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Chef John's Bakery & Cafe

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110 W Filer St, Ludington, MI 49431-2047
+1 231-843-3327
08:00 - 15:30
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Mon - Sat 08:00 - 15:30
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A delicious and out of the ordinary experience. The menu doesn't have the typical Ludington entrees. A definite place to check out. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Keith B
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yummy and unique food....cute place.......great breakfast, soups and sandwiches.....homemade breads and a bakery within

Thank Lynn W
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dad's favorite lunch place, the food is prepared with care and flare. There is a counter of baked goods and other yummy treats tempting you to take home a few extra calories

Thank cardinal988
Ludington, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This is a quiet and unique cafe tucked in a quiet spot near the beautiful Ludington marina. The food is delicious, and all of it is homemade. Stop by and see Chef John.

Onalaska, United States
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89 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

My omelet was very good, but my wife's eggs were fired too hot and the whole grain toast tasted like cardboard. Did not try any bakery items as almost everything was sold out. The quality and flavor of the coffee matters to us as much as the food. The coffee was weak and flavorless, thus we'd never return. When a... More 

Thank Mike S
Portland, Michigan
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed smoked chicken and chicken salad sandwiches on homemade bread and a German chocolate, and molasses cookies for dessert. The food was wonderful and the service was excellent.

Thank Kendra S
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71 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

The sandwiches are delicious and you can't beat the havarti/dill soup. Soft drinks come in cans, no refills.

Thank MB M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

I had a Ruben Sandwich...Great sandwich and I have had more of their sandwiches and are great as this one! The turkey Ruben is just as good the the regular Ruben.

Thank BigIndeed
Detroit, Michigan
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This was a delightful discovery. You can tell that a lot of loving care goes into the food and the ambience. Friendly people, interesting knickknacks, excellent food. Delicious fluffy pancakes, fresh omelettes with extra veggies for the health conscious in our group, and several fun specialties on the menu to try. The decorations are quirky and fun and French, and... More 

Thank travelerzk772
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Great sandwiches and salads. Something a little different and so tasty. Very friendly wait staff. Efficient service. Had lunch twice, didn't get to try breakfast. Pastries are like grandma used to make.

Thank kwaAlaska

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Soups
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:30
08:00 - 15:30
08:00 - 15:30
08:00 - 15:30
08:00 - 15:30
08:00 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 110 W Filer St, Ludington, MI 49431-2047
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ludington
  • Phone Number: +1 231-843-3327

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?