Berg's Smoked Meat and Poutine - Belmar, NJ

Found the Reuben! Very good.


It’s a dive, in the best sense imaginable. A food experience not to be missed when visiting Montreal. Where you literally rub elbows with those you share a table with. It’s part of the culture, like bagels. Even at its busiest, it runs like a well-oiled machine. I tend to go during the week, outside of peak hours, when parking is somewhat easier.

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As a Jersey local I will go as soon as I’m able and check out Berg’s. Having said that …


I don’t understand the popularity of Del Pointes. IMHO their products just aren’t that good.

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It was probably the Main Deli Steak House named after the street it is on Boulevard Saint- Laurent a.k.a. The Main.

Bear Claws & Cannolis & Pistachio Biscottis are the # 1 reason in my household # 2 they have made me look great whenever I bring one of their special occasion cakes.
Going on over 2 decades for this nyc transplant.

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Although it’s been over a year since I’ve been there, I’m a fan of Del Pontes’ biscotti -and that’s after living in Lyndhurst for 15+ years, where Lyndhurst bake shop was my go-to. That said, I’m concerned that the Berg‘s thread is being hijacked… Perhaps we can move the non-bread bakery discussion over here?


Try going on off peak hours 3:00 - 3:30 p.m. usually no line up at that time.

Thanks! I was already figuring that would be the case. Since they serve all day, and we usually have lunch between 3 pm and 3:30 pm, we’ll do it then.


Not that I’m calling for a HODown or anything, but if anyone is free for a late lunch tomorrow, Friday, 4/22, I will finally be trying Berg’s.

My plan is to get there around 2, but I am flexible on the time.

I’m so far away in my new condo that I probably could just as easily go to Schwartz’s :crazy_face:

Who wants to eat?

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I’m tentative at best. I’m trying to get out of the office tomorrow around 2, so if I can I will swing by. Doubtful, but the best I can offer at this time.

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Bummer—I’m busy eating my way through Texas! Just arrived in Galveston after a terrific lunch at Loro in Houston.