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Redamak's Tavern

Burger Joint and American Restaurant$$$$
New Buffalo
  • Allison P.
    "The best Damn hamburger in Michigan love this place"(6 Tips)
    Kathy S.
    ""everything" on burgers doesn't include lettuce and tomato."(3 Tips)
    Sarah M.
    "Recommend the cheeseburger which was cooked to perfection."(12 Tips)
    Claudia C.
    "Waffle fries and a coke."(3 Tips)
90 Tips and reviews
  • burgers
  • michigan
  • cheeseburgers
  • french fries
  • milkshakes
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  • Liz C.
    Liz ConnolleySeptember 2, 2016
    The Velveeta burgers are great and I always get grilled onions to add oomph. The fries are great and the mini tacos are fun and yummy! I love the atmosphere here - you feel like you are on vacation.
  • Missy L.
    Missy LowmanJune 28, 2016
    Only takes cash no debit or credit cards. Got a single cheeseburger w everything on it, a choc shake & order of loaded tater tots. Yummy. Use to eat here as a child. First time back in 20 years. A+++
  • Jenn M.
    Jenn MesenbrinkSeptember 4, 2012
    Cheeseburgers are just excellent. My daughter, who usually leaves most of whatever she's ordered on the plate, demolishes her Little Mak! Loyal patron for more than 25 years!!
  • Richard H.
    Richard HarrisMarch 30, 2014
    Air conditioner works. Great burger. Fries should go back to the fresh cut.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsAugust 23, 2011
    Get a triple cheeseburger and chili cheese fries at this world-class burger joint in a tiny beachside town on Lake Michigan. Read more
  • John H.
    John HankusJanuary 4, 2016
    Very delicious cheeseburger. Be advised, cash only. Not a bad little hamburger joint to stop at to avoid fast food. Not that far off the highway.
  • Amanda L.
    Amanda Lynch-MillerAugust 12, 2012
    Great food but too many rude people from Illinois. They must not have places to eat and visit in that state!
  • John W.
    John WallesApril 4, 2012
    Don't forget it is a GREAT Burger Joint. They do have A/C. I would suggest a double cheese burger, onion rings & a Stella.
  • Allan M.
    Overrated. All things shared @table w/others disappointing, from burgers, fries, patty melt, fries & onion rings. Tho good service, & clean bathroom. Eat elsewhere,i.e. Stray Dog,Casey's,David's Deli
  • Cynthia S.
    Cynthia SharplessAugust 28, 2011
    Just order the cheeseburger! Thank me later. CASH ONLY, and one person's jalapenos will cover the whole table's burgers!
  • Brittany G.
    Brittany GriganaviciusOctober 19, 2014
    If you're not into meat, the veggie burger is just as delicious as the burger!
  • Theresa H.
    Theresa HumanickiAugust 1, 2012
    A must stop each time in New Buffalo! I've been a loyal patron for 35 years!!!
  • Rob S.
    Rob StarkeyJuly 13, 2013
    Get there by 3. Very busy after that but very good service and reasonable pricing
  • Myra R.
    Myra RubinJuly 30, 2011
    Sloppy Joe Waffle Fries!!! Burgers, onion rings...Greasy Goodness :) FYI Cash Only, long lines but usually tables turn fast
  • Michelle T.
    Michelle ThomasSeptember 29, 2011
    Fun atmosphere, greasy delicious burgers and great for kids...BRING CASH as they're cash-only.
  • Kathy S.
    Kathy SunsdahlJune 17, 2012
    "everything" on burgers doesn't include lettuce and tomato. Burgers are delicious!
  • Doug D.
    Doug DrummondMay 31, 2014
    Make sure to bring cash. They don't accept debit/credit and the ATM is a $3.50 fee.
  • Sean
    SeanJuly 8, 2010
    You can't to wrong with any of the burgers and the fish sandwich is to die for even though they are strips of fish and not a filet.
  • Jess G.
    Jess GruenhagenAugust 19, 2011
    Best burger ever! Pair with an Oberon and you won't ever forget it. Delicious!
  • Ritu R.
    Ritu ReimerSeptember 4, 2012
    Onion chips. A regular stop in route to/from Michigan. Menu has recently changed.
