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Real Seafood Company - Ann Arbor
Real Seafood Company - Ann Arbor

Real Seafood Company - Ann Arbor Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.realseafoodcorestaurant.com
  • Phone: (734) 769-7738
  • 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
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Liberty and William
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking available next to the restaurant in a paid lot, a parking structure or street meter parking.
A word from Real Seafood Company - Ann Arbor
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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Diner Reviews
  • "We made reservations via Open Table, when we arrived we were immediately seated, our waiter Austin explained the tablet menu, very cool! We were waiting for 2 of our party to arrive, my family explained that we were celebrating my birthday, he was quick to wish me a happy birthday and offer suggestions for appetizer and desert. It was a wonderful experience and we will most definitely be returning. I have already recommended Real Seafood to a co-worker for their Anniversary."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "My wife and I dine at the Real Seafood several times a year, especially on special occasions. I made a reservation several days in advance, but was totally disappointed that we were seated in the bar area. The purpose for making the reservation was to ensure we would be seated in the main dining area. We didn't object but the Host should have at least asked if the bar area was okay. However, in spite of the area the food was excellent......"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "For decades Real Seafood has been a great restaurant. I'd like to believe it still is. However, my recent experience was lousy and the time before that was marginal. This past visit, Saturday, we made our reservation on OpenTable but when we got there we were sat in the bar and told it was all that was available. The bar tables are high tops and too small (we didn't have space for plates and drinks). The bar is also loud, has tv distractions and you must sit virtually shoulder to shoulder with adjacent tables. Service was slow - we waited for everything and we're never offered additional bread. The food was average (had the Cod special) and when we attempted to order Rasp. Sorbet from the menu were told it was no longer served."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We live in Ann Arbor and had my sister and husband visiting from Bay City and we wanted to give them a preview of what they could look forward to when Real Seafood comes to Bay City. We were having a very nice evening downtown, no rush, just enjoying being together and having a great dinner. We were seated promptly, ordered a drink, then ordered dinner. One of the entrees was running late so 3 of 4 meals were served. The manager did not charge us for the late, 4th entree. She then gave us a complimentary round of drinks as well. The level of customer service totally exceeded our expectations. We were not upset in the least that the food was taking a long time. They will be great proponents of the Real Seafood when it opens in BC!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "I thought a Tuesday night in Ann Arbor would be a quiet night but Ann Arbor was hopping. The Real Seafood Company was packed. The food was good and the wait staff did a good job considering how busy they were."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "We had a waitress that seemed determined to make sure we never come back. She made some rude remarks right away, that we ignored. During the meal, the temperature dropped to the 60's and kids started shivering. When our waitress came by, I asked her about the heater - she just smiled and said, "humph, we NEVER turn on the heater in August" and left. We didn't see her for another 20 minutes. She never even tried to help us - reseat us inside or anything - even though the place was 1/2 full. I finally had to find another waitress to find our waitress to bring our bill since my kids just wanted to go home. She brought us the bill and I noticed that she over-charged us. I had to find another waitress, again, to get our waitress to fix it"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Celebrating my birthday with family and it was a great evening: good food and exceptional service"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We had an open table reservation and got seated for dinner in the bar (despite open tables in the dining room). Maybe that's what Open Table gets you? Menus were on iPads - hard for those who are old school and don't have readers (and no, you couldn't make the screen bigger). The place was very busy and does a good and brisk business. Great place to be out and about and part of the AA downtown dinner scene. Food was good, but not stellar. Go for the ambience and some decent food."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our meal, and love the birthday deal. We invited friends. The food was exceptional as usual. Our waiter James was great and had a warm and entertaining personality. Everything was perfect."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "The bread was better than ever! Although there's never enough butter with it staff is always happy to bring more. Fresh, tasty promptly cooked.generous portions. Delightful deserts. Excellent wines. Knowledgeable wait staff. What's not to love? I detest the electronic men, but it won't stop me rom eating there when I'm looking for a special meal. Love delegating birthdays here."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Nice fresh sea food, good atmosphere, free desert for my daughter BDAY. Our family was satified the dinner."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "I love coming to this restaurant. I live about 35 miles north of Ann Arbor but when I want seafood, this is where I go. It's always fresh and prepared just right. They don't go overboard with the "gourmet". They keep it simple and healthy. I love that you can have a gluten free option on most items. The selection of wine is outstanding, the ambience and décor bright during the day and soft and romantic in the evening. The service is excellent and the staff, courteous and friendly. Yea, I know most people might think it's a bit pricey but you get what you pay for. And then some."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Our party of three lunched at Real Seafood Company and busy downtown Ann Arbor. The food was terrific! I had broiled Maine's scallops with Redskin potatoes. The scallops were tender and delicious. The potatoes were done just to perfection. One in our party is vegetarian, and the restaurant altered a recipe slightly to accommodate her preference. The table were given was perfect for the size of our party, and was somewhat sheltered from busy traffic. We had a truly enjoyable experience. The service was good; our server was friendly and open with answers to our questions. I especially liked the openness to the outdoors. It was a beautiful day outside, and the front of the restaurant was opened up so we could enjoy the fresh air."