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Ernie's Coffee Shop

American, Cafe, Diner, Canadian, Italian
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13 Queen St E, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario P6A 1Y4, Canada
+1 705-253-9216
07:00 - 19:00
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Great little dinner with plenty of booths, or counter dining. My wife and I had a cheese omelette each and it was loaded with cheese. So delicious and plenty of coffee refills. Staff was very friendly and the place was very clean. We will definitely be back when up in this area. Try the rye bread with you breakfast. You... More 

Thank James T
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67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

What a gem this place is. This little diner, that's been here forever, is so great. Awesome, home made food, just like grandma used to make. We had the hot beef sandwich, chicken parmesan and hamburger, all were absolutely delicious. So recommended!

Thank joeorourke
donstars, Owner at Ernie's Coffee Shop, responded to this review

Thankyou very kindly. We strive to make and provide the best quality and service for over 40 years. We are a small family business that tries to make sure you feel like family when you come in and leave satisfied. Our menu says that you are only a stranger until you walk through the front door. It is our pleasure.... More 

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291 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Three eager-to-please staff members at the Sault, Ontario visitor's center suggested Ernie's as the place to go for coffee. Apparently, it had recently been highlighted in a TV program. On their suggestion, I stopped in. It wasn't what I expected in the way of a coffee shop but could better be described as a small, old fashioned diner with several... More 

1 Thank Beatriz121
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127 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

Ernie's was recommended to us as a local "institution" for breakfast. They were right, the place was packed (and tiny). We sat at the counter - cheek by jowl with the locals. The service was good considering there was only one very busy waitress. A lot of locals knew her by name and she left moving fast the whole time.... More 

1 Thank Brian G
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

me and my wife were refered to go for a very good homemade eatery,we entered and were welcomed by a nice waitress,i would recommend this small coffee shop to any traveller,i said to the waitress me and my wife came from thunder bay ont. we enjoid the food and company,the best of all the ouners are Italiano,thank you Ernie we... More 

1 Thank gaetano m
Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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49 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

Great meals, good size portions and friendly staff. This is a old style small diner with great tasting foods. We had the chicken parm. with pasta and a hot roast beef dinner. The meal started with a bowl of beef soup which was delicious, then the main course came out and we started to laugh because we couldn't believe the... More 

1 Thank KTG7171
Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Great great food from breakfast to dinner. Basically every thing is made fresh. Try the pies. You gotta eat here show visited in fall of 2015 and filmed. Place is not fancy, old time diner but people go for the food. You will be surprised.

1 Thank Brian P
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Went breakfast and the food was old style and it was great. Pan fried potatoes and good coffee. Old style diner with booths and a counter. They still have the juke boxes. Service as good and friendly.

Thank newtravellerToronto
Halifax, Canada
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

Went for breakfast with 2 friends -always experience excellent service by all the waitress's along with delicious homestyle cooked breakfast with bottomless coffee. Located in the heart of Sault Ste. Marie, this retro style diner/restaurant is an iconic part of the city for decades whereby the owner/cooks greets and appreciates all his customers. My ham and egg omlette portions along... More 

Thank Timothy J
La Marina, Spain
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

It has been a while since I was there but it is without a doubt the best place I have dined in. Good home cooked food and plenty of it. Keep it going guys.

Thank John B

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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
US$ 5 - US$ 12
American, Cafe, Diner, Canadian, Italian
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 Queen St E, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario P6A 1Y4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Northeastern Ontario  >  Sault Ste. Marie
  • Phone Number: +1 705-253-9216
Small diner-breaking,lunch,dinner. Home made on premise. Byhand,as ordered. Over 40 years in this location.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?