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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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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good41%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“smoked meat” (54 reviews)
“reuben” (11 reviews)
“rye bread” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
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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31 - 40 of 149 reviews

Reviewed August 22, 2017

During our time in YVR, we managed to get to Dunn's twice. OMG, it was great. I dont have a clue what else was on the menu. I appreciated that you order your sandwich by weight. Nice quick lunch.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank damrae
Reviewed August 19, 2017

Heard good reports about Dunn's. It's right close to the Orpheum on Seymour just a short block from the Granville strip. We stopped in for lunch one day. Service was friendly. Sandwiches do not come with fries nor other sides. All are ala carte. We...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Johann806
Reviewed August 3, 2017

This is an old restaurant that specializes in Montreal style smoked meat- essential brisket that has been smoked. Has a large selection of interesting other foods, all fairly traditional deli items. The traditional smoked meat sandwiches come in several sizes, on rye bread, with a...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank frequentraveler13
Reviewed June 20, 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.

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank bluestang
Reviewed June 11, 2017

Came by for lunch one day and glad we did. Dunn's is famous everywhere you go for the smoked meat sandwich and it did not disappoint here also. Great food.

Date of visit: January 2017
Thank Tony M
Reviewed May 25, 2017

I liked this place, the food is way back in time, wholesome and flavoursome. The music, ambiance, and period café style make it quite special. Don't over order, they advised us to take a half portion starter and we still struggled. Beers are good too,...More

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank Sparkyfletch
Reviewed May 21, 2017

My photographer pal and I were parking and spotted Dunn's across the street. We had intended going for a burger but the thought of a Reuben was just too tempting. It did not disappoint. Dunn's does a very nice version, but the showstopper was the...More

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank Nigel H
Reviewed April 25, 2017

Believe it or not you can find a great Montreal smoke meat sandwich at Dunn's in Vancouver. Forget the combo sandwiches and just order the 8 oz smoke meat sandwich juicy. Well worth the calories!

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank Dealmaker752
Reviewed April 18, 2017

Went with friends to Dunn's while on vacation. So amazing that we went twice. The smoked meat is a la Dunn's and Schwartz's in Montreal, a bit flakey. The rye bread is ultra fresh, just the right amount of sponginess. Really nice. I always go...More

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank David_S_2013
Reviewed April 10, 2017

If you have a passion for Montreal Smoked meat, then Dunn's on Seymour, just south of Robson is the place to go to in Vancouver. Authentic. The smoked meat is exactly what you'd expect from a Montreal deli, in your choice of lean, medium or...More

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank BobB732
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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June 1, 2017|
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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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