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Tom's Oyster Bar

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318 S Main St, Royal Oak, MI 48067-2614
248-541-1186
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Happy Hour!

They have delicious seafood and a great drink menu. Happy Hour during the week runs 4-7 and includes $1 oysters and peel and eat shrimp plus some selected beers and wine. I always order from the appetizer menu and never make it to dinner. I love their crab cakes, lobster bisque and the combo... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
EricaDH
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Royal Oak, Michigan
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Royal Oak, Michigan
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I ate there once and though I felt it was a tad expensive I enjoyed the lunch of I what I remember was probably pike. Months later it was a cold day I was sitting at Carribou and thought I would go there for a cup of clam, or fish chowder. The bartender went into the kitchen and I took... More 

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

They have delicious seafood and a great drink menu. Happy Hour during the week runs 4-7 and includes $1 oysters and peel and eat shrimp plus some selected beers and wine. I always order from the appetizer menu and never make it to dinner. I love their crab cakes, lobster bisque and the combo appetizer plates are great for sharing.... More 

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Atlanta
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162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Tom's Oyster Bar, a seafood restaurant, is located in trendy downtown Royal Oak. You can park either at a meter or nearby parking garage. This casual rustic restaurant has a cool vibe which made for a pleasant dining experience with friends. At the time we were there, we were able to get a seat right away, which isn't always the... More 

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Stuart, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I like being able to eat outside, and the food is fine, just not outstanding; we didn't finish our lunch, a rare event.

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Clawson, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

As a transplanted Marylander this was the first restaurant I met folks at for some seafood, beer and conversation. I am very particular about my crab cakes and Tom's did not let me down. Just a fun place with energetic atmosphere, good food, wait staff and ales.

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Abingdon, Maryland
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This place is one of our staples everytime we visit Detroit. Love the Spanish coffee! Also I love when bars have blue cheese olives for martinis and they do. This past time we went we did not eat..we just sat at the bar like we usually do and had a great time. But food has always been good too! Love... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Just eat here and never coming back. Service is bad,waitress slow...we had to wait 5 mins for the sauce for our calamari,10 mins for common cheeseburger. The salmon came with no or very small amount of sauce.Not a pleasant experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 via mobile

Went here with friends after comedy club. Had oysters, shrimp, two types of patent and all were delicious. Drinks and beer were very good as well. I will be back!!

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Harrison Township, Michigan
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7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I went here two days in a row this last weekend. Both visits were pre-planned. The first time I was there on Sunday we had a slight wait so we ordered at the bar. After about 10 minutes we were seated in a freezing cold section of the main restaurant. The high topped chairs were too short for the table... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I visited for the first time today, had a late lunch. Was greeted and seated promptly. Had a few fresh shrimps and a bowl of lobster bisque. Shrimps were large and very fresh. Lobster bisque was excellent, had a few pieces of lobster on top. Waitress was attentive and service was efficient. However it was a couple of minor service... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 318 S Main St, Royal Oak, MI 48067-2614
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Royal Oak
  • Phone Number: 248-541-1186

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm

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