O.w.l. in Royal Oak

27302 Woodward Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48067-0927, Royal Oak

Overview

Cuisine
  • Mexican
  • American
  • Diner
  • Vegetarian Friendly
Features
  • Takeout
  • Seating
Good for
  • Families witd children

Restaurant Hours

Monday

08:00 - 17:00

Tuesday

08:00 - 17:00

Wednesday

08:00 - 17:00

Thursday

00:00 - 17:00

Friday

00:00 - 17:00

I know when they opened, they weren't remotely accessible for people with disabilities. Did they ever fix that? I noticed they had removed their fake ADA parking space.

Much better now

What is price range? Are carryout available? Busy times??

Yes carry out always busy amazing food! A lil more pricy than a coney. Menu changes on the regular.

Are the hours here correct?

Yes

what does owl stand for?

Only somebody knows we dont know who that is. Its whatever you want. But I'm guessing you havent had it cause usually you dont care anymore once you realize how good it is. Get the chicken fried chicken. It's delicious. So are the tacos nachos cinnamon rolls horchata lemonade and the wings

How expensive is the food

It is not very expensive. Easy on pockets.

Does anyone know the acronym for o.w.l.?

Open while lit

Why are they listed as 24 yet closed whenever I come up there in the weekend?

I believe they're open 24 hours 6 days a week and close on Sunday evenings until Monday morning.

Review

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Sharon Sherwood
google
03.02.2024
5/5

I feel in love with this restaurant. Just amazing food. Honestly! Wish l had some now. Best potatoes!!!! Employees gracious. Please try this place. You will fall in love too

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Matt C
google
11.14.2018
5/5

Owl is a local hidden gem to go to after a night of drinking. They are open well into the morning hours of the night which makes this place a wonderful spot to go after the bars close. Purchased the chicken sandwich and it was in my opinion very good. It also helped that I was pretty hungry from drinking which made the sandwich taste like a angel was touching my tongue.

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Ashley Vollmer
google
10.15.2018
5/5

Incredible food every time I've been here

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Brittany Betties
google
09.25.2018
5/5

This place is legit! The food is awesome. It's not a large menu, so it's not overwhelming. It's Mexican food with a twist. That cinnamon milk drink (I believe it's called Horchata) is flippin' amaze-balls!!!

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Patrick Nagle
google
08.23.2018
5/5

Best brex-mex in town

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Cynthia Miller
google
08.20.2018
5/5

Good, quick food every time. There when u need a quick bite seeing their open 24 hours

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Nicole Mitchell
google
07.26.2018
5/5

I'm a vegetarian and I wish they had more vegetarian options. I've recently tried the veggie tacos and I really enjoyed them. I have non vegetarian family members that come from out of state to visit and when they come they always eat at the O.W.L.

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Tab White
google
07.21.2018
4/5

They close an hour earlier than google says.. but they have good fries

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Michael Spears
google
06.26.2018
4/5

Pretty good tacos here. The styles varies day to day. The chicken fried chicken was great. Nice gravy, excellent crust. Perfect eggs. Service is friendly and prices are very fair. Order at register and then have a seat. It does get crowded for weekend breakfast!

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Lauren Kovacevich
google
05.15.2018
5/5

Such a great find. Always pretty busy but their tacos and burgers are wonderful. We love their cheese fries but I’d try to order the cheese on the side if you don’t want it to be a cheese soup!

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Steve C
google
04.19.2018
5/5

The best chicken sandwich of my life. I'm only in town for a few days and I've eaten it twice. It helps that they offer takeout and it's within walking distance. Mask up. Take out options or a lone table outside which was great. Full menu of veg options as well. Not to be missed.

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Pamela Wade
google
04.13.2018
5/5

The food tastes good I had the chicken fried chicken meal (not the sandwich) it was great plenty of food at a good price too! Service was also good I will definitely recommend and return

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Arthur Johnson
google
04.10.2018
4/5

Would love to give 5 stars, but they need to adjust their prices on the sandwiches. While all are great, $13 for a bacon cheeseburger that doesn't come with fries is a little absurd from a diner - especially when an add-on fry is $4!! I'll just continue to go to One Eyed Betty's for my burgers at $14 with a mountain of fries. That is... Until OWL includes fries.

