River Crab - St. Clair
River Crab - St. Clair

River Crab - St. Clair

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.muer.com/
  • Phone: 8103292261x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 2:00pm - 9:00pm
    Sunday Brunch: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Scott Schneider
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live Piano Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings.
    Live Bands on our beautiful deck every Wednesday night during the summer.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Yankee & Davis
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet / Free self-parking also available in our private lot.
A word from River Crab - St. Clair
Upscale casual dining on the beautiful St. Clair River. Enjoy fresh fish, mouthwatering seafood, choice steaks and local/seasonal favorites as you watch the boats and freighters drift right by.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
River Crab - St. Clair reviews from OpenTable diners
195 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (171)special occasion (138)great for outdoor dining (109)romantic (96)good for groups (51)great for brunch (50)notable wine list (47)fit for foodies (45)great for lunch (43)neighborhood gem (40)hot spot (21)vibrant bar scene (18)kid-friendly (10)late-night find (9)Show More
  • a Very fine place to dine!
    buster
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    A Excellent menu! Great Service! We will be back! Super view of he river and Canada,
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner for four
    Bkyworm
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    My husband and I decided to take another couple out for a "thank you" dinner. I used open table to make reservations and even though it was a rainy, cold evening the ambiance of The River Crab was warm and inviting. Our server gave us time to review the menu, as well as make recommendations. The service was great and the food even better. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed Dining
    HBdad
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Heard about River Crab from a friend and booked it for my anniversary. The atmosphere was excellent, and the place was crowded. The first item I ordered required 48 hour notice (really?), and they were out of choice #2. My wife ordered the soul which was good, and I got the Whitefish which was overcooked and tough. When I complained about it, the waitress was flippant and the manager did nothing about it.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Great food as always! The Stuff Salmon was a great choice!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Great food, great wait staff, great view. Many freighters and boats.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good service
    Formerlychina
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Ordered the sweet potatoe cheesecake by recommendation from our server, was good , but couldn't taste any sweet potatoe
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a view
    Mickylikesit
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    You can't beat the view at the River Crab, if your lucky you will see a Freighter pass by. Even though we are 1 hr. drive away we plan on going back soon.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hit or miss
    foodreview
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My wife had excellent snow crab legs, the best she's had in Michigan. I ordered sauteed lake perch and was extremely disappointed. The only thing I could think of while eating the perch was movie theater popcorn - that's how buttery it was and exactly what it tasted like. Gross! Absolutely not worth the high price tag. Service was fine. At a restaurant of this price I expect consistently good food, whatever I order. That is not what I got.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food Was A Let-Down
    NVY1
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Our group of four spent nearly $500 on dinner/drinks and for the most part the food was incredibly bland. The caesar salads tasted like they might have been dressed with mayonnaise (which took away from the anchovies). The mussels were steamed in a very bland sauce. And the steaks were actually terrible! Everyone was dipping bites in the butter for the lobster and almost over using the salt and pepper. It's pretty hard to mess up a steak, so this was quite frustrating. I didn't even eat mine and when I gave the others at the table a bite to try we realized it was possibly badly freezer burnt, it just tasted awful and was extremely chewy. I ate almost nothing and told our server and nothing was done to correct it or compensate us. Not good!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ADMD
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    It seems the menu has changed for the much, much , better
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary celebration
    anniv50
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We booked Charlie's River Crab for our 50th anniversary. The view is beautiful, restaurant clean and very upscale. This is one of our favorite places to dine. We even were given a menu with our name and congratulations on our 50th. That was a sweet touch. We had lunch the day before our anniversary, we stayed at the Blue Water Inn, and both meals were excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • christinefromcincinnati
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Fabulous food, service and FUN! Johnny Needham at the piano makes our visit special every time. Relaxed atmosphere yet excellent cuisine. The view is sensational. If you are in the area, you MUST go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Our server was great ! The food was delish ! I will be back !!!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable Dinner at the River Crab
    red3annie8
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    My husband, daughter and grand daughter had a very nice dinner at the River Crab. The view of the St. Clair makes this restaurant a fun place to dine. The food and service were very good. The only complaint was that my husband's steak was over done. Unfortunately, this was the second time it has happened to him. In the future, he plans to order a different entree. We do find it a little on the pricey side for the quality of the food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Beebacksoon
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We had a fantastic meal, had a couple with us that had never been here, plans of coming back very soon. Very pleased with the courteous waiter that we had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great all around
    jmax
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    From the time we walked in the door we had a great experience. Friendly waitress and a bartender that really bad good recommendations made ordering easy. Waitress even noticed the "medium" steak was cooked a bit too long offered to have a new one brought out, but we were OK with it. Lobster and softshell crab were great! Will be back
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • special dinner
    travdin6
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    we had a great time the food was good drinks perfect we had a good time .My wife and I have been going to this location for 50 plus years and will be back god willing .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • River Crab
    Pete
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great location on the water with outstanding outdoor seating, which includes tables to eat at as well as cushioned outdoor furniture to use for drinks and waiting for your table. Food was good; hot foods hot, cold foods cold, although perhaps a few more appetizers that are not shellfish related or cooked in the same oil so people who have allergies can order something. Service was attentive and quick. The main problem was we happened to be sitting under an air conditioner vent which dripped water occasionally. Overall, a good dining experience, and we would return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • River Crab
    diner777
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Quite pricey for the quality of food, overcooked, poor on quantity of vegetables, outdoor furniture unpleasant. good waiter
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loca
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    This is my favor restaurant, and I had brought friend all the way from Dear Born to the restaurant, and now they love it too. And thank you for always pleasing me with a window table.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Terrific Find!
