Tom's Oyster Bar Royal Oak

4.4
200 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Casual
  • Bar Seating
  • Fit for Foodies
Classic Pub and Oyster Bar with a Focus on Wine, Craft Beer and Fresh Seafood and Oysters. Please note, patio seats are not reservable but will we will do our best to accommodate your request.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Seafood
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Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday: 11:00 am-2:00 am

Saturday-Sunday: 12:00 pm-2:00 am
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Phone number
(248) 541-1186
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Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Mon - Fri 11:00AM - 5:00PM

What 200 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.1
Ambience
4.0
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The food was decent, and the waiter was great. Wish they served oysters casino, since that’s my favorite and the only restaurant I know that served it closed. That’s why i tried here thinking they’d serve it too. In all I had a great time

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RO
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

One of my favorite Dinning Venues.Great Food!

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S
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a great time at Tom’s the staff from the hostess to the waitress to the manager, they were all extremely kind and helpful! The oysters were amazing- will definitely be back!

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DA
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

The service was excellent. The food was good, the drinks were ok. I thought it was a little overpriced. Not sure I would take a b\large group anymore.

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JH
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Decent seafood restaurant. Oysters are great! Server was nice. Went for my grandmothers birthday and she enjoyed it. Ask for the bread when you go!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Toms is always good! Looks like they recently renovated inside and updated the menu a bit, everything was great!

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DB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 2

Our servicer was very good and friendly . She was pretty-much the only thing that was good. I did enjoy the Martin and wine . But asked for window seat , didn’t get one , dat us next too two screaming kids who were actually standing on the table.
Dirty bathrooms, restaurant all over had a
Unorganized massy look . My entire meal was just bad . Didn’t like the Cesar salad , very skimpy with the anchovies. Oysters Rockefeller - missing the oysters. Crab cakes not very warm close to cool temp and bland .
We skipped dessert just not up to another disappointment.

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ML
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 1Food 5Service 1Ambience 1

unfortunately 3rd time was not a charm.... service was deplorable. the place was not even busy as there was a monsoon when we arrived. it took the waitress 20 minutes after we were seated to even recognize us then another 10 minutes to even get water. the last 2 times services has been deplorable. I am not sure who trains these waiters or they are scraping the bottom of the barrell for help. Food is good once someone can take your order and actually deliver it in a timely manner to your table. I would suggest doign takeout.

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RO
Detroit
14 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Lobster Carbonara was excellent! Got a free Oyster for my loyalty.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

Oysters were good but too small for the money spent. They also said the Chesapeake Bay is in Massachusetts which it’s not...enough said.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

The service was great, but the food was not so good. Batter for the fish and chips was undercooked and the perch was tasteless. The management comp'ed both meals and apologized to us. Will return next month.

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G
Detroit
77 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My colleague and I enjoyed a tasty meal and fantastic service.

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A
Anchorage
19 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Fresh seafood find! We decided at last minute to dine out and enjoyed a sampling of oysters (a specialty), mussels and other dishes. The Donut and Lox special was a deconstructed sushi dish, fresh and delicious. The crab cake dinner was good, but mildly flavored and the sweet corn relish provided a positive addition. The Filet Mignon Medallions were apparently good as I didn't get to sample them; my guest finished his meal so quickly! I plan to visit Tom's Oyster Bar the next time I visit Royal Oak!

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b
Grand Rapids
27 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great happy hour

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D
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

I was in Michigan visiting my dad and we wanted to try a new place. The reviews and ratings on Open Table were very good so we figured we give it a shot. Our server, Sara, was great. She answered our numerous questions and gave recommendations. The recommendations we chose were excellent. We had the crab cake, lake perch, crab cake sandwich and key lime pie. All were great. Definitely recommend it for a casual evening out. As an aside the beer selection was very good.

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RO
Detroit
14 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Met Kim, Manager, who was my Server, and took very good care of me! She and I exchanged stories about wonderful restaurants we have encountered throughout our travels. She was certainly on point with knowing her guest and how to make them feel comfortable. Thanks again Kim and staff!

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KF
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had never had oysters I ordered 1 and liked it I came back two days later for lunch and ordered 6 and love them now I'm hooked😁

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Oysters are very good. Price per oyster was a bit much

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f
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I was greeted at the door by the manager, who made sure we got tables in an area that we liked. Our waitres, Demetria, was great. It took us a while to make our selections; she was available for us when we needed her without hovering or rushing us. I always like the food. It was a very pleasant evening.

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NM
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Tom's Oyster Bar is a great respite at the middle or the end of the day, whether for an exquisite meal that hits the right notes or a specialty cocktail that enlivens the start of a great night on the town. The staff is extremely attentive, friendly and well versed with the offerings on the menu. Check out their daily/weekly specials like the Scallops and Creamy Risotto. I would recommend their French 77 with its surprise of elderflower. It's a place that beckons for many satisfying visits.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Summer night out with friends. Good food, good drinks and excellent service! Wonderful experience as always

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OT
Detroit
18 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Took over 30 minutes to get our food. Basic fried perch and lobster roll for lunch. Food was decent once it arrived.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

The food was excellent. The scenery was nice and the drinks were amazing. The waitress was not really friendly and was not hospitable at all.

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A
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Our appetizer was not presented well (oysters and peel and eat shrimp) the whole bowl was basically water and oysters were room temp.

Mahi was good- service took a very long time but it got better.... when we got our bill in the end. Will be back again to give it another try because it’s not usually like this.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Great soup, good service, but the food is mediocre.

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RK
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good seafood selections that go beyond just oysters. We had a range of food with lobster mac & cheese, scallops, poor boy and pasta. All were very good. Drinks were good. Great service. Prices aren't cheap but also not overpriced for what you get. Overall a great experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 2Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

The food was great but the waiter was not very attentive. Also it was Father’s Day and they did not seem prepared for the traffic at all.

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TR
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We love Tom's. It is our go to Friday Night Date Night place. Food is always fresh and excellent. The service is excellent and the server we usually have is a lot of fun and friendly. I highly recommend Tom's. Never had an "average" meal. Also, I have only had seafood here, therefore, I don't have any idea what their "turf" is like.

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A
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 1

Way too loud and chaotic. We went friday night so might be why so busy.

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k
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

the food was good but the drinks are very week and over priced. if you want to drink stick to wine or beer

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AL
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Girlfriend said the Jumbalaya needs to be spicier. Service was great and a really cool atmosphere!

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RO
Detroit
14 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Fresh Oysters, fantastic Oysters Rockefeller ,Fresh catch perch, good dinning experience,Good service

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JG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love the decor. Food was delicious and LOVED the Mexican coffee!!!!! Our server was professional, efficient and polite. Will be back for sure!!!

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RO
Detroit
14 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Great Food, very good service, attentive and prompt. I will definitely be returning, Oysters Rockefeller was on point!

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CI
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Venerable venue gets even better with time. Great seafood selection

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M
Detroit
25 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was great and the service was Fantastic.
Kim did a wonderful job. Also the young lady that helped with the setup was very helpful.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Mothers Day

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m
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and great service. Thiught this would be a very dressed up type of place but it was pretty laid back.

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SP
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

It was a special occasion for myself and my group, we had a wonderful time, casual atmosphere. The food was served hot and with very quick and responsive service. I will come back.

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LG
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Tom's Oyster Bar was so extremely accommodating for our holiday lunch on the patio with our dog! (They can't take/guarantee patio reservations.) The service from a hopeful reservation request through our meal was fantastic.

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