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Brewster's Italian Cafe

11 W Merchant St, New Buffalo, MI 49117-1835
+1 269-469-3005
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“cookies” (61 reviews)
“meatballs” (27 reviews)
“pizza” (144 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
11 W Merchant St, New Buffalo, MI 49117-1835
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Reviewed yesterday

Great restaurant with great food. The menu is always changing, which makes it fun but also can be frustrating (if you don't remember the name of that pasta dish that you loved and are watching for it to come back!) They have a couple of...More

Thank genalisa
Reviewed 3 days ago

We spent a morning in New Buffalo on the final day of a 4-day trip to the region. It was a picture-perfect summer day and the outdoor dining at Brewster's was the perfect choice for our lunch. A very relaxed setting, friendly service, and the...More

Thank Cindy D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The owner of the establishment had my car towed while we walked down the street to look for a bathroom for my elderly grandfather. We drove two hours to come to this restaurant and the owner Maria was so rude! They weren’t open yet so...More

Thank Taralshea
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I grew up going to Brewster’s and have always loved it. My husband and I went to an unfortunate restaurant on our anniversary trip so went to Brewster’s as a “re-do”. We were SO happy to have chosen Brewster’s. The atmosphere was even more cozy,...More

Thank annareynolds
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate late lunch here on Saturday and while the food was good, not out of this world amazing but ok, our waiter was probably the worst waiter I’ve ever seen and he singlehandedly ruined the whole experience. The biggest issue was some people in...More

Thank dlm3215
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

$35 for dinner for 2!!! And too much to eat!!! Our dinner included salad, delicious pizza, pasta with freshly made Bolognese sauce and cookies and coffee! A delightful garden setting with a beautiful fountain and professional wait staff. As soon as we were seated our...More

Thank Sparky399
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have enjoyed eating at Brewster's for many years. They have a great selection of menu items. The chef's definitely know how to make the food appetizing and the presentation is very good. In the summer, it is great to sit in the outdoor area,...More

Thank sdamron2017
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

One of the best dining experiences I have had! Our service by Curtiss was outstanding. Give that young man a promotion and a raise! Food was excellent and the setting on a summer night in the garden patio is lovely. Always crowded for a reason.

Thank Mar L
Reviewed August 11, 2018

It was almost nine on a Friday night.We had no reservation but they did have two seats at the bar "if you don't mind eating there". Didn't mind at all, in fact we were very grateful that they managed to find us a seat at...More

Thank Sharkstop
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

The $35 for Two meal might be the best value in the Midwest. It’s a crazy amount of GREAT Italian food. Don’t Miss List: charcuterie, big city pizza, bolognese, lemon blueberry cookie Sit outside if at all possible. Lovely shaded patio for late-summer dining. Portions...More

Thank LetsEat360
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Questions & Answers
September 10, 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Margaux F | Property representative |
Correct, our dinner for two has the base price listed on the menu and the additional charges are listed underneath!
April 23, 2016|
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Response from Margaux F | Property representative |
We do not accept reservations. However, once one entire restaurant is seated, we begin take names for seating. Call about a half hour before you come in and we’ll get you on the wait list! Check in with us when you arrive... More
Pat H
April 2, 2016|
Response from Margaux F | Property representative |
Less than 3 miles - very easy to get to from the casino
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$4 - $32
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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: +1 269-469-3005
  • E-mail
Over the last 25 years, Brewster's Italian Cafe` has grown from a small bakery to a full-service Italian restaurant in the heart of Harbor Country. Located in downtown New Buffalo, Michigan, Brewster's offers seasonally-inspired items and locally sourced ingredients that change every meal, every day. Our chefs meticulously select only the highest quality ingredients that reflect the true nature of what it means to eat rustic Italian cuisine. Whether you're looking for a classic plate of spaghetti and meatballs or a handmade pizza from our wood fire oven, Brewster's Italian Cafe is more than just your average Italian restaurant. Along with our ever-changing menu, we also make most of our desserts right here at the restaurant, including our creme brûlée and tiramisu. We proudly serve local craft brews from the likes of Greenbush Brewery and Bell's Brewing along with our extensive craft cocktail list featuring the finest of liquor from Journeyman Distillery. Our outdoor patio is perfect for any occasion as we accommodate to your specific needs-whether it be a special event or just a night out with the girls, Brewster's has something for everyone. Our menu changes every day, our chefs are constantly creating new dishes and flavor combinations, but our tradition remains the same from day one: provide the highest-quality ingredients that reflect the beauty in the simplicity of Italian fare.
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