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Ida Red's Cottage

645 Water Street, Saugatuck, MI 49453
+1 269-455-9834
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible9%
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“brunch” (7 reviews)
“french toast” (16 reviews)
All hours
American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
645 Water Street, Saugatuck, MI 49453
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Hands down a great breakfast place in Saugatuck. It also serves lunch from 11-2. The juices are fresh squeezed, and the pancakes and scrambled eggs are great. Highly recommended!

Thank Don P
Reviewed 1 week ago

The place was very busy, but we were lucky to have bar seats open up for us. We both ordered omelettes (there are tons to choose from!) and they were great. The plate was big enough where you could easily split one item. We didn't...More

Thank Nick K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visit Saugatuck every year and never miss a chance to have breakfast here. They are only open Wednesday through Sunday and unless you want to wait for a table you should try to be there at 8:00 when they open. Muffins are made from...More

Thank cbavon2015
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Whenever we stay in Saugatuck, we make sure we eat breakfast at least one time at Ida's. The "scramblers" (omelettes) selection is different than most restaurants. They have versions with many unusual, but yummy ingredients. The scramblers are also rather large. They do not come...More

Thank ieduca8
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

We were staying with friends in Saugatuck and they took us to Ida Reds Cottage for brunch. Lots of choice for us on the menu and great service. We had to wait 30mins for a table, but it was worth it. I would definitely go...More

Thank Melvinamarie
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Excellent food - do not miss the amazing Whole Grain Pancakes, the Egg Scrambles, the perfect Bacon, or, if you arrive at 11:00AM, you can have one of their salad specials, or a BLT. One note - cash only, but well worth it!

Thank acb2754
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Looked forward to breakfast since we haven't been in awhile. Had 3 first timers in Saugatuck. Since there were 8 of us and we wanted to walk around town, we decided to eat here. We usually eat breakfast in Douglas because this is a popular...More

2  Thank ulaw82
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

I have seen this restaurant before, but had never stopped. It is cute inside and out, friendly staff, homemade muffins, and the BEST French Toast! I will return! Cash only, no credit cards.

Thank GayleE2017
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Sign in and then sit in the garden and enjoy the unique beauty and friendly residents of Saugatuck MI. I try to order something different every time to find a favorite to describe for 1st time visitors...impossible! Wait until you see the variety of giant...More

1  Thank UsaDee
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

The service was great, the food was excellent. Everything is made from scratch. Servings are huge. If you aren't in a hurrry, Idas is a great place to go and linger over coffee and great food.

Thank michigangirl443
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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