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Iron Horse, Royal Oak, MI

Iron Horse

4.7
4.7
137 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Iron Horse is a Modern-rustic joint with an eclectic menu featuring clever pizzas, Mexican fare & craft cocktails.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Breakfast, Pizzeria

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (248) 291-6313

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party contact

    Madahi@hannaventures.com: (248) 291-6313

  • Neighborhood

    Royal Oak

  • Parking details

    We encourge all guests to park in the structure <br />Center Street Garage at 300 S Center St<br />or Lafayette Avenue Parking Structure A at 271S Lafayette Ave<br />All Parking Structures<br />First two hours free before 5pm<br />$0.75 per hour afterwards<br />$5 flat fee after 5pm

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 137 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Best Value

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Neighborhood gem

  • Detroit

    Best Value

  • Detroit

    Neighborhood gem

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  1. TO

    TerriO

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    I went with my bff and my daughters. We had a few cocktails and dinner. The food was tasty and the drinks were strong.
  2. DH

    DonH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time at Iron Horse. It was a bit dark But added to the atmosphere. The food was really good. 3 of us had Mexican and one a chicken sandwich. All of it was very good and reasonably priced.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it! Great food and service! Will most definitely be back!
  4. a

    abby

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for an anniversary date night and it was great! Wonderful, friendly service. Good food and ambiance. It felt intimate while being busy/energetic there at the same time. Good music and moody lighting. It was our first time and we're looking forward to going again!
  5. DJ

    DonnaJ

    Detroit

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    My husband and I were SO excited to try a 5* rated Mexican restaurant in Royal Oak, but we were both disappointed. We won’t go back. We had an excellent and friendly server. She did a great job. I judge a Mexican restaurant by its salsa’s and chips. The tortilla chips came warm and were tasty but the salsa tasted like it came out of a jar. I like some heat to my salsa, and I feel if a Mexican restaurant is authentic, it should offer both a mild and hot salsa option. That is not the case here. We ordered the chicken and beef fajitas for our dinner entrees. They both arrived hot and sizzling. The chicken fajita was good but the beef came with a cilantro forward chimichurri sauce over the top. I love chimichurri sauce but this was way unbalanced in flavor and it did not mention the sauce in the menu description. The place is small and very dark and is located right next to the RO theatre. Overall food was ok, But we won’t be back
  6. MT

    MTA80

    Grand Rapids

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very friendly service, nice ambiance and good tacos and pizza.
  7. TD

    TerryD

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great Royal Oak Music Theater pre-concert experience at the Iron Horse. Only 4 people staffing the the front of house however they were very efficient. Food was very tasty and good value. Happy hour goes till 6 every day. Manager checked on us twice to make sure all was good.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great! We went to celebrate my friend engagement and they gave us free churros! It was lovely!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the music
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was good, service good, expensive drinks were weak on the booze so we didn’t get more. Last time we went, the drinks were strong and worthwhile.
  12. D

    Debby

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We went for our son’s birthday dinner. Can’t complain about anything except the lighting. It was a little hard to read the menu. Everything else was excellent.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    The service was wonderful and the food was good. The menu selection was small and the restaurant itself was VERY dark and kind of a small place. The bathrooms are unisex and not in the restaurant but connected to it via a hallway that is shared with other establishments. All in all, I would go back but it wouldn’t be a top pick unless I really wanted a jalapeño margarita…those were fantastic!
  14. DM

    DonM

    Detroit

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was our anniversary and they gave us complimentary churros. Food was good and service very good. We sat by the open window and it was comfortable.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food. Great service. Nice atmosphere
  16. S

    Suzysnowflake

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great! Though there weren’t many GF/Veg options, they guided me through what I could have and my meal was FAB!
  17. PD

    PatrickD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Fish tacos were amazing. Would definitely return.
  18. MP

    MarkP

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We enjoyed tortilla soup, a taco salad, the buffalo shrimp taco, and a steak taco. The food was generally very good, but the steak taco could've been a little meatier. Our waitress was very nice and attentive--and she was doing double duty helping out the bartender. I had a "Evel (Knievel)" old fashioned which was a little on the too-sweet side, but totally drinkable. My wife had a classic margarita. Her first margarita was accidentally a jalapeno margarita, but our waitress graciously poured my wife a new one for no cost--minus the jalapeno juice--which was very good and appreciated. The manager stopped by to check in during our meal, which we also appreciated. Overall, we were happy with our experience at Iron Horse and will eat there again. If you like Mexican food that's above average and more creative, you'd probably enjoy it, too.
  19. DG