    Brice68
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The best seafood I've had off the coast! My date and I both enjoyed watching the ships pass on the river, and they had a satisfactory ambiance overall. We started with the tuna tartare, which was WONDERFUL! The coconut and macadamia nut shrimp was cooked to perfection, the diver scallops were DELICIOUS! Ample portions for fine dining, a little pricey but you do get what you pay for. Definitely a place for foodies to check out in Port Huron!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    the service was great our waitress was very polite the food was great i'm surely going to let my family and friend know about the hidden jewel in St.Clair.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • GREAT FOOD
    smyko
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Started going to the River Crab in 1969 most restaurants don't last 45yrs. this one only gets better
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful "sunset" dinner
    china54
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Celebrated my 30X2 birthday at my favorite place. The menu included the "sunset" section which has great options at great prices before 6PM Monday-Saturday. Sounds like a "seniors" section but it is available to all. The sole stuffed with florentine spinach was wonderful, cooked perfectly. Our waitress,Regina, was excellent..the right amount of attention and stayed on top of our requests. The view is fabulous,on the St.Clair River watching the boats and freighters on a beautiful evening. This place is a perennial favorite.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Ambience
    Alleygirl
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Super view even though it was pouring rain.Excellent fish and seafood with many choices. Good selection of wines.Very friendly staff.Love the double point Monday deal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a Gem !
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    A friend suggested this restaurant for dinner. We were there for our 10th anniversary. What a local gem it turned out to be. The view was beautiful, the service was top notch and the food was first rate. We will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food
    Wendal
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Good food and excellent service provide a great dining experience at the River crab
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Jerry is an excellent server! He is friendly and efficient.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinner
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Great food and great service. What a view of the water. Relaxing dinner to celebrate any occasion or an every day dinner. Prices were very reasonable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Spectacular!
    gantos
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Was looking for a romantic setting for an anniversary dinner and chose River Crab based on recommendations from others. And they were spot-on! Of course, the weather was perfect for outdoor dining, but the indoor accommodations looked just as incredible. And the food? One of the best meals we've had in years! We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SERVICE
    vgm2003
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    WHEN I TOOK MY HOTEL/RESTAURANT & RESORT MANAGEMENT DEGREE THE DEFINITION OF SERVICE WAS " ABOVE & BEYOND WHAT ONE EXPECTS"-CALLING A WEEK IN ADVANCE FOR A RESERVATION @ 7:15 PM BY A WINDOW DID NOT HAPPEN-WE WERE NOT GIFTED WITH A DRINK OR OTHER IN LIEU OF THIS OCCURRENCE -NOT SEATED UNTIL 7:50 PM AND THEN IN A TIGHT CORNER BEHIND A PILLAR
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another good experience
    JR42
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My girlfriend and I love the location and the menu has so many wonderful choices that it hard to make a choice. The place was crowded so the staff seemed a bit overwhelmed. I originally order the Shrimp and pasta dish but when it arrived I found the pasta to be very mushy. I switched over to the diver scallops and mushrooms and found them to be perfect.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Disappointing
    Brandy
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Ordered a cocktail; waitress returned to inform me they were out of Brandy. Calamarie appetizer was more peppers than calamarie. 20 minutes after ordering was informed they were out of one of the selections. We chose an alternate entree only to have the food of the other two diners arrive in advance of the reordered meal. Drove an hour to take my visiting mother to River Crab for the views, food, service we have come to enjoy. Will rethink returning in the future.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • on the way to Canada
    mgp1VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We were hungry and on our way to border crossing into Canada...and I used my open table ap to find a restaurant that wasn't fast food road trip kind of place! This was SUCH a great find...we loved the location, a scenic view of the lake, and the outdoor patio, and the food was superb. I had the crab salad sandwich and chowder. Excellent. I would highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A lovely lunch!
    Beaner
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    A beautiful day to eat outside on a charming outdoor setting, we had the swordfish and soft shelled battered crab done superbly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HAPPY SUNDAY START
    ILUVTOeat9
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I TOOK TWO OF MY DAUGHTERS TO THE CRAB FOR SUNDAY BRUNCH, AND IT WAS A GREAT WAY TO START A FUN DAY WITH THE CHILDREN IT IS MORE FUNTO GO SHOPPING WITH THEM WHEN THIER TUMMIES ARE FULL. THANK YOU GOOD FOOD,GOOD SERVICE.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • love this place
    thatsright23
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    always go for our anniversary. great wine and beautiful view
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An experience
    Bayfield
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our forty fifth anniversary at the River Crab. We had not been there for years as we live away from the restaurant. While living in Sarnia it was always a good place to go. However it fell apart years ago and we stopped going. The up side is that it is back. Great lunch great view and for my forty fifth anniversary great company. We are planning to take some friends in the near future. Thank you and they never knew about our celebration. Thank you River Crab!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening
    Tommy
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The weather, food, service was excellent. We had cocktails outside which was a perfect way to relax before dinner. The food and service was excellent. We did not feel rushed at all.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Relaxing
    Getaway
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    What a great hotel and restaurant combo that we have never been to before. We were looking to go to the St. Clair Inn, not realizing that t closed. So glad we stumbled upon this option. We plan on making this a regular stop.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet