Reviews of Red Ox Tavern (Restaurant)

3773 E Walton Blvd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326

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David Morton

Amazing pizza and our server was amazing. It was busy everything was timely.

Holly Windom

Great food reasonable prices clean place safe parking

Scott Alan

One of the FEW bars that you can leave your ciggies n lighter out by the fire pit. Come back one beer later, still there.

Eric Alamat

Been there several times and have yet to have a positive experience. Have tried soups, sandwiches, salads, and pasta dishes and everytime have been left wanting. Prices are too high, service is average at best, and food is sub par, especially at the price points they offer it at.

Adam DeJans

Had a great fried pork belly burger, good bear, but service was incredibly slow

Ron Houseman

Good beer selection. Good service.

Fernanda M.B.

I love the vibe of this place and stuff is very great as well

Elinor Satawa

Busy Saturday night. Service ok but both our orders were on the over done side and tasted dry. I had the turkey burger and my spouse had the Cuban panini. Good selection of tap beer.

Stephanie Mullen

Had a lot of fun! Great drinks. Great food. Our server was beyond nice and professional!! Would recommend and I am definitely going back.

Brianna Corrado

Awful service. Food was so bad we couldn't eat it. Went to pay for the food we didn't eat at the end and the waitress threw my credit card on the floor and didn't take anything off of our bill. Needless to say, will not be back.

Angelia W. Chapman

The server was slow, but the food and live band made up for what she lacked in customer service.

Jonathan Chan

Food variety was good (and the food itself was great), but we didn't have waiter service for quite some time when we arrived

Martin Agosta

Like this place a lot. Good food and drinks!

Dawn Falk

Good food, good service

Ben Lightner

In a word: underwhelming No greeting, everything low energy, bland service. Food was quite average. Will not return.

Melissa Lauten

Delicious food, decent price, fantastic atmosphere. Patio has flowers and strings of lights, inside has pool & shuffleboard tables. Friendly, attentive waitstaff. Would definitely go back.

Jenn Ziskie

We had a surprise going away party at Red Ox tonight and I cannot say enough positive things about my experience! From the first phone call making the reservation a few weeks ago until tonight the staff has been absolutely amazing! Thank you for making the party so easy to plan and a huge thanks for taking such great care of our huge party!!

Sulahmon Frazier

Banned because I was belligerent drunk once three years ago at 22. I’m 25. Nothing broken, no one injured, I was just a young dumb adult. Can’t drink here anymore. Staff was amazing but 1 star because the owner is whack, and I’m petty. I won’t lie, I enjoy my times here. But, again I’m being petty.

Denise Schwerin

We were seated promptly because we arrived at 5:30. Our server arrived to take a drink order right away, and then came back and took our order. Once we received our order the server never came back, I ask someone else if they could please get me something they told me they weren't in for my server. 15 minutes later I still didn't have it we never got our Waters refilled. We normally really like to eat there but it'll be a while before we go back.

Keith Major

Visiting for a business trip and the restaurant was recommended by a friend and it was Great! The Buffalo Chicken Pizza, Fish Tacos and appetizer were outstanding! A must try if you are in the area.

Monica Armstrong

I used to go to OU and my rec center staff would always talk about this place. But I think it's the worst bar and grill I've ever went to... My mom and I got some loaded fries which was cold with clumpy cheez whiz and bacon bits. Both my drinks cost way too much to not taste like alcohol. I thought I would play it safe and get the battered fish and chip, but that was a disaster. I told my mom don't get the ribs since it was our first time, but she did and that was horrible too.... Never would I ever go here again.


Chips were old and stale, but otherwise everything was good.

Colleen Campbell

I recently came here for the first time in about a year. It's a consistently busy and happening place, a fun but not too intense atmosphere. A favorite for the OU crowd, probably more so for staff and faculty, especially during lunch. The food is good and I was happy to see some vegan options, although just a few. More than most! Good draft beer selection but a wee pricey depending on what you get.

Carrie Eggers

Great beer here and their fish tacos are amazing.

Greg Williams

Good food, decent beer selection!

