We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bortell’s Fisheries


Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner


American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible

Location and contact

Reviews (249)
Filter reviews
249 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Traveler rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews smoked fish walleye lake perch fries clams picnic tables summit park great fish display case labor day tartar sauce closed on mondays bring cash soda pop sit outside family tradition lunch or dinner
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 249 reviews
Reviewed January 15, 2019

Great fish selsction whether it's for you to cook later or to have a fsh fry there.Great outdoor seating there or nearby at Summit park over looking Lake Michigan. Just remember- CASH ONLY. They do not take checks or credit cards.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank hapcampmi
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

I adore the smelt dinners here, and perch, and always take home some smoked salmon.worth seeking out, a legend in the area!!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank MichVagabond
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

We ate here a few weeks before their season closed, and we are so glad we did. We ordered the walleye, fries and slaw and ate on a picnic table in front. You go here for the food, not the atmosphere.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank PhyllisBarrier
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

The food did not disappoint! They close after today so glad we came. The lake perch and clams were amazing!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank whiti_jen
Reviewed August 27, 2018

What a great hidden gem, not a fancy place but the experience was wonderful, had the perch basket, not to greasy good to go place

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Mark W
Reviewed August 23, 2018

Bortell's is one of our favorite stops. Not easy to find, but it's awesome for summer lunch. You go in, choose the fish you want and it's cooked up right there while you wait. You get fries and slaw, as weall as tartar sauce and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
2  Thank sue m
Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

Found this gem of a take - out. A large assortment of fish. Deep fried goodness. Pick you fish and they cook it up for you. Picnic tables outside to eat at. If you want a drink they sell pop. If you want something stronger...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Laurie S
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

The absolute bestest in Ludington for seafood :) Don't even think about going elsewhere because it won't compare. Keep up the good work!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank tim m
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

My family was grumbling that I took them there as it was a bit out of the way (nice ride through the countryside) but they appreciated the delicious hot and fresh fish. I was confused about the ordering process but loved that I could get...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Sailnaked361
Reviewed August 15, 2018

This is the type of place you go to for a great meal outside. Go inside, pick out your favorite fish and it is fried on the spot. We do sit outside on the picnic table and enjoy but another fun thing to do is...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank gupster
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 17 nearby hotels
Days Inn by Wyndham Pentwater
251 reviews
2.97 miles away
Nova Motel
7 reviews
6.32 miles away
Viking Arms Inn
163 reviews
6.80 miles away
Avenue Motel
25 reviews
6.81 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 72 nearby restaurants
Brown Bear
233 reviews
5.39 miles away
House of Flavors Ice Cream
80 reviews
5.36 miles away
Antler Bar
102 reviews
5.40 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 40 nearby attractions
Jomagrha Vineyards & Winery
21 reviews
2.74 miles away
AJ's Family Fun Center
13 reviews
3.38 miles away
Historic White Pine Village
80 reviews
4.91 miles away
Summit Park
24 reviews
.12 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Darbie P
May 9, 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Todd R | Reviewed this property |
They open the first Wednesday in May.
September 2, 2015|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from camp w | Reviewed this property |
They close Labor Day Weekend. The last fresh fish shipment arrives on Friday, September 4th and they stay open through the weekend until it is all sold. :-( I WISH they were open longer!
July 24, 2015|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from shelleys17 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry no idea
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing