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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Buffet, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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  • 57
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 9
    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
Good food!

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2015
Terri K
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East Tawas, Michigan
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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154 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Ludington, Michigan
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Great comfort food at a good price. If you want drinks though, go for beer or wine, not mixed drinks

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Westland, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This is an old place, crowded but thats because the food is good. Parking in back is lots easier than trying to parellel park in front. The home made bread is wonderful! Buffet for breakfast and dinner. Good soups!

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Caledonia, Michigan
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Stopped in on a Friday for breakfast. During the fall they only run the buffet on the weekends, but the menu has many good selections. The french toast comes either with regular or home made bread. I opted for the home made bread, and could only eat one slice as it was over an inch thick, and must have weighed... More 

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Algonquin, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This place takes me back to the old diners in the farming community my family grew up in. We stopped here for breakfast in the mid morning on Oct. 7. They make their own toast here. It is double the thickness of a regular slice of bread and was very good. Both my wife and I enjoyed our meals. The... More 

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Thank you for taking time to write this wonderful review! More 

Mt Pleasant, MI
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I have been going to the Old Hamlin for their Sunday chicken dinner special for years. Chicken, mashed potatoes, dressing, vegetable and soup or salad for $8.55! Choice of white or dark meat. Also served with a slab (too thick to call a slice) of their homemade bread which Is absolutely wonderful. The service couldn't have been better. The decor... More 

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Thank you so much for taking the time to write a nice review. More 

Clarksville, Tennessee, United States
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Was hoping for the breakfast buffet on the Friday we departed. Got there only find the buffet is only on Sat & Sun. Ordered off the menu. Food was good as was service. Price was good but sure would have liked the buffet.

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yes unfortunately we discontinue doing the weekday buffets after labor day. Thank you for the review! More 

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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: Families with children, Local cuisine
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?