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Eat Local in Algoma Country

Updated: By Heather Bot

Shopping Local, Eating Local and Staying Local have always been important to us, but now it’s more important than ever for us to support our small businesses. By using our website’s resources, we’ve made it simple for you to find where to shop, eat, and stay local so that you can continue to support our local communities, and tourism businesses, no matter what area of the Algoma region.

Explore virtual downtowns at your fingertips to get a look at what’s waiting for you. Maybe it’s a marathon shopping trip or relaxing in a café with a good book and WiFi. It could be the chance to stock up on locally grown ingredients and products for your kitchen pantry. Or sampling local flavours on food and drink menus that tasty. Our food and drink establishments are offering a variety of options for dine-in, curbside pickup, take-out, delivery, and outdoor seating on patios.

Tuesdays used to be about tacos. Now, it’s about take-out.

Tuesdays are generally the slowest day for restaurant business but #TakeoutTuesday is helping to change all this. Restaurants, diners, cafes and eateries in Algoma Country offer fantastic meals for every taste, every flavour, and every price point. In Ontario, licensed restaurants and bars can sell alcohol with food takeout and delivery orders and can also offer mixed cocktails and growlers with their food delivery or takeout orders.

*Due to current provincial regulations and public health guidelines, hours of operation, dining options and menus may vary. Be sure to check with your restaurant of choice at the time of order, or when making a reservation for take-out, curb-site pick-up and delivery options.

#EatLocal – Featured Members of Algoma Country

Sault Ste. Marie

The Water Tower Inn: Casey’s Grill.Bar & Water Tower Pub

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360 Great Northern Road, Sault Ste. Marie ON
(705) 945-7610
View Menu Online (Additional Take-out Menu available), order online available
Open for: Lunch, Dinner
Our picks: Back Ribs with Forty Creek Sauce, Louisiana Jambalaya
At Casey’s, you’ll find a menu that offers a variety of internationally inspired flavours, and national favourites, with gluten-friendly and vegetarian options available. A great evening is enjoying their stone-baked thin-crust pizza paired with a craft beer.

Bay Front Quality Inn & Suites: Johnny’s Chophouse and Bar

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180 Bay Street, Sault Ste. Marie ON
(705) 575-1110
View Menu Online, order online available
Open for: Lunch, Dinner
Our Picks: Shrimp Risotto, Margherita Pizza
A great place for casual and fine dining, Johnny’s Chophouse and Bar offers a relaxed atmosphere. The menu has something for everyone from seafood to steak, heart warming soup, gourmet pizza options and Italian favourites. Don’t forget to ask about their daily lunch and dinner features.

Days Inn & Suites: Soo Blaster
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345 Queen Street East, Sault Ste. Marie ON
(705) 450-0095
View Menu Online (Additional Jolly Time Menu available)
Open for: Dinner
Our picks: Reuben Sandwich, Bang Bang Chicken
Located downtown at the Days Inn & Suites, Soo Blaster is a casual, fun atmosphere for a relaxed dinner. The pub-style menu features wings, appetizers like nachos and potato skins, and entrees like burgers, pizza and slow braised brisket.

The Marconi Cultural Event Centre: Tempo Modern Mediterranean

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450 Albert Street West, Sault Ste. Marie ON
(705) 942-5556
View Menu Online, View Take-out Menu Online, online order available
Open for: Lunch, Dinner
Our picks: Moroccan Beef Bavette, Nicoise Salada
The Sault’s newest restaurant is a chic dining experience at the city’s historic Marconi Cultural Event Centre, a tradition for over 100 years. The Mediterranean inspired-menu uses locally sourced ingredients like mushrooms, beef, craft breweries and local winery.

Quattro Hotel & Conference Centre: Quattro Vinotecca

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229 Great Northern Road, Sault Ste. Marie ON
(705) 541-0311
View Menu Online (Additional Lunch, Dinner, Wine and Beer menus, Take-out menu available)
Open for: Lunch, Dinner
Our picks: Lobster Ravioli, Chicken Gorgonzola Penne paired with 2016 Chanson Pere et Fils Pinot Noir
Not your typical “hotel” restaurant, Quattro Vinotecca has a casual vibe and a delectable menu featuring pastas (the ravioli is a must), steak and seafood options. Many ingredients are locally sourced, and an exceptional wine selection.

Batchawana Bay

Voyageurs’ Lodge & Cookhouse

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ON-17, Batchawana Bay ON
(705) 882-2504
View Menu Online, online order available
Open for: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner starting April 23, 2021 – Take-out and limited capacity seating at the Cookhouse.
The General Store – Apple Fritters starting April 6, 2021 – open daily
Staff picks: Poutine, Apple Fritters, Blueberry or Apple Crisp
Located on the shores of beautiful Batchawana Bay, Voyageur’s Lodge & Cookhouse is a must stop along the Lake Superior coastline. Featuring a menu inspired by the history and culture of the voyageurs’, the Cookhouse serves up traditional meals like bannock and beans, poutine with house made gravy and cheese curds, and the Friday Night Fish Fry with locally sourced freshwater fish.
*This business opens for the 2021 season starting in April 2021.

