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Bortell’s Fisheries

5528 S Lakeshore Dr, Ludington, MI 49431-9789
+1 231-843-3337
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“smoked fish” (45 reviews)
“walleye” (19 reviews)
“lake perch” (21 reviews)
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American, Seafood
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5528 S Lakeshore Dr, Ludington, MI 49431-9789
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Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

If you like fried fish this place is a must. We always stop here every time we come up here. Get your food and go to Summit park just south of here. Picnic tables and a great view of Lake Michigan.

Thank tom n
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Had to try this when we read the other reviews! Place did not disappoint us! Beautiful day to sit outside and eat! Simple, delicious and priced right too! If you like fried fish and visit Ludington go here on a beautiful day! You will love...More

Thank sbowenjr
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

IDK - the fried perch is simply OK and lacking flavor. The fried shrimp is straightforward and VG. Needs a few more picnic tables.

1  Thank Scott A
Reviewed 2 July 2016

First off . . . this is a seafood store, not really a restaurant. They've got fish: raw, smoked, and fried. You can buy raw or smoked by the pound, or you can buy fried fish by the pound or by the "plate". A plate...More

1  Thank Jim M
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Delicious! Best fried fish I've ever had. Take it to the park across the street to eat. It's perfect. Almost everyone in the park has Bortells recognizable white bags.

Thank Kirsten H
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

That's pretty much what you're going to get, fried fish and fried sides like fries, onion rings, or mushrooms. They do have a variety of smoked fish too, but if you're going there for lunch or dinner fried seems the way to go. My son...More

Thank chickiemamat
Reviewed 25 June 2016

We heard about this when vacationing in Ludington, Michigan. On our way back from Pentwater we stubbled upon Bortelli's. Order the smelt dinner, very good. Large selection on local fish. They cook it you eat it!

1  Thank Linda K
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Our semiannual trip to our favorite fish restaurant! !! You order your fish thru a line and look at the fresh fish in the cooler and the menu board above and you watch them cook it. The meals are in basket forms and we always...More

2  Thank Vickie R
Reviewed 19 June 2016

The quality of the meal is excellent although a bit pricey. The meal is selected from the fish case and seasoned and cooked while you wait. Fish dinner comes with coleslaw and fries, White Fish dinner for two will run you $26.00 plus beverage. Eat...More

2  Thank cdrh
Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Right now before reading any further put in your GPS: 5528 S Lakeshore Dr Ludington, MI 49431. It is like a diamond in the rough. Bortell's has several picnic tables & is situated near a county park that shares Lake Michigan's sandy beach. FYI: Lakeshore...More

2  Thank Sue B
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Darbie P
9 May 2017|
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Response from sarah_smith2409 | Reviewed this property |
11am-8pm (or until the fish runs out) Tuesday through Sunday. Don't go too late on Sunday or there won't be a lot of fish left.
3 September 2015|
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Response from camp w | Reviewed this property |
They close Labor Day Weekend. The last fresh fish shipment arrives on Friday, September 4th and they stay open through the weekend until it is all sold. :-( I WISH they were open longer!
24 July 2015|
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Response from shelley s | Reviewed this property |
Sorry no idea
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5528 S Lakeshore Dr, Ludington, MI 49431-9789
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ludington
  • Phone Number: +1 231-843-3337
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