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Red Coat Tavern

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American, Bar, Pub, Soups
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31542 Woodward Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48073-0933
+1 248-549-0300
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11:00 - 02:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Our grandsons love this place but we had never been there. So glad they persuaded us to go (aka take them there for dinner). They both got their "usuals" (the Original Burger, chicken tenders) and we got the perch dinner. Our consensus - best Friday night fish fry we've had outside of Wisconsin. Great service too. Reason for 4 not... More 

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Thank Mary F
Oakville, Canada
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121 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came here after watching a movie at the Main Art Theatre 10 minutes away. I went during the downtime (2-5pm at the suggestion of another reviewer, bless him) and was promptly seated! I ordered the highly-reviewed clam chowder, which was served with oyster crackers and was good! Next up, I had the Original Burger with Piedmontese meat (costs extra)... More 

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Thank AKAshon
Detroit, MI
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167 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

6 of us went here on a Sat. for lunch - standing room only, I could not get how crowded it was for 1:00 p.m. lunch on a Sat. It took 15 minutes (approx) to get a table. Once seated, service was good. I got a red coat tavern burger and it was delicious. No one seemed disappointed with their... More 

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Thank Showmesun
Yale, Michigan
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Met family there for dinner on a Friday evening. Found out we were very lucky, because there was no waiting, other than for one person in our group. I thought it odd that they wouldn't seat us without all of us there. I soon discovered why. Shortly after being seated, the place filled up quickly, and the very small waiting... More 

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Thank Pflynn712
Belle River, Canada
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

So friends were going here and we joined them. Upon arrival it looks like a dump. Go inside pretty much the same impression but the place is jammed. With many people waiting. We get a table and seated and get the most incredible beer list I have ever seen. Tried a few different ones. We had the most incredible server... More 

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Thank KrissyG1973
Michigan
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163 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Lots of people write about the Fantastic Burgers at Red Coat. And I agree that they are the best anywhere. I don't use a lot of spices or sauces, just a plain burger. When a burger is that good with nothing on it I will go back many times. Plus the servers are friendly and efficient. The clam chowder is... More 

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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We go to Red Coat at least one a month. My and I both had the piedmontese burgers. As usually service was great and our burgers and fries did not disappoint. Highly recommend Red Coat for lunch or dinner.

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Thank Jeff R
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215 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

I have not been here in 20 years. The burger was just as i remembered, great. Staff was very friendly. I won't wait another 20 years to return.

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Thank Randy F
Berkley, Michigan
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90 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

So many times you may revisit a restaurant and it may not be as good an experience as the last time, but this is never the case with Red Coat . Always greeted by the most pleasant of servers and the food never disappoint. We got the Cubano sandwich; delicious and enough for two; also the corned beef; (our favorite)... More 

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Thank 565angie
Columbus, Georgia
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Great place to have lunch. Burgers were great. The manager offered to buy our burgers and thank us for our service. I would like to say, THANK YOU SIR! Staff is super friendly. It was recommended to us to eat lunch there and I recommend it to you if your in the area. The hard part was trying to stay... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$35
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
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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Detroit, Michigan
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?