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Brenda's Harbor Cafe

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316 S James St, Ludington, MI 49431-2293
+1 231-845-7434
06:00 - 14:00
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Ludington, Michigan
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We go here often, Cute little family run diner open for breakfast and lunch. Good food and great staff

Thank _10jmccarthy
Pentwater, Michigan
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88 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Excellent safe gluten free breakfast!! Excellent service!! Our waitress knowledgeable and caring!! Quaint. Hometown! Love!

Thank Brenda L
Cushing, Oklahoma
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126 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

The omelet and hash browns were excellent. The service was great. They left us to visit just the right amount of time and kept our coffee cups full

Thank MrsAndre
Chicago, Illinois
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

I gave it 4 stars because it is the only place around with Swedish pancakes with Lingonberries and a Swedish burrito on the menu. Otherwise they offer the typical breakfast fare. They're only open for breakfast and lunch. It's a comfortable neighborhood place with friendly waitresses.

Thank Breadhead_12
Custer, Michigan
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Not only is the food great, and an excellent value, the service is also impeccable! So friendly you may find yourself bantering with nearby tables and making new friends. It's the kind of place where the regulars are enthusiastic about coming back, and where new folk are always welcomed in a way they want to come back too. Brenda and... More 

Thank Shawn K
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Homemade food...family oriented....great place for breakfast - yummy omelets....not too noisy/ happy place

Thank Lynn W
Defiance, Ohio
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

We were promptly greeted and seated. Without having to ask, the order we placed for our toddler was brought out first and lightning fast. We ordered an omelet with spinach and black olives and it was FULL of both. Our meals were all very good and the value was great. (Club Sandwich and fries/ Greek Omelet, hash browns, toast). I... More 

Thank rainbow2bryte
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54 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Got a chance to get the kids, Angela and myself for breakfast. Best breakfast, fast service, and good coffee. The price for six of us was less than 40 dollars.

Thank BigIndeed
Marion, Indiana
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69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I love Eggs Benedict but a traditional order is just too much. This cafe offers a half size, which is perfect and so delicious. Your coffee cup is bottomless and service was excellent. The breakfast menu offered many choices of omelets and "skillets" for those desiring a larger breakfast.

Thank Vera B
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Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Very good breakfast..service was terrific..coffee very good!! Am just passing thru, but would go out of my way to eat here again..

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 14:00
05:00 - 14:00
05:00 - 14:00
05:00 - 14:00
05:00 - 14:00
05:00 - 14:00
05:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 316 S James St, Ludington, MI 49431-2293
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ludington
  • Phone Number: +1 231-845-7434

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