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Tom's Oyster Bar Royal Oak, Royal Oak, MI
Tom's Oyster Bar Royal Oak, Royal Oak, MI
Tom's Oyster Bar Royal Oak, Royal Oak, MI
Tom's Oyster Bar Royal Oak, Royal Oak, MI
Tom's Oyster Bar Royal Oak, Royal Oak, MI

Tom's Oyster Bar Royal Oak

4.3
4.3
928 Reviews
$30 and under
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Monday-Friday: 11:00 am-2:00 am Saturday-Sunday: 12:00 pm-2:00 am
  • Phone number
    (248) 541-1186
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress

What 928 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

929 Reviews
  1. TheChef

    Detroit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Only had half the menu, didn’t have neither of our entrees so we had to order different entrees that wasn’t good at all. Our reservation was at 8 we didn’t get our appetizers until 9:10 and the place was less than half full, waitress was nice though

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    So for starters they ran out of anything that had to do with lobster and shrimp. Threw off my wholllleeeeeeee vibbbeee. I made a reservation weeks ago and this is what i get? So we tried to stay and order appetizers my calamari was super tuff and rubbery as hell i couldn’t even digest that well. I’m so disappointed because we spent $40 on appetizers and it wasn’t good. It’s going to be a good minute before I go back alll because of what I experienced yesterday night. Our waitress was super nice tho.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Didn’t start off great. But ended on a good note!

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  4. AdrianD

    Detroit

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Maybe we just came in a bad day. We heard a lot of great things about this place. We ended up getting an igloo, which was nice however the heater in there was terrible and it barely got above 40degrees. Waitress said she would swap the heater but never did. The service was also a very rough go. We waited 40 mins for our drinks. I think the waitress forgot about us to be frank. She then came out and said that the employees were fighting and crying in the back. She also never put in our order, so we had to wait an additional time for our order to be made. So from the moment we got seated it took us 40 mins to get our drinks and over an our for an appetizer. Dinner came out quickly, thankfully but lobster tower waffle thing was very over seasoned and we had to take off all the breading. The waitress came back and asked us if we needed a box, we said no, we’re still picking at it, and she ended up taking the meal away anyways. She also ended up spilling a good chunk of our drink and didn’t offer to remake or take it off the bill. Our appetizer plates and all were still on our table to we had to put the used plates and shakers from our drinks on an extra chair. I think we just had a bad experience but it’s was one for the books.

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  5. CindyI

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff was awesome from the hosts to the waitress! Thank you for making our first visit a great experience!

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  6. GregoryS

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great seafood and great service. One of the few true raw bars left

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I ended up getting sick a couple of hours later, I think it may have been the oysters.

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  8. KimberlyC

    Indiana

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our meal in an igloo outside. The food was great and our waitress was attentive!

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  9. TaNeeNee

    Detroit

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The lobster in my lobster fries was over cooked and looked to have been cooked in old grease as they were very dark and super crunchy. I had to pull up an old pic from a previous visit to make sure that I wasn’t imagining things because it didn’t even look appetizing. Everything else was fine. We had the Lobster Lovers Shrimp and Grits and Paella.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My husband and I were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. I was disappointed to say the least as we started off my soup was warm then a smaller portion was returned to table hot and that was okay. My fried oysters warm very lightly fried and not hot. Also my perch was warm too. I ate one oyster and now I’m not feeling well. I should’ve returned that too but just left unhappy with my meal overall.

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  11. zeb902

    Detroit

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was a bit slow, and salad wasn't brought out until everyone was served with entree and we reminded server we hadn't received it. Always like it here though.

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  12. Jenn

    Detroit

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Lobster roll was fantastic. Pasta a little bland but had a great portion of lobster. Server seemed bothered to check on us. Drink was empty, asked for drink list and she never came back during my entire meal to ask what I would like. Had to flag her down to order another round. She brought my check right after she delivered the drinks when we had planned to order another round or two. Felt rushed and not appreciated. Bill for 3 was only $200 but could have been much higher if she cared to check on us. We won't be back but I highly recommend the Lobster Fest experience.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We say in the igloo and heater wasn’t too hot but overall not a bad experience ☺️ only semi problem was it was clear the restaurant was super busy and since we were outside/separated it took some time to get everything

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the Rockefeller oysters and lobster. Fries were delicious.

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  15. AnaT

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service and food quality. A little pricey but I would go back for sure. For how much you spend it was super close quarters and I had to sort of shout across the table.

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  16. ChadM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great music, great food and drinks. Everything we were looking for.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was so tasty. Each dish was made thoughtfully.

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  18. JanetteB

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow is the word. Came in for daughters’s birthdays after just randomly selecting to try out. The server Heather was amazing of the bat and very knowledgeable, the food was amazing and fresh like stated by server especially the oysters. We were very happy with every plate that came. The birthdays desert was a nice touch with the sparkles so keep doing that. The prices were definitely worth the total experience and we will be back.

