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“Smoked Meat Heaven - Gotta Go” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Jarry Smoke Meat

Jarry Smoke Meat
Ranked #906 of 5,655 Restaurants in Montreal
Cuisines: Canadian, Steakhouse, Pizza, Barbecue, Delicatessen
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: Saint-Leonard
Montreal, Canada
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116 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Smoked Meat Heaven - Gotta Go”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014

If you really want to experience what authentic Montreal Smoked Meat tastes like, then you gotta go to Jarry. Forget all the other restaurants - go see Lou and Alex at Jarry. They have the genuine stuff - no one else even comes close, despite the hype you may hear. Over the many years I've been around - I'm an old geezer - Jarry does it right. This is a family owned place that takes its time preparing the meat so that it tastes perfect. They don't rush the process. They use a secret recipe that Alex's father created ages ago. Alex is there everyday to ensure that things are done right. And Lou hand-carves the smoked meat with care and with that "masters touch".

Hand cutting really makes a huge difference versus machine cutting, which other places do to try to save a few bucks. Lou refuses to use a machine - never has, never will. He's an artist when it comes to hand-carving the meat. As a result, you get tender, juicy meat that tastes like heaven. Machine cutting kills the taste of smoked meat and drains the juices out of the meat.

Lou and Alex don't cheat with machines. They are proud to maintain the so-called old fashioned traditions of serving the very best smoked meat - anywhere!!

Ya gotta go to Jarry - ask for Lou or Alex - and enjoy being in smoked meat heaven. After all, you deserve to have the very best.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • English first
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English first
Toronto, Canada
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68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Classic smoked meat and poutine”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

If you're in need and a smoked meat or poutine fix, this joint will do quite the trick. It's not overly fancy inside but the food is good and the service is fast and friendly. I've eaten here a few times and it's always a crowd pleaser.

Visited May 2014
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Thank Haidasun
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Canada
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Very small portions”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2014

For the price of a sandwich, I should at least get more than a couple of slices of meat. It's not like this is a 3 star Michelin where I pay for the name and the reputation of the chef. Small small size sandwich and increasingly greedy owners.Very poor quality price ratio. The place is a hole and next to a car garage, why would we go there if it wasn't for a descent size sandwich ??

  • Visited April 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Pescatore_10
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Montreal, Canada
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72 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Smoke meat heaven”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2014

This large, family style restaurant has the best smoked meat in Montreal. It is fresh, juicy and generous. I especially love the booths and the great service by the waitresses, who have been there for years. While there, try the lemon pie or the cheesecake. Yummy. And, affordable. There is no bar or outdoor seating, which is why I rated terrible. Not a negative for me.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Booky17
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Montreal, Canada
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90 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Hit the spot”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2014

Went in a t 11:30 at night only to find a full restaurant.
Open 24 hrs
Very friendly, attentive staff made our group of seven feel comfortable and well taken care of, even at that late hour.

Food was well prepared and quickly served.
Smoked meat poutine was really good, fresh cut potatoes.

Smoked meat sandwich was topped up and meat was lean and tasty.

overall great value, atmosphere and variety on menu.

Was my first time, will not be my last...Enjoy.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MTLCRUISEFAMILY
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