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The Main Deli Steak House

) #282 of 4,773 Restaurants in Montreal $ , , Delicatessen
3864 boulevard St. Laurent, Montreal, Quebec H2W 1Y2, Canada
+1 514-843-8126
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good41%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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Diner, Canadian, Delicatessen
3864 boulevard St. Laurent, Montreal, Quebec H2W 1Y2, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We did not want to wait at Schwartz's so our guide suggested the main deli right across the street. We got a nice table outside and had amazing service and great food. My wife and I shared the Reuben which was easily big enough for...More

Thank Chuck M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Went on a very busy Saturday lunch for a fantastic smoked meat and we sat on the terrace. The server Emilie was very helpful telling tourists where to go and what to do next not to mention the excellent service we received from her. The...More

Thank joseepigeon
Reviewed 1 week ago

Authentic wit a menu of many other deli delights. My wife and I when we can't get to go too far for s & m we drive to the Main

Thank Robert V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came for the traditional pulled pork sandwich and were not disappointed! Pickel on the side - loved it!

Thank GosiaM555
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A local tipped us off to this after we saw the long line across the street. The smoked meat was fantastic and the wait staff was efficient.

Thank tom_crab
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Smoked meat sandwich was great -- I had one for lunch and then asked for a deconstructed one (separately wrapped meat, bread and mustard) to take on the plane for the trip home. (I think my seat mate was drooling when I pulled it out...More

Thank Kenneth W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're looking for a great smoked meat sandwich, go to the Main. Sit outside and watch the line at Schwartz's which is across the street. You won't get a better sandwich. And, everything else we had with the sandwich was delicious. Also, this was...More

Thank 2atthebar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worst service & disappointing meal I think because we were tourist , we were taken advantage of. Ordered the poutine which was cold and forget about the smoke meat sandwich. It was just FAT. The waitress kept coming over to us in the beginning, then...More

Thank ny50srates
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is directly across the street from Schwartz'. It is a diner where you can sit and order and eat in. We arrived after the lunch rush and walked right up to a table (no wait). The food was fantastic. We had smoked meat sandwiches,...More

2  Thank West90
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

congrats to Main for placing themselves right across the street from the overrated Schwartz's that always seems to have a line up. I'm so glad I ventured across the street to try out the smoked meat here - it is way better!!! Service was good,...More

1  Thank ddkphotos
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  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Diner, Canadian, Delicatessen
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 05:00
10:00 - 05:00
10:00 - 05:00
10:00 - 05:00
10:00 - 05:00
10:00 - 05:00
10:00 - 05:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3864 boulevard St. Laurent, Montreal, Quebec H2W 1Y2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Le Plateau Mont-Royal
  • Neighbourhood: Le Plateau Mont-Royal
  • Phone Number: +1 514-843-8126
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