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Tom's Oyster Bar (Royal Oak)

318 S Main St, Royal Oak, MI 48067-2614
248-541-1186
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Ranked #44 of 168 Restaurants in Royal Oak
Price range: $0 - $50
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States
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61 reviews 61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

As my husband is an oyster fanatic, he always orders a dozen with a side of clam chowder to the side. Tom's hot baked rolls are perfect to soak up the sauce! My choice is either fish & chips or sautéed perch, both served with delicious coleslaw.

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Have been frequenting Toms for years as we have been in RO for 30 years. This is one of my favorite spots. Their clam chowder is the very best around! Their drinks and dishes are delicious!

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Norton Shores, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We have been here twice now. The oysters are wonderful. I never knew there were so many types to chose from. Also Tom's lobster Bisque is out of this world. Big chunks of lobster, a meal in itself. They have a great variety of beer including craft beer. Love this place!!

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Rochester, Michigan
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51 reviews 51 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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
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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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70 reviews 70 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 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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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 0 - 50
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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