Fodor's Expert Review Schwartz's Delicatessen

$$ The Plateau Casual Fodor's Choice

You simply haven't really eaten in Montréal if you haven't eaten at Schwartz's, Canada’s oldest deli. This Montréal classic has zero frills décor-wise, yet crowds have been coming since 1928 for a thick and legendary smoked-meat sandwich on rye with mustard. The cooks do such an excellent job at curing, smoking, and slicing beef brisket that even when it's 20 below zero, locals (and celebrity visitors) endure the consistently long lines.  Try to avoid lunch and dinner hours, as the wait is particularly long. If you're in a rush, use the takeout counter next door.

Casual Lunch Dinner Quick Bite $$ Fodor's Choice Family Jewish Deli

Quick Facts

3895 boul. St-Laurent
Montréal, Québec  H2W 1X9, Canada


Known For:
  • Local institution
  • Sandwiches with smoked meat marinated in herbs and spices
  • Long wait for a table
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Reservations not accepted

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