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645 Water Street, Saugatuck, MI 49453
+1 269-455-9834
Monday
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
Description: Since 1986, Ida Red's Cottage has been serving Made-from-scratch...
Since 1986, Ida Red's Cottage has been serving Made-from-scratch breakfasts and lunches, year 'round. Our little place is a busy one, and our kind of cooking takes time, so expect to have to wait, sometimes a long time, during the summer season.
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  • 42
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good place for Breakfast

Had a good breakfast at Ida Red's, they don't have many seats so we had to wait but the food was good. Did take a long time to get our food but it was worth the wait.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Jeff R
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Dearborn Heights
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warren mi
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This is my favorite place.Nice selection for breakfast to start your day.The line gets long to get in if your willing to wait.The building is small.Food is fresh and bake goods to order.I believe you can place carryout.If your on vacation or getaway pack your patience as well.Worth a try it may become a favorite of yours as well.

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Dearborn Heights
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Had a good breakfast at Ida Red's, they don't have many seats so we had to wait but the food was good. Did take a long time to get our food but it was worth the wait.

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Holland, Michigan
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Best breakfast place when the lines aren't too long. All the food is good. My fruit cup was perfectly fresh and ripe! Multi-grain pancakes keep calling me back. Food is ALWAYS good and they keep the coffee coming. Food can be slow coming from the SMALL kitchen so allow extra time and don't expect to rush - it isn't the... More 

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Palos Heights
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We went to have brunch at Ida Red's during the week. I have seen other reviews of this restaurant which panned the service. Ours was good if not somewhat indifferent. The food however was very good. The basted eggs were spot on and the bacon super delicious. They have a lot of other offering and specials which looked good. If... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

The location is convenient. The restaurant is cozy. The "skillets" and serving portions are good. Unfortunately, it took 2 hours to eat breakfast and it was just "average". No "wow" factor. Our waitress was extremely pleasant, but the whole system appeared flawed. She cleared & wiped down tables, took orders, sat tables, and took the checks of everyone paying for... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I like the quaint restaurant for our special getaway. The food was good and the service was wonderful.

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ann arbor michigan
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122 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 493 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We had a lovely meal- one of us had breakfast, one lunch- at Ida Red's. We ate outside and it was so pleasant and relaxed. The food was very good but the service was slow and that detracted a bit from the experience. Still, we'll come back again when we're in town.

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Detroit, Michigan
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115 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Highly recommend this place!! We had breakfast and it was amazing! The eggs were amazing!! The homemade muffins we also great!!! Very cute little place and looked like all the food was delicious!

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Our new favorite breakfast place. In town for a break, out having a morning walk and found Ida Reds. It looked very inviting, we got a warm welcome from the staff. It was mid morning mid week so no waiting. Both our breakfast were great and inexpensive. We had the 2x2, pancakes and eggs both light and fluffy, wholemeal pancakes!... More 

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This little restaurant is always a bustle and deserves it's popularity. Their muffins, eggs, rice pudding, pasta dishes and interesting salads are always delicious. They're famous for their corn cakes, but the portion is so large, we suggest sharing it.

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Additional Information about Ida Red's Cottage

Address: 645 Water Street, Saugatuck, MI 49453
Phone Number: +1 269-455-9834
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Allegan County  >  Saugatuck
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 2:00 am  8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 2:00 am  8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 2:00 am  8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 2:00 am  8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 2:00 am  8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 645 Water Street, Saugatuck, MI 49453
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Allegan County  >  Saugatuck
  • Phone Number: +1 269-455-9834

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

Since 1986, Ida Red's Cottage has been serving Made-from-scratch breakfasts and lunches, year 'round. Our little place is a busy one, and our kind of cooking takes time, so expect to have to wait, sometimes a long time, during the summer season.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 pm

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