United States > Michigan > Royal Oak
ARH (87) Chicago, Illinois | June 2, 2014
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Small "hole in the wall" type, storefront restaurant. Itís done up inside with typical sea decor - aquariums, fishnets, ship wheels - but itís not overdone, just present. The waitress was personable with a quirky sense of humor and a genuine enjoyment about her. Plus she was good at making recommendations about the beers. They only have five standard beers, plus two seasonal beers, and some Budweiser bottles. The beers were above average quality, nothing stands out, but nothing was off putting either. The food was outstanding - I couldíve just eaten nothing but their Caesar salad (with anchovies, of course) but their Salmon Reuben with sweet potato fries was a winner for me. Of course, being a seafood joint, the price of food was a bit high compared to other brewpubs (although affordable for seafood), but the beer prices were fair (a flight of all seven beers for $7). Iíll definitely go back for the food, and the beer ainít bad either.
ryanfolty (205) Bourbon County, Minnesota | April 30, 2014
56 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 10/20
Visited with some co-workers and was surprised that this was also a brewery. The focus was the seafood for sure. The food was good and service was solid, but the beer was just okay. They had 7 available and did a flight of all for $7. I would come back for the food, just not the beer.
strongpieman (123) Mount Airy, Maryland | December 24, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Restaurant with good food and decent beer. Biggest complaint is that the beer was way too cold. That is ok or even necessary for bud light, but not a good beer. Food is very good and service friendly and knowledgable. Recommend that you order beers and let them warm on the table for 20 min.
mikem409 (231) bloomfield, Michigan | July 9, 2012
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
very cool gem in downtown royal oak its a fish restaurant but they make some decent well priced beer
KPD (201) Michigan | July 1, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Good crowd on Saturday for dinner. 8 beers on draft, flight of all for $5, small samples but adequate for tasting. Then can get 8 or 16 oz drafts. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the beers. The pils was nice and sessionable, the scotch ale was good and they have a good ipa and blond ale. The mussels were very good and lots of good choices for dinner. If you like seafood and beer this is a good place to visit.
jrallen34 (450) Chicago, Illinois | March 31, 2011
66 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
A seafood brew-pub in northern Detroit just sounds like a recipe for disaster. Totally skeptical to come here after Olga found this place. Thankfully, we did and this place was a stunner. Its not your typical brew pub, this place is more about the food, the beer seems to be an afterthought or hobby. The atmosphere is pretty weak and chessy with fish tanks and weird old decorations on the wall....The service was average, not beer knowledgeable, not friendly overall... The beer was above average brew pub fare. They had 5 regulars and 3 seasonals available. The serve them as a sampler for like 8 bucks, great deal, except when you see the serving sizes, 2ozs at best. They come on a nifty menu with descriptions, bonus. I didnít note any bottles or guest drafts, didnít ask though. The food is very good seafood, shocked again.
A very pleasant experience, I would come back. The beer is good, so is the food.
walleye (43) Sterling Heights, Michigan | January 13, 2008
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Finally got to go here for dinner. went today, sunday. only a few table with customer the bar area was pretty full. liked the ambiance was a little noisey for the few people that were there. food was great I had the catfish my wife had the salmon ravioli and my mon had the white fish all were very well perpared and tastey. now to the importent part the beer started with the sampler of 7 beers before dinner all were very good. I chose the golden pilsner to have with my catfish. If you are ever in the area this is a must stop for dinner and beer
Aggie80 (14) Michigan | September 3, 2005
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Excellent place for dinner and beer drinking. Up scale but not snobbish, the food is excellent and reasonably priced. Visit prior to catching a show or concert in the area and youíll make points with the Significant other and get your beer fix in. And one doesnít feel out of place with well behaved children. Some very good beers, too!
Eyedrinkale (129) Astoria, New York | June 21, 2005
40 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 3/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 9/20
Not a bad place (but I say that because itís walking distance to my house). Go during Happy Hour which is until 7:00 where you can get $2 pints of their six or so beers. HH appetizers are good and about $4. The best selection is the porter. Nice wine selection as well.
Brad (16) Berkley, Michigan | March 30, 2005| Updated June 28, 2005
64 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Nice place to meet friends for drinks and appetizers. Not to bright, but it also doesnít have every light turned off, creating the perfect ambiance. The food is amazing, seafood mostly, with burgers and other typical pub dishes. They always have at least 4 or 5 beers on tap from their own brewery. The wait staff is very friendly, and the waitresses are for the most quite attractive. Definately my local hangout when I feel like getting out of the house.
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