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645 Water Street, Saugatuck, MI 49453
+1 269-455-9834
Tuesday
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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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  • 43
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  • 38
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    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
Great breakfast restaruant

Large variety of breakfast options that are creative and tasty. Fabulous muffins and baked goods. Eat there whenever we are in town!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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English first
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Large variety of breakfast options that are creative and tasty. Fabulous muffins and baked goods. Eat there whenever we are in town!

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Brookville, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Our group got back from our fishing trip with Best Chance Charters and Capt. Dave recommend this place. We walked over and had to wait about 15 mins and it was well worth it. I had the Denver scrambles which had ham, onion and green peppers. The muffins are homemade and I took a blueberry muffin home. The staff was... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

My daughter and I went to Saugatuck for s girls getaway. Had breakfast here on our last day. Good scrambles !! They also have delicious fresh muffins !! We had a blueberry muffin and they warm it up. It was wonderful !! Friendly staff. Would recommend . One drawback is that they do not accept credit cards. Cash only .

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Glenn, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Great for lunch with fresh and innovative salads and pastas. Be prepared to wait for a table, but its well worth it. Don't miss the Rice Pudding.

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Saugatuck, Michigan
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Everything on the menu is awesome. Fresh Squeezed orange juice, and you can see the do it, no box or bag juice here. Pancakes are awesome. Get there early they get very busy you might have to wait a bit but well worth it !

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Battle Creek, Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Great breakfast eatery. Wide variety of muffins and full breakfast fare. If you like french toast, don't miss the "Chicago Style" french toast. It is exquisitely delicious. It melts in your mouth. Nicely priced and attentive wait staff.

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Munger
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Went there for a nice breakfast and was not disappointed. I had the French toast and a muffin and my wife had an omelet. Both were top notch! Beware the place only takes cash and don't be in a rush as the service is kinda slow. But I would recommend!!

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Wyoming, Michigan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I've heard many good things of this location, thought maybe I should venture out and try it myself, the drive long the lake shore is nice and Saugatuck Douglas area is one of best spots, Ida Red's is a small but cozy restaurant, service is good waited a few minutes for seating, a good local food spot and many were... More 

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Midland, MI
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113 reviews 113 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We have been visiting Ida Red's for the scrambles and whole grain pancakes for several years. The breakfast food is really terrific, servers are nice and very efficient once you are seated. The kitchen can get backed up. It is a very small, very popular place in a resort town that has a dearth of breakfast places. A wait of... More 

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Traverse City
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Fantastic breakfast! Charming interior. Servers were very friendly, polite and efficient. I point out the efficient becuse the wait for this place is unbelieavable long if you don't get there early. In fact, my breakfast turned into lunch (arrived at 10 a.m. Sunday, ate at noon) It was worth the wait.

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?