208 5th Ave, Royal Oak, MI | Directions 4806742.486278 -83.147845
Mon - Thu, 11am - midnight; Fri, Sat, 11am - 2am; Sun, noon - midnight
BOUNCERS Will Beat Up the INNOCENT Customers – They don't even deserve the one star you are forced to enter just to publish your testimony. The owners apparently have a very immoral culture at Woody's if six or seven bouncers feel free to "set up" innocent customers by punching them in the face, throwing them down the stairwell (where there are no video cameras), blocking the door so nobody can witness the assault, and beating the customers senseless, kicking them in the head and face and back and stomach while they are lying at the bottom of the stairwell unable to defend themselves against a gang of 300+-lb bouncers. Afterward, they simply LIE about it by making up a story like, "he threw a punch at me." I happen to know one of their victims and know this victim did nothing wrong except sit in a chair someone else wanted, who threw a drunken hissy fit to try to get the chair. Even though he gave up the seat, the bouncers still came over and decided he needed to be "taught a lesson." For WHAT? Giving up his seat to a drunk "lady" patron? These bouncers and the owner should be in JAIL for assault and battery. Where is the Oakland County prosecuting attorney? Why don't the Royal Oak police arrest these losers?
Don't go if you know what's good for you!! – Does not even deserve a star!!! I went to attend a bachelorette party here Friday night and first the bartender was absolutely rude. I ordered 2 shots of patron, three times the shots had to be dumped out because there were stuff floating in the drink!!! Its either in the drink itself is contaminated with who knows what or the plastic cups (yes plastic cups!!!!!) were not clean. The bartender was frustrated he was making it the fourth time and thought he could just sell it to me with black stuff floating on it!!!!! Im not an idiot so I told him I don't want to drink whatever they make there anymore! So before you decide to get drunk and drink there make sure you look at what your drinking and please for your health safety don't order anything dark or you won't be able to see the dark stuff floating in you drink!! And if you decide to go there be warned ladies... it's all 16-18 year old boys trying to pretend they are over 21!!!! A lot were in there with fake IDs!!
Woody's Diner - Under New Ownership – 1st Level:
Free Entry - Full service Restaurant with Full Bar, Arcade/Trivia Games $0.50 each, Club Keno $1.00,
12 Plasma TV's. Handicapped Accesible both floors, Smoke Free
2nd Level: $5.00 Entry on weekends, DJ, Dancing (Standing Room Only). Full Bar, Pool table, Texas Hold'em
PROS: Under New Ownership, New friendly waitstaff, 70% more workers on weekends. 20-30 minutes average waiting time on weekends. New menu items, Kitchen now stays open till 12:30am. Both levels Handicapped Accessible (Elevator in Back). Pool Table/Texas Hold'em Touraments added.
CONS: Dirty Mens room.
ADDITIONAL INFO: They accept Cash, All Major credit cards and they are open:
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM - Monday - Saturday
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM - Sunday
Woody's offers Carry-out and Delivery thru a service company for a small fee (Limited delivery area).
Awful – I wish I would've seen these posts before last night. I will never go back to this bar. They are crooks. All the bartenders charge more drinks to your tab than what you actually order. If you do go, either pay cash, or keep a close count on what you get. And when you try to inquire about your bill, the bartenders will treat you very poorly. They will imply that your drunk and therefore don't know what you're talking about, or that you are cheap. They have absolutely no respect for the customer.
Bartender is a b!%*h – This place is the pits! Went there on Monday, June 30th, 2008 and was served by rudest bartender I have ever had the sorry misfortune of running into. The service was the worst I have ever encountered in all the years I have been going into Royal Oak. They charge top dollar for their drinks and meals, then they treat the customer like dirt. DO NOT GIVE THIS PLACE YOUR BUSINESS!! Go anywhere else but here.
With the economy the way it is, you would think customer service would be important to a restaurant. Obviously, this is not the case at Woody's.
So disappointing! – We were so disappointed with the service we received at Woody's in Royal Oak on Saturday. A large group arrived just as I was handing our server payment. Instead of returning with our change (about $20), the waitress decided to serve drinks to this group. I repeatedly asked for our change, and even chased the waitress across the restaurant in an attempt to get MY MONEY back. I was told "wait one minute." I had already waited 30 minutes - and was taking up one of their tabels while waiting. I finally found a manager who, instead of trying to do damage control with me, yelled at the waitress to give me my money. I finally got it after 45 minutes. Bottom line: They were not staffed for a Saturday night, and obviously don't hire the best employees. Oh, and did I mention our food order came out wrong? Worst dining experience ever. I will never return, and plan to tell all my neighbors in Royal Oak. With so many great restaurants in that city, there's no reason to return to Woody's.
Great place for lunch – This is a great place to go for lunch. You get a sports bar atmosphere, without the smoke and bad service. They have plenty of TV's (great place to watch the tigers over lunch), the menu has a lot of variety and the food is actually pretty good. Also, the tables move easliy so its good for groups.
Good Place to Watch Over Served Meat Heads!!! – Woody's could be such a great place with the location and all but it's like a keg party instead. Made for interesting people watching though theres always a chance that one of the huge bouncers will fight one of the huge meat heads that shows up. You would think a dance club would have a DJ right? Wrong they have a guy who looks like he's playing in a booth but he's actually playing a mix tape! I love hip hop and dance music and have seen tons of DJ's, so when the DJ started to bust out with a ridiculously good scratch I looked up to check it out. He was standing with his back to the crowd talking to a couple of guys? Strange I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone over 21 if your 18 with a fake you'll fit in great!!
Go somewhere else for your bachelorete party – I spoke to the manager two weeks before planning a bachelorette party to find out what the cover was, if we had to wait in line (all the details you need to plan a bachelorette party). The manager told me that there was no cover and we could come right in if we gave him the name of the party at the door. WRONG. When we arrived at the bar, the manager lied and said he had never talked to us - even though I had called and confirmed one day prior to the party. The manager was incredbly rude and disrespectful and basically called me a liar. It took us almost 40 minutes of arguing before he let us in the door. It's funny because all of the other bars were so professional and accommodating. I would never go back there. Who is the manager to be disrespectful to a paying customer - well should I say 20 paying customers?
don't go here! – WORST SERVICE EVER. At least 5 minutes went by after we sat down before getting any menus. Server checked back only one time, immediately after our food was brought out, before we barely got a bite in. I had to stop her as she was walking past our table counting her money, to bring me a water. I never got it so I had to go the bar, as did everyone else in my party for their next drink. We specifically asked for separate checks at the beginning, but one check was brought out to us, after again much waiting. We would have gone upstairs to dance after but didn't want to pay cover and give this place any more of our money. Go to O'Tooles, 5th Ave, or anywhere in Ferndale instead!
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