Real Seafood Company - Ann Arbor

4.5
2599 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Top tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
The locals favorite place for seafood! Always a fresh harvest of the finest from the sea. Real Seafood Company is Quite Simply Seafood as it Should Be! Enjoy the best of fresh seafood from Boston, Florida & the Great Lakes. Featuring a fresh raw bar & spectacular Atrium seating rain or shine.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, American
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 1:00pm - 9:00pm
Happy Hour: Mon - Friday: 3:00pm-7:00pm
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Phone number
(734) 769-7738
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Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Liberty and William
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Parking Details
Parking available next to the restaurant in a paid lot, a parking structure or street meter parking.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2599 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.5
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.1
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Outstanding as usual

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

We eat at Real Seafood every year during the Art Fair. I always think we’ll try somewhere else but we never do because we love it so much!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

We had excellent service and meal. Been coming last 20yrs same week .

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Yummy
Sat in atrium which was very nice but quite loud. Good food with family.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Service was amazing! Terrance and Shana took care of us. Service was attentive without being overbearing. They were fun yet professional. They were managing a huge table next to us and our service was still perfect. The food was very good. Simple tasty preparations.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Delicious entrees with prompt, courteous service. An Ann Arbor favorite restaurant!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Went there for my birthday. The birthday deal at Main Street Ventures (the parent company of Real Seafood and many other Ann Arbor restaurants) can't be beat. My mussels appetizer and Swordfish entree were excellent. Service was very good. Attentive but not overly so.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Great Place, the food is always good. The service is great.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

The overall meal, location and service were great. The only comment I would make was with the paella there was little or no saffron and one of the clams was marginal about opening up so I did not eat it. Also, in the clam and mussel appetizer there were a couple mussels that did not open so we did not eat.
I would suggest the servers or people that plate check those types of things out--not open dead when cooked don't eat.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Very good food and service. The Miso glazed Chilean Sea Bass was awesome.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Waiter was very helpful with menu choices

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Perfect evening. Waiter Austin was personable and informative. Dinner was delicious. All fish is so fresh and tasty.
Very attentive staff. General manager very visible and personable as well.
Felt well taken care of!
Always a great meal

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Great meal and service

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

Took my girlfriend for her birthday, she wanted Red Lobster but I knew this place was better across the board! Great experience for her birthday!

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4.0Dined on July 10, 2018

Everything was great except for two things. The seafood alfredo pasta was a little on the bland side as far as taste is concerned, and there were flies and gnats flying around in the area where we were seated. I can overlook the first, but the second was a little troublesome. The service was excellent, and my blackened swordfish was delicious. Also, you have some of the best New England Clam Chowder hands down.

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3.0Dined on July 9, 2018

The food wasn’t as tasty or flavorful as I would have thought, executed poorly. Overpriced...ordered a Bloody Mary and was way too strong and watery, not mixed well.

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4.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Seating is close but noise volume not too bad. The food was enjoyable, wine options were good, bread was excellent. The price was not in line with the quality, overpriced for average flavors/combinations. Might be a better spot for lunch versus dinner.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Had the paella, outstanding combination of seafood, chicken and sausage. Wife had whole lobster. Everything was great especially the bread.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

A wonderful restaurant, always consistent excellent food with top notch service!

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

We returned to Real Seafood Company after several years of not dining there and found it to have the same high quality, delicious food we remembered. It had been our "go to" restaurant for years and will likely become that again. The service was excellent and the atmosphere relaxed and friendly. We recommend it highly!

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3.0Dined on July 1, 2018

We wanted seafood so we chose this option based on positive reviews. The service was very good-attentive and just fast enough. The food was fine other than the mussels which were just outstanding. Our fish was cooked well. The Mexican corn premium side contained tasty small kernels of fresh corn and no other inspiration-could have been great but was not. The complementary coleslaw serving was no more than 1/4 cup-far from enough to complement the good sized piece of fish. Overall, overpriced and underwhelming.

