If you’re online trying to find a list of the best restaurants in Royal Oak, Michigan, check out the following compilation of places to eat.
Beppé is a unique spot in Royal Oak. While they serve classic Italian and French-inspired meals, they aim to create a fine-dining “lite” experience. Beppé does this through a combination of a highly welcoming environment and incredibly efficient staff. Beppé is open from 4-9 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, from 11-9 p.m. on Thursdays and Sundays, and from 11-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Beppé is closed on Mondays.
The menu at Beppé is incredibly focused. It consists of three small menus: lunch, dinner, and drinks. Each menu consists of 10-12 masterfully-crafted items, consisting of classic French and Italian meals with modern twists to bring out a bit of personality and flair. Filet tips, vodka rigatoni, and salmon quinoa bowls make up only a tiny portion of the highly seasonal menus at Beppé.
Go to Beppé’s contact page for more information.
2. Kal’s Lunch Bowl
Kal’s Lunch Bowl is a laid-back Mediterranean fusion restaurant in the heart of Royal Oak. Owners Kal and Ann have built a restaurant dedicated to family recipes and their love for feeding their community. Kal’s Lunch Bowl is open from 10-7 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday and is closed on Mondays.
The menu at Kal’s is loaded with Mediterranean classics. From Fattoush and Taboula to Hummus (which varies by day!) and, obviously, falafel, shawarma, and other various pita wraps. And for those wanting to feed a family, the family bowls are absolutely packed with fresh produce and healthy, filling eats.
Swing by Kal’s Lunch Bowl’s contact page to reach out.
3. Detroit Eatery
The Detroit Eatery is a unique little shop on this list. Rather than focusing on traditional brick-and-mortar operations, they’ve opted to sell excellent street food from their walk-up window. They bring together American, Asian, Indian, and Mediterranean meals with style and substance. The Detroit Eatery is open from 11-10 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 11-3 a.m. on Thursday, 4-3 a.m. Friday-Saturday, and from 4-10 p.m. on Sundays.
The Detroit Eatery is likely your best stop for late-night, greasy, delectable eats in Royal Oak. While their menu is somewhat limited, it consists of classic New York street food. From gyros and butter chicken to Jamaican beef patties and samosas, there are perhaps too many choices for the hungry soul at Detroit Eatery.
Head to The Detroit Eatery’s contact page for more information.
4. Oasis Gourmet Cuisine
Oasis Gourmet Cuisine is one of those concepts that occasionally pop up, and once you visit, you ask, “Why did nobody else do this already?” Oasis Gourmet Cuisine is a grocery store with a top-notch deli and bakery that’s sure to get your lunch perfect and get you the best, most authentic Mediterranean spices and produce. Oasis Gourmet Cuisine is open from 8-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday and from 10-4 p.m. on Sunday.
While you can absolutely opt just to get groceries at Oasis, you would miss out. Their lunch special is both incredibly fresh and so affordable that it’s tough to pass up. You’ll be able to get lunch platters with hummus, tabouli, dolmas, kibbi, falafel, or warm pita and spinach pies. All in all, Oasis is an excellent stop for fresh Greek eats and groceries.
Go to Oasis Gourmet Cuisine’s Facebook page to reach out.
5. Roast – Royal Oak
Roast is a local Michigan coffee and breakfast stop with two locations: Birmingham and Royal Oak. They’re known for top-notch coffee, delicious and straightforward eats for both breakfast and lunch, and a super welcoming ambiance. Roast Royal Oak is open seven days a week from 7-7 p.m.
For breakfast at Roast, you’ll find an extensive toast menu (avocado, egg and bacon, almond butter, smoked salmon and schmear, etc.). And for lunch, Roast serves up paninis and sandwiches, wraps, salads, and several quick and easy sides – such as oatmeal, overnight oats, and parfaits, to name a few.
Swing by Roast’s Facebook page to get in touch.
