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Dining in Ludington

Many restaurants in Ludington are easily found on the US-10 corridor or in and around the downtown area. Choose from fine dining, pizzerias, ice cream parlors, cozy cafes, pubs, coffee shops and good old fashioned family restaurants. Each place comes with small-town, friendly service that makes your dining experience complete. During the busy summer months, it may be wise to call ahead to see if the restaurant you’re planning to visit takes reservations.

We encourage you to support our local restaurants who work hard to provide you with a quality dining experience in Ludington. And please be kind to your server!

Featured Restaurants in Ludington

Old Hamlin Restaurant

Good home cooking since 1942, featuring homemade baked goods. American food with a few Greek, Italian, and Mexican dishes. Daily specials. Fri.--all you can eat fish fry; Sun.--roast chicken. Beer, wine, cocktails. Historic family restaurant, downtown Ludington.

Mancino's Pizza and Grinders

Original recipes and uncompromised quality make Mancino's a local favorite! We use only the freshest ingredients and our grinder and pizza dough is made from scratch daily. Serving wings, salads, pasta, wraps, specialty pizzas and traditional favorites. Dine in, carry out. Delivery to Ludington, Lower Hamlin, and Scottville! Open daily at 11am.


Everyone loves Applebee's! Come in for a delectable meal at an affordable price. Try an entree off the menu, or order the 2 for $25...2 entrees and an appetizer. Visit our full service lounge, with Happy Hour Monday-Friday from 3-6pm. Daily late-night specials and Carside to Go!

The Q Smokehouse

Taste the most mouth-watering meats, like chicken, ribs, beef brisket, and chopped pork... fresh from the smoker so it practically melts in your mouth. Complement your meal with sides like homemade coleslaw, baked beans and potato salad. Combo meals and desserts available. Check Facebook or the website for current hours.

Chef John's Bakery and Cafe

Chef John's Bakery and Cafe is permanently closed and John has retired. Trail's End Baking Company now occupies the building.

Dune Grass Concessions and Watercraft Rentals
(231) 843-1888 8800 M-116, Ludington, MI 49431

Take a scenic drive to the Ludington State Park for some tasty treats that satisfy. Within the park gates, turn left to the Lake Michigan Beach House. Concessions in the beach house lower level include pizza, hamburgers, chicken strips, hot dogs, and hand-dipped ice cream. Tasty food, and the best beach views ever!

A family owned and operated restaurant for over forty years, Scotty’s is your place for a good, home-cooked meal. Known for our prime rib and hand battered lake perch- we offer a variety of dinners and Sunday brunch. Kids menu available. Large parties welcomed! Check our website or Facebook page for current hours and specials.

Lakeshore Menu Guide
Lakeshore Menu Guide

"Where's a good place to eat?" You'll find it in the Lakeshore Menu Guide, published locally by Advantage Marketing since 1993. A full color publication with the Ludington area's favorite restaurants — presenting their menus, food items, and specials! Pick up a free copy to satisfy any appetite!

More Ludington Area Restaurants

Please note: if you are looking for Luciano’s Ristoranti, this Italian restaurant in Ludington is permanently closed.  The building is now being occupied by Timbers Prime.

Brenda’s Harbor Cafe, 316 S. James St., Ludington, MI, 49431, (231) 845-7434

Bud’s Tap Room, 519 E. Dowland St., Ludington, MI, 49431, (231) 845-5895

House of Flavors Restaurant, 402 W. Ludington Ave., Ludington, MI, 49431, (231) 845-5785

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Most restaurants and dining establishments in Ludington are found on the US-10 corridor or in the downtown area.