  • Jake S.
    Jake ScottAugust 6, 2011
    Patty melt is amazing. Atmosphere and prices are really nice. The fact they don't take credit or debit sucks. This isn't the stone age. Alot of their "specials" are just gfs frozen foods it seems.
  • We Fix B.
    We Fix Bad CreditAugust 11, 2013
    Server told us that the burgers are bought from GFS, yes Gordon's. woos
  • Joe C.
    Joe CMay 30, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Burgers! Wings! Shakes! And whomever said the burgers are greasy is wrong.
  • Jade J.
    Jade J'adoreJune 16, 2014
    Raspberry & Cheesecake shake! Sooo yum!!!
  • Kurt S.
    Kurt ScholleJuly 2, 2011
    Great burgers and shakes. Need more urinals. Cash only. No credit or debit.
  • Missy S.
    Missy StaniszMarch 8, 2012
    New menu that includes fresh veggies for burgers, salads and more!
  • William G.
    William GunnOctober 20, 2012
    NO CREDIT CARDS. But there ATM will give you cash for just a $3.50 fee. Ouch! Nice waitstaff though.
  • Sarah R.
    Sarah Ross MattesonJuly 19, 2014
    Skip the lines and order from the Carry-out counter. Cash only.
  • Chandra Z.
    Not only home of the best burger but, the rudest server too!
  • Allyse W.
    Allyse WaltonJune 16, 2012
    Oh and you can get lettuce and tomato on your burgers now
  • Angela M.
    Angela MionJuly 28, 2011
    Always fast service. Try the chicken pita and sweet potato fries!
  • Jennifer C.
    Jennifer CarlisleJuly 25, 2011
    Amazing cheeseburger! Also, make sure you order Red's Chips!
  • Jen G.
    Jen GundersonOctober 13, 2012
    Burgers are good...but not great, I would never crave this's not a must have. Nothing special about side dishes. Not impressed overall. Left me wishing I would have ate somewhere else.
  • Christina H.
    Christina HenryMay 21, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The Red's Fries are delicious. Chips, cheese, and bacon - mmm mmm.
  • Chris W.
    The burger's are the best thing, of course.
  • Nguyen-Anh L.
    Nguyen-Anh LeAugust 17, 2011
    A great diversion from the dull drive between michigan and chicago.
  • Mike O.
    Mike OJuly 7, 2013
    Bring cash. Great Bloody Mary.
  • Ricky B.
    Ricky BrandtJuly 20, 2013
    Disappointing. I'm sorry, If you charge for fries, you should get a significant amount of them. Burgers are good, but overpriced. Onion rings are a waste of time. Ordered a Stella, came out flat.
  • Joe C.
    Joe CJuly 16, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    They DO have AC. Great burgers and atmosphere
  • Karen R.
    Karen R.July 30, 2012
    Red cream soda. Yum!!
  • Michael S.
    Michael SwopeJune 13, 2012
    Burger was good but maybe hyped up too much. Also they don't take credit cards... I feel like this place is big enough they should.
  • Jason K.
    Jason KopplinJune 29, 2014
    Burgers were good but not "legendary" as advertised; Bloody Mary was not good at all; Veggie burger was Morningstar brand out of a box... They don't make their own?
  • Beth M.
    Beth McGoughAugust 21, 2011
    Better burgers at stake and shake. You can do much better without even leaving New Buffalo.
  • Brook H.
    Brook HarrisMay 12, 2012
    Try the Bacon Cheeseburger - One of the best things in life....
  • Richard L.
    Richard LindseyApril 13, 2015
    The lake perch is really good.
  • Allison P.
    Allison PhillipsMay 16, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The best Damn hamburger in Michigan love this place
  • Dr M.
    Dr MossMarch 3, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The micro-brew root beer is yummy
  • Jenni B.
    Jenni BushAugust 2, 2013
    EAT THE CHEESEBURGER!! It's amazing!!
  • Marty
    MartyApril 10, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the double swiss burger with curly fries.
  • Bernie D.
    Bernie DymeAugust 21, 2016
    Great burgers and fish and chips.
  • Alix R.
    Alix RecordFebruary 4, 2016
    Burgers are fresh, large, juicy and wonderful!
