Real Seafood Company - Ann Arbor

4.3
3219 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Quite Simply, Seafood As It Should Be

The Real Seafood Company is a contemporary seafood restaurant that offers premium fresh fish and seafood from the waters of New England to the Great Lakes and to the Gulf of Mexico. Enjoy fresh oysters, lobster, shrimp, and the authentic flavors of seasonal and local produce. Open for lunch/dinner daily with outdoor patio seating.

Delight in the finest and freshest top-catch fish and premium seafood. We also serve Pasta, Chicken & Steaks, Soups, Salads & Sandwiches, and Gluten-free Menu options available

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 ot
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Please add king crab legs back to the regular menu!

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Iffy
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The seafood was over cooked and was very dry. Not the best of experiences; our waiter was nice so can’t complain about the service.

Overpriced for the value received.

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HandL2020
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service here are consistently outstanding. It is more than a “nice meal”… It is a fine dining experience that comes across personalized and is always memorable. We always select this restaurant for special occasions.
P.S The perch is truly out of this world!

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SharonW
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good selection of fresh seafood, reasonably priced and excellent service.

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vipKatinaN
Naples
37 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good food as always

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vipVillager
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was "fine."

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Pixie
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Service was a little slow but nothing to complain about. Crab was amazing and priced right. Filet mignon came with a full lobster over priced and boring. I think this is a one and done.

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BarbaraP
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Disappointed that there was no white fish on the menu and that there was coconut cream pie listed but it wasn't available. No longer free desert on your birthday.

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vipKenA
Detroit
31 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In Ann Arbor, Real Seafood is where you go for fish. Rather than write another review, I cut and pasted the following for your reading enjoyment.

Fish heads, fish heads
Roly-poly fish heads
Fish heads, fish heads
Eat them up, yum

In the morning, laughing, happy fish heads
In the evening, floating in the soup

Ask a fish head anything you want to
They won't answer, they can't talk

I took a fish head out to see a movie
Didn't have to pay to get it in

They can't play baseball, they don't wear sweaters
They're not good dancers, they don't play drums

Roly-poly fish heads are never seen drinking cappuccino
In Italian restaurants with Oriental women
Yeah

Ask a fish head anything you want to
They won't answer, they can't talk

Ask a fish head anything you want to
They won't answer, they can't talk

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mask207
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dine-in experience during the pandemic and the seafood was super fresh and perfectly prepared. Get the miso chilean sea bass for a real treat. The seafood alfredo was delicious as well.

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joank
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Treat to dine there. Clean, friendly service, attentive. Just too pricey to go often.

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A2Girl
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Poor service. The waiter forgot the bread and my shrimp. He also took a long time to remedy ether issues.

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vipmiker66
Columbus
28 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The clams were amazing. I like them big and they were huge!

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PatrickM
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Girlfriend and I are new to the area and were looking for a nicer establishment to celebrate our 3-year anniversary. We heard good things about the food and were aware that things were a bit more pricey heading in. We started with wine for the miss and whiskey for myself. Our waiter spent 2-3 minutes looking at our ID’s, and then came back several minutes later to re-examine our ID’s. We are both 26 and, even if we were underage and trying to purchase alcohol illegally, I can assure you I wouldn’t be ordering a $16 glass of whiskey from a seafood restaurant with a fake ID. Anyway, we got our drinks and the fried calamari for our appetizer. Drinks and calamari were both good. Miss ordered the jumbo shrimp scampi style, and our waiter had to open the link on the digital menu to see what it came with; he was clearly new to the establishment, which is fine. I ordered the blue plate special, which had scallops, shrimp, stuffed flounder, and crab cake. I had clam chowder as my starter which was arguably the best chowder I have ever tasted. Highlight of the night for sure. Our entrees were pretty good. The shrimp were pretty overcooked and the stuffed founder was so so. The crab cake was good but the mustard sauce was eh. Scallops were my favorite item from the entree.

Overall, food was good but not great, especially considering the high prices (we spent $140 with tip for our two entrees, an appetizer, and three drinks). Service was eh, and the questioning of our ID’s and not knowing the menu both threw off our experience for sure. Potentially would come back for a birthday when prices are half off, but other than the incredible clam chowder, I don’t know if anything else I had would make me want to return.

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DavidG
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful evening for my wife birthday. She enjoyed all of the food. I will be back soon.

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David
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish that we were ever had on the menu is been delicious; excellent service as well.

