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“Good food but decor is disgustingly dusty.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The Palace Saloon

The Palace Saloon
200 West Portage Avenue, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
+1 906-632-7721
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Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American, Mexican
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Specializing in Mexican and American cuisine, the Palace Saloon is the best restaurant in the Soo, and anyone who stops in for a meal or a drink is sure to realize that. Serving customers for over a century, the Palace Saloon has a history and reputation that can't be beat - and neither can its menu. An amazing atmosphere, including a mahogany bar from 1903, with mood lighting and a comfortable ambiance make us the perfect choice for a night out with the family, a special date night with someone special, or just the best place to come for a delicious meal and an amazing drink. Famous for our chili con queso and giant margarita menu, we offer a great variety of Mexican and American fares, including some of the original Mexican recipes from when the restaurant opened in 1903. We also offer great charbroiled steaks and burgers, fajitas, burritos, quesadillas and salads, sure to satisfy anyone's appetite. The Palace Saloon also features daily margarita specials, like our current caramel apple margarita, and that's just one of a huge variety of specialty margaritas we're famous for. Along with that huge margarita special, we have a full bar with just about any drink you could want. The soft lit restaurant gives you the feel of a night club, but the family friendly atmosphere makes the Palace Saloon the great place for everyone - from current regulars to brand new customers. Warm a cozy, we make sure your experience is perfect whether you're on a special date night or just having a night out on the town. Daily specials at the Palace Saloon include our Margarita Mondays, Taco Tuesdays, Wing Wednesdays, Burger & Fries Thursdays, and steak specials. Located conveniently near the Soo Locks, and famous for our chili con queso and margaritas, The Palace Saloon is the Soo's best gathering place for delicious food and fun, where old friends gather and new friends meet.
Morley, Michigan
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“Good food but decor is disgustingly dusty.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013 via mobile

I'm surprised that with the majority of their food and the atmosphere being Mexican that they don't offer free chips and salsa. That's a staple at most Mexican restaurants but not this one. The food was food. I has the chicken taco basket and loved them. The refried beans were great but their "Spanish rice" (not like any Spanish rice I've had) was not. The rest of the group enjoyed their meals. The entryway is very crowded and can be confusing since the hostess station is at the back of the room. We quickly noticed the layer of dust on all of the decor, window sills, fake plants, etc... Thankfully the table was clean.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“great american mexican food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

as far as mexican food goes... this place has decent varieties this far north of the border. great drinks and ice cold beer.

Visited January 2013
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Zeeland, Michigan
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“Great place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Wonderful place right downtown!!! Amazing queso!!! Only stopped by for a snack, but have heard great things about their homemade food!!

Visited December 2012
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“More atmosphere than food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013 via mobile

I have eaten here many times. Their flour chips and conqueso are amazing. The rest of their food is just ok. Not bad. Not the greatest. I have eaten at a wide variety of Mexican places. Many much more authentic than this. It isn't terrible. And it's the only Mexican place in town besides Taco Bell. So I guess it will do. Their margaritas are awesome. I have noticed over the years that the dining in the Soo is very old fashioned and bland so I'm not sure if something more flavorful and authentic would do well in the small town. There is not one fine dining establishment, or place with good homemade gourmet cuisine. Anyone who doesn't leave town or dine outside of the box wouldn't know any better.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Very good Mexican food !”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013 via mobile

Awesome Mexican food, I love the atmosphere of the place, very cosy ! You gotta try their chicken quesadillas with some cream cheese and salsa ! Delicious !

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