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You Gotta Eat Here: 5 Must Try Restaurants in Sault Ste. Marie

Low & Slow Brisket, Corn Cucumber Salad, Cheese Mac. • Credit: Algoma Country
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You Gotta Eat Here: 5 Must Try Restaurants in Sault Ste. Marie

These restaurants are a must when visiting the Soo

Algoma’s largest city, Sault Ste. Marie, is known for its excellent Italian cuisine and plentiful pizza parlors. But it's also host to a wide variety of eateries that offer different types of cuisine from all over the world. Here you'll discover lots of restaurants and cafes whose chefs create delicious meals made with fresh ingredients and staff that welcome you with warm Northern hospitality.

Below are just a few restaurants that you gotta eat at in Sault Ste. Marie on your next stay in the city.

Half Rack of Ribs, Slaw, Cheese Mac. (Photo credit: Algoma Country)

If you love smoky BBQ ribs, pulled chicken or pork, or succulent brisket, you gotta eat here! The menu is pure southern cooking from hearty mac, cornbread, jerk chicken and tasty desserts. In the summer, the fenced patio and picnic tables is a relaxed atmosphere, or eat indoors and enjoy the tunes of the south like jazz and blues. Low & Slow is a menu that has something for anyone that loves BBQ.
What to Know: Fully Licensed; offers southern twists on poutine; you can order Kool Aid.
Open: Tuesday - Saturday 4pm - 8pm
648 Queen Street East, PH: (705) 450-6328

In operation for over 40 years by the Febbraro Family, Ernie’s is a true Sault Ste. Marie local hotspot. It's recently under new ownership with chef John Armstrong. Homemade offerings include elevated diner classics as well as staples like big burgers, delicious poutine, BLTs, and fish ’n' chips. This is a great place to meet up with friends for a hearty breakfast to start your day, or just pop in for a good cup of coffee and a Texas-size slice of homemade pie.

What to Know: the restaurant is a nostalgic diner setting with counter, stools and booths; get the coconut cream pie.
Open: Wednesday - Thursday 11:30am - 9pm, Friday - Saturday 11:30am - 10pm
13 Queen Street East PH: (705) 253-9216

3. The Breakfast Pig Badass Eatery

*Voted Best Breakfast by the Readers of Lake Superior Magazine on the Best of the Lake 2016 Contest

Bacon Cheddar French Toast. (Photo credit: Algoma Country)

Going out for a hearty breakfast with friends is a favourite thing to do in the Sault, and you won’t find a heartier breakfast than at the Pig! Open for breakfast and lunch daily, the Breakfast Pig serves up traditional favourites, but that’s not its claim to fame. It’s the twists that will get you in the door: breakfast poutines, bacon cheddar waffles, and seasonal twists (think candy cane, pumpkin spice, etc) on pancakes, waffles, crepes and eggs benedict.
What to Know: follow the Breakfast Pig on Facebook for new monthly features.
Open: Saturday - Thursday 8am - 4pm, Friday 8am - 10pm
265 Bruce Street PH: (705) 450-6911

4. Embers Grill & Smokehouse

Smoked Duck Sliders. (Photo credit: Embers Grill & Smokehouse Facebook)

What you’ll love about this restaurant is that everything is made from scratch, even the ketchup, and the chef uses fresh ingredients from local area farms. Embers' menu is not typical either. Smoked duck breast sliders, blueberry-maple short ribs, rack of lamb, P.E.I mussels. Or how about a creamy amaretto cheesecake for dessert, or crème brulee with fresh peaches, vanilla and bourbon?
What to Know: Fully licensed, signature drinks and craft beer on tap.
Open: Tuesday - Saturday 4pm - 8pm
418 Fourth Line West (Crimson Ridge Golf Course) PH: (705) 254-4653 ext.2

5. Japanese, Chinese, Thai, and Indian Cuisine

At JC Sakura. (Photo credit: Algoma Country)

You’ll find a wide variety of restaurants that serve fresh Southeast Asian and Asian cuisine in Sault Ste. Marie. Some eateries offer all-you-can-eat and buffets while others offer beautifully plated dishes—the perfect opportunity for a social media post. Each restaurant has its own unique style with a wide variety of items to choose from. I’ve listed them all. You’re welcome!

Shogun Sushi
305 Great Northern Road
Open: Sunday - Saturday 12pm - 9pm

Lychee Thai
Thai Cuisine, Take-out, Eat-in Restaurant, Delivery
PH: (705) 450-1688
Open: Monday - Saturday 11am - 8pm

Hong Kong Restaurant
Chinese Cuisine
Eat-in Restaurant, Take-out
241 Trunk Road PH: (705) 949-2313
Open: 7 days a week

Golden Dragon Restaurant
Chinese Cuisine
264 Great Northern Road PH: (705) 949-3276
Open: 7 days a week

Hard Wok Café
Chinese Cuisine
Take-out, Delivery
303 Cathcart Street
PH: (705) 254-2871

Sun Kwong
Chinese Cuisine
368 Queen Street East
PH: (705) 253-1578

The Taj Indian Cuisine
Eat-in Restaurant, Take-out
420 Great Northern Road PH: (705) 253-4444
Open:7 Days a week

Tandoori Garden
663 Queen Street East
Open: Monday - Saturday 11am - 8:45pm, Sunday 4pm - 8:45pm
PH: (705) 450-2280

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