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Old Hamlin

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122 W. Ludington Avenue, Ludington, MI 4943
231 843-4251
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6:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Buffet

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Visitor rating
  • 58
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Hole in the wall with GREAT food

This looks like a dive -- been open since the 1930s -- but it's a family run gem. We wandered in the first night of our stay in Ludington and had a meal there each of the three days we were there. Fresh, well prepared, tasty food -- never had a bad meal. Very reasonable prices; friendly servers... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Peter F
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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English first
Ann Arbor, Michigan
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This looks like a dive -- been open since the 1930s -- but it's a family run gem. We wandered in the first night of our stay in Ludington and had a meal there each of the three days we were there. Fresh, well prepared, tasty food -- never had a bad meal. Very reasonable prices; friendly servers and owners;... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The homemade bread is to die for. Good buffet. For lunch great homemade soups... nice variety on the menu. Really good for breakfast. They keep the coffee coming.

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Owosso, Michigan, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Love the homemade bread, breakfast buffet had lots to choose from, some i liked aand some not so special. Go at brunch time on the weekend during off season and you get great variety for breakfast and lunch for very reasonable price. Wait staff very friendly.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

My fiancé and I went in for dinner and we each ordered the special of the day, prime rib dinner. I got mashed potatoes and he got asparagus as his side. Both of us initially thought the prime rib was ok, but about half way through we began to question our choice, something just didn't taste right about the meat.... More 

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hamlinbaker, Owner at Old Hamlin, responded to this review

Honesty is the best policy and when some one asks if everything is ok you should say the truth. The prime rib is never old because we serve so many. We have never had a complaint only compliments. The mashed potatoes are always real never boxed. Maybe we would have been able to get you something else had you asked.... More 

Indiana
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75 reviews 75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I've been to the Old Hamlin Inn several times over the years, and actually never thought much of the food, but last night changed my mind abut the food, or at least the fish. The place has always had a very friendly and courteous staff, and been reasonably priced. The ambiance has a somewhat rustic, neighborhood, 70's vibe. If you... More 

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Ludington, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This place is way past its sell-by date. We only stopped in because we wanted saganaki, but they were out! It's the house specialty, for Pete's sake. The waitress was lovely, but the food and decor reeked of disprepair.

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hamlinbaker52, Owner at Old Hamlin, responded to this review

Seriously if you are gonna write a review please do. The whole purpose is to let the business know what they did wrong and correct it. If you would like to write another review I will read it but Yuck doesn't explain why. More 

Ludington, Michigan
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Don't let the dated decor stop you, this restaurant has vey good food and delicious homemade bread. We love the french toast made with their bread and order it with almost any meal. This restaurant is one that has been in Ludington for generations.

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East Tawas, Michigan
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Good food and a feeling of history. You could tell this place had been there for a long time and gave you a sense of history of the town. Food was very good.

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Bath, Michigan, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Fabulous breakfast Buffet and great friendly service. Dont pass through town without trying it..... Rodmaster Fishing Charters.

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Ludington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I've been going to Old Hamlin for over 30 years and the food and service have never disappointed me!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 122 W. Ludington Avenue, Ludington, MI 4943
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ludington
  • Phone Number: 231 843-4251

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 8:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?