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Town Tavern

££ - £££American, ,
116 W 4th St, Royal Oak, MI 48067-3805
+1 248-544-7300
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“meatloaf” (14 reviews)
“truffle fries” (6 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
116 W 4th St, Royal Oak, MI 48067-3805
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

We were very pleased with our meals. We both had the meatloaf and it was excellent; prepared with a wine and mushroom gravy. Very accomodating waitstaff. The atmosphere is that of a bar...nothing special. Drinks, too, had premium prices, but were smallish. I will go...More

Thank 1Rahhalatun
Reviewed 2 October 2017

I have dined here about 5 times and the food and service have always been exceptional. There are many creative and innovative dishes and the specials are always excellent. The wait staff know all about each dish and are very attentive without being over-bearing. The...More

Thank lovetotravelalot22
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

They always do a good job but I can't really say that it is ever outstanding. The food is solid and it makes for a good business lunch. However the menu seems to be getting a little bit stale and I think they need to...More

Thank bugsy554
Reviewed 27 September 2017

This place is a bar that serves very good food. They have a patio to sit outside when it is nice. Sure, they push the drinks, but why not, as they are a bar. A couple good veggie options too. Beware, they do tack on...More

Thank Nardiesally
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Service was fast. We had a beautiful afternoon and we were able to sit outside. Our server Denise was very attentive. The parmesan fries were awesome but keep in mind that it is a large serving. Great Michigan beers on the menu

Thank David A
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

We stopped in with our 2 kids and my husbands parents after going to the zoo. We got there about 4pm and with a party of 4 were seated immediately. The filet, special, whitefish and meatloaf were great. They do have a kids menu too....More

Thank Amy C
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

This is our "go to" dinner spot in Royal Oak because the food and service are consistently good. Daily specials are usually the best bet but even the basic whitefish is a winner.

Thank MattMichRO
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We spotted this place on our way the town. With the number of people on the patio we new it had to be good. But when we went in ordered and ate. Wow. Get the lobster mac'n cheese. It was so delicious. You won't need...More

Thank LRSJ
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Fish and chips, cheeseburger, ceased salad with buffalo shrimp. All really good. Friendly staff, highly recommended.

Thank Randy F
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

My husband and I love downtown RO. We love eating outside in the summer. The food is always good. The Town Tavern has amazing food choices, soups and desserts. In the summer they have different gazpacho soups. Wait staff is top notch. This is a...More

Thank susanv59
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Questions & Answers
26 August 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Kristen C | Reviewed this property |
Hello, They do not accept reservations.
Mary P
13 November 2015|
Response from Morse22 |
Absolutely! We have a special Kid's menu and crayons to accommodate kids of all ages.
19 August 2015|
Response from WilliamTRoberts |
We sure do! It's available during lunch or dinner -- check out all of our menus on our website. Hope to see you soon.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 W 4th St, Royal Oak, MI 48067-3805
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Royal Oak
  • Phone Number: +1 248-544-7300
Town Tavern is a cool, contemporary American classic In 2007, a modern take on a traditional 1930s tavern opened its doors and made its mark on the busy streets of downtown Royal Oak. Town Tavern is a dining destination bursting with personality and serving up American comfort food with flair. When renowned designer Ron Rea was tasked with creating a contemporary version of an old-time neighborhood tavern, he infused the space with an extra-long bar, dark mahogany and rich red bar stools. Walls of the restaurant are filled with old photographs of Royal Oak, while walls of the bar are stocked to the ceiling with what's needed to create your favorite cocktail. Don't let the traditional tavern vibe fool you. Our menu is anything but typical. You'll find the finest bar plates, with a creative twist. The cheeseburgers top many best-of lists. Guests come from far and wide for our award-winning Venison Chili. And our Lobster Mac and Cheese is comfort food with upscale appeal. Of course, every dish deserves a beverage to match it. Choose yours from our extensive wine, beer and cocktail list. Town Tavern is that comfortable dining and drinking establishment that lends itself to leisurely meals and long conversations. Spend time here and you'll quickly understand why we're the talk of the town.
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