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Dunn's Famous

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Centre-Ville (Downtown)
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1249 Metcalfe, Montreal, Quebec H3B 2V5, Canada
+1 514-395-1927
00:00 - 23:59
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped in after a concert at the Bell Centre for a late night snack and were very satisfied. Very tasty smoked meats and prompt service.

Thank Benjamin C
Edmonton, Canada
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went on my own for lunch and sat at the bar. They have those wonderful red plush diner stools! I had the Smoked Meat Bagel lunch special, which came with fries, a coleslaw, pickle, and soup to start. Huge amount of food for just $11.

Thank Mack M
Tampa, Florida
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147 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

do yourself a favor and do not get sucked into the "world famous" moniker of this restaurant. It is a nice old school feel inside and the service is good, unfortunately the food is not very good. Burgers cooked to death, smoked meat plate looked good but meat had zero flavor and coke slaw was not good. Find a better... More 

Thank CabKings
Thornhill, Canada
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580 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had eaten at Dunn's years back and remember it for juicy, succulent corned beef - a little fatty but oh, so tasty.. Well, this time was different. A little dry with regular rye instead of requested dark and more peppery than I remembered. Maybe I got the end piece? The accompanying fries were dark and well fried, possibly refried,... More 

Thank AMsays
Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I visited this past weekend, and the service we received was very attentive and friendly. However, the food we ordered was not fantastic. He ordered the salmon, I ordered a honey mustard salad, and we both shared the smoked meat poutine that had little gravy. The meals were not bad, but since we were only in Montreal... More 

Thank afoley84
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great staff and service, also bilingual. Had the smoked meat on a bagel, was very delicious. A must eat in Montreal

Thank Connor S
Burlington VT. USA
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71 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Last time I ate at Dunn's downtown it was on Rue St. Catherine ............... this time I ate at the newer location on Metcalfe .................. the staff was attentive and the service good. I tried the rib steak, medium rare without seasoning or sauce with French fries and coleslaw. It tasted like it did back at Expo 67 It was... More 

Thank JonNormandin
Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a honey mustard chicken salad . The ingredients were very fresh with warm grlled chicken . Best salad I had in a long time. My husband had chicken Cesar wrap that he thought was tasty. The service as quick and the waitress was friendly .

Thank ajzielinski
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although I had been to Montreal many times, this was my first trip to Dunn's. I was impressed with the option of having my smoked meat sandwich lean, medium or fatty. I took the advice of the knowledgeable and friendly staff and ordered medium. The sandwich was delicious! The hand cut fries were hot and the coleslaw the right mix... More 

1 Thank Susan D
Region of Waterloo, Canada
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked in to grab a quick sandwich for takeout, and were not disappointed. Our server was a bit abrupt, though she gave us some patience when we had to choose between fat, medium, and lean. Go for the food, can't really judge much on service. Our food did arrive fast, hot, and HUGE. Portions are fair for pricing, and... More 

Thank Chrisy B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$16
Bar, Canadian, American, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1249 Metcalfe, Montreal, Quebec H3B 2V5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Centre-Ville (Downtown)
  • Neighbourhood: Centre-Ville (Downtown)
  • Phone Number: +1 514-395-1927

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Centre-Ville (Downtown)
Montreal's towering skyline is concentrated in the Downtown area, its nexus of commerce and commercialism. A suffusion of luxury hotels, flagship stores, high-end restaurants, and corporate headquarters characterize the neighborhood, which by nightfall transforms from a business district into a youth-culture hotspot, with hip bars, clubs, and restaurants heavily peopled by students and young professionals. The once-seat of millionaire's 'Golden Square Mile', an incongruity of stately mansions and dapper brownstones sit between glass skyscrapers, creating a visually lush urban landscape. Beneath the sidewalks lay the Underground City, the world's largest below-ground mall, a labyrinth of over 1,500 shops and eateries that echo the profusion of cafes, gallerias, cinemas, and fashion outlets above. From the scholarly array at McGill University to the carousing crowds of Rue Crescent, visit Downtown to shop by day for what you'll wear there by night.
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