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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)
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645 Water Street, Saugatuck, MI 49453
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great breakfasts as well as lunch. Good service. This is a popular place and the wait is worth it. This is our go-to for breakfast!

Thank GrandTour813084
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Be sure to arrive hungry because the portions at Ida Red's are quite large. The scramblers - their version of omelets - are fabulous. They must use 4 eggs and have a nice selection of combos. You can special order your own combinations if you...More

Thank Marguerite B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In my opinion, the best breakfast spot in Saugatuck. Great omlets or scrambles as they call it and perfect breakfast potato's. Excellent Rice Pudding if thats your gig, even for breakfast dessert. Be prepared to wait if you do not get there early, they are...More

Thank Sean C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love breakfast at Ida Red's. And so do our grandkids. Especially if we can eat outside like we did on our recent vacation in Saugatuck. Their omelettes are outstanding; and the kids ate up their oatmeal. Can you beat their coffee? I don't think...More

Thank DouglasJones2014
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Long wait to be seated, was told 20 minutes but waited almost twice that long, food took a verrrry long time to come out, it was hot and fresh, but overall just ok....our waitress was not attentive at all, thank goodness another waitress refilled our...More

Thank Mjlemmy
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

We showed up on a Friday morning and had to wait about 15 minutes to get seated due to a large crowd...my wife and sister in law got the breakfast sandwich with bacon, egg, cheese and avocado on sourdough toast and loved it...my brother in...More

1  Thank Thomas R
Reviewed 5 September 2018

The omelettes - called "scrambles" here - are so light and fluffy and the vegetables are incredibly fresh. The muffins are the real deal - warm, fresh out of the oven, great variety of flavors. Servers were really friendly. 4 words: fresh squeezed orange juice....More

Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Great muffins. Fresh squeezed oj, delicious. Omlettes of all kinds with great staff. get your name in early. Great outside seating.

Thank kcplanck
Reviewed 31 August 2018

Went to breakfast on a Sunday morning. Waited about 45 mins for a table, but wanted to sit outside so we went for a short walk along the waterfront while we waited. Worth the wait! Portions are large, well cooked, tasty, and the juice is...More

Thank Carl P
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Personally I am stuck on one wonderful menu item for breakfast: Spinach with Linguine, freshly and individually prepared--buttery and delicious; but, I'm told that every other dish is just as delicious. Be prepared to wait in the covered patio--it's been a very popular eatery for...More

Thank meczch2018
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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, Local cuisine, Kids
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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