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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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Chesterton, Indiana
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79 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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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72 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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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118 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
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 

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Chesterton, Indiana, United States
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156 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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 

Thank Bucky732
Tinley Park
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76 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

Great prices, great food, nice staff-we love this place! Always excited to go and make it out here at least once every summer!

Thank gypsygirl31
Carol Stream, Illinois
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32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

The food was decent but I wouldn't say anything spectacular. My husband and I both got the legend burger and ordered them as doubles after recommendations from the waitress. A single would have been PLENTY. The burgers were good but not fantastic and they didn't ask how we wanted them cooked. They seem to just operate under the "medium-well" umbrella.... More 

Thank KarissaKate
Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

My family will never understand the reputation enjoyed by Redamaks. You would think that it is impossible to get a decent burger in Chicago (which is where most of the customers seem to be from.) Why do we lower our standards when we travel? Is it because we have promised our children they will get burgers and fries if they... More 

Thank David D
Chicago, Illinois
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122 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

I live in Chicago but am from Michigan and on my trips home and to my cottage, I always stop at Redamaks. This place reminds me of the hamburgers we grilled at my cottage in the summers while I was growing up. The velveeta burger is my favorite. They always cook the burgers perfectly and the wait staff is always... More 

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Mt. Propsect, IL
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015

Redamak's is a well known hamburger place with a lot of noise and long waiting line. Yes the hamburgers are good but not worth waiting in line for. The Stray Dog has vetter burgers and much better atmosphere. Good place if you don't have to wait but basically just a hamburger joint.

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Lake Station, United States
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015

It had been YEARS, I mean YEARS since I'd eaten here last. I was floored at how much bigger the place was. It was early in the season and yet still packed to the gills though we were seated right away and didn't wait long for a waitress or for our food. I can't imagine going during peak season though.... 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
USD 20
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
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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