FAQ’s

Who owns Redamak’s?

The current owners are Jim and Angie Maroney, who have owned Redamak’s since 1975. Both are still active in the business. For more information on the history of Redamak’s, click here.

Jim and Angie MaroneyHow long has Redamak’s been around?

Original owners, George and Gladys Redamak, started the business in 1946. The Maroney family bought the business on July 15, 1975. For more information on the history of Redamak’s, click here.

What is your specialty?

The hamburger that made New Buffalo, Michigan famous!!™
Our hamburger meat is cut, ground, and pattied in our meat cutting room three to five days a week, depending on the time of the season.

What is the secret to your burgers?

Honestly, there is no real tangible secret ingredient. Quality of products, affordable menuatmosphere, service, dedicated employees, and years of tradition all play their part in our secret ingredient.

Why are we now serving Lettuce and tomato on our Burgers?

Over the years we have spent countless hours discussing and sampling Lettuce & tomato. Gordon Foodservice produce presented many flavorful options coupled with the overwhelming customer feedback both weighed heavy in our decision. We feel by adding lettuce and tomato we are truly enhancing the Fresh Ground Chuck known as a Redamak’s Legendary Burger!

Bite into a Legend!Why isn’t coffee served?

For years, Redamak’s was known as a “tavern” that served some food. George and Gladys felt that coffee would not compliment the alcohol service, as that was the primary focus of the business at that time. In addition, the original building was very congested and had many youngsters running around; safety with hot beverages was therefore a concern. Further, due to the limited facility capacity at that time, table-turnover was of primary importance; typically, coffee drinkers tend to linger longer, creating a lengthened table wait-time for all patrons. But we do offer many other drinks – click here to access our menu.

What is the famous working person’s special?

Years ago, New Buffalo had an active train yard, with many local residents working for the railroad. A group of workers approached Redamak’s asking for lunch specials. The Maroney’s got together and created “The Working Person’s Special” specifically for those railroad men and women. This was in anticipation that they would eat with us throughout the week…and they did. Well, the rest is history.

Road SignHow many pounds of meat / patties do you use per year?

In 1983, we cut and ground approximately 63,000 lbs.*
For the year 2003, we cut approximately 99,000 lbs.*
For the year 2005, we cut approximately 107,000 lbs.*
For the year 2006, we cut approximately 110,000 lbs.*
For the year 2007, we cut approximately 115,000 lbs.*
For the year 2008, we cut approximately 119,000 lbs.*
For the year 2009, we cut approximately 128,000 lbs.*
For the year 2010, we cut approximately 136,000 lbs.* 
For the year 2011, we cut approximately 134,000 lbs.*

* Statistics based on individual patties; approximately three to a pound.

When do you open for the season?

Every year, no matter what day of the week March 1 falls on, we open for the season!

What are your hours?

We are open 8 months a year March 1st to October 23rd

Spring & Fall Hours

Sunday: 12:00PM – 10:00PM
Monday – Thursday: 12:00PM – 9:30PM
Friday – Saturday: 12:00PM – 10:30PM

Summer Hours

Sunday: 12:00PM – 10:00PM
Monday – Saturday: 12:00PM – 10:30PM

** All times are Eastern Time

**PLEASE NOTE** 
We are open 8 months a year March 1st to October 23rd

Click here for location, hours and directions.

Do you close for the winter?

Yes. This gives the staff an opportunity to share valuable time with their families, while the building and its mechanicals can be cleaned up, maintained, and repaired or replaced.

Hambrrrrger What do you do in the winter?

Get caught up on much needed rest, visit with family and friends, and enjoy quiet time, which doesn’t last long. Before you know it, February 1 is just around the corner, and facility cleanup and preparation starts all over again.

Will Redamak’s ever open in the winter?

At this time, it is unlikely, mainly because we hold only a 10-month resort liquor license. Technically, we could extend the season through the months of November and December, but would have to close in January and February by law.

How many employees work at Redamak’s?

Patio DiningFor of the 2011 Season, our employment peaked at 160 employees just before July 4. Interested in joining the Redamak’s Team? Click here.

How many customers do you seat?

400:
Indoor seating accommodates 200 patrons.
Our “four-seasons” porch accommodates up to 200 patrons.

I can’t find my kids?

Have you checked either of our game rooms? We have a game room in the front of the facility, as well as one in the rear. Chances are good that your kids are there – playing one of our many video games! Click here to learn more about Kid Friendly Fun at Redamaks.

OutsideHow long is the wait?

On average, 15 to 20 minutes, but that truly depends upon the size of the party, the day, time of the week, and time of year if the porch is open. Generally there is no wait at all.

Why are we introducing Customer Coaster pagers?

Moving from the antiquated plastic number and loud speaker paging system we are confident the new coaster system will lessen the “Noise Pollution” along with assisting customers to be sat in a more efficient manner here at Redamak’s!

Do you book private parties?

Yes we do. Private parties can be easily booked, depending upon the time of year, day of the week, time of day, and number in the party. For more information, click here.

Do you accept credit cards?

We do not accept credit or debit cards – Redamak’s is a cash-only establishment. We offer a Horizon Bank ATM machine in our lobby. We also accept personal checks, as long as the customer has a valid driver’s license and current phone number.

Do you recommend any area websites?

There is so much in Harbor County to enjoy, but here are a few sites to help make your visit even better!

South Shore Train
Electric rail service between Chicago and South Bend
www.nictd.com

Amtrak
Passenger rail service, stopping in New Buffalo
www.amtrak.com

Harbor County
Area Tourism site featuring many fine events
www.harborcountry.org

Fruit Picking
Enjoy the finest Michigan fruits
www.pickyourown.org/MI.htm