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West Pier Drive-in

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849 West Pier Drive, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-1519
+1 906-632-0444
11:00 - 20:00
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Halifax, Canada
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015

The food was reasonably priced, but nothing seemed fresh and homemade. The onion rings were made from frozen and the burgers were large, but so many the condiments soaked through the bun making it a sloppy mess to eat. The fish sandwich was also nothing special.

Thank PatRoth
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015 via mobile

No lie! Their food comes out hot and fast. The burgers are the best I've had. Staff is always friendly. Great drive-in atmosphere. Watch freighters cruise right by while enjoying a good meal. Visit often!

1 Thank medic1322
Southlake, Texas
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251 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015 via mobile

More than I could eat. An order of onion rings are big enough to split. There's a counter inside that seats five.

Thank Shelly W
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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202 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015

When talking with the caretaker at the Point Iroquois Lighthouse we mentioned we were heading next to Sault St. Marie and his son immediately said that we should have lunch at the West Pier Drive-In. We found it to be a delightful little place with friendly, helpful service staff. It is located right nest to the Soo Locks, giving visitors... More 

Thank CalifKidRetired
Battle Creek
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015

Awesome burgers! Bring cash, they don't accept credit cards. I would suggest not attempting to eat these burgers in your car.

Thank robbob8
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46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015

We recently visited West Pier Drive In on a trip to Sault Ste. Marie. After watching a freighter go through the locks, we headed over for a "late" (by our standards...it was after 7) dinner. My husband ordered the "full" size sub. It was 12 inches long and had a lot of meat. He has a big appetite, and could... More 

Thank SpainChica08
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015

Ordered a double cheeseburger and couldn't beleive how LARGE it was. And it was so delicious! If you can find it, you've got to try it. Next time I'm just going to order the single burger.

Thank Jeff S
Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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160 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

A great little drive in restaurant underneath the International Bridge. Good burgers, fries, onion rings, shakes, etc. and they serve plenty for the price. An order for one will easily feed two... so mix and match and share while you sit and watch ships pass thru the shipping canal. Only open seasonally tho.. : (

Thank Michael J
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

People in our area literally wait every year for this place to open. The burgers are amazing. The onion rings and mushrooms are also fabulous. They do get a bit busy when they first open and at peak hours. There might be a couple of times a year we avoid the crowds. The crowds are there for a reason though.... More 

Thank JellyBean99999
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015

Was a little "highlight" the captain told while we were traveling the Loucks. Found this gem of a place $6.50 cheeseburger, probably half a pound but burger I have ever had. It's a drive in so they come out and take your order and put it on a window tray....don't forget to figure the sun as we picked the wrong... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 849 West Pier Drive, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-1519
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Upper Peninsula  >  Sault Ste. Marie
  • Phone Number: +1 906-632-0444

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?