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Ida Red's Cottage

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645 Water Street, Saugatuck, MI 49453
+1 269-455-9834
08:00 - 14:00
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Thu - Sun 08:00 - 14:00
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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1,026 reviews
486 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The line tells you everything you need to know. This is the place for breakfast in Saugatuck. Everything was really good, especially their muffins. You can't go wrong here.

Thank RickMIusa
Holland, Michigan
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223 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service is stellar while the food is killer. Egg scramblers, potatoes & pancakes were great. Large portions, too. Their homemade muffins are served hot and are delicious.

Thank IKE48
Holland, Michigan
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Great breakfast place; limited seating; fresh tasty food.. Homemade muffins both sweet and savory; steamed eggs, great bacon, good toast.

Thank traveltrainer513
Eureka Springs, Arkansas
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

This is a favorite spot to eat breakfast every time I visit Saugatuck. The waiting line is long but worth the wait.

Thank blackie_mccoy
South Bend, Indiana, United States
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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

We had breakfast here last weekend. Great menu. Homemade corn pancakes, 2 fresh sausage links and a basted egg was the perfect special. Yum! Cottage fries , grilled ham, and over easy eggs with rye toast 2 was also excellent. Definitely, a really good place to eat in the a.m. Highly recommend. Quaint, homey atmosphere!

Thank Sandy J
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

1st time visiting Saugatuck and fell in love with the town . Nick from the Sand Bar told us about Ida's when we asked him for breakfast suggestions . The food was really good but I would get my eggs fried ( which the waitress told me I could get ) the next instead of basted . Great atmosphere and... More 

Thank Mark R
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We went here for breakfast, all the locals suggested it. Had the pancakes, they were amazing. Service was great, never had to ask for anything. We got there early, it was a good thing because it really filled up fast.

Thank Iski2015
Holland, Michigan
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400 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I have eaten here a couple of times. Delicious food each time and great service. Good place to meet a friend and catch up

Thank Paulette Y
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

I have been a couple times now and just love this place. Atmosphere people food just top notch. Love this place so much I drive 1.5 hrs to get there after church on a Sunday. A must have are their fresh baked muffins, their amazing French toast, and their California scramble. So many options for those who are vegetarian which... More 

Thank Jennifer Y
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70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

You must stop here for breakfast! And order the corn pancakes, they're delicious! To avoid a long wait, get there early! And make sure to check the hours! They just open on the weekends. Careful when ordering, if you don't like wasting food maybe sharing a plate will be good. Portions are too big!

Thank Mildredret

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?