Eat Local in Algoma Country

Updated: By Heather Bot

Eat local in Algoma Country at the many restaurants, diners, cafes and eateries that offer fantastic meals for every taste, every flavour, and every price point. Sample tasty local flavours on food and drink menus. The region’s food and drink establishments offer a variety of options for dine-in, curbside pickup, take-out, delivery, and in summer, outdoor patios.

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Algoma North

Sault Ste. Marie

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

360 Great Northern Road, Sault Ste. Marie ON
(705) 945-7610
Take-out Menu Online
Open for: Dinner dine-in, take-out, delivery, summer patio
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

180 Bay Street, Sault Ste. Marie ON
(705) 575-1110
View Menu Online, order online available
Open for: Dinner dine-in, take-out, delivery
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, heartwarming soup, gourmet pizza options and Italian favourites. Don’t forget to ask about their daily lunch and dinner features.

Days Inn & Suites: Soo Blaster

345 Queen Street East, Sault Ste. Marie ON
(705) 450-0095
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Open for: Dinner dine-in, take-out, delivery
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.

Quattro Hotel & Conference Centre: Quattro Vinotecca & Q Patio, Pizzatecca

229 Great Northern Road, Sault Ste. Marie ON
(705) 541-0311
View Menus Online (Dinner, Wine and Beer lists, Pizzatecca menu)
Open for: Dinner daily, take-out and delivery, summer patio
Not your typical “hotel” restaurant, Quattro Vinotecca has a casual vibe and a delectable menu featuring pasta (the ravioli is a must), steak and seafood options. Many ingredients are locally sourced, and an exceptional wine selection.


Mountainview Lodge – Restaurant

4280 Hwy 556, Searchmont ON
(705) 781-3329
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Open for: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
The lodge is located along the beautiful Goulais River and is a hub for outdoor adventurers staying in the area. From time to time there is live entertainment in the restaurant.

Searchmont Resort: The Kiln


103 Searchmont Resort Road, Searchmont
(705) 705-781-2340 x 2338
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Open for: season during winter ski months, Buffets, Dinner
Located at the largest ski resort in the region, The Kiln is a new restaurant at Searchmont Resort serving delectable meals and is licensed. Live entertainment takes place regularly during the season.

Batchawana Bay

The Voyageurs’ Lodge – Seasonal

ON-17, Batchawana Bay ON
(705) 882-2504
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Open for: Deli and Coffee Shop Open from Spring to Fall – take-out, summer patio
The General Store – Apple Fritters daily – Open daily 8 am to 7 pm – Fritters go by 3 pm
Located on the shores of beautiful Batchawana Bay, The Voyageur’s Lodge is a must-stop along the Lake Superior coastline.


Wawa Motor Inn – Wawa Goose Bar & Grill


118 Mission Road, Wawa ON
(705) 856-2278
Open for: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner – take-out, dine-in, summer patio
Located at the Wawa Motor Inn, the Wawa Goose Bar & Grill offers great food and a great atmosphere.

White River

Continental Motel

continental motel white river
217 Hwy 17, White River ON
(807) 822-2500
View Menu Online, order online available
Open for: dine-in, take-out, lunch, dinner
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.


Companion Hotel-Motel
930 Front Street, Hearst ON
View Menu Online or Facebook (specials)
Open for: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner daily – take-out available, luncheon buffet, boxed lunches
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 on Facebook (specials and updates)
Open for: Breakfast (Sunday), Lunch, and Dinner, Grab and Go (summer), see the website for summer and winter hours
Situated on Lake Pivabiska, the marina café is open on 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.

Algoma East

Bruce Mines

Bavarian Inn & Restaurant: Kosmos Pizza Bruce Mines


9181 Hwy 17, Bruce Mines ON
(705) 785-3447
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Open for: Dinner dine-in, summer patio
The Bavarian Inn & Restaurant has been a staple on Highway 17 for decades. Today, Kosmos Pizza has you covered for dinner whether it’s pizza, wings, poutine, sandwiches and more. Check out Karaoke nights!


Carolyn Beach Inn & Restaurant

1 Lakeside Drive, Thessalon ON (at the junction of Hwy 17 and Hwy 17B
(705) 842-3330
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Open for: Lunch and Dinner, Indian buffet, and Canadian favourites
The Carolyn Beach Inn & Restaurant was once the site of the “The Burtis Mill”, the first steam-powered sawmill on the North Shore in 1903. Today, guests can enjoy the stunning view of Lake Huron.

Iron Bridge

Red Top Motor Inn

22133 Hwy 17, Iron Bridge ON
(705) 843-2100
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Open for: Breakfast, Dinner – dine-in and take-out
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

74 Dunlop Lake Road, Elliot Lake ON
(705) 848-8090
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Open for: Lunch, Dinner  – dine-in, take-out, summer patio
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.


The Hilltop Restaurant – Waterfalls Lodge

432 Waterfalls Road, Spanish ON
(705) 844-2169
View Menu Online
Open for: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Sunday Brunch – dine-in and take-out,
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.

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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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