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Shelby McPherson
google
04.07.2018
5/5

O.W.L. is a great spot for just about any meal of the day. They don't have an extensive menu, but the few dishes I have had are great. My personal favorites are the nachos and the chicken fried chicken.

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Katelyn Missig
google
02.08.2018
5/5

I used to love this place. Best fries I’ve ever had, and then they changed their fries. They used to be curly fries but now they are thick potato wedge style, completely ruined it.After a response from the owner that they now have both types of fries, I am happy to change my review back to 5 stars.

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Eva Madden
google
01.22.2018
4/5

Skinny fries on chilli fries is not the best. Delicious none the less. We loved the hip crowd as well.

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Sheena Jackson
google
01.16.2018
5/5

Hands down a hidden gem that's a MUST TRY if you love food...

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Christopher Guiao
google
10.24.2017
5/5

Great 24 hour place for anytime eats. Good price and food comes out quick. Was impressed that I received my order within minutes on a busy Friday night. Had the chicken fried chicken breakfast, the sopa de pollo, chilaquiles, and my wife had the nachos. The cucumber lime drink was easily one of the most refreshing drinks I've had.

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William Vaughn III
google
09.18.2017
5/5

The food is excellent. Always been that way from the first time I came until this morning when I was last there. I eat at the O.W.L. 1-3 times a week. The food is awesome and the people working there are the best. Friendly professional and knowledgeable about all the menu items. I absolutely love this place. I usually go there around 5am during weekdays.

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Chad ShaferPT
google
09.13.2017
5/5

Love this place, some limited seating but the food is awesome the staff is great and the prices are very reasonable.And if you get a chance have a grilled cinnamon roll!

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Jana Chams
google
09.08.2017
5/5

Best food in town. Open 24 hours. My favorite burgers, fries, and tacos! A MUST TRY IN MICHIGAN 😍

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Jennifer Brown
google
09.05.2017
5/5

24 hour late night stop in and won’t disappoint. The wings and everything else is excellent. You’ll love it if you like spicy food too.

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kyra
google
06.19.2017
5/5

Asia is a fantastic worker. 24 hours but the service and food is always delicious. Come before the bars close but a super short wait. Friendly staff.

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Carol Kalvelage-Bohn
google
06.05.2017
5/5

Stopped in for first time. Very good service very good food. Very fair pricing. I the egg/avocado sandwich. Superb!

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Adam Failer
google
05.22.2017
5/5

Awesome food 24 hours a day. Amazing options, never left unsatisfied.

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Vaibhav L
google
05.12.2017
5/5

One of the best Mexican(and some fusion) food we have had in Detroit metro area. But oh wow the food was so good. Try chilaquilles- loaded nachos. The nachos were fresh and oh so good. And the chicken soup was full of flavors. Even the chicken wings were right on point. Loved loved loved the food.beat part is it is 24 hr diner themed. That leaves less seating and parking but I am ok with that. Definitely on our frequent visit list.

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Lon Rinn
google
05.11.2017
5/5

Favorite late night diner. Still good but closes earlier since covid.

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Neha Saigal
google
05.09.2017
4/5

Small place, small menu. Excellent food, excellent service. Loved the bacon burger, the potatoes and the choco flan. Perfect for brunch!

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Noah Mamo
google
04.25.2017
4/5

I don't come here often because it always looks crowded, but for good reason! The food is very good. Tonight I had the chilaquiles...they were good, but I prefer their avocado toast and tacos. My daughter had the grilled cinnamon roll and loved it.

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Annie Beaubien
google
04.18.2017
5/5

OWL is always delicious!!! Their nachos are one of my favorite dishes I’ve had at a restaurant, but you can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. The only downside is it is a very small restaurant, so there can be a wait for seating. However, their carry out is also a great option!

