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Brenda's Harbor Cafe

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316 South James Street, Ludington, MI 49431
+1 231-845-7434
05:00 - 14:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
4 of 5 bubbles 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 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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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39 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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..

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We live in Ludington and always go to Brenda's after church for breakfast.....that is if you can get in. Very popuular place to eat. Eggs Benidict and their Sweedish pancakes are to die for.

Thank Arlene W
Janesville, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We arrived very early so we could eat before boarding the ferry. Our waitress was very friendly and the biscuits and gravy were excellent. Many locals arrived around 630am so that should be an excellent indicator as well.

Thank jwf3253
Lewisville, Texas
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108 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

I enjoyed my Reuben, while my hubby tried the cheeseburger. Not a great burger, pre-formed patty. Nice harbor interior and good service. If we ate out for breakfast, might try again, but not for lunch.

Thank Texanontheroad2011

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, 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 South James Street, Ludington, MI 49431
  • 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?