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Red Ox Tavern

££ - £££
American, Bar, Pub
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45411 Park Ave, Utica, MI 48315-5908
+1 586-726-7070
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Imlay City, Michigan
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nobody came to the table to take our order after waiting 10 minutes. I could understand if the place had more then 4 people at the tables. I will say the bar was pretty busy. Unfortunate was looking forward to trying the place out.

Thank Walter P
Cincinnati, Ohio
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230 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We stay at the Hyatt next door and wailed over the the Red Ox Tavern. Big bar area with a lot of big screen TV's great to watch the hockey game. 30 plus beers on tap and the menu has a lot to offer.

Thank George S
Sterling Hts
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97 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was okay but seriously music is too loud.... Cranking the volume that high were you can't carry a conversation is pointless to be at a bar...

Thank Yvesg
Ray twp, michigan
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79 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the opportunity to visit recently and found this place friendly and easy. The staff was good and the service friendly We had the salmon and a couple of drinks at the bar. Nothing to complain about just average and over cooked. We did not complain as it appears this was how they intended it. Unimaginative, pedestrian and forgettable.

Thank Skimo11
Charlotte, North Carolina
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86 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

In general, I have an aversion to sports bars, but the Red Ox Tavern was just across the road from our hotel and we were tired from a stressful day on the road. We were pleasantly surprised, at least by this particular restaurant located in Utica, Michigan. Like most sports bars there were televisions aplenty, but the sound was off... More 

Thank Hardshell65
Oshkosh, WI
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257 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

The food here is just OK. There is a huge selection of draft beers and TV's to watch various sports events, but my biggest complaint is the volume in the bar area. You can't even hear yourself think. Service as a whole was rather slow even though there were not many people in the bar.

Thank Cabo_Bob_and_Harriet
Kathleen, Georgia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Had a Rueben sandwich, waffle fries and their decked out chili with chese, onion and fresh jalapenos...it was a great meal with a couple of beers. I will definitely have to do this stop again.

Thank auburngary
Port Huron, Michigan
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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We just stopped in for a quick snack in between events. It was quite loud w/all the tvs, but, it is a sports bar and the MSU & U of M game was on. We tried several different appetizers between the 5 of us and all were very good.

Thank Smith3077
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The food quality is good and they have good choice. The most important thing is that they take reservations for groups.

Thank Fabrizio G
Fenton, Michigan
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

The service was awful. Our server spent the entire time dealing with issues totally unrelated to serving customers. Never brought the soup, and it was hard to tell if the food was good because it was cold.

Thank MsBeagle

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
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: 45411 Park Ave, Utica, MI 48315-5908
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Utica
  • Phone Number: +1 586-726-7070

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