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

River Crab - St. Clair Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.muer.com
  • Email: rivc@ldry.com
  • Phone: (810) 329-2261
  • 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
  • Private Party Facilities: Let us customize your special event... Please call for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Melanie Tyler / Martha Collins (810) 329-2261
  • 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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Diner Reviews
  • "This was a great find! I was impressed with the friendliness not only the staff but the long term patrons of this restaurant who wanted to share their many positive experiences dining at the River Crab, that says a lot! The atmosphere is inviting from the moment you walked in. The view is incredible. We were also impressed once we realized our menu's were personalized with our last names on the top welcoming us that was a very nice touch! The food was great, the whole experience of the River Crab was very memorable. I would certainly go back again, and do look forward to my next dining experience at the River Crab. "
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "My husband and I really enjoyed our meals at the River Crab this past Saturday. We ordered off of the 'Sunset Dining' menu which, when ordering before 6pm,includes a starter, entree and dessert for less than $20! We enjoyed 2 appetizers, the brie and firecracker shrimp,which were both amazing. I loved the Sole Florentine, while my husband enjoyed the Shrimp Danielle. This wasn't our first time dining at the River Crab and it definitely won't be the last! Great Food, Great View, Great Price = Wonderful Saturday evening!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "For our 6th Anniversary, we enjoyed the pleasant décor with a window table over-looking the river. The service was quick, efficient and polite. The food (salmon & shrimp entrees) came timely with a lovely presentation and wonderful tastes."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "It was our first time here and was absolutely worth it. The food and service were both excellent. Our server's drink and food recommendations were perfect. The ambience was great with a great piano player and nice view of the St Clair River. We definitely plan to visit again."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Great food. Friendly, attentive, knowledgable staff."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Another amazing meal at our favorite restaurant. This trip was for a birthday and we had amazing steaks at this establishment known for its even more amazing seafood - that information is for folks who are hesitant to hit this seafood restaurant not knowing if they will find something on the menu. Assured, you will! :) Thanks!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Another excellent experience at River Crab. We are truly fortunate to have this fine restaurant in our area. It is a treat to have a great view while enjoying your meal."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Spent the night for a birthday bash. Wonderful food, spirits and service. Meet new friends in the piano bar. Will do this again!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "That rare combination of; - great food - great service - great ambience - great view"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Our Saturday evening dinner at the River Crab was excellent due to a round table that accommodated seven guests comfortably. There was no disturbing background noise or music and so we could talk to and hear each other easily. Our waitress was professional and very warm and friendly. The food was very, very good. We enjoyed appetizers, entrees and even desserts in order to linger. The view of the St. Clair River was spectacular and our needs were accommodated with a smile all evening long"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "All I can say is I LOVE this place!!! From management, wait staff, chefs, valet people, food, and ambiance...no other restaurant compares!!!"
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Like all Muer restaurants, they bring in fresh seafood daily, and the River Crab prepares it perfectly every time. Professional waitstaff, and knowledgeable bartenders that can do more than simply mix a drink. The live piano music is just the icing on the cake."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "The River Crab is a classic, upscale restaurant, overlooking the scenic St. Clair River. The menu features a variety of excellent dishes, including delectable desserts. The weekend piano music is top-notch! The summer venues are also fun outside. My husband and I frequent the River Crab, and even pull up in our boat. Whether it is drinks at the bar with the happy hour menu, or a full dinner in the dining room, we are never disappointed with the food or service!"
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "We love the river crab. We go there to unwind and enjoy an amazing meal."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "We have been dining at the various Charley's for thirty-some years now, and there was something different about the food this time. The Brie wasn't wasn't nice and melty, although the chutney was excellent, Charley's chowder was missing something (actually seemed like bottom of the pot!), and the crab legs were barely warm. By the time he got all the meat out, he had to use the butter to try to warm it up! Frankly, it was a lot of little things hardly worth mentioning at the time, but it did make our overall experience less fulfilling than we have become used to."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Fell in love with the place.food was amazing service was even better.perfect"
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "I love the River Crab...I can't say anything else...perfecto!!"
