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Many restaurants come and go, but few have enjoyed the longevity of Ludington's Old Hamlin Restaurant. This family owned business prides itself on good home cooking and hearty portions at affordable prices. Their personal attention to customers is what keeps people coming back.
Originally located on Hamlin Lake, the current owners Chris and Marsha Papadakos have carried on the tradition begun by Chris' uncle 65 years ago. Their present downtown Ludington location is just blocks from the North Breakwater Lighthouse and breakwall at Stearns Park beach on Lake Michigan, which is a great place to watch the Lake Michigan Carferry. Also within walking distance are two marinas and Waterfront Park, complete with playground, bronzed sculptures, and scenic walkways. Right in downtown Ludington, you can enjoy the colorful murals that grace the outside of many historic buildings.
Renowned for their homemade bread, soups, pastries, and pies, the Old Hamlin offers kid-friendly dining in a comfortable atmosphere. They feature a very diverse menu, including Greek, Italian, and Mexican specialties, as well as steaks, seafood, sandwiches, and delicious appetizers. Enjoy beer, wine, or a cocktail before your meal, and check out their salad bar and all-you-can-eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffets. For your convenience, the Old Hamlin also offers carry-out service.
Featuring freshly ground coffee, the Old Hamlin has been voted "Best Breakfast in Town." Charter fishing captains regularly frequent the Old Hamlin in the early morning hours for a breakfast that keeps them satisfied for hours. It's a secret that Ludington residents are glad to share--that this is one restaurant that consistently cooks great meals everyone can enjoy. Put hunger on hold and come in to Ludington's historic, family-owned Old Hamlin Restaurant.
While in Ludington, be sure to visit the many community attractions such as the Big Sable Point Lighthouse at the Ludington State Park, local golf courses, including disc and mini golf, Hamlin Lake, Historic White Pine Village and the S.S. Badger carferry. For more information on the Ludington area, go to VisitLudington.com.