When a Velveeta cheeseburger inspires devoted fans for more than four decades, you have to wonder why. What’s the magic? Perhaps it’s some combination of unapologetic yumminess and nostalgia.

A New Buffalo landmark since the 70s, Redamak’s is all about simpler times. Plastic baskets lined with red checked wax paper. Bubbly sodas fresh from the fountain. Efficient, unfussy service (because hey, you came here to eat, right?). And hand-ground burgers served on a soft sesame seed bun with ketchup, mustard, pickle, and thick slice of raw onion. You can get it other ways, but this is Redamak’s version of everything and there’s really no reason to second guess. With a side of crinkle-cut fries and big puddle of ketchup, you’ve landed on a quintessential summer vacation feast. If you dug it when you were seven, we promise you’ll still dig it now.

Bring cash because they don’t take credit cards. And don’t be discouraged if there’s a line. It’s a big place and the Maroney family are pros, so the wait is never as long as it looks.

Local Tip: Over the years, Redamak’s menu has become expansive, but we’ll make it easy for you. If you’re a carnivore, you must have a burger.


616 E Buffalo Street
New Buffalo, MI 49117

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