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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%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • 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 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...More

Thank Vickisellshomes
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...More

Thank Kathryn H
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Tiny place so it is a long wait for a table. We ended up sitting at the counter and the wait for our food was very long too. Saugatuck definitely needs more places that are open for breakfast!

Thank jwgw2000
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We came to days in a row Ida Reds for breakfast. We had fresh fruit that seemed like it was picked that morning. Fresh sweet cherries topped off a fruit salad made of pears, peaches, blueberries, raspberries, fresh pineapple, strawberries honeydew melon, and cantaloupe. Unlike...More

1  Thank clearfracture
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Normally there is a line to get in, but it is definitely worth it. They have some very unusual breakfast combinations and their whole wheat pancakes are to die for. Seriously! Their french toast is quite good too. They don't cut corners and it shows....More

1  Thank Tim T
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Weird place. They have a sign up sheet plus a host. Don't forget to sign in or you'll get it from the hostess. LOL. Don't think I'll be back for another screaming incident of kitchen road rage from the owner. Problem, I asked to speak...More

Thank Connie T
newrich, Manager at Ida Red's Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2016

Dear Connie T. of South Haven, We are so happy that you've finally responded to this little incident, after all these years. Now you can move on with your life! Mazeltov, darling!

Reviewed 16 August 2016

Ida Reds Cottage is a great little spot to enjoy some good food! We all had different types of scramblers, they are a good size feast. Nice atmosphere, good food, good servers.

Thank glpsplumbing
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Great friendly service and fun dining experience that was reasonably priced for the fine quality we got. Looking forward ro a return trip!

Thank Darmolgoth
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Huge portions of eggs. Omelet ingredients are very generous. If you ask for crispy potatoes they are great, otherwise you may get them soggy and raw. Potatoes were cut in-house. Would like a real multi-grain toast and a better quality of jelly and coffee, but...More

Thank Saugatuckian
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

We love the griddle cakes, bacon and scrambled eggs. One son prefers the cinnamon rolls at Pumpernickels but they were out when we went back so the rest of us kept our vote with Ida's. Oh, the muffins are awesome too. They are not open...More

Thank gailluther
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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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