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

Tom's Oyster Bar Royal Oak

4.4
4.4
734 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 17 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

What 734 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
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. FJ

    FJea

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

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

  2. HR

    HayleyRyab

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  3. 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!!!

  4. 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!

  5. AT

    AmandaT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    Service was slow, food and drinks were really good.

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. MK

    MannyK

    Detroit

    30 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    30 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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

  13. 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!

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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….

  18. 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!

  19. 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 🥰

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice atmosphere and fantastic food.

  25. C

    Chas

    Detroit

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 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.

  26. 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

  27. 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.

  28. 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.

  29. 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!

  30. 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.

  31. 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!

  32. 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.

  33. 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.

  34. MK

    MannyK

    Detroit

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

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

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Food was good and our server was very polite!

  36. 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!

  37. 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!

  38. 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.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Try the Spanish coffee

  40. 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.

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 734 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 17 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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