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19 October 2007

Chalet Bar-B-Q

Chalet Bar-B-Q is a Montreal institution.

Located on Sherbrooke street just off of Decarie, Chalet Bar-B-Q has been serving Montreal's best barbecue chicken for the past 63 years. Regular customers know that the back door is the way to get into the restaurant, while waitresses and hostesses serve patrons with a confidence that can only come from 35 years of experience...

Arguably, Chalet Bar-B-Q are the originators of the Montreal barbecue chicken formula [quarter breast or leg, served with fries, sauce, and a toasted bun] later made popular by such chains as St-Hubert BBQ or Swiss Chalet. Chalet Bar-B-Q 's secret lies somewhere between the legendary dipping sauce and the custom built brick ovens used to cook the chicken.

Either way, since 1944, generations have been enjoying this simple gastronomic pleasure. I know for me, the Chalet Bar-B-Q experience conjurs up warm childhood memories: this place invented comfort food!

images: all flickr.com, except menu pic: midnightpoutine.ca



Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a great article!!! I love the pictures ......and yes, it conjures up many wonderful memories for me too, thank you for this post.


11:09 am  
Blogger Jason Stockl said...

Yeah, it's become our little family tradition, hasn't it?

Next time you're there, ask if Laura is working.

She's our favorite waitress!

2:16 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Grandma & Grandpa raised your Mom and 2 Aunt's visiting Chalet-B-Q a least twice a month...AT the time our favourite waitress was Norma. And don't even get me started on the BOSTON CREAM PIE !!! :-)

11:08 am  
Blogger Jason Stockl said...

There's something really comforting in the fact that Chalet Bar-B-Q never changes.

No matter how life can be complicated and difficult at times, you can always count on Chalet Bar-B-Q!

11:16 am  
Blogger Jason Stockl said...

P.S.: Steph and I go once a week!

11:19 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you have fries too ? With pie ?? And the most important question...may I join you ???

4:12 pm  
Blogger Jason Stockl said...

1. No
2. No
3. Of course!

4:37 pm  
Blogger stinkypaw said...

I drove by thousand of times, and never went in. So maybe next time you guys are going, let me know I'll join you for "mon dépucelage Chalet BBQ"...

6:11 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cool...I shall be in touch...Drool

6:58 pm  
Blogger Jason Stockl said...

OMG... We're gonna have to reserve the big booth!

7:18 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can I come too????

11:21 am  
Blogger Jason Stockl said...

For the record, Louise is another great waitress at Chalet Bar-B-Q... and a real scream!

6:07 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I used to live on the opposite corner at 5418 Sherbrooke street. Enjoyed a brown bag of fries often as a young lad. The owner at the time also served at the window inside the Addington Street entrance. Think his name was Mr. Morin.

4:22 pm  

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