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Red Coat Tavern

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
American, Bar, Pub, Soups
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31542 Woodward Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48073-0933
+1 248-549-0300
12:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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207 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I hate to write this update, as Red Coat has great strengths, but my last meal was just average and pricey. Usually I order a ed Coat burger, which have been excellent. This time I thought I upgraded to a Filet Sandwich (the daily special) which I ordered medium rare. Out came two thin pieces of medium well cooked, chewy... More 

Thank Jonathan L
Royal Oak, Michigan
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for late dinner on a Monday night.We called and were told there was no waiting,which is highly unusual.Arrived about 8 and were seated within less then 10 minutes.I ordered the chicken pot pie which was perfectly seasoned. The price was reasonable.

Thank zmcgrat1
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food but don't want to turn the lights on. Dingy atmosphere. However, I have never had bad food carry or dine in.

Thank H8707QBnancyp
Birmingham, Michigan
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had calimari along with the basic burger and onion rings. Trying to get my grease level up. Boy, did I! Burger was swell, as always, but the onion rings and calimari were saturated in grease. I think such was due to a problem many restaurants have, the temp of the frying oil wasn't high enough. The idea of deep frying... More 

Thank jim p
sterling heights
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to lunch here twice in the past 10 days. The place is dark and very dated, don't let that discourage you. The food has to be the best in the area. Highly recommend the perch, WOW! Sweet potatoes fries, onion rings and clam chowder are all fantastic. Fresh and tasty. Great service and very good drinks as well. I... More 

Thank marilb
San Francisco, California
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff is friendly...the intenational beer selection is amazing although the Bar tender couldnt properly handle the demands of the crowd..I had the best buger there....its best to avoid the rush hour crowd to enjoy what this place truly has to offer

Thank Ricci S
Greenville, South Carolina
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143 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is an institution and has been there forever. Known for its burgers there are a multitude of choices on how to dress them. Service is great. Full bar and a huge selection of beers. Always busy. I live out of town but come back for a visit once a year.

Thank Quonmisc
Berkley, Michigan
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Be prepared to wait. It is rare when we stop by & there isn't a wait. We have never had a bad meal here. The wait is worth it. If you have never been here it is a must try.

Thank TomMini K
Warren, Michigan
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have lived here all our lives and had never been to red coat. OMG...the food is fantastic and so is the service!!! I only wish we had gone sooner. The décor is atraight out of the 1970s...fantastic!!!Sick to death of chrome, mirror and plastic. The waitress was very professional and anticipated our every need, including extra napkins for the... More 

Thank mammagogo
Royal Oak, Michigan
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

This is an excellent choice whether you want a burger or steak. Also, you definitely want the clam chowder. This is the best chowder outside of down east! Service is great. The booths seem to be a bit small or tight. Noise level can be too much.

Thank Bev48073

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31542 Woodward Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48073-0933
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Royal Oak
  • Phone Number: +1 248-549-0300

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