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Tom's Oyster Bar (Royal Oak)

318 S Main St, Royal Oak, MI 48067-2614
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Ranked #55 of 165 Restaurants in Royal Oak
Price range: $0 - $50
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Rochester, Michigan
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51 reviews 51 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

I have given this place the benefit of having a off night in my previous visits. To my surprise nothing has gotten better. It has a very average menu and it is executed very slowly and poorly. Food is not the only thing lacking, service is equally absent and disconnected. I will not give them another chance. There are too... More

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Detroit, Michigan
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

My girl friend and I often went to Tom's because it has a great location, a nice atmosphere and a varied menu. The waitstaff has always been suspect but the other advantages outweighed that. With the opening of Ale Mary's, the focus seems to be off TOB and the menu selection and quality has suffered. Many longtime staples are off... More

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Sharpsburg GA
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46 reviews 46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We ate at Tom's about 3 years ago and raved about the food and the service. Wow, we must have hit a bad night or things have really gone down hill. We had a short wait, half an hour, around 6PM. We were seated in the bar area, which was extremely loud. I found the wine list limited, but the... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We recently went out to lunch and chose Tom's. It was a beautiful summer day so we sat outside and enjoyed the weather while watching people walk by. The food was great!

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Birmingham, Michigan
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We love this place...just moved to the area and now go here all the time. Great oysters,fish tacos, fish n chips, and more. Good casual place to get a drink and some good food. I've liked all the seafood I've gotten there and the service is always great.

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Oak Park, Michigan
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68 reviews 68 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Friday night April 20th 7pm had to wait over an hour for a table. (we went down the street and had a drink) Once seated the service was quick and attentive. Food was good. I had the pasta seafood which was very tasty with plenty of seafood. Another had the crabcakes which were a bit dry and lacking on the... More

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Clarkston, Michigan, United States
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Went with high expectations. Not impressed with food. The server and hostess were great though. Hubby had the small perch order. Seriously three pieces of finger sized fish. Not warm and not good. Some weird watery boiled potatoes along with some ok carrots and turnips. I had some white fish house specialty crusted in parm. Yuck. This was the house... More

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Clinton Twp., Mi.
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71 reviews 71 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

We went their to use our Groupon and were not disappointed. Heather, our server was cheerful and prompt. She deserves a raise. My wife ordered the fish tacos and I had the jambalaya. We were very satisfied with our meals. In fact, this was the first jambalaya I've had that did not need additional spicing. And I have had jambalaya... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

My husband and I went Sunday October 6, 2013 at appx. 6PM. It was empty and we sat in the dining room. There was one other table of customers. Their waiter went to there table four times and we still did not even has water or a server. So of course I got up to let the hostess know. Our... More

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Top Contributor
143 reviews 143 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

The lobster bisque was unusual and superb. The white fish had a nut crust and prepared just right. Everyone was happy with the meal. The one real negative was they were sweeping the mats while customers were at the tables. That should have been done at the end of the previous day, after closing, or long before opening to let... More

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