Brian Carl

Very good bar food with several traditional American dinner options. Decent beer and drinks list. Usually pretty busy and loud,but not obnoxious

Brita Higgins

Very good food. Known for burgers and pizza. Excellent service and we had a large crowd of 30 on a Friday night.

Christopher Wiggins

Drinks and food were all very good. Waiter was lacking but not intolerable. Pretzels were great.

Terri Bueckert

Great food. Great prices. Lots of big tvs with a variety of sports shown.

William Hite

Food was good also we have started going there to play euchreon Monday nights

Daniel Bellmore

Great service food and ales.

Jacob Z

Lots of seating and well staffed. Lots of TVs to watch in every location. Menu is a decent size and everything I've tried there is good. I like the paninis the most. Great spot for lunch during the week.

Julie Wheeler-Nieves

Nice outdoor dining space, food is typical Pub Style, food and service was good

Gary Telleck

Food was good atmosphere and noise level too loud to carry on a conversation. 1 group of 10 people were so obnoxious and load, we could not even hear our waitress speak. This went on for more than an hour with no effort from a manager to correct.

Desamber Vork

Best food and drinks great prices. We had a blast

wendy seifert

This is a very friendly place. Our server Tom is always very pleasant and helpful. He is great with people. Overall everyone we come into contact there is very pleasant. They also have great food at a reasonable price.

Scott Fauver

Hot staff good hot food. Cold beer. I think all bases are covered. Oh! Big selection of great beer on tap.

Diana Gaisser

Wonderful food and service!!!

Joe Summers

Great place, great people, great food lots to do want watch!

Catharine Goepfert

My husband and I come here a lot, since we live in an apartment complex near by. We've always received amazing service, however, we definitely have a favorite waitress. We always ask if Amanda is there. She's always so kind and courteous, especially regarding our toddler. The food is always perfectly cooked and the drinks are amazing.

Len Phipps

Friendly staff and good food

Michael Fiorillo

Good food and decent service. Best breadsticks and dip ever

G. W. McKlintock

Edit: yes I have the right location. Walton n squirrel. First you deny my business, then you treat me like I don't know how to locate a place? Im a level 6 Google Vuide. I know how to find a place on the map. Went at 10pm with my 17 year old son to catch the end of the game and grab a bite and they told us at the door he had to be 21. We said they were just gonna eat and watch the game. The lady said the kitchen was closing. This was a Thursday night. They weren't busy at all, but that should be even more reason to welcome paying customers.

Kirsten P

I'll preface this by saying I'm typically very forgiving with my grading. This was disappointing. I ordered tacos, and a side of mac and cheese. The mac and cheese had no flavor whatsoever. The tacos were already soggy when I got them, the meat hadn't been drained and was dripping everywhere. Opinions from others at my table were that the French onion soup was mediocre; the chili was average/good; the egg cheeseburger was dry and had no flavor, it wasn't cooked how they wanted. Honestly, we agreed the best thing we had was the fries, and the breadsticks with cream cheese. I would never recommend coming here. I would probably have given it fewer stars, but there was no wait, the service wasn't bad, and the bathroom was clean. Unfortunately the food (you know, the most important part of a restaurant) just wasn't good. Haha

Lewi Custom

Not the greatest of anything here in my opinion. Food is subpar, staff are friendly but male bartenders may flirt with your spouse a little too much. Cleanliness is way below my standards and therefore will not be ordering food from here anymore and since my last visit at the bar... will not be returning for even a pop or two.

Derek Morris

Great selection of beers and great shareable dishes. Service staff is selling to work with you if you have a big party.

Jeff Stefani

Always a great time at the Red Ox. I love the fire pits outside.

Greg Fehlinger

Trivia night is the best!

Kaitlyn Hinkle

Came here on a Saturday around 6pm and was not impressed at all! Our server didn't take our drink order until nearly 20 minutes after we sat down and left our glasses empty throughout the night. We had to specifically flag him down and ask for more water. He also never introduced himself and just seemed stand offish the entire time. The food was just okay, my sweet potato fries were barely warm and my burger was bland. My husband's chicken and waffles was such a small portion (one waffle and two chicken tenders) and not great. We also ordered a round of Kamikaze shots and they were not made right and they all looked different! Their draft beer list is extensive though and the overall atmosphere is nice. But I won't likely be returning.

