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

River Crab - St. Clair

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.muer.com/
  • Phone: 8103292261
  • 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
178 reviews since June 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (146)special occasion (122)great for outdoor dining (89)romantic (79)notable wine list (45)good for groups (45)fit for foodies (43)great for brunch (43)great for lunch (43)neighborhood gem (38)hot spot (19)vibrant bar scene (14)late-night find (7)kid-friendly (5)Show More
  • Wendal
    Wendal
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Love this restaurant and the Landry select points help as well,the service is excellent and so is the food!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyed our evening at River Crab
    TecRochester
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    My wife and I went to the River Crab for a special occasion. We found it had excellent atmosphere, with a piano player in the back ground. Our waitress was very pleasant and punctual, providing excellent service. There was a nice selection of fish and seafood entries offered at a moderate to high price for the area. The food was excellent. I would recommend this place and will plan to return
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Weekend
    RandBHavinFun
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    My girlfriend and I stumbled upon the River Crab and Blue Water Inn during a driving tour a few weeks ago. We were planning a romantic getaway anyway and decided these two places would be perfect. The River Crab blew away our expectations! From the menu and wine list to the amazing food and incredible wait staff - everything was first-rate! It made for a perfect weekend! We would recommend the River Crab (and the Blue Water Inn) to anyone!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • get-away
    localyocal
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Took my girlfriend here as part of a romantic weekend get-away. What a gem this place is. Excellent food with great service, all while having a fantastic view of the river. It was a five star experience, with formal friendly waiters, but not once did the ambience (or the attitude) feel stuffy. It was relaxed very memorable evening. Hats off to the chef and the wait staff.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Weekend with just the wife!!!
    PiplineJR
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I have been working down the road from the River Crab since January, and I was yet to go. I was going to take my wife on the Huron Lady II Dinner River Cruise in August, but had to work several of those days. So I made resverations for this past Saturday, as my wife was taking the kids to the grand parents house for the weekend so we could spend the weekend together.. I was amazed at the view of the River as our table was right next to the river. The food was amazing my wife had some Shrimp Pasta, I myself am a fish guy. I had the Encrusted White Fish. We topped the night off with some cheese cake
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • snookerdoodle
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We enjoyed dining at the River Crab. The food is always good and the atmosphere is very pleasant. We are lucky to have a nice place to dine in our area. And, of course, the view is wonderful.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Inventive Chef
    Awesome
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    This chef has a different twist on classic and inventive dishes. His creativity is a welcome visual experience. The braised short rib perogie app is awesome. The bartender( we had a drink at the bar waiting for out table) was friendly, helpful and made an great mojito. Our server was very pleasant and made our evening very enjoyable. Hint- we went in September and by our 7:00 pm reservation it was almost dark, so the beautiful view was wasted. Should have booked earlier.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great as always
    Linda
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Love this place as "they always do things right" Been here for brunch and dinner and it never disappoints
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • annette
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We attended for brunch buffet with a party of 11. The server was nice and attentive, used plates were always removed while we were up filing another. The food was delicious and there was an abundance of selections. My only complaint was that the dining chairs are quite large and heavy, and it was sometimes difficult to get up and down and move between tables without feeling cramped. The chairs were comfy though :) I highly recommend requesting a table near the windows, as the river view is fabulous.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food... Great View
    dpdine
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The River Crab is one of our favorite restaurants for special occasions. The service, food and view are the best.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wpo1
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Excellent view of the St Clair River, great food, and great service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dean
    luvfinedining
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Had another lovely meal here. The occasion was to celebrate a birthday (mine!) and the place sure lived up to our expectations. My wife was the first person to experience a new delectable entrée on their menu and it was indeed exquisite. We love this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • River Crab in St. Clair Mighigan
    Disappointed
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The drinks were very good. Not filled with too much ice and very tasty. The Clam Chowder was also very good it was served hot and had a great flavor. The Shrimp Frecasa was not so good. The pasta was over cooked and in clumps and the shrimp were luke warm at best. The King Crab was served 4 legs on a bare plate. No garnish, no imagination used in plating the food. It too was luke warm and rubbery. The service could have been better also. It seemed as if we were a bother to the server the few times she stopped by the table. When she first greeted us she asked if this was a special occasion and we said yes our 40th anniversary. We never heard another thing and it seemed that it was scripted.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great as usual
    Dave
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Went again for our anniversary dinner and enjoyed the meal, the view and the attention to detail. Menus had an Anniversary Greeting for us, the Snapper with crab meat was outstanding - great flavor, moist and served very well. Overall a nice drive in the country side to get there, great ambiance, great food and great service.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice
    Johnny
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    One of our favorite special places to eat. Food is always good and river view just lends to the experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect evening
    china54
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Celebrated a birthday at the River Crab and it was a wonderful meal and outstanding service. We were promptly seated at our reservation time and a scenic river view table was scored again. We are Landry long time members and this offers great benefits for birthday celebrations and points for dining. Anyway, we started on the patio with drinks with our server Sharon who was great, then Misty was our dinner server and she was attentive and fun. The Chef's salmon with a blueberry/corn compote was delicious, perch was tasty. The warm brie with fig compote appetizer was fabulous and the creme brulee was smoothe and creamy, not too sweet, with a crunchy crust...perfect. Then we retired to the bar for after drinks and to enjoy the piano!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    Happy2bethere
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I have been going to the River Crab for 34 years a couple of times a year for special occasions and have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at River Crab
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Lovely spot so close for us! Happy hour is great with inexpensive drinks and appetizers. Staff are all friendly and efficient! Will definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Great food as always! The Stuff Salmon was a great choice!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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!
    • Food
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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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet