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Ludington Bay Brewing Co., Ludington, MI

Ludington Bay Brewing Co.

4.3
4.3
62 Reviews
$30 and under
Brewery
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At Ludington Bay Brewing Co., we believe in the power of a good beer. We know beer can bring communities together, so we created a place where people can share memorable experiences over a well poured pint. Our kitchen boasts locally sourced ingredients with traditional American favorites.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Brewery, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Wed, Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (231) 239-6690

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Melanie Orr

  • Neighborhood

    Ludington

  • Parking details

    Parking Lot & Street Parking Available

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 62 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. MV

    MV88

    London

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Lots of fun! Good beers and creative menu items.
  2. JK

    JordanK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    My husband and I came here for a date night and it was okay. Food was decent but the server was not the best. My husband sat his cup down on the table and the bottom of the cup broke, he did not slam it down but still it broke which was odd to us. I tried getting the servers attention many times but she would not come to our table. She checked on the tables next to us but not ours. When she finally came to us amd we told her what happened she questioned us like it broke on purpose. I am a server so I understand many things but this was not a good experience and we will probably not be back and cannot recommend this place to others.
  3. k

    karenm

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ludington Bay is always the best
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dined here following the trip on the SS Badger from WI. Our reservation was at 8 pm. We were promptly seated. The restaurant was full, but not overly loud. Server took our orders for beers and pretzel appetizer. We had the cheeseburger, truffle fries, mac and cheese with pulled pork w/ bbq sauce on the side. All the food and beer were delicious. We would definitely go back. Outstanding service, from the moment we walked in the door.
  6. MR

    MrsR

    Columbus

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our server was very friendly and knowledgeable. Food and beer were both great!
  7. EH

    ElizabethH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service for a lovely Mothers' Day brunch on the patio! Everyone loved their food and drinks, and making a reservation online was easy.
  8. D

    Donnas

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful- no complaints except we had no portions for a cheeseburger other than American.
  9. GE

    GeorgeE

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ludington Bay is the best in beer, food and service.
  10. JD

    JulieD

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love eating at Ludington Bay Brewery. We have been here many times and always bring guests when they are in town visiting us. Great food. Wonderful selection of beverages. Service is always wonderful. Highly recommended.
  11. KG

    KimG

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2020

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    We waited for 20 minutes before anyone came to take our drink order - the waitress blamed a shift change. I tried making a joke about it but was treated as if I was just a huge inconvenience. I had two kids with me - thinking I wasn’t exactly their pick of customer. However, fantastic food (the jalapeño popper pizza is the best pie I’ve ever had!), the pumpkin beer was so AWESOME I brought home a 6-pack to St. Louis, and they were top notch in dealing with my daughter’s food allergies. Bonus - they were following all safety measures during Covid and we felt completely safe!
  12. F

    Foodie48312

    Detroit

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent pizza!
  13. c

    cubbie

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2020

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Our server, Sarah, was very good. We were here mostly to try the beer on a nice Fall afternoon. I tried both of the IPAs on the menu and unfortunately, did not like either one. Everyone has different tastes in beers so while this particular experience was not great for me, the other people I was with enjoyed their beer so I would say give it a try!
  14. k

    kbhizzle

    Toledo

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Friday's live music, flights & food! Always have great service too.
  15. CB

    CindyB

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Pizza was greatas usual. Do I even need to mention the beer? Delicious.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2020

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    It was nice to eat out side and the service was great but some of the food wasn’t as good as we expected it to be.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service is great, food is delicious, and the beer is fantastic!
  18. KG

    KellyG

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience at LBBC and will definitely be back!!
  19. r

    reneec

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant was extremely clean and well spaced out. Our table was reserved for our upon arrival and we were a couple of minutes early! It was in a great location too! Service was great and the food was even better! Would go back again without question!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and beer
  21. MS

    MaryS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Doris is amazing. She always makes us laugh. Gabrial James is one of my favorite musicians to come listen too. The food and beer were amazing as always. I love Tangelo Dream!!!! Ludington Bay rocks!! It’s my favorite hang out!!
  22. JA

