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Ida Red's Cottage

645 Water Street, Saugatuck, MI 49453
+1 269-455-9834
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
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“brunch” (9 reviews)
“pancakes” (42 reviews)
“french toast” (18 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
645 Water Street, Saugatuck, MI 49453
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Reviewed August 8, 2017

Can't say enough about Ida Red's cottage. Great food, plenty of leg room and even can eat outside if you want.

Date of visit: July 2017
1  Thank riski4142
Reviewed August 6, 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

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank jen8579
Reviewed August 6, 2017

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

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Tim C
Reviewed August 2, 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.

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank John V
Reviewed July 25, 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

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Violetta H
Reviewed July 23, 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!

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Don P
Reviewed July 16, 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

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank Nick K
Reviewed July 12, 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

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank cbavon2015
Reviewed June 15, 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

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank ieduca8
Reviewed May 28, 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

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank Melvinamarie
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Restaurant Details

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