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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

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (74)
Good for Birthdays (61)
Good for a Date (58)
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Business Meals (26)
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Pre/post Theatre (23)
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Fun (20)
Authentic (20)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Notable Wine List (19)
Casual (18)
Cozy (16)
Good for Groups (16)
Great for Lunch (16)
Healthy (15)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Great for Outdoor Dining (14)
People Watching (10)
Seasonal (9)
Comfort Food (7)
Bar Seating (7)
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Kid-friendly (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
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Organic (2)
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 (Detroit)·Dined 12 hours ago

Tried the restaurant week menu, the food was amazing!

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 (Detroit)·Dined 4 days ago

Friendly staff. Kid friendly also

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·Dined 4 days ago

There were four of us celebrating my wife’s birthday. The waite staff was friendly and helpful. The atmosphere was cozy and vintage, which I like, as I’ve been here on many occasions throughout the years. However, this time, several of the food dishes were under cooked. The flounder was not cooked through and, although they did replace it, it wasn’t out until the main meal was mostly over. The acorn squash on the lobster dish was undercooked. The red skin potatoes on three of our dishs were under cooked. We didn’t complain because, after all, it was just veggies, but still. While ordering the fresh perch dish with fries, I mentioned to our waiter that I have a severe shrimp allergy. He said the fries are fried in the same oil as the shrimp. Fries should never be fried in fish or shrimp oil. That said, the perch and lobster were very good tasting. I thought the perch where on the very small side (really bite-sized) for the money. The New York-style Cheesecake was excellent. The alchoholic drinks were pricey. The waiter did keep our (water) glasses and bread basket full.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Naples)·Dined 4 days ago

Our favorite restaurant in Michigan. Miso Chilean Sea Bass is exceptional, as are the crispy Brussels sprouts. Andrew is a great waiter.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Detroit)·Dined 7 days ago

As usual the food the service and the ambience were exceptional!

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·Dined on January 9, 2018

I took my girlfriend here for her birthday, and reserved through Open Table. Presumably, Real Seafood had access to the details of that reservation and should have known it was her birthday. Our server (more on her later) clearly had no idea of this, and I believe the only reason she learned is because I asked about their birthday discount (great discount by the way - look it up). In any case, our server was in training/just out of it, and seemed to have a very difficult time. That's cool, I was there once too, but I would hope with an occasion for 2 for a birthday, a restaurant would make more of an effort to give us a more competent dining experience. On that note, when I served at Red Lobster, there's no way we would have had a server with her amount of training out on the floor - it makes me wonder about their training process. But that's neither here nor there.

Regarding the food. It was good. It wasn't great, and had I not had a tremendous discount on it, I would have been upset paying ~$40 a plate for that stuff. The flounder was bland, and the chicken overcooked severely. The shrimp they have down though.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Great meal at fantastic seafood restaurant in the heart of Ann Arbor's gorgeous S. Main Street. Menu item choices look fabulous. I had the Teriyaki Sea Bass - perfectly cooked, and nice mix with spinach. The drink list is fabulous. Our waiter was a perfect host; charming and fun, and helpful with making menu choices. This is definitely the "go-to" restaurant for fresh sea food and a good time!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Healthy, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Excellent meal, great service. We really enjoyed our evening out!

Tags: Authentic, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

I ordered pan fried cod, which I have ordered many times in other restaurants. It came undercooked, with the skin on, broiled, and a texture unlike any cod I have ever had before. It was hard to get the waiter's attention, but I showed him the fish and he said it was indeed their version of pan fried cod. Iy was too undercooked fot me to eat. We will not go back.

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·Dined on January 5, 2018

When we were seated the waiter didn't ask if we were celebrating anything and didn't offer anything. Also we had to send our food back and luckily have it cooked right. I used to globe this place and rave about it but for the 45 minute drive and then what you actually get when you get there isn't the same enjoyment anymore.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Smaller portions and higher prices than in the past.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 2, 2018

We love Real Seafood!!! We come here a few times a year.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 2, 2018

My daughter is a Sophomore at The U of M and I took her here when I brought her back after Christmas break. It was our first time here and it was excellent! Wish we would have dined here sooner. One of the best places I have been to on Main street thus far!

