Here’s a quick look at what’s being served up at Ludington restaurants. Pair a meal with these 12 things to do in Ludington.

This post is regularly updated.

Ludington Restaurant Guide

BLD: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
BAR: Alcohol served
$: Entrées under $10
$$: Entrées $10–$20
$$$: Entrées above $20
K: Kid-friendly Menu Available

Ludington Restaurants

Barley & Rye Bar

Chill haunt serving bar food with a Mexican twist along with ample whiskey options and Michigan beers. LD • BAR • $$ 107 W. Ludington Ave., 231.425.4390

Blu Moon Bistro

Warm, family-owned restaurant with global flavors, sushi, cocktails and rooftop dining. D • BAR • $$ 125 S. James St., 231.843.2001

Brenda’s Harbor cafe

Locally owned option for breakfast and lunch fare served in a homey setting with nautical decor. BLK •  $ 316 S. James St., 231.845.7434

Cafe 106

American breakfast and brunch cafe. BL • $ 106 N. Rath Ave., 231.425.3669

Chef John’s Bakery & Cafe

Quaint eatery serving European baked goods, plus breakfast and lunch fare such as quiche and sandwiches. BL •  $$ 110 W. Filer St., 231.843.3327

Chuck Wagon Pizza

Old-school, family-owned nook since 1984 with sizable pizzas, sandwiches and salads, plus beer and wine. D • BAR • $$ 971 N. Lakeshore Dr., 231.843.2852

Cluck Bucket

Great chicken, loaded pit potatoes and warm cornbread. LD $ 88 S. Pere Marquette Hwy., 231.907.0370

El Rancho

Mexican restaurant with dine-in, takeout and delivery. LD • BAR • $$ 4743 US-10 #1., 231.843.6700

Emerson Lake Inn

Good selection of sandwiches, salads and entrees. LD BAR $$ 7786 US-10, Walhalla, 231.898.7003

The Grand Ludington

Family-owned restaurant and bar for 35+ years with homemade soups, fresh rolled burritos, sky high nachos, local burgers and craft beer served by the mason jar. LD • BAR • $$ 301 S .Rath Ave., 231.843.9240

House of Flavors Restaurant

A 1950s-themed ice cream parlor. LD $ 402 W. Ludington Ave., 231.845.5785


Refreshing teas and beverages that promote a free and active lifestyle. LD $ 127 S. James St., 231.843.2431

Jamesport Brewing Company

Gastropub in a Victorian storefront serving diverse beers and hearty grub in warm, rustic surroundings. LD • BAR • $$ 410 S. James St., 231.845.2522

Jolly Plate

A healthy mix of traditional American cuisine. BL $ 2516 US-31, Scottville, 231.936.6411

Kuntry Kubbard

Down-to-earth diner serving up American meals such as burgers, wraps and a breakfast buffet. BLD • $$ 5474 US-10, 231.845.5217

Luciano’s Ristoranti

A menu featuring classic Italian pastas, pizzas and fare with a focus on wine in a rustic setting. LD • BAR • $$ 103 W. Ludington Ave., 231.843.2244

Ludington Bay Brewing Company

Burgers, pizzas and salads are dished up at this brewpub pouring beers brewed on-site. LD • BAR • $$ 515 S. James St., 231.239.6690

Ludington Pub

Look no further for a sizzling steak or flavorful bacon cheeseburger! D • BAR • $$ 209 S. James St., 231.843.3663

The Mitten Bar

Funky pub named for the state’s shape with local beer, wine and spirits, plus food and live music. D • BAR • $$ 109 W. Ludington Ave., 231.843.7616

Old Hamlin

Iconic, circa-1942 American spot for Greek dishes and a salad bar amid photo-covered walls. BLD •  $$ 122 W. Ludington Ave., 231.843.4251

PM Streamers

Waterfront eatery featuring seafood from the Great Lakes, as well as local meats and produce. D • BAR • $$  502 W. Loomis St., 231.843.9555

The Q Smokehouse

Slow-smoked barbecue plates with homestyle sides doled out in airy, industrial digs. LD $$ 225 S. James St., 231.425.3933

Red Rooster Coffee & Community

Coffee drinks, bread and cookies. BL $$ 207 S. James St., 231.425.4597

Scotty’s Restaurant

Casual stop with an old-school menu of stuffed mushrooms, chops, prime rib and fish. D • BAR • $$  5910 US-10, 231.843.4033

Spanky’s Pizza (temporarily closed due to COVID-19; check their website for updates)

Easygoing pizzeria offering pies with creative and standard toppings, plus salads, beer and wine. LD • BAR • $$  5784 US-10, 231.843.7499

Sportsman’s Restaurant and Irish Pub

Veteran Irish-style bar offering thin-crust pies and other grub in a convivial atmosphere. LD • BAR • $$ 111 W. Ludington Ave., 231.843.2138

Stix Bar (currently undergoing major renovations; reopening in spring 2021)

Good food, friendly staff and a neighborhood bar attached to a bowling alley. D • BAR • $ 1963 N. Lakeshore Dr., 231.845.8181

Table 14

Warm, easygoing restaurant serving elevated Southern low-country cuisine alongside robust wine. D • BAR • $$ 130 W. Ludington Ave., 231.843.6555

Thai Mango

Low-key, quick-serve outpost serving an array of Thai noodles, rice, curries and spring rolls. LD • $  106 N. James St., 231.923.3890

Timbers Bar & Grill

Easygoing corner gastropub and eatery offering hearty pub grub. D BAR $$ 320 S. James St., 231.425.9111