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O'Briens's Crabhouse

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621 S. Opdyke Road, Auburn Hills, MI 48326
+1 248-332-7744
Today
11:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We come here about 10 times each year. I can not get enough of their wonderful pan fried perch. Always want a few more pieces, but oh well. The cole slaw is the best too. I have had both lobster and king crab legs over the years. The price of them always leads back to my favorite perch dinner. Usually... More 

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Thank Kim M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Ahhh a crab house ? In Pontiac michigan? Ok well then frozen fish it is , they have been there for 50 years so let's try it! Ok well yep it's a frozen crab hut in Pontiac michigan, it tastes like it sounds .

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Thank zombytraveler
West Bloomfield, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Went to O'Brien's the other evening with two of my girlfriends and we had a fabulous time! I had the snow crabs which were yummy, and I am sure I will try something new next time. The seafood is fresh, delicious and very well priced! Cozy, warm and welcoming atmosphere. There was a wait, as they had a full house... More 

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Troy, Michigan
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Finally, a place to get Whole belly Ipswich clams!! These are very good...not cheap...but a good serving and a shorter drive than to New England. This is my 3rd visit since finding them! Haven't tried anything else but the rest of the family has been pleased with their choices.

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Thank MsfussyMi
Birmingham, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

If you like fresh seafood at a fair price this should be your destination. Of course it is expensive compared to a crab shack on the Bay, but at least it is available. My wife and I dine her 2 x per month and have never been disappointed. And, it has recently been remodeled to freshen the decor.

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Thank Randolph W
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Great variety of seafood. Casual fun atmosphere. Wide range of prices/meals meant there was a good meal for any budget. Would recommend and definitely go back on our next trip to Detroit area.

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Thank Joe P
Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

To think we lived within one miles of this place and took 10 years to discover it blows my mind. Thinks bar with one row of booths along the wall, four or five free standing tables and you have the layout. But layout aside, the food is what sets this place apart. They serve great, great seafood. I love the... More 

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Thank Russ K
Troy, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

A gem located in a mall that has been here for years. OBriens know how to prepare seafood! The layout reminds me of an east coast seafood pub. While small, it does not seem overcrowded. Love a place that still uses linen! In season now, the soft shell crabs are second to none. Crab cakes quite good with home sauces... More 

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crusty26, Owner at O'Briens's Crabhouse, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words. Dan Dunsky owner/manager More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

Always a good meal. Fast Friendly Service and Great Food. Dan athe Owner is Usually there and makes you feel Welcome.

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Waterford, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

Been satisfied the few times I have eaten here. A little pricy for lunch, but a nice place to meet up with the girls for dinner.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 35
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 621 S. Opdyke Road, Auburn Hills, MI 48326
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Auburn Hills
  • Phone Number: +1 248-332-7744

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