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Ida Red's Cottage

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645 Water Street, Saugatuck, MI 49453
+1 269-455-9834
8:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Frederick, Maryland
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92 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I enjoyed the breakfast. I had the All Day breakfast that came with two basted eggs, three pancakes, and bacon. I enjoyed all of it and the bacon was good. The service was exceptionally slow. We waited over an hour after ordering for our food to arrive. Although our server refilled coffee and water, she didn't really seem to be... More 

Thank Kathryn H
Highland Lake County, Indiana
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Tiny place so it is a long wait for a table. We ended up sitting at the counter and the wait for our food was very long too. Saugatuck definitely needs more places that are open for breakfast!

Thank jwgw2000
Ann Arbor, Michigan
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We came to days in a row Ida Reds for breakfast. We had fresh fruit that seemed like it was picked that morning. Fresh sweet cherries topped off a fruit salad made of pears, peaches, blueberries, raspberries, fresh pineapple, strawberries honeydew melon, and cantaloupe. Unlike most places, there was an even mix of berries and fruit, not two berries on... More 

1 Thank clearfracture
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Normally there is a line to get in, but it is definitely worth it. They have some very unusual breakfast combinations and their whole wheat pancakes are to die for. Seriously! Their french toast is quite good too. They don't cut corners and it shows. They are only open Thursday- Sunday mornings, so it is fits in your schedule, check... More 

Thank Tim T
South Haven, Michigan
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Weird place. They have a sign up sheet plus a host. Don't forget to sign in or you'll get it from the hostess. LOL. Don't think I'll be back for another screaming incident of kitchen road rage from the owner. Problem, I asked to speak with him about the mix up. DON'T FORGET TO SIGN IN!

Thank Connie T
newrich, Manager at Ida Red's Cottage, responded to this review

Dear Connie T. of South Haven, We are so happy that you've finally responded to this little incident, after all these years. Now you can move on with your life! Mazeltov, darling! More 

Holland, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ida Reds Cottage is a great little spot to enjoy some good food! We all had different types of scramblers, they are a good size feast. Nice atmosphere, good food, good servers.

Thank glpsplumbing
Douglas, Michigan
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great friendly service and fun dining experience that was reasonably priced for the fine quality we got. Looking forward ro a return trip!

Thank Darmolgoth
Saugatuck MI
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65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Huge portions of eggs. Omelet ingredients are very generous. If you ask for crispy potatoes they are great, otherwise you may get them soggy and raw. Potatoes were cut in-house. Would like a real multi-grain toast and a better quality of jelly and coffee, but the breakfast is really better than most breakfasts I've had anywhere. The menu hasn't changed... More 

Thank Saugatuckian
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love the griddle cakes, bacon and scrambled eggs. One son prefers the cinnamon rolls at Pumpernickels but they were out when we went back so the rest of us kept our vote with Ida's. Oh, the muffins are awesome too. They are not open on Monday and Tuesday so plan accordingly.

Thank gailluther
Arlington, VA
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've been coming to Saugatuck for our family vacation for years, and Ida Red's is always included in our plans. Two things you need to know: they are open at 8 AM Wednesday thru Sunday, and they take cash and checks (no credit/debit/anything they need to swipe). Administrative details out of the way, the other thing you need to know... More 

Thank ArlingtonVATraveler

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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
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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