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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: Reservations
Good for:
Outdoor seating
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 17
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Most recent review
What Took Me So Long?

On our way to an event in Royal Oak last evening, my son and I walked by Tom's Oyster Bar and decided to have dinner there. I am so glad we did! While we did not order oysters, we decided to share two yummy appetizers. The coconut shrimp was amazing, as was the crab bruschetta! We each had the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
spanishteach910
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West Bloomfield, Michigan
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
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69 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
West Bloomfield, Michigan
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

On our way to an event in Royal Oak last evening, my son and I walked by Tom's Oyster Bar and decided to have dinner there. I am so glad we did! While we did not order oysters, we decided to share two yummy appetizers. The coconut shrimp was amazing, as was the crab bruschetta! We each had the clam... More 

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Warren, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

took our son for his 20th birthday for lunch - absolutely love the fish tacos - crispy fish and not greasy at all - grilled veggies on the side with the garlic pesto was awesome - shared a dozen of PEI oysters and creole fried oysters - absolutely delicious - we have been there three separate times and have never... More 

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Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States
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65 reviews 65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
36 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
Senior Reviewer
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
Top Contributor
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
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 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
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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
Senior Reviewer
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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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 0 - 50
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating
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?