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Kabin Kruser's Oyster Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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306 S. Rochester Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
+1 248-651-2266
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 04:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is very small, and the casual part of the Rochester Chop House (this restaurant is in the front - on Main Street). The vibe is laid back and fun. Great oysters. Large bar, great for an after work drink and oysters. Menu is always consistent and delicious. Oysters are shucked fresh as ordered. Great variety. The surf and... More 

Thank Sheila W
Rochester, Michigan
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a great little place to spend the evening with friends. Staff was attentive but not overbearing. Kitchen was accommodating with special requests.

Thank Laura G
Washington, Michigan
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205 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a girls lunch here right before Christmas. It's always chilly in this location so dress In layers but the food is always good like the other Kruse and Muer restaurants in downtown Rochester. The happy hour is always fun too because all the appetizers are half off. My husband loves that!

Thank Kristen W
Rochester Hills, Michigan
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

I love this tiny little bar/restaurant. It has such a nostalgic vibe and their Happy Hour is the best in the area! I love that the Kruser Fish Tacos are always on the menu!

Thank tsdulapa
New Albany, Ohio
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190 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

A great bar in the front of the Rochester Chop House. Quite a bit of seating, but because it is so popular, can be standing room only. Great oysters on the half shell, fish tacos, mussels, calamari. Calimari is the best we've had, and we've had lots. Tender, cut from the steak portion, so no rubbery tennicles. Awesome lemon/butter/caper sauce.

Thank ST23
Rochester, MI
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Great seafood, very friendly and helpful staff, cozy and fun atmosphere, unpretentious, awesome happy hour - what more could you ask for ? Much better value than the Chop House in back.

Thank taxprop
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I are complete food snobs and so whenever we return to Michigan to visit my parents, we fear the giant portions of not very good quality food that one often finds in Michigan restaurants. We had our second visit to Kabin Kruser's last night and were again pleased with the quality of the food and the service.... More 

Thank Beth W
Rochester MI
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120 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

I love destinations where people gush over me, don't you? This is that type of place. Super friendly help, amazingly wonderful food, and great drinks. Everyone always seems to have a great time. This is the Rochester street-front pub attached to the Rochester Chop House. You can, if desired, order off the Chop House menu, or there are wonderful things... More 

Thank jiml3222
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Arrived during happy hour. The bar area was packed, standing room only. After waiting about 30 minutes we sat in a small 2 person table top. Ordered a few drinks and a few appetizers. The staff was friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. The happy hour menu was decent. Food and drinks were great. We will return again

Thank KaTina R
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19 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Wait staff is excellent and professional. Food is good too. However the seating makes one feel like a sardine. It is packed- elbow to elbow. I wish it was dinner. It does have a great atmosphere.

Thank Lynne M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
04:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 306 S. Rochester Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 248-651-2266

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?