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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

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  • 66
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  • 57
    Very good
  • 31
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  • 16
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great breakfast!

Stopped in Ludington for breakfast and choose Old Hamlin. A very good pick for breakfast! The food was great and the service was very friendly and fast.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Ngonghills
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Saugatuck, Michigan
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Saugatuck, Michigan
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122 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Stopped in Ludington for breakfast and choose Old Hamlin. A very good pick for breakfast! The food was great and the service was very friendly and fast.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

My husband were in for dinner one evening last week, around 6:00. Chicken (mine) and ribs (my husband's) were average, at best; flavors were merely okay and both were rather dry. Bread was EXCELLENT...a definite 5 out of 5! Veggies were overcooked and soggy. Gravy seemed old, as it was somewhat 'congealed', not creamy. Nothing tasted bad, just....meh. Will we... More 

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hamlinbaker, Owner at Old Hamlin, responded to this review

Once again same scenario. If something was very wrong why did you not ask for the manager or for compensation. Yes we have new inexperienced cooks but I am not using that as an excuse. I would just like to know why people refuse to talk to me and they would rather complain online. I am here all the time... More 

Evanston, Illinois
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The decor needs a serious freshening up. Service was friendly and attentive. They had a buffet but we ordered off the menu. The French toast made with homemade bread was delicious. Breakfast potatoes were very good (I HATE hard, undercooked potatoes these were nice and soft inside with good crunchy bits.) Eggs and bacon were pretty standard. Cinnamon raisin toast... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We enjoy trying out restaurants with either "Historic", "Home Cooking", and "Best Breakfast in Town" somewhere in their advertising or signs. This place covered all those bases, but stopped short of delivering anything except "Historic". We should have taken our cues from the fact that even though it was a busy summer weekend evening in Ludington, the place was only... More 

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hamlinbaker, Owner at Old Hamlin, responded to this review

I do remember who you are and where you sat. The restaurant was full, so I am not sure what you were looking at? Yes we were slammed. You did not complain to the waitress about the food as matter of fact you said everything was fine, you had the perch.. So I guess I dont understand the complaint. I... More 

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113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The world needs more breakfast restaurants like this. Eggs, potatoes, home made bread, all very very fresh and delicious. Price and service both excellent.

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Thank you Thank you!!! More 

Hudson
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51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

4 of us family members stopped for breakfast. Very reasonably priced and served just the way we ordered. Food was excellent and everyone enjoyed it.

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Thank you very much! More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We waited for 20+ minutes to sit when there are abundent tables. The girl bussing tables was very nice. The other employees couldnt wait for their work day to end. After sitting for 10 minutes no one came to greet us, etc. The place had maybe 3 tables of customers so there was no excuse, just bad service. We finally... More 

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hamlinbaker, Owner at Old Hamlin, responded to this review

I am sorry you had such an experience but I cant believe it happened here. I am on the floor from 8am till closing everyday and would have seen you. The way you talk is that it must have been late when you arrived but I guarantee our staff would not have let you sit for 10 minutes and then... More 

Saginaw, Michigan
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We ate here while visiting Ludington. The food is just out of this world! It is all HOMEMADE which is very hard to find anymore! We ordered a cup of Cream of Tomato soup to go with our dinner. My mom (who is 89 years old) got tears in her eyes & said it tasted like the soup her mother... More 

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hamlinbaker, Owner at Old Hamlin, responded to this review

I say thank you very much and Charlene says it as well! More 

Illinois, USA
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Came here with my family for breakfast for the first time. We have been coming to ludington for several years now and kept talking about eating here but it just never happened. This trip i wanted to make sure we tried it and i am glad we did. They have a buffet and kids 4 and under are free. Being... More 

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Ludington
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is located in the middle of the downtown shopping district. Wonderful homemade bread and pies, also great soups. Known mostly for breakfast, but it has a great lunch menu also. They do serve cocktails but I wouldn't consider this to be a great place for dinner.

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Thank you for the review. I wish you would consider dinner one time and see how wonderful the food is. More 

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Additional Information about Old Hamlin

Address: 122 W. Ludington Avenue, Ludington, MI 4943
Phone Number: +1 231-843-4251
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ludington
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
Cuisine: American

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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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