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Tom's Oyster Bar (Royal Oak)

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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: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 20
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  • 8
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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
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Atlanta
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Atlanta
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238 reviews 238 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

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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129 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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116 restaurant reviews
379 helpful votes 379 helpful votes
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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Detroit, Michigan
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88 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We went on a Saturday night during Royal Oak restaurant week. The place was very busy. We called ahead and got a table with only a 15 minute wait. The food was great. The service too. My wife had two cocktails, I had a beer. We shared an appetizer. We each ordered from the restaurant week menu which included a... More 

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Rochester, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We have a tendency to look for heart Happy Hour places around Detroit that last layer than 6:00 pm and that offer foods and drink specials. Last Friday we were going to have dinner at Tom's as part of Royal Oak restaurant week. We decided to have a drink at the bar and were excited to find that their Happy... More 

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Additional Information about Tom's Oyster Bar (Royal Oak)

Address: 318 S Main St, Royal Oak, MI 48067-2614
Phone Number: 248-541-1186
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Royal Oak
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
Average Prices: USD 50
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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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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