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HopCat

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Certificate of Excellence2019 Winner
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SHAREABLES
9.5
Make it Loaded - w/ hickory smoked bacon, red onion & pickled jalapeño 1.5
Pretzel Nuggz
Flash-fried & salted. Served with warm cheese sauce & spicy horsey mustard for dipping.
10.5
Spinach, Stout & Artichoke Dip
Our house-made recipe for beer lovers. Topped with a drizzle of fire sauce & served with tortilla chips.
11
Meat Head Pizza Rolls
Pepperoni, cherry smoked bacon, chorizo & mozzarella; deep-fried in a crispy wonton. Served with choice of house-made marinara sauce or ranch dressing.
10.5
Buffalo Rolls
Grilled marinated chicken breast dressed with fire sauce & blue cheese crumbles; deep-fried in a crispy wonton. Served with blue cheese dressing.
13
avocado 1.25
Nacho Business
Fresh tortilla chips, topped with choice of chipotle-lime marinated chicken or chorizo, pickled jalapeno peppers, fresh pico de gallo, chili con karma, shredded pepper jack cheese, chipotle black bean dip, & garnished with cilantro & sour cream.
9
Curd Your Enthusiasm
Battered Wisconsin cheddar cheese curds with avocado-ranch dressing.
12
The Wings
Basket of jumbo chicken wings tossed in choice of lava, fire or smoky BBQ sauce. Served with choice of ranch or blue cheese dressing & celery.
COSMIK FRIES!!
Top 10 French Fries in America - Food Network Magazine
6
Cosmik Fries
Beer battered fries sprinkled with our signature cracked black pepper seasoning. Served with a side of warm cheese sauce for dipping.
9
Add chili 2
Loaded Cosmik Fries
Cosmik Fries topped with cherry smoked bacon, red onion & pickled jalapeño, smothered in warm cheese sauce.
9
Sloppy Cosmik Fries
Cosmik Fries with our well-loved Sloppy Joseph, cheese sauce & scallions.
9
Vladimir Poutine
Cosmik Fries topped with potato & cheese pierogi, Wisconsin cheddar cheese curds, stout-caramelized onions & hickory smoked bacon smothered in spicy sausage gravy.
SOUPS & SALADS
Have your soup in a signature pretzel bowl for $2.50 extra. Add grilled chicken breast, hamburger, turkey burger, chipotle black bean veggie burger or blackened tilapia to any salad (ask server for prices).
Cup 5
Bowl 7
Veggie Chili
Loaded with beans, jalapeño & bell peppers, onion & tomato. Served with sour cream & tortilla chips. Pairs well with beer!
Cup 5
Bowl 7
Five Pepper Chili
Award-winning, really. Stocked with beef, pork, beans, jalapeño & chipotle peppers, bell peppers, onion & tomato. Served with sour cream & fresh tortilla chips.
Cup 5
Bowl 7
Cheese Ale Soup
Rich & creamy with garden fresh carrots, celery & onion. Garnished with crunchy pretzel croutons.
Cup 5
Bowl 7
Roasted Red Pepper & Gouda Bisque
A sweet and smoky blend of roasted red pepper, tomatoes, basil and gouda cheese.
10.5
Southwest Salad
Chopped romaine, shredded pepper jack cheese, avocado, corn, black beans, Roma tomato, red onions, crispy tortilla strips & Southwestern dressing.
10.5
Spinach Salad
Fresh spinach, blue cheese crumbles, apple, red onion, pecans, raisins, raspberry vinaigrette & crunchy pretzel croutons.
10.5
Cobb Salad
Chopped romaine, shredded house blend cheese, hickory smoked bacon, turkey, hard boiled egg, Roma tomato, red onions & celery with house-made ranch.
PIZZA!
Let's not fight about it. Everyone has their favorite pizza. This 6-inch Detroit-style square (cut into 4 squares) is ours. Pick one of our favorites or pick any 2 toppings & we'll get this pizza party started.
11
Meaty McMeaterson
Pepperoni, chorizo & bacon.
10.5
It's A Veg-A-Lution
Porter mushrooms, spinach, marinated tomato, green pepper.
11
HepCat
Chorizo, feta & red onion.
11
The Canadian
Bacon, cheese curds & green olive.
10
Plain Ol' Cheese
11
Add additional Pepperoni, Chorizo, Grilled Chicken, BBQ Pulled Pork, Bacon, Feta Cheese, Blue Cheese 1
Add additional Green Bell Peppers, Red Onion, Spinach, Basil, Garlic, Jalapeno, Green Olive, shrooms 0.5
Create Your Own:
Choose two: Pepperoni, Chorizo, Grilled Chicken, Pulled BBQ Pork, Bacon, Feta Cheese, Blue Cheese, Cheese Curds, Green Bell Pepper, Red Onion, Spinach, Garlic, Jalapeno Peppers, Green Olives, Basil, Porter Mushrooms, Marinated Tomato, Stout Caramelized Onion, House-made Hot Sauce
ENTRÉES
(2) 10
(3) 12.5
Better Living Through Tacos
Served in flour or corn tortillas. Available 3 ways, you choose: BLACKENED TILAPIA with kale slaw; or CHIPOTLE-LIME BEER CHICKEN with shredded pepper jack cheese & fresh pico de gallo; or ROASTED CAULIFLOWER with pickled red onion, kale slaw, queso fresco, cilantro tahini dressing, chopped scallions, lime wedge.
10.5
Add Protein: hickory-smoked bacon, grilled chicken, Sloppy Joseph, bbq pulled pork, fried egg salad, chorizo, 5 pepper beef chili 2
Add Veggie: porter mushrooms, basil, pickled jalapenos, veggie chili, marinated tomatoes, fresh spinach 1
CAPRESE: Marinated tomatoes & basil 12
RINGLEADER: Hickory-smoked bacon & pickled jalapeño 13
GRAY'S WAY: Grilled chicken, chorizo & fresh spinach 14
CHILI MAC: 5 pepper beef chili & porter mushrooms 13
Killer Mac & Cheese
Shell noodles smothered in cheese sauce. Have it as is, create your own or try one of our favorite combos.
14.5
Fish & Chips
