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Old Hamlin

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122 W. Ludington Avenue, Ludington, MI 4943
+1 231-843-4251
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6:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Buffet, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 84
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Meals

Local restaurant with great food and very friendly staff. Enjoyed two meals there and was satisfied both times. A warm, friendly place to eat.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 9, 2016
Jon_Arvey
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Hudsonville, Michigan
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Fruitport, Michigan
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Homemade pancakes and french toast on Sunday was great. Very inexpensive and the hostess was excellent.

Helpful?
Thank Brian K
hamlinbaker52, Owner at Old Hamlin, responded to this review

Thank you very much! More 

MI
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115 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food, bad service. Stopped in on a Saturday at 11:30AM. Place was not busy, maybe 6 other tables had people sitting down. We were seated quickly but then sat. Took 8 minutes before we were greeted and given menus, then asked for drink order. Sat again and waited for our drinks to be delivered. The waitress took our orders... More 

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Thank doggy1
hamlinbaker52, Owner at Old Hamlin, responded to this review

Sorry. I wish it had been brought to my attention at the time. More 

Hudsonville, Michigan
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

Local restaurant with great food and very friendly staff. Enjoyed two meals there and was satisfied both times. A warm, friendly place to eat.

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Thank Jon_Arvey
hamlinbaker52, Owner at Old Hamlin, responded to this review

Thank you More 

Warren, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Our meal was all you can eat fish which was delicious. The salad bar had a good selection of items. The home made bread outstanding.

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Thank Elaine T
hamlinbaker52, Owner at Old Hamlin, responded to this review

thank you More 

Ludington, Michigan
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Tis restaurant is the best. The food is great with a lot of variety. There are even some ethenic dishes. They have the best homemade breads and the buffets are a good value. Breakfast is my favorite meal and I love the variety and taste of all the different dishes with the toasted homemade bread of course. Stop in at... More 

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Thank Diana W
hamlinbaker52, Owner at Old Hamlin, responded to this review

thank you! More 

Livonia, Michigan, United States
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Had breakfast before heading out to the golf course on a Sunday morning recently. After 40 years of visiting Ludington this was my first visit, all I can say is better late than never... and how I never stopped in before will haunt me! Old World charm and Mary our server was the best ever, I have a feeling she... More 

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Thank Arnold W
hamlinbaker52, Owner at Old Hamlin, responded to this review

Thank you and we are glad you finally found us! More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Came in for lunch last week. Had a VERY friendly waitress. She was very quick even though they were busy. We were seated quickly as well. We came in with 4 adults and a child. A few of us got the salad bar and the others ordered off the menu. The food was average. Nothing to write home about, but... More 

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Midland, Michigan
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61 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

This is the place to come if you want large portions and home cooking for breakfast. The homemade toast is the highlight of the meal. The slices are like two pieces each. The rest of the food was typical and not outstanding but served hot and fast by friendly wait staff.

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Thank 243DLP
hamlinbaker52, Owner at Old Hamlin, responded to this review

Thank you! More 

Ludington, mi
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

We hadn't been there in several years, decided to go there for lunch. The omelet I had was good, but the lake perch dinner my husband had was very disappointing. For $14.95 all he got was a tiny plate with a few pieces of fish and fries and a cup of soup. Had to ask for bread and waitress didn't... More 

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Thank luv2deal
hamlinbaker52, Owner at Old Hamlin, responded to this review

Very sorry we disappointed you. Wish you would have said who the server was. More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

We love to eat at the Old Hamlin restaurant when we visit Ludungton. Great menu and wonderful service. They have a huge buffet on the weekends. It is an older building with very small bathrooms. Also, the water smells.

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Thank Shelly W
hamlinbaker52, Owner at Old Hamlin, responded to this review

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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: +1 231-843-4251

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 9:30 pm

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