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Tom's Oyster Bar Royal Oak

4.4
150 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Good for a Date
  • Bar Seating
  • Cozy
Classic Pub and Oyster Bar with a Focus on Wine, Craft Beer and Fresh Seafood and Oysters.
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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(248) 541-1186
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Casual Dress
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Neighbourhood

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What 150 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.4
Service
4.2
Ambience
3.9
Value
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Excellent service! Lobster Roll was fantastic as was the Shrimp & Grits - can't wait to come back.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Fun night out with friends. While two had been there before, it was new for the other couple. We all enjoyed the evening and the food. We had different menu items from fish dinner, salad, sushi and classic lobster rolls (as good as in New England!). We especially enjoyed the Spanish Coffee. The waitress was great (as were my waitresses there in the past).

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

First time I tried raw oysters and they were fantastic. Tender and delicious. Can't wait to go back. Our table enjoyed a slightly spicy mac and cheese, perfectly cooked salmon, amazing seasoned fries, crunchy fish and chips and excellent crabcakes. The lobster roll was ok but we probably wouldn't order it again because there are better things on the menu. Don't be afraid of oysters- they are amazing!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great Oysters. My fish in fish and chips were a bit soggy from resting on the paper and almost got sent back. The fries were amazing. Brussel Sprouts were amazing as well.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Lovely experience with fantastic service.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Food was delicious, only complaint was the drink prices and sizes.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Awesome experience

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Love the remodel and expanded menu, fantastic spot in Royal Oak!!

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

I made reservations for a party of six. We had to wait a little bit for out table. This is a small restaurant. Our waitress was great but the food was average. I excpected more, especially for the prices.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Celebrating wife’s 50th

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Good, a little bit slow service so don’t come expecting to get in and out when it’s busy.

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3.0Dined on March 10, 2018

very disappointing. Wife ordered lobster paella. Was to come with a lobster tail, mussels, shrimp and calamari. Lobster was fine, of the 4 mussels on the plate only 1 had a mussel in it. Server was very busy but brought out 4 more. We couldn't see any calamari. The server said it was mixed in with the Paella, it wasn't, she didn't want to deal with us. So, her meal was a flop. I had crab cakes. almost looked like they were bought not made in the store. Couldn't taste the crab really, a lot of batter and not very tasty. So my meal was a flop also. The place was very loud. We really heard good things about this place. One thing we did see, not very many people were ordering meals on a Saturday at 6 pm. Most were ordering drinks and appetizers? Maybe that's an indication. Were not going back, was going to talk to manager, but, we just wanted our bill and get out.

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4.0Dined on March 1, 2018

We had appetizers, soup, entrees and dessert. Dinner was awesome! It was a busy night so service was so-so. Otherwise it was enjoyable!

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Went for the lobster fest. Had the ravioli. Good but I don't like the new copper table tops. The metal smell took away from the food.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Service was great, they didn’t have the pasta I wanted which was disappointing, but what I had was pretty good.

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

At 5:30 pm out of live lobster and lobster tails during lobster fest. How does that happen? Lobster roll was so-so...sauce overpowered lobster flavor. Very nice waitstaff.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Tried oysters for the first time! Yum!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

VALENTINES DATE WITH MÍ ESPOSA¡❤️👸🏼😎👸🏼❤️!
As Chéf Looking At All The Foods There’s It Was Phenomenal y Our Waitress Dita Was Working A Double has Everything (2) Tables She’s Had Can Get You Something y Delivered It’s With A Smile Too¡✅🍀💯🍀✅! Nexts Time When We Come Back To The City-We Will Always Asked For Dita Too¡😇👍🏽😇!
#LobsterIceCreamwasnosogood-Disappointing But The Manager Took It Off Our Bill Too.

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3.0Dined on February 24, 2018

I didn't like the fact that everything is separately priced. Food was cold. I came for my birthday and was very disappointed. The best part about my visit was the Lobster Bisque. I can mark that off of my bucket list. Not A great experience for

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Everything was great except he sushi. The rice was super wet and mushy (overcooked) They did take the sushi back and not charge us for it when we told them. Everything else was great!!

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1.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Excellent meal and staff! The four of us enjoyed ourselves! Great choices! Wonderful waitress! Will definì be back!!!

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2.0Dined on February 19, 2018

My sister took me because of my 50th birthday. I ate King Crab legs with a lobster on the side. My sister got lobster pasta, which came with a small portion of bread. I had a drink & pop. She had water. $89 bucks. Too costly, due to salad and bread are NOT included with the meals at Tom’s Oyster Bar. 😞 $89 bucks.

