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116 W 4th St, Royal Oak, MI 48067-3805
+1 248-544-7300
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Ranked #9 of 168 Restaurants in Royal Oak
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $30
Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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.
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  • English first
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English first
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202 reviews 202 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 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 via mobile

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 via mobile

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
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
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

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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Boston, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

A popular place for many years, 60, I think, we stopped in for lunch. Seating was immediate in our case. Great atmosphere and ambiance. Don't miss the onion soup! There are three choices of mac n cheese, each one better than the other. Comfort food at its best!

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Detroit, MI
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Love the food and the atmosphere at Town Tavern. We always get the crab cakes appetizer - amazing - and even though so many items on the menu sound good, I usually get the chicken milanese because it's so delicious. My husband has tried many items on the menu and has always enjoyed his meal. They have a great beer... More 

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Berkley, Michigan
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

I had the meatloaf while the wife had fish. Good food, good service, and the price, with one glass if wine each, came to around $63. We'll go back.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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181 reviews 181 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This place has the best comfort food as well as other great entrees. I always go for the pasta and this was the best. My friend had the meatloaf and that was delicious too. Would highly recommend! It has a great atmosphere too - quaint and cozy, like an English pub.

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Additional Information about Town Tavern

Address: 116 W 4th St, Royal Oak, MI 48067-3805
Phone Number: +1 248-544-7300
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Royal Oak
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
Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
Cuisine: American

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