Wawa

Best Northern Motel & Restaurant
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150 Hwy 17 south, Wawa ON
(705) 856-7302
View Menu Online, book your table online available
Open for: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Staff picks: Lamb Curry, Chicken Vindaloo
Overlooking the Michipicoten River in Wawa, Best Northern Resort’s new restaurant menu includes both European specialities like perogies or schnitzel, or try Indian flavours like the lamb curry or chicken tikka.

White River

Continental Motel

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217 Hwy 17, White River ON
(807) 822-2500
View Menu Online
Open for: Lunch, Dinner
Staff picks: Pub Style Fish & Chips, Chicken Wings
Located in the town of White River, the birthplace of Winnie-the-Pooh! White River is a must stop when travelling along Hwy 17 whether by auto, RV or motorcycle. The Dining Lounge serves weekly specials like chicken alfredo, bacon-wrapped meatloaf, shepherd’s pie, and wings.

Hearst

Companion Hotel-Motel
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930 Front Street, Hearst ON
705-362-4304
View Menu Online or Facebook (specials)
Open for: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Staff picks: Beef Dip, Club Sandwich
The fully licensed Lounge will make you feel at home as it feels casual and relaxed. The menu consists of fine dining options like seafood, steak and pasta, gourmet burgers and wraps, and a great place to be for wing night.

Veilleux Camping & Marina


20 Desgroseillier Road, Hearst ON
(705) 362-5379
View Menu Online or Facebook (specials and updates)
Open for: Lunch, Dinner
Staff picks: Benny Burger, Super Size Whistle Dog
Situated on Lake Pivabiska, the marina café is open weekends to adventurers enjoying the outdoors. Recently renovated, the café has a new dining room offering a new menu. Catering services are available as are ready made meals from their freezer. Call for more details.

Bruce Mines

Bavarian Inn & Restaurant

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9181 Hwy 17, Bruce Mines ON
(705) 785-3447
View Menu Online
Open for: Lunch, Dinner
Staff picks: Schnitzel, Samosa
Nestled in the historic town of Bruce Mines, the Bavarian Inn & Restaurant is conveniently located in the centre of town within walking distance of the picturesque waterfront, marina, and downtown shops. Enjoy classic menu choices like burgers and fries or fish and chips with local craft beer. In keeping with its history, find favourites like schnitzel or bratwurst.

Thessalon

Carolyn Beach Inn & Restaurant

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1 Lakeside Drive, Thessalon ON
(705) 842-3330
View Menu Online
Open for: Dinner – Take-out Only
Staff picks: Butter Chicken
Known for its exceptional panoramic views of Lake Huron, Carolyn Beach Inn & Restaurant is great stop on Trans Canada Hwy 17. You can expect a variety of options like Italian pasta entrees to spicy dishes like Red Thai Curry, or freshly made pizza. Vegan, Gluten Free & Vegetarian Meals are available.
*This business is now open for the 2021 season.

Iron Bridge

Red Top Motor Inn

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22133 Hwy 17, Iron Bridge ON
(705) 843-2100
View Menu Online
Open for: Lunch, Dinner Spring 2021 to Fall 2021 – dates to be announced.
Staff picks: Turkey Burger, Reuben Sandwich
An Algoma landmark on Trans Canada Hwy 17, the Red Top Motor Inn is a hard to miss building designed in the Festival Style. Their fresh market approach showcases the fresh local products grown and harvested by area farmers. From St. Joseph Island maple syrup to Lake Huron fresh whitefish, to chicken and pork raised by local Amish and Mennonite farmers.

Elliot Lake

Dunlop Lake Lodge

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74 Dunlop Lake Road, Elliot Lake ON
(705) 848-8090
View Menu Online
Open for: Lunch, Dinner
Staff picks: Fish & Chips, Dunlop Burger & Fries
Situated north of Elliot Lake off Hwy 108, this lakeside lodge’s restaurant offers a relaxing, remote wilderness atmosphere, whether you travel there by car, ATV or in winter, snowmobile. Enjoy casual dining of burgers and fries, fish and chips, poutine and soup of the day.

Spanish

Waterfalls Lodge

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432 Waterfalls Road, Spanish ON
(705) 844-2169
View Menu Online
Open for: Dinner Spring 2021 to Fall 2021 – dates to be announced.
Staff picks: The Big Canuck Burger, Fish Dinner, Fish Tacos
Situated on a chain of lakes, just outside the town of Spanish, Waterfalls Lodge’s restaurant is open to the public to enjoy a relaxed atmosphere with local favourites like burgers fries, fish tacos, wings & beer, or a classic Reuben sandwich.

Find Food & Drink From Every Community in Algoma

You can experience Northern Ontario culture, food, amenities, and connect with businesses using the Algoma Country Virtual Marketplaces found at www.northernontario.travel. We have lots of food and drink options and places to shop for everyone!

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About Heather Bot

I'm a member of the Algoma Country Travel staff. I hope my blogs entice you to visit the beautiful region that I call home.

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