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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
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Columbus, Georgia
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to have lunch. Burgers were great. The manager offered to buy our burgers and thank us for our service. I would like to say, THANK YOU SIR! Staff is super friendly. It was recommended to us to eat lunch there and I recommend it to you if your in the area. The hard part was trying to stay... More 

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm a big fan of the burgers at Red Coat. So much so that I don't believe I've ever ordered anything different. They can get a little pricey if you add a ton of premium toppings but they're delicious and worth it. I like to get the burger sauce on the side and dip my fries in that. So good!... More 

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North Oaks, Minnesota
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174 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were visiting a friend in Bingham Farms and she suggested we eat here. We were there on a Monday for dinner and I was shocked at how busy it was. We sat at the bar. I had the clam chowder and it was excellent. My wife had one of their basic burgers and it was huge... More 

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Thank Rich J
Royal Oak, Michigan
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the only burger I would stand in line for, it is that good! Don't be afraid of the rest of the menu, lots of good stuff there. But I just can't get past a burger and a beer when I go to Red Coat!

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Thank Lee V
Royal Oak, Michigan
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A Woodward institution is what Red Coat Tavern is to many a Royal Oaker. I have been frequenting this restaurant since the 1970's and I don't just go for the burgers although they are a favorite among other members of my family. But not for me, nope, it's the Cornwallis, a sandwich consisting of corned beef stacked on seeded rye... More 

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I hadn't been to Red Coat in a while (don't get out much) and when I went back just recently I HAD to have a burger! It was every bit as fantastic as I remembered! This isn't the cheapest restaurant BUT it is worth it.

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Thank Donna M
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

you wont regret it and you wont be able to finish the burger. dont say i didnt warn you! onion rings are made fresh!

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Thank John A
Royal Oak, Michigan, United States
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It seems every time I go to Red Coat, I always get a burger. That's how good they are. I like mine with burnt onions, lettuce, tomato and blue cheese. I need to start trying other items. Make sure you're there before 6:00 PM to get a table.

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Troy
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195 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sunday dinner, even though we have driven past Red Coat this was the first time eating there. We both had the burgers, as far as the other reviews this place is expensive I don't consider under $10 expensive per burger. It is a greasy messy meal, it was okay but not the best burger we have ever had it depends... More 

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Thank kz44tz
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of our favorites stops in Detroit metro area. Piedmontese burger is always excellent. Have good fish and chips too. Been going here for over 10 years. Always feel confident recommending to others.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$35
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
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?