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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not the nicest looking restaurant, but the food was surprisingly good. Our server was good, and the staff was staying on top of everything. Extremely busy from everyone after the Soo Locks boat tour.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Its basically upscale diner food where you can sit either upstairs or down and both view the locks. We had all you can eat fish and chips and it was fantastic! Hot, flavorful whitefish, excellent fries and coleslaw. I recommend it.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As many times, we have visited the Soo Locks, we have never eaten here before. I would say this is an exceptional restaurant experience. You can eat upstairs or downstairs. We ate downstairs as our focus was eating. I loved the newspaper type menu. Waitress...was outstanding. Food was excellent. I had whitefish sandwich and hubby had grilled chicken dinner. I highly recommend the whitefish, yummy to tummy. I want to thank the owners and staff for making our experience wonderful.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am giving two circles as there were three of us, one meal was good, one fair, and one poor. We were seated quickly and service was average. My granddaughter had the crispy chicken with bacon and cheese sandwich, which she said was good. I...had whitefish chowder which was flavorless and almost no fish. It was more like a thin gravy. My wife had the steak salad which was lousy. Lettuce was poor quality, steak was overdone and full of gristle. It was so tough it could barely be cut with a knife.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great server- very efficient. Food was meh… fried foods were too greasy- dripping with grease and burnt. Other food lacked flavor. Also didn’t help we couldn’t sit upstairs for the view- said they were full and didn’t offer to let us wait for a seat....Not sure how they got any great reviews- I guess the food choices are limited up here so this may be all they know…More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just an excellent experience. Wonderful fish and terrific service. Loved the great views and the retro vintage ambiance just adds to the overall wonderful experience. This is a truly must visit place in the Soo!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is in a time warp, but the food is very good. With every place else there is a staff shortage, so service is a little slow but it still worth it. The restaurant has a very nice nautical theme and has some cool...antiques. And it's close to the Locks Tower. The Perch is really good as well as the Whitefish; it's all fresh, never frozen.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Short staffed, but they are busting their butts to accommodate you, so be patient! 9out of 10 on their white fish! Would go back!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 5, 2022 via mobile

Great experience. Great service. They let out family of 5 in right before closing with no hassle. We all had the best local fish! Yum! It was a treat. We will definitely be back!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 4, 2022

My wife and I were here to see the Soo Locks. It was a rainy morning in June and chilly. This restaurant is directly across the street so we ducked in here for an early lunch. The place is old, nothing frilly, and feels like...locals eat there as much or more than tourists. The wait staff is efficient, polite, and quick. Our sandwiches were delicious. Lockview is like a lot of local, small-town restaurants - good food, comfortable, unassuming. This is a place worth stopping at.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 28, 2022

We went to the Soo Locks and was told to come here and were not disappointed. Our server was tremendous, we ordered a few drinks, then ordered the White Fish which was outstanding, and the fresh veggies were nice and steamy. We topped it off...with a piece of Apple pie for dessert. Its worth stopping by if in the area.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 27, 2022 via mobile

While on a motorcycle trip around Lake superior with friends we stopped at this restaurant in downtown Sault Saint Marie. It lives up to its name and does indeed look at the locks across the street. I ordered the batter fried whitefish basket and it...was excellent. It was $18. The other five people in our party ordered fried fishes well and thought the same. Service is super friendly and fast despite being lunchtime and a Monday afternoon. Nothing fancy, but it hit the spotMore

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 19, 2022 via mobile

I had Lake Perch and my wife had Whitefish baskets. Being from Ohio. I asked our server Mike, is the Perch, Lake Erie Perch? He said No Lake Superior. Dumb question by me! We think ours is the best. Move over Erie, Superior came through....Four pieces and fries were plenty. Can't beat LOCAL!!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 10, 2022 via mobile

The fresh fish is very fresh! Delicious! Both walleye and white fish. Sides were fine. Also enjoyed the white cap spread with smoked fish and capers. We were seated on the street level and couldn't really see much of the locks. I suspect the view...from the second level is a bit better.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 10, 2022

I almost made the mistake of getting chicken fingers but was told by my friend that the perch was excellent. She was right! My husband had the sampler meal, whitefish, walleye and perch. He suggest all three. Very tasty food.

Date of visit: June 2022
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You probably should check with restaurant in regards to reservations. We were walking around in the Soo Locks area and 5pm decided to try the Lockview restaurant on a Thursday. They were not busy and we were seated... More
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Lockview Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4