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Hamlin Lake Dining & Restaurants

You can go by car… or boat… to a great restaurant in the Hamlin Lake area. Dine on Hamlin Lake or just a few miles away in Ludington. Choose from fine dining, cozy cafes, pubs, coffee shops and good old fashioned family restaurants. Each place comes with small-town, friendly service that makes your dining experience complete. Breakfast, lunch or dinner is served for your enjoyment.

Looking to dine outside in nature? Pack a picnic and take it to one of the many parks/beaches near Hamlin Lake. The area features many grocery & convenience stores that can help you tailor a delicious meal to enjoy with your family!

*Please note, restaurant dining rooms may be closed due to COVID-19 mandates, and ads may not reflect the menu and buffet changes required during the pandemic. We encourage you to click through to the business’ websites for current information.

Take a scenic drive to the Ludington State Park for some tasty treats that satisfy. Within the park gates, turn left to the Lake Michigan Beach House. Concessions in the beach house lower level include pizza, hamburgers, chicken strips, hot dogs, and hand-dipped ice cream. Tasty food, and the best beach views ever!

Barnhart’s Restaurant, Bar, & Marina, 6006 Barnhart Rd., (231) 843-8246

Chuck Wagon, 971 N. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington, MI, 49431, (231) 843-2852

Laney’s Scoops, 1916 N. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington, MI, 49431, (231) 425-3751

Lower Hamlin Grocery, 3611 N. Jebavy Dr., Ludington, MI, 49431, (231) 425-4420

Stix Bar, 1963 N Lakeshore Dr., Ludington, MI, 49431, (231) 845-8181

Waterside Resort & Marina, 3298 N. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington, MI, 49431, (231) 843-2090

Dining in Ludington

Old Hamlin Restaurant

Good home cooking since 1942, featuring homemade baked goods. American food with a few Greek, Italian, and Mexican dishes. Daily specials. Fri.--all you can eat fish fry; Sun.--roast chicken. Beer, wine, cocktails. Historic family restaurant, downtown Ludington.

North Channel Brewing Company, situated next to the Manistee River and the Washington Street drawbridge in downtown Manistee, features a large variety of house-brewed craft beers and great food including lunch, dinner, and kids' menus. In summer, sit on the patio and take in the views of West Michigan's beautiful Victorian Port City.

Visit Sunset Side Concessions at Stearns Park Beach! Menu includes burgers, hot dogs, a variety of sandwiches featuring roast turkey, soft pretzles, ice cream, and caramel corn. Also, deep fried Oreos, chips, corn dogs, funnel cakes, and beverages. Located at both the north and south end of the beach. Rent kayaks and paddleboards here.

Sportsmans’ Restaurant & The Mitten Bar, 111 W. Ludington Ave., Ludington, MI, 49431, (231) 843-2138

Timbers Steak & Seafood, 320 S. James St., Ludington, MI, 49431, (231) 425-9111

Find more dining and restaurants in our Ludington Dining Directory.

Featured Hamlin Lake Business Categories

Shopping & Services

Find the goods and services you need by visiting the friendly businesses and shops around and near Hamlin Lake in Ludington, Michigan.

Boating & Fishing

Hamlin Lake is famous for great boating and fishing opportunities and there are many businesses that can help you enjoy it!


Enjoy nature’s beauty by sleeping under the stars at clean campgrounds, forests, or parks around Hamlin Lake.

Weddings and Celebrations

If paradise is the backdrop that you envisioned for your wedding, then look no further than Hamlin Lake. Pristine sand and water await.


Most restaurants and dining establishments around Hamlin Lake are found on the US-10 corridor or in the downtown area.

Health & Beauty

There’s no need to take a vacation from your health, beauty routine, or fitness while you’re enjoying yourself here in the Hamlin Lake area.

Things to Do

There’s plenty to do while you’re in the Hamlin Lake area, like boating, fishing, canoeing, swimming, hiking, and more!


Hamlin Lake lodging features resorts, cottages, and vacation rental properties. Hotels, motels, and B&Bs are nearby for more places to stay.