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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had a wait of about 20 minutes on a Sunday morning. Service was prompt and friendly. Food came out quickly and was hot. They have an extensive omelette menu, three eggs Benedict variations and pancake options, too along with B&G. I tried the hollandaise omelette...with ham and Swiss and it was really tasty.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Out of the 5 mornings we were in Ludington, we breakfasted at Brenda's. Eggs Benedict were the absolute best, Swedish Pancakes to die for. Homemade home fries. Excellent, friendly waitstaff and fast service. You won't be disappointed!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The three egg omelette was skimpy on the eggs in my opinion as the omelette was made like a crepe...very thin. I prefer more substance to omelettes. The cinnamon cream cheese special was like the cereal bought in a store added to the cream cheese...mixture topped with more of the same. The ingredients were generous inside the omelette and were tasty. The service was extremely slow for a breakfast meal but friendly.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Country Skillet filled us up and kept us going all day. Our server was attentive and very friendly. Even with a nearly full shop, we got quick service.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed April 26, 2022

We have gone here a few times and have always had great meals. It is an old fashion, small cafe with a nautical theme. The omelets are first class. We have shown up with parties of 2 to 8 and never had a bad experience....There will be a wait during tourist season but we never mind. In the summer you can sit outside and enjoy the sun.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 8, 2022

They discriminate against people with disabilities. Called me selfish for needing my medical device. They ended up purposely hitting me and my medical equipment. And started screaming in my face chasing me out to the car. Unless you want to be harassed don’t come to...this horrible crappy place. And to add their food is horrible quality most likely bought from Walmart from the other reviews I read and opinions from other people.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed February 26, 2022

I do not recommend at all they discriminate against disabled people and call disabled people selfish and inconsiderate of other people for needing medical equipment. I went in with my service animal who helps me live she detects before I have a heart rate increase...and pass out. She also helps with my knee dislocation and ptsd episodes along with many other things. Brenda chased us out the door kicking at my dog screaming in my face pushing me saying that my dog was gonna kill her co worker Mind you my dog was in a heel laying down, she said my dog was “dirty and ungrommed” yet my dog had just been groomed right before we went. Later after I left her a few a couple days ago on Facebook she had started harassing me calling me selfish and inconsiderate of other people because I have a service dog. She said that she doesn’t like dogs in her restaurant but admitted earlier in the messages she had sent that she lets and pet dogs all the time. I even found a review of someone bringing three dogs and she didn’t say a thing so she clearly has something against my German shepherd service dog. She had also implied that I wasn’t disabled in the messages she had sent because she said I would be just fine if I hadn’t bring my dog in. Mind you I have gone places without my dog before because of discrimination and I ended up in the hospital multiple times. She called me selfish for needing a service dog yet I can’t help it my dog helps me live I don’t want her to go everywhere with me but I need her to go everywhere with me and it sucks because of people like this who discriminate against others for needing assistance. I don’t recommend this restaurant unless you want to support discrimination and disability shaming. (Pictures aren’t all there or in order) I didn’t SS all but I also have a video of her screaming at me. I did have an attitude in that video because she was kicking my dog and it made me very upset. She even open the door and hit me and my dogMore

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 14, 2021

We went there for our first time. We were greeted right away and shown our table. We had eggs Benedict, eggs Florentino, biscuits and gravy, and oatmeal. All of it was delicious. The coffee was great and the waitress kept our cups full. Definitely will...be back.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 10, 2021 via mobile

We grabbed breakfast here on our mini vacation. It was the down home type of food/atmosphere. We liked it. The service was prompt and friendly. Dated, but it worked for it.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed May 26, 2021 via mobile

This local breakfast/lunch restaurant is consistently good quality. The eggs Benedict are amazing. Fast, friendly service.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed September 29, 2020

Walked thru the door and the staff were very friendly. Our server sat us at our table. Coffee was good and our girl always checked for refills. We had one Captains Platter, one Vegie Omelet and a two Slice French Toast. All were fast and...hot. We saw on the menu fresh Homemade Cinnamon Rolls. Ordered one for the three of us. Girl set it down on the table? Wow. Huge. Took up the whole plate. She told us they never know how they are gonna come out, size wise. Delicicous. Great breakfast place.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 1, 2020

Besides the good food (yummy pancakes!) Brenda has the nicest staff I have every encountered.Charming nautical decor,clean restrooms and close to the Badger for travelers.Don't miss Brenda's when you are in town.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed July 20, 2020 via mobile

The food was good and arrived hot, but the waitress never came back to check on me until she brought me my check. Never asked if I wanted a refill.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed July 7, 2020 via mobile

My wife and i went for breakfast while we were visiting ludington. The food was good but a bit bland. I took care of that with 1 of the 3 hot sauces they offer and a bit of s&p. I got the eggs with the...home fries along with corned beef hash and sausage patties. The hash is not to be missed. Im glad we stopped.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed June 24, 2020

Wonderful breakfast-Swedish pancakes, biscuits and gravy and Eggs Benedict oh my! Very good food. Staff was awesome. Good old fashioned diner breakfast and good menu with lots of options.

Date of visit: June 2020
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Brenda's Harbor Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4