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Ida Red's Cottage

645 Water Street, Saugatuck, MI 49453
+1 269-455-9834
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
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“brunch” (7 reviews)
“pancakes” (40 reviews)
“french toast” (16 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
645 Water Street, Saugatuck, MI 49453
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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Let's start with ambiance. Tiny place, good location, nice garden area with benches to wait to be seated. It was a nice day so we had the choice of indoor or outdoor seating. Inside was very old/tired looking. White tiles were so old and worn...More

Thank jen8579
Reviewed 6 August 2017

We went there for lunch and had to wait quite awhile to get outdoor seating. Service was pretty slow and food was good.

Thank Tcincy
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Ida's is very popular as it is on the main drag in Saugatuck. Get there early as it fills up quick. Food and service were good; the only drawback: Ida's only takes cash/checks, no credit cards.

Thank John V
Reviewed 25 July 2017

The place was incredibly busy. We arrived at a quarter to 11, were seated at 11:30, and were finally served breakfast 12:10. The food was okay, my pancakes were browner than I would have liked for them to be. We had to eat fast because...More

Thank Violetta H
Reviewed 23 July 2017 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 16 July 2017

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 12 July 2017 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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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