The diversity of Montreal restaurants ranges anywhere from high-end eateries to ultra-cozy cafés — and that's exactly what makes our city one of the best in Canada. And if we're being honest, we're all looking for a good meal at a low price. Getting big, tasty dishes for a reasonable price can sometimes be difficult, so we helped narrow down some options.
Hear us out when we say McDonald's is not the only affordable dining experience to be had.
We found some of the city's best spots to either dine at or get take-out from that don't require blowing your entire paycheque.
And best of all, these eateries will impress even the pickiest of eaters.
From Caribbean food and classic poutines to Pho galore, our city is boasting with good eats that don't come at a high price, which means you can eat out every night if you want to!
This is a true blessing for anyone who doesn't like to cook or anyone who simply enjoys eating six meals a day.
Montreal is full of incredible spots to eat at — all you have to do is pick one.
Address: 4051, rue St-Hubert, Montreal, QC
Trendy, affordable, and Instagram worthy, Le MTL has a vintage vibe you can't help but adore.
And, best of all, not one dish on its menu is over $21.
Nouilles De Lan Zhou
Address: 1006, blvd. St-Laurent, Montreal, QC
If you're looking to spend under $20 on a great meal, this spot may be for you.
This busy noodle house serves homemade noodles in a slew of broths, all of which are worth trying!
Address: 66, rue St-Viateur O., Montreal, QC | 2145, rue Crescent, Montreal, QC | 4601, rue Notre-Dame O., Montreal, QC
Lloydie's dishes have a lot of flavour and won't cost you a lot.
And, as a bonus, the servings are huge, making it an even better spot to check out — considering as you'll nice and satisfied every time.
Ma Poule Mouillée
Address: 969, rue Rachel E., Montreal, QC
This casual Portuguese grill makes some of the best grilled chicken sandwiches in the city.
And, if that's not your thing, they also cook up some tasty poutines and other menu items, all of which are affordable!
Address: 351, av. Laurier E., Montreal, QC
Everyone loves a good poutine and this spot is known for making one of the best. And, it's not expensive, making it taste even better.
Gite Maamm Bolduc
Address: 4351, av. de Lorimier, Montreal, QC
From the cool atmosphere to the amazing poutines, this Montreal spot has been cooking up greatness for over 45 years.
Address: 1404, rue Drummond, Montreal, QC
Although it's currently only open for takeout, Joes Panini is one of those classic Montreal cheap eats spots.
Not only are the sandwiches affordable but they're so full of flavour you can't help but go back time and time again.
Pho Bang New York
Address: 1001, blvd. St-Laurent, Montreal, QC
As the winter slowly approaches, this eatery is ideal for anyone looking for something warm to eat.
From the amazing soups to the tasty fried rice, this is an affordable and delicious option for any foodie.
Le Vieux Velo
Address: 59, rue Beaubien E., Montreal, QC
This trendy breakfast spot is known for cooking up tasty and affordable dishes that'll leave your taste buds tingling.
Arepera du Plateau
Address: 73, rue Prince-Arthur E., Montreal, QC
Arepera KNOWS how to make flavour-filled dishes. You can get one of its tasty menu options for take-out and enjoy a nice walk down St-Laurent!
Address: 3751, rue St-Urbain, Montreal, QC
Station Berlin is another take-out only spot right now, but it's so close to Mount Royal that you can grab your tasty German eats and have a little picnic on the mountain.
May you never have to break the bank for a good meal again!