Ludington Bay Brewing Co.
Ludington Bay is a strong addition to the local restaurant scene. It is very popular on the weekends, so reservations are recommended. Outdoor dining is especially enjoyable in nice weather. Good selection of their own craft beers.
My New York strip was great! I was disappointed that the Parmesan truffle fries were not available due to having fun out of the aioli. Our server was great! However he had toooo many tables to wait on, thus, his timing to refill, check on needs and our food was late. Our salads came at the same time as our steaks. Unfortunate. Our fries were tasty but not hot. There were two from our party who should have said something at first bites of their steaks that they were over cooked. They waited until the end however. The manager comped their meals. I feel that was quite generous. A discount would have been fine. I felt badly for the server because I feel he did a great job but just had too many jobs to manage.
I look forward to dining here again. I think it was just an off night and maybe additional waiters could be added on busy nights. I’m glad this restaurant is here!
Got a table at 5pm for my husband’s birthday dinner, just the two of us. The inside seating was already filled up. The service was a little slow but not terrible. When asked if they offer anything for a birthday we got a quick “no”. The food was good, consistent with our previous visit. Not a place to go if you want to talk to each other as it is very loud.
First time there. Food was great. Service was very good. SO LOUD couldn’t talk without yelling.
Awesome place. Great beers, great food and great service. The only negative is that it's pretty noisy. It would be a lot more enjoyable if they would invest in some sound dampening tiles like a brewery in Manistee did a while back! But, don't let that stop you. Just be prepared for it!
The outside area was great as was the food and draft beer. Entertainment was top notch. Really enjoyed our evening.
Our food was just ok. The waiter was fantastic, there were 11 of us on a busy Saturday evening. They took a reservation for me, which I appreciated.
Ludington Bay's OpenTable reservation feature was great. True to their word, we walked in and were seated due to setting up reservations.
Only flaw we had was waitress never offered to split check to our group. With it being so busy, wasn't worth trying to fix but created a hassle.
Even though it was a nice night, we decided to dine inside the restaurant. The beer was good and not bitter (I do not like IPA or bitters beers). I had the Summer Fling (Hefeweizen) Beer. It is listed as a Bavarian Beer, but is more like a Czech Pilsner. They need to research their product better.
We ordered the "Kind of a BIG Dill" pizza, but had been hoping to sample the "Crab Rangoon" also. We were told that the kitchen could not split pizza in half and allow 2 different pizza on the same pie. This is an area that they need to work on. Every other pizza place allows 2 halves on the same pie, however, they are unable to accommodate this request. The kitchen and management needs to offer this option, for this reason, I can't offer a 5 star rating because this is not an unreasonable request!
Out side seating was not comfortable. The hostess pointed and told us where to find our table feather than taking us out there. We had a baby In a high chair and the table was at the right height for her to hit her face on the end of the wood top. Service was incredibly slow. We didn’t see a waitress for almost 20
Mins. after being seated. We had 6:15 reservations and didn’t get any food until almost 7:15. Food was decent but not for the price. Not impressed.