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About Real Seafood Company - Bay City

A contemporary seafood restaurant that offers the freshest fish and premium seafood from the waters of the Atlantic, the Pacific, the Great Lakes and the Gulf of Mexico. Enjoy fresh oysters, lobster, shrimp, and the authentic flavors of seasonal and local produce.Everything is made fresh to order. Ask about our Birthday Meal Deal! Open for lunch/dinner daily with outdoor patio seating.

199 Uptown Drive
Bay City, MI 48708
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, American

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday 11am – 10pm, bar open till 11pm
Friday-Saturday 11am – 11pm, bar open till Midnight
Sunday 12pm-9pm, bar open till 10pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(989) 778-1501

Website:
http://www.realseafoodcobaycity.com/

Executive Chef:
Micah Lovett

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Real Seafood Company - Bay City Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (33)
Good for a Date (32)
Special Occasion (30)
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Scenic View (25)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Worth the Drive (18)
Romantic (16)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Cozy (14)
Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Great for Lunch (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Business Meals (11)
Fun (10)
Happy Hour (10)
Healthy (10)
Casual (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Tasting Menu (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Authentic (4)
People Watching (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Great Beer (3)
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Disabled Access (2)
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Organic (2)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful service by Madonna our server. Food was excellent. Truly a memorable evening

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront
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 (Detroit)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food. Good cocktails.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

Good overall. They were able to get us in early per a special request. Will enjoy eating here in the future.

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 (Tampa)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent meal and appetizers. Valentines evening celebration with wife. Enjoyed everything. Will return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Detroit)·Dined 6 days ago

The food was terrific. Our server, Ryan, was attentive and helpful describing menu items and was always there to refill a glass or check on our meal. We have been to this location before and will definitely be back.

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 (Detroit)·Dined 6 days ago

My finance and I came here on Valentine’s Day (which is also his birthday) and we had a great experience! We had never been before and our server explained the menu, drinks, etc., to us. He was very polite and brought our food in a timely manner. The food was amazing! We look forward to coming back soon!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on February 13, 2018

The food and the service were amazing. Kerice made sure we were well taken care of (in stealth mode) and our server Jackie was phenomenal. She made sure our 27th Valentine’s Day celebration was perfect. We can’t wait to go back! Absolutely a gem in Bay City!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

I was expecting the food to be better, maybe it was just that night, everything else about this place was outstanding! I would try it again.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (Detroit)·Dined on February 9, 2018

My wife and I enjoy the atmosphere and find the up stairs area to be a quiet place to talk and enjoy the view. Food is tasty and service has never been disappointing.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront
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 (Detroit)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Fantastic food, fantastic service. The pairing menu was perfectly delicious.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (Detroit)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Amazing as always! One of our favorites.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Unfortunately, I am unable to give a stellar review for this visit. First and foremost - we made reservations for 6:45. We arrived about five minutes early and, admittedly, it was very busy. We provided the hostess with our reservation information and she advised we needed to wait. Instead of advising us that it would be a few minutes or preface it in some other customer service friendly manner. We watched as at least four other parties were shown to tables - of which three were also parties of two. When we were finally seated, it was in the bar section which was very loud and busy. I would have assumed that since we had reservations we would have been in the dining room section.

Our waitress was only so-so. She was very slow to come by the table and in fact walked past us approximately three times without even acknowledging we were there. Another staff member poured us water and told us that the waitress would be over soon. We probably waited ten minutes for her to come over and take our drink order. Our appetizer took a very long time and considering it was the tuna tartare, it should not have taken nearly as long. Our salad was served almost immediately after receiving the appetizer. With regard to the entrees, I specifically requested that my lobster be cracked with the meat removed and was assured that the staff would take care of it (and I know they are capable because I always have them handle it). Instead, a portion of the lobster - tail meat only - was removed and I would hazard to guess the food runner just gave up on the rest. Our waitress returned only once to check on us and we had to request water refills.

We are frequent diners and tremendously enjoy it. However, it was disheartening to say the least that the staff just didn't seem to have it together on his visit.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Had a reservation for 2 at 7:15 did not get a table until 7:40. There was some mix up but when you make a reservation 10 Min late is pushing it. and only for 2 people !
But the manager did respond to the issue and took one of our meals off the bill. The service was good so the waiter got pretty much what the manager took off our bill.
All good but it would be nice to see local fish like Perch, Blue Gill and Walleye on the menu.
I will try again. our meals where good but a little pricy...

