Real Seafood Company - Bay City

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A contemporary seafood restaurant that offers the freshest fish and premium seafood from the waters of the Atlantic, the Pacific, the Great Lakes and the Gulf of Mexico. Enjoy fresh oysters, lobster, shrimp, and the authentic flavors of seasonal and local produce.Everything is made fresh to order. Ask about our Birthday Meal Deal! Open for lunch/dinner daily with outdoor patio seating.
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SP
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Service was great, lobster is pasta was horrible and hard. Did give us a discount for this. Rest of the food was good.

j
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter was exceptional in describing the Chilean Sea Bass and evoking excitement. It measured up to our expectations in flavor and presentation. Will definitely order that again.
Waiter was informative, concerned and attentive.

A
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

The food was not prepared well and the coleslaw tasted like fish.

DS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have never had a bad experience at this restaurant. Food is always great. Service is attentive. Our waitress was excellent. Not our first visit to this restaurant, and definitely not our last.

M
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Seafood Alfredo was watery. Other entree was Lemon Sole. This was very good. Soups, salads and bread was excellent. Service was outstanding. Food was served rapidly and wait staff was very attentive.

DC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great experience and our waiter was very knowledgeable and attentive

SH
Palm Springs
28 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy dining at Real Seafood. The river front location has great views. Service is always very good but Earl was exceptional.

JB
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Fettuccine with lobster salmon and shrimp very bland

CI
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fabulous. Jacqueline, our waitress did a great job.

DS
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was as good as always including all my family’s entrees. Prices seem a little high but less of an issue considering the food. Don’t like the salad upgrade as an extra charge. Service was a little slow but staff was polite. The appearance seemed like they were short of staff.

b
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I definitely would return to try more dishes. The paella was great. My sons enjoyed their meals. Chris our server made sure our first experience was awesome!!! Our new hot spot when we’re in Bay City, Michigan

DH
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 1

We came for our anniversary not expecting to pay $165 for meals & drinks.. big disappointment in the atmosphere.. your Facebook paints a better picture than what it is.. big boy has a better atmospheres.. we came to sit on the water for dinner ‘ you closed it due to a bee issue.. won’t be back.. the portions were small.. our waiter Noah was the only positive thing about our 2 hour dinner since my husbands dinner was burnt so we had to wait another 45 min for it to cook.. need to clean up the act to match your fb

T
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I have been to Real Seafood Company a few times prior to this and the food has been very good, but this time the food was just ok. Out of the six of us dining, only 2 stated that their food was very good.

KB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Liked being able to reserve online. Impressed that I got a call asking if I wanted to dine inside or out. We ordered 5 different dishes. Everyone was very pleased. Wait staff was very attentive. Always a treat to go there.

RM
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and delicious food. Enjoyed celebrating our anniversary there

PG
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A little pricey but the food and service is excellent. Always enjoy dinning here!

ML
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was excellent and we had a lovely evening. The wait staff was very knowledgeable and helped with our menu selection. I would definitely recommend.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Was in town for work and this was one of the top three choices. In a nice area sat outside on the patio actually solo and it was quite nice. Food was great but not amazing little over priced but they could because of the other choices in the area. Had a small glass a wine as well that was cost effective. I had good service, it was a good volume and was seated right away! I could tell the group next to me was not happy with there service, but she was newer to her job. There was a lot of modern people, younger groups so that was cool to see out of the smaller town, in the end I recommend it and will go back!

SS
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food quality for price was subpar. Had to wait an extraordinary long time for check.

PD
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had a great dinner she got the scallops and I tried the jambalaya Both were excellent as was the wonderful service We will definitely be back in the near future

LS
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambience is amazing. It has a really elegant uptown New York feel inside. Outside the restaurant is riverside dining across from the park where wildlife can be viewed. Very nice setting.

