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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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

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.

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RichD
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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LVem
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent. Place was very clean. A little tight fit especially for social distancing. Highly recommend the lobster fries!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The food was okay. Not worth the price. Party of 6 places very tightly. Friendly staff

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MelanieF
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 👍🏼👍🏼

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AmbiG
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an excellent experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delish. Waiter amazing and attentive. We sat outside so people watching was great. Key Lime pie was sooo good

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AmbiG
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience1

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.

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DanJ
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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vipUsualSuspect
Detroit
30 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Bmck
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience2

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!!

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Kaila
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

If you love seafood, then make a trip here. Amazing food!! We drove 50 minutes and worth every second.

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Juno
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience3

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.

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DavidR
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The drinks were good, service was prompt, the food was ok value. However the brussel sprouts were burned.😑

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SusanA
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My wagyu filet was cooked a little more than medium rare, but I didn't send it back even though my server, John, made the offer. The mussels and Oyster Rockefeller were all on point! I love Tom's Oyster Bar and one little snafu will not keep me away!

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PamS
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Lobster smelled 'off' and was grilled smothered in a Cayene pepper seasoning. It was dry, overcooked, and so over seasoned you could not tast lobster at all. The steak was chunk of maybe a round steak? Very tough with no flavor at all. We ordeted a half dozen oysters it was oyster happy hour. $1. each. When bill came we were charged $24.99 for 6 oysters. Waitress said they were different raw oysters. Terrible food and service.

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vipWaltB
Detroit
35 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good was food. The service was a bit slow for an afternoon and not many customers.

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LBelle
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The good and drink are great! And not to pricy! Definitely going back very soon!

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JenniferS
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were put in a primo table in the front window. The oysters were delicious and fresh. The best part was our server, Kim. She was incredibly polite, attentive, and gracious. A true pro. She made what would have been a good dinner great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was my first time eating at the establishment. Definitely a nice environment for a Friday night.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour prices on oysters and drinks! Be sure to make reservations using the OpenTable app to ensure a smooth seating process. Cleaning protocols were observed and everyone took it upon themselves to create a clean and safe space.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time great food as always

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ToiS
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! Our server was knowledgeable about the food & drinks. The food surpassed our expectations.

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BlakeR
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, server was attentive, but not annoying. The oysters rocker-feller was AMAZING!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was excellent the food was very well prepared they have a good happy hour cheap oysters and cheap drinks

Groupon has a good deal surf and turf on the cheap

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AliciaP
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent. She went out of her way to make sure that we were happy.

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LORIA
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Groupon for Surf and Turf special. Food was disappointing,waitress was pleasant,noise was not comfortable for conversation.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I Love the food and the service was fast and great!

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RonB
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fine.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding. Food was delicious and our server Dennis was amazing. Me and my husband will definitely be back. And it was our first time visiting.

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AmyB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always great at Tom’s! The mojito could use a little work.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Went on a date night!! We had the oysters and lobster fries. Service was awesome!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very polite staff, great food and nice vibe

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MrFranco
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Surprisingly good variety of non seafood dishes for an "Oyster Bar", but also has a solid selection of oysters from around the world as well as unique fish and shellfish dishes. Would recommend, and definitely trying again!

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vipLinnie
Detroit
45 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

haven't been there in a while...was pleasantly surprised....strict adherance to CV protections...excellent well priced food. what more can you ask? go ther3 again - Yes!!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great!! the service was a little slow!!

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ChristineC
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was good. Portions are small. Left not completely full

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KristenT
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First dining experience out with restaurants opening back up! Our server was fantastic, she was friendly, patient, and wore proper PPE. Upon entering the restaurant a face mask was not enforced. I felt portions were smaller in comparison for the price but understand the restaurant was doing everything they could to keep patrons safe by using nice disposable cups, plates, and utensils.

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Janae
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ask for Kim! Best server I have had in a long time, she made the experience top notch! Food was also amazing! Very clean as well, staff taking all of the right precautions.

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Tom's Oyster Bar Royal Oak is rated 4.5 stars by 443 OpenTable diners.

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