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Lester's Deli

1057 Ave Bernard O. | Outremont, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
+1 514-213-1313
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“smoked meat” (78 reviews)
“rye bread” (9 reviews)
“sandwich” (28 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 21:00All hours
Canadian, Delicatessen
$$ - $$$
1057 Ave Bernard O. | Outremont, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
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1 - 10 of 132 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Their so so-called smoked meat is a bologna product that is shaped like brisket. It does not have the taste or texture of actual smoked meat and I am not sure how they get away with this. I'm guessing that tourists who have never had...More

Thank LepkeB
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Stopped here on the way out of town to get some smoked meat to take home. Wow was their smoked meat good. I had read that this place is where the locals went to get away from the crowds at the more famous place nearby....More

Thank Thero_Kenman
Reviewed 10 August 2017

was there yesterday and believe me its 1 of the best Smoke Meat I ever had portion is great service is very good and will be back

Thank ronpare8
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We took a walking tour of Jewish food in Montreal, and then went to dinner at another Jewish style restaurant on our own. Nothing compared to the smoked meat at Lesters. It is truly an authentic deli that stands on its products and service rather...More

1  Thank WashCaps
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Left much better educated in what needs to be done to have a successful and exceptional evening with loved ones. Our freshly cooked brisket was pre-sliced on the spot and vacuum sealed in plastic, we got their inhouse mustard, pickels and coleslaw and two pre...More

Thank Eric M
Reviewed 14 July 2017

We were five people, we started with orders of karnatzel, hadn't had this in a while, served with mustard on rye bread - yummy. All of us had their 'special', which is a smoked meat sandwich, fries, one whole pickle cut in quarters, and soft...More

Thank MarlonRU
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Thank you guys!!!! We were recommended this place by our bike tour guide Darren. We wanted a local and well known place to try smoked meat! oMG!!! This was great. Our first time in Montreal from NYC and I must say thank you Lester's for...More

Thank Kimberly M
Reviewed 25 June 2017

I visit Montreal several times a year. I always make it a habit to get smoked meat. Never made it to Lesters before, but had heard great things so stopped in. So glad I did. Located on a nice neighbourhood street, the inside is all...More

Thank FerTravel
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

I walked a fair distance to enjoy my lunch at Lester's and must confess I was a little disappointed at the outcome, when compared to the glowing reviews on this site. The smoked meat sandwich was fine, but nothing out of the ordinary, while perhaps...More

Thank Rob P
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Our friends live around the corner from here and we went with them for lunch after visiting The Belvedere. We all went for the smoked meat sandwich and fries along with a beer each. Boy, was it good. Our server was friendly and upfront about...More

Thank Nemesis13
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Canadian, Delicatessen
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1057 Ave Bernard O. | Outremont, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Quebec City
  • Phone Number: +1 514-213-1313
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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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