Tags: Fun, Healthy, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We had a wonderful experience on New Years Eve- everything was great from the Dynamite Shrimp appetizer through the Crème Brulee, but the service and Swordfish were the highlights!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Both the food & the service was excellent even on New year's Eve.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy, People Watching, Worth the Drive
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Used to really enjoy Real Seafood but variety of reasonably priced choices is scarce, and I find them overly expensive.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

While I have been to Real Seafood Co. before and have had delicious food and service, my visit on New Years Eve was a bit disappointing. We brought friends with us and we suggested the restaurant because of the positive experience we had in the past. Overall service was very good, but the food was fair at best. Our friends ordered the sea bass and sweet potatoes. They were splitting the dinner since we had an appetizer. Their food came out with the one piece of fish on a large white plate with nothing else on it. I wish I had a picture of it because we couldn’t believe a restaurant like this would present their food in such a way. Then, their sweet potatoes came out in a small separate bowl. It was all so very strange. I had the lemon sole, and it was good, but not nearly as good as the last time I had it in August.

The menus were paper menus, which was very different from their electronic ones we were accustomed to. The menu wasn’t such a big deal, of course, but the night was simply disappointing and we regretted making the recommendation to our friends. Not sure if it was just the night or if something has changed since August.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Ambiance was great, service was awesome and the food spectacular.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 31, 2017

One of the best restaurants in Ann Arbor conveniently located on main street. The food, decor and service is excellent. Highly recommend for those "special" occasions!

Tags: Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Real Seafood is always great! Love the perch, which we can’t get on the East Coast.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Excellent food and service. A nice relaxing evening with family and friends.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The food was absolutely outstanding. The best mussels around! Great atmosphere too. My first time back in years and I will be back again soon.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We go to Real Seafood for the King Crab and it never disappoints. Service is top notch. A treat for us to eat there!

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Really enjoyed our dinner. Celebrating my Parent’s 40th Anniversary. We had wonderful service, and amazing food. I enjoyed the Chef’s special which was fantastic. Definitely recommend to everyone!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We always enjoy Real Seafood! The service, ambiance and food is very good! We both had the cod and it was delicious..... creme brûlée for dessert! All was excellent! The reason it didn't give it five stars is because I reserve that for really fine dining..... but Real Seafood comes close !

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Cozy
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Never had a bottle of wine take 25 minutes to get to the table. My crab cakes should have been hotter, and my wife’s order came, but her side order came 15 minutes later.
Good food, bad service, it’s now off our list of restaurants to visit.

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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Our waiter was very, very professional, yet personable! Our table was able to enjoy great seafood and carry on our conversation in an uninhibited way that led to a great evening for us. A night to remember :)

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 19, 2017

We had a wonderful time celebrating my parents anniversary. The food was excellent and my parents were very happy with their choices.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 17, 2017

I love going to Real Seafood Co, my husband and I go every year for our birthdays as it is our favorite restaurant. The food is outstanding, the quality of the seafood is fantastic. Highly recommended if you are a seafood lover.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Service was great
Brussel Sprout App was Great

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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Our staff of seven enjoyed a nice meal to celebrate the Christmas season. We had great service, knowledgeable, gave suggestions, and kept up with additional requests.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Always a great meal. A great place to celebrate a birthday!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Romantic, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Our experience was terrific, except as we were gathering the smoke alarm went off, and was pretty noisy for several minutes. The staff apologized, explained what had happened, and we wre not required to evacuate, but it was loud for a bit!! The rest of the experience was terrific!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 12, 2017

This has been my birthday spot for YEARS!! Very disappointed; no free dessert for birthday girl.
We ate in bar to take advantage of HH. Did not like having two servers. Shay was our main person and was SUPER. The guy, (12/12 2 4:30-6:30P) who popped over intermittently, was an intrusion.

Tags: Comfort Food, Healthy, Fun, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 11, 2017

We had the best time for a early dinner with a 15 month old granddaughter. Our server Teri was amazing in pacing the dinner for little Avery so all four of us behaved and were able to eat our meals without disturbing others. We enjoyed the time together, the meal and will be back looking for Teri. Total pro because she told us she is also a mom to young children. Thank you all for a very nice time. Joyce, Renee, Zack and Avery

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 11, 2017

We had a lovely dinner with our grand daughter. Her swordfish was well done as was my whole fish. The presentation was attractive. Unfortunately my husband got a dish that was a standard for us but turned out to be mediocre that particular evening. He got gluten free seafood alfredo with a tomato based sauce. it had very little flavor.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

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 on December 8, 2017

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 on December 8, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 5, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion
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