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Red Dock Cafe

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American, Bar, Pub
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219 North Union St, This place is in Douglas, not Saugatuck, Saugatuck, MI 49406
+1 269-857-2185
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We got to Red Dock every year to listen to our favorite local band, The Concussions, play. This place is super cool and the perfect venue for the band since they are surf rock. It's a little shack on the water with island cocktails and beer in a can. We sometimes will go paddle board down the river prior to... More 

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Douglas, Michigan
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Just funky enough to be lots of fun and you can't beat the location. Love it and the food. Their sandwich choices are unique and always good. Full bar is available, but bring cash. No credit cards

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Thank HarrySips
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

We really enjoyed our visit to the Red Dock Cafe. The outdoor seating was perfect for the weather. My wife and I really enjoyed the Grateful Dead music and the chill vibe. The menu is somewhat limited (mostly sandwiches, a few salads and Chicago style hot dogs). Our food was decent but nothing was great. We'll come back but just... More 

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various
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387 reviews
290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Arrived here, took a leisurely stroll down the dock (about 150 yards) to the bar/grill, anticipating a nice mid-afternoon snack and drinks - just in time to see the place closing. Come on, it's only 3:30! Disappointed!

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Thank travelers966
Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

This place is a great hangout with the best ambiance north of Miami. We came for an early evening drink and left with some fabulous pics. Try the sangria!

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Thank chi-townsentiments
Michigan
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107 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

A cute dock restaurant/bar. A quirky little spot with lots of great 60's posters and memorabilia. Cold drinks and a decent menu. We had the pulled pork and shrimp wrap. Good portions and very tasty. The cold beer hit the spot on a hot and humid day after kayaking.

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Thank bellarosa1
Bellaire, Texas
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429 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Dining on the dock was very pleasant. The scenery was great. Actually I had low expectations for the food but we were pleased. The sandwiches were large and fresh, the service was good and the pries were reasonable. This was the first time that we had been here but we will return. The music was a little loud for us... More 

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Thank TomFromBellaire
Naperville, Illinois
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

On recommendation from friends, we tried the Red Doc Cafe for a late-afternoon dinner... What a great place! It's situated on a doc on Kalamazoo River where it widens to the area of a good-sized lake.Watching the boats is entertainment enough, but the music is great, and you get the feeling you're in Key West :) Outdoor seating is on... More 

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Suffolk, Virginia
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129 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

There was a kitchen problem when we were there and service was quite slow. The food was average. It has a great view and the staff was very nice... they just couldn't get the food from the kitchen.

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Commerce Township, Michigan
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

We went early, 2:00 ish. It closes at sunset. We had bloody marys and Chicago dogs. Waitress was very sweet. Great view.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 10
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 219 North Union St, This place is in Douglas, not Saugatuck, Saugatuck, MI 49406
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Allegan County  >  Saugatuck
  • Phone Number: +1 269-857-2185

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?