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Not as good as it used to be. Oysters Rockefeller were gross. Hardly any toppings, and the waitress said she had to argue with the cook cause They were trying to give her one that was cold and one that was just heated. Went there for their February lobster fest. Ordered lobster which was good. Wanted to add on 1lb of crab legs to share. Was like pulling teeth. Waitress even brought out an extra claw for us cause she said the kitchen was being stingy. Come on. If red lobster can do it, ...we just ended up ordering another dinner. The waitress tried, but not what I expected.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Tom's has stepped up their game! We have always enjoyed it but they recently remodeled and changed the menu. Now, we LOVE it!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

We made a reservation. Ended up running late of course, we called to make sure it would still be ok, as it was Saturday evening. When we arrived, it was very busy, but as soon as they knew we had a reservation we were seated right away. Awesome! The service and the food was great! The tables are pretty close, the other patrons were very friendly as well, we discussed what we each tried.

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3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

The food was not good they had to re do the order for 5 out of the 6 people I was with. Maybe the chef was just having a bad day. The manager went above and beyond to take care of us and fix the problem and our server was the best.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

This was me and my wife's first Valentines Day. We got married Oct. 11, 2017. We felt the surrounding was very romantic, we were seated in the left corner and could see people walking down the street. I ordered king crab legs (they were a bit over boiled or under seasoned), but were still very good. I am a person that eats large qualities of seafood so I can tell a lot about how it is cooked, but I never send any food back to a cook. My wife had the steak and it was so tender and seasoned, that it melted in your mouth.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

It took a long time for us to be seated by the hostess but the server was great. The food was average and the fishy smell was overwhelming.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

This was my selection for our 18th anniversary dinner. Had never been here and this restaurant is awesome. from the open table reservation to the oyster shots. to the lobster bisque, lobster risotto, whole lobsters, lobster ravioli, surf and turf and lobster padella. Our waiter for 2 14 2018, West was just awesome. All of his suggestions, and attentiveness helped to make the evening just as magical as the day I married Malcolm. We will definitely be returning. I am still floating this morning as if I'm a newlywed again

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was good! A little pricey but worth it overall. Will be back soon!

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The food was excellent but it was a little tight where we was sitting but most part good for a date.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

As always, food was delicious! They are having Lobster Fest for the month of February. So, ended up ordering the New England Lobster Roll and Lobster Pappardelle Pasta with a side of their delicious deep fried Brussels sprouts. Everything was just perfect.

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3.0Dined on February 10, 2018

My first experiance wasn't a good one. I had never been here before so i didn't know the menu. When i told the server Danetra that i needed just two more minutes she actually gave us ten. Then we had to flag her down to order drinks and later to pay our bill. She sat two tables over talking with another employee, only checking on us once. The food was great though.

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2.0Dined on February 8, 2018

It was extremely cold in the restaurant which made it really uncomfortable to dine. Our server was alright, excellent water service. This was my first time there and I wasn't impressed overall.

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4.0Dined on February 6, 2018

My opinion of the noise level ("quiet") may be a little skewed, as this was a late lunch and most of the crowd had departed. I chose both "cozy" and "good for groups" among several apt descriptors for this restaurant: "cozy" because it is, well, a bar, and the furnishings and layout are a trifle tight as you would expect; but also "good for groups" of six to a dozen or so, because there are long upholstered banquettes in parts of the room and in others the table layout is flexible. My friend and I had a couple of IPAs, clam chowder and lobster rolls. A $5 "cup" of the hearty chowder came in a good-size soup plate; for some people this would be a meal in itself. The lobster roll was authentic shore diner-style, generously stuffed in grilled toast; we had ours with french fries which came out sizzling hot. The slaw garnish was skimpy; I'd like to have had more of it. Scott our server was affable, patient and observant but not obtrusive; when we asked for coffee after lunch he brewed a fresh pot. Our check was $57.24. Even at only "$" prices as listed you'd have to be doing pretty comfortably to have lunch here every day; and there are far more expensive items on the menu than we ordered. But our opinion was that the quality, service and ambience at Tom's Oyster Bar made what we paid there a good value.

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2.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Were were shoved in the front window barely able to sit comfortably due to the high volume and seating arrangement. Our server worked her butt off taking care of multiple guests at once. She took care of us as best as she could. She was great. My lobster ravioli was not what I expected. It tasted like frozen stuffed pasta from the store. I overpaid.

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4.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Food was great. My waitress was exceptional...the hostess was a bit dry and reluctant

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3.0Dined on January 26, 2018

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4.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Great salad and great service!

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5.0Dined on January 2, 2018

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

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