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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 parlours. 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. Low & Slow is a menu that has something for anyone that loves BBQ.
What to Know: Fully Licensed, Open for In-Door Dining and Take-out, Summer Patio 

In operation for over 40 years in the city, Ernie’s Coffee Shop is one of the city's beloved downtown coffee shops. The menu offers foods that are farm-to-table fresh ingredients that are locally sourced from area farms. Baked goods like bread and bagels are made in-house, as well as condiments like pickles and sauces.
What to Know: Fixed item menus like Ernie Burger and Steak & Fries are available, enjoy wood-fired BBQ too

3. The Breakfast Pig Badass Eatery

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


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

4. Embers On the ridge


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. Some of our favourite items from the menu include the Duck Salad, Dry Aged Ribeye, or Findlay Fungus Mushroom Rigatoni.
What to Know: Fully licensed, Signature Drinks, Summer Patio overlooking the golf course

5. Japanese, Chinese, Thai, Indian and syrian 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. Each restaurant has its own unique style with a wide variety of items to choose from for indoor dining, take-out and delivery.

Shogun Sushi
Japanese Cuisine
305 Great Northern Road
PH: (705) 253-8688

Lychee Thai
Thai Cuisine
PH: (705) 450-1688

Hong Kong Restaurant
Chinese Cuisine
241 Trunk Road
PH: (705) 949-2313

Golden Dragon Restaurant
Chinese Cuisine
264 Great Northern Road PH: (705) 949-3276

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

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

The Taj Indian Cuisine
Indian Cuisine
420 Great Northern Road
PH: (705) 253-4444

Tandoori Garden
Indian Cuisine
663 Queen Street East
PH: (705) 450-2280

Mom's Kitchen Indian Restaurant
Indian Cuisine
*Take-out and Delivery
PH: (249) 525-6538

Indian Palate
Indian Cuisine
531 Albert Street East
PH: (705) 214-9696

Georgie's Shawarma
Syrian Cuisine
75 Elgin Street
PH: (705) 575-1223

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