Iron Horse

4.6
48 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Iron Horse is a Modern-rustic joint with an eclectic menu featuring clever pizzas, Mexican fare & craft cocktails.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 48 people are saying
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KevinS
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service sets the bar high ! Safe eating out with a great outdoor seating spaced properly and ALL employees wearing masks and following CDC guidelines.

HB
HeidiB
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff is always welcoming and friendly. Nachos are delicious and plenty for two of us to share. Drinks never disappoint. Covid measures in place made us feel appropriately spaced and able to relax and enjoy a date night.

MK
vipMannyK
Detroit
14 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I love their chicken nachos and for some reason this time.. they just seemed different then any other time. Also, the music is so loud. I wish they would lower it.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best brunch I’ve had in a long time. New favorite brunch spot for sure!

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ErnieY
Grand Rapids
6 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Excellent food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bartender was great! Loved coming in for a few cocktails and something quick to eat.

KM
KaitlynM
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Iron horse is one of my favorite spots to stop for a drink because everything is for fresh. Brunch was the same, very fresh, large portions, and great options. It is rare that I feel like I got a good 'value' with brunch, but I think it was very reasonably priced and I had leftovers! High recommend their Angry Ginger and house Jalapeno margarita!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Over priced and lacking in ambience. Food was nothing notable.

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Davidg313
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Iron Horse is by far my favorite restaurant in Royal Oak. Whether you're craving something light like apps or a salad, a tasty mexican style entree, or a great pizza, Iron Horse does not disappoint. Their socially distant setup allows for comfort and security while enjoying a night out in these new times of dining. Don't forget to order the Esquites and or a refreshing Kentucky Blackberry Mule. As long as Iron Horse is serving, my girlfriend and I will be coming. Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy Iron Horse is back!

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Dish83
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time at Iron Horse! Service was top notch & food was amazing as always. Love that they have a cute patio now too!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

First time here and it was ‘ok’ not sure I would go back. Small menu options, not a lot to chose from. Fish tacos were ok. Tortilla soup was good. Margarita tasted like it was a mix and not made from scratch.

MM
vipMrsMicheleE
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and the food really tasty. The cocktails were fantastic! We'll definitely be back!

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SandyA
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gail was our server and she was fantastic! My allergies and such require avoidance of specific foods and Gail went out of her way to speak with the chef to come up with a delicious meal. She did not judge or assume that my restrictions were not valid and I appreciated that. She was simply the best! This was my first visit and I look forward to returning again. Great atmosphere with real food at a respectable price. Well done Iron Horse!

MK
vipMannyK
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Favorite place ever! i will continue to go back for happy hour!

RB
RachelB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick service, good food, great drinks!

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed the esquites as an app. I had the angry ginger for a cocktail, excellent. The chicken tomales were very good. My family and I enjoyed the ambiance and all enjoyed our food. Small menu, which I prefer. Service was excellent.

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AndreaB
Savannah
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it here! Food was great, service was great! Loved their housemade chips and queso. Rest of our food was delicious, too!

MK
vipMannyK
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Absolutely lover coming here for happy hour. Music was WAY too loud, and chips were extremely salty.

MK
vipMannyK
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I was disappointed they got rid of the half nachos.. menus change up. But food is still phenomenal. It won't keep me from still going.

CO
ColleenO
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

The Buffalo Shrimp Tacos were outstanding!!! I just wish our server was more attentive . . .

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Devyn
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here on New Year’s Eve and were pleasantly surprised! They still offered happy hour prices and food came out quickly. Our waitress was excellent as well! We will definitely come back.

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Breetziebat
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Firstly, Gail was a fantastic server! On top of her game, fun, friendly, solid recommendations. We enjoyed delicious libations and the food was spot on. We will be back soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Server was slow food was great as usual

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amyina68
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Nice restaurant next to the theatre. Nothing very interesting on the menu. Tacos, fajitas, nachos, etc. Our meal was good, but the rice and beans weren't hot enough. Fantastic margaritas! I wish there were something about this place that made me love it, but it was really just OK.

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Louwho
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Seever dis not know what kind of drinks were available. Took quite a long time to get chips and queso and cheesebread. When ordering, I told the server no guacamole, then my daughter said she would eat mine. The seever coukd have said “the fajitas do not come with guacamole!” Thus was charged extra for it! The food was pretty good. Table right in front of the door. Would have been nicer in the back. Our reservation was early, not knowing why it took so long to get food. All in all was a nice placw! The aeever also charged the happy hour drinks at the non happy hour price. She fixed it but it would have been nice not to have to get it corrected!!

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wesc
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent server, very attentive to our needs and good recommendations. Quiet for an early Sunday evening and we had 1 of 2 window tables although the restaurant is just off the main drag. Burrito sauce was a bit salty but the chicken burritos were very good, moist not dry. Chicken Tamales very good, styled as cigar rolls rather than packets but good. Tre' Leches cake was terrific (double layer of spice cake with whipped cream) and we barely managed to finish (burp) most of it as it could have feed 4 people (4 inch cube) so we needed an after dinner stroll to walk it off.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was perfect!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Royal Oak favorite!

MK
vipMannyK
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love going here. The last few times the music has been a tad too loud to have a conversation at a normal level, but it won't keep me from coming back. Gail is incredible.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food and drinks were fantastic. The only reason I am giving a lower score is because their kitchen closes at 10. I’m not quite sure why they allowed me to book a reservation at 930. I had to rush to place my order.

Other than that, it was great!

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vipZakkkkk
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was fantastic! Actually everyone was great !!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was just alright, rice was under cooked and chicken was sort of dry.

MK
vipMannyK
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is by far one of my favorite restaurants in royal oak!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service. Will definitely be back!

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Renee
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food , service. All was great. We had a table of 6 and they took reservations which I always love. Great for kids who have a more adult palette as my 10 yr old loved it too.

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vipBubba
Detroit
27 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good Mex food.

DD
DonnD
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We initially picked the Iron Horse for dinner because it is next door to the Royal Oak Music Theater where we were seeing a show that night. It was also our 38th anniversary which I must have ticked off when I made reservations.
The food was really good and the ambiance was nice but what really impressed us was the service and staff. Two flutes of champagne arrived as a happy anniversary courtesy (thanks!) and as we were leaving seemingly everyone on the staff wished us a happy anniversary. A nice touch.
Just go.

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Haley
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

I met a girlfriend for drinks and dinner and the gentleman at the host stand who greeted us was very kind and welcoming. He also informed us of the amazing drink specials (half off!). Our server though was very hands off. She rarely stopped by our table and when she did she walked away before we could say we were ready to order. It ended up taking an hour after we sat to get her attention long enough to order our food. I think the ambiance is great and not too loud although a little too dark in the back area.

JL
vipJakeLane12
Detroit
19 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Iron Horse is one of my favorite spots in Royal Oak. Their tacos are excellent and the staff is always friendly. It's a lively atmosphere and open to the outside on nice days. Definitely worth a visit!

FAQs

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

Iron Horse is rated 4.6 stars by 48 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.