A Garske

They have really improved their food since I had first visited a few years ago (and said I'd never return). The Brussels sprouts and Cobb salad were very tasty, I'd recommend then both.

Art Arsenault

Excellent craft beer selections.

Steve Brown

Good food and drinks

Joshua Smiatacz

Awesome food

Lexie C

Personaly my family loves this restaurant. But every single time that they have a party bigger than 10 people on the dining side of the restaurant they seem to have an issue. The service is awful when they have partys. Just a couple weeks ago we went in and waited 20 minutes and a waiter NEVER came. So we got up and left. And just today we walked in to a party of at least 40 and didn't even sit down because we knew it wouldn't be a good visit. But overall they have great food and drinks.

Daniel Cebreros

Nice place, good food and great place to see sport events.

d b

the red ox is a great place to go not only for dinner or lunch but to watch a sporting event. I have lived in the area for many years. My wife and i have never had a bad meal here.

Charles Osberger

Great MI brews on tap, some experimental varieties and some stellar IPA's!

Ryan Pendleton

The bouncer there thinks he is the king of the world. Guy treats people like they are all convicts, thinks he is funny and people like him but he constantly is harassing and trying to intimidate people. Service is hit or miss. Some people are great and others just don't care. Sit at the bar if you want decent service. Food is OK, nothing special, you can find their selection at any bar within a 5 mile radius without all the extra BS from the bouncer and the hit or miss service . Don't really recommend.

Eric Codebot

Relaxing patio dining

Nesha Collins

It’s like a new age CHEERS. Everyone knows my name here. They’re open late and keep the pizza oven going until 2am. The pizza is awesome and well priced. There are daily drink specials, quiz nights, karaoke, tons of big screens, pool tables etc.

Erick Fass

Service was good...good not so much☹

James Durga

Nice bar, killer menu, good staff, cool patrons, and one big'ol wall of TV's

sergio sarmiento

Love there Italian sandwich

Val M Simkus

This is your run of the mill bar & grill but it's fairly clean, the food is tasty, good menu and great waitstaff. Not impressed with the cleanliness of certain areas, especially the restrooms. Great place to grab drinks and watch sports games!

richard pompa

Thanks, fantastic experience. Excellent service.

John Gardner

Excellent food. It seems to me that instead of making bland food to appeal to the most people, they live a little closer to the edge and produce flavorful meals. I readily recommend this place.

Vanessa Wilson

We came here immediately following my sons high school graduation. Price for portions are fair. Close by. Everything is tasty. My sister ordered poutine fries which were great

Scott Westgate

Prompt and friendly service...good food and drink

Gordon Statz

Great food selection and service with wall to wall live sports coverage.

Owen Nash

Good service, lots of seating, nice rotating beer list. Great wings.

Karen Angelisa Shaw

Always enjoy myself here. We went after Adams High School graduation at OU. I was worried about the noise level with my mom and mature aunt. Turns out there was a side to the restaurant I had never noticed. Food and service was wonderful. My mom and aunt love to cook from scratch. They tried th chicken pot pies and loved it!

John G. W. VI

Plenty of room with a bar and dining area. Live music on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturday. There's shuffleboard (table) and a pool table. Trivia on Wednesday and drink specials from 2-6 and half off select appetizers after 10. The food is higher quality, not pre-fab flash fried, at reasonable prices, great for sharing. It's a good place for groups and has a hell of a tap (seasonal rotation along with staples) beer selection. Cocktails are top notch too. Located in a nice area by the college but not a college dive. TL;DR: Good place for eats and drinks with friends or colleagues and soft on the wallet.

Sue Beebe

Food and service were really good. Don't carry Black Velvet in the bar.

