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Red Coat Tavern

) #1 of 162 Restaurants in Royal Oak €€ - €€€ American, ,
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” (83 reviews)
“burger” (337 reviews)
“clam chowder” (30 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Soups, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
31542 Woodward Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48073-0933
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

While there is the traditional Red Coat vs Millers Bar argument as to the very best burger (they're both quite awesome) it is clearly Red Coat that stands out to most everyone who's been there. I have traveled quite a bit and would put Red...More

Thank Larry G
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been going to this restaurant since I was a young kid...it opened in 1972. It has been consistently good for 45 years! They really have the best burger I have ever had and I believe it's only $7.95. There are 20+ toppings you can...More

Thank Lori L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been coming to RCT since I was a little boy and their recipes haven't changed. It is dark, dingy, and grungy in this place but the food is great. There is ALWAYS a wait here. The onion rings are to die for!!

Thank troutcatcher04
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had one of the best burgers and largest burgers in a long time. Service was a little slow and not very friendly. But the Burger made up for it.

Thank M4477FTrichardh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you like large portions and a very flavorful meal you will love this place. Never a disappointment. Due to this you will have to wait for a table. Great sandwiches and the chowder is delicious. I can make a meal of this with just...More

Thank Caren K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love coming here during "Dream Cruise" week. The foods good even though it's crazy busy!! The onion rings are the best!!

Thank Patricia B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

No complaints. This is a burger burger joint with great appetizers and so so wine so stick with the brews and you'll not be disappointed in the least.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Red Coat tops the list of all burger joints! You can decide how fancy you want your meat to be, and then eat it plain (the meat is that good), or top it with anything from pickles to burnt onions! So, so good! It can...More

Thank kstachecki
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We love The Coat - the burger, fries and onion rings are outstanding. Place is always packed, long wait to get in during peak hours. Food is always good. But I can't deal with how outdated it is and it needs a really good deep...More

Thank Anne_Pereira
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Went here for lunch with old friends! The service was very good for a lunch crowd! Nice soups and salads for lunch! It has been several years since I was here last! Still a great place to eat! Right on Woodward in a good location!...More

Thank maplerun62-Steel
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Gluten free options?
11 July 2016|
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Response from LIMLAH |
You would need to call and ask.
Debbie K
How can I buy a bottle of your raspberry vinaigrette salad dressing or if you make it yourself what do you use
27 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.
Reservations required for parties of 8-10?
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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
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: 31542 Woodward Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48073-0933
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Royal Oak
  • Phone Number: +1 248-549-0300
  • E-mail
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