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Tavern on The Main

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235 S Main St, Clawson, MI 48017-2064
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Great Burger, and cake. Fries so-so.

Great burger, far above average. Great dessert (apple pie, cheese cake). French fries not so special. Friendly service and nice environment. A good stop.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Great burger, far above average. Great dessert (apple pie, cheese cake). French fries not so special. Friendly service and nice environment. A good stop.

Thank Hedin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

The food is all above average (shout out to the burgers and homemade soups), 3-4 stars. Draft beer selection is limited and most micros are bottle only, 2 stars at best. The patio is fantastic, indoor seating is cozy but acceptable, restrooms are small but clean, 3+ stars. What really stands out is the service. Absolutely 5 star. They're about... More 

Thank John M
Oakland County, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Seeing that they offered outdoor seating, we stopped in for lunch and other than that, I can't think of anything that was appealing about this restaurant. Service was extremely slow. No kids menu, so we paid $9 for an order of chicken tenders, $7 for a grilled cheese sandwich and $5 for a basket of fries. My husband who never... More 

Thank dmacnmi
Tavernier, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

A typical pub, lively and great craft beer selections. We went for the burgers and were very disappointed. Our first mistake was when we were not asked how to cook our burgers and not correct this. All three of them came beyond well done, dry and tasteless. The brioche bun was stale. The fries were excellent but we were told... More 

Thank WinnieTavernier
Huntington Woods, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

My fiancee has always said that this place has great burgers, and he is a pretty picky eater, so I was curious to see if I agreed. We stopped in for Dinner on a Friday around 630PM, we got a table right away. The service was fast, and friendly. We both had the Tavern Burger; bacon, swiss cheese with lettuce,... More 

Thank Danielle M
Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We have been here about four times. Even though they got good food and service is prompt, we always felt hesitant to invite friends or family due to lack of professionalism from some waitresses. There are a couple of waitresses who address customers as "sweeties" instead off sir or mam and... some other casualties of the sort. Restaurant has a... More 

2 Thank USAtraveler365
Detroit, MI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I've been going to the Tavern on Main for years. I used to go mainly for the drinks, but in recent years have gone for the food. The burgers are great. but my fav item on the menu are the cheese sticks. They are like no other!

Thank kslb2005
Charlevoix, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

As a diabetic I often find "bar food" difficult. Not here. The salads with fresh dill are wonderful. Grandson likes chicken wings and table side video games (bring plenty of quarters) and everyone else liked everything else. Service was quick and efficient, prices very comfortable. What's not to love?

1 Thank Kaye B
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This is a fun place to enjoy a beer, hang out with friends and grab some good Greek and American food.

Thank MiCowboy
Rochester Hills, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We went to Tavern on the Main after a movie. Sat next to the fireplace on a cold, wet January night. The lemon sole was good but needed color. It was served with potatoes and the cole slaw came out first. My husband had salad and the portion was large. The hamburgers looked amazing so when we go back, I'll... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 235 S Main St, Clawson, MI 48017-2064
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Clawson
  • Phone Number: 248-588-1696

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?