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“BYOC - bring your own chair”

Bortell's Fisheries
Ranked #3 of 66 Restaurants in Ludington
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Richmond, Michigan
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“BYOC - bring your own chair”
Reviewed July 7, 2014

Bortell's is a must stop for fresh fried perch it does get very busy and there are only a couple tables. We parked off the road and set up a couple folding chairs we had in the car and ate. Expect a line here

  • Visited July 2014
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Swampscott, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Rubbery”
Reviewed July 6, 2014

On a recommendation I checked out Bortell's for a fried lake perch dinner. My meal was only so-so. They probably left the fish in the fryer a bit too long as I found the texture kind of rubbery. Also, the breading is a cornmeal variety I've never been overly fond of. I've had better, is what I'm saying. And it's fairly pricey this year, too.

Visited June 2014
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Holland, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fresh”
Reviewed July 3, 2014

We come here eveytime we go to pentwater,mears, andludington. Food is fresh and nicely cooked. I can't wait to be back.

Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Arnold P
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Walnut, Illinois
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Unique experience”
Reviewed June 29, 2014

On a recent visit to Pentwater, we were directed to eat at this local establishment. The fish is fresh and cooked right in front of you. There are a few picnic tables outside, but no inside seating. Get your food and go across the street to Summit Township park. It is a nice park that overlooks Lake Michigan. There are plenty of picnic tables there and restroom facilities. Take a walk on the beach after you are done eating. Bortell's is closed on Mondays.

Visited June 2014
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Saline, Michigan
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Ludington weekend”
Reviewed June 16, 2014

We come here every trip to Ludington, we just love the fresh fish, cooked to order...delicious!! Love the lake perch, walleye and smoked whitefish the best.

Visited June 2014
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2 Thank Carol R
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