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Potbelly Sandwich Works

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31991 Woodward Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48073
(248) 549-9565
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Takeout

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  • 7
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  • 1
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  • 3
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  • 0
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best place to eat during Woodward. Great air conditioning

We have one of these in Indianapolis. Great, affordable sandwiches. Perfect cool atmosphere during Woodward Dream Cruise Sit near other car fanatics and chat about them.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 24, 2015
JSVTR
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Indiana, USA
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Indiana, USA
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109 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

We have one of these in Indianapolis. Great, affordable sandwiches. Perfect cool atmosphere during Woodward Dream Cruise Sit near other car fanatics and chat about them.

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

multi sandwich menu that are good value with plentiful items to choose from ham to tuna fish. The sandwiches have names assigned them but you can read from the menu above the preparation area. Lunch time gets very busy but the wait is worth it.

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Thank Koles473
Fenton, Michigan
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78 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

The food here is good and is not the problem. The $50 parking tickets for no apparent reason are the reason for this terrible rating. From what I understand this is an ongoing problem. Maybe management should do something about it instead of letting people get screwed by the Royal Oak Police.

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Thank bigbird94
Berkley, Michigan
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62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Have only been here one time; out of the way for us; but had a sandwich and it was great. Fixed it to my specifications;fresh and a good size. Will visit again

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Thank 565angie
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

The food is good here but that's not why I'm giving them a 1 star. I'm giving them a one star because every time i come here to get a meal (on a Friday or Saturday night) I get a ticket from the royal oak police department for trespassing on private property because I have a decent car and I... More 

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Thank Srtjeeplover95
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

This is maybe a fancy version of a subway they have great sandwiches salads etc. eat in or take out. Cute rustic atmosphere sometimes live music. And they cater.

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Thank Kara R
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183 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We recently went here and the food was average but we were surprised to see how dirty the place was. The employees were friendly but seemed like they would rather talk to each other then actually do things like clean the tables, sweep the floors or clean the bathrooms. Obviously, the Manager was not into the details of cleanliness. On... More 

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Thank Toddamy
Madison Heights, Michigan
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Great service but need a little better variety of toppings for the sandwiches. The peppers are terrible.

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Thank MJWard100
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013 via mobile

Great atmosphere, very much like being in a downtown Chicago. Great soup and sandwiches! Fast service especially if your grabbing lunch on your work break. Love the oven roasted meats and great soup and drink variety!

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Thank Swwimbabe
Oakland Township, MI
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108 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

After taking my mother-in-law to a dr's appointment at nearby Beaumont, we thought we would try Potbelly, as we had heard good things...totally awesome sandwiches! We had chili, which was quite good, and made-2-order hot sandwiches on multi-grain buns. The staff was especially polite to my MIL who is rather hard of hearing, and with the tall ceilings, it can... More 

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Thank Beth M

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 31991 Woodward Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48073
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Royal Oak
  • Phone Number: (248) 549-9565

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Delicatessen, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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