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Tavern on The Main

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235 S Main St, Clawson, MI 48017-2064
248-588-1696
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 7
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great burger!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
Danielle M
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Huntington Woods, Michigan
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Oakland County, Michigan
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162 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
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 

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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 

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Huntington Woods, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

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 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 422 helpful votes
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 

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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!

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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?

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MI
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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.

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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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Troy, MIchigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014 via mobile

Always a good choice. Menu has lots of options. Good service, great value. Summer out door seating. Long term wait staff tells you something!

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Gathering with friends to watch a ball game and grab some dinner. Better than bar fare, the menu has some great Greek and Mediterranean specialties, especially in the salad selections. The available beers accommodate most tastes for domestics, imports and craft beers. The waitstaff was attentive and prompt with drinks and food. Definitely worth a return trip.

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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
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?