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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” (40 reviews)
“french toast” (17 reviews)
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
645 Water Street, Saugatuck, MI 49453
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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

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

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

Thank Melvinamarie
Reviewed May 22, 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 May 13, 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 May 13, 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 April 28, 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 February 28, 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
Reviewed January 21, 2017

Note: I'm rating the restaurant based on todays experience only. We have enjoyed year round breakfasts for over a decade at this place. The service is usually great and the food is too. Today was a dramatic exception. A rude (and lazy) waitress made us...More

5  Thank SkisTheDay
Reviewed January 20, 2017

Came here in August 2016. There was a long line and a 30-45 minute wait at 8am on a Saturday, but we decided to wait. SO worth the wait. The breakfast was seriously so good. Bacon cooked perfectly. Omelettes were fabulous. Coffee was amazing. I...More

Thank Anna10877
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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
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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