Larry Kirkpatrick

Good food with a good friend;

Bob Vannini

Good chili and food...plenty of TVS to watch sports..Monday is Trivia night..interesting questions with a comical host

Jason Jewell

Surprised by the food and beer selection. Had a well cooked tuna and the sauce was a good paired. The atmosphere was not to bad but there was more tv's then I would have liked (beer menus and sport casts). It was a little overwhelming.

Amy Gonte

Nicole was an amazing server! Food was very good. I had the chicken fajitas, which were good. Id probably get something else next time just because they have so many great things on the menu., from vegan burgers to pork belly, to ahi tuna. I will definitely go back.

Rene Simanovich

Oh my goodness! This place was just FANTASTIC! The food and service were great! Our server was Tom and he was GREAT! Very friendly, personable and on it! Will definitely be going back.


Great beef tips! The salmon sliders with bacon were amazing. Pizza was great, but too light in sauce.

Esam Mohammed

Nice place to hang out the food was great and service was good would defiantly visit again

Laura Robar

I really wanted to tell everyone that the menu on here is very incomplete. Please go to the restaurant website for an accurate menu. I sure would not have gone here from looking at the menu on this site. I wonder how many customers have been lost. And by the way, I would not call their food typical bar food, far from it. I havnt been there in about a year so I was going to look at the menu to get an idea of what I wanted to have tonight. If I hadn't been familiar with them and only saw this menu I would not have gone. It's a great place.

Dave Dare

All around great place, and the patio area is a good place to unwind at lunch or dinner.

William McRee

Great Vegan beyond burger. great service, nice atmosphere, friendly staff, live music occasionally, free and plentiful parking.

Christopher Ariss

Good food good service.

Larry Austin

Good food, great beer, and really cool place to go before a concert at Meadowbrook right down the street.

James Wallace

Love coming here after school with my buddies. Great food.

Nick Bezaire

Fastest service I've ever had in a restaurant, even at dinner rush. The fish tacos were amazing.

Joshua Kaminski

Prices are moderate. Service was not very good. (Everyone in our group had to ask for water refills after our glasses sat for awhile.) Food is pretty good for a sports bar. Yes, this is definitely a sports bar. -don't go if you don't like that vibe. -too many TVs!- Buffalo chicken pizza had good pieces of chicken but not a good pizza (the rest of it) Good place for groups as there were 3 or 4 larger ones at the same time and it worked well. Good craft beer list though.

Ryan VanDorp

Years ago, I'd come here with OU colleagues and we'd work while enjoying a beer. I also used to drop by for a good value burger and waffle fries combo. A couple years ago, I decided to try the pizza.. and I've found it to be one of my favorite BBQ chicken pizzas in the area. Although I prefer the pizza and burgers here, I've really never tried anything I didn't care for. Great selection of craft beers - some a little pricey, but never outrageous.

Jackie L

Great drinks even better fried dill pickle spears!!!

D Kane

Good happy hour, apps with a consistently friendly wait staff.

Michael bailey

Great food and service

Matty B

Tristen was on top if her game and very attentive. Highly recommend her and Stacy if you pop in. Great service and great food


Unique design. Clean bathrooms. Outdoor seating. Good location for reunions, wedding/baby showers ect. Sean was so accommodating. We were taken aback by how strong his work ethic was for being so young. To be more specific his anticipation of all 6 of our needs was ROCKIN; from our drinks to appetizers, to part of our group ordering entrees before the rest, to throwing in a perfectly timed to go order of the meat and cheese platter. We were a somewhat needy group and he never showed a trace of frustration. Grand finale: at the end we noticed he had tables on very different parts of the restaurant. Would have never guessed it because he was always there when we needed him.

Dean Moser

Cold beer, great food and staff. This is one of my favorites.

Brian Ernst

Tomatoes on BLT a bit new....other than that GREAT!!

Johan Knelsen

Good food at a great price

Scott Williamson

Nice spot. Pretty good food. Good prices. Lots of TV's to watch and friendly staff. Perfect spot to hit up before heading to Meadowbrook for a concert.

Bradley Charboneau

We were group of 20 and they handled us well

Charleen creger

Good food and service

Panda Bear

Great and friendly Service. Attentive wait staff. Good food! Will continue to go back.