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Was told that Ann Arbor Seafood is worth the drive and has the best around...our visit lived up to either. Food was ok, raw bar seemed not fresh, martinis were served in small glasses, and menu was on a tablet (not quite ready for that at dinner). I'll say that the waiter tried to accommodate, but was not the best at conversation. For our special night we would have much rather chosen a quiter location. Others may enjoy, we just won't be back"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I began a proposal here earlier this week and the staff (our waiter specifically) went ALL OUT to make sure everything worked out perfectly. Service was absolutely incredible! and the Yellowfin was delicious. Shanghai-style and very rare, would definitely recommend it!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "The best seafood in the state. We love all the Mainstreet Venture restaurants in Ann Arbor"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "You can always count on classic items on the menu, great fish specials and creative inspired dishes from the chef. Service was great."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Ordered Paella Valenciana and Lobster Bolognese which were both very salty. Lobster Bolognese was a huge disappointment. For $22.95, I was expecting a few good bites of lobster meat but there were just three quarter-sized meat apparently just from a claw, with the pointy ends. AND there were 3 baby shrimps mixed in there. I felt cheated since the description of the dish did not mention there would be mini shrimps imitating lobster meat. It's time for the restaurant to upgrade the ambience and utensils. I feel like I'm eating at a cafeteria. Have to give credit to the birthday policy of discounted food with free dessert. The Cream Brûlée was very good."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "The best Seafood in Michigan, great service and our out of town visitors love going there. Thanks"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Large menu with excellent food. Able to cater to special dietary constraints. Service was fast despite the restaurant being very busy. It did not take long to be seated."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Excellent seafood - the oysters are fantastic as were the mussels. Service was prompt and the atmosphere is very lively. Location on Main street is perfect for a stroll either before or after dinner. I would highly recommend this restaurant when visiting Ann Arbor."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Asked for a romantic and peaceful table on web reservation. Ended up with a street side table and raining. My wife ordered the salmon, 8 oz covered about about 1/4 of the plate. Nice place but think it surviving on it location."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "been eating here for 30 years and it just seems to keep getting better."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The food was pretty good but not outstanding. Still it's a good restaurant especially for fish!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The crab cakes are as close to Maryland cakes cakes that I have found in the midwest. And since I am from Annapolis, MD I am pretty discriminatory when it comes to crab cakes!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Always great food and great service - one of our favorite places."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "The Food and service have gone downhill! I have been going to this place for well over 20 years. I do not think i will continue to go with some many new places in town."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "always great food and drinks! I love the bread! The ambiance is great for birthday dinners or date night"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "I'd like to make a special mention of the outstanding service, which added a special touch to the excellent food. We were a company of four, and our server was Doug M. He really made the evening very special for us."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "My wife and I went here on a Saturday for our Anniversary. We had been here about 2+ years ago. From what we can remember it was even better than before! Doug our server was great and very knowledgeable about the menu. Also the ambiance was great for a romantic night! Definitely would suggest as a highlight of Ann Arbor dining!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Have eaten at Real Seafood many times in the past few years. The ambiance is getting a bit dated and in need of a refresh. In addition, while three of four meals were very good, the forth meal was good a best - the crab cakes were very disappointing. The waitress more than made up for the bad meal though by offering free deserts. She was actually quite good. At the price we paid for four meals though, you would expect above average on all meals. Given some of the newly established restaurants in Ann Arbor, we may think twice before we return again."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Loved it! Will definitely be back! This was our first experience here. My husband had paella, I had the blue plate special. Both were very good. We even decided to pair our meals with a bottle of wine. We are excited to return and try other entrees on the menu. The menu qas very unique, an ipad, with an extensive selection! Overall a great night!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "This is one of the best seafood restaurants in the area. The food is outstanding. The service was first rate. This was a special occasion and they do not disappoint. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys seafood."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "From a food experience you will never be disappointed."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We always have a great experience, and we were not disappointed this time either"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "We have been diners of Real Seafood for many years. While we don't live in Ann Arbor any more, sadly, we try to visit each time we are in the neighborhood. The food is always splendid and even with a full restaurant you can still have a conversation with any one. I always recommend making reservations as you never know what event might be going on in the downtown area."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Once again we found excellent food and service in a great dining experience. We want to compliment the restaurant for it's continuous offering of great experiences each time we come to the restaurant. My date says the smell of the fresh bread just draws her into this restaurant. I enjoy the overall experience which continues to be consistent and top shelf."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Real Seafood has been a favorite of our for 30 years. The sautéed whitefish is the perfect blend of flavors-succulent whitefish in white wine sauce with mushrooms, basil and dried Michigan cherries. I savor every bite! Chocolate mousse with a hint of brandy was the perfect ending to our meal. Service is always great! If you like seafood, this is the place to go in Ann Arbor."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Made reservations for husband's birthday. They have an awesome birthday deal. The food was amazing and the service was the best I'd had. Clams and mussels as an appetizer were very good. Chilean sea bass blackened and scallops in blue cheese with bacon were out of this world. What a nice experience!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Has bee and continues to be the best seafood restaurant in Ann Arbor. Excellent wait staff and a very good menu, both for food and wines. When at full capacity a little noisy but tolerably so. Always leave saying I am looking already forward to the next time."
    Dined on 6/18/2014