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PeggyS
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

If you love seafood, Real Seafood is a restaurant you should try in Ann Arbor. It can be a little pricey depending on what you select. There are other options on the menu if some in your party are not big seafood eaters -- try the Pecan Chicken.

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vipKtina86
Detroit
22 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday. Good was great!

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Sonia
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great oysters and lots of options. I wasn’t floored by either entree but I will definitely be back to try other dishes. Also great service.

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KathyP
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Verra niicceee !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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AlisonQ
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Will be back! Thank you for everything! can't wait to return for the full menu/ whitefish spread!

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Birthday
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Our server did not write down our orders; therefore, when the food runner brought the food out, he brought an incorrect side dish. He left that dish and brought out the one ordered. That was an expense Real Seafood endured because of this.
Also, there were 2 of us that asked for soup instead of cole slaw for our meals but asked that they be wrapped to go. We did not receive our soup.
Although we reserved an outside table, we knew there was no guarantees. Upon arrival, we sat outside in the sun until a table in the shade opened up, which was fine except that the umbrellas do not tilt, so it was very hot.
We enjoyed the atmosphere, and the food was excellent.

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vipHappy
Detroit
21 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were outstanding. Every experience at this restaurant is top notch, a definite go to favorite in our family!

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vipKatinaN
Naples
37 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food once again .

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viplbom
Detroit
16 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

I love the Real Seafood Company, but they are struggling under Coronavirus and it is disappointing. I had a reservation, but we had to move 2 times before we could get an acceptable table. It was freezing inside due to the changes to the HVAC system and the air was blowing on us. We sat outside in the middle of the street and it was a small table for 4. Then we moved to the curb and it was a bit better but we were off to the side and there was smoking all around us from people walking by. Unfortunately the food was just terrible.... it was luke warm at best. I know they are trying, but the servers are miles away from the kitchen and I am not sure there communication internally is the best. Very disappointed.

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TerryH
Northern MI
23 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is always good and the whole restaurant is doing a great job adhering to safety standards for COVID.

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LoriV
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food & service were wonderful. And we really appreciate the social distancing and mask requirements, as well as hand sanitizing stations.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening at Real Seafood, we were able to sit outside and really enjoyed the crab legs and perch.

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AndrewM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Took my family to Real Seafood last week and couldn’t have asked for better service. Our waiter, Shawn, was superb as was the food and drink.

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daDude
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

good food, good service ... a bit on the pricey side.

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vipgrandmaDi
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

During this time of Covid, definitely make a reservation. Almost every year we celebrate my stepson's birthday at The Real Seafood Restaurant. We can rely on the quality of the food and the service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Real Seafood has been a yearly tradition on my families end to celebrate our birthday. They have a % off your total bill based on how many people are in your party (50% for 2, 33% for 3, etc) with no exceptions. The website confirms this and offers a copy of the menu.

This year they changed it where lobster and crab are not part of the special promotion. The price of those meals also increased about 20 dollars, which was no reflected online. They tell you after you sit down and order drinks.

The poor communication up front left a bitter taste in our mouth and we left before ordering. Maybe we will try again next year but I doubt it. There are many other amazing restaurants in Ann Arbor.

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vipskatecopp
Detroit
39 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect birthday meal! Food and server were both excellent!

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TiaraP
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Our waiter was outstanding, he made the experience. The food was okay? It was rather bland, like tye stuffed flounder, and my cousin’s and mines crab cakes were a bit mushy, we weren’t a fan of how they were prepared.

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Luv2eat
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent fresh fish. We had rare tuna blackened and stuffed flounder, both entrees were excellent.
Service was great and covid protocols were in place and well adhered to.

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AnthonyD
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great, service is always exceptional We will be back often.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The lobster po boy was trash, don’t bother ordering it. Other than that the oysters were bomb af, and my wife’s seafood Alfredo was good as well. Emily was our server and she was awesome, took care of all our needs!!!

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vipAA50
Detroit
28 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We sat outside on a beautiful night. Food was great. My only complaint with service; entrees came immediately after the salad was served; timing was off.

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AnnArborite
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Very good experience. Very pleasant to be able to dine out, thanks to street terrace & adequate distancing. The waiter didn't quite know his wines (gave us sweet instead of dry), but we were happy to overlook that. Very good food & pleasant staff.

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Real Seafood Company - Ann Arbor offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (734) 769-7738.

Real Seafood Company - Ann Arbor is rated 4.3 stars by 3219 OpenTable diners.

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