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Sankarsh Kanth Aekbote Vishnukanth
google
04.14.2017
4/5

I live this place for the vegan jackfruit tacos

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rosemary o'connor
google
04.06.2017
5/5

Listen... I’ve driven past this place sooo many times and decided to get late night wings. The staff were incredibly kind and the buffalo wings were slappin!!! Tonight, we got macha, buffalo, AND dry rub wings. All delicious, but our favorite is the spicy buffalo. I also got a cheeseburger (also tasty) and the mango dessert... spicy, flavorful, and so yummy. It’s different than your usual sweet dessert, but I will definitely get it again. If you haven’t been to OWL yet, you’re missing out. Oh... and did I mention the staff are awesome?!

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Jamie Paravantes-Anderson
google
03.07.2017
5/5

Absolutely the best Mexican restaurant around. It is a small, quaint building. Not a lot of seating. Worth the wait. They are open 24 hours six days a week. Sunday, they close earlier. The tacos are absolutely phenomenal! Everything that comes out of that kitchen is five stars. I am blown away with the quality, and taste of their food. The service is amazing. The staff is very kind. FIVE STARS!

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Mike Alsobrooks
google
10.20.2016
5/5

Great tacos. Friendly staff. Great place to eat while watching cruisers on Woodward.

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Mathew Riley
google
09.22.2016
5/5

Great diner! Everything on the menu is great. Personally my go to is the chilaquiles and the chicken fried chicken. If you have an extra minute stop my the tropical fishpond and take a look at the amazing birds

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Silvia K
google
09.05.2016
5/5

O.W.L has the best nachos around! The burgers are delicious too. Fast and friendly service, we love this place.

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Bee Denard
google
08.23.2016
5/5

Great Service. Low key late night spot really good food!! Super cool people!!

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Joe Hakim
google
08.19.2016
5/5

Wonderful 24 hour spot. Torta Ahogada is always a great choice.

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Derek Sylvester
google
08.18.2016
5/5

Awesome! Love the chicken fried chicken it was the best, just do it, incredible seasonings. Large portions, so you can split it. Also if your diabetic and avoid cinnamon rolls like the plague but have one only once a year, that once a year should be here. Again, they are big enough to share.

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Hannah Joy
google
08.13.2016
5/5

The food is amazing, full of flavor and wonderfully made. The best pickled onions I've ever had. I'm already planning a reason to go back soon. They also were great about our allergies and super friendly. The Hibiscus tea is wonderful.

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June Billie
google
08.04.2016
5/5

Wonderful, authentic Mexican food! Open late too...highly recommend!

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Cody Tesnow
google
07.07.2016
5/5

Maybe the best little diner West of New York and East of California. Chicken Fried Chicken with gravy. Chilequiles. Cinnamon rolls. If you’re within 30 miles of the place, get there.

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FriedChicken
google
06.20.2016
3/5

Chicken wings are good. Everything else is meh. I had one of the worst tacos here. They were so bland. I guess of you were drunk you won't taste the different

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Jessica Grate
google
06.18.2016
5/5

Consistently great diner-type food with a Mexican twist. Must haves: the chili, chicken fried chicken and gravy, and the cilantro potatoes. Parking is right off of Woodward and tiny so that can be a bit of a challenge. Get in here!

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Ali Khan
google
06.13.2016
2/5

Owl used to be good. i’m not sure if they changed owners or something but i noticed that the quality of their food went down. this place used to be so good for the last couple times i came here, i noticed that the food isn’t what i used to be.

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John Grundhofer
google
05.19.2016
5/5

We love this place. Small diner feel with outstanding menu, great food. Mexican meets breakfast. Fresh nachos made while you wait, rotating tacos of the day, very cool folks.

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Shawn P.
google
05.14.2016
1/5

Terrible food. Definitely don't ask for nachos. I wo der who actually came up with their recipes. I wont return.

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Jaime Brown
google
05.09.2016
5/5

This place is great! Staff are super nice, portions are perfect and man it all tastes so good! Their macha sauce is heaven, their grilled cinnamon bun is worth it's own Instagram account.

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David Tushman
google
01.22.2016
5/5

Fresh, tasty and generous portion. Great simple decor and casual diner atmosphere.

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Delisa Fields
google
01.14.2016
5/5

Laurel is a spectacular server! I can't believe she remembered me from my previous visit and my order--then she advised my sister on how to have her delicious sandwich built to accommodate her dietary issues. Tip her well, please and thank you!

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