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“Perfect”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Red Dock Cafe

Red Dock Cafe
Ranked #26 of 58 Restaurants in Saugatuck
Price range: US$3 - US$10
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Dining options: Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Perfect”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

Doesn't get any better. Food is fresh and excellent. Cold beer, tasty drinks.
Owners that appreciate the business and I'm pretty sure realize just how green we all are that we don't own it ourselves:)
We make it here from Kalamazoo at least 6 times a summer (and our summers are short:)
Call your friends, tell them to meet you at the Red Dock, especially if they've never been, and enjoy the breeze, music and atmosphere. You will forget all your worries and I've never seen anyone and I mean anyone without a very large smile on their face.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank David C
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Douglas, Michigan
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74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great Hangout”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Love the location, the drink menu and they even serve good food. A great place to bring friends and just hang out. You can also access this place via boat, or paddle in. Cool hangout, cool people, just cool !

Visited June 2013
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Thank Neutronboy
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Traverse City, Michigan
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“What food?”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2013

Nice, large outdoor deck on the water to have a few beverages but not much else. Limited menu which is further limited because most of the time they are out of this or out of that. Restrooms are horrid.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank ogfy
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South Bend, IN
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Location, location, location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2013

Never eaten here but the drinks (a bit pricy) and setting are spectacular. Only open until sunset and sometimes not even that late if the owner has the urge to close up shop. "Sit and Wiggle" and "Stand and Shake" are probably the most photographed sites in Saugatuck.

Visited September 2013
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Thank RedWingFan19
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Grand Haven, Michigan
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68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great place to "chill" with a beer.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2013

The area gets very crowded in the Summer with to many tourists (especially from Chicago) but, you can usually have a beer here and enjoy the local flavor and excellent views. Red Dock is on (pier) the water and features the usual bar fare for food - it is good though. Beer is not craft style - think PBR. Ther music can be too loud if you sit a the bar so, opt for a table. Small boats can and do pull up and tie off. A few bikers occasionly show up but, everyone gets along just fine. Stop by if you are in the area between Memorial Day and Labor Day but, leave the BMW or the Prius at home.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank WillyT69
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