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Chef John's Bakery & Cafe

110 W Filer St, Ludington, MI 49431-2047
+1 231-843-3327
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (39 reviews)
“quiche” (11 reviews)
“soups” (29 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
110 W Filer St, Ludington, MI 49431-2047
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

love their chicken salad sandwich and they always have great soups. Their side dishes and desserts are really good too.

Thank _10jmccarthy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love eating here, the best home made soups and sandwichs around. The bakery is the best. warm and very friendly place to eat and relax

Thank theshamrocklady1
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Food was good. I had a grilled cheese that was different from any other I have ever had. Can't remember all the ingredients, but it seemed typical of the overall menu. Most of the offerings were somewhat familiar, but with twists in ingredients. At first...More

Thank mforkner
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Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Disappointed to get there- and closed on Sunday's 🙁 I didn't catch that in any of the previous reviews.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 7 May 2017

This little restaurant is a local hideaway. It is the best place for lunch in Ludington. Try the dill havarti soup or some of their fresh sandwiches.

Thank upnorthjodie
Reviewed 5 May 2017

It's cute and quirky inside. None of the tables and chairs or tablecloths match but that's part of its charm. Lots of interesting antiques around the room, too. The service is quick and everyone here is very friendly. They cook and bake on site everything...More

Thank mamamimi2017
Reviewed 21 April 2017

This bakery and cafe is a great place for breakfast or lunch. They prepare fresh quiches every morning. There is a wide variety of salads and sandwiches and usually 3-4 in house made soups. The Dill Havarti soup is delicious. The bakery prepares wonderful cookies...More

1  Thank jareed40
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

This place is the hidden gem of Ludington! Sick of boring Soups and crummy sandwiches? This place is the place you want! The sandwiches are on homemade bread and the waitress will give you soup samples to try. Honestly they were all amazing! We were...More

1  Thank Goonies4ever1985
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Every soup, slice of bread and baked good is made fresh in house! This is my favorite lunch spot. The decor is eclectic with a hodge podge of tables and chairs, but it adds to the European charm. Chef John also has a whimsical antique...More

1  Thank Michelle S
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

The quiche came with fresh fruit and a delicious cinnamon roll. Quiche is hard to find at restaurants and it was fantastic. Can't wait to go again.

Thank MrsAndre
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Elizabeth S
I just moved here from the Detroit area and I am looking for a bakery that sells the old style rectangle take home and bake pizzas. They are a tradtion in my family we have since before I was born. I turn 40 this year and would like to have it at my birthday party.
15 August 2015|
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Response from Brian H | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about the Pizza, but it looks like you got some great advice from some Ludington residents. Enjoy this great Lake Michigan city.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 110 W Filer St, Ludington, MI 49431-2047
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ludington
  • Phone Number: +1 231-843-3327
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