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116 W 4th St, Royal Oak, MI 48067-3805
+1 248-544-7300
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Outdoor seating

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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    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
Always Great

The Town Tavern is our go-to place for celebrating little victories at work. The fish and chips is my fave, but I've also enjoyed the Lobster Mac & Cheese and Petite Filet Medallion and I love the Parmesan Truffle Fries. The atmosphere is comfortable and elegant at the same time, and the staff is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
DJ M
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Detroit, Michigan
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
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English first
Detroit, Michigan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The Town Tavern is our go-to place for celebrating little victories at work. The fish and chips is my fave, but I've also enjoyed the Lobster Mac & Cheese and Petite Filet Medallion and I love the Parmesan Truffle Fries. The atmosphere is comfortable and elegant at the same time, and the staff is always great.

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Allen Park, Michigan
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115 reviews 115 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Saturday night and jam packed. The Whitefish was delicious and the service terrific. We had to wait a few minutes for our table, but passed the time with a wonderful house Chardonnay. Going back next weekend.

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Detroit, Michigan
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Royal Oak has a lot of good restaurants and nightlife, but you won't go wrong by heading over to Town Tavern. The Tavern is one of those unique places where you get true upscale dining without the fuss and pretentiousness that usually comes with it. You won't find get uppity attitude that you see at other places - instead, you'll... More 

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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58 reviews 58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We have been to Town Tavern a number of times and it never fails! I normally get fish which is artfully presented and delicious as well. The drinks are great, atmosphere and food are top notch as well. It is my "go to, #1 restaurant" in Royal Oak!

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Michigan
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203 reviews 203 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

This is a really great place - dark wood, upscale, yet prices are reasonable. Entrees between high teens and twenties in price. Good app, salad selection, extensive wine list. Food was very good and service was excellent!

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Monroe, Michigan
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

4 of us ate at Town Tavern on a recent Sunday evening. We got in before it got crowded and had a very enjoyable evening. Our waitress was friendly, polite, knowledgeable, and appropriately attentive. We had the Buffalo chicken mac and cheese, pulled pork enchiladas (2), and meatloaf. Everything was very good and the accompaniments for the meatloaf were unique,... More 

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roseville, MI
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231 reviews 231 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The atmosphere is cozy and inviting. Service is well above par, most surprising for a pub / tavern establishment. The Sunday brunch specials really made our visit, but we want to return to try some of the regular menu items. The specials are very reasonably priced, and portions were generous enough. Our bill was $27 for two people (two entrees... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Waitress was great, nice atmosphere but food was very overpriced for the entrees. Kale salad was great, tavern salad boring with iceberg lettuce, parmesean truffle fries good, a little cold, whitefish was very bland, had an odd taste, chicken special, NO flavor at all, just a piece of chicken with bbq sauce poured over it, brocolli no flavor at all,... More 

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Livonia, Michigan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We spend a wonderful evening at the Town Tavern in Royal Oak catching up with friends. The waitstaff was excellent, very attentive and the food was very good. We were not rushed at all and enjoyed a pleasant leisurely dinner on a Monday evening. Have been there previously and will definitely return.

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I have visited this bar/restaurant 3 times now. The staff was very friendly and professional. The food was very delicious and not your ordinary bar food. Think more upscale fare. The wine and beer selection was good and diverse. Our wait time at 5pm was very good. The atmosphere is upscale casual. Very comfortable. We definitely will... More 

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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
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating

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