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Schwartz's Delicatessen

  • 3895 boul. St-Laurent Map It
  • The Plateau
  • Deli
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 10/26/2015

Fodor's Review

This Montréal classic has no frills and could use a decor update, but that's all really beside the point because eating here is all about the thick and legendary sandwiches. There simply is no such thing as sampling the Montréal food scene and not stopping at Schwartz's, the oldest deli in all of Canada. The cooks do such a good job of curing, smoking, and slicing beef brisket that even when it's 20 below zero, locals don't mind lining up to get a seat. Fodorites agree, it's worth the wait for the smoked meat sandwich on rye, with fries. Both Angelina Jolie and Halle Berry couldn't resist the medium-fat sandwich. Try to avoid lunch and dinner hours, as the wait is particularly long. If you're in a rush, use the takeout counter next door.

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3895 boul. St-Laurent, Montréal, Québec, H2W 1X9, Canada

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Published 10/26/2015


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