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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating
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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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 21
    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
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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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
jdetroit13
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Detroit, Michigan
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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English first
Harrison Township, Michigan
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

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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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We went on a busy Friday, so we had drinks at the bar while we waited, it didn't take long, and the beer list was good, our service was excellent. For dinner I had the kale salad, which was very good with just the right amount of dressing, and the whitefish was delicious! Would definitely return!

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Detroit, Michigan
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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119 reviews 119 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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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, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?