Top 10 restaurants in Sault Ste. Marie, United States

April 14, 2018 Enedina Augsburger

Sault Ste. Marie /ˌsuː seɪnt məˈriː/ is a city in, and the county seat of, Chippewa County in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is situated on the northeastern end of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, on the Canada–US border, and separated from its twin city of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, by the St. Marys River. The city is relatively isolated from other communities in Michigan and is 346 miles from Detroit. The population was 14,144 at the 2010 census, making it the second-most populous city in the Upper Peninsula. By contrast, the Canadian Sault Ste. Marie is much larger, with more than 75,000 residents, based on more extensive industry developed in the 20th century and an economy with closer connections to other communities.
Things to do in Sault Ste. Marie

1. Karl's Cuisine, Winery & Brewery

447 W Portage Ave, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-1989 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards American, Wine Bar, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 13 - SGD 33 +1 906-253-1900
Excellent
78%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 952 reviews

Karl's Cuisine, Winery & Brewery

Karl's Cuisine is a full-service restaurant, winery, brewery and catering company, in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan with a spectacular view of the Sault Locks. Whether seated inside or outside on the upper deck at Karl's Cuisine Café, enjoy delicious, fresh, and wholesome luncheon and dinner meals in a casual, comfortable atmosphere. Sample our house-made Superior Coast wines and craft brews. Unique and delectable collections are offered at Karl's Cuisine, choose a favorite to accent your lunch or dinner. Need a special meal, corporate lunch or business meeting? Karl's Cuisine Catering offers signature dishes from simple to spectacular.

Reviewed By JudyOGrady - Paducah, Kentucky

We all find quiet places out of season, but rarely do we find them in season. Our lunch at Karl's Cuisine was such a treat. The food was great, but the service was outstanding. Our server, Morgan, gave us all kinds of wonderful tips on the area. Karl's is right on the docks and across the park. Don't miss it.

2. Zaks Ice cream

401 W Portage Ave, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-1839 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible +1 906-635-0350
Excellent
88%
Good
6%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 16 reviews

Reviewed By charmelash - Sturgis, Michigan

we have to stop here every year at least once. I alway have to get the mackinaw fudge but this year i got the michigan pot hole as well. Both very good. the sizes of the cones or cups are very nice.

3. Biggby Coffee

2500 Ashmun St, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-3710 Seating Cafe Breakfast +1 906-635-3545
Excellent
64%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 11 reviews

Biggby Coffee

Reviewed By Polkaholic - Cedarburg, WI USA

While I will drink coffee from anywhere, my wife likes latte's. Trying to find places that serve them in the U.P. is a bit tough unless you can settle for one from a gas station. But my wife was pleasantly surprised to find the lattes from Biggby enjoyable. They were hot and flavorful. Stopped there each day to get her 'fix'. Would stop there again.

4. West Pier Drive-in

849 West Pier Drive, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-1519 Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available American, Fast Food Lunch, Dinner SGD 7 - SGD 13 +1 906-632-0444
Excellent
78%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 231 reviews

West Pier Drive-in

Reviewed By michelle k

My family has enjoyed this locally owned business for over 14 years. It was recommended we try it when we moved to Sault Ste. Marie and we not only became regulars but became friends with friendly staff and owners. We moved away but make it a point to stop whenever we are visiting. They are reasonable, and really fast. You get your money's worth and the burgers, subs and onion rings are amazing!

5. The Wicked Sister

716 Ashmun St, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-2241 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards Pub, Gastropub, American, Bar, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 12 - SGD 16 +1 906-259-1086
Excellent
74%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 285 reviews

The Wicked Sister

The Wicked Sister is a family owned and operated Bar & Grill serving up some up the most creative cuisine in the area. The comfortable dining atmosphere and lively servers helps to create a fun experience for guests. When you're in the area, be sure to check out The Wicked Sister where you'll be treated like family...whether you like it or not!

Reviewed By travelinman045 - Michigan

Wicked Sister is a nice bar with very good food. The service is always good. Have a few TV's to watch games. Effort is put into the food. Always fresh. Great burgers and salads. Never had a bad meal here.good job Wicked Sister.

