Tom's Oyster Bar Royal Oak

4.5
523 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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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.5
service
4.4
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4.2
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BobW
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I expected more considering the long history of Tom’s and was looking forward to my first visit but it wasn’t all that special. The clam chowder was among the worst I’ve ever had, oysters Roc was good, the portions for dinner were decent but my perch was nothing special, decent beer list but probably the worst part was the outdoor tent dining, the very weak heater above the table was insufficient and the sidewalk where my chair sat was so uneven I wobbled in my chair the whole meal. Definitely not worth the price for dinner and two drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food and drinks were good. Drinks are a little pricey for the size. Overall good.

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ShatauraC
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Drinks were really great. Our food was slightly above average but we'll be back.

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DeborahM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was wonderful and it was nice to go to a familiar place. Service was great. Waiter was very attentive. A very memorable lunch with a good friend.

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Sharon
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite Covid-19 restrictions the evening was enjoyable and the food was delicious!

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vipCMHfoodie
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved the atmosphere!! Super cute place and decorated very pretty for the holidays. The food was delicious too. Highly recommend the lobster fries and perch.

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vipVeggieGirl
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Efficient, clean and friendly. Food wasn’t quite as expected.

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Banian4
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was just wonderful, everything was fantastic. I had a great Birthday there.

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vipMannyK
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Phenomenal place! They are doing their best with what covid has handed them. Any wait is worth it! Stay warm and order a Spanish coffee!

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MicheleL
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is excellent. The staff is very friendly and the menu is great.

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BlakeI
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I tried Tom's oyster bar for the first time, it was great food and amazing service, but it can be a little pricey if you're not paying attention to what you order.

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RachelleS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff were very accommodating and kind. Thank you for a wonderful dinner!

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mstoni
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food2service2ambience5

i use to love their oyster rockerfellers but they were overcooked so hard awlful...and the price has gotten outrageous
the clam chowder was good....

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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Lovefood1
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was AMAZING! I love this place! Cheyenne's hospitality was spot on!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, staff, place everything was A+

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vipnancy
Toronto
59 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service.

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TulB
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The place is small but cute. Stuff is friendly. Service is good. Food isn’t extraordinary but we were there for our anniversary and the ambiance was good. We liked it. Thanks.

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TomK
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Second trip here, the first was for carry out. The food was OK, that's it. I had a bowl of clam chowder which was just okay. The jambalaya was the same, I was surprised. I was expecting something really good. We got seated right away. The waitstaff was good, but as slow as it was I would expect them to be great. Maybe it was an off night Hopefully they get it ramped up a bunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a delicious meal. Very clean and covid safe. Highly recommend this restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience3

My 12 yr old and I went out for his birthday date, his first time out in months (thanks covid). All he wanted was crab legs! We got a Rez for 6:15. We sat down and expressed our excitement for oysters and crab legs. They were out of CL, Oysters, scallops and shrimp by 6:15, and there was nothing left on the menu that we were wanting. Extremely disappointed

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ChristianC
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shoutout to our wonderful waitress, Kim. It was my boyfriends first time having oysters, so what better place to be?

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, drinks, service and atmosphere. Can’t go wrong. Great spot for date night or dinner with friends. Our server Kim was fantastic.

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Entertaining
Detroit
14 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Ambiance was great. Service was spot on. A bit pricey, but so much that would prevent me from coming back. Lobster tail was over cooked. Steak was cooked perfectly! Had a nice seat at the window.

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AlyssaM
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the lobster bisque, the mahi mahi and also the lobster carbonara!!

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terric
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Highly recommend the seafood paella and was soooo excited when I saw the have truly berry on tap. That was perfect.

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SteveG
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

tent was cold, heater was small. Solid metal chairs were really cold. Tent had buckles instead of zippers so the door stayed open for the most part. Food arrived with 15-20 mins before we had to leave. The whole outdoor thing is a pain for these restaurants, glad they can start dining back inside.

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KellyS
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was terrific. Loved the individual tent for my family to safely celebrate a birthday without concern of exposure. Service was fantastic as usual and the Spanish coffee was on point!

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NadiaC
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

We were great full we could eat out in the tent. It was very cold for our feet. To be fair it was around 20 degrees. Food was good we had the grand tower as appetizer. Paella was ok And busy street but in COVID times we can’t complain too much.

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WendyP
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Was a little scary eating in tents literally on the street. Every time a car went by, the slush from the road blew into our tent. Every time the servers came and went, they did not take the time to make sure the opening was closed (to keep the heat in). The food was cold by the time it got to us. Portion sizes were very small for the prices they charge. Tasted great but I can’t remember the last time I went to a restaurant for dinner and didn’t take some left overs home. Not the case here. We ate everything we ordered and left disappointed and still hungry. Then to top it all off, there was a 150.00 minimum that I was not made aware of (after talking to an employee TWICE, that was never mentioned. Now I have a 40 dollar “gift card” so I HAVE to come back when I really was not impressed.

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LisaMLS
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. The tent was pretty warm too considering it was only 28 degrees outside when my husband and I had dinner and drinks at Toms. We will be back!

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SheilaF
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This was a great time! Floor heaters would be a great plus, though wasn’t the worst. Food and drinks were usual stellar quality. Waiters awesome!!!

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AmyW
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice bday dinner with friends. Quiet and private. Would recommend dressing warm and bringing a blanket.

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SueB
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, as always, was outstanding. We had a wonderful time in the tent. Dress warm, bring blankets.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Food came out and it was cold before hitting the table. The sushi was good everything else mediocre.

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DanaDane19
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Daughter’s 21st birthday.

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EricaC
South Africa
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

My food was delicious! I was just very cold in the tent.

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Mansy
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This was a great experience. The tent was a tad chilly at first. There was an overhead heater. By the time drinks and appetizers were served everyone was warmed up and had taken off their coats. The service and food was very good. It was a little noisy. The tents sit on Main St. So, traffic and pedestrians were heard. The noise level was not an interruption to our conversation inside the tent. We only really heard it when we were talking amongst each other.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great safe tent dining experience with warm heaters and private spaces.

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 4.5 stars by 523 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.