AS
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful location. Food is excellent. Wait staff are efficient & friendly. I requested a specific table when I made the reservation & it was waiting for us when we arrived. The fresh catch Maine scallops blackened are a favorite of mine. I like to order the fried perch when I'm there at lunch time. Desserts are delicious & huge. My favorite is the chocolate peanut butter cake. Whenever I find out any of my friends are visiting the bay area I tell them to eat here!

TG
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all around. After another bad experience at Gratzi I almost cancelled. Glad I didn't. You would never know these guys have the same owners.

RO
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Made a 7:00 pm reservation for two, finally received a table at 7:45. (Why bother with a reservation) Ordered an appetizer, it wasn't what we ordered. Had to ask for silverware and napkins,,, one napkin short, had to ask again. Server took one from the table next to which had not been cleared or clean.
Main meal was room temperature and sub-par for quality. Wasn't a very happy experience for our 45th anniversary.

OT
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal restaurant. Only complaint would be the appetizer (calamari) was over cooked and way over sauced. The dinner however was the best seafood I’ve ever had

LL
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice outdoor seating on the river front. Love Uptown Bay City. Great place to eat and visit

M
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

The clam chowder tasted like Campbells. My stuffed fish was lukewarm. Pricey and not good.

DB
Northern MI
11 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server Annalee was exceptional!!

j
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent waiter, Steve. I love that we were able to eat out on the deck. It was very pleasant. I was not impressed with the food. I ordered the stuffed flounder, and being from the New Orleans area, and also having lived in Charleston, SC, I was very much looking forward to a delicious meal. I was disappointed, although it was good. I feel that I am a little unfair, as I had something that I was comparing it with, rather than just accepting it for what it was. The portions were small, the green beans were overcooked, and in my opinion, it was way overpriced for what I had. The garlic potatoes were very good and the bleu cheese slaw was nice. I have heard that Red Lobster's stuffed flounder is better, and I will check that out. I plan to come back to Real Seafood in the future, but I will order something else. The chicken sounded good. I had heard so many good things about it, and had been looking forward to coming for quite awhile. It fell short in my dining experience. Again, Steve was an excellent server.

MB
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I actually just referred a friend over two days after our visit because we had just a nice time. We didn't take advantage of the pirate ship outside but that was a fantastic opportunity after dinner.

AJ
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would highly recommend the seafood company to family and friends. I have been here 3 times and I love it! This was my husband and I anniversary, and we sat outside, watched the boats . We enjoy ourselves.

SH
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent venue, excellent service( Donna, our server, was great), and excellent food.

CG
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We loved the food except for the asparagus. It was pretty bland.

Now the lobster fritters for an appetizer, and the brussel sprouts were to die for! Will definitely be ordering those again!

K
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

All four meals were bad. Oil everywhere, dead green beans, all four of our mashed potatoes were cold. Took forever to get the lousy food. Just a bad all around dining experience. Will never go back.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a beautiful summer evening on the Saginaw River with a spectacular view. The service was great and the food was fresh. The quality of the experience was superior to anything in the area.

DC
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 5

everything we wanted to order had been 86ed by the kitchen. it was disappointing

JB
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Went there on my birthday so the value was actually pretty good with the 50% discount. I would not have felt the same if we had paid full-price. My miso chilean sea bass and spinach was very good. The jasmine rice was rather dry. My wife had the parmesan encrusted sole and it was bland and rather dry. The serving portions were adequate. The service was good and our server was excellent.

OT
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love the patio area! Beautiful view and atmosphere. Our server was amazing!

S
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

Early dinner reservations and had to wait for clean B & B plates for those of us that wanted to use them for the bread, didn't have coleslaw made to serve all parities at our table and when it finally did come the dinner was already on the table. Chilled martini glasses sat on a tray while the waitress was taking another tables order and no other wait staff bothered to serve the martini's so the glasses became warm.
Rice Pilaf was gummy and lacked taste. Wait staff was un-attentive and seemed very distracted.
Quite Disappointing as the restaurant location and ambience is very nice.

R
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

Slow service, overpriced food, value is low, servers seemed overwhelmed and miserable the entire time

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