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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” (69 reviews)
“burger” (251 reviews)
“clam chowder” (33 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
31542 Woodward Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48073-0933
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have gone to the Red Coat on-and-off for many years, it has seemed to be here. They offer delicious burgers and ham sandwiches served with plentiful french fries. They have many other offerings but we come here for the "usual." Though the actual size...More

Thank Edward B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is still the same as it was years and years ago. It is so dark that you are unsure of your footing coming in from the light. It takes a few minutes for your eyes to adjust! As always, they are known for...More

Thank BlueHeronOakland_MI
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We met a friend here for lunch because everyone knows where it is & that the food is great. It is an institution in the area, but even though the menu hadsn't changed in years, the options are such favorites with their regulars, there would...More

Thank 00vette48306
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Super cosy place. Excellent beers and the best Burger I ever had! A must to go to if you are in town!!

Thank Jkuester63
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took my oldest son here for his first time visit. Not disappointed again. Almost immediately seated but there was a huge line forming directly after our arrival. Burgers for all. Son loved the Brasserie burger. Fries, onion rings, and cole slaw as sides. Great service...More

Thank Lakerspud
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's always buys .. weekdays and weekend, so get prepared to wait 30-40min. But guys.. the Burger you get then it's blowing mind. Wide variety of toppings and meat, amazing. I got hungry just thinking about it. Mac&Cheese, Onion Rings etc etc delicious too

Thank robbbi85
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't have a long wait. Decided to sit at the bar. Dimly lit. Had to use cell to read menu. We started with the calamari. A little over cooked but a good sauce. I had the Brassiere burger. Cooked the way I ordered. My...More

Thank 933cindyf
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were downtown in the D yesterday. And on the way home, we were hungry. Not knowing where to stop, I said, Let’s try the Redcoat Tavern. 1st time we were there. Never thought we would have to wait about 45 minuets for a table...More

Thank DandG1989
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Long wait even with the call ahead seating. Busy Saturday night. Burgers were great and the leftovers were still good!

Thank jessicastarbuck
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pretty cool place, a little dimly lit and very "red", but it's a unique atmosphere with great drinks and even better food! I got the macaroni and cheese with buffalo chicken added (this is a fantastic secret) and it was AMAZING. Highly recommend!

Thank Jonathan A
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11 July 2016|
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Response from LIMLAH |
You would need to call and ask.
Debbie K
28 November 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.
12 July 2015|
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Response from Tofftom | Reviewed this property |
They don't take reservations, but they do a call ahead seating and all members need to be present when you arrive. There will still be a wait, but not as bad. I would suggest you call at least a hour in advance if you have... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 35
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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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