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The Palace Saloon

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$$ - $$$
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
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200 W Portage Ave, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-1922
+1 906-632-7721
11:00 - 23:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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River Falls
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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Vast selection of margaritas to choose from. Food and service is excellent. Small outdoor seating if you like. Historic building with lots to read on the walls.

Thank Tlflight
Upper Peninsula
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182 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for queso, drinks, and lunch. Everything was super - just like always. Service is great. Drinks are wonderful. Food is the best in town!!!

Thank G Roger P
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73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had lunch here because another restaurant wasn't open and that was so lucky for us. Our waitress was wonderful and so was the food. I had the lunch special Palace slammers and my husband had a burrito. Bother were very tasty.

Thank tooters111
Grand Haven, Michigan
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Like the atmosphere but the food is just so/so. Don't get the shredded beef burritos, it is NOT shredded beef but some type of meat strips make up of gristle. The drinks are good and salsa ok. Will not eat dinner there again.

Thank CherieWiersmaClark
Rosemary Beach, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have frequented Palace many times and recommended often and would rate a consistent 3.5 to 4. Just an occasional "wow, that was really good". We love Mexican food but there is a lack of options in the Soo. The other night we ordered 2 chicken fajita burrito dinners to go. Now no joke...There was no chicken in either one. No... More 

Thank Timothy H
Sault Ste. Marie
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came out for a birthday dinner, large group. One in the party using a coupon they received via email program Free Birthday Steak. Everyone else's dinner was good, the birthday was a miss. A small sirloin, seriously over cooked. But that is not what is wrong...the host, extremely pleasant, however, our waitress, couldn't have been crankier. No sign of... More 

Thank Desiderata013
Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Excellent food as well awesome Margaritas!!! I recommend this to everyone who loves Mexican food and there Margaritas

Thank Lynn O
Traverse City, Michigan
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9 reviews
Reviewed 1 April 2017

First time visiting, and everything was fantastic! Great atmosphere, great staff. Wet burrito was delicious, awesome burgers, and we loved the queso & flour chips. YUM!

Thank JenTC89
Ishpeming, Michigan
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131 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

The Palace may have changed some in the last 10 years that it had been since I ate there, but it is still amazing food with a great ambiance and hospitality. The menu has been upgraded and has become more sophisticated and hopefully this year when we return to Paracon we will have time to stop again. It makes my... More 

Thank RaBond
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634 reviews
405 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We went here for lunch- the special was $1 tacos. My mother, grandson & I all had them. My mother & I thought they were delicious but grandson thought his had a little too much cheese. The queso appetizer was wonderful especially the flour tortillas!

Thank MstqMI

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 W Portage Ave, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-1922
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Upper Peninsula  >  Sault Ste. Marie
  • Phone Number: +1 906-632-7721
Specializing in Mexican and American cuisine, the Palace Saloon is the best restaurant in the Soo, and anyone who stops in for a meal or a drink is sure to realize that. Serving customers for over a century, the Palace Saloon has a history and reputation that can't be beat - and neither can its menu.

An amazing atmosphere, including a mahogany bar from 1903, with mood lighting and a comfortable ambiance make us the perfect choice for a night out with the family, a special date night with someone special, or just the best place to come for a delicious meal and an amazing drink.

Famous for our chili con queso and giant margarita menu, we offer a great variety of Mexican and American fares, including some of the original Mexican recipes from when the restaurant opened in 1903. We also offer great charbroiled steaks and burgers, fajitas, burritos, quesadillas and salads, sure to satisfy anyone's appetite.

The Palace Saloon also features daily margarita specials, like our current caramel apple margarita, and that's just one of a huge variety of specialty margaritas we're famous for. Along with that huge margarita special, we have a full bar with just about any drink you could want.

The soft lit restaurant gives you the feel of a night club, but the family friendly atmosphere makes the Palace Saloon the great place for everyone - from current regulars to brand new customers. Warm a cozy, we make sure your experience is perfect whether you're on a special date night or just having a night out on the town.

Daily specials at the Palace Saloon include our Margarita Mondays, Taco Tuesdays, Wing Wednesdays, Burger & Fries Thursdays, and steak specials.

Located conveniently near the Soo Locks, and famous for our chili con queso and margaritas, The Palace Saloon is the Soo's best gathering place for delicious food and fun, where old friends gather and new friends meet.

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