DINERS? General *and* MTL specific.

Posted on: Tue, 05/08/2007 - 4:07am
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How does everyone feel about eating at DINERS?? In general. (I just realized there are some other threads, but want to leave this one up anyway, hope thats ok...!)

There are a few back home that I would go to frequently without second thought.

I'm also really curious about the really Quebecois style ones here in Montreal. You know, they're open late or even 24 hours sometimes, everything is greasy, the servers don't really speak anything but French (good things im getting able to be super chatty in french, heheh)..... they always look so tempting at 2 AM, lol. My boyfriend drags me into them sometimes way too early in the morning but I can't stand food early, so I've only had coffee and never asked about food. Any opinions?

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Posted on: Tue, 05/08/2007 - 11:14am
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I live in Montreal. If you name a few of these diners I can tell you if i've ever been there,(we don't really have diner;s in montreal so i;m a bit confsed about what type of places you are referring to).
I would recommend either learning how to ask your allergy questions in French or carrying a card with the questions in french and showing it when you go to a restaurant. I would NEVER eat anywhere unless the manager confirms the place is nut/peanut free. I do not trust the servers.

Posted on: Wed, 05/09/2007 - 2:48am
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Maybe they're not specifically DINERS, per say, but there are a lot of them here-- and they pretty much serve breakfast/lunch (maybe dinner?)... pancakes, eggs, bacon (i dont eat most of the menu, admittedly), and poutine LOL... theyre not the greek-style ones like in the states... Theres one on the corner of mont-royal and st denis which is a good example of what im thinking of...

Posted on: Wed, 05/09/2007 - 1:37pm
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Perhaps you are thinking of Avenue, the well known Montreal breakfast place that's on mount royal and I believe Hotel de Ville (not far from st denis). I have eaten there, but not recently. I don't eat at Chez Cora, or Tutti Frutti, they use the big jugs of peanut butter in the kitchen.
I would recommend asking the places you are referring to if they use peanut oil, or flour (speaking with a manager)
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Posted on: Tue, 06/05/2007 - 11:19pm
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Hi fellow Montrealers.
We will be in the Old Port of Montreal this weekend.
Any allergy savvy restaurants in the area?
We may just end up at McDonalds in Old Montreal if we can't find anything safe!!
Dealing with PA/TNA and legume allergy as well.
thanks

Posted on: Thu, 06/07/2007 - 12:26am
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Anyone from Quebec that can help?

Posted on: Sun, 06/10/2007 - 1:25pm
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hey,a re you still here?
do a montreal restaurant search... we had a bunch that were safe, primarily downtown and stuff but its not far!

Posted on: Sun, 06/24/2007 - 8:45pm
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Thanks Sidni.
We went to Cirque du Soleil and the show ended late.
Ended up going to McDonalds with the hubby and kids. Next time will plan it better re the restaurants.
DS (not PA) had a Beaver Tail in old Montreal,but this was not a safe treat for my DD as there were visible loose nuts on the counter and a reece flavored one or something peanut-y. She had some Dunkeroos instead.

Posted on: Tue, 07/24/2007 - 7:13am
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oh my goodness, i just heard of beavertail for the first time a few weeks ago! i seriously thought they were talking about beaver! LOL!
I have never tried one... this is coming from the same girl who lives in montreal and has NEVER had a poutine, though!
Hope you enjoy your trip and even more the next time!

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