Hand-dipped, beer-battered Alaskan cod, served with kale slaw, house-made tartar sauce, lemon wedge & Cosmik Fries.
10.5
Quesadilla
House blend shredded cheese, fresh jalapenos, corn & black bean relish, avocado ranch, on a flour tortilla. Garnished with pico de gallo and sour cream. Available with roasted cauliflower or grilled chipotle lime chicken.
12.5
The Grand Royale
As seen on the Travel Channel! Sloppy Joseph topped with jalapeños, piled high with Cosmik Fries & smothered in cheese sauce on a local brioche bun. Fork & knife required!
13
Crunchy Buddha Bowl
Exotic grains, quinoa, fire roasted vegetables, roasted cauliflower, corn & bean relish, chili lime chickpeas, roma tomato, pickled red onion, queso fresco, cilantro tahini dressing, avocado. Garnished with fresh cilantro.
STUFFED BURGERS*
A half-pound custom beef blend stuffed with Wisconsin American cheese on a fresh brioche bun with lettuce, tomato, pickle slices & Cosmik Fries. Stuffed burgers are cooked on the flattop medium/medium-well.
12.75
Bar Zee Part Deux
A signature stuffed burger topped with jalapenos, hickory smoked bacon, house-made bar cheese & an onion ring.
12.75
Stella Blue
A signature stuffed burger topped with our house cheese sauce, blue cheese crumbles, hickory smoked bacon & an onion ring.
12.75
Cowboy Stuffed Burger
A signature stuffed burger topped with spicy fried jalapeño peppers, pepper jack cheese, smoky BBQ sauce & hickory smoked bacon & an onion ring.
12.75
Mushroom & Swiss Stuffed Burger
A signature stuffed burger topped with porter mushrooms, Swiss cheese, blue cheese-black pepper mayo & haystack onions.
BURGERS*
A half-pound custom beef blend of brisket, sirloin & ground chuck, served with Cosmik Fries & pickle slices. Add cheese sauce or avocado: $1.25; add bacon: $2.25; substitute with an Impossible Burger patty: $1.50.
11
Classic
Plain or with a choice of cheese; cheddar, pepper jack, Swiss, dill Havarti, Muenster, smoked Gouda, feta or blue cheese crumbles or bar cheese. Served with lettuce, tomato & onion.
12
Original Bar Zee
THE HopCat signature burger! Hickory-smoked bacon, pickled jalapenos, bar cheese, lettuce, tomato & onion.
11
Turkey
Our house-made, herbed turkey burger patty is topped with chilled marinated tomatoes, basil, lemon, garlic & feta cheese crumbles with spinach, pesto aioli & a drizzle of balsamic glaze.
13
Vegan Impossible Burger
Impossible burger with vegan jalapeno mayo, marinated tomato, pickled red onion and spinach. Served on a pretzel bun.
SANDWICHES & WRAPS
Served with Cosmik Fries & pickle nuggz
11.5
BBQ Pulled Pork
Smoked pork, smoky bbq sauce, swiss, kale slaw, haystack onions, brioche bun.
10
Hopcat BLT
A classic! Hickory smoked bacon, romaine lettuce, tomato & blue cheese-black pepper mayo on grilled rye.
11.5
The Supper Club Wrap
Turkey, hickory-smoked bacon with Wisconsin Swiss & cheddar cheese with avocado, tomato, spinach & garlic aioli in a cheddar-jalapeño wrap.
12.5
Nashville Hot Chicken
Skin-on chicken thigh with our Nashville hot seasoning, garlic aioli, lettuce, tomato, onion & pickles on a brioche bun.
11.25
Add hickory smoked bacon 2.25
Madtown Grilled Cheese
A trio of Wisconsin dill Havarti, smoked Gouda & Muenster on grilled Italian sourdough with apple slices, garlic aioli & honey. Served with a cup of roasted red pepper & gouda bisque.
Classic Corned Beef11
California Turkey11
The Reubens
Deli-style corned beef or turkey on grilled light rye bread with Swiss cheese, Thousand Island dressing & your choice of sauerkraut or kale slaw.
11.5
Damn Good Fish Sandwich
Pan-fried, Doritos-crustsed tilapia filet on a toasted brioche bun with lettuce, tomato & onion. Served with house-made tartar sauce & a lemon wedge.
13
Braised Beef Dip
Porter-braised beef piled on a French roll topped with Swiss cheese, blue cheese-black pepper mayo, haystack onions & au jus.
13
Portobello Dip
Porter-braised beef piled on a French roll topped with Swiss cheese, blue cheese-black pepper mayo, haystack onions & au jus.
SIDES
Served a la carte, $3.25
3.25
Kale Slaw [cup]
3.25
House Baked Beans [cup]
3.25
Killer Mac & Cheese [cup]
3.25
Cosmik Fries
3.25
Beer-Battered Onion Rings
3.25
House Salad
DESSERT
5.5
Peanut Butter Porter Pie
Made with porter reduction, vanilla bean ice cream, and crushed peanut butter cups in a chocolate graham cracker crust & garnished with chocolate sauce.
8
Creme Brulee Cheesecake
Topped with fresh strawberries, pirouline cookie & bourbon caramel sauce
About
HopCat is a craft beer bar in the heart of Royal Oak, featuring 100 craft beers on tap, a full menu and its famous Crack Fries, named among the best in the nation by Food Network Magazine. Featuring three floors, HopCat Royal Oak has a different vibe on every floor. The rooftop deck features some of the best views in Metro Detroit.
PRICE RANGE
$10 - $20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, Brunch
CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We celebrated with a large family group recently. The atmosphere is fun, the food was good, and they offer a great selection of drinks. We were impressed with the drink service. The only downside was the very tight squeeze into the men’s handicap stall to...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed May 5, 2019 via mobile

