Royal Oak Brewery

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Royal Oak BreweryRoyal Oak Brewery
BEER AVG
3.6/5
Based on:
23 Beers
115 Ratings
Place Score: 86
Ratings: 49
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask:
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Eatery ]

215 East 4th Street
Royal Oak, Michigan, 48067
United States
phone: (248) 544-1141

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3.86/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4

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Photo of Mothergoose03
3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4

This was stop #1 of our pub crawl this day with four people in our group. Beer and lunch were the objective at this stop. The brewery was very quiet this day, and that was a surprise to me for lunchtime, so the service was very good for us. The building's exterior and interior are both very appropriate for a brewpub, and the vibe was enjoyable. The view of the brewing equipment behind the bar added to the atmosphere.

We ordered a sampler flight that had 5 beers of the seven that were available that day. They were all good tasting, but I'll grade them from a C to a B-, so a C+ overall. They were all pretty much to style, just nothing that was exciting.

The food menu was interesting with its selections, and the food items that we ordered were all very tasty. We all agreed that the food deserved a B rating overall.

This is a cool brewery that is worthy of a visit, and I would visit again when in the area, but I wouldn't put it on my list as a primary destination.

Photo of SportsandJorts
3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Atmosphere: pretty much a middle of the way brewery. nothing that makes them stand out. I do like that they have a patio for nice summer evenings. When I was there they had odd tv choices, funniest home videos, bull riding and poker.

Quality: I was pleasantly surprised by their beers. I had two and tried two others. 3 of 4 were quite good and executed nicely

Service: good service. our appetizer, asiago dip, came out a little cold but it was replaced no problem and our waiter brought us extra chips right when we ran out. just the right amount of presence

Selection: 6 or so home brews. the ones i had were pretty good. but it is a ways away from having everyones perfect beer in stock

Food: good variety of unique dishes and common pub fare. Some of it was pretty tasty too

Overall: I was pleasantly surprised by this place. I would go back but probably not until their beer menu changes a bit, as i like to try all new things.

Photo of Kerrie
3.25/5  rDev -14%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Went here for a friend's birthday party. The atmosphere inside was pretty dark (which I'm fine with) noisy, crowded and packed. It was too busy to get a seat outdoors, and we would have had to wait quite a long time. I do eventually hope to go and check out their outdoor area eventually.

The service was super slow, however. I've had much better service in crowded places before. Our drinks were empty too long and it felt like a millennium before the waitress even took our order, and even longer to get our food.

I remember their beer selection being quite small. I got their porter which was pretty watery and not that great, yet their raspberry wheat was excellent (better than WAB's, which is where I usually get them). That said, I wanted another but the slow service didn't allow me time.

The food was mediocre for the price, too. Overall, I am interested in trying it again to check out their outdoor seating, and maybe I can actually get two raspberry wheats this time!

Edit: Just visited again 5/14/13 and had a better experience. This time, we were outdoors and did not order food. Service was extremely prompt and efficient (so it's still an average of 3, given the terrible indoor experience, but I'd give a 5 for our outdoor service alone) and there were new beers on tap. The bf and I both loved the saison, which wasn't part of the menu last time. The outdoor area seems separate than the indoor in terms of service and still allows for ordering food. It's closed off, too, so you don't have the sun in your eyes or gawkers (this also means no people watching outside of the porch, so that depends on preference).

So my edited response: if you're able to score a seat outdoors (we went on a weeknight) I'd recommend that much more highly than indoors. Our outdoor experience was vastly different.

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Royal Oak Brewery in Royal Oak, MI
86 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.