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Lockview Restaurant

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327 W Portage Ave, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-1837
+1 906-632-2772
07:00 - 22:00
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Alfred, Maine
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited in September and this was the first place that I ate. I sat upstairs by the windows and wow, what a view. I ordered a whitefish sandwich and it was great, fresh and tasty. Server was friendly and engaging.

Thank JoeyK2559
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped here on a Sunday morning for breakfast about 10:00. Had to wait about 10 mins for a table, although it was not busy. It seemed there may have only been 1 waitress, which seemed odd for a Sunday morning in this tourist area. Great location--loved the atmosphere. Right across the street from the Locks and lots of parking... More 

Thank Ann B
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Discovered this spot when we got caught in a rain storm. Sat on the second floor and got a cool view of the water and neon signs. Their drinks were surprising good and reasonably priced.

Thank Heather T
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The breakfast was amazing: eggs, hashbrowns, and WHITEFISH with a choice of ways to prepare. And very good coffee. Right across from the Soo Locks and the visitor center, we had a great view of a freighter entering the locks on the way to Lake Superior. After breakfast, we got to see the finale as the freighter slowly pulled away.

Thank MichiganTraveler02
Northbrook, Illinois
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79 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

My husband and I ate here for breakfast on a Sunday morning. It is right across from the Soo locks. I had the corned beef hash and eggs, and my husband had the whitefish and eggs. The whitefish was a little overdone. The portions were large. Service was okay.

Thank Nancy M
Tinley Park
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62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We stopped here for lunch after touring the soo locks located directly across the street. We were a party of four and had decided on sandwiches that we could split. The BLT and Reuben sandwiches were very good and substantial. They didn't do an up charge for splitting either! The waiter was very personable and our food was delivered to... More 

Thank gziggie
London, United Kingdom
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199 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

I have no idea what they were made from - probably lots of butter and buttermilk, but they tasted great and were full of ripe blueberries. Along with the freeflowing coffee, this is a great place for breakfast.

Thank WanderingHK
Brookings, South Dakota
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83 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

This fine restaurant is located right next door to the Askwith Lock View Hotel, and right across the street from the Soo Locks. We watched a freighter pass through the locks during our meal. Quite a varied menu, and very delicious. The battered whitefish & chips were what I was craving, and hit the spot. Their blue margarita with curacao... More 

Thank Stevestanga
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

went here for lunch after walking the town and watching boats pass in the locks. they have some great fried white fish and chips also the servise was good as well. it was busy but thats ok

Thank Christina H
Appleton, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

A place to eat when visiting. Situated across from the Soo locks, have a greet breakfast while the ships go through and on Friday night the best Fishfry.

Thank copperred65

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Seafood, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 327 W Portage Ave, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-1837
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Upper Peninsula  >  Sault Ste. Marie
  • Phone Number: +1 906-632-2772
Across from the entrance to the Soo Locks the Lock View isn't just for tourists. Local people regard our whitefish as the best with our saying "the fish you eat today slept last night in whitefish bay". We prepare our whitefish and walleye many different ways: pan-fried, broiled, lemon-pepper, Cajun, deep-fried, Cajun deep fried, Cajun broiled, and lemon pepper broiled. We are more than family friendly and with two floors of seating; we can easily accommodate large groups! Open May- October!

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