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4.0Dined on July 1, 2018

This a great restaurant for birthdays with their birthday discount. The food is very good and the deserts are even better. I would recommend for any occasion. Leave enough time to really enjoy the food.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Our waiter Terrance was friendly, happy, and efficient! He advised candidly and we all were delighted with our meals.
The gazpacho and the Brussels sprouts were favorites!
Will return soon!

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Coming from someone that lives at the Jersey Shore w an abundance of fresh seafood daily, this restaurant has a wonderful selection of foods and prepared deliciously! We started w warm fresh bread that was very tasty. The appetizers were just delicious, we shared the lobster bites and the Dynamite shrimp!. Both are favorites of mine in general, and both were prepared here very well, and the dynamite shrimp even had a little "extra" bang and it was delicious! For Our main dinner entrees, I had the blue cheese scallops. odd right? well, THIS dish is a hidden gem as they say!. I can't even begin to describe how WONDERFUL this dish was and how the flavors of the blue cheese infused w crispy bite of bacon and the grilled scallops all baked together beautifully! Just a delightful surprise there! I enjoyed this w the seasonal vegetables, squash, zucchini and carrots and a side of delicious coleslaw that came w the meal. My husband is less adventurous and opted for the Broiled scallops, broccoli and a salad. His says everything was wonderful as well!. My college-age daughter thoroughly enjoyed the Buckey of steamed clams in a white wine broth. and it was delicious. Let me mention, (though his name escapes me), Our waiter was EXCELLENT! He was very accommodating, helpful w suggestions and overall very attentive and professional! It was truly a wonderful meal for us. We were visiting from out of state for the weekend to attend a friends wedding. This is one restaurant I will DEFINITELY be coming back to the next time I am in the area again! Thank you! Excellent job! This is a restaurant you won't want to miss!!

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Excellent dinner...excellent service.
Will definitely be back soon; really soon!

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Excellent selection of Seafood. Excellent choice of preparation styles. Excellent appetizers and entrees. The food is fresh. You can taste the distinct flavor of each seafood, no matter how it is prepared. Mussels taste like mussels are supposed to taste. Clams taste like clams. Calamari taste like calamari. Crab-meat taste crab-meat. Lake superior white fish taste like Lake Superior white fish.

I love fish and seafood . I have never been disappointed when I have dined at Real Seafood. REAL Seafood is the REAL Deal when you want great seafood. Best in Southeast Michigan.

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2.0Dined on June 26, 2018

Gave it another try. I'm still not overly impressed. I think it's time to revamp the menu.

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2018

This was a birthday dinner for my wife, who loves seafood. The waitstaff were great, the service timely, and our overall experience was excellent.

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2.0Dined on June 25, 2018

Poor service

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Great! As always

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4.0Dined on June 24, 2018

We sat outside. It was a bit noisy due to lots of people on a narrow sidewalk. Service was good.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Our server, Pam, was terrific! Very engaging and knowledgable. A complete delight!

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1.0Dined on June 23, 2018

We were celebrating our anniversary. The service was poor. Bread was stale. The waitress immediately pushed a special house wine. Asked the price of a glass...she didn't know. It was $13.25. Dinner arrived before our drinks. It was not a pleasant dining experience.

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1.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Always have had great meals here. But tonight’s meal, Paella was awful. Dry, mealy fish. Overpriced house wine. What happened Real Seafood???

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

As always, consistently excellent. Saved our table even though we called to tell them we would be late.

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Excellent appetizers, dinner and atmosphere. Wait staff are very friendly, and the bread is something to die for

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Taylor provided excellent service. We enjoyed our dinner and will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

I tried the "classic entree" crab cakes for the first time and they were outstanding! So were the fresh grilled vegetables that I chose for a side.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Always great for for over 30 years. Tried a couple other supposedly "comparable" spots that did not perform to RSC standards

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4.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Good food! I had the stuffed flounder. Try the Tropic-tini martini...I think barkeep's name is Shay. Her Tropic-tini is strong and delicious!

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