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447 W. Portage Ave, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-1989
+1 906-253-1900
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $23
Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: Eclectic, Healthy, Café, Winery
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Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: Karl's Cuisine is a full-service restaurant, winery 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.Need a special meal for a corporate lunch or business meeting? Karl's Cuisine Catering offers signature dishes delivered to your door.Sample Superior Coast wines -- a unique and delectable collection offered at Karl's Cuisine Café' – and choose a favorite to accent your dinner.
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English first
Detroit, Michigan
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Delicious food, great location! Go for the wine, the entrees, and the desserts (take those to go). We try to eat here one meal per day every time we visit the Soo. Fresh local food, family run. Since it's right on the tourist strip, we've always gone in jeans or khakis without feeling out of place, but the quality of... More 

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Marquette, Mi
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I travel often and whenever I am in the Soo, I make a point of going to Karl's. Staff is exceptional along w/the food

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

My wife and I have been bemoaning the lack of finer dining in the Michigan Soo and hunting for a new favorite spot. I think the hunt is over. We've only visited once so far, but we will definitely return. The food and service were very good and quite reasonably priced. The place is small and the building is unusual... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We revisited Karl's in October after having been in MI on a research trip. It was just as wonderful as the first time around. (We had both lunches and dinners here -- if they served breakfast, we'd show up for that, too!)Our servers, Petula and Lilly, were knowledgeable, friendly and attentive, without being pushy. Enjoyed several great meals again, but... More 

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Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Good food, had crab cakes sandwich and soup. Excellent 😊 A bit pricey but worth it. Very busy place during the day so that will certainly tell you it is certainly the place to go when in the Soo. Tight fit for large groups.

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Caribou, Maine
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We discovered Karl's over a month ago while traveling for business, and when we got to go back to the UP, it was the first place we headed after checking into our hotel. As always food was wonderful, service was excellent -- Petula, Lily and one other wait person whose name we did not catch, treated us like treasured family,... More 

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Felton, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This restaurant is one of the best places to eat in Sault Ste Marie MI. The service was GREAT. the food was even better. I had the Walleye on the plank. I have been looking for a good Walleye meal for a number of years and in a number of states. This one will blow you mind. The wife had... More 

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Springboro, Ohio
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81 reviews 81 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We tried Karl's due to great reviews, and it didn't disappoint. My husband had the burger topped with 2 crab cakes, which he raved about. He added a bowl of reuben soup. My husband loves reubens, and gave the soup 2-thumbs-up. I had the sandwich soup combo, with crab cake Panini & Manhattan clam chowder. Mine had great flavor as... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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88 reviews 88 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This café and winery was surprising! It is in an old house on Portage Street, with the restaurant on the main floor and the winery upstairs. The food was delicious! We all split the whitefish dip appetizer, and the ordered a variety of things from Italian Stromboli (delicious), a chicken pasty (big and amazing), and a crab cake Panini (yum).... More 

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Ojai, California
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171 reviews 171 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This restaurant is located right across the street from the Soo Locks. So you can watch ships pass through the locks while you eat. However, that is not the real reason to go there. The food is terrific and reasonably priced. I think that is why it is a favorite with the locals. The restaurant is very small and most... More 

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Additional Information about Karl's Cuisine

Address: 447 W. Portage Ave, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-1989
Phone Number: +1 906-253-1900
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Sault Ste. Marie
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 23
Cuisine: Eclectic, Healthy, Café, Winery

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