Decarie Hot Dog

Decarie Hot Dog[1] (French: Décarie Hot Dogs; founded 1969)[2] is a greasy spoon diner counter restaurant and landmark located in Ville Saint-Laurent, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on Decarie Boulevard, near its intersection with Côte-Vertu Boulevard (and Metro station and transit terminus). It specializes in hot dogs and french fries, and it is famed for its fries, poutine and Montreal-style steamies[3][4][5]and it is reputed to have one of the best poutines in Montreal,[6] as well as in Canada.[7] In addition it is reputed for having some of the best hot dogs in Montreal.[8][9][10][11][12][13] As such, it has appeared in some guides about Montreal.[14] Being a local landmark, several local celebrities have eaten at the restaurant, these include Rene Angelil, mayors of Montreal and mayors of Saint-Laurent, former leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Stephane Dion, pro-athletes of the local teams.[15][16] With the development of the new public square, Place Rodolphe-Rousseau[17], associated with the metro station, across the street from the Decarie Hot Dog building, a full wall mural as painted onto the building. The artwork was painted by Dodo Ose of AShop Studio. The painting, L’Envol, a collaboration between the artist, Ville Saint-Laurent, the owners of Decarie Hot Dog, the Vriniotis family, was made to represent the owners' Greek heritage with the mythological topic of Pegasi.[18][19] The Vriniotis family established the eatery, and as of its 50th anniversary, in 2019, still operates it. During its first 50 years, the menu has not changed except for pricing, and the addition of poutine in 1984. For its 50th, limited renovations were done to the restaurant, which itself is housed in a building that at the time was a century old.[20]

(English:) Decarie Hot Dog
(French:) Décarie Hot Dogs
Restaurant information
Food typeNorth American-Quebecois fast food / Greasy spoon / Diner
Street address953 Decarie Boulevard
CityVille Saint-Laurent
Burough of Montreal
CountyGreater Montreal
Postal/ZIP CodeH4L 3M3
Coordinates45°30′49″N 73°40′53″W
Seating capacity7 + standing room + 16 patio


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  2. Ian Harrison (7 July 2014). "The 50 Most Iconic Meat Dishes in Montreal". Eater Montreal.
  3. "Burger 172: Décarie Hot Dog". Mr. Lew'S Great Burger Search. 22 December 2012.
  4. "There's Always Time for Hot Dogs – Decarie Hot Dog". Shut Up And Eat. 4 September 2013.
  5. (in French) Simon Dessurealt (22 January 2015). "Où trouver le meilleur steamé?". Journal de Montreal. ISSN 0839-5179.
  6. Kristian Rouse-Robinson (22 August 2016). "Montreal's Most Loved Poutine". Viva Lifestyle & Travel.
  7. "Canada's Top Eight Poutines". Vice. 22 March 2001. ISSN 1077-6788. Cite magazine requires |magazine= (help)
  8. "Take a Bite of these Top (Hot) Dogs". The Gazette (Montreal). 15 July 2014. ISSN 0384-1294.
  9. Katherine Sehl (12 February 2014). "Where to eat iconic Montreal food - 10 iconic Montreal meals". Thrillist.
  10. Katherine Sehl (20 November 2013). "These Are Montreal's Finest Hot Dog Joints". Thrillist.
  11. "Best of MTL 2015: Food & Drink". Cult MTL. 11 May 2015. Cite magazine requires |magazine= (help)
  12. "Best of MTL 2014: Food & Drink". Cult MTL. 5 May 2014. Cite magazine requires |magazine= (help)
  13. "Best of MTL 2013: Food & Drink". Cult MTL. 13 June 2013. Cite magazine requires |magazine= (help)
  14. Access Montréal and Québec City. 1994. p. 77. ISBN 0062770799.
  15. Bonnie Wurst (24 August 2017). "Valérie Plante – Pre-election Marathon seeing 19 Boroughs". The Times Montreal. ISSN 1489-5595.
  16. Chelsea Berne (14 March 2013). "Montreal's New Fast Food Landmark Decarie Hot Dog". Montréalités Eats. Montrealites.
  17. Robert Rousseau
  18. (in French) Johanna Pellus (22 August 2017). "Nouvelle murale sur Décarie". Les Nouvelles Saint-Laurent. Metro (newspaper). TC Media.
  19. DH Montreal (14 September 2017). "Take a look at Saint-Laurent's newest Greek mythology mural". Daily Hive.
  20. Domenic Fazioli (2 January 2019). "A Family's Passion". Nouvelles/News Saint Laurent. Métro Média. p. 5.
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