Ryan Healey

The food is exceptional and the patio is a very enjoyable place to have a beer or two on a nice day.

John Fillion

Good meeting place for group get togethers.

jessica gerig

We brought a party of thirty in after a soccer match. They were great to reserve with and accommodating to us. Food and drinks were amazing and timely for such a large party. We spent two hours there just talking in a great atmosphere. Highly recommend.

Patrick Lewis

Great inside sports bar atmosphere or comfortable outside seating in the shade

Amber H

Best chicken tenders and honey mustard in Auburn Hills

Brian Kitka

Nice place to see a game. Good food and beer selection

David Kowalczyk

Very good service. Great beer list.

Grant Gillispie

Standard American sports bar and restaurant with slightly above average food. Good fried fish, solid burger, and good salads all leave me satisfied. I get the impression they actually try to make good food unlike many restaurants in this genre. I don't think you'll leave with your mind blown, but you should leave satisfied.

Morgan Senick

The chicken and waffles is really good. So is the ahi tuna. Fairly priced sports bar!

Giulia Savu

Sticky place! Everything is dirty here: table chairs floor, they used same cloth to clean chairs and table.

Nathaniel Zorach

Service is utterly mediocre. Beer list is good, but both beers I had were inadequately carbonated and had the distinct taste of poorly maintained lines. There are a few palatable food items. More TV screens playing more sports than you can possibly want.

Sebestian Segro

Good food and service.

John Kenned

Great choice of draft crafts but real slow, slow service. Nachos were great the first round but after half an hour waiting for 2nd round got tired of waiting and got the hell out. They need more wait staff. When you order a drink it should be like 5-10. So we cancelled 2nd round and will go elsewhere next time to watch MSU football.

Zanieka Carmichael

The burger was good. The fries were not.

Expert opinion

great place great food you can find something good on menu


Absolutely the slowest service I’ve ever experienced. Took over an hour for dinner to be served. Then to top it off my steak kabobs started to moo moo when I cut into them. I ordered them medium but they weren’t even close. Had to wait another 20 minutes for the waitress to come back. After that it wasn’t even worth the wait for another dinner. Definitely a very poorly managed establishment. Spend your hard earned money elsewhere

Grooms Irrigation

Ashley was Great.

Scott Jueckstock

Good environment good food

George Andrade

Nice bar and grill a little tough to get in and out during lunch in an hour.

David Strzelecki

Bread sticks are amazing. Cheese dip makes them even better. The other food options have never disappointed. Lots of fresh options on tap and friendly wait staff. Definitely a good place to end the night.

Kelly Perez-Vergara

I don’t know what happened to red ox, it used to be a favorite but the menu is changing in bad ways. Coupled with noisy unwanted live music, the noise level makes it hard to talk to people at your table. The servers are friendly and the prices are decent.

Gordon Summers

Good food, good service. Nice friendly staff.

blake rosser

I was here for twenty minutes and 4 different servers made eye contact with me and never came to even take my drink order. Absolutely terrible service NEVER coming back.

Tina C Stirzinger

THE BEST CHICKEN AND WAFFLES AROUND!!! I was eating at Red Ox on mine and my husbands anniversary. I've had other items on their menu, and they too are yummy, but since Chicken & Waffle is now on the menu that's what I order. Deeeelish!

Dale Burrell

The group I was with all liked their food. That's what I look for. That all are happy

Melissa Savino

Food was great, great atmosphere. Staff could of been nicer. Hostess and waiter were not nice. But the food was awesome

Kenya Hillie

Cant wait to go again

Alinuru dot com Yasin

So close to home, I can walk there... Guess what? I normally do... I can walk in a weave, straight, and no pulling over. The joys of drinking and walking, no? Thank goodness for Uber and Lyft... Cheers!

John Crary

Great place with good food in a friendly atmosphere.

Marilynn Leedom

Food was good. My neighbor ordered a small salad and I thought it was too small for the price.

