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Le Boucan

3.9
55 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Southern
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Lunch

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About

Located in Montreal, Quebec, Le Boucan offers a menu full of American-influenced cuisine for lunch and dinner in a cozy, caf� setting. The restaurant has a full bar featuring an extensive wine selection. Le Boucan offers takeout services and has an area available to rent for private events.

Start out your meal with a bowl of soup like the smoked tomato soup or try one of Le Boucan�s appetizers to share like the pulled pork poutine or the Cajun shrimp. Choose from entr�es like the half rack of ribs or the Alabama style chicken sandwich. For something lighter, try the barbecue salmon or one of the restaurant�s entr�e salads.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Southern, Barbecue
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Tueday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm
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(514) 439-4555
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AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Additional
Beer, Full Bar, Wine
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3.9based on all time ratings
3.9
food
3.7
service
3.6
ambience
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on June 29, 2014

Visiting from Toronto and found Le Boucan on the net while searching for BBQ joints. This place FAR EXCEEDED our expectations. The Mac and Cheese app is great and the ribs are to die for. Outstanding restaurant, great homely service, and an overall great vibe.

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3.0Dined on May 27, 2014

Had a great time watching the game. Food was good-- I had the mac 'n cheese, which was phenomenal, as well as the ribs, which I have to say weren't fall off the bone. I tried my friends pulled pork and it tasted bit too tomatoey. Sangria wasn't great. Aside from that, I'd go back, but instead try another meat dish on the menu. Loved the atmosphere the most.

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2.0Dined on May 18, 2014

Nous avions vraiment hate d'essayer Le Boucan pour leur réputation de viande et sauce BBQ. La poutine au porc effiloché est excellente mais le poulet et les cotes levés étaient vraiment décevante. Le poulet d'IGA est meilleur ça vous donne une idée...Le couple a côté de nous voulaient commander des côtés levés mais il n'y en avait plus alors qu'il n'était que 20:00 et qu'il y avait un méchant line up au bar! En conclusion ne valait pas le détour.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2014

My only regret is not having gone to this place earlier. Heard fabulous things about it and I was certainly not disappointed. Great food, great service, great ambiance, all wrapped up in a little notre dame gem!

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3.0Dined on April 29, 2014

Second time reserving on open table and they had not checked their open table reservations so I was not in their book. Walked in to a 1/4 full restaurant 10min before my reservation and had to sit at the bar for 10min only to be seated at a table that was vacant when I walked in. Happened to other people I know as well. Please be conscious to those who reserve on open table. Overall was a good resto and would return.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2014

I went there for my friends bachelor party. The smoked meat whether it be from the ribs or chicken was so tasty and juicy. The meat was cooked very well in my opinion and it fell right off the bone. To add on to that the waitress we had was very helpful in telling us about certain spots to go to which was very helpful.

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2014

I went to Le Boucan for lunch. It is a small place (seats approx. 35 people). You can really distinguish the food in comparison to your typical "Chicken & Ribs" joint. This is real Southern BBQ. The portions are very big (I needed a doggie bag). The food was very good and you see alot of interesting choices on the menu (Smoked Tomato Soup, Bacon Brownie to name a few). What topped it all of was incredible service. Our server was very kind and sincere, was very helpful and answered some questions and was very knowledgeable. I would definitely go back and try other things on the menu I didn't get a chance to try the first time. They also open up a terrace in the back in the summertime so that is definitely a bonus.

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4.0Dined on January 28, 2014

Un must. J'ai aussi pris les ailes fumées. Cuites à point. Excellent spot à aller avant le hockey. Le Centre Bell est à 15 min de marche gros max.

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2.0Dined on January 19, 2014

If you like very very much BBQ sauce it is a restaurent for you otherwise don't go....

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3.0Dined on January 15, 2014

Restaurant apprécié lors d'un dîner entre collègues. Plats savoureux (tant la salade que la poutine à l'effiloché de porc ou les sandwichs). Service agréable et efficace.

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4.0Dined on January 14, 2014

Le dîner était excellent sur tout, sauf à l'arrivée des desserts ! Il n'y avait plus de tarte au babeurre donc nous avons commandés le brownies au bacon. Le brownies était sec au lieu de moelleux et le goût n'était pas bon ! Après un aussi bon repas j'ai été déçu de tout gâcher avec le mauvais goût du brownies et de repartir avec cela

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4.0Dined on November 26, 2013

Delicious BBQ and easy to share. We were 6 for lunch and shared 2 green salads (with yummy fried onions on top!), a plate of chicken wings and the pit boss platter. More than enough food and all very scrumptious. Service was attentive and quick. One of the better BBQ joints in Montreal.

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5.0Dined on October 29, 2013

food was very very good. just one thing the booth space is rather small.

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4.0Dined on July 23, 2013

For a first visit, try the Pit Boss, for 2. It's a big platter with fries, ribs, half chicken, pulled pork (amazing!) and sides. It's a great way to get an idea of what this place is about: good barbecue.

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4.0Dined on July 19, 2013

I had visited this restaurant 3 times already and each time I was extremely satisfied with the ribs which are the best in Montreal.

This time, we went for lunch and took it easy with the pulled pork sandwich and pulled pork poutine. Once again, I was not disappointed as both dishes were very tasty and filling. The sauve is absolutely marvelous.

Drink selection is great and the Tom Collins and Swimming Pool were both very refreshing.

Finally, we had the classic bacon brownie (please dont f`rown until you taste it) whihc was also delicious.

In case you hadn`t noticed, I definitaly recommend this smoke house, one of my favourite.

