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About Tom's Oyster Bar Royal Oak

Classic Pub and Oyster Bar with a Focus on Wine, Craft Beer and Fresh Seafood and Oysters.

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday: 11:00 am-2:00 am
Saturday-Sunday: 12:00 pm-2:00 am

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options:
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(248) 541-1186

Website:
http://www.tomsoysterbar.com/

Offers

1,000-Point Tables

Offers

1,000-Point Tables

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Details
Mon - Fri 11:00AM - 5:00PM

Tom's Oyster Bar Royal Oak Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.4

Service

4.8

Ambience

4.3

Value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (11)
Bar Seating (7)
Casual (7)
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Creative Cuisine (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Neighbourhood Gem (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Lunch (5)
Cozy (4)
Authentic (4)
Group Bookings (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Great Beer (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Pre/post-theatre (3)
Romance (3)
Fun (2)
Late-Night Find (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Business Meals (1)
Child-Friendly (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Live Sports (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Outdoor Eating (1)
People Watching (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Great drinks, great food, great service. Offers wonderful seafood, but other options for those who don't partake.

Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was good. Only drawback was the fishy smell. Yes it is an oyster bar but I have been in many seafood restaurants that don’t smell fishy. Salmon was fabulous. Keylime pie bit so great.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on December 30, 2017

We loved it and our server Angie was great and it was 15 wedding anniversary and they made it a special moment. Thank you

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 30, 2017

They have a great selection of oysters and the services received was excellent.

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on December 23, 2017

I went for the first time on my birthday. The food was excellent. Drinks were great. Service was good. I was very pleased with my experience there. I would definitely go back

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
Food3
Ambience4
Service5
Value3

 
·Dined on December 23, 2017

The service was excellent, but the food was just okay.

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on December 17, 2017

Our waitress was absolutely amazing. She was triple seated with us and two other tables. We did not wait for anything. Very friendly and helpful. Knowledgeable about all the food and drinks. The greeter was also very nice. Top notch customer service. Good was great to but the customer service was above and beyond

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on December 16, 2017

The best oysters I have ever had. The dinner entrees were delicious and fresh. Highly recommend.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Cozy
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Fun place with great oysters! Recommend it! Very good seafood selection with a wide price range.

Tags: Cozy, Casual
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on November 27, 2017

It was our 25th wedding anniversary and we couldn't have made a better choice for pre-theater in Royal Oak.

Tags: Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
Food3
Ambience3
Service4
Value3

vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Barbie the server was very attentive. Kim the hostess/water-pourer helped very well. they were out of one of the specials, but we tried the shrimp & aged white-cheddar grits minus the Andouille sausage - the "garlic sauce" was strong like a freshly crushed clove, but the shrimp were almost prawn size and the grits were well prepared. The calamari were served on a bed of tomato ragout with a proliferation of capers - very tasty. We tried the chicken picatta and asked for artichokes - it was served over very al dente fettucine. But they cut the noodles, so there was very little fork-twisting; and they emptied the rest of the capers over the dish. It was very briny as a result.

Tags: Authentic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on November 22, 2017

The food was delicious. The staff was helpful and friendly. Our server was amazing. We took our 16 year old son for his birthday, because he loves oysters. He was in heaven! Loved the variety. I'm not a seafood fan, but the chicken piccatta was delicious!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Romantic, Great Beer, People Watching
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Carl, was the acting manager the night we were there. He was very accommodating with our OpenTable certificate. He also was the creator of the new Moscow mule menu. I had the strawberry lime Moscow mule which was fabulous. He has another new one coming to the bar menu for the holidays that sounded delicious. Our waitress Barbie was very helpful as well when I asked for a non spicy sauce for the flash fried shrimp tacos. She made the perfect recommendation! This is one of
my favorite go to restaurants and it never disappoints.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Our server, Kim, made a special occasion even more social....we'd go back in a heartbeat.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Good food with very attentive service! Will definitely be back.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Fantastic. Kim was great. Food was incredible!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on November 4, 2017

Amazing food and even better service. Kim was our waitress and absolutely a doll! Would highly recommend!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups
Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Our waitress Jamie and bartender Scott were super. Tom’s is in the midst of updating their decor and bar area and it’s going to be awesome.

Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Our home away from home, as always! I was in town for a job interview that might just move me back to Michigan, and my other half is a resident. Tom's is our spot!

Tags: Fun
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on October 19, 2017

My wife and I went there for our Birthday. The food was fantastic. The appetizers were great. The Spanish Coffee is delicious.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Had a wonderful time at Tom’s. The food was delicious and service was excellent. There were always a staff member asking if everything was okay and if we needed anything. I’ve been here twice now, so I’ll def be going back.

Food4
Ambience3
Service4
Value3

vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The specials were many, a few had run out. My first drink choice was out of stock also. However, the ACE pear cider was outstanding.
We ordered a California roll with no seeds - my wife’s allergic. The roll was served quickly, but a few seeds were apparent. Speaks to the cleanliness of the work surface or the integrity of the chef. No way to tell, so I ate those pieces.
We ordered the clam chowder. It arrived quickly, a cup served in a bowl - it appeared half empty. Oddly enough, it was served with the oyster crackers as the garnish - which I’ve never seen before. My wife stated she found very few clams. Even I found only one and I only know that for the grain of sand I bit into.
The tempura fish and chips were tasty. They happily left the malt vinegar off the seasoned fries. Even though we asked for cocktail sauce twice and never received it, we destroyed that plate.
Finally we ordered the shrimp linguini and as promised it was very garlicky. The shrimp were large and cleaned properly and still toothsome tender. We cleared that plate as well.
Everyone was pleasant and friendly. We will return.

