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Eating Around the Lake

Eating Around the Lake

Famous schnitzel from the Salzburger Hof.

Five Places to Eat from Sault Ste. Marie to Wawa on Your Motorcycle Journey



Lake Superior is a 2,300 km (1450 mi) ride around, but just as you get started in Algoma Country there are several infamous foodie stops that will give you the reserves for this epic ride. Each of these stops has been thoroughly tested and biker approved. For more information about the Ride Lake Superior Motorcycle Route visit www.ridelakesuperior.com

Caution: Author is not responsible for increased weight gain, the meat sweats, or the requirement for post meal naps.

1. Lake Shore Salzburger Hof Resort -- Batchawana Bay, Ontario
Some people like a traditional simple schnitzel served with applesauce. Others like a more complex "loaded" schnitzel. The Salzburger Hof serves schnitzel up every which way and is arguably the best schnitzel house on the entire lake. After dinner take a stroll down to the lake and reflect on why you didn't come for schnitzel sooner.

lakeshore salzburgerhof batchawana bayDining room at Lake Shore Salzburger Hof Resort in Batchawana Bay. (Photo credit: Algoma Country)

2. Best Northern Motel & Restaurant -- Wawa, Ontario
The owners of this restaurant pride themselves on offering guests real traditional Polish and European cuisine. Try the Hungarian Potato Pancake. This pancake is pure awesomeness topped with beef stew and sour cream. What to do after dinner: take your photo with the iconic Wawa Goose Monument and post it on the Ride Lake Superior Facebook.

bestnorthernBest Northern Resort, Wawa. (Photo credit: Algoma Country)

3. Voyageurs' Lodge Cookhouse -- Batchawana Bay, Ontario
It took a group of hardy boatmen to paddle a 26' canoe full of furs and supplies across this rugged landscape and they ate well to fuel their bodies. The Cookhouse was founded on the same principles and serves up food perfect for real hardy bikers. Try traditional meals like tortiere, bannock and beans, or stop in on a Friday night for their legendary fish fry of locally caught trout and whitefish. Top it all off with a buttertart -- amazing!

voyageurs lodgeVoyageur's Lodge & Cookhouse, Batchawana Bay. (Photo credit: Algoma Country)

4. Wacky Wings -- Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
This place is a must stop in the Soo if you're looking for over 100 flavours of wings with names like 'Megan Fox Hot' 'Devils Inferno', or flavours like Caribbean Jerk and Dr. Pepper BBQ. Now with seven locations across Ontario, go to the place that started it all -- the Original Wacky Wings in Sault Ste. Marie.

5. Young's General Store -- Wawa, Ontario
Sure, it's technically not a restaurant but this iconic old-fashioned general store can satisfy your hunger. Right inside the front door is a barrel full of pickles gently marinating in salt brine -- nothing says 'road trip' more than eating a pickle at Young's General Store. They have a great selection of ice cream, fudge and beef jerky.

youngs general store wawaYoung's General Store in Wawa. (Photo credit: Mike Jacobs)

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