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“Pleasant dining experience”

Karl's Cuisine, Winery & Brewery
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Healthy, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: 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.
Logansport, Indiana
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Pleasant dining experience”
Reviewed August 10, 2014

We ate here during our visit to the Soo locks. We chose outdoor seating on the upper level, right across the street from the west end of the locks. Servers were friendly and helpful, promptly delivering our drinks. Service to take our food order and the initial drink refill was a little slower than optimum - possibly because we were seated upstairs and outside. The food was excellent. Our party's choices included the beef pastie, whitefish sandwich, pepperoni pizza, and chicken strips and fries for the youngest one. All were very satisfied. A freighter entered the Macarthur lock while we were eating, giving us an excellent view of it. We would definitely return.

Visited August 2014
1 Thank Jeffrey S
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Plymouth, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“All four of us loved our dinners!”
Reviewed August 6, 2014

As the last part of our mini U.P. tour we stopped in Sault Ste. Marie to see the Locks and other attractions. Our 15 year old son and 14 year old daughter were ravenous as we had not had anything substantial to eat since breakfast at 8:30am and it was now close to 6pm. We found Karl's on TripAdvisor --- the first resource we check whenever we are travelling. Everything we ordered at Karl's was absolutely delicious - very fresh and as I like to put it, "made with love". Our kids both had side Caesar salads to start - they cleaned their plates and put Karl's in their "Top 3" as Caesars go, and they order them everywhere so there is a bit of experience here - and then our son had a stromboli and our daughter had a pulled pork sandwich. Both said they were delicious and they ate every last bit. My husband had a burger with white cheddar cheese and applewood smoked bacon on a delightful pretzel bun - he raved about it all during the meal. I had a beautiful blueberry spinach salad with chicken - simply outstanding with an exceptional blueberry vinaigrette dressing. My husband and I also tried the house-made Superior Coast Chilean Malbec - very smooth and pleasant - we liked it so much that we ordered a bottle to take back home with us. Excellent service, outstanding food, understated decor and a lovely, friendly owner in Karl's wife, Paula. Karl's is a culinary gem offering a delightful quality dining experience on a street that is loaded with cheap souvenir shops. We loved this restaurant and recommend it to anyone making a trip to "the Soo"!

  • Visited August 2014
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4 Thank Laura S
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St. Catharines, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
211 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
“Fabulous fish right on the Soo”
Reviewed August 3, 2014

Karl's was recommended by the young woman working at our hotel as the best restaurant in town, after eating there we have no reason to disagree. The building itself is a bit odd -- sort of stylized bow of a ship -- but inside the service was excellent and the food delicious. I had read about Karl's famous pasty, and ordered one as a sort of heavy appetizer. With real chunks of beef and vegetables wrapped in a flaky pastry, this is nothing like the lead chunks I've had elsewhere. It fully lived up to its reputation. For my main dish, I had maple planked whitefish and my wife whitefish with creamy basil sauce. Both were perfect -- tasty and fresh with subtle seasoning and flavors that saved it from the blandness of many whitefish dishes. We ordered a terrific chocolate dessert to take back to our room, which served two of us nicely.

  • Visited July 2014
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2 Thank Candonjan
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Great food here. Fresh and unique items right across from the locks. A great selection on gluten free things too. The gluten free bread is awesome. Try the chocolate cherry torte. Best dessert ever!

1 Thank msshakepeare
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Timmins, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best Little Restaurant on the 'Port Side'”
Reviewed August 2, 2014

Mother daughter long weekend trip was great but we cannot stop talking about the taste experience we had at Karl's. This place was recommended by 2 local businesses as the place to go eat and we were not disappointed. We ate more than we should so we could try out more dishes because this was just a vacation and didn't know when we would be back. Tim was a very pleasant and helpful waiter and his recommendations were delicious (although I doubt the menu had anything I wouldn't have enjoyed). We even took some take-out to enjoy later. Our recommendation would be don't leave town without eating at Karl's.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Sara P
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