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Ida Red's Cottage

645 Water Street, Saugatuck, MI 49453
269-455-9834
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Ranked #25 of 50 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
Midland, MI
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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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Chicago, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

Horrible and insulting staff!!! This is a lengthy review, but please read to the end, I might save your family from patronizing at this kind of establishment. I have been coming to South Haven, Saugatuck, Finnville, etc, for the past 6yrs and I have never had a bad experience until I decided to step foot in this place. Where do... More 

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

The habituees of this site are not above lying, when needed, to shim-up a dubious complaint. This individual is lying when she writes what the police officer said. The police officer pointedly told her that he has never been called to our restaurant. It was her fate to have had this experience. From the way her family reacted to the... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Waited 20 minutes for a table. Another 45 for food. Food was good if you have an hour and a half for breakfast

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Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Be prepared to wait. Baked goods are delicious. Had steak and eggs and an omelet both were great and really good potatoes.

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Clinton Township, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Saugatuck
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Had breakfast here with my mom a few days ago. Service was excellent, food was incredible, and extremely reasonably priced, especially for downtown Saugatuck. Their ingredients are fresh, and their bakery provides excellent pastries and muffins for on the go. We were pleasantly surprised, and I would highly recommend them for breakfast (especially the whole grain blueberry pancakes!)

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant 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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France
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I have already written a review on Saugatuck but I haven't on Ida red's. so here we go.... My Chicago friends and I have come to Ida Red's since 2001! We always come to Saugatuck in the Fall for the Halloween Parade in Douglas! That restaurant is quaint and friendly and the food is yummy for a very decent price.... More 

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

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