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Dunn's Famous

$$ - $$$, Deli,
827 Seymour St | at Robson St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 3L4, Canada
+1 604-682-8938
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good42%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“smoked meat” (53 reviews)
“reuben” (11 reviews)
“sandwiches” (30 reviews)
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Canadian, Deli, Diner
$$ - $$$
827 Seymour St | at Robson St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 3L4, Canada
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Dunn's Famous
1. From MTL to the world
"Their specialty is "smoked" brisket which is an eastern Canadian"
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2. Best Smoked Meat in Vancouver
"style diner with probably the best Montreal smoked meat sandwich"
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3. Cheesecake recipe since 1927
"highlight came with dessert - truly the best cheesecake i've ever had"
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141 - 149 of 149 reviews

Reviewed April 15, 2012

You will not find cheesecake like dunn's anywhere else but at Dunn's and it's worth the trip. Outstandingly different. The smoked meat is okay, but firstly,you cna't possibly claim to be an authentic deli if you serve it on sourdough rye bread. I know this...More

Thank Portnoff
Reviewed March 27, 2012

Ordered a famous montreal smoked meat benny. Plannned to visit Montreal one day...now i am not so sure. The hollandaise was out of a packet, tasted awful and was lumpy....and whatever poor creature supplied the 'meat' (i use the word loosely) must have died of...More

1  Thank sirstig
Reviewed March 19, 2012

Famous Dunn's from Montreal now famous in Vancouver! Before the Montreal Canadians / Canucks game it seemed perfect to go for Famous Montreal Smoked Meat and some Poutine! Had been planning this for awhile and , it was beyond expectation! Huge menu, though knew Smoked...More

1  Thank Rudy E
Reviewed March 5, 2012

We went twice for lunch at work. Recommend reservations, as this place is packed - we arrived early at 11:45 and by noon there wasn't a seat to be had. Menu is extensive, with great lunch fare - sandwiches, burgers, etc. - even a couple...More

1  Thank VancouverHolidaymom
Reviewed February 13, 2012

My husband and I split the Famous Reuben Sandwich as recommended by our waiter at the Vancouver Dunn's. It was HUGE and more than enough for the two of us. My husband ate his half and a quarter of the sandwich was more than enough...More

1  Thank sherry326
Reviewed February 4, 2012

A friend suggested we go there after she and her husband had already experience a great lunch. Just being two women, we shared a big Montreal smoked meat sandwich that came with awesome fries and slaw. Totally wonderful and I though the fries were fantastic,...More

1  Thank nuwife
Reviewed January 15, 2012

This is not Southern BBQ We anticipated the journey and had our choices picked before we arrived. The Rueban with pickle + coleslaw (vinegry, not sweet) was a very filling meal. I orderred the medium brisket and it came as rememberred; melts in your mouth...More

2  Thank bobidelta
Reviewed January 3, 2012

If you not a lover of montreal smoked meat, do not go here! My boyfriend and I live in the neighbourhood and thought we'd try out Dunn's for dinner. He had a montreal smoked sandwich which he found reasonably tasty. I decided on the bbq...More

2  Thank sneaknsmiles
Reviewed December 31, 2011

We've been starved of a decent Jewish deli in Vancouver. I really didn't expect much but was pleasantly surprised. The smoked meat platter was piled high medium fat as ordered. Dunn's lets you order lean, medium, medium fat or fat. What a treat, flavorful and...More

2  Thank reptilevancouver
Granville Street
Granville Street spans many, multiple city blocks and
has become so fastidiously known for its nightclubs
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
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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
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$12
Canadian, Deli, Diner
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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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