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Tom's Oyster Bar

$$ - $$$
American, Seafood, Bar, Pub
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318 S Main St, Royal Oak, MI 48067-2614
+1 248-541-1186
09:00 - 20:00
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Plymouth, Michigan
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126 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everytime I go here I get what I expect, excellent food at reasonable prices. If you like oysters, try them here. We had the salt life sampler it was simply delicious. I had the lobster tails and they were yummy as well.

Thank Jeffrey M
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been visiting Tom's for over 20 years now. It's always a great little place to meet people for an appetizer or spirit. The service is always great and the menu has plenty to choose from!

Thank Carlo G
Boulder, Colorado
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Tom's oyster bar is known for their fresh seafood, vibrant atmosphere, and just being a cool place to hangout.

Thank MsSassy19
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

I eat here maybe once a month. I can't remember the last time I had a bad meal. I highly recommend the mussels as an app. The fish is always fresh and the oysters are top notch.

Thank Aaron G
Ferndale, Michigan
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Tom's Oyster Bar is always a good spot for a bit of fish and a good brew. He never disappoints. This time was three lobster tacos and a cold pilsner (or two). Excellent knowledgeable staff helps.

Thank Dogwalks
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

I remember when the first Tom's opened in Detroit. Boy the times have changed. Just another niche spot in a hot neighborhood. Appatizer dip came with 4 slices of bread when clearly 6-8 were needed. Food good, but small portions. If you've been to another Tom's miss this one! Service poor but entertaining. To many other good choices in. Royal... More 

Thank William G
London, Canada
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265 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

A quick glass of wine on a warm fall day - outdoor seating and 2 fab appetizers. Oyster Rockefeller and tempua shrimp were OUTSTANDING - quick and pleasant service . We will be back.

Thank Paul P
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84 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Went for a family birthday celebration. Our server, Kim, was fantastic. She felt like a member of the family by the time we were done. All food was brought out timely, water glasses, with ice, never got empty, and we were asked if we wanted bread. The food was very good, as was the dessert.

Thank SpartyJack
South Florida
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Had a very mediocre perch dinner at Tom's and my tablemates were not happy either. I guess the rumor I heard about Tom selling this place is true. We practically had to trip a waiter to get his attention and ask a question about one of our meals. We were never approached for another drink or refill of water. Five... More 

Thank afiera
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46 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Royal Oak and Ann Arbor are my favorite restaurant cities in Michigan (MI). There are so many places but some like this have been around and are old favs. Yes, Tom's is a bar. That being said there are some things they do really well. And yes there were different locations but they were independently owned and this is the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 318 S Main St, Royal Oak, MI 48067-2614
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Royal Oak
  • Phone Number: +1 248-541-1186

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