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804 E Portage Ave, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-2442
906-253-1728
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Historic site across from the Sault Locks. Fun atmosphere withnumerous...
Historic site across from the Sault Locks. Fun atmosphere withnumerous stuffed animals, antlers and memorabilia. Northerncuisine, and great Friday night fish fry and fun activities inthe evenings during the week. Banquet room available, can take groups up to 200. Casual fun family dining.
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  • 79
    Excellent
  • 88
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 29
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
It's like visting the zoo

Seldom will you find as many stuffed wild animals as adorn the walls of the Antlers. This was our second visit to this landmark restaurant in the soo and we continued to be amazed at the efforts made by the taxidermist to preserve specimens of various wildlife. There's even a full size, standing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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Traverse City, Michigan
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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Valdez, Alaska
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We had been to this restaurant a few years ago. This time we stopped in for lunch, a Saturday noon. It was close to the worst lunch either of us remember having in a long time. We both had the whitefish lunch which came with coleslaw and fries. We both ordered a soft drink...an iced tea and a Pepsi. The... More 

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Shorewood IL
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Stopped by here several years ago, while in the UP. Loved the food. The atmosphere was great, too. Would recommend visiting!

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Traverse City, Michigan
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106 reviews 106 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Seldom will you find as many stuffed wild animals as adorn the walls of the Antlers. This was our second visit to this landmark restaurant in the soo and we continued to be amazed at the efforts made by the taxidermist to preserve specimens of various wildlife. There's even a full size, standing polar bear on display. We enjoyed a... More 

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Midland, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We used to go there multiple times with the old owners but when we tried the food with the new owners, I didn't feel it was as good. We hadn't been there for several years when we decided to try again. It has been a long time since I have had a burger that good. It was cooked med well,... More 

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Its okay. The decor is dusty and dirty. The food is average fair but not great. If you have doubts theres better food in the city.

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Midland, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Every year we visit this area with friends and they love to go to Antlers while I dread it but don't have the heart to tell them. Food just isn't that great and a bit too many animals for my liking and dingy decor. On our last visit I did get panko bread fish and I have to say it... More 

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Gloucester, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Visited on a Monday evening in March. The fare was average at best. I have had much better whitefish sandwiches than what is served here. My partner's meal was fried as well and she was not impressed. The ambiance is definitely northwoods with a plethora of stuffed animals from all over the world. This might be a good place to... More 

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Saint Ignace
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The Antlers is a very nice to eat!! I eat there at least once every trip I make to the Soo!! The food is very good, there are many unique entrees!! I highly recommend the fried pickles with homemade ranch!! The staff is very friendly and make visits enjoyable!! There is usually a wait at dinner time but well worth... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

Not a very big menu, mostly deep fried but worth stopping for the cool animals and atmosphere. Big portions and kids menu. Could use updating - floor in rough shape and sticky, tables/chairs look old.

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Amboy illinois
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

The restaurant is in full view of the St Marys River, great lake ships close up, fantastic view of Canada great food fast service

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 804 E Portage Ave, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-2442
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Upper Peninsula  >  Sault Ste. Marie
  • Phone Number: 906-253-1728

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 18
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Entertaining clients, Doing business, Special occasions, Large groups

Description

Historic site across from the Sault Locks. Fun atmosphere withnumerous stuffed animals, antlers and memorabilia. Northerncuisine, and great Friday night fish fry and fun activities inthe evenings during the week. Banquet room available, can take groups up to 200. Casual fun family dining.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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