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Redamak's Tavern

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616 E Buffalo St, New Buffalo, MI 49117-1519
+1 269-469-4522
12:00 - 22:30
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

I do not understand the draw to this place. People lined up at the door, waiting for it to open, and most were quite rude, and they were all elderly! Husband had the seafood platter, I don't know how they get away with calling it a platter. Just deep fried fish, shrimp, french fries, all served on paper....As a matter... More 

1 Thank Cool_drink
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015

Been coming here since I was a kid. The burgers are unique in their preparation (steamed), but I still crave them. Get them with grilled onions. Go, say you've been and get a t-shirt. The place is an institution.

Thank Tenley D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

Best burgers in town, for sure! We arrived about 10 minutes before the restaurant opened on Labor Day weekend and there was a HUGE line! It was fine because once the restaurant opened, they quickly got people seated! We had chicken strips for the kids and burgers for the adults with french fries and sweet potato fries! Yummy! A great... More 

Thank Anne S
Valparaiso, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

Yesterday, we stopped for lunch at Redamak's. They are famous for their hamburgers, but I chose to be "adventurous" and try one of their Reuben sandwiches. I love Reubens and have eaten them everywhere. Redamak's was the BEST I have ever had! The sandwich was loaded with meat and all the trimmings on marbled bread and served with fries and... More 

Thank Deannams S
Batavia, Illinois
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156 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

Stopped in on our way back to IL. We were seated right away. Suzy our waitress was very friendly and efficient. We ordered 2 burgers and 1 fry. Burgers were okay and actually too thick for our liking. Guess we have to realize it is a burger joint and nothing else. We were disappointed that our food came out in... More 

1 Thank kniden
Chicago, Illinois
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

We love Redamacks. We were first introduced to their burgers by a local who was hosting a party, and our whole family makes it a destination whenever we visit Warren Dunes. Or when we just want an excellent burger. Their waffle fries are good too. The only problem is, everyone else thinks just like we do, and it's always crowded.... More 

Thank TravelingGrands2015
Chesterton, Indiana
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79 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

Great place to stop for a burger!!!! A staple in New Buffalo!!! Great staff, great place to take a family for lunch or dinner...

Thank CruisinInTheSun_11
Denver, Colorado
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80 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

I have been stopping here for about 30 years now. used to live in the area but only get back annually. I took the family of five on a Wednesday night about 6 pm. We were seated immediately in the inside area. The waitress was attentive and friendly. 2 of us tried a local brew, which was as described. We... More 

Thank Mark O
Farmer City, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

This plaice is usually a staple for us. Although I must admit, I do not think it was as good this time as a year ago. The burgers seemed smaller, and the cheese not as much. It was crowded, so maybe just an off nite. The waitress was OK. She seemed bothered a bit to wait on us. We had... More 

Thank bearmde
Chesterton, Indiana, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

Great place for meeting up with friends and family reasonably priced, unique and campy. Great tradition here and a great location near Lake Michigan. If you are going to the lake or casino (Four Winds) you should stop by here. The burgers are made with velveta cheese and they are very good. The onion rings are also very good. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Wine and Beer, Cash Only
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 616 E Buffalo St, New Buffalo, MI 49117-1519
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Berrien County  >  New Buffalo
  • Phone Number: +1 269-469-4522
Redamak's " The Tradition Continues!!" July 15 , 2015 marks the Maroney Family's 40th year in business. Please note that the original owners George and Gladys Redamak started the tavern back in 1946! Our Specialty "The Hamburger that made New Buffalo, Michigan Famous!!" Freshly Cut , ground and pattied in our Kitchen 7 days a week. Featuring our Famous Working Person's Special Monday thru Friday along with daily menu features. Simple-Local-Fresh, utilizing locally grown Michigan products. Serving bottle and draft craft,domestic and imported beers. As well as a fine selection of wine and liquor. Shakes , smoothies, and Coke products round out our beverage selection. So without further ado, Come On Bite into a Legend!!

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