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Real Seafood Company - Ann Arbor

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2502 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, American
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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
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Phone number
(734) 769-7738
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Liberty and William
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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
What 2502 People Are Saying
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4.5
service
4.3
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4.1
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great food and service as always.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

We went to Real Seafood to celebrate my daughter’s
graduation. Everything was great. Especially the bucket
of crab legs. Our waiter, Jacob, was great. Will definitely
go back.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Food was good. Service was a bit slow but we were not in a hurry so it worked out just fine. Very busy area and a large party next to us while eating. Fun atmosphere and would absolutely go back again. The Blue Cheese Mussels were awesome!

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2.0Dined 4 days ago

This was the second time we tried the restaurant. It wasn’t good the first time. I thought we would try it agin, and it was not good. My fish was over cooked, fishy tasting, and not with the price. We won’t go back.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Delicious meal; dependable quality food; pleasant service, good value. Comfortable environment; highly recommend this well organized restaurant, host staff very polite and efficient.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

I have been too Real Seafood thousands of times over the years. More typically it's been for lunch. The last two times have been for dinner and I must say that the experience was disappointing. The other night my husband and I shared a paella which we have had a number of times over the years. The seafood was overcooked and the rice which is usually plentiful was scarce. The waiter actually brought us some extra rice because the pan was so empty. Very disappointing. The last time my husband had a gluten free pasta which he had many times over the years for lunch. His dinner portion was probably close to 50% more in price, about the same in quantity and reduced quality.
I only continue to recommend it because of history. If this were my first visit it would probably be my last

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The food was delicious, and our server, Lauren, was exceptional. She recognized a special occasion for a grandfather/granddaughter, and made it even more special.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

My girlfriend and I stopped in for dinner. One if the fresh catch choices was swordfish which was fantastic. It was prepared perfectly.

The server was attentive and pleasant. We had the calamari as an appetizer and the key lime pie for dessert. Both were delicious. Overall, a great experience.

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3.0Dined on April 12, 2018

We went to celebrate my daughter's birthday and were told we could have 50% off the the food items. Naturally we ordered more food and appetizers than normal, however, when it came time for the bill they required my daughter's drivers license, which she did not have (only a U of M student ID). They would not honor the 50% off so we paid double what we thought we would pay. They offered to give off 50% towards the next visit if we came back within 30 days, but as this is fairly pricey and not a place we go to on a regular basis, we opted out. I wish the waiter asked for the ID in advance as this was a costly lesson for us.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Went for the birthday special. Saw 4 tables around us, also celebrating, so the discount is definitely bringing folks in. Blue plate special and service were excellent.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Food was good per usual for Real Seafood. Our server was not good. Got upset when we weren’t ready to order right when he came to our table. Brought us the wrong bottle of wine but opened it and poured before we noticed. Was also inattentive to our table of 6. Just not good.

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2.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Seating area was very cold. Took our server about 10-15 minutes to get our drink orders. Our filets were cold.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Friends came into town to enjoy a concert at the Ark and we chose Real Seafood for dinner. Great decision. All of us thoroughly enjoyed our meal and the ability to carry on a conversation. Staff was amazing and the swordfish was a delight.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Really like this place, food is Good. Staff very willing to please. Great service. I do have to say, I ordered the Lobster bites and was dissapointed in the tiny size portion atop of lettuce. I Also ordered the King Crab Legs. They were so over cooked that they were dried out. It was my Birthday so I didn't complain, as I wanted a happy evening. I won’t order thst again. But other then han this time food has been good.

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

It was our anniversary and the restaurant was mostly empty yet we were seated in the back right next to a large group that was very loud and obnoxious. They started arriving shortly after us and made it very difficult to have conversation. I have worked in the food service industry for years so I have to wonder if we were seated there because we were wearing jeans and t-shirts instead of more upscale clothing? Our server did the best she could with taking care of us and the large party but it wasn't as exceptional as we have had in the past.

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3.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Smallest lobster tail I have seen served as a single.

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3.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Had to send the lobster back because it was not fully cooked. Kind of disappointing at a seafood restaurant. But they took it off the bill, comped my drinks and desert.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great food. Great service

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Took a group of 10 for Easter. Table was ready when we arrived, waiter was great. (tyler?) Food was great, everyone was happy. We had oysters, calamari, shrimp, chicken, scallops, soup, steak and sides, so a wide variety and everything tasted perfect. Best coconut cream pie ever!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great food! The booth we were seated at was so close to the table it was uncomfortable for those of us sitting on either side.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter family outing

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Birthday - We love the MSV birthday deals, so thank you so much!

