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Karl's Cuisine

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Cafe, International, Healthy, Wine Bar
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447 W. Portage Ave, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-1989
+1 906-253-1900
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11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine
Description: Karl's Cuisine is a full-service restaurant, winery and catering company,...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best in Soo

Hands down best restaurant in Soo! Great people and even better food!!! Not a restaurant you'd expect in a town this size, has a winery in same location and a great view of the Soo Locks. A must stop if you're in from out of town!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
TCAP24
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Monroe, Michigan
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Monroe, Michigan
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Hands down best restaurant in Soo! Great people and even better food!!! Not a restaurant you'd expect in a town this size, has a winery in same location and a great view of the Soo Locks. A must stop if you're in from out of town!!!

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After walking around the locks area, we asked for restaurants for dinner. Karl's was the first suggestion given. Very good food, simple restaurant right on the street.

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While I've reviewed Karl's before, I felt compelled to give them another shout-out for really impressing us this New Year's. We had celebrated NYE there only once before, so were pleasantly surprised to receive a phone call from them advising that they were quickly filling up for this year, and asking if we wanted a table again. This is the... More 

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68 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time at Karl's. Our server was very friendly and helpful and the wine and food were excellent. They make their own food so it's fresh. They had burger special tonight which were delicious and the walleye was very tasty. Great dessert too. We would definitely come back on next trip to the Soo. Our server said... More 

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Thank travelermillions
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We eat here on a regular basis. The service has always been very good, friendly staff and servers. One of my favorites for lunch is the tomato basil soup and crab cake panini. I also love the maple planked whitefish for a delicious dinner out. The portions are good size with nice assortment of sides. I've even gone to Karl's... More 

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Thank Spring M
Montrose, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Our server, Brianna, was excellent, as was the food, wine and ambiance of this establishment. We were pleasantly surprised and will be back to try the rest of everything on the food and wine menu. We visit the Soo often and never even new this place existed. Looking forward to another visit and to tasting the brews. Thanks, Brianna, for... More 

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Garden, Michigan
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

we have eaten here & will return for sure. Nice friendly place, great staff, great food. They will be remodeling & adding their own craft brews. Love that1

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Thank gardencritter L
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Service and Food Was Great. No better in the Soo.Had the beef it was done perfectly. Good view of the locks

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Thank biffroundwell
Clarkston, Michigan
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

We eat at Karl's several times a year as we pass through town, and are never left wanting. Service is always friendly and attentive, with a very strong knowledge of the menu. Everything on the menu (ranging from salads, to pizza, up to pasta and meat entrees) is fresh well prepared and very tasty. The bar is limited to locally... More 

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Thank David S
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Very enjoyable experience in dining. Don't let the exterior fool you. Quality food for everyone to enjoy. The locks are across the street.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 447 W. Portage Ave, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-1989
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Upper Peninsula  >  Sault Ste. Marie
  • Phone Number: +1 906-253-1900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 23
  • Cuisine: Cafe, International, Healthy, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine

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.
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm

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