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Town Tavern

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116 W 4th St, Royal Oak, MI 48067-3805
+1 248-544-7300
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Town Tavern is a cool, contemporary American classic In 2007, a modern...
Town Tavern is a cool, contemporary American classic In 2007, a modern take on a traditional 1930s tavern opened its doors and made its mark on the busy streets of downtown Royal Oak. Town Tavern is a dining destination bursting with personality and serving up American comfort food with flair. When renowned designer Ron Rea was tasked with creating a contemporary version of an old-time neighborhood tavern, he infused the space with an extra-long bar, dark mahogany and rich red bar stools. Walls of the restaurant are filled with old photographs of Royal Oak, while walls of the bar are stocked to the ceiling with what's needed to create your favorite cocktail. Don't let the traditional tavern vibe fool you. Our menu is anything but typical. You'll find the finest bar plates, with a creative twist. The cheeseburgers top many best-of lists. Guests come from far and wide for our award-winning Venison Chili. And our Lobster Mac and Cheese is comfort food with upscale appeal. Of course, every dish deserves a beverage to match it. Choose yours from our extensive wine, beer and cocktail list. Town Tavern is that comfortable dining and drinking establishment that lends itself to leisurely meals and long conversations. Spend time here and you'll quickly understand why we're the talk of the town.
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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A day with an Old Friend

Awesome experience. The staff was super friendly. We went on a Saturday when they opened the special was great!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
patpet_27
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Windsor, Canada
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  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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Windsor, Canada
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Awesome experience. The staff was super friendly. We went on a Saturday when they opened the special was great!

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Royal Oak, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The former (long ago,) Lepanto is now a sexy, shiny place for great food. Love their wine and beer selections, and hubby really enjoys their mixed drinks. Some of our favs include the lobster mac 'n cheese, burgers, specials and the chicken and wild rice salad. Any salmon dish is a great bet, and their warm bread is divine. A... More 

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

First time visit for lunch. The short rib taco appetizer was delicious. Buffalo shrimp were tasty but a bit overcooked. My sister's TT burger was decent but not a lot of flavor.

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Huntington Woods, Michigan
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44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I loved this user friendly restaurant located in downtown Royal Oak. Everything was delicious... especially the garlic/Parmesan bread. Service was attentive and friendly. They forgot my salad but i didn't care because I had more food than I could eat.

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South Lyon, Michigan
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Benn there many times and they consistently do great food! Favorite is the Lobster Mac and Cheese although we have always loved any dish we have ordered. There are many places ochoose from in Royal Oak, but Town Tavern is one of our favorites!

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Clawson, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This is a slightly off the main street local restaurant with terrific food, photographs with the history of Royal Oak on the walls, and you can actually hear each talk at the table! They have outdoor seating, terrific wait staff and food comes out of the kitchen fresh and hot. Nice way to spend an evening with friends.

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Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The food here is always really good. Got lobster nachos ..yumm! Black bean burger a and pulled pork burrito. Also very good. Can be noisy if you're outside but good people watching curbside. Very good service....not inexpensive but worth it!

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Harrison Township, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This is a very conveniently located restaurant. The food is okay. However, it is so noisy you will never be able to converse with your fellow diners.

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Toronto, Canada
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

We have been to Town Tavern a few times. But havent gone in the last 2 years. This last visit was very disappointing. The service was great but the food was not good at all. We sent our mac n cheese back because it was cold... It came back and it was a little less cold. The other entrees were... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Town Tavern has very good food, especially the lobster mac and cheese. Service has always been good. The only drawback for me is that it can be quite noisy, so not a great spot for conversation.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 116 W 4th St, Royal Oak, MI 48067-3805
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Royal Oak
  • Phone Number: +1 248-544-7300

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business

Description

Town Tavern is a cool, contemporary American classic In 2007, a modern take on a traditional 1930s tavern opened its doors and made its mark on the busy streets of downtown Royal Oak. Town Tavern is a dining destination bursting with personality and serving up American comfort food with flair. When renowned designer Ron Rea was tasked with creating a contemporary version of an old-time neighborhood tavern, he infused the space with an extra-long bar, dark mahogany and rich red bar stools. Walls of the restaurant are filled with old photographs of Royal Oak, while walls of the bar are stocked to the ceiling with what's needed to create your favorite cocktail. Don't let the traditional tavern vibe fool you. Our menu is anything but typical. You'll find the finest bar plates, with a creative twist. The cheeseburgers top many best-of lists. Guests come from far and wide for our award-winning Venison Chili. And our Lobster Mac and Cheese is comfort food with upscale appeal. Of course, every dish deserves a beverage to match it. Choose yours from our extensive wine, beer and cocktail list. Town Tavern is that comfortable dining and drinking establishment that lends itself to leisurely meals and long conversations. Spend time here and you'll quickly understand why we're the talk of the town.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?