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Brewster's Italian Cafe

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11 W Merchant St, New Buffalo, MI 49117-1835
269-469-3005
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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 139
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    Very good
  • 9
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  • 15
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Dining at Brewsters

Brewster's is a great place to dine anytime of the year. I especially enjoy the summer when I can eat outside in their semi-covered patio. The trees keep it shady and the Italian atmosphere adds to the ambience. I would recommend any of their menu items. They do tend to be a bit pricey for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
BuchananMarilyn
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Buchanan
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75 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Brewster's is a great place to dine anytime of the year. I especially enjoy the summer when I can eat outside in their semi-covered patio. The trees keep it shady and the Italian atmosphere adds to the ambience. I would recommend any of their menu items. They do tend to be a bit pricey for dinners, but worth it for... More 

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Thank BuchananMarilyn
Chesterton, Indiana
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

My husband and I have been going to Brewster's Italian Cafe for years. Their iced tea is amazing (my favorite). They have a great selection of mixed green salads as well as pasta and pizza dishes. Make sure you ask for a basket of bread and fresh Parmesan cheese. It's fantastic in the olive oil they provide. We are content... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

We stopped here for lunch on a Friday afternoon. The complimentary bread with olive oil and salads were really good. It was a really nice atmosphere. The only compliant would be our waitress who was kind of absent and slow.

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El Cerrito
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

A wide selection of Italian style dishes with a good wine list. Plates are very large, so usually there's enough to take home for another meal. Food quality is fine, but not gourmet. The fresh bread may be the best part of the meal - fresh and hot, served with shaved Parmesan and olive oil. Probably the best value in... More 

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Thank PVaux
Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

Terrific but casual. Good for a light snack/appetizer or a full meal. Do save room for dessert or at least some of their cookies.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We visited Brewster's this summer since it was within walking distance to the house in which we were staying. I ordered the spinach and artichoke dip and it was simply the best that I ever had! Our waiter talked us into one of the cookies for dessert which was also a great choice! Next summer, I'll be back for some... More 

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Thank Jen S
Three Oaks, Michigan
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34 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Dine regularly here and whether for a couple or a group service and group always satisfies. Their pizzas are good, try the specials as they change regularly and choices frequently good. Also they are very good at altering to make vegetarian if asked. Salads and pasta dishes are good, the latter can be heavy and usually leftovers for another meal.... More 

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Thank Mag W
elkhart
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We have been to Brewsters a few times over the years and visited there this weekend for our anniversary dinner. It did not disappoint. Everything was extremely delicious. We had the spinach appetizer and wow! Great wine too.

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Thank lisa l
Ohio
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Food: I ordered pizza. They come as 10” round with thin crust. They aren’t listed as an appetizer, but in my opinion, treat it like that. I was still hungry after eating one that I had to order a second one. One alone certainly cannot curb a man’s appetite for a meal. Both pizzas were delicious; I can only assume... More 

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Lafayette, Indiana
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

We had visited New Buffalo on two previous occasions for the Apple Cider Century (ACC), but this was our first trip to Brewster's. Our visit was the Saturday before the ACC so we knew it was likely to be busy. They don't take reservations, but you can call in and place your name on the waiting list. We called it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11 W Merchant St, New Buffalo, MI 49117-1835
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Berrien County  >  New Buffalo
  • Phone Number: 269-469-3005

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?