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Red Coat Tavern

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31542 Woodward Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48073-0933
+1 248-549-0300
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“onion rings” (71 reviews)
“burger” (255 reviews)
“clam chowder” (33 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
31542 Woodward Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48073-0933
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They have consistently excellent hamburgers. No matter whether we sit at the bar or at a table the service has been very good and the food served promptly. We consider this the best burger in the area

Thank bugsy554
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Trying different places you tend to forget that the best all around “American” food is at Red Coat. Fresh hamburger, great glass of beer and French fried sweet potatoes! No one does it better.

Thank GrandpaFrank43
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took a friend here because of the great reputation, and I have to say it was a good burger, but didn’t live up to the hype. This was actually my second visit, and I felt that way the first time. Sorry Redcoat! I prefer...More

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a pretty cool bar, decently busy and dark as, well, it’s dark. Bring a flashlight. Burger was pretty good, Caesar Salad was good. All a little overpriced, but maybe it’s worth it! The staff was great, bartenders fun and everyone works hard in this...More

Thank Dave P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is always excellent, piping hot, and delicious. Servers are friendly and accomodating. The restaurant is always busy (and consequently noisy) because of its popularity and terrific food. Decor is dated (like old English pub) but no one seems to care. Try the perch, fish...More

Thank lizella58
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best burgers ever, so be prepared to wait at least 45 minutes for a table. Well worth the wait! Onion rings rock too!

Thank jimangski
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Someone drags me here once every 5-10 years but I must admit I don't get the appeal. The place is dark and dingy. The food is meah. This time I noticed a much improved selection of beers including draft beers...but not cheap. Very popular place...More

Thank 1Rahhalatun
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have gone to the Red Coat on-and-off for many years, it has seemed to be here. They offer delicious burgers and ham sandwiches served with plentiful french fries. They have many other offerings but we come here for the "usual." Though the actual size...More

Thank Edward B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place is still the same as it was years and years ago. It is so dark that you are unsure of your footing coming in from the light. It takes a few minutes for your eyes to adjust! As always, they are known for...More

Thank BlueHeronOakland_MI
Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

We met a friend here for lunch because everyone knows where it is & that the food is great. It is an institution in the area, but even though the menu hadsn't changed in years, the options are such favorites with their regulars, there would...More

Thank 00vette48306
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July 10, 2016|
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Response from LIMLAH |
You would need to call and ask.
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November 27, 2015|
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Response from Robert O | Reviewed this property |
(248) 549-0300 I am sure the management will be happy to help you if possible.
July 11, 2015|
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Response from Tofftom | Reviewed this property |
They don't take reservations, but they do a call ahead seating and all members need to be present when you arrive. There will still be a wait, but not as bad. I would suggest you call at least a hour in advance if you have... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31542 Woodward Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48073-0933
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Royal Oak
  • Phone Number: +1 248-549-0300
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