    JanetA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent beverages! Pizza was phenomenal and so was everything else. Outdoor seating was very pleasant. Several favorites were unavailable....but that’s understandable with the current times and COVID-19. Server was extremely busy and with current staffing issues everywhere, we appreciated her service. Great night out.
  23. CB

    ChrisB

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2020

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Beer is outstanding. Food is middle of the road but still good. Service and ambience were excellent
  24. PO

    PatrickO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Thank you for having the ability to reserve an outdoor table in advance.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food! Outstanding service! Can’t wait to go back.
  26. BG

    BarbaraG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We ate outside and felt very safe -- beautiful weather. Food was good for the price, and we enjoyed ourselves very much.
  27. LB

    LauraB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and drinks and great service. We sat outside. They area was really nice.
  28. M

    Mark

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2020

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Beer was good but food was only average or below for the price.
  29. k

    kathyb

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was good. Price fair. Service very attentive. Live music nice addition.
  30. AD

    AmyD

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2020

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Sorry. I know these are strange (COVID) times, but we waited over an hour for the ‘famous’ shrimp tacos and when they finally arrived they were a plate of cold shrimp sprinkled with paprika, and 5-1oz plastic cups of salsa, sour cream, feta, guacamole and something else forgettable.
  31. TH

    TeresaH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2020

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    I made reservations for inside seating. When we arrived, we were taken to outdoor seating. I asked why and was told there were no tables inside for 6 people. I’m not sure why my reservation was confirmed, then not honored. It was very windy and not enjoyable to dine outside.
  32. M

    Mkmk

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2020

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Hair in food, had to ask for a waiter after waiting 15 minutes of being ignored, made a reservation but was sat in the parking lot/loading dock picnic table section of their add-on seating vs their nice renovated more formal patio area, had to get our own high chairs after asking twice and being ignored, it was just a big disappointment.
  33. WP

    WillP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Despite being a busy night my table was ready on time. Mask compliance was near 100% and servers reminded clients to wear masks when standing or using the restroom. Food and drinks were also outstanding. Hope they remain busy!
  34. C

    Chandlerang

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2020

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Food was disappointing. We’ve eaten there in the past and enjoyed it, this time it wasn’t very good.
  35. BB

    BBMM

    Grand Rapids

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were excellent! Also, extremely compliant with mask-wearing and safety/cleaning during Covid.
  36. A

    Alex

    New York Area

    100 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were just passing through Ludington for a night on our way to the ferry, and were looking for a fun place to eat outdoors on a beautiful evening. This was the perfect spot. Coming from New York, this was actually our first dinner out in a restaurant since March. Although the indoor dining room was open as well, the spacious patio meant that we could comfortably maintain distance from other parties, and the friendly servers were all careful to wear masks, so we felt very safe. We enjoyed their selection of beers, and the food was great too. Would definitely recommend a visit!
  37. AH

    AkitoH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Really good food and service. Biggest complaint was that we didn't know ahead of time that our table for 6 had to be split up. Otherwise, the dinner was exceptional.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family and I had a great lunch. The environment was perfect for the whole family and the beers were great!
  39. JB

    JessicaB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2020

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Very nice setting but the food and beer was not good
  40. R

    Risenshine

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2020

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    Server was very rude, sat us at a tiny table when we ordered a flight and an appetizer at first and didn’t even barely have room to eat that and we still had food coming out, so we kindly asked to be seated at a bigger table and I apologized but I didn’t think we’d have enough room, (it wasn’t busy at all otherwise we wouldn’t have asked) and it seemed to be a very big inconvenience to our server. Also while we were there we sat at at a table by the bar and watched another customer get ignored for about 15-20 minutes when all’s he wanted was to be rung up for his to go beer, he ended up leaving without making a purchase and I don’t blame him one bit! Wouldn’t recommend this place at all, there’s a couple breweries down the road anyways to deal with this kind of behavior

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Ludington Bay Brewing Co. offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (231) 239-6690.

Ludington Bay Brewing Co. is rated 4.3 stars by 62 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Ludington Bay Brewing Co.

515 S James St, Ludington, MI 49431

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Ludington

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Wed, Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Brewery, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking Lot & Street Parking Available

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Melanie Orr

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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