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

Tom's Oyster Bar Royal Oak

4.4
4.4
788 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

19:00


Booked 19 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 am Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–2:00 am

  • Phone number

    (248) 541-1186

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

What 788 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Detroit

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. f

    foodies

    Baltimore

    61 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    61 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

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

    RickyS

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 November 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lunch with daughters.
  4. F

    Foodforthought

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 10 November 2022

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

    Donya

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 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.
  6. BP

    BrendaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 November 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 November 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.
  8. I

    Ironmac15

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 October 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.
  9. BW

    BlairW

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 15 October 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🍽
  10. MM

    MarkM

    Detroit

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 14 October 2022

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

    Steve

    Orlando

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 10 October 2022

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

    TriceF

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 October 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!
  13. MC

    MarcusC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 September 2022

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

    anon

    Detroit

    37 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on 26 September 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.
  15. SL

    SteveL

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 September 2022

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

    JenniferT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 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
  17. M

    Manny

    Des Moines

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 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.
  18. S

    Shawni

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2022

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

    Heidi

    Detroit

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 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.
  20. DW

    DavidW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 September 2022

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

    Michie

    New York Area

    35 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on 17 September 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.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visitor and the oysters were delicious..next time I'll get an entree
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent with drinks and food arriving quickly.
  24. GW

    GaryW

    Detroit

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 12 September 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Tom's hosted our NGO board meeting. Great place for privacy. Suggest reservations for groups over 6-people.
  25. AL

    AnniL

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always popular with my dining out meetup group. Easy to reserve. Good service and good food. The bakery next door is also a plus.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Courtney was a special kind of server you don’t see everyday. She is the most courteous and thoughtful server I think my wife and I have ever had. Her attention to detail was outstanding, and her timing was impeccable! Tom’s Oyster Bar is a very outstanding establishment along with the employees and we will definitely keep coming back!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Our waitress was so nice and food was amazing.
  28. N

    Nico

    Detroit

    12 reviews

    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 3 September 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    I wouldn't go to Tom's Oyster Bar if you're hungry. The petite lobster tails were amazing, and the potatoes and broccoli were also good but overall the portions were ideal for someone on a strict diet. Great for those following Whole30 as no bread is served either! While the appetizers are advertised for sharing, there were about 4-5 bites in the calamari appetizer, just enough for one person, yet priced for 2. The clam chowder was not even served hot; warm at best. It was also inedible; like clams in dish water; seems like it was missing the "chowder" part. We had to send that back. The key lime pie was also very good; maybe had 3 bites of a tiny slice when sharing with another person. And we were there celebrating our anniversary which I put in our reservation. This was never acknowledged and they even sat a party of 4 literally right on top of us with a guy's back touching our table. It also didn't help that this other customer literally kept sneezing every 5 minutes. So we had to move to another table. While we appreciated they took reservations during Art, Beats & Eats, we will not be dining there again.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 August 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We went and sat for over a hour to be told there was a gas leak and we would not be receiving any food after we placed orders and only received one round of drinks and only two of 3 people received 1 of the appetizers
  30. CK

    CandaceK

    Orlando

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 27 August 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    The perch was dry and the broccolini tasteless. The lobster bisque was yummy and the service from the host to the server was awesome.
  31. D

    Daniel101

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 August 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    We had a great server, all staff was great. Service was top notch. Food was very good. Way to loud inside and we had the quietest seat in the place.
  32. MK

    MannyK

    Detroit

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on 24 August 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    I typically love this place but i feel as if its going downhill. Everything we ordered came out extremely late, even though it wasnt full by any means. We got way more breading and pieces of bread than actual calamari pieces. The tempura on the sushi roll was over done. Lobster friends were good but seem to cut back on lobster pieces. Overall.. its definitely not what it used to me.
  33. ED

    EdwardD

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 August 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Everything was excellent. The only problem was we were seated at a very tight table and there were 4 of us. People next to us pushed 2 tables together to give more room but we were not allowed and we are all over 6 feet tall. Very busy due to Woodward Dream cruise. We come from Ontario and have been there many times over the years. We will continue to keep going as we always enjoy it.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside which it was beautiful weather but the cars revving their engines can kind of cut into that a little. Overall, wonderful food and service. Quite expensive though.
  35. S

    Spider

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 August 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Food was awesome, staff friendly and attentive!
  36. L

    Lindsey

    Detroit

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 August 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Oysters were very good. Service was super slow and disinterested--among the worst I've had at a restaurant with table service. It could have just been an off night, but it took 20 minutes to get a gin and tonic and another 20 to be told that one of the two things we'd ordered (up to that point) was actually unavailable. Stuff happens in restaurants, but it was a Monday night and they didn't look busy. If I go back for oysters I'll (a) sit at the bar and (b) make plans to eat the rest of my meal elsewhere. What a bummer.
  37. TM

    TinaM

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    Tom's Oyster Bar used to be a premier seafood restaurant with numerous specials. Scallops were small and over cooked and the lobster tacos were all breading...no flavor. Very disappointed.
  38. AM

    AshleighM

    Detroit

    20 reviews

    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Service was great. Food was bland, we were expecting really great seafood food given the reviews and price. It may have been an off night, but we probably won’t be back. Spanish coffee was good though.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good Food and Good Vibes always have great time at Tom’s
  40. d

    davids

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food! Highly recommend for a good time out!

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 4.4 stars by 788 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 19 times today
Google Map for Tom's Oyster Bar Royal Oak

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

Additional information

  • Area

    Royal Oak

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 am Sat, Sun 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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