Schwartz's is a Montreal institution. Located on St. Laurent, one must line up about 70% of the time to get in. Everything on the menu is kosher, but most of the clientelle are gentiles.

Smoked meat is the mainstay, but fried chicken, steak, french fries, and forearm-sized dill pickles are also available. Cott's Cherry Soda is sold there, and Schwartz's seems to be the only consumer of that flavor.

Everyone working there is over sixty, and ususlly male.