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Town Tavern

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116 W 4th St, Royal Oak, MI 48067-3805
+1 248-544-7300
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After going to a movie, the four of us had a lovely dinner here. Loved the casual yet energetic atmosphere. We could enjoy the atmosphere and still hear each other talk. The whitefish I had was excellent. Asked for spinach in lieu of broccoli: no problem. Did not have reservations: no problem (at least on this particular evening). Friendly, courteous... More 

Thank gpfnancy
Shelby Township, Michigan
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing food, ambience, and service. Would definitely recommend having dinner here. Just be sure to put money in the parking meter!!

Thank LMayer1
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Town Tavern has a nice, warm, relaxed, casual, Euro-pub feel. The restaurant is not huge but there is enough space between the tables to have a bit of privacy and good conversation (this is not a place where you are on top of your dining neighbors and the sound is deafening). The service was wonderful - timely, attentive but not... More 

Thank asoffranklin
West Bloomfield, Michigan
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77 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food, great service in an unpretentious environment. Tons of interesting choices on the menu that will satisfy everyone. Joey, our server was personable and knew the menu. He helped make us feel comfortable by customizing several items on the menu (no salt, changing a side, checking a brand of coffee). We loved everything we ordered.

Thank sarahsinfo
Detroit, Michigan
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017 via mobile

Loved the 1930s vibe at this joint. It's cozy, classy and elegant. The staff was just the right amount of attentive. Came here during the week for a business dinner and it was busy but it was still easy to get a table. I had the shepherd's pie and it was delicious. Everyone liked their dishes as well. Nice beer... More 

Thank Gogi365
Oakland County, Michigan
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223 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

We had no idea where to go for lunch, but knew we wanted soup and sandwiches. Ended up landing here and glad we did. I had the french onion soup, he had the venison chili and we both had a turkey rueben (served with plenty of shoestring fries). Everything was delicious and service was great. The restaurant was decorated very... More 

Thank dmacnmi
Plymouth, Michigan
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

We went here with a group of 10. Although they don't take reservations they did call ahead seating for us and our table was ready at 7:00 on a Friday night. Food was great. Service excellent. We had appetizers: duck fries, calamari and hummus platter (more veggies would have been nice) which were all tasty. Dinner: pulled pork enchiladas were... More 

Thank HSGP
Detroit, MI
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213 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

I am here a couple times a month or more for business lunches. It seems to be the go to place and is always consistent. You know exactly what you're going to get when you walk in and the service is always the same and the food is always good. This is probably the best place in the city for... More 

Thank bugsy554
Royal Oak, Michigan
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

Our server recommended the special, Moonfish and I'm so glad he did. It was fantastic! My husband had the pork chops, loved them. The service was top notch with plenty of staff. We will definitely go back.

Thank amcg101
Michigan USA
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

My family wanted to get together in a somewhat central location with out of town relatives. We chose Town Tavern and were very happy with out experience last night. There were 16 of us, with a reserved table and two servers, Rachel and Nicki who were extremely attentive, pleasant and aimed to make our get together memorable. The food was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $30
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 W 4th St, Royal Oak, MI 48067-3805
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Royal Oak
  • Phone Number: +1 248-544-7300
Town Tavern is a cool, contemporary American classic In 2007, a modern take on a traditional 1930s tavern opened its doors and made its mark on the busy streets of downtown Royal Oak. Town Tavern is a dining destination bursting with personality and serving up American comfort food with flair. When renowned designer Ron Rea was tasked with creating a contemporary version of an old-time neighborhood tavern, he infused the space with an extra-long bar, dark mahogany and rich red bar stools. Walls of the restaurant are filled with old photographs of Royal Oak, while walls of the bar are stocked to the ceiling with what's needed to create your favorite cocktail. Don't let the traditional tavern vibe fool you. Our menu is anything but typical. You'll find the finest bar plates, with a creative twist. The cheeseburgers top many best-of lists. Guests come from far and wide for our award-winning Venison Chili. And our Lobster Mac and Cheese is comfort food with upscale appeal. Of course, every dish deserves a beverage to match it. Choose yours from our extensive wine, beer and cocktail list. Town Tavern is that comfortable dining and drinking establishment that lends itself to leisurely meals and long conversations. Spend time here and you'll quickly understand why we're the talk of the town.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?