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

Tom's Oyster Bar Royal Oak

4.6
4.6
807 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 19 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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 807 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food5service1ambience2
    I came here specifically to celebrate my birthday. The food was great, but this is the second time I’ve come and been disappointed by the service. I had recently renewed my license and left the renewal paper at home. I understand the restaurant could not serve me alcohol because of this, but waitstaff and the manager lingered by my table most the night, continually staring at me throughout the night. I got the impression they thought I was trying to sneak alcohol or something. It was quite noticeable and made the whole experience unpleasant for our whole party. My friend had also ordered a second drink and it was never brought out.
  2. n

    nancy

    Toronto

    63 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    63 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We have been going to Tom's for years. 3 drinks, a dozen oysters, and 2 fish and chips came to $167.00. Not sure we will be returning as it is becoming very pricey.
  3. BG

    BridgetG

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Service was exceptional! Would definitely go again
  4. MT

    MarkT

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great fresh oysters. The best around. Rest of the menu is OK just make sure there’s something for you. It’s abou the oysters.
  5. NH

    NellaH

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    The food was ok, nothing special. The restaurant itself had more of a sports bar feel than the upscale location I was hoping for.
  6. DR

    DRDPF

    Detroit

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came to celebrate a birthday. Our server was fantastic!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    Our server was so good, but the food fell short. Not at all surprised that the best course was the raw oysters. However, my scallop dish was drenched in maple syrup and the lobster rolls were bland. We determined that it was overpriced bar food unfortunately. This place has opportunity to serve a high quality product; tonight it fell short.
  8. CB

    ChrisB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Bourbon scallops were prepared perfectly. Creative Gin drinks also well done. Friend had a salad that was decent. Overall solid experience will be going back for sure.
  9. PP

    PatientPatron

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    We had to wait 40 minutes for our reservation of four. The manager did not want to move two people who occupied a four person table for hours. We were given a table appetizer and drinks. Three of four people in our party didn't drink.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toledo

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my husband’s birthday and our anniversary. We had an amazing night with our friends. Our server was beyond amazing! We will definitely come visit again.
  11. P

    Pasifae

    Detroit

    49 reviews

    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    New Year’s Day lunch with friends. Ample cups of delicious clam chowder, along with shared shrimp tacos and exceptional French fries. We would assuredly return. The place is small. Reservations recommended. As mentioned to my friends, this is more than just oysters but they can enjoyed here too. With full bar, service is great, and menu has diverse options. Connecting to Ale Mary’s, we liked their colorful holiday decor better and stopped in for a peek. Nice lunch!
  12. RW

    RobinW

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our server, can't remember her name, but she was middle aged with a southern accent, was wonderful. She was skilled and knowledgeable and also funny. We had a really great time
  13. JH

    JessicaH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Very busy for a Monday, seemed like only two gentlemen were working and were incredibly busy. I’ve been a server so we are patient as we can be. It took a long time for everything it felt like. 10 mins or longer for a canned beer I could have drank at home. The lobster rolls were incredibly mid and were essentially lobster bits in mayo with some scallions and celery. I would try something else next time if I went again. Just felt like a lot of chaos when I just wanted to eat dinner after the zoo lights.
  14. KV

    KristaV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I came with my boyfriend for my birthday on a Thursday night. It was actually pretty busy and kinda loud but I didn’t mind that. Our servers name was John, he was very nice. I got 12 Chesapeake oysters, the spicy tuna crunch roll and my boyfriend got a burger. I loved my food, was actually surprised how good the sushi was. Service was good, the drinks were delicious. We tried a Spanish coffee which was very nice but kinda pricey for $15. I had a blue lemonade drink which I loved, when I ordered another one it was a different kind then the first one I got even though I had order the same one. John took that off our bill which is very much appreciated. Overall would definitely recommend this place to anyone that wants to sit at the bar and drink or dinning with some friends.
  15. SE

    SueE

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, drinks and waiter! Spanish coffee is pricey, but oh so good!
  16. C

    Chas

    Detroit

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the whitefish and filet medallions. Been at Tom's a lot and this meal was one of the best.
  17. G