6. Clyde's Drive-In

1425 Riverside Dr, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-9028 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available American, Fast Food Lunch, Dinner +1 906-632-2581
Excellent
63%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 196 reviews

Clyde's Drive-In

Reviewed By nemigal - Tawas City, Michigan

Clyde's is a well-known fixture in "the Soo". In fact, we live 4 hours away, and when friends learned we were going they said that we MUST go to Clyde's. They were right. It's an old-fashioned drive-in with car service plus counter service. We ordered at the counter, and the server brought our meal out to one of the picnic tables. Great burgers, onion rings and raspberry malts. We were overlooking the St. Mary River, so we could see the freighters as they passed. Wonderful experience.

7. The Palace Mexican Restaurant & Saloon

200 W Portage Ave, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-1922 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Mexican, American, Southwestern, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks SGD 10 - SGD 26 +1 906-632-7721
Excellent
54%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 427 reviews

The Palace Mexican Restaurant & Saloon

The Palace Saloon is truly a Soo establishment, opening for the first time over a century ago. The restaurant has seen some changes over the decades, switching hands and even looks, but what has always remained the same is the Palace Saloon’s amazing food, drinks and its commitment to the local community. Although the Palace Saloon has seen several changes and renovations throughout the last century, some things have never changed. The beautiful mahogany Brunswick bar is still in use, and the caring friendly staff, the delicious Mexican and American food, and the family-oriented business is the same as it has always been.

Reviewed By parrottHead1960 - Pinckney, Michigan

Have been visiting The Palace for the past 38 years. Very little has change, the food and service has been good since day one. We always get an order of Chile con queso. The menu has a variety of Mexican dishes as well as American fare. Good beer selection.
The place gets busy in the summer and year 'round on Friday's and Saturday's, so there is usually a short wait.

8. Zorba's

111 W Portage Ave, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-1919 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 7 - SGD 12 +1 906-635-5782
Excellent
50%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 188 reviews

Zorba's

Reviewed By CaroleNewEngland - Portland, Maine

Hotel recommended a different downtown eatery but as soon as I saw Zorba's I checked out the menu. Perfect! Zorba's offered authentic Greek cuisine at very reasonable prices. We shared an appetizer, enjoyed a glass of wine and had the souvlaki entree with Greek salad ($13.95) and the Gamma combo plate which included some souvlaki, spinach pie, a cheese pie and a tasty Greek salad ($13.50). On an extended road trip, it was so appreciated to have something well prepared and different from typical pub food. Definitely would recommend!

9. Frank's Place

123 W Portage Ave, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-1919 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi American, Diner Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 7 - SGD 13 +1 906-632-7487
Excellent
51%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 256 reviews

Frank's Place

Frank's Place is a locally owned and locally supported hometown restaurant that has developed a good catering reputation

Reviewed By Chattyaholic - Michigan

We had eaten here last year (first time) and really, really enjoyed both the food and excellent service. Sadly, this visit was very disappointing. We went about 4:00 so the restaurant wasn't busy at all. We sat down in a booth and waited. We almost got up and left as the waitress (Tonya) picked up menus but then stood by the counter chatting with another woman for several minutes before bringing them to us.

My husband had a pastie with coleslaw and gravy, he said it was good. I had spaghetti marinara with a meatball and garlic toast. The bowl of spaghetti had a half-cup of water in the bottom (I drained it out as best I could). I couldn't taste any garlic on the garlic bread. It also came with a side so I chose the vegetable soup, the flavor was okay but the vegetables were cooked too long and were mushy.

I had really been looking forward to eating here again since our first visit had been so great. We probably won't go back next time we're in town.

10. Lockview Restaurant

327 W Portage Ave, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-1837 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available Seafood, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 20 +1 906-632-2772
Excellent
44%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 495 reviews

Lockview Restaurant

Across from the entrance to the Soo Locks the Lock View isn't just for tourists. Local people regard our whitefish as the best with our saying "the fish you eat today slept last night in whitefish bay". We prepare our whitefish and walleye many different ways: pan-fried, broiled, lemon-pepper, Cajun, deep-fried, Cajun deep fried, Cajun broiled, and lemon pepper broiled. We are more than family friendly and with two floors of seating; we can easily accommodate large groups! Open May- October!

Reviewed By barbdolls - Escanaba, Michigan

While visiting friends in Brimley we had a Friday nite meal here-everyone had fish except me with liver and onions which was done to perfection. Waiter was great with a sense of humor, all meals good and the view, while not the preferred upstairs seating, was pleasant enough as it was window so we could see passerby's.

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