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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%
Travellers talk about
“stromboli” (39 reviews)
“crab cakes” (21 reviews)
“house salad” (16 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
447 W Portage Ave, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-1989
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I read the reviews and checked out the menus for Karl's and it looked like no miss opportunity. Unfortunately, our experience was a big miss, from the time we were seated to the the moderate dessert. We did the Circle Tour of...More

Thank pnedry
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a hidden gem! The fish tacos are awesome and the Reuben was amazing. The homemade coleslaw was perfect for both the tacos and the sandwich. Homemade pickles had a little bite! Petula, our waitress, knew the menu inside out and made the whole...More

Thank 3Canadaeh
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our friendly host at the motel suggested Karl's for dinner and we were not disappointed. What a hustle-bustle restaurant with the servers working hard to please. Morgan was friendly and knowledgeable. We wanted to order a bottle of their wine for dinner but didn't know...More

Thank JQuilter
Reviewed 3 days ago

We have vacationed several times in Sault Ste. Marie and Karls is our favorite restaurant. Last night we had dinner there and it was even better than I remember. Our waiter, Will, was attentive and described all of the specials so well I wanted to...More

Thank Heartminer
Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband and I chose to try Karl's for a late lunch, based on Trip Advisor reviews and location (just across from Soo Locks). Our baked brie appetizer was amazing. I opted to try the UP's "pasty" at Karl's. I was disappointed. Wish I would...More

Thank Gram-in-STL
Reviewed 5 days ago

Had a good experience at Karl's when we were at the Soo a few years ago so made sure to go again. Food was excellent again. Surprise was Saturday night's prime rib which was excellent -- but one of the side offerings was macaroni and...More

Thank Elaine L
Reviewed 6 days ago

We dined in the 'upper deck' of this wonderful venue and enjoyed the view of a freighter going thru the locks while waiting for our food. Hubby had crab cakes and I had the best Reuben sandwich ever with cole slaw instead of kraut. The...More

Thank clm6934
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Are lunch here and was not disappointed. Had the pumpkin soup with guoda cheese and toasted croutons, a Thursday special. Excellent.... also had Mac and cheese with bacon also excellent. Meats are antibiotic free. Menu very diverse, something fit everyone. The also make their own...More

Thank cherbear6000
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a truly friendly place, and all the wait staff are genuinely enthusiastic about the food and drink they are serving. The blueberry cider was excellent, as was the beer flight -- all brewed on the premises. We can recommend the skirt steak and...More

Thank Wanderlust777
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful red wine! Food was delicious! No complaints, would definitely recommend! Price was good for the food and wine. Most impressive is all beer and wine is made on-site.

Thank Kyla C
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Nearby Attractions
Soo Locks
1,071 reviews
.22 km away
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1.26 km away
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Alexis J
Do they have mixed drinks or just beer and wine?
1 April 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.
6 November 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?
2 April 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
US$10 - US$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
Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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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