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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.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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
Liberty and William
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Parking available next to the restaurant in a paid lot, a parking structure or street meter parking.
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
When we sat down we noticed that all of the glasses for water had water drops in them. I asked our server about it and she said that they were busy and didn’t have time to dry them. Well drinking water out of a glass that has water in it from the dish washing machine isn’t very appealing. My date asked for her white fish to be “well done”, it wasn’t. This type of service was not what I would expect from a restaurant like this. I don’t think we’ll be back.
Been going to this restaurant for years and finally had a less than stellar experience. Waitress was not up to par, steak was charred and items were ordered and forgotten. But to put things into perspective I have been going here for almost 10 years and have never had a bad experience. I will be back soon.
5:30pm is a great time to have a reservation at Real Seafood. Seated at our table as soon as we arrived. The pomegranate martini was very good. Our server, can't remember his name (sorry), was very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. The 4 of us had fish. (imagine) The stuffed salmon and the chilean sea bass were very tasty. My cornmeal encrusted trout was ok. The texture was wonderful, just not much flavor. All of us enjoyed the food. My husband practically wiped his plate. He had the salmon. The coffee, after dinner was quite satisfying. We shared a piece of hummingbird cake. Very tasty and moist. This is probably our 4th or 5th visit to Real Seafood and we haven't been disappointed yet.
I feel they have gone back to their old ways of high price and mediocre food. Three of us got the blue plate and found it tasteless, slightly dry in spots and just ok. Guess we will move on, once again. Shame they spent all that money in modernization a while ago and forgot the basics of excellence.
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.
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.
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!
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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