5th Tavern - Clarkston

4.4
211 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
5th Tavern is an upscale casual dining restaurant featuring American style cuisine prepared from scratch.
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JimC
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We both ordered the prime rib special. Food came very quickly. Potatoes for both were cold. Our server brought new hot ones within a couple of minutes. Prime rib was very tasty. Desert tray was fabulous; wine selection very decent.

Yes, will be going back again given their diverse menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was very good. My husband said it was the best prime rib he has had in ages. Server spoke way too fast and quietly

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

You need better ventilation. Was very smokey (I’m assuming from the “rok’s” nearby) and hot. Food was good but for dessert, the waitress should inform people of how large the desserts are, that they’re easily a 2 person (and more) dessert. Very disappointed in that.

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HappyFace
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Consistently great food. Super loud and super busy. Our server did a great job considering how busy it was Friday evening. But we have come to expect that this is a busy place due to the great food and service.

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JohnD
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was busy there...
Table took a bit longer than expected for 2 but...
The food was great and the service was on par too...
It was a nice evening out...

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BrendaV
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food, service, wait time with reservation were all great! Our orders came to our table very quickly and were presented beautifully. It was a busy Friday night and was extremely loud some acoustic panels in the ceiling would help to dampen the noise level. We were seated at a table near the restroom and found it strange that people were standing near us seemingly waiting for a table or the party room. It felt as if they were hovering over us and conversing loudly. So, that part was not enjoyable. Eventually they were seated and we could enjoy our meals. Our server, Kristen, was fantastic.

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Foodie
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great and everything was wonderful in terms of service, but it was packed and the volume was very, very loud. However, that's just the kind of place it is, and is great for loud events like birthdays and other get togethers.

I do wish the tables were spaced just a bit further apart. I was the only one wearing a mask until my food arrived, and that includes all staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Food was terrible, noise was loud and not in a fun way, terrible acoustics. At no time would I recommend or go back. Literally any other place would be better. You can either believe me or not, however, remember you have been warned. Stay away.

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Eric
Naples
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Wednesday is half off a bottle of wine and they have a pretty good selection and with half off - it is a very good deal

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Zachary
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at a 5th tavern and we were pleased with our experience. Our waitress helped us pick drinks which we both really enjoyed!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good

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TomH
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

First time dining at this establishment. Made a reservation online since it was a weekend evening. Table was ready when we arrived. We were sat and asked for a drink order before we had a chance to look at the menu, so waters to start. A second waiter arrived, replacing the first, who appeared to be occupied with a large group. Placed our order. I was amazed how fast our salads arrived. We hadn't finished our salads and the entrees arrived. Complaining about fast service? No, however, combined with the fact that a busser was very quick to remove our "finished" plates, and while I was waiting for my wife to finish her glass of wine the busser took my water glass, we felt like we were being pushed out. I realize that turning tables is the key to survival but boy, I've never felt the boot in the butt quite so firmly. Hey, the food was great and the service was... well, fast. I'll come back. Don't come for a relaxing experience, at least not on a weekend.

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CherylD
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

really good food and great happy hour specials. half off beer from 3 - 6pm

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DoniseD
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was spectacular. Everyone wished us Happy Anniversary and gave us free dessert to go to celebrate. Delicious food

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vipBillR
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

After sitting at the table for about 15 minutes to be waited, we ordered the boneless chicken wings for an appetizer. They were served raw (not just undercooked, fully pink/translucent RAW). So, we sent them back. Instead of making fresh, they put the wings back into the deep fryer. They came back almost black with sauce put on them to cover up. As soon as I spoke, the waitress said, "Those aren't good. Yeah, I asked the cook if I should take them out and he said to serve them." I told her this was unacceptable and I wanted to see a manager. A woman came over and said they shouldn't have been served and she would have them remade and taken off the bill and she would tell the owner who was there.

I've owned a restaurant. I've cooked, I've hired and trained staff and, especially, cooks. If one of my managers came and showed me what I saw last night, I would have been to that paying customer's table within five minutes. The first four minutes would be finding out why my cook did such a thing and, if it was a repeat situation, he'd be gone after that shift. This is not a high-end kitchen with a "chef", mind you.

No owner bothered to come to the table. The replacement wings were served after the entree and this turned out to be a terrible date night because of it. BTW- this is not the first bad experience we've had here. The service is nice but very slow and overwhelmed.

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SueD
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

This was our first time here. The food was really good, however, the noise level was awful! It is so loud you can’t hear people talking at your own table. Unfortunately, this will make us think twice about coming back. Not a great place to go with a group of friends if you want to “catch up” over dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, caught happy hour..
Service, employees, all were very good
Great experience, will be back !

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JennieV
Northern MI
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service. Prices are reasonable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Drinks and apps were fantastic! Dinner was good. The veggies were hard and could have been cooked longer but that’s only complaint. I’ll be back!

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ClaudiaR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Long wait for our table. Great waitress but drinks came with dinner so bar must have been backed up. Delicious French onion soup. Generous portions. Fun to see how the Clarkston location was as we usually go to 5th Tavern in Bloomfield.

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OpenTable Diner
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Attentive service and a wide variety of drinks and menu items. Noise level was uncomfortable in the main dining area (window seat around from hostess stand) with mid 70's era rock. Not that I don't enjoy Ronnie Montrose but it was a mismatch for this lunch crowd.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second Time here. Amazing service with Alyssa! Better than our first experience! Everything was actually perfect! Will be back!

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maureend
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service ! Brought new friends, they”ll be back !

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vipBrandyS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

it was so good! food was perfect and didn't take long at all!

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RayD
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, lots of variety, and everyone enjoyed what they ordered. Service was great, thanks David! They even got us out of there on a busy Friday night in time for the concert. We'll be back.

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vipGrillman
Detroit
58 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed the Chipotle BBQ burger, cooked perfectly to my liking. Very tasty. The menu offers a great selection of different items all at reasonable prices, and our server (Shirley) was very friendly and attentive. Restaurant was busy but not noisy, allowing for a casual business lunch conversation.

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TimL
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very professional and attentive waiting services. David has to be if not the best waiter in the business.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jessie was a wonderful server!!

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KelliR
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

It was a night out with my Mom. I looked forward all week to having the lamb chops and they were out at 6pm Friday. The front desk greeters were very stressed and shown it. They were short wait staff, which I understand. Food was okay, I was missing part of my dinner but our waiter was new and trying his best so I didn't say anything. It took a half hour to get a drink.. I will try again sometime.

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SteveF
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Average food and beer selection is nothing to write about.

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MalloryT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a group! Will be going back for their awesome happy hour!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent and quick service, good food, great desserts. Beautiful outdoor dining area. Will definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was very attentive and prompt about getting us drinks , refills in water and personable
We will be back

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vipShontaeH
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I heard great things about this place. We drove 45 minutes to get there and we definitely enjoyed it.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
50 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was great. She was attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. The Sunday buffet had many delicious choices and personalized food stations. We will be back!

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GailV
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience5

We went there after golfing in Clarkston . It was our 27th wedding anniversary and picked it as it had a huge variety of dinner options.Service was great, ambience was loud and the worse perch dinner I ever had. Vegetables undercook and perch was fishy and just not much to the filets. French fries were awesome… oh well you just never know!

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jasonm
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jenna was excellent!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Love eating outside!

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5th Tavern - Clarkston is rated 4.4 stars by 211 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.