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Across from the entrance to the Soo Locks the Lock View isn't just for tourists. Local people regard our whitefish as the best with our saying "the fish you eat today slept last night in whitefish bay". We prepare our whitefish and walleye many different ways: pan-fried, broiled, lemon-pepper, Cajun, deep-fried, Cajun deep fried, Cajun broiled, and lemon pepper broiled. We are more than family friendly and with two floors of seating; we can easily accommodate large groups! Open May- October!
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Seafood, American
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed December 28, 2020

Right across the street from the Soo Locks, couldn't ask for a better location (if your next visit is the Soo Locks). The place itself has a family atmosphere. We arrived during a busy time, which led to a long wait to sit (which was...fine) and then a long wait to order and get food, albeit with friendly service. This is more noticeable when the food coming out is average. I am a lover of fish, but found it to be ok. My son found the steak to be ok. My wife found the chicken to be ok. I really liked the chowder, but overall disappointing for a very hungry family.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed November 13, 2020 via mobile

A sporadic road trip led us to the Soo Locks. After walking the locks and watching ships come in, we decided to try this place. No expectations, but I was pleasantly surprised. I LOVE crab legs. And Lockview delivered a beautiful plate of crab... melted...butter. I enjoyed it in perfect company with a calming view of the locks with the night sky and lights illuminating it! Worth a stopMore

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed October 6, 2020 via mobile

We had the Whitefish dip, Whitefish chowder and whitefish basket and all were so good, especially the dip. It was served with water crackers which was perfect to not overshadow the dip. Loved it. Not fishy. Served with capers and crackers. The restaurant is only...open mid May through Mid October so check before going. Mandy did a fantastic job.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed September 25, 2020 via mobile

Stopped after soo lock tour basis TA reviews. Wanted to try whitefish fish fry. Fish frys are a staple in MKE, interested in whitefish version. It was very good, a bit on greasy side. Tatar sauce top notch too. Ordered whitefish chowder, it was delicious,...except served lukewarm. Better half had shrimp basket which she said was good. Service was fine. Wouldn’t hesitate to go here again.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 16, 2020 via mobile

We went here last week. We were advised we could go to the bar in the back. We got there, no one was at the bar, no one helped us at the bar. We then went back to the front desk to see if we...could get some assistance on if we were in the right place. We stood there for 3 minutes and no one came. So we decided to leave I have no idea what their food or drinks are like because no one was able to help us. We didn’t go back the time we were there because we didn’t want to have that experience again.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 10, 2020 via mobile

I sense that this a place that locals visit in search of an authentic meal. I had heard about pasties and just had to try one of these meat popovers. HUGE! Also excellent cole slaw. Glad I stopped by.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 5, 2020 via mobile

We had fish n chips and it was delicious and the second visit I had salmon on a cedar plank, it was superb! Great location to watch the ships.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed September 5, 2020

Great homemade Cinnamon Bun, excellent coffee, and Eggs cooked to perfection for a very fussy eater. Go in the morning, grab breakfast, and stroll right across the street to see a ship navigate through the Michigan's Soo Locks. The Boat watching is FREE for one...and all.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed August 30, 2020

My Father n Law exclaimed to our server that he's been coming for the whitefish for over 60 years.. Has Lockview been around for 60 years? Doesn't really matter, it's delicious; the staff outstanding! We stopped for both lunch and dinner this day in late...August; we had the same server for both meals. She remembered us and even recalled most of our drink orders, there were 7 of us! Regardless of our stay in the Soo, we will always visit the Lockview.. it's the best in town!More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 28, 2020 via mobile

Excellent white fish. Service was great. Trip advisor shows wrong hours. Really good meal. Also nice view of licks

Date of visit: August 2020
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Lockview serves breakfast lunch and dinner!
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  • Yes, Lockview Restaurant offers takeaway services.

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  • Lockview Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4