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About Real Seafood Company - Ann Arbor

The locals favorite place for seafood! Always a fresh harvest of the finest from the sea. Real Seafood Company is Quite Simply Seafood as it Should Be! Enjoy the best of fresh seafood from Boston, Florida & the Great Lakes. Featuring a fresh raw bar & spectacular Atrium seating rain or shine.

341 S. Main
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 1:00pm - 9:00pm
Happy Hour: Mon - Friday: 3:00pm-7:00pm

Cross Street:
Liberty and William

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(734) 769-7738

Website:
http://www.realseafoodcorestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Parking available next to the restaurant in a paid lot, a parking structure or street meter parking.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Real Seafood Company - Ann Arbor Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (75)
Special Occasion (72)
Good for a Date (60)
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Creative Cuisine (28)
Good for Groups (28)
Romantic (26)
Casual (25)
Pre/post Theatre (25)
Fun (23)
Great for Outdoor Dining (23)
Authentic (22)
Notable Wine List (21)
Neighborhood Gem (20)
Great for Lunch (18)
Healthy (17)
People Watching (16)
Bar Seating (15)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Cozy (14)
Seasonal (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
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Kid-friendly (8)
Gluten Free Options (8)
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Disabled Access (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Great Beer (3)
Live Sports (3)
Organic (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
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Paleo Friendly (2)
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·Dined 4 days ago

My wife and I have been coming here for her birthday for years. Unfortunately this year was very disappointing. I’m addition to being out of calimari and shrimp (not their fault) it was just a let-down overall. The food was over-sauced and not well-balanced. The cocktail (which I’ve had in years past) tasted like mostly lemon juice (even after I specifically sent it back) and our waitress must have been new since she often forgot information we had already told her. We’ve loved this restaurant in the past and we’ll definitely give it another try, but this last visit has left us worried.

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 (Detroit)·Dined 7 days ago

We went out for my wife’s birthday. Waiting a while for drinks. Finally ordered food and my steak came back ice cold. The perch that some ordered was over cooked. Our asparagus were burnt. The manager came over and apologize and remade the food and took it off the bill along with a bottle of wine we ordered. He made it right.

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 (Detroit)·Dined 7 days ago

Absolutely delicious as always! From the wonderful warm bread, oysters and escargot to my lobster and my husband's swordfish . . . all beautifully prepared and served and delicious to the last bite! Love the chocolate mousse too!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 7 days ago

Absolutely perfect staff, atmosphere, service, and food. Highly recommended for almost any occasion.

Tags: Spicy, Authentic, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

We were looking forward to a night out to catch up with friends. The atmosphere and ambiance were good, and it smelled great when we walked in. The wine list was good, although our server was not very knowledgeable about the selections. The oysters on the half shell were good, but small, especially for the price. The entrees sounded a lot better than they turned out to be the seafood “Blue plate special” consisted of a bland crab cake, a bland stuffed flounder, and over cooked skewer with shrimp and scallops. For the prices we paid, we felt the food was quite over rated and over priced. The best part of our meal was the delicious chocolate mousse. Considering the vast number of nice restaurants in the area, we will not be going back to Real Seafood.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

We had a fantastic meal and a good time. This was a dinner to celebrate our daughter's birthday. Every dish was delicious and visually appealing; the hot food was hot and served in a timely way. We'll be back!

Tags: Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We went on a Sunday night so it was not crowded. Elected to sit at a table in the bar area which was nice and quiet. General seating area very dated (plastic tableclothes with fish on them). Food was okay. I had the crab legs which were swimming in water. Nothing to retain heat in the pot so I put my plate over it. Sent the salad back because the lettuce was literally mushy. Husband had paella which he really enjoyed.

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We started with oysters which were very good and that is were it ended. We order the Baked Stuffed Flounder which lacked any form of taste. blah. Great location in a wonderful city but awful food.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Shrimp was over cooked. That has never happened before. Server seemed inexperienced. Didn’t ask if we were there for a special occasion like they always have in the past.

Tags: Disabled Access, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Not very memorable. Been to many Ann Arbor restaurants and this one comes in last place.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Nice table, good waiter, many selections, very average and boring food. Wife got the scallops and roasted potatoes- all were bland and dissappointing. I got the blue plate- grilled skewer had excellent flavor but was overcooked, both the stuffed flounder and crab cake tasted and had the texture of something out of the freezer section. Brussel sprouts were good. Zero attempt at any presentation on either plate. House Chardonnay was good. Not worth the $100 for the meal. Go to Gandy Dancer if you're in the mood for seafood!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Our favorite restaurant. We eat at Real Seafood every time we are in Ann Arbor.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The last time we dined at Real Seafood was 5 years ago, a post game or pre- game tradition. I should have known we were in trouble when our menu was presented to us on an ipad. Escargot was good but served with 5 day old bread at best, New England chowder was flavorless and like paste. The Manhattan was watery with very little pieces of seafood, literally two pieces. My swordfish, blackened was beyond dry as was my husbands stuffed flounder. They asparagus on the side looked to have been thrown on my plate. Needless to say we will not be coming back. Very disappointed.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food and service. Each entree was prepared as advertised. Our server, Amanda, was very pleasant and attentive and offered good suggestions on dishes and methods of preparation.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The restaurant was extremely busy because of events in town but the food and service were great as always! The stuffed salmon dish I ordered was perfect. We enjoyed having Justin as our server, very friendly and attentive.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We have always been happy with Real Seafood except one other time. The $12 Martini’s were terrible, tasted like mainly Vermuth and we’re small. The fish was good but the mixed veggies were literally uncooked almost raw. Glad we got the Birthday deal.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We traveled from Beecher Illinois to Ann Arbor Michigan for a conference. My husband had blackened whitefish with french fries, house salad and clam chowder; I had the yellow Lake Perch, Redskin potatos, house salad and clam chowder. My husband found the blackened Whitefish to be good but bland. I found my meal to be very good I really enjoyed the Lake Perch and the potatoes the clam chowder top the meal. The service was excellent Eric was awesome he really knew the menu well and gave us some great suggestions. The Ambience was a little dated for what we are used to in the Chicagoland area but it was clean and the bathroom was clean. If we are ever in the area again we plan to return.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Delicious!!! Really yummy Shanghai style salmon and an extensive, super tempting dessert menu :)

