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

Tom's Oyster Bar Royal Oak

4.2
4.2
753 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 7 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 753 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. S

    Spider

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

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

    Lindsey

    Detroit

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    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.
  3. TM

    TinaM

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 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.
  4. AM

    AshleighM

    Detroit

    20 reviews

    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 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.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

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

    davids

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food! Highly recommend for a good time out!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Decent time. Waiter was moody but was very busy. Food was really good. But for being an “oyster bar” no fresh oysters. Not anything exciting, new or different relating to oysters.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    We love this place but they were short staffed in the kitchen so the food took way longer than normal. Otherwise it was great!
  9. SN

    SophiaN

    Key West

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    The service was terrible. The food was cold & not worth the money at all.
  10. C

    Cuda

    Detroit

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Ate outdoors along the sidewalk. Good food at reasonable price point. Must like seafood, which we do, otherwise not much in the menu to choose from.
  11. DB

    DonaldB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a great experience food was fresh and priced right we will return
  12. e

    elizabethami

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Oysters were good, very expensive. fish tacos very good. Nice to sit outside.
  13. R

    Review

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    We had a reservation but arrived early and able to be seated right away. The host was very friendly. Service was fine, but our server seemed to be new and/or inexperienced. Oysters were tasty but very gritty and with some shards of shell in some of them. Our entrees were also just ok. Scallops were slightly over cooked and the sweet potatoes on the same plate were undercooked. Crab cakes were tasty, but the corn sauce that came with it tasted slightly off and the corn had an odd texture. Drinks also tasted off, as if they substituted well for top shelf. I’ve had great meals and experiences here in the past, but definitely left here feeling disappointed.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Sushi was worst I ever had. Nasty. Lobster taco was all breading. Over priced. Service was not friendly. She literally gave us a list of all the very long items of which they ran out of stock. Seriously? Will never go back.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service.
  16. JB

    JosephB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our Waiter was great and very attentive. I can't remember his name off hand but he was multitasking for sure.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious.. The service was outstanding.
  18. KS

    KarenS

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Cocktails were good, but one in our group could not get two cocktails on the menu since ingredients not available. Three in our group had the perch. All agreed it was overdone & flavorless. Did not complain since we were going to a concert and running out of time. Probably won’t return.
  19. FJ

    FJea

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Oysters are very expensive, but I enjoyed the lobster rolls. Service is fast and friendly. Loud music.
  20. HR

    HayleyRyab

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    as always this place is my favorite place in royal oak. the service is so friendly and the food always pleases.
  21. r

    rodv

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was outstanding!! Oysters were so good and i had the Bourbon Scallops which was phenomenal!!!
  22. UW

    UrsulaW

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    The food was bland and cold! The server was great and tried to do everything in his power to make it a better experience, he was great!
  23. AT

    AmandaT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Service was slow, food and drinks were really good.
  24. MJ

    MelJ

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    After being seated outside (with menus), we sat for 14 minutes and were never approached by any staff. We left, walked 2 doors down to a Mexican restaurant and had chips & salsa within 2 minutes and our drinks roughly 2 minutes later.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Pearce was great the scallops was a bit small and came with 4 mini scallops but delicious
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Ordered 3 different cocktails (wine) off the menu all for the server to come back and tell us not available. Waited an hour for our order of 15 oysters & for server to take our meal order. We could barely make contact to order additional drink orders & server would leave without asking about food order. Ended dining 3 hours. Did not acknowledge birthday celebrations or even us leaving.
  27. MK

    MannyK

    Detroit

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    I typically love Tom's, last night however, I was very disappointed. The food and drinks were off. Manager came out and apologize and comp'd our apps. Highly grateful but the lobster roll was alot smaller portioned than I've ever had and for $29 it wasnt worth it at all. I'll continue to come back because Brandon(waiter) and the hostess are such hard workers. They do care about their customers. Short staffing issues are still hitting everyone hard.
  28. RH

    RichardH

    Detroit

    18 reviews

    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience1
    If you want to go someplace for a rock concert & dinner, this is the place for you. The music volume level blaring from the speakers was so loud. If I had me sound/volumn meter with me I'm sure it was close to 80+Db's. My wife & I could barely carry on a conversation without raising our voice to hear each other 24" away. On the flip side the food & the service was great. Courtny is a great server and saw to our needs.
  29. VH

    VirginiaH

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Fried oysters were hard, overcooked. Instead of 5, served 4. Waitress bey impatient with questions about charges…deferred us to the manager who did take care of the improper charges on the bill.
  30. KB

    KateB

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Great drinks ( had a Spanish coffee and an old fashion). Great food (oysters, lobster bisque, fish tacos) repeat customer
  31. KL

    KLJES

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Easy and good lunch with alfresco seating in Royal Oak.
  32. 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!
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. JH

    JoshH

    Columbus

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 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.
  36. 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….
  37. 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!
  38. 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 🥰
  39. 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.
  40. 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.

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 4.2 stars by 753 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 7 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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