Food1
Ambience4
Service4
Value1

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Was not impressed with the food. Out of the 4 people we were with 3 of us had poor dishes. No flavor to them whatsoever. Very disappointed.

Food2
Ambience3
Service5
Value3

vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on October 11, 2017

The food at Tom's Oyster Bar was fair. The perch was mediocre, vegetables and garlic bread were very good. The waiter, Scott, was delightful and enhanced the experience.

Food4
Ambience3
Service5
Value4

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Service was excellent, we enjoyed Naomi very much. We had the Jambalaya and Seafood Gumbo, both were very good.

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, Spicy, Good for a Date
Food4
Ambience2
Service5
Value3

vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined on October 2, 2017

We ordered fish and chips. While not a gourmet dish, it was coated with a delicious tempura breading. A bit longer on the cooking might have had the coating a bit crispier, without doughy fragments. The tartar sauce was exceptional. The chips were amazing. We each enjoyed the same dish. The portions were satisfactory, too.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on September 27, 2017

First time coming here and without hesitation I can definitely say I'll be coming back to this place more often. Andrea, who was our server was great. She came back checked up on the table several times through out dinner service. I'd request her again just because she was absolutely amazing.

What to order? Happy Hour Oysters are amazing. Dynamite Shrimp (sooo good), Alaskan King Crab, and they had this special Blackened BBQ Mahi Mahi (flavor was extraordinary with a kick of spice just perfect).

You will absolutely love this place.

Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Tom's never disappoints. The oysters and drinks are always fabulous, but our favorite waitress makes our night special. Kim, we love ya!

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Fun, Great Beer
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Great Service, very well prepared food. Good variety, everyone in our party enjoyed their meal.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 16, 2017

Anniversary of 23 years

Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Another great trip to Tom's. $1.00 shrimp and oysters during Happy Hour are wonderful. Lobster Rolls were perfect. Place is like a time capsule: a fifties oyster bar with modern food. Love it!

Tags: Bar Seating, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fun, Comfort Food, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on September 8, 2017

We give it 5 stars all the way. We had great service, great food, and great fun at Tom's Oyster Bar last night. I had the Fisherman's Stew, a delicious bowl full of seafood and fish in a tomato chutney bouillabaisse broth. I woke up thinking about it this morning. One of us had the scallops and she said they were the best scallops she had ever had. Everyone loved their food. Three of us shared the Dynamite Shrimp before dinner its just the right amount of spicy, the shrimp and slaw with pickled onion make the perfect bite, yep its a party in your mouth. The service was impeccable our server could not have been better, she knew the menu, she made great recommendations, and she took great care of us. This is one of our favorite restaurants and my friends and I can't wait to go back. Thank you Tom's for a wonderful evening.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Hot Spot, Live Sports, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy
Food3
Ambience3
Service4
Value3

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on September 8, 2017

The seafood platter was good but the filet, mashed potatoes (soupy) only fair. Drinks were extremely small for the price(Manhattan). Overall I wouldn't rush back before or after a show at the royal oak music theatre.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating
Food1
Ambience3
Service3
Value1

 
·Dined on September 2, 2017

The food was extremely disappointing. We were expecting the similar menu and quality as the Tom's that use to be in Rochester. The menu was weak and the food was what could be expected from Red Lobster - terrible.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on August 27, 2017

I really wanted to try the lobster rolls after I saw them on a commercial. They were EVERYTHING! I can't wait to go back! I also loved the crab cake and Caesar salad! I enjoyed myself and the service was excellent!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Great for Lunch
Food1
Ambience3
Service2
Value1

 
·Dined on August 25, 2017

We were very disappointed with Tom's Oyster Bar. It was quite expensive and the food was mediocre. Could've gotten the same quality plate at Olive Garden and the oysters were awful! Very disappointed to pay a relatively big bill for such a boring and lack-luster dining experience.

Food1
Ambience3
Service5
Value1

 
·Dined on August 20, 2017

the food was not good at all! lflhdkjhdjh;d

Tags: Afternoon Coffee
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on August 19, 2017

As always, my boyfriend and I enjoyed drinks (that Cranberry Margarita - yum!) and oysters while catching up with our favorite waitress Kim. She has become like family now, and will be invited to our wedding when the time comes around. Even with the Dream Cruise weekend, we were attended to without fail. See you next month!

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Bar Seating
Food2
Ambience2
Service2
Value1

 
·Dined on August 9, 2017

I've been going to Tom's for years...was a good place for business lunches. We went there to celebrate my oldest son's b-day. He ordered lobster tail and rec'd 2 small ones @ the cost of $28.00. The waiter showed up with the melted butter as he was taking his last bite. The menu has added a lot of bacon to dishes and dropped my favorite dish Nicoise. I'm not sure if they switched chefs?

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Everything I had at this place was excellent, but my favorite would be the oysters. They were the BEST oysters I've ever had! The service was awesome as well!

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion

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