Ryne Drogemuller

Burger was a little over done, Combo Platter was a little too buttery.

Trina Barua

Liked the vibe, food and beer over there.


Great Waiters, even better food.Guacamole house made chips are great. Love the karaoke nights!

Mark Bates

A so-so experience. There was a fair sized beer list with many craft beers leaning strongly to IPAs. The cheese curd appetizer was extremely greasy. There was literally about a teaspoon of grease in the bottom of the plate. The burger wasfine, but price was good with the special. The loaded fries came cold. They might have been good, but that was a bummer. The waitress keyed into that after and asked if anything was wrong. She had said they would have replaced them, but we didn't have time. Service was solid. In all, an average experience.

Yaser alsabti

Its the best sport bar and restaurant i have seen yet

Robin Anderson

Good service food was bland no taste. A party of 9 and 2 kids none of us were satisfied!

Shanan Thode

Service was a touch slow, and the chips were stale and greasy, but otherwise it was all good

Misty Thiel

My husband and I stopped in for our anniversary and did not expect much with it being a bar. This place blew us away. Our meals were delicious (wet burrito and chicken alfredo) and the drinks were fantastic. Our waitress was very helpful. Great atmosphere. Coming back!!!

Julez Santana

Best fried pickle spears!

mike gyger

I was impressed with the way I gave them such a short notice on tables for 25 of my Vikings family for the Vikings vs Lions game. We will make this our bar now on the week of the Vikings game next year. Everyone loved it, so see you next year ... The Hulkster

Greg Donahue

Red Ox has to be my most favorite bar to go to after work. Great service and food is delightful.

Monie Love

The food was mediocre at best. If it were not for my awesome server Amanda this evening and my dinner companion, I would've scored two stars. My Spanish rice was crispy as if it were heated in an oven and dried out. The burrata was yummy but, the salad was lacking as a whole. I did however enjoy my chips and guac and my club sandwich.

todd williams

My first time here, good food, good service and good atmosphere

Scott McKenna

Nice atmosphere. Definitely have the fried cheesecake

Erik LePere

Great food. And comfy atmosphere

Denise Stacer

Booked my daughter’s rehearsal dinner here. Management and staff were amazing from start to finish! They made sure that we got the exact event we wanted with no hassle on our end. Food and service were excellent. Very reasonable prices with great value. We highly recommend.

Dawn M

I had a great time enjoying some drinks with my coworkers. Great environment but the food is just subpar.I'll give it another go. Great ambiance with an outdoor fire pit like bar seating! Also, it's a wee bit expensive for the portion size but like I said not too shabby

Ed Zomby

Mediocre at best


The staff was polite and did their best to accommodate our large party. Our servers were attentive and never let our drinks run out. The food was really good and far better than typical bar food. They had a large selection of beers on tap and mixed drinks. I personally enjoyed being outside on the patio, not entirely surrounded by city scenery.

Michael Gingras

Red ox is the total best. It's comfortable laid-back atmosphere is always welcoming. Great beer selections on draft. And the pizza is unbeatable. Service is always fantastic.

Vincent Saunders

The atmosphere is nice and open, You won't feel crowded. The Hangover burger is great. My daughter had the chicken sandwich and thought it reminded her of. Home. Service is a little slow. I will go back.

jed ross

Great place for a drink and dinner. Always stop in before a concert at Meadowbrook music hall

Derek Smith

Been here a few times with a large group and they did a great job of taking care of us. Good size drink menu. Entrees are better than your average bar food.

Danielle O'Dwyer

Nice atmosphere, seemed fairly clean. Great live music, pretty relaxed. Our waiter was very nice and attentive.

Roger Slicker

Little bit of a wait, but great food, beer and service

Greg Preston

Specials on billboard weren't the same as inside and the manager didn't care or try to accommodate our group.. Food is okay

Sean Parent

Red Ox is always a good value and the food is better than most chain restaurants. There are usually great drink specials going on and there are quite a few vegetarian options. Would give 5 stars based on that, however it is very much so a loud bar atmosphere during games and holidays so if you're not into the commotion it's better to check the schedule first.

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