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Red Coat Tavern

31542 Woodward Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48073-0933
(248) 549-0300
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Ranked #5 of 167 Restaurants in Royal Oak
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $35
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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Dearborn, Michigan
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104 reviews 104 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Busy and buzzing, this bistro/brew pub/ family friendly restaurant serves great beverages and pretty good burgers at a very reasonable price. Most impressive was the quality of the staff and servers. Several times we observed bus boys or other crew promptly removing any stray fries or paper napkins from the floor. Could seem like a small thing, but the speed... More 

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55 reviews 55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

Had lunch here with a group of 7 on a Tuesday. This is a popular and busy place. We arrived 11AM as they opened and by the time we left it was jumping. There is a large beer and wine menu for perusing. The lunch menu seemed to have something for everyone. I guess they are known for their burgers... More 

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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89 reviews 89 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

A Royal Oak institution, Red Coat Tavern has been serving up their signature Original Redcoat Hamburgers and beer for possibly over 30 years. The dark, softly lit interior, resembling a British roadhouse, remains a crowd favorite. We were surprised to find the parking lot quite full when we stopped by for an early lunch at 1130am on a Saturday. This... More 

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Waterford
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

There just are no words for this burger, its ridiculously delicious. Best. Burgers. EVER. The onion rings are fantastic, and the cheese and ale spread appetizer is amazing as well. Obviously was not watching my caloric intake and I just do not care, absolutely worth every delicious bite.

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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188 reviews 188 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

You can't ever miss on their burgers and the atmosphere is really like an old tavern. Service has always been very good.

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

You just can't go wrong with the tavern burger. The salad was also very good. The atmosphere has that old local bar feel to it.

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 via mobile

The burgers here are delicious and the lobster bisque and clam chowder are divine! The interior is dark so beware when leaving the place if dining during the day--the adjustment to daylight is hard.

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East Lansing, Michigan
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118 reviews 118 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Stopped here on a weekday for lunch at about 11:30 am and the place was already filling up fast. By the time we left there was a line out the door. Very cool decor and atmosphere. Definitely old school - fet like I was in an old New York City restaurant. We were quickly seated in a nice booth and... More 

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Biloxi, Mississippi
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

There are certain restaurants in life (I can think of 4) which I would travel great distances for their food. This is one of them. We lived in Detroit for 2 years and always took family who came to visit here. Their opinions echoed mine. This is the best burger place I've ever been to. This is probably the best... More 

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Royal Oak, MI
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

If you're in the area of the Red Coat Tavern, be sure to stop in here for one of the best burgers you'll ever put your teeth into. They're big enough to share if you've a mind to do that. And don't forget the fries and onion rings. Magnifico! They pour a good drink too. One of my favorite places... More 

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Additional Information about Red Coat Tavern

Address: 31542 Woodward Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48073-0933
Phone Number: (248) 549-0300
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Royal Oak
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 1 - 35
Cuisine: American, Hamburgers

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