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2013

Good BBQ in Montreal. I like smokey BBQ but this had a lighter touch to it but still real good. We went with the "pit boss" to share among 3 people to get ribs, pulled pork and chicken. Nice sauce on the ribs with a little kick to it, same sauce used on the pulled pork. Great dry rub on the chicken which was also used on the smoked chicken wings. A very creative white BBQ sauce for the wings. It was a thinner blue cheese type sauce with good tang to it. Good cole slaw too, not a lot of mayonnaise in it. Small place so get your reservation in, they have an outdoor patio for the warm weather months but we were inside. It got busy in a hurry after 8 pm on a Sunday of grand prix weekend. A nice relaxed vibe in the place, music not too loud.

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2013

I think everything is delicious including the cocktails! Portions are big :) and people are nice! All in all a great Sunday afternoon spot!

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2013

I just love this place, the food is always good, the stafff is friendly, just like eating at an old friend's place, easy to park. A delight.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2013

Good food, nice ambiance!! Awsome pulled pork!!

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2013

Love this place! Simple and so good!!!

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3.0Dined on September 22, 2012

The house BBQ sauce alone is worth the price of admission. The smokey tomato soup is a natural opener to their delectable pork ribs. The pulled pork poutine is epic and a must try for any poutine lover. Come hungry for some friendly, un-pretentious down home BBQ goodness.

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4.0Dined on August 23, 2012

oh good stuff. had the chicken and ribs combo and it did not disappoint. a healthy portion. love this stuff, must also try the pulled pork and the 5 napkin burger.

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4.0Dined on July 6, 2012

Great comfort food, nothing fancy, great Cocktail list, smiling staff, can't ask for more.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2012

Awesome spot for chicken sandwiches and pulled pork extravaganzas!

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2012

La bouffe est cochonne (dans le bon sens)!!! Le service est rapide et convivial.

Gardez-vous de la place pour la tarte au verre :P

Merci pour une belle soiree!

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4.0Dined on May 18, 2012

Très belle terassse à l'arrière

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2012

We are looking for a BBQ place in Montreal so we tried le Boucan. We enjoyed the experience and would definitely return. Service was very personable and friendly - although was a little slow due to a large group being persent. Tried the BBQ sample share plate (Pit Boss Platter) - definitely more than enough for two people. We would consider the BBQ very good.

We will definitely return for a casual night out.

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2012

I ordered the ribs, but they were not fall off the bone, but they were still tasty. I also got tired of the tasted of sweet corn. I would go back if I were in the neighbourhood.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2012

Food is GREAT, staff very friendly and good price. I have been coming for almost a year now and looking forward to my next visit already.

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3.0Dined on March 28, 2012

This was my first time dining Le Boucan, our waiter was excellently helpful with our selection and even offered great advice in choosing a cocktail!The food was good, I would definetly go back!

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2012

I have been at Le Boucan at least 10 times in the last year and each time is just as great as the previous. Everyone I introduce to Le Boucan thank me and goes back for sure.

P.S. I recommend the Pit Boss anytime but make sure you have someone to share it with!

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4.0Dined on February 22, 2012

A great smokehouse, with great meats and sauces and sides.
The vibe is authentic, and the service friendly and accomdating.
I've been for lunch and dinner, and left fully satisfied, and feeling like i got good value, both times.

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3.0Dined on November 22, 2011

This is a great spot for the university crowd or that older person who loves to eat ribs/burgers. The food was well cooked, ribs, chicken, burgers with good flavours. The service was typically Quebec great. We took our son (22) and niece (19) and they loved it, as did my husband, (62)...I prefer healthier fare in a quieter atmosphere - the incredibly loud hard core RAP was really too much for dining. Also, we reserved on Open Table, but when we arrived noone was aware of our reservation, so the only table available was the 'staff' table, which was literally right under the service window -- so the heat and loud clanking of plates was annoying to me (who has 25 years experience in restaurants).

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1.0Dined on November 10, 2011

Honestly we would not know how the food was since our reservation was never honoured by the establishment.

We book our seats through open table at about 7:00 pm, as the establishment was showing "OPEN TABLES" .

Upon arrival we were made to wait about 10 minutes , with plenty of seating open before our eyes. The first woman that came to meet us even suggested we have a drink at the bar.

Then a gentlemen behind the bar , spent about 5 minutes "checking" our reservation online. His response was

"sorry" but we forgot to close off the open table site. It got to busy and normally we just use it to fill empty reservation slots."

Really ? you got the basic idea, Now learn to execute or at least learn from your mistakes

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5.0Dined on August 16, 2011

I love eating here. Best BBQ in the city. Was glad to have brought some friends who had never been.

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4.0Dined on June 30, 2011

get the Pit Boss you won't be disappointed

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2.0Dined on June 24, 2011

When I reserve two weeks in advance, I expect to get a place at a table, especially when some are still available, and not at the bar. The manager did not explain why, but they clearly where overbooked that night. The food is good, but not great, and the service is nothing exceptional. This was our first time there, and we were not impressed.

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4.0Dined on June 4, 2011

This is the second time I've eaten here(outside) and both times i've enjoyed the food and ambiance. This time I brought my 2 friends from Ontario and they loved it. I especially like the relaxed atmosphere (don't feel i have to get in and get out ) . Our food was very good(pulled pork & chicken ) . Coffee however , was the only negative . Was not hot at all (lukewarm ) . Desserts were tasty . Overall, a great lunch and I will be back (so will my friends)

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4.0Dined on May 15, 2011

Small quaint place. Great food. Good atmosphere. Would recommend to anyone looking for a relaxed night out. Very nice staff. Would definitely return.

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2.0Dined on May 1, 2011

Very nice terrasse in the back (the only positive point)

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