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The Main Deli Steak House

) #339 of 4,747 Restaurants in Montreal $ , , Delicatessen
3864 boulevard St. Laurent, Montreal, Quebec H2W 1Y2, Canada
+1 514-843-8126
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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“latkes” (10 reviews)
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Diner, Canadian, Delicatessen
3864 boulevard St. Laurent, Montreal, Quebec H2W 1Y2, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

Had a simple quick lunch of a smoked meat on rye and a beer. Very tasty smoked meat, melts in your mouth, bread and mustard were fine, but just a delivery system for the meat. I'll be back.

Thank Keltic5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recommended to me by new local friends. Not as crowded, not as good as the more famous place across the street. Still, a very good sandwich.

Thank TravelinAlan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had to wait a while to get noticed and then served. We then ordered the turkey sandwich and the poutine to share. The turkey sandwich was good but without a doubt the poutine was the best we had in the city that weekend. Would...More

Thank Travellover6128
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here thinking I'd be able to easily find something gluten free to eat. Got a blank 'no I don't think we have anything'. I told the server then to go do her job and ask the chef. She apparently did and said they said...More

Thank lizzlizzlizz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we didn't have time to wait on the long line for Schwartz's Deli across the street, I made the terrible decision to eat here. First of all, the waitress constantly came over during the first few minutes for our order even though we barely...More

Thank Rhonda554
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We set out to find the best Jewish deli in Montreal and headed for Schwartz’s. There was a line outside and a stench in the air, so we crossed Boulevard St. Laurent and ducked into Main Deli where there were lots of empty tables. The...More

Thank AlwaysOnLocation
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

This past Sunday I organized a trip to Montreal for a group of 27 people. Part of the day involved a lunch stop. Luckily I connected with the Main Deli Steak House. We had a great meal that included everything from wonderful smoked meat sandwiches,...More

Thank Vtred-48
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Visited Montréal nearly a decade ago and tried this and the other place, and found we liked the smoked meat here better. It's still very good and service very quick as we were in early.

Thank YVRcockroach
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Ordered latkas very badly done. Have had them bfr not same now probably bought frozen and just deep-fry them ... apple sauce store bought. Disappointed

Thank Aphrodite B
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Food was good but not great. I read it was better than Schwartz's but this is not the case. Was nice to be able to sit down and relax but it's clear now to me that Schwartz's smoked meat is better. Service was very cold...More

1  Thank MikeI283BL
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Diner, Canadian, Delicatessen
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 05:00
10:00 - 05:00
10:00 - 05:00
10:00 - 05:00
10:00 - 05:00
10:00 - 05:00
10:00 - 05:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3864 boulevard St. Laurent, Montreal, Quebec H2W 1Y2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Le Plateau Mont-Royal
  • Neighbourhood: Le Plateau Mont-Royal
  • Phone Number: +1 514-843-8126
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