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Brenda's Harbor Cafe

316 S James St, Ludington, MI 49431-2293
+1 231-845-7434
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“eggs benedict” (14 reviews)
“rye toast” (2 reviews)
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05:00 - 14:00All hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
316 S James St, Ludington, MI 49431-2293
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was a bit slow due to the volume of patrons, but it was worth the wait. Omelets that spill over the end of the platter, fresh blueberries and strawberries covered French toast made for a very filling and delicious breakfast. No wonder people were...More

Thank crafty184
Reviewed 15 August 2017

If you are in Ludington this is the breakfast place to stop at. The service was average, but the food came out hot, fast, and very good. Prices were reasonable but the one complaint I have is the menu said it was cash only so...More

Thank j4wolfe
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Visited with friends for breakfast. And was seated immediately which is not the norm for this place. Must have gotten there at the right time. Good portions and reasonable prices. Worth the wait if you do have to wait on a table though.

Thank Robina614
Reviewed 28 July 2017

We wanted to try a different restaurant for breakfast and decided on this one after reading reviews on here. We weren't disappointed by the food. Large portions and fast service. Cash is preferred payment method but can use your debit or credit card for a...More

Thank shonda h
Reviewed 23 July 2017

James St. is deceptive. If you aren't on the look out for a particular destination, you'll go right by some true restaurant gems. Brenda's Harbor Cafe is one of those precious jewels. I'm one of those people who loves a hearty breakfast. Looking for such...More

Thank RevRay1212
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This is a nice home town place to eat only open for Breakfast and Lunch your coffee cup is always full the food is hot when it gets to you and you get a lot for the $. If you like or have never tried...More

Thank Dan R
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Brenda's is a good place for breakfast. The cover the basics well, and their Swedish pancakes are really good. They really need to serve real maple syrup, though. Service is quick. Please note that this is a cash only place.

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 6 July 2017

This place is a garden variety local greasy spoon. There is nothing special, nothing out of the ordinary on the menu. The menu consists of inexpensive products from a food service that have been warmed up. Nothing creative. The food was edible, but it wasn't...More

Thank weekendsoutdoors
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Restaurant has older nautical decor but is very clean and homey. Waitress was friendly and brought our food out quickly which I appreciated because I was on a time crunch. Sandwiches were so good! Warm and good portions of meat. I ate a Rueben and...More

Thank MrsJackieF
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

We tried Brenda's a few years ago and hadn't been back since. After we were done we remembered why. Food was just average compared to our normal breakfast Cafe and the prices were a little higher. I was never offered a refill on my water...More

Thank rhkfwain
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
06:00 - 14:00
05:00 - 14:00
05:00 - 14:00
05:00 - 14:00
05:00 - 14:00
05:00 - 14:00
05:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 316 S James St, Ludington, MI 49431-2293
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ludington
  • Phone Number: +1 231-845-7434
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