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Red Coat Tavern

31542 Woodward Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48073-0933
+1 248-549-0300
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“onion rings” (75 reviews)
“burger” (402 reviews)
“clam chowder” (35 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
31542 Woodward Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48073-0933
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Reviewed yesterday

We dropped in for lunch and were impressed by the large selection of bottled craft beers etc and also so good ones on tap. The food was excellent. The Caribbean seafood chowder was one of the best soups ive tasted in a while. The burger...More

Thank Mikey88
Reviewed 5 days ago

My second time for lunch here based on a lot of good burger comments from friends. The burgers are very good (Better than average) but not as good as some have described. I would give the food four stars however the atmosphere is rather uncomfortable:...More

1  Thank silverbolt
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Standard American fare, often busy (a good sign), and good food at a fair price point. The atmosphere is warm, lighting toned down.

Thank Bill W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The burgers here are phenomenal!! The service was great, there is always a lively atmosphere here, great soups & salads, great cocktails, the Mt. Vernon sandwich is excellent. Get there early for dinner, or you'll have a 30-60 minute wait for a table.

Thank Borntotravel365
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect eatery for any occasion. Delightful flavors across the menu, with rock solid daily specials to boot. The kind of restaurant that seems to appeal to even the persnicketiest of palates. Call ahead especially for larger group as the wait can be a bit of...More

Thank dunkinfan2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love Red Coat Tavern but sure am missing the skinny fries. Lots of folks I talk with that are frequent diners miss them.

Thank annchrisk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and heavy pours. There's usually a wait to get a table but you'll have decent luck going early. Everyone loves the burgers.

Thank Matthew B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am a burger person and they are still the best. Yes the site is dated and lighting is poor and parking lot can be an adventure but after a burger and fries all is forgiven. After the meal just start planning when will I...More

Thank OriginalTaz
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

This is our go to place for burgers and clam chowder. I always eat too much but the food is always great as is the service. Definitely worth the visit.

Thank MommaB716
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

There is a very good reason Red Coat wins Best Burger awards, it is THAT GOOD! I have a Friend from UK who will also stop each visit to Detroit.

Thank Howard S
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July 10, 2016|
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Response from LIMLAH |
You would need to call and ask.
Debbie K
November 27, 2015|
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Response from Robert O | Reviewed this property |
(248) 549-0300 I am sure the management will be happy to help you if possible.
July 11, 2015|
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Response from rachel j |
They have call ahead seating, however, to ensure that your party is sat faster make sure everyone is present when you check in. Their policy is that they do not seat incomplete parties.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
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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