably think of souvlaki and gyro’s but there is a lot more to our cuisine. Take saganaki for example, this is without a doubt one of my favourite Greek plates and I have a feeling it may become yours, too.
This fried cheese is filled with so much taste and flavour and Panama located on Jean-Talon always knows how to make it spot on.
Everything is delicious at this establishment but I have to say the saganaki really wins the prize.
Fried Cheesecake Balls
Where: Le Cheese, 5976 ave Monkland
My mouth is watering just thinking about these heavenly dessert balls.
Le Cheese makes some amazing cheese stuffed dishes. Known for their grilled cheese and mac and cheese this eatery is awesome.
But what I can't get enough of are their fried cheesecake balls which are jam-packed with so much flavour, you will find yourself eating more of them than you probably should.
This cheese haven also has a food truck so keep your eyes open for it around the city at different events!
Where: Tapeo, 511 rue Villeray
Who doesn’t love churros? Fried dough wrapped in sugar and doused in caramel or chocolate.... yes, please.
Churros have a funny way of making me feel like I am on vacation and every time I eat one from Tapeo, I end up getting a second one to go, they are that good.
Tapeo is a great tapas bar but if I am being honest, the reason I go is for the churros!
Fried Ice Cream Rolls
Where: Aikawa, 55 boulevard Brunswick, Dollard-Des Ormeaux
Aikawa is a great local spot that serves up some of the best Teriyaki meals in the city.
I am a sucker for anything Teriyaki and loved every bite of my meal but what I wasn’t prepared for was their amazing desserts.
Aikawa has fried ice cream rolls on the menu and yes, they are as good as they sound. These light and unique rolls are really something to try, think of it as deep-fried sushi ice cream...it is honestly too damn good.
Located in the West Island, this eatery is totally worth the drive!
Fried Eggplant and Zucchini Chips
Where: Estiatorio Milos, 5357 ave Parc
Milos is by far one of the best restaurants in our city, even if it is one of the priciest.
I personally have a lot of love for this particular establishment. I grew up celebrating birthdays and special holidays in this eatery and every time I go, every dish is spectacular.
The one thing everyone must try when they walk into this restaurant to treat themselves to a fancy meal is The Milos Special.
This is a dish that is made up of fried eggplant and zucchini chips. They serve this dish with tzatziki to dip and oh my, it is beyond anything words can describe.
If you are a foodie on a budget, they have great lunch specials as well as after 9 o'clock specials so make sure to check that out, because the taste is worth every penny.
Fish and Chips
Where: Brit & Chips, 1390 de Maisonneuve Ouest & 433 rue McGill
Fish and Chips is a favourite to many. There is something about the moist fish after it is fried that makes everything a little better.
Britt & Chips is known throughout our city for having some of the most lip-smacking fish and chips around.
Everything about this meal is satisfying and the best part is that they have a couple locations in Montreal.
Not to mention that they deep dry pretty much any chocolate bar you could imagine so make sure you keep some space in your belly for dessert.
Where: Dinette Triple Crown, 6704 rue Clark
Dinette Triple Crown is one of the cutest and most tasty diner restaurants in our city. Not only do you have the option to buy a picnic that you can take out to the park during the summer days, but you also get the chance to pig out on some pretty insane eats.
This cozy eatery has stool seating and is known for cooking up some of the best Southern comfort food on the island. Their fried chicken is some of the best you will have, not only in Montreal but ever.
Where: Bar Hotel De Ville, 900 rue Notre-Dame, Lachine
Who doesn’t love calamari? It is a perfect dish to share with friends and always seems to be on the table at group dinners... but it wasn’t until I tasted the calamari at Hotel De Ville that I was truly obsessed.
Not only is the actual calamari delicious but the homemade secret sauce has been in my dreams ever since I tasted it.
The perfect combination of sweet and spicy and the salt from the calamari combined with the texture makes this one dish you have to try.
Where: L’Gros Lux, eight locations around the province
Avocados are so trendy right now and I can see why. These superfoods taste good in almost any way, but especially when they are deep-fried.
L’Gros Lux has a full menu of mouthwatering plates but there is something about their avocado fries that keep me coming back for more.
If you think you are going to want to share these, think again. You will want to eat the full serving of this side dish so make sure you get your own.
Fried Mars Bar
Where: Garde Manger, 408 rue St-Francois-Xavier
Garde Manger is an incredible Old Montreal eatery that is known for their decadent and unique meals.
Eating at this location is quite an experience and there are honestly few things I love in this city more than their deep-fried Mars bars.
Everything about this dessert screams incredible and it is known around the city as the best fried candy bar there is. If you have yet to indulge in their amazing cuisine, you should add it to your list.
Where: Burger Royal, 3820 boulevard St-Laurent
I love a good pickle, which is why I was super intrigued when I found out that Burger Royal had kickass fried pickles.
Of course, I had to check this out for myself and guys… they are really flipping good. This eco-friendly eatery not only serves fried pickles but their locally sourced burgers and hot dogs are next level.
General Tao's Chicken
Where: Mon Nan, 43 rue de la Gauchetière E
I couldn’t have a fried food list without letting you guys know where I think the best General Tao's chicken is.
I know I am not alone when I say that General Tao's chicken is awesome, from the sauce to the level of batter on the chicken, Mon Nan has the ratio down to a science.
Not only is this a great spot to kick that Chinese craving out of the way but this Montreal gem is open really late, making it a great spot for those drunken munchies.
Where: Burger Bar, 1465 rue Crescent
Mozzarella sticks are pure gold. Pretty much anything fried that is paired with cheese of some sort is great, but mozzarella sticks are a classic.
To add to the deliciousness, the marinara sauce that is paired with these fried sticks of greatness at Burger Bar is also full of flavour making this plate jam-packed with everything you will ever want.
Where: Panzzerotti, 2115 rue Jean-Talon Est
These deep-fried folded pockets of pizza are without a doubt a must-try, especially at this eatery.
As their name implies, panzerottis are their specialty and you can taste the love and history with every bite.
Located on Jean-Talon this food destination is one you will not regret trying. If you love fried dough, cheese, and sauce, you have got to try this!
Where: Chez Tousignant, 6956 rue Drolet
Chez Tousignant is without question one of my go-to spots when I am craving a greasy cheat meal in Montreal.
The menu is designed with feasting in mind and when it comes to corn-dogs this tends to be my go-to destination.
If you have never been to Tousignant you are truly missing out!
Where: Romados, 115 rue Rachel Est
This list would not be complete without talking about French fries. French fries mean so much to so many of us, they are simple and classic and you can pretty much find them anywhere.
However, in our city, with all the amazing French fries, I still go back to Romados. The special spices that they put on elevate this dish and make it beyond any other French fry in the city.
That completes our list of the best fried food in our fair city.
Where will you be eating tonight?