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Kabin Kruser's Oyster Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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306 S. Rochester Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
+1 248-651-2266
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 04:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

OMG .. we go here for the James Beard Chowder (we split a bowl), the Bread, and the Desserts - Julie is the Pastry Chef and, YES, you can taste the LOVE :D :D :D The coffee is mighty fine too !! Don't be confused, the Front of the building says Rochester Chop House (Kabin Kruser's in the front, Chop... More 

Thank Pastor F
Birmingham, Michigan
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Great seafood chowder, fresh oysters always available , terrific salads, fun bar. We cannot leave without splitting the cream puff sundae. Really great spot.

Thank Cathleen C
Rochester, Michigan, Usa
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Very good food and service. Like it for any special day or night out. Great choice for appetizers and Never disappointed in the seafood or steak dinners. Wide choice of food and drink. Just a nice atmosphere for a lunch or dinner.

Thank Dale P
Rochester, Michigan
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Kabin Kruser is a samll space with seating for about 40 or so in front of the Kruse and Muer flagship restaurant the "Chop House". From fish tacos done a couple of different ways, to oysters, mussels, and assorted other goodies in smaller portions that are large enough to share, the happy hour menu is wonderful!! Drinks are also at... More 

Thank Dennis P
Rochester, Michigan
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

This is a go to place when visiting Rochesters downtown area. Seafood is fresh, service is fast and friendly. Drinks are always good. Keep up the high standards!

Thank 622robin
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is very small, and the casual part of the Rochester Chop House (this restaurant is in the front - on Main Street). The vibe is laid back and fun. Great oysters. Large bar, great for an after work drink and oysters. Menu is always consistent and delicious. Oysters are shucked fresh as ordered. Great variety. The surf and... More 

Thank Sheila W
Rochester, Michigan
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This was a great little place to spend the evening with friends. Staff was attentive but not overbearing. Kitchen was accommodating with special requests.

Thank Laura G
Washington, Michigan
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240 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Had a girls lunch here right before Christmas. It's always chilly in this location so dress In layers but the food is always good like the other Kruse and Muer restaurants in downtown Rochester. The happy hour is always fun too because all the appetizers are half off. My husband loves that!

Thank Kristen W
Rochester Hills, Michigan
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

I love this tiny little bar/restaurant. It has such a nostalgic vibe and their Happy Hour is the best in the area! I love that the Kruser Fish Tacos are always on the menu!

Thank tsdulapa
New Albany, Ohio
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190 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

A great bar in the front of the Rochester Chop House. Quite a bit of seating, but because it is so popular, can be standing room only. Great oysters on the half shell, fish tacos, mussels, calamari. Calimari is the best we've had, and we've had lots. Tender, cut from the steak portion, so no rubbery tennicles. Awesome lemon/butter/caper sauce.

Thank ST23

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
04:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 306 S. Rochester Rd., Rochester, MI 48307
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 248-651-2266

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