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.

Join us on your birthday and receive our extraordinary Birthday Meal Deal!*
*Birthday Meal Deal is a discount based on the number of guests in your party; for example 1-2 people receive 50% off, 3 people 33% off, 4 people 25%, and so on. Offer only available on your birthday with valid identification. Offer extends to the food portion of your bill, limit is up to 50% off total, not valid with any other promotion, offer, discount.
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BC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Knowledgeable waitress with outstanding service for our first visit. Excellent food and atmosphere!

BM
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a really nice dinner on a Tuesday night so not really crowded. Dinner was good and Sam our server was on top of things! The calamari is my favorite anywhere. My husband’s lemon sole was a little dry. My stuffed flounder was excellent.

DG
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wrapped up in one word.... AMAZEBALLS!!! Service, food, and ambience were all PERFECTION.

NW
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food and great service. Had the paella it’s really good

OT
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great time

DB
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience5

The appetizers were delicious. When we received the salads - they already had dressing on them. The dressing (ranch) had no taste and the lettuce was wilted. Some had Caesar salads. That dressing had no taste either. The main courses were ok. The vegetable of the day was a carrot/squash mix with spinach. The carrots were still crunchy. My husband though it was all carrots. You pay that kind of money for a meal - it would of been nice to get something a little tastier (grilled zucchini perhaps). The garlic mashed potatoes were kind of cold. Our waitress was very nice. Overall not impressed with what we got for how expensive it is.

p
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

#1. They did not have my reservation, I wasn't even on the list. I even had the number!! Hostess looked surprise!!
#2. The hostess put the menus on the table but did not turn them on. What if I was new??
#3.The waiter was not sure if we was his table.
#4. Had to ask for water.
#5. Brussels spouts were brought to the table cold! They did not seem to be fresh out of the deep fry.
#6. The main dish was Very Good but the service was not up to par, we were disappointed.
#7 The restaurant was pretty much empty and we were put in a booth by the bar with very loud music.
It seems your staff needs better training, the people were pleasant but I did not feel they knew their job.
We will probably return again and I hope it has improved, we know the experience can be good.

OT
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Best cooked seafood I've ever eaten!! Perfection! Pricey but worth every penny! Plan to return again and again.

C
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

My salmon was cooked perfectly but unfortunately my husbands sole was a big disappointment as the parmesan crust coating overtook the flavor of the fish.

H
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonder dinner at one of our favorite places! Our server Darryl gave us exceptional service!

JR
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Real Seafood for my wife's birthday and had a wonderful night. It was the first time she was able to have fish since having kids, and the food was everything we could have wanted. Our waitress was knowledgeable and personable. Overall a wonderful experience.

EB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Excellent seafood, and best in this area of the state overall. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding will definitely be back food was delicious as well five stars

k
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the pistachio encrusted whitefish and my boyfriend had the filet mignon. Both were excellent! I would order it again. Our waiter recommended the whitefish. I also asked him about the Mediterranean bowl and he said it was one of his favorite dishes on the menu, so I can't wait to go back and try that. Also, the bread was piping hot and delicious!

DC
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food and service. Looking forward to the next visit

MZ
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time to restaurant, loved the appetizers, choice of entrees (both times had fish) - very, very fresh. One of the rare restaurants where I could literally pick from 10 different entrees and be thrilled. Wanted desert but was full - saw a few around us and looked awesome!

GD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Food was ok, although had to send back cold soup. Service was very slow and unattentive, especially the bar service.

SC
Chicago
113 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good seafood in Bay City! Good wine list as well. We ordered Brussels sprouts for the table to accompany the basket of house rolls and our wine. Entrees ordered were sea bass, tuna and seafood fettuccine Alfredo. The latter was lacking something and was returned to the kitchen after the chef paid us a visit. It was corrected and was as good as on previous visits. Both sea bass and tuna were perfectly prepared. We shared a creme brulee for dessert. Our waitress provided outstanding service. We always try to pay a visit to Real Seafood when visiting Bay City.

AS
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in the Tri-City area for fresh seafood!

AP
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was great and very kind. Our waitress was very helpful, knowledgeable, and had a positive attitude. The food was beyond amazing! The jambalaya is the most delicious thing I have ever had. The seafood Alfredo was cooked perfectly. The oyster Rockefeller was light and tasty. The view of the bay was beautiful and the lighting romantic. The music player lightly in the background was a nice touch.

BS
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a special occasion or for excellent fish! Staff is always accommodating and food is always good.

C
Detroit
43 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came into town for a wedding the day before and wanted a good restaurant to celebrate a birthday. We found this place on Open Table and decided to give it a try. We were not disappointed. The service was excellent even though our server forgot one of the sides. (We were full by then anyway.) We particularly enjoyed the summer berry salad. It was outstanding. The lobster bisque was satisfactory - nothing special and not hot. The parmesan encrusted lemon sole was also very good. We requested a river view spot and were promptly seated in a booth by the window. I found the seats to be particularly uncomfortable. I sank into them too much and couldn't slide myself into a comfortable position. Getting out of the booth bordered on embarrassing. The stools at the high tops would probably have been better - they had foot rests. The best part of the experience was getting the bill - it was half off due to the birthday. We loved getting an eighty dollar meal for forty dollars plus tip. Why would we not come back?

W
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good atmosphere. Great waitress. Had two deserts and both were excellent - the chocolate peanut butter cake and the key lime pie. Crab cakes were pretty good. Blackened fish was only mediocre.

HO
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience5

I reserved a table 8 hours in advance and still did not get the table requested nor near it. Spent 200$

DG
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We went for Lobsterpaloza special.
The Dynamite Shrimp appetizer was good.
My wife and I both ordered the 1 1/4 pound steamed Maine lobster. They arrived at a nearby station where they were to be table-side prepped and made into a fancy presentation. I could tell by the way the waiter was handling them that they were not hot. He did not know what he was doing and after awhile our waitress went to help him. When the lobsters were finally presented to us they looked nice but were cold. The clarified butter was also cool. We had four different side dishes. The steamed spinach was very plain and the grilled Brussels Sprouts were way to sweet.
The waitress knew that the lobster was not properly presented to us and when she inquired as to our satisfaction, we told her that the lobster was cold. We told her that we would rather just have the steamed lobster served directly to us and let us do the cracking.
She conveyed our dissatisfaction to management who then did not charge us for one lobster dinner and the shrimp appetizer. That was nice. But I would rather have a good hot meal than a free cold lobster.

m
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was wonderful - bread, wine, all of the seafood we ordered

MB
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent lobster rolls. Great, friendly service.

S
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent service & atmosphere although it can get quite loud. The food was Fantastic but portions were quite small for the price. It's refreshing to get fresh seafood! Overall we were very pleased with our meal and experience and will definitely be back for another special occasion!

AH
Detroit
20 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Service was very poor

KG
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had great service and the food was excellent. Sitting out on the patio on a beautiful night was a plus.

DB
Northern MI
14 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Spencer Grace was so sweet and professional 🧡

SP
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

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 on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 on September 14, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience5

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

DS
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall3food3service5ambience5

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
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience and our waiter was very knowledgeable and attentive

SH
Palm Springs
28 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Fettuccine with lobster salmon and shrimp very bland

CI
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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