    DonnaG

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, good drinks, and fast service.
  20. LI

    LauraI

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Iron Horse before a show at the Royal Oak Theater. The drinks are tasty we both had the jalapeño margarita and he happy hour snacks are delicious.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We enjoyed our meal at Iron Horse. I wanted to sit by the open window, but there was a crowd directly in front waiting for an event at the theatre. The back area was very dim, but the ambiance was cool. Steak fajitas (no pic) were well seasoned and tasty. 👍🏽Mexican pizza and tortilla soup that had avocado in it. The margarita was just ok, I liked the mule much better.
  22. DG

    DonnaG

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was amazing: Baja shrimp taco, chicken taco, buffalo shrimp taco, and the taco salad were to die for. Very fast service, great view right in front of window…. Now the drinks were just so so, not bad just not memorable. Overall 10/10 definitely recommend.
  23. RM

    RajM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Service was very good. Emily understood we were vegetarian and helped with our order. I found the atmosphere a bit drab, rather dark for my tastes. Need more lighting. Corn salad was excellent. Tofu tacos also tasty. The bean enchiladas were dry (not enough cheese) and with the side of beans and rice, the meal had too much beans. They need to offer a veggie enchilada, baked, not what seemed to be microwaved. Churros were crispy and tasty.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been coming for years, and tonight was amazing as always, as was the service and drinks. Only thing that could’ve made the night better was Tres Leches.
  25. DB

    DannyB

    Detroit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Host was rude. Guy was acting super stressed with 8 people in the restaurant.
  26. JV

    JulieV

    Detroit

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was a nice Mexican restaurant that had a different menu than usual. Lots to choose from. The chicken tortilla soup was really goid. I had the crunch beef tacos, Rey good. My guy had the pizza with chorizo, jalapeños and pineapple, he enjoyed that (maybe a little spicier chorizo). Our waiter was great. Margarita was good. Will definitely go back
  27. a

    ams1

    New Orleans

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good was great, service was great, drinks were great. It’s a cute little place
  28. LW

    LynnWood

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time at this place. The food was so good and filling. The customer service was great and the ambience was nice with the windows fully open on a sunny day.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great Mother’s Day here
  30. C

    Collin

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Nice place for a date night. Cool atmosphere, very energetic and fun. Esquites are a must as is the angry ginger cocktail.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was excellent
  32. B

    Beth

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    This place has a really nice vibe with its candlelight, dimmed lights, and wood finishings. Our server was really great. Perfect place to unwind & relax for a while. Tacos were tasty, chips a little chewy, but didn’t bother us — we still ate them :)
  33. l

    luv2eat

    Detroit

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food was great, as was margarita and churro. Cheese bread was delicious. It's a bit dark inside which made it hard to read menu, but other than that, all good!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Matti was wonderful She checked in on her table many times. I had a recommended the tortilla soup which was delicious. Then when another couple joined us they were very accommodating as far as getting another table another seat for us. Overall the experience was fantastic.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Service was ok. Waiter seemed socially awkward in each interaction with our table and made no effort to check on us at any point of the dining experience except for asking about the bill. Taco’s are what everyone order. No real flavor and some were barely filled. I ordered four tacos and was able to finish them in 8 bites. With all the other options just in RO, might be tough to say I’d be back.
  36. SP

    ShaeP

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Everything was good! The service was very great. The server checked in multiple times we weren’t waiting long for anything. The chips, salsa and guacamole was super good. The tacos were good as well not great but overall we had a good experience.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We love Iron Horse! The vibe is great and the food is amazing. The Esquites with chorizo are my favorite thing on the menu, to the point that I didn’t get them as an appetizer this time, it was just my dinner. All their tacos are also incredible and the staff is friendly. We live half an hour away but it’a totally worth the drive and has become one of our favorite places.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great night out at Iron Horse
  39. LW

    LindsayW

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, Iron Horse was wonderful! The drinks, food and music are always fantastic.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great ambiance, we will definitely be back

FAQs

Iron Horse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (248) 291-6313.

Iron Horse is rated 4.7 stars by 137 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for Iron Horse

316 W 4th St, Royal Oak, MI 48067

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Royal Oak

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Breakfast, Pizzeria

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    We encourge all guests to park in the structure <br />Center Street Garage at 300 S Center St<br />or Lafayette Avenue Parking Structure A at 271S Lafayette Ave<br />All Parking Structures<br />First two hours free before 5pm<br />$0.75 per hour afterwards<br />$5 flat fee after 5pm

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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