Big Boy

5163-5291 US 10
Ludington MI 49431

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Opening Hours

  • Mon: 7am-10pm
  • Tue: 7am-10pm
  • Wed: 7am-10pm
  • Thu: 7am-10pm
  • Fri: 7am-10pm
  • Sat: 7am-10pm
  • Sun: 7am-10pm


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The Ludington, Mich., Big Boy restaurant is a casual dining restaurant that is a subsidiary of Big Boy Restaurants International. Big Boy is best known for its trademark boy in red and white with suspenders holding a double-decker hamburger, which is also the restaurant s signature sandwich. Additional menu items include French toast, pancakes, onion rings, chicken tenders, baked potato, salads, chili, mashed potatoes, club sandwiches, fish, tuna melts, shakes and malts, sphaghetti, cod, fried shrimp and a variety of soups. The inspiration for Big Boy's name as well as the model for its mascot was Richard Woodruff. At the age of six, he walked into the diner as founder Bob Wian was attempting to name his new hamburger. Wian said "Hello Big Boy" to Woodruff, and the name stuck. The restaurant was started in 1936.