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Tavern on The Main

American, Bar, Pub
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235 S Main St, Clawson, MI 48017-2064
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Plymouth, Michigan
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

This is another of our favorite stomping grounds in Clawson. They have great burgers, good beer specials, and a great view outside on the patio. Their french fries are so good with ranch dressing! Yum!!

Thank kferstle124
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511 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Great burger, far above average. Great dessert (apple pie, cheese cake). French fries not so special. Friendly service and nice environment. A good stop.

Thank Hedin
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

The food is all above average (shout out to the burgers and homemade soups), 3-4 stars. Draft beer selection is limited and most micros are bottle only, 2 stars at best. The patio is fantastic, indoor seating is cozy but acceptable, restrooms are small but clean, 3+ stars. What really stands out is the service. Absolutely 5 star. They're about... More 

Thank John M
Oakland County, Michigan
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187 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Seeing that they offered outdoor seating, we stopped in for lunch and other than that, I can't think of anything that was appealing about this restaurant. Service was extremely slow. No kids menu, so we paid $9 for an order of chicken tenders, $7 for a grilled cheese sandwich and $5 for a basket of fries. My husband who never... More 

Thank dmacnmi
Tavernier, Florida
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133 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

A typical pub, lively and great craft beer selections. We went for the burgers and were very disappointed. Our first mistake was when we were not asked how to cook our burgers and not correct this. All three of them came beyond well done, dry and tasteless. The brioche bun was stale. The fries were excellent but we were told... More 

Thank WinnieTavernier
Huntington Woods, Michigan
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35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

My fiancee has always said that this place has great burgers, and he is a pretty picky eater, so I was curious to see if I agreed. We stopped in for Dinner on a Friday around 630PM, we got a table right away. The service was fast, and friendly. We both had the Tavern Burger; bacon, swiss cheese with lettuce,... More 

Thank Danielle M
Warren, Michigan
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316 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 581 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We have been here about four times. Even though they got good food and service is prompt, we always felt hesitant to invite friends or family due to lack of professionalism from some waitresses. There are a couple of waitresses who address customers as "sweeties" instead off sir or mam and... some other casualties of the sort. Restaurant has a... More 

2 Thank USAtraveler365
Detroit, MI
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I've been going to the Tavern on Main for years. I used to go mainly for the drinks, but in recent years have gone for the food. The burgers are great. but my fav item on the menu are the cheese sticks. They are like no other!

Thank kslb2005
Charlevoix, Michigan
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

As a diabetic I often find "bar food" difficult. Not here. The salads with fresh dill are wonderful. Grandson likes chicken wings and table side video games (bring plenty of quarters) and everyone else liked everything else. Service was quick and efficient, prices very comfortable. What's not to love?

1 Thank Kaye B
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106 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This is a fun place to enjoy a beer, hang out with friends and grab some good Greek and American food.

Thank MiCowboy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 235 S Main St, Clawson, MI 48017-2064
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Clawson
  • Phone Number: 248-588-1696

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