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“Best Breakfast”
Review of Ida Red's Cottage

Ida Red's Cottage
Ranked #14 of 56 Restaurants in Saugatuck
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
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.
Reviewed June 29, 2013

We always plan our 3 hour drive to Saugatuck so we arrive at Ida's about 11 am. This is the perfect time for brunch and the weekend crowds tend to be smaller at this time. This place serves some of the best food on the planet! My personal favorite is the Florentine omelet. The ingredients are alway fresh and the eggs light and fluffy. Another favorite as a meal or side are the corn cakes. The batter has whole kernel corn and they are always cooked to perfection. Slathered in maple syrup you can't go wrong. We have always had friendly service, at a bit slower pace than the big city, but that is the way it should be. That's the reason to go to Saugatuck in the first place to decompress. If the wait is long that must indicate that the food is worth it and the reputation of the place warrants it! Don't mess with perfection.

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1  Thank robjtjo
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Reviewed June 29, 2013

There aren't many breakfast options in Saugatuck, and the ones that are there tend to have a wait. There's a bit of an attitude from the staff that they are doing you a favor by letting you eat there. Once we were seated and our order had been taken, the food arrived quickly. It was good 'diner quality' breakfast fare, not great.

Thank Brent R
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

We arrived and put our name on the list to be seated. We waited about 15 minutes while we watched open tables sitting idle after they had been cleared off. Finally we were seated and waited again for service. Another 10 minutes passed and we did get menus and water and coffee. We ordered and waited close to 25 minutes for breakfast while we watched others get their meal and leave while we were still waiting for our breakfast. Drink cups empty, the service of someone checking on us was non existent and very disappointing. When the breakfast arrived we asked for refills for our drinks fearing we would not have anyone check on us anytime soon. Then I waited until most of my meal was consumed before the English muffin arrived which we had to remind them I had not received. Sorry would have gone a long way....no apology. We visit Saugatuck a few times a year and will not be back to this establishment.

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11  Thank traveler0008
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

We ate breakfast here, the food was average and the service was very slow. The best thing is that you can eat outside.

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Thank goiuIndiana
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Reviewed June 16, 2013 via mobile

We ate here on a Sunday morning. It took about 30 minutes to get seated but well worth it. The scrambles are a must and they are known for their muffins. Key tip - cash only

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Thank Presto34
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