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Red Coat Tavern

31542 Woodward Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48073-0933
(248) 549-0300
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Ranked #6 of 165 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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troy
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I just love the Red Coat. Whenever we are in the mood for a great burger, relaxed and friendly atmosphere, and great service, we head to the Red Coat. Their burgers are the best. Try the Piedmonte Burgers for superior quality meat. Their 'secret sauce' is excellent. Fries and onion rings are worth the splurge. Great wine list too.

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Trust me, I've been to the other restaurants that claim to be the best out there. But nothing compares to the original Red Coat burger. The secret sauce definitely makes it special; and for an added healthy bonus, try the Piedmontese patty. You won't even taste the difference! Don't forget to order a side of cheese fries (not on the... More

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We have been many times, often after returning from a trip abroad to get that good ole' USA food. Unfortunately, we were disappointed this time. Service was slow, order was wrong, food not hot, beer not cold. I attempted to speak to the Hostess on the way out, but she didn't have time or inclination to listen. Won't go back... More

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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76 reviews 76 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The Red Coat in Royal Oak reminds me of that quote when baseball great Yogi Berra was asked if he still went to a popular restaurant. "Nah," he said, "No one goes there anymore, it's too crowded." The biggest problem with the Red Coat is, if you don't want to wait in line, you'd better go there early in the... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I try to come here every time I visit the Detroit area. One of my favorite burgers in the world! Try to zip sauce (a salty mushroom concoction) and the onion rings. It ain't healthy, but its a treat several times a year I greatly look forward to. Expect to wait for a table.

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My family and I decided to spend the day in Royal Oak, and picked the Red Coat Tavern to have an early dinner. We have heard many positive reviews about the food, especially the burgers and clam chowder. I ordered both. The chowder was decent but had very little clam. I ordered my burger medium well and it arrived at... More

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Greenville, South Carolina
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82 reviews 82 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I had been here many years ago so when in town to visit, I decided to come here with some friends. Be forewarned - it is dark. After coming in from the uncharacteristically bright Michigan summer sun, it took 10 minutes for my eyes to adjust to the dim, red glow of the lights that are throughout the place. The... More

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Troy, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Try the Brasserie Burger but be prepared to share. Never a disappointment here. Excellent beer menu also. Service is top notch.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Did call ahead one hour before, then waited another hour after that for a party of 8 on a weeknight. No apology from manager. It was upsetting watching people come in behind you, eat & leave & seriously they can't set a table aside? Food took almost 40 more minutes.

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New York
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76 reviews 76 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Fantastic burger but by now you know that. Never had anything else here and probably many can say the same. You will almost certainly have to wait and the bar can be crowded, but the bar staff are attentive and make a good drink. Love this place.

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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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