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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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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“quiche” (13 reviews)
“soups” (30 reviews)
“bread” (28 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
110 W Filer St, Ludington, MI 49431-2047
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you desire exceptional soup and food, in general, in the friendliest if atmospheres where you can actually meet Chef John, you don't want to miss this gem in Ludington, Michigan. It is a must if you live in, visit or just pass through one...More

Thank C6037STjohnh
Reviewed 17 October 2017

We ate there with 3 other couples. The food is excellent and dependable all the time. The menu is unique and all the dishes are VERY tasty. We go there whenever we are in the Ludington area. Breakfast is the best !!!!

Thank Carol K
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Great service and food. Super Reuben. The white rye bread is to die for.... top drawer. Next time will try cinnamon rolls.

Thank anniefanfan
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Met a friend for lunch and had a nice lunch. The ham & Brie sandwich was large enough for two people with an average amount of ham/Brie. Service was friendly and the wait staff backed each other up if someone was busy.

Thank Peggy2317
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

This was a good stop on a rainy morning for us, our 6 year old was able to get Delicious French toast, we got egg dishes. Unique decor, good coffee. Nice quiet place.

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Our group of 12 was essentially ignored in lieu of orders of a group of 7 and other tables. Sitting here waiting for breakfast after putting in an order over an hour ago and still no breakfast, and no apologies from management or staff. The...More

Thank hikerdoc67
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

This delightful establishment bills itself as "European" but is about as eclectic in decor and menu as any American "melting pot" eatery. Virtually no two tables or chairs are the same and the walls are done in a cool hodgepodge. The menu - we had...More

Thank Hugh T
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

I know some days are better than others but we didn't get their best day. We were seated immediately but service was slow (40 min) to get our food. They appeared to be short-handed on help. Our waitress was very friendly and worked hard. Ultimately...More

Thank Pete V
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Recommended by our B&B owners and it did not disappoint. Wonderful sandwiches made on fresh bread baked right there. Fabulous soup - have the dill and havarti cheese soup. They have all kinds of baked goods. We stocked up and brought lots home. We went...More

Thank Debbie0722
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

The feel of the restaurant is so delightful and homey. The food is much more like that of a gourmet restaurant, very classy dishes. Breakfast and lunch are amazing, and our waitress was very attentive. Even when we didn't need anything she would still give...More

Thank akgallat
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16 August 2017|
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Response from Goonies4ever1985 | Reviewed this property |
Eggs Roulade or the Multigrain Pancake! Such amazing flavor!
Elizabeth S
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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