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

We usually dine early for dinner so the restaurant was not very busy at 4:30, but we received exceptional service and the quality of the seafood we had was as good as anything we have had anywhere. The staff was very attentive and prompt. The place was already filling up fast when we left about a hour later. Highly recommend.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Romantic
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Place was not very clean. Food taste and presentation was awful. Would not recommend

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Nice dinner with my family. Only so-so was being seated near front waiter station. not interested in looking at supplies during the meal. Our waiter was very nice....

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Seasonal
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 28, 2017

One of Ann Arbor’s Best meals year in and year out. We have been coming to Real seafood since 2001 and it’s still on our short list even with all of the new places around town. The Miso glazed Chilean sea bass was the winner this time. Also, our waiter made blue cheese stuffed olives to order which was the perfect touch for our martinis.

Tags: Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Bar Seating
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 28, 2017

A reliable choice over many years. The service and food quality are reliable.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Overpriced food.Was refused birthday special because I was one day past my birthday

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great service. Our waitress Jordan took great care of us.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Everyone had a seafood dish and all were outstanding. Fresh, flavorful, nice sauces. Cooked perfectly which is not usual for fin fish in most restaurants.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Our food was bland and not very good. Bread and wine was the highlight of the meal. Disappointed and don’t plan on going back.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Very good food, but we are getting priced out of the market. $90 for 2 entries and soft drinks makes Real Seafood a once a year pleasure...

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 24, 2017

We went before seeing Hillary Clinton at the Hill Theater, so were very early for a dinner. Luckily, this made our excellent service even better. I had not been to this restaurant in many years. It seemed to me much improved. The food was delicious. I had the Blue Plate Special, which was pricey but so good. My guests had white fish and stuffed flounder. Everyone was delighted with their seafood and their wine. Afterwards we split an order of chocolate brandy mousse. perfect ending. I can't wait to go back.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

The food was amazing, drinks were great. Waitress was horrible, asked three different times to receive everything we ordered! Other than the noise, wobbley table, flys& nants, poor waitress, our night was fair for a birthday dinner. I ordered creme brulee free for my birthday dessert & asked for it to go. My girlfriend ordered coconut cream pie to go. We arrived back home to see both were placed in cardboard boxes & had strawberries and blueberries in the coconut cream pie, brulee was a nightmare! Have never seen anyone put a custard on cardboard, it leaked threw the cardboard and on my vehicle seat. We have had nothing but good service in the past but for two hundred dollars, I think we will be looking for a better place for seafood after this experience!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Food was perfect! Crab cakes are a generous size with very little filler. The scallops were sweet & delicate, grilled perfectly. Stuffed flounder is amazing, we also had mussels which were fantastic. Can’t go wrong with the desserts here either! So fresh!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Dingy and run down, just filthy. Not sure which was more horrendous the service or the food!??? Actually the service was worse! The only bright spot was the manager who handled everything calmly and with empathy and grace. He literally did everything he could to make us feel better. I also must mention besides the service being terrible our server was particularly rude, unprofessional and appeared and smelled unkempt... which is also not very appetizing. Despite the kind efforts by the manager we won't be back.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Only complaint was that they served too quickly. There were empty tables so our main dishes didn’t need to come while we were enjoying appetizers.

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 (Naples)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Absolutely top notch. Miso Chilean Sea Bass as good as it gets. Balsamic Brussels sprouts are just like eating candy. Moscato wine very good too. Surprise dessert for my birthday celebration. All in all my new favorite restaurant.

Tags: Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 16, 2017

We have been here so many times and this time I was disappointed in service and food and normally I go home raving about how good everything was but next time I will be choosing a different place.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great food! Always consistently great! Atmosphere is warm and inviting.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Romantic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food was great — especially the sea bass. The decor isn’t my style.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Awesome seafood and bread. Was able to sit in the outside section as the night was beautiful

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·Dined on October 13, 2017

My husband and I went to the Real Seafood Co to enjoy a Birthday lunch taking advantage of their birthday deal. We ordered 4 appetizers to share. Three were delicious - calamari, escargot and a pot of clams. The fourth - lobster bites - were over breaded and the bites turned out to be bits. We still ate them but when our server asked about the meal we were honest and said we wouldn't order them again but everything else was great. Shortly, a manager came over to our table to express his regret that we didn't like the bites and that he would pass along our comments to the chef. Although we did not request it (after all, we ate them) he deducted that appetizer from our bill.
We have eaten at Real Seafood many times and always liked it but thought this extra special treatment deserved notice.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

We went there to celebrate my friend's birthday. Real Seafood has a very generous offer for people who dine there on their actual birthday--free entrée (with the purchase of another at full price) and free dessert. The crab cakes we had were wonderful, possibly the best in town. The sides and bread were delicious as well. The service was outstanding, attentive without being intrusive. The prices are not cheap but with a free entrée included it is certainly a bargain for a birthday meal. It's been a favorite of mine for many years with food and service always top-notch. I highly recommend it.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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