Are you hungry? Wondering where to eat in Sault Ste Marie? I’ve got you covered from a roadhouse five minutes from the airport to an Italian restaurant that opened in 1961. Oh, I’ve also got burgers, wickedly good ice cream and doughnuts worthy of a lineup to share with you. This is Sault Ste Marie though so no need to worry about lineups bigger than a few people. It may be one of the biggest towns in Northern Ontario but it still has a small town feel to me and I love it. I’m hanging out with a local and everywhere we go someone seems to know her. It is that kinda town. Ok, enough talking let’s get to my list of where to eat in Sault Ste Marie.
Boots & Saddles Roadhouse – Whether you are coming or going by air you may want to stop by this western style tavern. I swear I’ve stepped inside a Texas Pub, but no this is Sault Ste Marie. Open from 11 am to 10 pm at 2667 Second Line West it is literally right around the corner from the local airport. If you need a quick bite before or after your flight saddle up to a table and dig into their menu. We sampled the Western Appetizer Platter which is all things fried. Sometimes you just want a fried zucchini stick and when you do it is delish!
Cafe Natura – Located right around the corner from the Holiday Inn Express on Elgin Street this whole food eatery is the exact opposite of Boots & Saddles. Here everything is green, wholesome and fresh. This is the first place I ate at after arriving and I loved my Chicken and Veg Scramble with a side Greek Salad. Unfortunately, their espresso machine broke down while I was in town otherwise I’m sure this would have been my coffee hang out as well.
The Breakfast Pig – At 265 Bruce Street you will find a bad ass eatery called The Breakfast Pig. If you want to enjoy a tasty meal with as many local ingredients as possible this is the place for you. I enjoyed the Angela. Formerly from their secret menu this grilled potato hash topped with two poached eggs gave me all the energy I needed to make it to lunch. Love their huge selection of hot sauces as well.
Burger Don – Tired of the pre set burger menu? Head to Burger Don on 7 Great Northern Road and take advantage of their Build Your Own Burger Menu. Before you do that have the Onion Rings and Fried Cheese Curds, NOMNOMNOM.
Lindsey and I split two burgers. One we “made” ourselves. Don’t ask me what is on it, a lot! The second one is the Doughnut Burger. Two patties with cheese, maple glazed bacon sandwiched between two Honey Glazed Doughnuts. My heart, my arteries! Oh so good though.
Muio’s – A staple of Sault Ste Marie since 1961 this Italian restaurant at 685 Queen Street East has tried to update the menu but regulars won’t allow them. Everything is classic, delicious and huge in portion size. I had the Broasted Chicken Fingers and the Spaghetti with Meatball. Everything made in house and oh so good.
Solo Trattoria – Another fine restaurant within walking distance of my hotel is the Italian restaurant Solo Trattoria at 250 Queen St East. Huge portions and friendly service make this a stand out. Starting with a Greek Salad and finishing with Rack of Lamb and pasta. OMG, I could barely move after finishing dinner. Happy 10th Anniversary Solo Trattoria and here’s to many more.
Superior Home Bakery – Located at 438 Great Northern Road this is where you go if you want a doughnut, fresh bread or anything you would normally get from a bakery. OMG, I love this place. It doesn’t look like much from the outside but the doughnuts are so fresh.
Of course, if you are planning a day trip I would highly recommend you stop here for fresh buns, deli meats and cheese and of course a few treats to sweeten the meal. Consider this your one stop picnic lunch place.
The Big Moose Ice Cream Parlour – I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Head out to the Chippewa Trading Post at 1332 Great Northern Road and satisfy your sweet tooth with a delicious waffle cone filled with iced dairy goodness. They have over 60 flavours available so you are bound to find a flavour combo that you’ll fall in love with. This is the only line up I experienced in the Soo, but it was worth it.
Pretty impressive list of where to eat in Sault Ste Marie, don’t you think? I know I left town happy, full and a few pounds heavier. Maybe I should have only eaten one doughnut?