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Karl's Cuisine, Winery & Brewery

447 W Portage Ave, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-1989
+1 906-253-1900
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
447 W Portage Ave, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-1989
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Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

Well-priced, nice casual dining spot overlooking Soo Locks. Very kid-friendly, and the grown-ups enjoyed their meals, too! One of the highlights of our trip!

Thank tuftsgrad
Reviewed September 1, 2016

Ok so we had dinner at Karl's tonight. Whitefish and Shrimp Alfredo. The restaurant is very dated and has that tired tourist trap feel. We were seated quickly since the place was nearly empty. Shrimp came with a side salad that was your usual fare....More

Thank Rick M
Reviewed September 1, 2016

Visited Karl's for lunch on the recommendation of someone at the Soo Locks. What a nice little place. It is a very short walk from the the Locks. Food was delicious, service was outstanding and it was reasonably priced. Kudos to our server, Brianna! She...More

Thank Laughinglinda0705
Reviewed September 1, 2016

We stopped here because of a friend's previous experience. We were not disappointed!! The food was excellent! Our server was Brianna. She made our experience more welcoming. My husband really like the beer she recommended.

Thank Cindy B
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Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us by a local store owner. The food was absolutely wonderful. My husband had the homemade navy bean soup and fish tacos and I had my first pasty. Menu items were freshly made and used local ingredients. The warm bread...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed August 31, 2016

Believe the reviews! Awesome food and NOT skimpy portions. Atmosphere was great for a couples meal...98% kid-free. Indecisive about what hard cider to pick and we were offered three tastings to decide.For those who think the food is a little pricey...well, there is no drive-up...More

Thank DickandJanesTravels
Reviewed August 30, 2016

Great restaurant that knows and supports GF dining. Servers are knowledgeable and food is delicious. Bry was especially helpful and courteous during our visit. The weekend special was prime rib and was delicious.

Thank hounder70
Reviewed August 30, 2016

This is another restaurant across the street from the locks. The food was very very good and we had a superior waitress! We were a group of four and we all were very pleased with this dinner!

Thank Marilyn L
Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

I experienced my bery first Pasty at Karls. What a delicious meal. I know if I eve have one anywhere else it will be a disappointment. The Ceasar salad was excellent. I wish I would have heard about Karls at the beginning of my trip....More

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

In general, the Soo is a somewhat rundown town. From the outside, Karl's looks like kind of a kitschy tourist joint, next to the mini golf. But the food is outstanding. Farm to table fare freshly and creatively prepared. If you are looking to treat...More

Thank smurphymn
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Nearby Attractions
Soo Locks
1,064 reviews
.14 miles away
Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site
138 reviews
.78 miles away
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268 reviews
.86 miles away
Tower of History
126 reviews
.68 miles away
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Alexis J
Do they have mixed drinks or just beer and wine?
April 1, 2017|
Response from Chef Karl and P... N | Property representative |
Karl's Cuisine has their own winery, brewery and amazing food but no mixed drinks.
Meta G
Just wanted to say Brianna is my niece. I have eaten at Karl's many times and never been disappointed. Great food, great atmosphere and great views. So glad you enjoyed it. I live here, so I get to go anytime I feel like it.
November 6, 2015|
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Response from Chris S | Reviewed this property |
we loved it.........great food and great people. Have a Stromboli and a Pasty in the freezer yet.
Jeanine W
Is there handi cap access?
April 2, 2015|
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Response from Chris S | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The ramp starts in the back and runs up the side of the building to the main entrance
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $25
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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
  • E-mail
Karl's Cuisine is a full-service restaurant, winery, brewery 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. Sample our house-made Superior Coast wines and craft brews. Unique and delectable collections are offered at Karl's Cuisine, choose a favorite to accent your lunch or dinner. Need a special meal, corporate lunch or business meeting? Karl's Cuisine Catering offers signature dishes from simple to spectacular.
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