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Tom's Oyster Bar

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318 S Main St, Royal Oak, MI 48067-2614
+1 248-541-1186
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Ferndale, Michigan
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tom's Oyster Bar is always a good spot for a bit of fish and a good brew. He never disappoints. This time was three lobster tacos and a cold pilsner (or two). Excellent knowledgeable staff helps.

Thank Dogwalks
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I remember when the first Tom's opened in Detroit. Boy the times have changed. Just another niche spot in a hot neighborhood. Appatizer dip came with 4 slices of bread when clearly 6-8 were needed. Food good, but small portions. If you've been to another Tom's miss this one! Service poor but entertaining. To many other good choices in. Royal... More 

Thank William G
London, Canada
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194 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

A quick glass of wine on a warm fall day - outdoor seating and 2 fab appetizers. Oyster Rockefeller and tempua shrimp were OUTSTANDING - quick and pleasant service . We will be back.

Thank Paul P
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79 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

Went for a family birthday celebration. Our server, Kim, was fantastic. She felt like a member of the family by the time we were done. All food was brought out timely, water glasses, with ice, never got empty, and we were asked if we wanted bread. The food was very good, as was the dessert.

Thank SpartyJack
South Florida
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Had a very mediocre perch dinner at Tom's and my tablemates were not happy either. I guess the rumor I heard about Tom selling this place is true. We practically had to trip a waiter to get his attention and ask a question about one of our meals. We were never approached for another drink or refill of water. Five... More 

Thank afiera
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41 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

Royal Oak and Ann Arbor are my favorite restaurant cities in Michigan (MI). There are so many places but some like this have been around and are old favs. Yes, Tom's is a bar. That being said there are some things they do really well. And yes there were different locations but they were independently owned and this is the... More 

Thank MeanUncle
Livonia, Michigan
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Salmon special was very good the Salmon was cook perfectly, Fish and Chips were good. Service was also very good.

Thank JIM U
Indianapolis, Indiana
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016

Tom's Oyster Bar is in a popular area of restaurants and other businesses in Royal Oak. The chef had some creative choices available. I had the sea scallops (3)n which were accompanied by a carrot, raisins puree. I also had a crab cake appetizer -- rather small, but good. The food was satisfying, but in retrospect, I would probably have... More 

Thank Traveliseducational1
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Good food and nice drink menu. Good crowd-very adult. 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s. All age groups. Good raw bar and specialty drinks and wine list. A sort of downtown club feel with wood paneled walls and boating fishing motif. Get small plate or order an entree. The specials are good ( I had an excellent trout filet). My wife... More 

Thank Anthony N
St. Petersburg, Florida
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108 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

They have oysters and drink specials during happy hour. The entrées are quite expensive and are very small portion sizes.

Thank DashtheMap

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 318 S Main St, Royal Oak, MI 48067-2614
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Royal Oak
  • Phone Number: +1 248-541-1186

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