Stopped by to attend a college graduation celebration being held in the upstairs of the restaurant. Thank god there was an elevator! Finding the entrance is not the easiest—almost as hard as finding a parking space on a nice day on the weekend. As I...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed May 1, 2019 via mobile

If you like a LARGE selection of craft beers and ciders then this is your place. But that’s not the only reason to go to HopCat... their stuffed burgers and Cosmik fries will win you over too! Rooftop wasn’t open (too cold) we did sit...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank DodgerMom668
Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

Had lunch and a few beers. Great food (burger and Rueben sandwich), fries are good too. We had a very nice waiter and he helped us with their reward club membership. Royal Oak is a great area to shop and bar hop. Only downfall is...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank kristikraus13
Reviewed April 3, 2019 via mobile

Good happy hour and upscale bar food. Waitress was attentive and informative. Place was clean and accommodating. They do have gluten free buns for burgers. Will come back!

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank GiaTruPyt
Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

Okay. This was my second visit to HopCat and not my last!! Honestly, I have to say that anything we have had has been nothing short of delicious. You know that feeling of"Oh yes, I just know this is going to be so good. The...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 569luaf
Reviewed February 9, 2019 via mobile

Whatever you do make sure to have their fries! I can promise you’re left wanting more. The place is well designed and clean. The host and waitresses were very friendly. The only down side is that their drinks were weak. I suppose that’s anywhere you...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Grace J
Reviewed February 9, 2019 via mobile

This is one of my favorite bars. The pretzel bites are really good. The tacos and burgers are top notch. The black bean burger and veggie chili is really good. Best vegetarian bar food anywhere. They have unreal beer selection. There is always a wait...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank surfingfamily23
Reviewed November 11, 2018

We went there last night and it was great. Stopped at the bar first for a drink and had a great beer and my wife had a terrific martini. Her glass was cracked and she saw it half way through. Mark, great bartender refilled a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jdk3315
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

Been here for beers and food numerous times. Great rooftop in warm weather. Good food and selection of beers. Must get the crack fries!! Very addicting!

Date of visit: November 2018
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there's a full bar.
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