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All 51 Saugatuck Restaurants

Ida Red's Cottage

645 Water Street, Saugatuck, MI 49453
269-455-9834
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Ranked #25 of 51 Restaurants in Saugatuck
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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English first
Clinton Township, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Entered the building and was not even acknowledged for 10 minutes.....they had open tables and it is September so the "busy tourist town" excuse will not fly here. Two more parties entered behind us receiving the same indifference. It was only after I offered the sign in log to the other couple did we get recognition. We asked if we... More

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newrich, Manager at Ida Red's Cottage, responded to this review

This Queen left her crown back at the castle, so we didn't know how she expected to be received. Now she's royally miffed, decreeing punishments with the IRS, and her airline. Like Miss "No, No, No, and No" a few reviews previous, we have two words for her, and they're NOT Thank You! More

Grand Rapids, Michigan
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We eat breakfast here once a year on our annual trip to Saugatuck. There is always a wait (sign in and they'll call your name)...for good reason...look over their diverse menu whole you wait. Everything looks good so you will have the wait time to make your decision. The outside waiting area is pleasant. The eating areas are comfortable. The... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

excellent breakfast. This a unique place. Be sure to check the hours.....Limited. This is the only restaurant I have been to that serves "basted eggs" !!!

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Portage, mi
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

I have been to Ida reds at least 5 times for breakfast . Always had to wait for a table but last two times had to wait over an hour from time we ordered til time we were served. I get too little vacation time to spend it waiting for what turned out to be a very average breakfast. You'd... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Very highly reviewed, which is why we went. After waiting an hour for a table, we waited another hour for our mediocre food. Was it bad food? No. But certainly not worth a wait. Typical scrambles, with spinach etc, but most places drain the liquid. This place doesn't care to. So, you end up with a wet plate. Kind of... More

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Toledo, Ohio
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

As others have said, we knew we would have to wait. No problem there. That's expected on a summer Sunday morning. Seated outside which was wonderful, and upon reading the menu we were very excited for what promised to be a unique and fresh breakfast. We waited 10 Minutes for our drinks, an about 30 minutes for our breakfast. That's... More

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Lake Orion, Michigan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

It was quite a wait (for the table and the food) but the omelets were amazing and it's a cute little place. Would go there again!

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Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Slow but good raps it up! Waited 15 minutes to be seated and another 15 before we had a menu. Food took another 30 so it was an hour ordeal before we ate. Fresh eggs, fresh squeezed OJ, great, but waitresses are bussing tables! They need to hire more help!

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Apparently, the owner of this restaurant has no interest in actually serving the customers food(that is why people come to a restaurant, fyi) We waited over an hour and 15 minutes(with 3 children) and only were served drinks. The coffee was so disgustingly weak and they actually ran out of orange juice! We nicely asked the waitress when our food... More

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newrich, Manager at Ida Red's Cottage, responded to this review

Hmmm. . . Let's see . . . These folks were at a popular restaurant, in a tourist town, at the tail end of the Fourth of July holiday. People with undisciplined kids really ought to go to Burger King. More

Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
157 reviews 157 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Between the atmosphere and the food, you can't beat this place. Charming surroundings, unique and delicious menu items, but long waits accompany this. Even after you are seated, there are delays in getting your menu, getting service, getting your food, and getting the bill. I would highly recommend this place if you are in no hurry to do anything. But... More

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