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The Blu Moon

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Asian, French, Japanese, Bar, Sushi, Pub, Bistro
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125 S James St, Ludington, MI
12318432001
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11:30 am - 12:30 am
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:30 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: We are a French/Japanese Fusion bistro that specailizes in farm to table...
We are a French/Japanese Fusion bistro that specailizes in farm to table and boat to table, we also have a open air deck and a sidewalk cafe. We are open in our bistro Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday from 11:30 A.M. to 10:00 P.M. and our patio is always open one hour later with drinks and snacks sometimes later depending on business. We are open on Friday and Saturday from 11:30 A.M. to 11:00 P.M. and are patio is open till 12:30 A.M. minimum sometimes later, Our outdoor deck is open everyday at 11:30 A.M. to business stops going into the late A.M. sometimes. Winter hours may very. We offer a wide variety of local fish, and speciality old cooking techniques from pot roast to a full sushi menu, also offer a full kids menu!!!
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  • 22
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  • 19
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent Food

This is our second visit to The Blu Moon. We had stopped last year prior to boarding the USS Badger. We had a great meal on the roof top at Over the Moon. This year being cold and rainy we ate inside. The food was exceptional!!! I had the seafood ravioli and amazingly there was more seafood than... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Allyson E
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Manitowoc, United States
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
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Delafield, Wisconsin, United States
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We came into Ludington just in time to see the sunset. It was after 9 pm when we started looking for a restaurant. All the supper clubs had closed and I didn't want fast food. We found this place because of the pretty lights on the rooftop. What a great find! After a long day of driving it was wonderful... More 

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Manitowoc, United States
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This is our second visit to The Blu Moon. We had stopped last year prior to boarding the USS Badger. We had a great meal on the roof top at Over the Moon. This year being cold and rainy we ate inside. The food was exceptional!!! I had the seafood ravioli and amazingly there was more seafood than pasta!?!? My... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Service was great. Friendly and fast. Beer on tap was great. Food was very sub-par. Vegetarian options were token and straight off the Sysco delivery truck. In retrospect, there's a different menu for the roof which might have been where we went wrong. Traded a nice view for pretty bad food. Rotten lettuce and bland everything else.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Recently had lunch at the roof top bar (which is called Over the Moon). The service and food were very good. I had the daily special of shrimp skewers (the shrimp had a nice "bite" to it, but was not overpowering) and my sister had the bbq brisket. Easily enough for 2 meals each. The view from the top is... More 

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Romeo, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Well the place was nice enough looking. I was with a group of 4, and we had mixed reviews. I ordered the vegetable Pad Thai with tiger shrimp. What can I say other then it was just really bad. I love Thai food, but I should never have ordered it here, $21 for absolute crap. It had thick gross noodles,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Stopped there for dinner the first night of our two day stay in Ludington. We ended up there because the first place we went to had too long of a wait. I'm so glad we chose Blu Moon next because it was delicious. We had the crab wontons and the wings with spicy garlic sauce as an appetizer. Even my... More 

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Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

My wife and I come here during our Ludington trips for their fresh raw oysters and sushi. The food is awesome and the cocktails are better. The restaurant is sexy. Whether you sit out front, inside, or up on the roof, you'll have a good time. The staff was awesome and we will continue to come back for more. The... More 

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Northville, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

After reading the reviews and looking at the menu, we expected to have a wonderful lunch here. It didn't quite work out. My husband ordered a sandwich that he thought was average. I ordered the fried perch. It was good, but for three pieces of perch and a basket full of fries was certainly over priced. I don't really know... More 

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

My wife and I were vacationing in Ludington and wanted a nice spot for lunch on a Monday. We had super yummy fusion tacos sitting by the entrance at the end of the bar (the whole wall opens to the street). The chef went out of his way to accommodate my dietary needs (gluten free). Brisket fusion tacos - freshly... More 

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Jenison
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I've been to the Blu Moon several times, the bistro and the rooftop. Both have always exceeded my expectations. The bistro served some of the best food I have ever had at a restaurant, the service was most excellent. The rooftop is charming, fun, and the food does not disappoint. I always recommend this place to people visiting the area.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 125 S James St, Ludington, MI
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ludington
  • Phone Number: 12318432001

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 32
  • Cuisine: Asian, French, Japanese, Bar, Sushi, Pub, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children

Description

We are a French/Japanese Fusion bistro that specailizes in farm to table and boat to table, we also have a open air deck and a sidewalk cafe. We are open in our bistro Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday from 11:30 A.M. to 10:00 P.M. and our patio is always open one hour later with drinks and snacks sometimes later depending on business. We are open on Friday and Saturday from 11:30 A.M. to 11:00 P.M. and are patio is open till 12:30 A.M. minimum sometimes later, Our outdoor deck is open everyday at 11:30 A.M. to business stops going into the late A.M. sometimes. Winter hours may very. We offer a wide variety of local fish, and speciality old cooking techniques from pot roast to a full sushi menu, also offer a full kids menu!!!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:30 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?