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.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Bortell's Fisheries

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
5528 S Lakeshore Dr, Open Memorial Day to Labor Day, Ludington, MI 49431-9789
+1 231-843-3337
Today
11:00 - 20:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:00 - 20:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

179 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 179: English reviews
Gaines, Michigan
Level Contributor
15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good and fresh fish, fantastic cole slaw, fries are good (but nothing to write home about). I love the feel and atmosphere of this place. It's a must stop destination if you are in the area!

Helpful?
Thank sarah_smith2409
Keego Harbor, Michigan
Level Contributor
46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful small business in a beautiful area. The fish is really good and I would love to continue supporting it........but I do feel that the price is a bit out of line. I am all for people being paid fairly for hard work and a profit. I hope next year is a bit better deal.

Helpful?
Thank Piratesmile
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worth the drive south of town for their variety of fresh fish. Carry out only but they have a large picnic area with tables. It's a must see.

Helpful?
Thank ChandlerRose
Jenison, Michigan
Level Contributor
23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

This place is a little pricey but I feel it's worth it. We sat outside on the picnic tables and the area was fairly clean for being outside.

Helpful?
Thank Drewen
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

When you happen to stumble upon this place...you may think it's nothing special, but it is! Great outdoor seating with a park a short distance down the street where you can enjoy your food looking at Lake Michigan. Amazing customer service and equally amazing food!! The prices are also very fair! The only setback I can think of would be... More 

Helpful?
Thank amybkeller
Ludington, Michigan
Level Contributor
29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

The fish was good, somewhat overcooked the day I was there, and very expensive. It's lovely to take your food over to Summit Park, but my advice is to bring something healthy with you to balance out the meal.

Helpful?
Thank northerncheryl
Pentwater, Michigan
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Picked up lunch, including fresh fish cooked the way each of us like it. Took it across the street to Summit Park and had an excellent lunch and a great afternoon on the beach.

Helpful?
Thank 854guest915
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Level Contributor
50 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Spent $37.?? for 2 people. The fish is greasy, and the portions were very small. The smoked fish was wonderful, but pricy. It's all take out. The 1 person staff was nice. Picnic tables outside to eat at. Glad we went, but will not return.

Helpful?
Thank viper6446
Irons
Level Contributor
71 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

This is a gem of a place on the road from Ludington to Pentwater. Take-out only fresh fish and seafood, plus sides, all fried to order. Fish/seafood is by the lb. Limited beverages (cans) in cooler. Your order comes packaged in a white paper bag with salt, pepper, ketchup & tarter sauce packets. No silverware that I know of. Great... More 

Helpful?
Thank Sand-n-Sun16
Saint Charles, Illinois
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

The place to go for fish caught locally. Really ideal for a picnic and there are parks on the lake just south and also north to which you can take you catch.

Helpful?
Thank JT W

Travellers who viewed Bortell's Fisheries also viewed

 

Been to Bortell's Fisheries? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 20:00
Saturday
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5528 S Lakeshore Dr, Open Memorial Day to Labor Day, Ludington, MI 49431-9789
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ludington
  • Phone Number: +1 231-843-3337

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Bortell's Fisheries and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question
Cheboygan, Michigan
over a year ago
Palatine, Illinois
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
over a year ago

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Bortell's Fisheries staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?