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Karl's Cuisine

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Winery, Coffee Shop, Healthy, Eclectic
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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 - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
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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  • 222
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
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
Awesome

What a wonderful place to dine! The food was excellent. We had sausage corn chowder and bacon lentil soup, Italian Stromboli, Beef Pasty, and three cheese grilled cheese. Everything was delicious using nothing but the freshest ingredients. Let's not forget the best bread pudding in the world! The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
Nancyjw52
via mobile
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

What a wonderful place to dine! The food was excellent. We had sausage corn chowder and bacon lentil soup, Italian Stromboli, Beef Pasty, and three cheese grilled cheese. Everything was delicious using nothing but the freshest ingredients. Let's not forget the best bread pudding in the world! The service was terrific. Staff was very cordial! Warm and friendly atmosphere. Also... More 

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Benson, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Not sure if this place is worthy of being the best in town. We had stromboli and pizza, service was a bit on the slow side and food was ok. Overall we thought it was ok, but not great.

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Waterford, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

Excellent food and excellent service by Charlie!! Best pasty I have EVER eaten and great wine from their family winery.

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Washington
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27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We read the reviews of this restaurant, many of which touted it as the best in town. Maybe it is, and I don't want to be negative about it, but I think some reviewers have gone overboard. This is not a "fine dining" restaurant. It is a very good, plain, no-table-cloth restaurant with a good kitchen but a limited menu... More 

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56 reviews 56 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We had a late lunch at Karl's this past Saturday. The food was delicious and the view great. I will say that given the price of the food, I was disappointed by the portion size. We did see two ships move into the lock after we finished lunch; so it as they say location, location, location!

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Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

Karl's is one of the best restaurants I have found in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and is located across from the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie Michigan. Watch the ships pass through the locks as you dine on food that is fixed to perfection. The old standbys are delicious but new and unique dishes are constantly added. I... More 

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Caribou, Maine
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I'm a bit of a food snob. We own a small organic farm, raising most of our vegetables, apples and apples and berries, buying organic meats and eggs locally, and making much of what we eat from scratch. Karl's makes me feel at home. Superb fresh foods that combine flavors and textures that result in a gustatory delight. I and... More 

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Northville, Michigan
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11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We stopped here for lunch and sat up on the rooftop deck. The staff was so very friendly & helpful - especially Charlie, our waiter (and son of the owner). We loved that this was a true family run business - and that they supported local farmers in getting their ingredients! There was a great selection of unique sandwiches &... More 

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Madison
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Stopped off here while on a business trip. Rated Number 1 on TripAdvisor requires that I too comment on the experience. 1st. Used the restroom right away.. clean and a sea salt scrub. Nice touch. 2nd. Special of the day, seafood lasagna.. sounds different for me. Hey, why not. Side salad with higher end mixed greens, goat cheese and blueberry... More 

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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

My mother and I were in town for an art exhibit at the Alberta House. Based on other Trip Advisor recommendations, we chose to eat at Karl's Cuisine. We were not disappointed. Mom had the White Fish and I had one of the pasta dishes. The food was great. The service was great. The atmosphere was great. Because it was... More 

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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: Winery, Coffee Shop, Healthy, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view

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 - 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

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