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Red Coat Tavern

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American, Hamburgers
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31542 Woodward Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48073-0933
(248) 549-0300
Today
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Good for:
Families with children

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  • 36
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  • 7
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best burger in Detroit and the area

This place has the best burger EVER when you go there, make sure to try the piedmontese certified meat.. it is toooo yummy and healthy in the same time. When i used to live in Detroit, this was my favorite place, i used to go there every week, moved out of Michigan and still didn't find burger as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
Sarah H
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

This place has the best burger EVER when you go there, make sure to try the piedmontese certified meat.. it is toooo yummy and healthy in the same time. When i used to live in Detroit, this was my favorite place, i used to go there every week, moved out of Michigan and still didn't find burger as good. Onion... More 

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Royal Oak, Michigan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

Burgers are awesome! Some people rate them the best in Detroit Area otherwise in the top 3! Onion Rings and Clam Chowder are definitely #1 In my book. Service is always great. This place doesn't need to change a thing! Enjoy!!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Their hamburgers and onion rings are famous. Try the Piedmontese Burger which has less fat than chicken or salmon, yet tastes even better than their regular burger. It's quite dark in the restaurant and usually extremely crowded but as an example of their success, this single family owned burger place sells more burgers per year than the Burger King right... More 

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Royal Oak, Michigan
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Can't ever go wrong with their burgers. I do wish that the fries weren't so skinny though. They remind me of McDonald's fries. They have piedmontese beef for a little extra, which I know some people appreciate.

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Amherstburg
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The eatery is stylish and dark. This is a classic/typical American eatery at its best . Parking is reasonable in the back lots. The tables are somewhat over crowded, understandably due to the continuous demand especially in peak hours. We have been there 4 times in the past 3 months and always chose a hamburger. Never disappointed! The patties are... More 

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Dearborn, Michigan
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205 reviews 205 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I'm baffled by locals that rave about this place and I sence it has more to do with the longevity of the business and memories of times with others there than anything else. The service we received was very good and friendly. As one of the few places in the area open late and serving food late, it was where... More 

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Westland, Michigan
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63 reviews 63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

First off known for their burgers and they were not even close to the best I ever had much less good. Too dark in there to even read the menu. Waitstaff inattentive and never available when needed. After hearing so much about it a total let down!!

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Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We never miss the chance to stop at Red Coat Tavern for a burger when we're in the neighborhood. Not cheap! But you get what you pay for with Peidmontese! You won't be disappointed!

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Adrian, Michigan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I were in the area on a Monday night and stopped for dinner. Even on a Monday it was busy. We waited at our table for service, but none arrived. The last straw was when a table seated ten minutes after us was served almost immediately. We left and went across Woodward to Pasquale's where we received... More 

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New Jersey
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175 reviews 175 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Scotch egg, The Cornwallis sandwich, Makers Mark. With my friends. Great local hangout. Busy place. Great service by Bill, Arron, and Jessica.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 31542 Woodward Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48073-0933
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Royal Oak
  • Phone Number: (248) 549-0300

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 35
  • Cuisine: American, Hamburgers

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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

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