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Chef John's Bakery & Cafe

110 W Filer St, Ludington, MI 49431-2047
231-843-3327
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Ranked #6 of 56 Restaurants in Ludington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Cuisines: American, Bakery, European
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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English first
Ludington, Michigan
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This was the fourth time I've been here, always for lunch. Yes, the atmosphere is quaint, but I've learned to pick one of the more comfortable quaint chairs; otherwise for the most part the chairs are uncomfortable. Every soup I've tried is excellent, fresh made. The pickles served with sandwiches are crisp and very tasty. Even my non-pickle eating sister... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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85 reviews 85 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Ate lunch here around 1 PM on Saturday. There was plenty of seating and the menu had a variety of options. Service was quite slow and the sandwiches we had were good, but not great. After reading so many great reviews we expected more.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Chef John's has some interesting food choices. Soups are very interesting. Sandwiches inventive. But somehow I always leave feeling it costs more than average to eat there.

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Ann Arbor, MI
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

We went twice for breakfast during our recent visit. Our first visit we ordered nested eggs and shirred eggs. A bit rich for our palates. The next visit we had smaller meals. We enjoyed our smaller meals. They also have a nice pancake they sell, whole grain, and it was rather tasty. Their cinnamon rolls are the bomb! We picked... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The place is so beautiful and the food is delicious! I had an eggplant sandwich on super tasty bread. Husband had a Reuben and devoured every last crumb. The dill havarti soup is wonderful and so are all the baked goods.

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Gladwin, Michigan
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44 reviews 44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We come to Ludington on vacation one to two times a year and we always visit Chef John's multiple times during our stay. Great breakfast dishes that you will try but fail to duplicate at home. And for lunch their sandwiches are fantastic. We always have to get their famous Dill Havarti soup at least once. The waitresses are wonderful,... More 

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Whitehall, Michigan
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Quaint country decor, loved the different chairs, table cloths and table settings. Place smelled heavenly from the time we walked in the door. Soup, salads, sandwiches. The soup was great and all their bread is fresh made. They also sell souvenirs and bakery items.

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Livonia, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

My husband and myself have been going to Ludington for years. This time we went to Chef John's Bakery and Café. Never knew it was there. The food at Chef John's was fantastic. The dill Havarti soup is to die for. We got the Cafe Special and Grilled Chicken and Cheese. Excellent food. Can't wait to go again..

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Florence, Alabama
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

If I had not had a guide, I would never have tried Chef John's. It is off the main street and I would have missed some really good Havarti dill soup. Décor is eclectic with a variety of styles of chairs and tables covered in old fashion printed linens. Menu is limited...come early for the daily specials. The bakery breads... More 

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Illinois, USA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

We have been here twice for lunch and have enjoyed it both times. This year we had our 9 month old son with us and we had a problem with the child seat. They really could use some new child seats for safety. He kept slipping further down his seat because the restraint was not holding him securely. Nothing happened... More 

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Additional Information about Chef John's Bakery & Cafe

Address: 110 W Filer St, Ludington, MI 49431-2047
Phone Number: 231-843-3327
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ludington
Open Hours:
Monday 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Cuisine: American, Bakery, European

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