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Dunn's Famous

$$ - $$$
827 Seymour St | at Robson St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 3L4, Canada
+1 604-682-8938
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good40%
  • Average21%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“smoked meat” (52 reviews)
“reuben” (10 reviews)
“coleslaw” (12 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Canadian
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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827 Seymour St | at Robson St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 3L4, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The matzo ball soup reminded me of my grandmother's. The matzo ball was soft yet firm and the broth had a mild chicken flavor. The smoked meat was flavorful, but it essentially tasted like corned beef to me so I'm not sure how it was...More

Thank jennypenny_sea
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 20 June 2017

This place is one of those hidden gems. Sort of old style diner with probably the best Montreal smoked meat sandwich I've ever had. Saw it on the TV found it and ate there twice out of our 5 night stay.

Thank bluestang
Reviewed 7 November 2017

My wife and I stopped in for a quick lunch prior to a symphonic performance on October 29, since the theatre was only a half block away. While we were making our selections on the menu, I looked around and noticed a few things that...More

Thank Danylo46
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

The service was excellent and wait staff very helpful. The food is homely and generous but don't expect gourmet offerings. It is a place with a long history and the pastrami was very good. They have poutine which is a local dish.

Thank eileen m
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Great little spot. A little hard to find but we made it. At first we were a little unsure. But we settled checked out the menu. Our server was fantastic and the food was amazing. It definitely lives up to its reputation. We have the...More

Thank Lhuggi1
Reviewed 11 October 2017

If you're thinking of eating healthy this won't be the place you should visit. Everything is greasy and yummy. The service is mediocre especially if they are busy. If you enjoy Montreal Smoked Meat than you will love it here.

Thank Atrevanseaprobar
Reviewed 2 October 2017

A friend and I went for a late lunch at Dunn's on a Saturday afternoon. The wait staff were immediately friendly and welcoming as they sat us and helped answer all questions we had about the menu (mostly about size of dishes) as well as...More

Thank SaraM604
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Offering traditional deli fare in a newer place with references to their history and diners in general. My husband was wanting to try Dunns for a good corned beef or smoked beef sandwich. We visited about 6:00 on a Tuesday evening and it was pretty...More

Thank Kermit2010
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

This is a great choice if you're in the mood for a tasty, inexpensive sandwich in a downtown casual atmosphere. Their specialty is "smoked" brisket which is an eastern Canadian specialty that tastes a lot like corned beef. It is offered in various sizes and...More

Thank vailkat
Reviewed 9 September 2017

We were looking for a quick bite before returning to the hotel at 8.00pm. My wife had a Jewish soup and a sandwich and I took the chef's salad. Everything was to our satisfaction. A friendly waitress served us in no hurry, one hour before...More

Thank Etienne S
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Granville Street spans many, multiple city blocks and
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and watering holes that it's fondly nicknamed the
city's 'Entertainment District.' Friday and Saturday
nights are the most popular and lively, with young
revelers taking to the streets in droves and keeping
the party going until late. Granville Street, being
mostly open to pedestrian-only traffic, has a healthy
...More
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Response from John D | Reviewed this property |
Sorry did not see this question, there is parking on the street, but there is a lot facing the restaurant. I usually hit this place if I am downtown for a business meeting of an event, so I grab a parking spot in one of the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$4 - US$12
Cuisine
Canadian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Digital Payments, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 827 Seymour St | at Robson St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 3L4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Granville Street
  • Neighbourhood: Granville Street
  • Phone Number: +1 604-682-8938
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Description
Dunn’s Famous BC recently hosted a grand re-opening on Friday October 9, to offer Vancouverites a true deli experience for both quick lunches and also with the option for sit-down dining. Dunn’s offers a quick and convenient option to buy quality, authentic Montreal smoked meat. Dunn’s is perfect for the urban professional: the helpful servers understand that city workers often have limited time but still want a delicious, hearty lunch, so offer the highest quality meat and deli lunches in the shortest turnaround time. Brand heritage Dunn’s Famous restaurant was founded by Myer Dunn in Montreal in 1927 after he noticed that local clothing factory workers needed a restaurant that could provide quickly prepared, fresh and sustaining food. Due to the unique recipes and high quality standards, Dunn’s Famous quickly became a favourite among Montreal residents and visitors, who flocked to taste the authentic smoked meat. Today, Dunn’s continues its founder’s tradition of excellence by offering a delicious variety of poutines, soups, salads, wraps and a host of other items to delight the taste buds, as well as the signature smoked meat sandwiches. Throughout the years, the one thing that has remained is the commitment to offering authentic recipes made from the finest ingredients – “real food for real people”. There are six Dunn’s Famous restaurants in Canada, including five in Quebec. The newly re-launched Dunn’s Famous in Vancouver is the only franchise in British Columbia and indeed outside of Quebec. Dunn’s Famous BC brings an authentic taste of Montreal and an East Coast staple to the West Coast, allowing visitors and residents alike to experience the best of Canadian food and culture. Food Dunn’s Famous specializes in authentic Montreal smoked meat, an artisan meat product produced from beef brisket that is cured and spiced using old-world techniques before a slow cooking process. It is then steamed again and hand-sliced to order, before being used to create the iconic Canadian Montreal smoked meat sandwich. Dunn’s offers the only hand-sliced Montreal smoked meat in Vancouver; hand-slicing is an art that takes years to perfect and, in many cases, is passed down through generations. Hand-slicing is superior to machine slicing as the latter results in a tougher, more chewy product for two reasons: the meat is cooked for a shorter period of time to ensure it can hold up against the slicer, and it creates uniform slices that are not always against the grain. The smoked meat sandwich is the restaurant’s signature menu item, which is traditionally built with rye bread and piled high with hand-sliced smoked meat with yellow prepared mustard. Dunn’s staff make the sandwiches according to guest specifications, allowing them to choose sandwich size (quarter of a pound, half a pound and one in between for those who just can’t decide), cut of meat (lean, containing very little fat; medium, the most popular choice of cut; medium-fat, a more juicy sandwich; and fat, which contains as much fat as meat) and type of mustard (yellow, grainy, Dijon or hot mustard). Dunn’s commitment to quality means its meat always has a high protein percentage – it’s therefore purer and filled with fewer additives that are so commonly found in other deli-style meats and smoked meats. The extensive menu also includes Canadian and delicatessen favourites, such as a variety of poutines, latkes, Matzoh ball soup, fried pickles and cheesecake. The newly opened delicatessen offers retail items for guests to enjoy at home including pickles, sauerkraut, fresh deli salads and a variety of meats, all made in house.
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