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Ida Red's Cottage

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645 Water Street, Saugatuck, MI 49453
+1 269-455-9834
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08:00 - 14:00
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Thu - Sun 08:00 - 14:00
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South Bend, Indiana, United States
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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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!

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Thank Sandy J
Wyandotte
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Mark R
Ohio
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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.

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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

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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 

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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!

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Thank Mildredret
Oak View, California
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

It's a typical small town restaurant in many ways, very charming just because it is, not because they try to be. The food is fine, prices are ok, and the atmosphere is relaxed. Really a sweet little place.

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Thank Edward S
Evergreen Park, Illinois
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Great breakfast spot!!! Very quaint...out door seating available with a beautiful garden and fountain to enjoy while dinning. Really great food...healthy and fresh. Great location in center of downtown. Friendly staff.

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Thank colleen b
Ohio
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

We got seated within 10 minutes or so. We put our drink/food order pretty quickly but it took 30-40 minutes for our food to come..and it was breakfast at 11:30. It's not very large so I'm not sure why it took so long. That being said, the food was totally worth it and we all agreed we'd go back

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Thank OhioVicki
Frederick, Maryland
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112 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 14:00
Thursday
08:00 - 14:00
Friday
08:00 - 14:00
Saturday
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
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?