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "While browsing the menu my eyes jumped from the different types of entrees...from fish to chicken to beef to pasta and all over again. It was only when the waitress came did I make up my mind, and only because it was what my eyes saw last. If only you didn't such didn't have a great section good food, it would make problem of choice easier."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Staff is friendly, knowledgeable, while food is excellently prepared and presented."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "My family and friends have been going to the River Crab for years. It's perfect for special occasions when you want to feel a bit fancy. I've been here for birthdays, prom dinners, date nights, and family outings. The food is always very good, the wine list is quite large, the service is excellent, and the atmosphere is perfect for any occasion: romantic waterfront dinners lit by candlelight, family gatherings, or a night out with friends. The menu price can be quite steep, but they recently have introduced a 3 course meal for only $20 or so, so even if you're on a tighter budget, you can still dress up and go out to dinner. Overall, this is a great restaurant if you want to step up from Red Lobster and feel elegant while you dine."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My wife and I went for valentines day. It was packed to the "gills." Waited for a very short time, enjoying yhe bar and piano."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This was our first time there. Staff was friendly and helpful. Food was prepared perfectly, no complaints at all. We were stuck inside due to cold weather, but it looks like it would be a great place to dine out along the river."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We love the River Crab. Most recent visit was for our WEDDING. Had a small ceremony in the bar area with immediate family (but they can handle a lot more than the 20 we had) and ate in the mezzanine next to the fire place. Staff was excellent as usual, and the managers Martha and Melanie are the best! They made our day really extra special. How about this? They set our wedding table and Martha wanted it to look more special. She took some roses from a bunch of flowers she received and used the petals on our table. Beautiful! Wow! Who gives up her own roses? The kitchen outdid themselves. Our food was amazing, the group menu was fantastic AND we were treated like royalty all around. Thank you all!"
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "We first came to the River Crab in 1979 for our 1st Anniversary. This year we enjoyed our 35th Anniversary at the River Crab. The only thing I miss is seeing Chuck Meur at the restaurant. I am glad they have continued to keep his high standards of quality and service. We will continue to come to the River Crab in the future."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "We love the River Crab! Summer time on the outside deck over looking the River, a great menu, professionally friendly service, prompt seating, and the food is always great! If your not an outside person sit inside and still enjoy the beautiful view of the water. Hey if your local you can even arrive by boat! When we are looking for a little something special not too far from home we almost always take a trip to the River Crab! Summer, fall, winter or spring every season brings a new view of the beautiful St Clair River!"
    Dined on 7/26/2013
  • "Took a special friend there and wanted a memorable evening. It was! Asked for help with wine to match our palate and was given attention right away. Food was great and ample - salmon was to die for. Service was with a smile. Had planned to go there for years and really glad we did. I hope to take my friend there again :)"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "It's a bit of a ride for us (almost an hour), but well worth it. We like to go for special occasions and are never disappointed! The piano player they had on our most recent visit was an absolute pleasure. Perfect music for a perfect evening!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Couldn't have asked for a better selection of food for a morning brunch. From the breakfast food to the bananas foster it was excellent."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Not just the food, which is prepared to melt in your mouth, love the east meets west; service is always magnificent...they treat you like royalty! Attentive staff, great view, awesome food, if you haven't been to The River Crab you must get going!!!"
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "They are busy - so go with an open mind - to enjoy your meal - I see families there - personally I wouldn't take kids!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We went for brunch, Alan was fantastic. He made the kids feel very welcomed and special. Enjoyed the drink specials. Will be back soon."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "This is my last visit to this restaurant. The scallops very small, considering the price. The caesar salad was awful - could not be eaten. Our server took away my drink before I had finished. Overall was an extrememy disappointing experience. When I am paying over $100 for a meal, I expect everything about the experience to be above average."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "The staff made our night fun and enjoyable. Thank you for helping make my husband's birthday a success!!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Excellent service and food. Very dependable in all aspects of fine dining. Worth our 1 hour drive to get there."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The food here was very good, I had the filet and my girlfriend had the lobster. No complaints about the cooking, but the service left something to be desired. Hopefully it was just our waitress and not a representation of the entire service. Overall, I'll recommend if you're in the area."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "Our experience was fabulous......my mother took my family here to celebrate Christmas with her. We all had an excellent time. Our server was witty and very attentive. He was excellent with our children also. We have two teen daughters and a nine year old son. Our table was spacious yet cozy. The River Crab is a great place for seafood lovers and non seafood lovers alike!!!!! One of my fav places to visit any time."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "Had a reservation but seated suborn an undesirable Location. Asked to be switched and was told The table was reserved? We had a reservation so isn't that Considered reserved? Got moved finally but had the slowest waitress in history. The manager was very apologetic and was almost serving our dinner herself. We also received 4 complimentary desserts for the bad service etc. they was very nice. Wouldn't hesitate to return just because of one bad service. The food was very good but very Small portions but very good."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "Always a beautiful spot. Even in winter the lake is beautiful!! Ice pieces gliding by on the current. Large freighter went right near land. Buffet choices were plentiful and we enjoyed everything we tried. Our waitress suggested bananas foster on a waffle. Why had we never thought of that on our own!! It's a special occasion kind of place!!"
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "This is the ultimate "go to" restaurant when you are looking for great service, fabulous fresh food, ambiance, and comfort. The management caters to your every need. Great place to take someone who has never been there, very impressive!!"
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "No matter what you are in the mood for, you will find it here! Management is very attentive along with the whole staff, they know what you want before you do. Love the River Crab!!!!!!!!!!!! Martha and her staff are fabulous! Sue Kucway"
    Dined on 12/15/2013