Tom's Oyster Bar

Corner of Beaubien and Jefferson, right across from the RenCen
Parking: Valet parking in the evening, or use nearby lots

Restaurant Details

The new Tom’s Oyster Bar has opened at the corner of Beaubien and Jefferson, across from the Renaissance Center. With its tin ceiling, dark paneling and blue-and-white checkered tablecloths, the restaurant creates the feel of an authentic New England chowder house. The large, U-shaped bar is accented with brass railings and is surrounded by tables; there’s plenty of room for socializing with friends and colleagues. The well-stocked bar offers an extensive wine list and a fine assortment of microbrews.

Check the blackboard for a list of the daily specials; they include six ever-changing varieties of raw oysters, sold individually for $1.95. Try one of each variety in the raw oyster sampler ($8.95), or baked, Rockefeller-style. The oyster bar also serves several other hot and cold appetizers, from Maryland crab cakes to smoked whitefish to Tom’s famous clam chowder; the main menu features a large selection of entrees with an emphasis on seafood — up to 20 fresh items daily. Try satisfying and warm soups including Tom's clam chowder, seafood chowder, crawfish bisque or "seafood chilli."

Map

Nearby

  • or

Newsletters

Join Detroit Metro Times Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Things Detroit does better than other cities, according to Reddit

We love a good Reddit trend, and one of the latest to pop up has been users sharing things they believe their…

By Alex Washington

“Coney dogs. You can’t get them where I live.” —Triposer
20 slides

30 spots for late-night eats in metro Detroit

There’s nothing like a late-night bite, especially after an evening out at a nightclub or concert. While many restaurants and bars have…

By Lee DeVito

American Coney Island has served diner fare out of a flatiron building in Detroit since 1917.
31 slides

Everyone we saw at the Joyner Lucas show at Saint Andrew’s Hall in Detroit

Grammy-nominated rapper Joyner Lucas brought his "ADHD Tour" to Detroit's Saint Andrews Hall on Wednesday night. Joining Joyner Lucas on his 20-city…

By Josh Justice

Everyone we saw at the Joyner Lucas show at Saint Andrew’s Hall in Detroit
58 slides

A tour inside Detroit’s Masonic Temple, the largest in the world

This month marks 100 years since the first cornerstone was laid for Detroit’s majestic Masonic Temple, a hulking building at the corner…

By se7enfifteen

A tour inside Detroit’s Masonic Temple, the largest in the world
75 slides