House of Flavors: Ludington, Michigan
In working on sorting through my digital photos, there are a lot of spots I photographed and still need to share on the blog, including House of Flavors in Ludington, Michigan. We did a little family weekend trip there and stopped in for lunch and ice cream - although at least one kid opted for a sundae first and then was too full for lunch.
This nostalgic spot is a throwback to the days of soda fountains and juke boxes and the menu matches it with hearty helpings of classic diner food.
The House of Flavors dates back to 1948, when the then Miller Dairy was purchased by the Neal Family. It became Park Dairy and later House of Flavors in 1964. Today it's not just a full-service restaurant, but an ice cream manufacturer that churns out ice cream for retailers, as well.
The ice cream is as creamy and delicious as it comes and the dinner menu is large and varied with everything from wraps to stir fry to liver and onions to a turkey dinner with all the trimmings. There's also a very reasonably-priced breakfast menu.
Ludington is a charming lakeside town in western Michigan that draws tourists in droves during the summer months. It's a beautiful spot for a family trip any time of year.
House of Flavors
402 W. Ludington Ave.