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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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (73)
Good for Birthdays (69)
Good for a Date (58)
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Worth the Drive (24)
Casual (23)
Good for Groups (21)
Pre/post Theatre (20)
Notable Wine List (19)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Great for Outdoor Dining (18)
Authentic (17)
Cozy (16)
Healthy (15)
Great for Lunch (15)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Bar Seating (14)
People Watching (13)
Comfort Food (11)
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Live Sports (3)
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·Dined 2 days ago

From the time we arrived everyone was great, from greeting and seating us, our waiter was tremendous with his service, and finally the food was outstanding.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Detroit)·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent seafood. The Blue Plate special is always a favorite. The Jumbalaya was outstanding and less pricey. A great place to get oysters, not to mention wonderful desserts. The service was excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Detroit)·Dined 2 days ago

Very good overall but dessert menu and wine by the glass selections surprisingly sparse.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Detroit)·Dined 5 days ago

We had a wonderful night at Real Seafood Company to celebrate my husband's birthday.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Antonio)·Dined 6 days ago

It's always my first choice for my birthday dinner. The seafood is fresh, the service is excellent. Overall, the experience was wonderful.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Restaurant decor is verging on dingy amd menu feels tired. Typical lazy Main Street restaurant. Review would be less harsh if it wasn’t so expensive. Several other better seafood choices in the area.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

My wife loved her dish but said her spinich was soggy it was her birthday dinner but I must say my stuffed flounder was dry as a bone and for $29 not a good deal. I’m not one to complain at the restaurant, I don’t trust what a mad cook can do! I’m sure we will be back but not for a while and now I know what NOT to order. Our Waitress was great and friendly so that was a plus

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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Very enjoyable dinner to celebrate a birthday. Week after thanksgiving was slow so we had the place almost to ourselves. Bravo to the chef and our waitress "Amanda" for making it such a nice evening in Ann Arbor.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Everything was good. Only downside was they didn't have calamari which is one of there reasons went to Real Sea Food. Also, there was some kind of little gnat or fly that kept flying around our table.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 28, 2017

The food was terrific-- everyone in our group of six with diverse tastes was very satisfied. And we could hear ourselves talk!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Outstanding food and service, our group of 8 celebrated a Buckeye victory and a couple birthdays. Everyone really enjoyed their plates and the fresh seafood tower was awesome!

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Celebrated my husband's​ birthday, had a nice time, great service and good food but a little pricey.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Good food nice ambiance seafood dishes are varied and nicely prepared and presented.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The swordfish and Lake Superior whitefish were well-prepared. The service was also very good. Overall, it our visit was a fine dining experience.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Real Seafood is one of my favorite Ann Arbor restaurants. Meals are great, service was impeccable. Wonderful experience.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

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 on November 12, 2017

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 on November 11, 2017

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 on November 11, 2017

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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