To many Moe’s was the place to go before and after hockey games when Canadiens called the Forum home, being right across the street, and particularly after concerts at the Forum before it was turned into a movie multiplex.
“We were planning to sell and hoping that someone would be able to keep it going, but no one is interested in taking on the responsibility of owning a 24-hour diner as it is undoubtedly a lifetime of work.”
The diner is known for serving its breakfast, including its famous “Grand Slam” (three eggs, choice of bacon or sausage, pancakes or French toast, home fries and toast), Western sandwiches, slices of lemon meringue pie, Montreal smoke Meat and the famous Big Ed burgers. as well as its Montreal Smoked Meat. It has been open 24 hours a day, seven days a week since it opened in 1958.
It also represented hockey of another place and time – when the home rink was part of a neighborhood and when players were part of the neighborhood as well.