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Tavern on The Main

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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235 S Main St, Clawson, MI 48017-2064
+1 248-588-1696
11:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sun 11:00 - 02:00
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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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309 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had the Salmon dinner and was very disappointed at the size of the meal. Very small piece of Salmon,. Tasteless, tiny boiled potatoes, without any seasonings. Not worth the money,. The salad was crisp and fresh. The tables are set up oddly. Long tables for 8 or 10 people in the middle and some smaller tables on the side.... More 

Thank Maryann B
Sterling Heights, Michigan
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

I enjoy the food and have spent many lunch hours in here. I went to the website today to review the menu and ordered the Marinated Chicken Breast sandwich. I have always paid $7.25 for the sandwich, which is the price shown on the website menu. I went to pick up my sandwich and found the price to be $8.25... More 

Thank johnson5532_2
Berkley, Michigan
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Burgers are sold at so many restaurants, so if you're selling them they should be good. Tavern on the Main has good burgers. It came with cheese, (optional, of course), lettuce, tomato, and onions. I added ketchup which was soon placed on the table along with other condiments soon after we sat down. We ordered, and our food arrived about... More 

Thank bigjoe950
Plymouth, Michigan
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

This is another of our favorite stomping grounds in Clawson. They have great burgers, good beer specials, and a great view outside on the patio. Their french fries are so good with ranch dressing! Yum!!

Thank kferstle124
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543 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

Great burger, far above average. Great dessert (apple pie, cheese cake). French fries not so special. Friendly service and nice environment. A good stop.

Thank Hedin
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

The food is all above average (shout out to the burgers and homemade soups), 3-4 stars. Draft beer selection is limited and most micros are bottle only, 2 stars at best. The patio is fantastic, indoor seating is cozy but acceptable, restrooms are small but clean, 3+ stars. What really stands out is the service. Absolutely 5 star. They're about... More 

Thank John M
Oakland County, Michigan
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223 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015

Seeing that they offered outdoor seating, we stopped in for lunch and other than that, I can't think of anything that was appealing about this restaurant. Service was extremely slow. No kids menu, so we paid $9 for an order of chicken tenders, $7 for a grilled cheese sandwich and $5 for a basket of fries. My husband who never... More 

Thank dmacnmi
Tavernier, Florida
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180 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015 via mobile

A typical pub, lively and great craft beer selections. We went for the burgers and were very disappointed. Our first mistake was when we were not asked how to cook our burgers and not correct this. All three of them came beyond well done, dry and tasteless. The brioche bun was stale. The fries were excellent but we were told... More 

Thank WinnieTavernier
Huntington Woods, Michigan
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35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015 via mobile

My fiancee has always said that this place has great burgers, and he is a pretty picky eater, so I was curious to see if I agreed. We stopped in for Dinner on a Friday around 630PM, we got a table right away. The service was fast, and friendly. We both had the Tavern Burger; bacon, swiss cheese with lettuce,... More 

Thank Danielle M
Warren, Michigan
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343 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 643 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2015

We have been here about four times. Even though they got good food and service is prompt, we always felt hesitant to invite friends or family due to lack of professionalism from some waitresses. There are a couple of waitresses who address customers as "sweeties" instead off sir or mam and... some other casualties of the sort. Restaurant has a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 235 S Main St, Clawson, MI 48017-2064
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Clawson
  • Phone Number: +1 248-588-1696

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?