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329 W Portage Ave, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-1837
+1 906-632-2772
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Description: Across from the entrance to the Soo Locks the Lock View isn't just for...
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!
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Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner

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Visitor rating
  • 40
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great view of the Locks

Stopped here for lunch after viewing the Locks. The fish was excellent and the staff was great. Nice and cozy. Great view of the locks. Would definitely eat here again. The menu has some interesting local information.

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 5, 2014
NurseMarcella
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Three Rivers, Michigan
via mobile
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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129 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Three Rivers, Michigan
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch after viewing the Locks. The fish was excellent and the staff was great. Nice and cozy. Great view of the locks. Would definitely eat here again. The menu has some interesting local information.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

We were looking for a pastie, common and highly recommended in the UP. After seeing it on the menu, we decided to eat at Lockview. Our waitress told us that they didn't have any because they would be closing for the season next week. Still being open for 9 days they should have had them, also ordered sweet potato fries... More 

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Maple Grove, Minnesota, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We stopped by on a rainy, blustery day in early October. The waitstaff have a lot of experience, and call many of the customers by name. People from nearby hotels come here for many meals. We were seated at a table with a view of the locks, where the largest ship on the lake was going through. One of the... More 

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Ada, Michigan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

One of the only restaurants open in Saulte Marie on a Monday night in late sept. Ordered the broiled whitefish, very very dry, the salad iceberg with a few almost nonexistent vegies and cold defrosted soggy vegies.

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Armada, Michigan, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Cute, cozy restaurant. The sandwiches we had were very good. I had the chicken sandwich, it had two breasts on it and was made perfectly. My husband had a Reuben, he said EXCELLENT. Staff was polite, service was quick.

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Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We ate here for lunch and dinner. It has a ship theme decor, which is appropriate since it is directly across the street from the Soo Locks. We enjoyed our whitefish and clams (The best clams we've had outside of New England), and watched a ship go through the locks at the same time!

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We were staying next door at the little hotel. We loved that this restaurant was within walking distance. The steps worried us because there is a wheelchair in our traveling party. I walked inside and asked and was told no problem come around back. So since we were able to get in we were hoping the food was good and... More 

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Flushing, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

My wife and I asked our hotel to recommend a restaurant for some fresh Lake Superior Fish. Based on their recommendation, we ate at Goetz's Lockview Restaurant. Although it was a busy Friday night, we were seated and waited on in a friendly and efficient manner. This was some of the best perch and walleye that we have ever had.... More 

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Sault Sainte Marie
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I haven't been in this place for a couple of years, but my fond memories were quickly eradicated after this dinner. There used to be all-you-can-eat fish dinners here--not any more, and the price of fish dishes went up, too. The starter salad was not as crispy as it used to be, but at least the tomatoes are back; now... More 

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Jake V, Manager at Lockview, responded to this review

Dear Silemi2013, Thank you for taking the time to review us! Your comments help us improve and we are thankful for that. If you could email us at lockviewrestaurant2014@gmail.com with more details on your evening we would truly appreciate it! Sincerely, Lockview Management More 

Waterford, Michigan
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Went there for dinner tonight expecting a view of the locks, as promised in the promotions. No such view existed. I was also disappointed that this place offers no smoked whitefish spread. I had pan fried walleye. Just ok. Needed better spicing to brighten it up but it cwas cooked correctly. Hubby has fried chicken basket. Just average. One friend... More 

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Jake V, Manager at Lockview, responded to this review

Dear padmill0906, We are sorry to hear your experience was sub par with us. We want to make things right if you could please email us at lockviewrestaurant2014@gmail.com we would greatly appreciate it. Lockview Management More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 329 W Portage Ave, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-1837
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Sault Ste. Marie
  • Phone Number: +1 906-632-2772

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 15
  • Cuisine: American

Description

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!
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?