Montreal eats on a budget?

Nov 13th, 2002, 07:25 AM
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Montreal eats on a budget?

Have a free room (long story!) at the Intercontinental Hotel near Old Montreal. I really need some budget type restaurants - sandwiches, salad, etc. type restaurants - I'll be on my own. Would sure appreciate some recommendatins as I am on a very tight budget. Thanks.
Nov 13th, 2002, 07:44 AM
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Don't worry, you'll be able to find a lot of places just by walking around.

My personal favorites cheap eats, all below $10 CAD ($6.50 US):

- Café Griffintown (Notre-Dame ouest, between de la Montagne and Guy). Pasta & sandwiches. Closes at 19:00 hrs weekdays, 16:00 hrs week-ends.
- Café Va-et-vient: (Notre-Dame ouest, near Laporte). Salads, sandwiches, burgers.
- Chez Émile Bertrand (Notre-Dame ouest, corner de La Montagne) Steamies & poutine, home-made spruce beer.
- Amir (Eaton Center Food Court): best shish taouk in town.
- Ruebin's (Ste-Catherine & McGill College): Excellent smoked meat sandwiches.
- Taverne Magnan: (St-Patrick & Charlevoix.) French-Canadian fare. Many excellent daily specials under $10. Good burgers.
- Mont-Royal hot-dog: (Mont-Royal & Fabre). Excellent greasy spoon, in the heart of the Plateau.

... and 100's of others.

Nov 13th, 2002, 08:15 AM
Brian Kilgore
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The food court under the Queen Elizabeth Hotel, which is part of Central Station.

Reasonably priced sandwiches that meet the culinary dictates of Quebecois gourmets.

Dunn's, on St. Catherines, for Monteal smoked meat.

There's a great cafeteria (or used to be) in the enclosed laneway at the back of the Intercontinental, where there is (or used to be) a genuine piece of the Berlin Wall.

When you're walking west on St. Catherines, continue as far as Guy Street, and go into the newish-looking development there, and continue to the west end to the bagel bakery, then visit a cheese shop there, and a fruit store there. Make your own sandwiches.

Have fun.

Nov 13th, 2002, 08:36 AM
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Dunn's has move to Phillips Square.
Nov 13th, 2002, 12:47 PM
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Where is Philips Square? Is it in Old Montreal?
Nov 13th, 2002, 02:50 PM
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Phillips Square is on Ste-Catherine, on block east of University St. Across from The Bay store (ex-Morgan's).
Nov 13th, 2002, 02:53 PM
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Forgot to add:
There is a cluster of Noodle Shops on Ste-Catherine ouest, west of St-Mathieu.
Cheap & very popular with Concordia University students.
Nov 14th, 2002, 10:39 AM
Tim Pearson
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Concordia is pathetic. It's basically just filled with students who couldn't get into McGill.

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