Smoke Meat Pete


Great food, better service and live blues – it cannot get better than this …

Smoke Meat Pete has been a staple in Ile Perrot since 1997. Starting in the basement on Blvd. Perrot and moving to its current location on 1st Avenue, the cozy restaurant is filled to capacity on most nights.


Aside from Pete’s famous smoke meat, the biggest draw is live music. Smoke Meat Pete is the only such establishment in Montreal which boasts live entertainment seven days a week …!

The music started because of John Lee Hooker – sadly and inadvertently.

Pete Vavaro, the owner, was a huge Hooker fan and when the blues legend passed away in 2001, Pete asked local bluesman and friend; ‘ The Hawk’, to play on the restaurant’s terrace in hommage to Mr.Hooker. The idea caught on and live music became a staple at Smoke Meat Pete.


John Lee Hooker

Kenny Dupree, James Green and Jimmy James provide a blues- based potpourri of great tunes as the three primary hosts.


You can sit back, enjoy a fantastic meal with your beverage of choice ( alcoholic or not ) and listen to Kenny cover everyone from Muddy Waters, Eric Clapton and Buddy Guy. Kenny also supplies a diet of original tunes as well.

What about the Rolling Stones’ fans?


James Green

James Green has and continues to play in one of the finest Stones cover bands of all time – the Blushing Brides. James plays soul, r and b, blues and old – fashioned rock n roll.

Jimmy James is a legend in Quebec as a blues artist. Playing his own material and covering every artist under the Sun …


Are you a musician? Once your meal is finished, jump on stage and join the guys for an all out rockin’ jam on one of the many jam nights Smoke Meat Pete provides.

Monday starts the week slow with an
acoustic set. Tuesday to Thursday are the jam nights while Saturday and Sunday provide original bands. That’s seven deadly evenings for all the blues sinners and saints …


Operating Hours

Sunday – Wednesday 9am to Midnight
Thursday – 9am to 2am
Fri and Sat – 9am to 3am

Blues Hours

Monday – Wednesday 7pm – 11pm
Thursday- 8:30 -12:30
Friday and Saturday – 9:30 -1:30
Sunday – 6pm – 10pm

Smoke Meat Pete
283 1st.Avenue
Ile Perrot
J7V 5A1
Phone 514 425 6068



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