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  19. BrakenC

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a great time. The ambience was nice. Our waiter was attentive. The food was good.

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  20. Dani

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Place is nice, we had the lobster bisque and it was ok. Sushi was not very good. The lobster carbonara was good

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  21. SusanA

    Detroit

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food is always good. Server Jonathon was attentive but not clingy. Noise level was out of control!

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  22. KathyS

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Suggestion for the igloo, it was unusually cold. The heat didn’t appear to be working. Otherwise, manager and waitress were extremely accommodating.

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  23. CBou

    Las Vegas

    81 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Decent place, food was good, but service was slow and we froze to death in the very front of the restaurant where it was cold by the window. Not fun eating in a winter coat. Many other better options in the area for sure.

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  24. JudyL

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent and the service was even better.

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  25. MikeS

    Detroit

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Atmosphere is pub like, nice enough. Food is very average. Had a lobster carbonara, very small amount of lobster. Could be worse.

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  26. ChrisG

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ordered two apps (fried oysters and salt life sampler) and three lobster tacos. Plenty for the two of us. Food was great, service friendly and efficient. Spice on the dynamite shrimp really brings the heat. The San Diego sauce on the tacos also packs a decent punch. A nice prelude to an evening at Mark Ridley’s!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Toms. The staff and the management are amazing! It’s a must eat at place.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it like always! Sad they were out of bread for the delicious mussels

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  29. TimH

    Detroit

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service! Unfortunately, because this restaurant is not very large, the seating is always very cramped. There were four of us sitting at a table that should’ve been for two. This is not the first time I’ve had this issue with them. I understand space is limited but it’s something that given the fact that we had an early reservation, they could’ve done something about.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Seafood made me sick. It tasted horrible. The manager however gave me my money back. The waitress was also bad when it came to serving drinks. My experience was just bad.

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  31. CarolynJ

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for dinner and Christmas gift exchange. I was worried because seating is not that spread out, but there's a large booth in the back that was able to accommodate our party of 5 and a ton of gift bags. Our server, Kim, took great care of us. Food and drinks were good. Particularly the crab cakes. My shrimp and grits were in a sauce different than what I'm used to, kind of a tomato based gravy, but I enjoyed it. I would definitely go back.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We haven’t visited this place for awhile, I must say it wasn’t a disappointment at all! Foods are delicious, a bit pricey for portion sizes, but perfect for those that don’t like leftovers.

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  33. StaceyP

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Ashley was excellent, kind and patient with us! Excellent meal and as always Spanish coffees were top notch delish!

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  34. DaMayor

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The servers were outstanding! Our bartending team was very attentive and made some great recommendations. The food was very good. The only thing we noted was that the mayo overpowered the tuna in our spicy rolls. We just scrapped it off after the first piece. Other than that small personal preference, everything was great.

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  35. JulianaS

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and drinks were delicious! Our server was very attentive and knowledgeable.

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  36. Marcus

    Detroit

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fabulous. Kim, our server was outstanding!!!!!! Will ask for her next time we dine at Tom's. Great night night with our friend.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Kim did everything that she could to make our meal an enjoyable experience. We appreciate her kind, thoughtful approach.

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  38. ChuckW

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was great. Service was good. But environment was just kind weird during our lunch yesterday. They have installed some kind of loud booming speakers on the wall and the bass is waaaay to loud and actually creates a thudding in your chest. What the heck??? Perhaps it might be ok for a night time, loud bar crowd. But they only had a few tables filled and it was completely inappropriate for a lunch time experience. We were gonna hang and drink after the meal, but we decided to escape early to avoid the loud annoying mega bass thuds. And we are actually not that old … lol. I commented to the manager on duty and she claimed she will “talk to her audio guy”, but I have to say, I didn’t feel she really seemed to get my concern. Why can’t you just turn down the bass, especially during the day??? It was disappointing since we’ve been there been before and completely loved it. That is, BB - before the bass. Way too loud for the long narrow bar that it is. But dang, the food is great! :). And our server and the bar tender were way cool.

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  39. RobertK

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner drinks and evening! Great to see Frank behind the bar!

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  40. JulieC

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our table wasn’t ready until 25 minutes after the time of our reservation. Our server, Kim, was fantastic. The food was ok. Our appetizers were lukewarm, and the food was ok, not as good as I had hoped. Cocktails were great.

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FAQs

Tom's Oyster Bar Royal Oak offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (248) 541-1186.

Tom's Oyster Bar Royal Oak is rated 4.3 stars by 928 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Tom's Oyster Bar Royal Oak

318 S. Main St., Royal Oak, MI 48067

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Royal Oak
  • Hours of operation
    Monday-Friday: 11:00 am-2:00 am Saturday-Sunday: 12:00 pm-2:00 am
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Takeout
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