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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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Boulder, Colorado
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

Tom's oyster bar is known for their fresh seafood, vibrant atmosphere, and just being a cool place to hangout.

Thank MsSassy19
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

I eat here maybe once a month. I can't remember the last time I had a bad meal. I highly recommend the mussels as an app. The fish is always fresh and the oysters are top notch.

Thank Aaron G
Ferndale, Michigan
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

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 October 30, 2016 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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218 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 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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80 reviews
57 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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46 reviews
44 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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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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 

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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, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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?