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West Pier Drive-in

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849 West Pier Drive, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-1519
+1 906-632-0444
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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202 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015

When talking with the caretaker at the Point Iroquois Lighthouse we mentioned we were heading next to Sault St. Marie and his son immediately said that we should have lunch at the West Pier Drive-In. We found it to be a delightful little place with friendly, helpful service staff. It is located right nest to the Soo Locks, giving visitors... More 

Thank CalifKidRetired
Battle Creek
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015

Awesome burgers! Bring cash, they don't accept credit cards. I would suggest not attempting to eat these burgers in your car.

Thank robbob8
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46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015

We recently visited West Pier Drive In on a trip to Sault Ste. Marie. After watching a freighter go through the locks, we headed over for a "late" (by our standards...it was after 7) dinner. My husband ordered the "full" size sub. It was 12 inches long and had a lot of meat. He has a big appetite, and could... More 

Thank SpainChica08
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015

Ordered a double cheeseburger and couldn't beleive how LARGE it was. And it was so delicious! If you can find it, you've got to try it. Next time I'm just going to order the single burger.

Thank Jeff S
Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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150 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

A great little drive in restaurant underneath the International Bridge. Good burgers, fries, onion rings, shakes, etc. and they serve plenty for the price. An order for one will easily feed two... so mix and match and share while you sit and watch ships pass thru the shipping canal. Only open seasonally tho.. : (

Thank Michael J
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

People in our area literally wait every year for this place to open. The burgers are amazing. The onion rings and mushrooms are also fabulous. They do get a bit busy when they first open and at peak hours. There might be a couple of times a year we avoid the crowds. The crowds are there for a reason though.... More 

Thank JellyBean99999
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015

Was a little "highlight" the captain told while we were traveling the Loucks. Found this gem of a place $6.50 cheeseburger, probably half a pound but burger I have ever had. It's a drive in so they come out and take your order and put it on a window tray....don't forget to figure the sun as we picked the wrong... More 

Thank 199LINDA
Guyton, Georgia, United States
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015 via mobile

Great food. Love the drive-in experience. Fast service, friendly employees. Definitely worth the trip while you are in Sault Sainte Marie!

Thank April C
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43 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

Even better than expected. Great food, great folks. Best to eat there (their burgers are huge and juicy). Onion rings and subs are very good too. So glad we made the trip from North Carolina!

Thank Patti J
Sault Ste Marie, MI
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

This place is small, but the burgers are BIG! Well known for their food. Located under the international bridge and it's like the old fashioned drive-ins, they wait on you in your car. Watch the freighters go by while your eating. Closed in the winter.

Thank T Z

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 849 West Pier Drive, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-1519
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Upper Peninsula  >  Sault Ste. Marie
  • Phone Number: +1 906-632-0444

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?