6. BanDah Sushi
BanDah Sushi is a (deservedly) beloved stop for those in Royal Oak who just want a tasty, authentic Japanese meal. Whether you’re a sushi person or prefer noodles, poke bowls, or want to try something a bit less well-known, BanDah has you covered. BanDah Sushi is open from 11-9:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday and closed on Sundays.
While BanDah’s primary offering is somewhat in the name, they have loads more to offer than simple sushi and sashimi. As mentioned above, you’ll be able to get a decent assortment of noodles and soups, poke bowls, and even a few non-Japanese favorites, such as Bibimbap! All in all, BanDah is a great stop, no matter your palate.
Go to BanDah Sushi’s Facebook page for more information.
7. Smoky’s Cigar Bar & Bistro
Smoky’s Cigar Bar & Bistro is like taking a step into our country’s recent past. An incredibly extensive liquor menu and suitably-simple food menu are accompanied by the smoky richness of cigars outdoors and the warmth of a Cuban humidor indoors. Smoky’s Cigar Bar & Bistro is open from 5-10 p.m. Sunday-Wednesday and from 5-11 p.m. Thursday-Saturday – though their hours do vary season-to-season.
The menu at Smoky’s is incredibly straightforward. You’ll find appetizers such as sliders, potato skins, and a handful (four) of sandwiches or burgers. Beyond that, though, the main focus is on Smokey’s liquor and cigar menu. They have a two-page list of dozens of liquor styles and an extensive cigar and smoking accessory offering, to boot.
Swing by Smoky’s Cigar Bar & Bistro’s contact page for current hours and offerings.
8. Little Brothers Burgers
Little Brothers Burgers is perhaps the most American Midwest restaurant out there. With the company motto of “sliders by the sack,” I think what they offer is pretty straightforward – classic American burgers and fries. Little Brothers Burgers is open from 11-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, and from 1-8 p.m. on Sunday.
Let’s be honest – you know exactly what to expect here. Little Brothers Burgers has two primary things they sell: burgers and fries. While they also offer a few small things like corn dogs, chicken tenders, and milkshakes, the majority of their menu is dedicated to various takes on burgers.
Go to Little Brothers Burgers’ contact page for more information.
9. Kyoto Japanese Cuisine – Royal Oak
Kyoto Japanese Cuisine is a top-notch Japanese restaurant, offering many meals from across Asia. Kyoto Japanese Cuisine is, in its simplest form, a Japanese steakhouse dedicated to creating authentic Japanese and eastern Asian meals for all tastes. Kyoto Japanese Cuisine is open from 11-2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday for lunch, 4:30-10 p.m. for dinner Monday-Thursday, and closes an hour later on Fridays for dinner. They’re available from 12-11 p.m. on Saturday and from 12-10 p.m. on Sunday.
Kyoto Japanese Cuisine has several meals on offer. While they offer several Japanese classics such as sushi and gyoza, they also offer miso soup, fried rice, yakisoba bowls, and a pretty hefty selection of top-notch Japanese-style steaks and BBQ. With all said and done, Kyoto Japanese Cuisine is an excellent stop for those craving both steak and seafood.
Go to Kyoto Japanese Cuisine’s Facebook page for more information.
10. Green Lantern Pizza
And finally, we make it to Green Lantern Pizza. They’re a classic Midwestern pizza joint with eight locations across Michigan, complete with a sub and wing menu to accompany your greasy, fluffy-crusted pies. They’ve been around since 1955, too – so you know the pies are absolutely incredible. Green Lantern Pizza is open from 11-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, and from 12-10 p.m. on Sunday.
Now, you know what Green Lanter’s game is – pizza! Specifically, they focus on Detroit-style pizzas alongside pan and class Midwest-style pies. Additionally, you can find subs, sandwiches, wings, salads, and breadsticks. Ultimately, Green Lantern Pizza is a great stop for those late nights out that need a greasy meal to finish it off.
Swing by Green Lantern Pizza’s contact page to reach out.