    George

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a great place to eat. Nice environment. Great drink menu. Friendly staff.
  18. GS

    GregoryS

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best seafood raw bar in the area. Great service always.
  19. AJ

    AdrianJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best place for an outdoor experience in Royal Oak. Fresh oysters!
  20. f

    foodies

    Baltimore

    61 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Loved the oysters, great atmosphere and good service
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    David was our server … most def will be back
  22. RS

    RickyS

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lunch with daughters.
  23. F

    Foodforthought

    Detroit

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Interesting menu, very high priced for lunch in my opinion. Food was good.
  24. D

    Donya

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Booking was super easy. When I arrived it was very noisy and looked messy. The food was okay, my order was made wrong. The staff was nice and friendly.
  25. BP

    BrendaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fabulous. The service was even better. Our waitress, Mary was above and beyond. Thank you for a great time!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was amazing! We were not shocked that a lot of the specials were out of stock because the food was perfect. Definitely going back asap.
  27. I

    Ironmac15

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always tasty, and the menu has much to choose from. Always been a fan of Tom's Oyster Bar when it was Downtown Detroit, first time to the Royal Oak location and it did not disappoint.
  28. BW

    BlairW

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was on point, my server in particular Heather (I think🤔) was very welcoming and attentive. The food was delicious per usual. This is becoming a favorite dining spot for me! Crab cakes! Get crab cakes🍽
  29. MM

    MarkM

    Detroit

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had such a great time. Our server, Kim was amazing!!! Ask for her. Recommended great food and drinks
  30. S

    Steve

    Orlando

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food is very good and there are many interesting items to choose from
  31. TF

    TriceF

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We arrived 30 mins prior to our reservation and was seated with no problem. The server was very polite, offered drink suggestions and she was attentive. The food was delicious and they oysters are the best!
  32. MC

    MarcusC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I dropped my debit card in the way out. The staff held it for me until the next day. Very appreciative.
  33. a

    anon

    Detroit

    37 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience3
    Tom’s food quality (and quantity) were a huge disappointment. Everything was way too salty (perch and calamari barely edible). All guests expressed their disappointment after we ate. Server was very attentive and helpful.
  34. SL

    SteveL

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great seafood, great service. ………………………………………………….
  35. JT

    JenniferT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Lobster was great, redskins are usually good but a few were not cooked long enough and were not as soft as I would have expected
  36. M

    Manny

    Des Moines

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    Waiter kept forgetting our orders. Had to remind the waiter numerous times about drinks and food. Manager sat in a lot of different chairs and never came over to visit us even with the place 90% empty. Been coming here for 10 years and was very disappointed especially since it was my birthday. I am sorry to say that I would not recommend Tom until improvements are made. Always had a great time before but yesterday was a BIG bust especially for the size of our check.
  37. S

    Shawni

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My server Justin and the manager Josh was Absolutely the best . Top tier customer service.
  38. H

    Heidi

    Detroit

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our server, Heather was outstanding! Our drinks were perfect, the bar made my martini just right. She was friendly, brought everything to us in a timely manner, an our food was nice and hot! My husband's fish and chips were amazing! The fish was delicious, and the fries here are absolutely the best. My fish tacos were excellent, just needed a little more flavor as the cabbage on the bottom of the taco is plain. Our drinks were perfect, the bar made my martini just right! Looking upward to another great meal here.
  39. DW

    DavidW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food was good but very expensive. $3.00 to $5.00 per oyster is pretty significant. The sushi was pretty good.
  40. M

    Michie

    New York Area

    35 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Visited during a weekend getaway to Detroit. The area is very chic and happening. Our wait staff was very friendly and engaging. Good value for dining. Food was ok. Basic bar food a level higher. Drink very yummy. Soup was delicious. My main dish scallops were good. For me the Bourbon glaze threw it off. Sweet potatoes were a bit undercook. But all in all good time had by all.

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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 4.6 stars by 807 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 19 times today
Google Map for Tom's Oyster Bar Royal Oak

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

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Royal Oak

  • Hours of operation

    Monday-Friday: 11:00 am-2:00 am Saturday-Sunday: 12:00 pm-2:00 am

  • 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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