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Red Coat Tavern

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American, Bar, Pub, Soups
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31542 Woodward Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48073-0933
(248) 549-0300
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Royal Oak, Michigan
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The building helps define this establishment. Great dark atmosphere, great charm, good menu, moderately price $$-$$$, great staff. It is so busy ( came on a Thurs. evening ), the wait was minimal. Go around to the pub side and start your dark beer, ale, Guinness,etc.

Thank mjgloomis
Sterling Heights, Michigan
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So we came here for lunch, placed our order for a couple burgers. The place wasn't that packed, but we still sat there for almost 45 minutes... For a burger and fries. When our server "Maghan" did finally come out, we told her that we needed our food to go and she gave us a snobby attitude about it. I... More 

Thank Mark H
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love the Red Coat! It is our go to place when we want a burger. My personal favorite is the Piedmont burger and onion rings. The restaurant itself is dark and can get crowded so be prepared for a wait.

Thank KirstenSleeper
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've heard that the burger is awesome so had to try it. Well, I was very disappointed with the burger and also the wait staff very unfriendly and rude. My bun was so stale that I didn't even finish it. My husband ordered the Mahi sandwich it was so small and dry also with a stale bun. He returned it... More 

Thank Linda M
Mars, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family is relocating to this area, so we are frequenting restaurants around here. We stopped in here after a zoo trip with our kids and were disappointed. This is definitely not the top restaurant in Royal Oak. Our burgers were just ok (what they are known for), fries were mediocre, and beer selection on tap was weak. The highlight... More 

Thank gjaaa
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

People still love this place but I don't know why. The last few times that I've been there the food has been sloppily put together and it seems it's gone downhill. It's so dark inside that when you come out on a sunny day you're Blinded by the Light so leave your sunglasses on. This restaurant is dark and dank... More 

Thank Maureen M
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I don't frequent Red Coat often, but when I do, it never disappoints. They are very well known for their burgers and with their fries--YUM! My 79 year old Dad loves their fries. I also enjoy their fish and chips, fried mushrooms and the REUBEN!

Thank takingamoment
Keene, New Hampshire
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food here is the only reason to come, the room feels dark and dirty. Frankly I am glad I can't see the floor - I bet its gross. BUT the food is SO good, fresh and delicious. I would come any time for lunch or dinner.

Thank Peter F
Rochester Hills, Michigan
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter the foodie is home for the summer and wanted to visit this old consistent classic of a pub. How could I resist! It's been 6 or 7 years since I've devoured a classic burger and you'd think there's one change I could point out...nothing!! It's still exactly the same, and that's fine because you don't mess with perfection.... More 

Thank Thomas K
Royal Oak, Michigan
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Place is usually busy bit their Cornwallis is worth the wait, Good beer selection and kids love the fries. Pretty well everything on the menu is very good and out of town guests now ask us to take them and they'll..., that says a lot.

Thank V5664VUstepheng

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
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: (248) 549-0300

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