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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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“stromboli” (35 reviews)
“house salad” (18 reviews)
“pumpkin soup” (11 reviews)
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American, Wine Bar, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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447 W Portage Ave, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-1989
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Karl's has a very good menu with a very nice selection of choices. Our service was good and our server was welcoming and VERY knowledgeable of gluten free options. The food was excellent! I would happily recommend Karl's for anyone visiting the area!

Thank menbx5
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Really good, fresh, local cuisine! My husband enjoyed the pasty-he said it’s the best he’s had while up here. I really enjoyed the chicken sandwich-it has a special name that I don’t recall offhand. The chips were really good as well. Dessert was also top-notch!...More

Thank AmberAmber27
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yummy white fish dip, loved their chicken Pasty and Not Your Paddy's Lament beer! Great view of the Soo Locks!

Thank lcgacdc
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cozy restaurant located on west end of downtown has several windows to watch ships pass through the locks. Sidewalk wasn’t crowded, so the view was great. Tasty Chicken Club Stromboli ($10.50) and U.P. Pasty ($12) were both served hot. Total $34.45 with 2 beers.

1  Thank MadCityTraveler_46
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pleasant place, much better food than you would expect in a small, touristy town. The veggie burger was home-made and mildly curried, quite good. We shared white fish salad and the roasted brussel sprouts--truly delicious. The most amazing part, though, were the desserts--rich, not overly...More

Thank Norman S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family showed up to a packed Karl's. At first we were told a 5-10 minute wait but our family must have been mixed up with another one and the other family got our table, at first I was upset but Brandon the manager made...More

Thank clintboyer1961
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had never been to the Soo before so we didn't know where to eat, ended up at Karl's.... so glad we did! Amazing wait staff and the best pasty in town! The fish was amazing and fresh too! Will be coming back!

Thank julielander
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got to town late and this looked like the best place It was packed and very noisy, you could not hear your friends The Whitefish on a Maple plank was very nice

Thank Ralph H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I put the title because this little gem needs to change its name! It’s a cute place where you have a great view of the locks from both levels while you eat and drink. You can also belly up to the bar. I recommend the...More

1  Thank Michele H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a late lunch at Karl's. The beer and wine were both great, maybe the best Michigan wine we've had. Our waitress, Morgan, was attentive and friendly. The view of the locks was good, even from inside. We will certainly visit this restaurant again...More

Thank Ashley M
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Questions & Answers
Alexis J
2 April 2017|
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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
7 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
3 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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 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
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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