  • Alison M.
    Alison MooreJuly 4, 2010
    A must-eat! Soooo good! But be prepared for no A/C and they don't accept credit cards.
  • Maggie J.
    Maggie JMarch 14, 2012
    Don't understand the attraction. Can't get lettuce and tomato and the burgers are just okay.
  • Steve
    SteveAugust 7, 2011
    Great burgess close by October every year so come for summer fun
  • Allyse W.
    Allyse WaltonJune 16, 2012
    The game room is awesome too!
  • Jamie C.
    Jamie CannadyMarch 14, 2013
    They do not take any form of plastic. So take cash with u!
  • Stellaa D.
    The veggie burger was terrible. Cold and dry bun, the paddy was also dry, it's expensive for what it was.
  • Shauna B.
    Shauna BurnesSeptember 1, 2012
    Great good and atmosphere!
  • Marty
    MartyMarch 24, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the new sweet potato waffle fries.
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan ScrogginMarch 25, 2015
    Have a double with everything!
  • Mark J.
    Mark JepsenJuly 6, 2013
    Great Burger, ugly logo
  • Steve
    SteveNovember 3, 2011
    little bit of a drive but worth it open april to oct
  • Brian C.
    Brian CAugust 3, 2013
    First timers should get the burger.
  • Chris C.
    Chris CleverJune 7, 2011
    Best burgers in state of Michigan.
  • Claudia C.
    Claudia CooleyJuly 16, 2011
    Waffle fries and a coke. Perfection.
  • Dave W.
    Dave WoodsonJuly 3, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    get the Workman Special
  • Jamie M.
    Jamie M.September 28, 2012
    Clam strips were way over cooked. Shoulda got a burger
  • Monica G.
    Monica GrazianoMarch 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best burgers around!!!!! Yum!!!!!!!!
  • Ben F.
    Ben FrontJune 13, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Cheeseburger however u like it. Don't even look at the menu.
  • Aaron W.
    Aaron W.August 2, 2012
    Great everything!
  • Shanna R.
    Shanna RoseSeptember 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Gluten free menu now!
  • Joe C.
    Joe COctober 8, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Completely disagree with whomever said Redamak's doesn't live up to the hype.
  • Jenna P.
    Jenna PavlikAugust 28, 2015
    Amazing burgers!!!
  • Elizabeth R.
    Elizabeth ReszkeFebruary 13, 2012
    Best Food In Michigan.
  • Sheena L.
    Sheena LMay 21, 2013
    There is A/C now! Brrrrrr
  • Sarah M.
    Sarah McCarthyJune 26, 2016
    Food was great but the one dollar sign rating was misleading. Not expensive but not cheap. Crowded but it was speedy. Recommend the cheeseburger which was cooked to perfection.
    Downvoted Jun 26
  • Shelly W.
    Shelly WOctober 8, 2015
  • Derek K.
    Derek KroghJuly 7, 2013
    Try the burgers.
  • Nicole H.
    Nicole HolubikJuly 4, 2011
    Best cheeseburger EVER!!!!
  • Cuyler A.
    Cuyler AndersonMay 10, 2013
    Best burgers ever.
  • Amanda M.
    Amanda McGauleyApril 27, 2013
    Does not take credit cards. Have cash ready
  • Gyi T.
    Gyi TsakalakisAugust 7, 2014
    The Legendary.
  • Mary L.
    Mary LozaMay 28, 2012
    Best burgers!
  • Lachele (^_-)
    Lachele (^_-)April 11, 2012
    Yummy burgers!
  • Matthew V.
    Matthew Van DykNovember 28, 2010
    Click here to read the Urbanspoon reviews. Read more
  • Kyle J.
    Kyle JohnsonAugust 27, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Best burgers ever!
  • Michael L.
    Michael LeahyJuly 2, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Mini-tacos are awesome.
  • Jeremiah P.
    Jeremiah PrestonApril 3, 2011
    Fuck no credit cards
  • tom g.
    tom gronerAugust 1, 2010
    Not as good as the hype and the bathroom was gross
  • Kevin D.
    Kevin DulinAugust 7, 2012
    This place is pretty bad. I would avoid it if I were you.
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