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Lester's Deli

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1057 Ave Bernard O. | Outremont, Montreal, Quebec H2V 1V1, Canada
+1 514-213-1313
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“smoked meat” (87 reviews)
“sandwich” (31 reviews)
“fries” (40 reviews)
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Canadian, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1057 Ave Bernard O. | Outremont, Montreal, Quebec H2V 1V1, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My brother and wife from Hamilton and my other brother and his wife from Vancouver were here for New Years and wanted to go to the other infamous smoked meat restaurant as they have numerous times before. I told them that Lester's was much closer...More

Thank Lids1961
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I have been going to Lesters for years and we love it. One of the top smoke meat sandwiches in the world in our view! Pickles, black cherry soda, hand cut fries and the best smoked meat around. Love the place with...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 21 November 2017

My mother lives in Outremont on the same street as Lesters. We grew up there and at least once a month I either pick up the smoked meat for my mother or we go there. Went there last week. Service was great, the smoked meat...More

Thank Kim B
Reviewed 15 November 2017

This is THE place the locals go, nothing pretentious but the sandwiches are awesome!! This is my favorite smoked meat place in Montreal and the Jumbo ARE man sized with a dill pickle - spectacular!! This is NOT a tourist spot just a local great...More

Thank whtr
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

As someone who's originally from Montréal and who still returns to the city regularly, I do appreciate my smoked meat. On this trip, I had the opportunity to try Lester's Deli. The good: The fresh-cut French fries were really excellent. I am generally not the...More

Thank UrbanCritic
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

A friend told us this was the deli to go to and they were right! My BF was overwhelmed by the brisket sandwich and I am now a lover of a good bagel. The team are friendly and genuine and a lot of fun. Just...More

Thank Samfajane
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Great Smoked mead sandwich! Wonderful old style Deli managed by the same family for over 60 years. Everything house made. If you want the real thing, away from the tourists traps, that’s the place! Don’t miss the smoked meat sandwich in this place!

Thank JLA2012
Reviewed 5 October 2017

This isnt as good as Schwartz however it was a very close second place. The smoke meat was very tender and the price was definitely reasonable

Thank jbillysongwriter
Reviewed 28 September 2017

I was surprised at how good a Lester's smoked meat sandwich was, particularly in comparison to Schwartz's which disappointed on this last visit. Great combo with fresh-cut fries and a large dill pickle. Pleasant service, nice patio in hip Outremont. Recommended.

Thank YukonRoadKing
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Love the place with it’s authentic atmosphere and tasty menu. Very friendly people. Watch out for the guy with the mustard bottle... Just saying!

Thank Alex B
Outremont, a quaint residential district just north of
Downtown, is a peaceful, low-key setting known for its
mod cafes and bistros, and some of the best walking
territory Montreal has to offer. Visitors can explore
the flowering parks and manor estates of Maplewood
Street, then window-shop the popular bakeries and
coffeehouses on main arteries of Chemin de la
Côte-Sainte-Catherine and Rue Van Horne. The modern
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1057 Ave Bernard O. | Outremont, Montreal, Quebec H2V 1V1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Outremont
  • Neighbourhood: Outremont
  • Phone Number: +1 514-213-1313
  • E-mail
Family delicatessen in the heart of Montreal for over 65 years. Serving the finest Montreal smoked meat, hand cut french fries, 100% beef hot dogs, award winning poutines and of course AAA rib steaks. Warm and welcoming staff, retro setting and our terrasse during the warm months are the perfect setting any time of day!
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