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1.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Not impressed with the food, which was overpriced and rather unfulfilling.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Our server was EXCELLENT!!!

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3.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Went there for my daughter’s birthday and received discount because of birthday food was average service was average ambience nothing special

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The food was excellent as usual. I was disappointed with the size of the margaritas that were ordered. They were the smallest I have ever seen. Then when I got the check, I just had to laugh. They were $12 each!! Granted, they were top shelf, but come on maaaaaan!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Excellent fresh seafood selection in downtown Ann Arbor.

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The bread was delicious but the food was average and we felt that we were being rushed. We had a 6:00pm reservation on the evening of the Michigan basketball game so not sure if they were trying to open more tables...probably won’t go back.

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2.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Nothing special, food or ambiance wise. The booths on the two sides of the room we were in were different sizes and our four top was put into the very small and narrow side rather than a bigger booth or roomier free standing table. While the lack of music and relaxed quiet scattered other diners was nice, the steady pounding of prep work being done in the open prep kitchen was jarring. It seemed an odd choice to put guests right by that when a whole room was open and theother open room we saw was very sparsely populated.
On the food side, the calamari was too heavily breaded but tasted decent, mussels were ok, crab cake not bad but mostly filler. Entrees just ok too. Fish is cooked skillfully but the stuffings are bland. The kids’ chicken meal was laughably small, two bitty bites of chicken that was mostly breading and an amount of fries that could be more accurately described as a garnish rather than
a side. Drinks were fine, no one at our table ordered anything mixed but a decent selection and standard pours.
The best parts of the meal were the vegetables. The Caesar salad with homemade croutons was really tasty and the roasted vegetable side was a standout. The greens with fruit, nuts and vinaigrette that was the plate mate of the lackluster crab cake was good enough to almost warrant its price. The “wild” (just brown) rice and bread were both good too. Maybe they should call this place The Real Starch and Veggie Company?
Last note: using off brand tablets for lunch menus is NOT a good idea. Out of the four we tried only one worked, they’re a total PITA. Did not like.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Everything about this restaurant, food and service was excellent!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Exceptional food and amazing service!

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

We went in Wednesday evening for our anniversary. Service by Lauren was spot on. The food was excellent. I had mussels and a Mediterranean salad. My husband had the tuna. It was just what we hoped

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Both the bartender and our waitress provided attentive, individualized service both in the bar and at our table. They were friendly and personable, and of course, our food was delicious!

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Good Food and Good Service. The restaurant itself could be a little cozier, but still a very good meal.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We were n the area, and was looking for seafood I chose real seafood and it was excellent. The only minor problem we had, our table cloth on our table was plastic and it was badly ripped at both ends, it would be nice to have white cloth for table cloths. Otherwise, I would diffidently recommend.

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3.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Good place to go for a birthday dinner. Unfortunate that even if you show up and it’s empty during happy hour you cannot enjoy the advertised happy hour unless you go into the bar. Didn’t know that before the hostess insisted on seating us at our table while we waited for our party. Cost an extra $10+ to wait at a table instead of the bar....

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Barb is the best. Wonderful lunch.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Best seafood in A2. Only complaint is upper level seating is extremely loud.

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3.0Dined on March 10, 2018

While the food was well prepared, the attentiveness of the wait staff was less than expected. We were there mid-afternoon, hours after the typical lunch rush and three hours before dinner. We waited 15 minutes before receiving any service and then any additional attention required our calling over the wait staff to our table.

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2.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We have been to Real Seafood several times and in fact were returning because we had our first date there. The waitress was inattentive and seemed like she couldn't wait to get away from the table. We were sitting out on the patio area (closed in now) and my chair was directly over the heater. At first it was cozy but over the course of the dinner the heat never let up.... I was sweating by the end of the meal and ended up waiting outside for my husband to pay. The corner table was also talking about how hot they were. Between the waitress's attitude, the slow service ( it took two hours to eat a dinner for two people and this caused us to be late for our sitter) and the average food we, we will not be returning.

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