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Red Dock Cafe

219 North Union St, This place is in Douglas, not Saugatuck, Saugatuck, MI 49406
+1 269-857-2185
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
Travelers talk about
“pulled pork” (4 reviews)
“wraps” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar
219 North Union St, This place is in Douglas, not Saugatuck, Saugatuck, MI 49406
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Reviewed September 19, 2018

Very casual, on the water great Rum Drinks (I'm told from my kids). Perfect on the water spot for drinks and a casual/real casual lunch ie. hot dogs, etc. Only open between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Nice place to spend an afternoon.

Thank Sean C
Reviewed September 5, 2018

Neat outdoor space with great scenery and pretty darn good food as well! As close as you'll get to Key West in Michigan. Worth a visit - get there early to grab a seat.

Thank billh0513
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

The service leaves a lot to be desired. Foods good but they make no bones about not needing your business because they were the only outside dock bar... won't split checks, won't serve you at the bar unless your really persistent. It won't leave you...More

Thank jamie m
Reviewed July 23, 2018

Just take in the picnic table, the views of the water and the good food. Sit back and take in summer in Saugatuck! Service is good, setting is great and the food is excellent. My on going favorite continues to be their Shrimp Salad! Fresh,...More

Thank Larry T
Reviewed July 15, 2018

Read about this place on Trip Advisor. It was a cool place to go and sit and have a drink and watch people and the boaters. Beer seemed way over priced at $7.00 a can. No beer on tap. I wouldn't go back. Seems their...More

Thank PLEM12
Reviewed June 28, 2018

Beautiful breeze, good music, plenty of sun-right on the lake. Fun place to stop for happy hour! Cash only.

Thank cptraveler45
Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

Went on week day, mid afternoon so not crowded. Excellent service, nice being on water but could be very hot as there isn’t much shade. Food was plentiful and fresh, nothing extraordinary, but good. Grab a drink and watch the boats!

1  Thank MichiganTeacherMom
Reviewed April 19, 2018

For years my husband and I visit Saugatuck but always before Red Dock is open. Last Summer we went in July and finally made it to the Dock. We had a blast. The view, the atmosphere, wait staff, everything was awesome! What a fun place...More

1  Thank Ruth M
Reviewed April 5, 2018

We love Red Dock! It’s the first place we go when we get to town. It’ sits right on the dock across the river from town. It’s like an old Hippie haven with old signs, pictures . It’s great! They have awesome Chicago hotdogs! We...More

1  Thank Darlene7958
Reviewed September 8, 2017

I was with a group of 4 women who had drinks and lunch here. It was a lot of fun and the food was all good, the punch too!!! Definitely a lot to look at with all the memorabilia hanging on the shack. I will...More

1  Thank DMONTGOMERY2014
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Robin G
August 27, 2016|
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Response from MrsKKC | Reviewed this property |
Nothing is "cooked" per say. It was all sandwiches which were very fresh. There aren't fried foods, to my knowledge.
Judy M
July 7, 2015|
Response from CollinsRoadtrip | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about where to find the lineup but there should be a band on that date being it falls on a Sunday. They have a phone number listed on their FB page and I tried to add a link to a video but it wasn't allowed, so if... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$3 - $10
American, Bar
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Scenic view
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 219 North Union St, This place is in Douglas, not Saugatuck, Saugatuck, MI 49406
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Allegan County  >  Saugatuck
  • Phone Number: +1 269-857-2185
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