Decarie Hot Dog is one of Montreal’s top destinations for cheap, delicious food. It is one of the best casse-croutes in the city– one of those places you’ll often overhear someone saying they’ve been going there for as long as they can remember.
I must have been six-years-old the first time my Dad brought me to Decarie Hot Dog. The first thing he told me was, “I’ve been coming here for over 20 years!” When something like that is said to you at a young age, it’s bound to create a lasting memory. I’ve been going back ever since, and every time I walk through those doors, it feels like such a special place. If you’ve ever been there, I’m sure you’ve felt the same. If not, you’re in for a real treat.
Food Porn: Greasy and naughty. You know you shouldn’t eat this kind of food too much, but the second you think of eating at Decarie Hot Dog, you have to have it. You know you shouldn’t, but you just can’t resist the feeling of getting that greasy food in your belly.
Atmosphere: Although the food is greasy, Decarie Hot Dog isn’t one of your typical dirty casse-croutes; the whole place is very clean. It’s full all the time, so you may have to wait a little if you plan on getting a seat, but people are usually in and out in five minutes, so hang around, it won’t be too long.
Price: $. I got two hotdogs, their famous fries and a coke for $6.25 + tax. That’s fine. Their prices are very decent for the other menu items too.
Service: Better than your average dive. The staff has been there forever. They’re pros. The second someone stands up to leave, their spot is wiped clean and ready for the next customer in record time.
Afterglow: You know the feeling you have after a one-night stand? The one where you were really desperate and knew you’d regret it immediately after, but was totally worth it in the moment? That.
Drinks: Coke on coke on coke. Coke. They have other soft-drinks if you want, but I’m fully judging you.
- Metro: Cote-Vertu and a 3 min walk to 953 Boulevard Décarie
- Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Poutine, Fries, Greasy Food, Cheap Eats