An Insider's Guide To What's Cooking In The City!

There is an undercurrent of fun and frivolity vibrating in kitchens all over the city, and some "serious cooking" too. Find out what dishes are being cooked up and where your next dining experience should be.

Barsanti's Restaurant

Barsanti's Restaurant carries on the tradition of great food and full portions. Alfred Caruso worked with the Barsanti family for 22 years before becoming the master of their kitchen in 2003. If you want a recommendation to get started, try Alfred's Signature BBQ Baby Back Ribs or Prime Rib dinner and the homemade lemon tarts. Now serving the most important meal of the day, breakfast!

85 Old Highway 17 N, Sault Ste. Marie, ON
Phone: 705-759-8776

Megan Campagna

In the kitchen of local plant-based chef Megan Campagna, who has sparked her own vegan cuisine following here in the Sault, using social media to share her favourite dishes and recipes. Megan shares her creations with the hashtag #meatlessmonday. You can order a meatless Monday meal from Megan by emailing her at:

The Breakfast Pig

If you have a sweet tooth and are a breakfast lover, a feature at The Breakfast Pig is sure to please. The Bruce Street eatery's owner Angela Caputo gives away her secret of how she makes the Banana Bread French Toast topped with banana creme custard and Nutella. Yes please!

265 Bruce Street, Sault Ste. Marie, ON
Phone: 705-450-6911

Arturo Ristorante

This family has been preparing fine Italian food in Sault Ste Marie for over 25 years. They specialize in culinary delights that are delicious and memorable for all the right ingredients. The friendly staff will make sure you enjoy a dining experience that is second to none. Browse their website for more information about Arturo Ristorante.

515 Queen St East, Sault Ste Marie, ON
Phone: 705-253-0002

Holleyde's English Style Fish and Chips

Holleyde's English style fish and chip stand is serving up its popular fish dishes at its new location on the corner of Spring Street and Foster Drive. Serving up fresh fish with homemade batter and fresh cut fries. It doesn't get any better than this. For more information on Holleyde's, facebook page.

HD Sports Grill

Visit this newly opened waterfront bar and grill to get a taste of some of their speciality menu items. Check out how the kitchen cooks up its HD Burger and seafood platter, featuring pollock fish bites, firecracker calamari, and crab rangoon. 

89 Foster Dr, Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Phone: 705-256-6868

Bruni's Fine Foods

Bruni's Fine Foods has a full smoker in-house, where they smoke everything from bacon to pork tenderloin.

328 Wellington Street West, Sault Ste. Marie, ON
Phone: 705-256-7367

Sandro's Family Restaurant has been making visitors feel like family since the eatery opened its doors in 1979. The restaurant, which now sees its second generation at the helm, has found a recipe for success over the years with their tried and true family dishes.

465 Trunk Rd, Sault Ste. Marie, ON
Phone: 705-253-7771

About Dionne Elgie

Dionne Elgie grew up in Sault Ste. Marie and has a deep personal love for this city, and like many Saultites, a real passion for the great outdoors. Along with her team at DIG (Digital Intelligence Group)—she works with Tourism Sault Ste. Marie to curate compelling travel stories and collect truly useful tour tips that appeal to both local residents and out-of-town visitors. You can contact Dionne at—she’d love to hear from you!

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