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Redamak's Tavern

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616 E Buffalo St, New Buffalo, MI 49117-1519
+1 269-469-4522
12:00 - 22:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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Chesterton, Indiana, United States
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156 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

Great place for meeting up with friends and family reasonably priced, unique and campy. Great tradition here and a great location near Lake Michigan. If you are going to the lake or casino (Four Winds) you should stop by here. The burgers are made with velveta cheese and they are very good. The onion rings are also very good. The... More 

Thank Bucky732
Tinley Park
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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

Great prices, great food, nice staff-we love this place! Always excited to go and make it out here at least once every summer!

Thank gypsygirl31
Carol Stream, Illinois
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32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

The food was decent but I wouldn't say anything spectacular. My husband and I both got the legend burger and ordered them as doubles after recommendations from the waitress. A single would have been PLENTY. The burgers were good but not fantastic and they didn't ask how we wanted them cooked. They seem to just operate under the "medium-well" umbrella.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

My family will never understand the reputation enjoyed by Redamaks. You would think that it is impossible to get a decent burger in Chicago (which is where most of the customers seem to be from.) Why do we lower our standards when we travel? Is it because we have promised our children they will get burgers and fries if they... More 

Thank David D
Chicago, Illinois
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119 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

I live in Chicago but am from Michigan and on my trips home and to my cottage, I always stop at Redamaks. This place reminds me of the hamburgers we grilled at my cottage in the summers while I was growing up. The velveeta burger is my favorite. They always cook the burgers perfectly and the wait staff is always... More 

Thank SpartyGirl888
Mt. Propsect, IL
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

Redamak's is a well known hamburger place with a lot of noise and long waiting line. Yes the hamburgers are good but not worth waiting in line for. The Stray Dog has vetter burgers and much better atmosphere. Good place if you don't have to wait but basically just a hamburger joint.

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Lake Station, United States
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015

It had been YEARS, I mean YEARS since I'd eaten here last. I was floored at how much bigger the place was. It was early in the season and yet still packed to the gills though we were seated right away and didn't wait long for a waitress or for our food. I can't imagine going during peak season though.... More 

Thank MelindaMC74
Niles, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015

My family and I always go to Redamak's whenever we are up in New Buffalo. No matter what time of day, the food is always fantastic and the service always warming. We might have to wait, but the wait is totally worth it!

Thank Carrie2151
Indianapolis, Indiana
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

Food was great, service was fun, atmosphere was very kid friendly and comfortable! They only take cash, no credit. Busy, busy place so come early for dinner on the weekend so you don't have to wait too long.

Thank 4janeset
Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

This place is loud. The food is not that good. The service is not that good. It is a seasonal burger joint that is just not that impressive. As a kid I used to come here and seem to remember it better, but I was a kid. My guess is my parents want to please do either. Either way it's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Wine and Beer, Cash Only
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 616 E Buffalo St, New Buffalo, MI 49117-1519
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Berrien County  >  New Buffalo
  • Phone Number: +1 269-469-4522
Redamak's " The Tradition Continues!!" July 15 , 2015 marks the Maroney Family's 40th year in business. Please note that the original owners George and Gladys Redamak started the tavern back in 1946! Our Specialty "The Hamburger that made New Buffalo, Michigan Famous!!" Freshly Cut , ground and pattied in our Kitchen 7 days a week. Featuring our Famous Working Person's Special Monday thru Friday along with daily menu features. Simple-Local-Fresh, utilizing locally grown Michigan products. Serving bottle and draft craft,domestic and imported beers. As well as a fine selection of wine and liquor. Shakes , smoothies, and Coke products round out our beverage selection. So without further ado, Come On Bite into a Legend!!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?