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Waterfront, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We had a group of six; I made reservations and when we arrived the table was ready--no waiting. The wait staff was awesome. The menu was explained thoroughly, and the waitress was there at the appropriate times for ordering, checking to see that everything was alright. Our drinks were refilled promptly and the food was absolutely awesome!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Special Occasion, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 5, 2018

I was there for my birthday and service and food was wonderful!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Real Seafood company will be a restaurant we will frequent. Good atmosphere, Great service and Excellent food. The menu is the correct size and the drink choices are plentiful. It has an excellent water front view. I look forward to my next visit.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Two of us (ladies) ordered a bottle of white wine. Guys could not decide on the red wine that they wanted so our server said she would be back. It was at least 10/12 minutes before she came back and another 15 before got our wine. She did not bring the white until the guys ordered the red. We were parched. No impressed with the service.

Tags: Happy Hour, Quick Bite
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Waitress was amazing!!!!!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Have dined here many times I have to say that this was a disappointing time

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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Excellent menu with creative dishes. Good service and friendly wait staff. Prompt seating with reservation. Lots of wine choices. Beautiful setting along river with great window viewing. I really enjoyed the chicken dish with pecan coating. Out of towns were very impressed with their choices and my husband's scallops were wonderful. Will definitely return for special occasions and the summer outdoor seating.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Casual, Healthy, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Excellent seafood. I had scallops and they were delicious.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Fantastic meal! I really enjoyed the Blue Plate. The crab cakes were absolutely phenomenal. Easily amongst the best I’ve ever had!

Tags: Waterfront, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Best restaurant in the Great Lakes Bay Region! Love coming here with family and friends!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Waterfront, Fun, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Service was particularly friendly and attentive. Food was great, drinks tasty. Fun night.

Tags: Vegan, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Great food and loved the choice, I was on business here for 2 weeks and visited this restaurant 3 times, each time to class service with excellent food choice and quality.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Really enjoyed our meal and the birthday discount! The salad could use a few more items on it and not just lettuce and a couple of tomatoes.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Organic
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Early reservation at 4pm so the view was great in sun and dark, with the lights on the river lit up. Paella wonderful, service great. Definitely a go to place!

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine
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 (Northern MI)·Dined on December 11, 2017

We went to Real Seafood for my husband's Birthday and had a wonderful dining experience. The service and food were both excellent. And, while we have been there in the Summer time and enjoyed dining outside on the waterfront area, it was also a very cozy atmosphere for dining inside on the cold December night when we dined there most recently.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Real Seafood was a very good choice for a Sunday noon date. The food was good and the ambience was excellent. The service was very attentive and helpful with dinner selections.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Scenic View
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great date night! Everything was great. Server was very attentive and informative. It was our first time here

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 8, 2017

The food was very good, as it was the last 4-5 times we've ate here. The service was beyond awful for a restaurant that I assume thinks of itself as upscale / fine dining.

It was very clear no one was interested in us enjoying our meal or our evening. we were rushed out of the restaurant as fast as possible. Our entrée order was taken minutes after our appetizer order was taken. My soup was brought to us not 2 minutes after we finished the appetizer and my entrée was brought before I had even finished the soup. My fiancé's entrée plate was taken from her without being asked if she had finished! There was still food on the plate. My meal was incompletely ate and we were never asked if we would like a to go container.

it took an excessively long time for the waitress to ask my fiancé if she wanted more wine.

we consumed a 3 course meal in barely 60 minutes. we expected a slow couple hour dining experience.

I probably won't be back for a long time, unless I'm in for lunch.

If I wanted to be treated like a barn animal I'd have tried Denny's.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Our server Ben was really nice and knowledgeable. The food, drinks and atmosphere were outstanding. We will definitely be making a return trip.

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Walking into the establishment we we're greeted promptly from the hostess and we were checked in and got a drink at the bar. When our table was ready we were seated and greatest by our server. She was very attentive and showed us how to use the tablet for the menu. Each course was delish. We started with the crab and artichoke dip followed by the lobster linguini and the stuffed flounder. Finished our evening off with the chocolate layer cake and coffee. We had an amazing experience for my husband's birthday. Thanks again, we will be back for sure!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We had another enjoyable evening at The Real Seafood Company. This restaurant is one of our top 5 favorites. We had exceptional service.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Real Seafood is an amazing restaurant and having numerous allergies they worked with me on preparing my meal to accommodate the allergies.

Tags: Organic
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 22, 2017

We enjoyed the shrimp curry soup and stuffed flounder and perch in a relaxed atmosphere. Like the variety of items on the menu and the quality of the food. The service was friendly and efficient. Will go back again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Fun
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 14, 2017

We enjoyed our meal and our server, Abbie, was fantastic. Thank you.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was not very good at all. Undercooked bread, overcooked fish, flavorless sides. Terrible for $25/plate.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The restaurant was busy on Saturday evening, We had to wait 30 minutes beyond the time of our reservation to be seated. A manager kindly offered us a free appetizer in consideration of the wait. Food and service were very good. We will be back.

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent place to eat

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