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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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Leesburg, United States
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115 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

The place is a bit off the path, but WORTH it! The burgers are HUGE (don't say I didn't warn you). The food is top notch, the service friendly and.... just go there, it is way better than the tourist traps by the locks and you will not be sorry.

Thank Terry E
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

These are the best burgers in Michigan! We love west pier burgers. They are huge and flavorful. My husband has to have his annual trip up to the Soo so we can get our burgers! :) They are pretty quick and the sides are tasty too!

Thank Carly H
United States
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73 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

Ate at West Pier this eveving and was very disappointed. The burgers are huge but they lack taste. They seemed to be hand pattied but there is no flavor from cooking on a flat top or being grilled. All of the taste comes from the condiments. DW only ate half of hers and tossed the rest. We ate at the... More 

Thank wkelly5688
Howell, Michigan
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

The burgers were great. Huge though. I couldn't finish mine. I wish I would have read the reviews earlier to see that one fry could feed two or so. I ordered a fry for each of us (6 of them) and we had 4 left over which was a waste of money. It is a tad pricy for a family... More 

Thank Lisa S
Indianapolis, Indiana
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

We were excited to try West Pier after a visit to the Locks. Arrived shortly after 8pm on Saturday night. The server arrived at the car to inform us they had closed at 8. Too bad. Went to Clyde's instead.

Thank Lady_Tee12
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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176 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

We were in the area at dinner time after visiting the locks and asked the security officer for a dinner recommendation. Without hesitation he gave us directions to the West Pier Drive-In. He said it was the best burger around and he was right! Inexpensive food quick car service. Would go back again

Thank DrJim2
Marion, Ohio
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

We eat here every time we vacation in the U.P. We are never disappointed. Large, tasty burgers. My favorite is the bacon cheeseburger. Generous portions of fries, onion rings, and fried cauliflower.

Thank Dave L
Traverse City, Michigan
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

Simply Awesome! My last visit to West Pier was In 1999 (16 years ago) when I lived in the area. My first stop back in the Soo after all these years was to West Pier Drive-In to get a Hot Sub - best sub ever. If you like hot sub sandwiches then you need to try their hot sub -... More 

1 Thank Robert R
Halifax, Canada
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

The food was reasonably priced, but nothing seemed fresh and homemade. The onion rings were made from frozen and the burgers were large, but so many the condiments soaked through the bun making it a sloppy mess to eat. The fish sandwich was also nothing special.

Thank PatRoth
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

No lie! Their food comes out hot and fast. The burgers are the best I've had. Staff is always friendly. Great drive-in atmosphere. Watch freighters cruise right by while enjoying a good meal. Visit often!

1 Thank medic1322

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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
USD 5 - USD 10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?