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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
CUISINES
American, Cafe
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service
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All reviews eggs benedict swedish pancakes seafood omelet hash brown potatoes home fries patty melt country skillet nautical theme open for breakfast and lunch cream cheese service was prompt quick breakfast worth the wait sit outside the food is great seated right away waitstaff
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Reviewed June 15, 2023 via mobile

Our table ordered eggs benedict, patty melt, seafood omelet, and coffee. Everything was delicious! Service was very good. Our server had a great sense of humor, too. The atmosphere was bright and cheery. We'll definitely return.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed March 4, 2023 via mobile

The food and service were really good. Very friendly staff. Pancakes were very good. We highly recommend. Easy to get to in Ludington.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed November 26, 2022

This a smaller restaurant that is open for breakfast and lunch. Staff is always hustling and trying to get to everyone. Neat decor and the food is great. Our favorites are the omelets. In summer the wait is no problem as you can sit outside...and take in the sun.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed October 23, 2022 via mobile

Breakfast at Brenda’s on a Sunday is just what we needed. Coffee was hot and staff was warm and delightful. We have tried a few restaurants for breakfast in Ludington and this is our family’s favorite. Try the Swedish pancakes- you will not be disappointed....We will be back the next time we are in town.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 9, 2022 via mobile

Excellent food served with a friendly smile. They were very busy so it took sometime to get our food after ordering but worth the wait. We will be back they had so many choices on the menu .

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 17, 2022

Stopped in for a good breakfast, seated right away and received excellent service. Eggs, bacon, taast, coffee - all were perfect.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 11, 2022 via mobile

I usually don’t eat potatoes but wanted to indulge in a crisply-fried potato patty with layers of grated potato. Brenda’s serve pad over fried, stringy, clumps of shoestring potatoes. The omelet was thin, nothing fluffy about it. The meal was mediocre at best for both...my husband and me.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 15, 2022 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 July 20, 2022 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 July 20, 2022

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 July 19, 2022

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