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

Tom's Oyster Bar Royal Oak

4.5
4.5
722 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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Booked 13 times today

Dining areas

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

Menu

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What 722 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. TF

    TerriF

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Kim was our server and she was fantastic. Friendly, excellent service. We will be back!

  2. JS

    JenniferS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2

    The music was to loud - the food was ok, portions of some of the dishes were small. We were there for my mom's birthday and it was so loud we could not have a conversation.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great date night!! Great weather to sit on the patio!! And great service!! Definitely will be back.

  4. JH

    JoshH

    Columbus

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3

    Not a whole lot to say about the place. I took a client to dinner and it was his first time and he was very unimpressed and I was extremely disappointed to say the least. The prices were much higher, the service was lacking and how do you run out of sushi rice??? The server never told us what they were out of until we ordered dinner which is frustrating because then we had to spend another 10 minutes finding something else. The food we ordered was not worth the wait. Not sure if I will go back again.

  5. G

    Gmoney

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience2

    It was my wife’s birthday and I thought they were going to do a small cake or something, now the host mentioned the birthday but the waitress didn’t. The food was great, it was our first time there….

  6. JL

    JohnL

    Detroit

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A fabulous meal and evening. We hadn’t been since the pandemic and are so happy we did. Update menu is great. We will be back soon!

  7. TB

    ThelmaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love the Host! Very accommodating and went that little bit extra 🥰

  8. M

    Marie

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice to be able to eat outdoors. Patio always open in good weather.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4

    Service was slow, along with every single piece of my sushi coming unrolled when I picked it up to eat it. My husbands salmon was over cooked and for the price we didn’t think either of those things were acceptable.

  10. AT

    ATXPossum

    Austin

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Tom's always hits the mark for me. Don't miss the Spanish coffee at the end of your meal!!!

  11. J

    Jack

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience1

    We had a reservation, yet had to wait 10 minutes to be seated. Our waitress kept forgetting about us and the elderly couple next to us because she had a party of 12 that seemed to be her priority. The music was obnoxiously loud EDM. It sounded like we were in a dance club. Food was a bit over priced for the portions. Flavors were “ok”. So with the long wait time, loud music, small food portions, and waitress that kept forgetting about us, we do not recommend this restaurant.

  12. TM

    TraceyM

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    My very first time visiting Toms Oyster bar all I’m excited to return. Everything was awesome.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice atmosphere and fantastic food.

  14. C

    Chas

    Detroit

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Like the steak medallions and the bourbon cheese cake. Atmosphere is laid back with tonal jazz in the background. Good service too.

  15. m

    moozerh

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service. The oysters were fresh and tasty. The server was very good and attentive

  16. T

    Time

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Food was delicious. Service was good. Just took a little more time to get food. All in all, will return.

  17. DW

    DonaldW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Very attentive service and great attention to detail in the kitchen combine for a terrific experience.

  18. K

    Ksgos51

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food was good. Unfortunately they where out of a few things but with fresh seafood that’s the way it works. I’m glad to see they where busy! Definitely will return!

  19. TB

    TomB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good food. Had Oysters on the half shell, clam chowder. Whitefish. Everything was prepared and presented well.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server David was absolutely wonderful! The food and drinks were great! We had a great time!

  21. DF

    DFMC

    Detroit

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Weak drinks, rushed service, cramped seating & not worth the amount payed for the overall service. Would not recommend & will more than likely not return unless ONLY for oysters.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    21st wedding anniversary! Also, in 1997, we had our very first date here.

  23. MK

    MannyK

    Detroit

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Brennan our waiter was AMAZING! The new updated menu was a joy to see.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Food was good and our server was very polite!

  25. SA

    SusanA

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always great food and service at Tom's Oyster Bar!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waiter David was awesome! Loved the food, drinks, service and experience!

  27. PS

    PaulS

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Calamari crust fell off and it was a bit tough snd underseasined. Clam chowder lacked clams. Paella was hood. Crab cakes came with only a drizzle of remoulade.Shrimp po boy was hood.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Try the Spanish coffee

  29. LB

    LittleBB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff was very friendly, the food was prepared exactly the way we wanted. This establishment was just the right spot. Will be returning.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and great ambiance

  31. BL

    BobL

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2

    Showed uo 30 min early for reservation yet seated immediately. Noise level was quite high. Hard to hear server and people at table. Food was OK. Portions were quite good. First time visiting based on recommendation. Wasn't bad, but would probably try new place vs saying I must go back here.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Bubbly drinks. 10/10.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience1

    Worst service ever. So rude and was waiting 10 minutes to be approached! The server who was doing his section came and apologized and noticed we haven’t been helped. He brought us water and said he’d look for our server. She didn’t come until 10 minutes after! Her name was Kim and honestly worst place ever and worst customer service.

  34. J

    Jules99

    Exclusive

    64 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    My friend and I split the California rolls. They were excellent. We each ordered the salad with the quinoa. I wasn't crazy about the dressing, but the salad itself was great. We had excellent and friendly service.

  35. a

    andreah

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was good, service was good as well, will be back.

  36. KL

    KirstenL

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The tables were tiny, but the waitress didn’t mind that we took over the table next to us. They weren’t super packed on a Thursday. Fun date night!

  37. MC

    MarylouC

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3

    It was our first time at Tom's Oyster Bar and celebrating a special occasion. The first thing we noticed was how loud the music was. Just a note, we were there at 3:00, not 8pm. We asked if there was a quieter place to sit was told no. We were really hopeful for some good seafood, but we were sadly disappointed. We had to hunt for the Oysters in the Oysters Rockefeller. The crabcakes had very little crab and mostly filler. The seafood Po'Boy was mostly the bun with 2 small oysters and some tiny fried shrimp. I would like completement the bartender on the great Grapefruit and Basil martini and the Spanish coffee. I may try another of the Tom's locations but not the one in Royal Oak.

  38. l

    ladyj07

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3

    Restaurant was packed and noisy. Service was PHENOMENAL, but slow due to how busy the restaurant was. Host/staff and server was friendly, efficient and knowledgeable. Food was decently priced and portioned.

  39. MI

    MICW

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved the vibes, food was great. Staff was friendly.

  40. MH

    MikeH

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Attracted by Oyster bar as an upscale night out. Had the house salad was fresh but dressing on sour side, with add on crab cake and side of clam chowder ( runny) and 4 oysters. Fresh taste, however on pricey side so overall value was average. Also ordered the shrimp scampi which was average and pricey.

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 722 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

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Booked 13 times today
Google Map for Tom's Oyster Bar Royal Oak

318 S. Main St. Royal Oak, MI 48067

Dining areas

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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