Tom's Oyster Bar Royal Oak
corn tortilla, poblano creme, cabbage, pico de gallo, chef's side
baby romaine hearts, white anchovy, buttercrumb, egg, parmesan
Pan Seared Salmon
fingerling potato, onion soubise, braised swiss chard, turnips
We had surf and turf and it could not have been any better! Great food and great service!
The food, service, and ambiance is great at Tom’s. We had a wonderful dinner.
It amazes me how Tom's is always improving. Kruse & Muer has become tired and boring but Tom's keeps adding drinks and new food to its menu. Great!
Social distancing was done very well. We were seated right on time. The waitress was from Georgia and did an excellent job. The manager came over and thanked us for coming in. It was a nice night out. The food was good.
This at best my favorite seafood restaurant to go to. The food, customer service and atmosphere is always perfect.
Great food and service. Manager came over to speak with us which is always a pleasure. Had several new items on the menu which is nice to see.
Amazing pet usual
My boyfriend and I have been trying to dine at Tom’s for a while now and we are so happy we did. Our Waiter/Bartender Ryan was amazing. He helped us pick our oysters (first time eating them) he had recommendations for entrees and drinks and everything was as good as he said it would be. It’s very affordable especially for the quality. The 70’s rhythm and soul music set the mood. I’m definitely going back.
Horrible on all levels. The waiter wasn't attentive at all. Even was on his cell phone and when we needed him he told us to wait. Our food was undercooked when we asked for it to be recorded it came out 45 minutes later and was burnt.
Service was slow to begin, but excellent once started.
Very nice staff, nice clean, great food. Very comfortable to dine in.
It was great, first time there and I will be back. Nick was our server and he did a great job.
The restaurant was nice and they reserved a nice big table for me and my 2 friends, but the food wasn’t that great. The crab was over cooked and the wasn’t all that. But maybe I’ll come back and try something different.
Our drinks and apps were great! However, the main course severely lacked in flavor. We got the surf and turf and the steak had no flavor, though it was cooked perfectly. I am convinced that they forgot to season it. The mashed potatoes also had no flavor, and were less than room temperature. To the restaurants defense, we did not inform the server that they actual meal was sub-par, so we didn't give them a chance to change our experience around. We might give the restaurant another try, but will probably not order the steak again.
The service was outstanding! We had the steak and lobster tail combo and I gave my husband the steak and he gave me the lobster tail. Warm butter in a candle lit dish came for the lobster. (a nice touch) I got my free Blue Point oyster and also had the clam chowder. The problem was one of the steaks was a terrible cut. My husband found 1/4 of it to be inedible. Unfortunately, he didn't mention it to either me or our server so if he had, I'm not sure what would have happened. Anyway on the plates are a big heap of unappetizing mashed potatoes. I still like Tom's. I have many memories from there and absolutely love their Seafood Tower.
Tom's Oyster Bar is a very good casual dining experience. The food and the service are excellent. You will not be disappointed.
Waitress did know the menu or the bar. She did offer us happy hour. She delivered a specials menu to us and only told us nothing on the specials menu was available after we ordered. Food was good, prices were outrageous. Don’t think we’ll be back
Great place with good food and exceptional service my new fave spot!
We sat outside and it was just a great experience start to finish. Not our first date night at Toms and will definitely not be our last.
Sunday lunch and a few cocktails with my wife. Oysters, the Cold & Smoked, and martinis were all delicious. Friendly & helpful staff. Drinks were maybe a touch slow coming out, but they were delivered right when I started to think that, which is understandable given reduced capacity etc. Overall a great experience and we will return.
First time there. Made reservations and table was ready for early for us. Decided to go because we had a Groupon: Surf & Turf for Two
Waitress put the order in before asking if we wanted appetizers so o decided not to get any so I didn’t have all our food arriving at the same time. Too bad because they had a special on shrimp and Cheasepeke oysters would have liked to try. The turf was not a filet. Mine was cooked perfectly. My wife’s was slightly smaller and not an even cut so it was overdone. The lobster tails were smaller than I expected and also overcooked. It was ok - but likely won’t go back.
Our evening was wonderful. I hadn’t been there in years and was pleasantly surprised. Our server was excellent.
Like always good seafood and decent service. Very good fish n chips and lobster roll. Very loud and busy but in a good way.
Awesome great eats definitely recommend for seafood lovers
We're definitely excited to go back! Our service was excellent!
Came here on a lunch date with my boyfriend. My food was good for the most part however his tacos were very dry. Unfortunately he did not finish his food due to this.
we had a nice time. They food was great. They were good with their COVID safety measures. Some of the customers were not so good.
Food and service was excellent. Place was very clean. A little tight fit especially for social distancing. Highly recommend the lobster fries!
The food was okay. Not worth the price. Party of 6 places very tightly. Friendly staff
Have been going to Tom’s for a few years now and I am so happy that they kept the restaurant bar the same size even after the reno/update. It’s the intimate size of this place that I’m attracted to; along of course with the oysters and Spanish coffee. I had the paella two nights ago and it was very nicely done 👍🏼👍🏼
My 2nd experience at Tom's was awful. I went back for the oyster happy hour and our waitress did not even know what the happy hour specials were and she disappeared for the 1st 30 minutes we were there! I had to leave my table to go the bar to get a wine. Then, all of the oysters were shucked terribly with so many shells & pieces all over. I was very disappointed at this second time and I am not sure I will come back.
It was an excellent experience
Food was delish. Waiter amazing and attentive. We sat outside so people watching was great. Key Lime pie was sooo good
Their oyster happy hour was the absolute highlight of my week. I love oysters! And the Chesapeake ones are only 1.5 each during 4-7pm. I also got a house our of the cab. I do wish they had more options for house wines however. I also wish they had more portions. My father got the larger trout meal and it was kind of shocking just how small the bit of fish were. He also ordered a rum & coke and that looked liked it was in shot glass.
Went there to celebrate our 57th Anniversary...Food was good but perhaps a bit pricey. Ordered Keylime pie to go but disappointed that it was $6 for a very small piece. Service was so-so. May not return.
Had a great stop at Tom's as part of our Sunday Funday hopping around Royal Oak. We were able to be accommodated earlier than our planned reservation due to finishing up earlier at our prior stop and everyone enjoyed a nive round of oysters.
This was my first time dining at Tom’s and my food was horrible :/ my bill was $129 by the way. Not worth it at all!!
If you love seafood, then make a trip here. Amazing food!! We drove 50 minutes and worth every second.
The food was good, however for surf & turf, the steak was very small. 4 pieces of asparagus, a large portion of mashed potatoes. The lobster was about 4-6 oz. The vodka tonic had very little of any vodka in it. Server was very good. Overall, would go again.
Tom's Oyster Bar Royal Oak is rated 4.5 stars by 468 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.