Tom's Oyster Bar Royal Oak

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$30 and under
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American
Classic Pub and Oyster Bar with a Focus on Wine, Craft Beer and Fresh Seafood and Oysters. Please note, patio seats are not reservable but will we will do our best to accommodate your request.

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Mon - Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 5:00PM

What 320 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.5
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4.4
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4.2
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DR
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was good, service was fantastic, but we sat at a small table next to a big party and was literally in all their conversations. Loud talkers, baby crying cmon people have some courtesy. Other than that i love this place,

DD
Detroit
23 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loving the new Surf & Turf Tuesday’s!!! The Lobster Bisque is also always fantastic as well. The staff rocks.

BB
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice small pub atmosphere with good food

P
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fresh Seafood

B
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Food, service, price was top notch. We went during Restaurant Week and worked out well. Made reservations with Open Table and our table was ready when we walked in the door. We had over an hour drive and it was worth the trip. We highly recommend.

MB
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, drinks, and service!!! Our waitress, Kim, was absolutely!!!!! I can’t say enough about her!!!! Will definitely return!!

W
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my husband had a great time at toms oysters the service was great and food definitely will go again we went on sweetest day busy but always had someone checking on us

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved It! Awesome Dining Experience 😁

SS
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Food was disappointing. My filet was very tough and dry. The Mac and cheese was awful..cheese was not melted at all.

OT
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service n tasty food!

DH
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tom's is always a great place for seafood. Love the oysters. We stopped after returning from Boston and compared the "Same as Boston" Lobster Rolls. Have to say they are right on par! Get the 2 roll version! Yum

HW
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I went for dinner with my wife on a Sunday for our anniversary and they had read the notes I had added to the reservation about being close to the front window and the hostess and manager said congratulations to us when we got there, such a nice touch! We had the cold array of appetizers, like we always do, and it was amazing! We split Prosecco and a bottle of Chardonnay and my wife had the lobster roll and I had the lobster tails. Everything was timely, delicious, and perfect. The ambiance was comfortable and quiet but not too quiet as the windows were open and we were near the street traffic. The bar is close by too but not too loud. Thank you for a great dinner and anniversary and hope to come back here soon!

RH
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service. The Sur and Turf was amazing.

JR
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Service was slow. ordered a glass of wine and beer took over 15 min to get it. Food wasn’t up to par. Wouldn’t recommend going.

LA
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything was absolutely perfect...except the seats. They were so uncomfortable!! It won’t stop me from going, but I won’t sit in those short wooden chairs the next time.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Food wasn’t seasoned & over priced .!

SW
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fresh, waitress was very pleasant. Excellent experience

AT
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to be at Tom’s. Start your meal with some dynamite shrimp and raw oysters, continue with blackened mahi mahi or Bourbon scallops, and finish it off with Spanish coffees and you can’t go wrong. Dalia served us tonight and was just so pleasant and helpful. I love Tom’s!

D
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience2

The Clam Chowder doesn't live up to it's "highly recommended" status. Average at best and then my perch dinner was spoiled fish, which was confirmed by another customer and returned. Then ordered the Shrimp Scampi instead and the shrimp was good but the scampi was not at all scampi & it did not match the description on menu. More of a southwestern flare to it instead of garlic, wine, butter & lemon. Very dissatisfied and won't ever return.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night soor

S
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our server was wonderful. We ate outside so the noise level could not be controlled, but it was not bad. The entrees were delicious but the clam chowder and lobster bisque were just ok. We will definitely return.

j
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience5

We ordered fried oysters and glazed scallops. We sent the first order of scallops back because of the excessive saltiness and dark color, we did ask for them to be crispy but not burnt. The second order was also salty as though they were fried in fry crisp. Blood pressure concerns for the excessive salt. The scallops glaze tasted as though the glaze was poured on ms butter worth or log cabin syrup. The New England soup and calamari was great

OT
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food was not as good as usual. Lobster Paella was soupy. Tasted ok Waitress was awesome.

C
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent. Our waitress was fun and gave great suggestions.

M
Cincinnati
32 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Lunch with my brother after a long drive. Nice to have a choice between indoor and outdoor dining.

S
Detroit
22 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very Good!

B
Detroit
65 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Kim was our server and she was fantastic. Very attentive and friendly. Food was fresh and delicious.

TA
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very loud but good food

OT
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The drinks were not that great. The fried calamari had no flavor. The main dishes were pretty good.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ask for Kim. She was amazing!!! So was the scallops and king crab. Totally worth every penny.

RM
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Kim was fabulous. Even though the restaurant was extremely busy... she was on top of it! Friendly, attentive ( not sure how she did it) and just an excellent server. She seemed to enjoy her job. Thanks Kim... we’ll be back. Thanks for the xtra Caesar dressing.

RM
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is always fantastic. The servers are very helpful. Good drink selection. So good. I'm always excited to eat here. Clam chowder is unbelievable.

JH
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall3food1service1ambience1

Weak drinks, bad service, and a manager who wouldn’t talk to us. Waste of time and money.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service & location

SA
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Was disappointed in the lobster roll this time. There was very little lobster "salad" on the roll, lots of lettuce and breading from the roll, but no lobster. I have had better lobster roll here in the past. Took a carryout of the shrimp and grits, but the carryout container was sorely lacking. There was a paper liner in the container but since the actual container was a recycled paper product, my entrée soaked through the liner and the container. Not a pleasant experience to get it home not less than thirty minutes after having it handed to me, finding the container wet and almost breaking apart and having to put it into a sturdier container immediately.
I am a long time fan and customer of Tom's, just please rethink the appropriate carry out container options for the item it is being used to hold.

j
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter chose this for her 13th birthday and had a great experience! We love Tom’s!

T
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and good service. I love being able to sit outside in the summer. The seafood is tasty and fresh.

BW
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

A "Go To" spot in Royal Oak...can dine very casual or step up to a nicer dinner. I always enjoy the Lobster Rolls! Must say when full it is nosier than I prefer.

SD
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Although I felt service was lacking, the food was good. It was not my choice for ambiance, but it was what my husband wanted and he was happy with his Oysters.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seating could be better. Very tight between seats and and bar