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“Excellent Smoked meat and great atmosphere”
Review of Lester's Deli

Lester's Deli
Ranked #191 of 6,372 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$15
Cuisines: Deli
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Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Outremont
Description: 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!
Reviewed 27 June 2018

Was brought here by some locals while visiting in April and was not disappointed. The deli has a classic interior, that is authentic and not try hard like some places and the staff are very friendly. The food, however, is the real reason to come here. The smoked meat sandwiches are absolutely amazing, with tender and tasty meat piled high. The bread isn't too heavy, so the meat is the main event. The special comes with fries, pickle and a drink. We also had their carrot cake, which was a huge portion, but really tasty.

This isn't the cheapest place in Montreal, maybe a couple of dollars more than some places, but it's absolutely worth it.

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Thank EoghanB26
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Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

Decided this visit to Montreal to go for smoked meat where the locals go. Not only was there no line down the street but the sandwhich was fresh and delicious. The service was friendly and welcoming. Highly recommend!

Thank Julie J
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

Loved the food and beer, the service was friendly. perfect digs for a hot afternoon lunch in Outrement.

Thank curbarn
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Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

Lester’s was recommended by a local as having the best smoked meat in MTL. Although tasty and fun to be there, I wouldn’t call it the best. It comes down to something with the texture of the meat- Lester’s lingered a little toward bologna in taste also. They do sell the kryovac packs to go, which is nice for a fix at home but still not the same. I will say the staff at Lester’s were awesome- quick and efficient and the decor was classic! I would go back to try something else from the menu.

Thank 45hl3yc
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

Second time to Lester's. Lester's offers what Schwartz's offers but less hype, less crowds and it is just as if not better.
Had the classic smoked meat sandwich. Very generous portion. Moist and tasty.
The decor is very fun and eclectic. You can tell there is a lot of history here.
It is not fancy but worth checking out.

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Thank Colleen S
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