Outdoor Spaces Open to Downtown Diners

Summer is the perfect time to soak up the sunshine and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of Downtown Ludington. Our local dining establishments are ready to welcome you with delightful seasonal offerings. Here are a few of our top picks where you can savor delicious meals outdoors while creating cherished memories with your friends and family.

Portside Garden at Jamesport Brewing Company
    • Keeper’s Fish Shack is now open, where you can grab fish or seafood to go and enjoy it in the adjacent Legacy Plaza. This restaurant, opened in 2021, has become a very popular stop!
    • Enjoy a Cluck Bucket sandwich or Cluck N Pits at its new location at Legacy Plaza. This is the perfect grab-n-go lunch spot that also serves specialty drinks including coffees and smoothies.
    • From the deck of Jamesport Brewing Company, sip a Blueberry Wheat or Badger Brown with dinner as you watch the SS Badger come into port. Jamesport is also opening its beer garden, where you can hang out and play games as you wait for your food.
    • You will often find live music to accompany your dinner on the patio at Ludington Bay Brewing Company. This 1,500-square-foot patio is a great place to enjoy some homemade pizza or po boy sandwich with a locally made Badger Blue or one of the other 24 beers on tap.  
    • Grab a bucket drink and some lobster nachos at Over the Moon, Blu Moon Bistro’s rooftop patio. It’s now open for the season, and sushi, salads, sandwiches and a full bar are available.
    • Q Smokehouse offers delicious hot meals like chicken, beef brisket, pork tenderloin and chipped pork, smoked daily on site. Savor these scrumptious meats and Southern sides in their outdoor seating area.
    • For a quick burger or perch dinner, try Ludington Pub with two outdoor patios that are dog-friendly.
    • Timbers Bar & Grill has deck seating on James Street that overlooks the harbor. Try delicious dishes like fish tacos, Mediterranean chicken, or a bourbon-glazed pork chop.
    • Trail’s End Baking Company has also added outdoor seating for to-go orders. Grab a salad or grilled sandwich and enjoy it there.
    • For a quiet corner, head to Cafe 106 for a delicious brunch at an outside table (open 8 a.m.-2 p.m.). 
    • Nearby, Table 14 has outdoor tables for the season as well. This establishment has a more upscale menu with small plates or entrees like filet mignon, sea scallops and Charleston Shrimp & Grits.

    Be sure to check out the number of establishments offering to-go beer, wine and cocktails in our Ludington Outdoor Social District (LOSD). Enjoy a beverage outdoors while waiting for your table or simply perusing downtown streets. Check out the map and how to participate HERE.