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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
  • 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
  • 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 WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Diner Reviews
  • "Interesting and entertaining menu that is well executed, plus we made a rare find of a 2008 Flora Springs Napa Valley Cab Sauv !"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "The Bread was good!! The fish was somewhat tasteless!! The servers were very business, causing serves to be a tad slow."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Very nice, great food, waitress are always great,great selection of sea food"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "RC always is a solid and safe choice. Good good. Great service. Better view. You can't go wrong. Thanks."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We enjoyed this restaurant both evenings for dinner, the hotel was very nice with a lovely view of the St Clair river."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "For the price of the River Crab and its great ambiance, the server was disappointing and she was so close to being good. She reached across my friend and I when serving, she forgot to get a bread plate, she brought the food out while my friend was in the ladies room and the food got cold, she never came back to the table to offer my friend cheese for her pasta, she never came back to check on the food’s quality and she appeared to be talking with the other wait staff instead of checking on her patrons. She was friendly when she showed up. The food was excellent, but the server detracted from the overall experience."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Really enjoyed the whole experience of great food...breathtaking river view and super service."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We arrived in the afternoon on a dreary, rainy day, but as we watched the boats go by and by the time we ate the appetizer our spirits were lifted. The food was excellent, the service flawless, and the price was quite reasonable."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Always a perfect meal, the food is prepared and presented well by a very attentive staff. The management has this place humming on all cylinders."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We won't be back. Servers almost left the washroom without washing their hands."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I am definitely recommending the River Crab for any occasion. It is about a one hour drive for most of my aquaintances, but scenic, so I recommend it. The food was very good, but I would like to see a couple of additions to your menu. How about an appetizer that people could share. The only one of that type I noticed was the "Brie" and some of my friends don't care for brie. Also, for a main entree, some type of pasta, like Alfredo, would be a great addition."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "This was our first visit and we are relatively new to the area. We enjoyed the food, my filet mignon was tender but lacked for flavor, and my husband enjoyed his salmon. Our appetizer was delish, we had an almond encrusted brie with crusty bread which we enjoyed very much. Our server was attentive but we felt a bit rushed. We wanted to pace ourselves (it was our anniversary) and told her after we ordered our appetizer that we wanted to wait a bit and enjoy our wine. She came back a bit later and said that we'd have a 45 minute wait for our food so she'd put our order in. We again stated we weren't in a hurry so she said that she would double check with the kitchen and order accordingly. About 10 minutes later our dinner arrived lol."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "The River Crab has been around for years & despite looking at bit tired, manager Martha keeps the place youthful with her strong work ethic, command & training of her staff & the commitment to excellence. She & the staff are warm, friendly & welcoming. The food continues not to disappoint featuring seasonal dishes while paying homage to some of the Muer classics. How could one ever tire of the view of the St. Claire River? Just when you think you have seen your last freighter, another majestically appears. During the weekends, another classic, Johnny, is at the piano bar. No need to bring sheet music; he knows them all!"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "My wife @ I celebrated our 51st wedding anniversary. the service and food were both excellent. The personalized menu was an extra touch.WE had a very enjoyable day and will return again."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Though the brunch was very good it did not measure up to brunches of some years back. The same brunch at the Gandy Dancer of some years back was a real memorable experience."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We visited River Crab for the first time for brunch, and we were extremely disappointed. Our reservation was for 10:30 a.m., and we already found the hot food cool. We can't imagine how customers found it later. However, we have been to River Crab on a few occasions for dinner, and we were extremely pleased with it. This is why we would recommend River Crab to our friends--for dinner, but not the brunch. This is especially the case since we live in Ontario, Canada."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We had a great meal with a great view. The food was great. Service was good, but the entrée came too fast. We didn't finish our salad when the entrée came. Thought about sending it back, but didn't. Have been to the River Crab numerous times and strongly recommend it for great food and view of the St. Clair River. For the first time, we noticed that the entrée was small than in the past. It was enough for the evening, but it was smaller."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Great food and great staff to make a perfect evening."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We went to River Crab to celebrate a birthday, anniversary and a vacation. The food was delicious and service was timely and friendly. We enjoyed listening to the piano man also- overall a very pleasant evening."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "The River Crab is the best place for food, ambiance, service, and everything that you would want; a perfect view of the Saint Clair River, freighters cruising by, outdoor bands, boat access, and if you are looking to be pampered, it's the place to be. The food is original, fresh, and cooked to order perfectly. Martha, the manager is always on top of things. She makes sure everyone is satisfied and remedies all issues...mostly minor. I would love to go there everyday!! Love it!!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Great food and service.View of the river is fantastic!Wide variety of dishes,great fish and seafood. Double points on Monday which is a great deal!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We saw a lot of seafood that we liked on the menu. It was our anniversary and the top of the menu wished us personally a happy anniversary. It felt very personalized. We really enjoyed the view, the atmosphere and the food. The staff made us feel special."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Food was very good,wonderful views on the river,good atmosphere, unfortunately our server needed some prodding."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "It was a nice treat to have a band however it was a tad too loud. Difficult to have a conversation. My husband and son are hearing impaired and found it difficult to converse."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Decided to splurge and treat ourselves to a wonderful dinner, Escargot, and Oysters Rockefeller portions were small for the price, Ceasar Salad good, Clam Chowder watery. Ordered Surf and Turf, side of Snow crab meat ordered MedRare it was well done, sent it back, snow crab dried out worst snow crab ever waited 20 minutes never received my Filet, meal was over asked to have it wrapped, never offered to take it off the bill, $150 dinner, really dissapointed in the quality and value of the meal. Next day went to eat my Filet, over cooked again. Really ??? this is suppose to be a 5 star restaurant and they cannot get a piece of meat cooked to order. Again large dissapontment. I could add more to this review limited space."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Our experience at the River Crab Restaurant was excellent. It was our anniversary and they made a special menu for us with a greeting at the top of the menu, congratulating us on our 39th anniversary. The food was delicious and the wait staff was more than friendly and accommodating. The scenic views were beautiful. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone, especially for a special occasion."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Beautiful platter-for an appertzer! They were delicious along with the scrumptious homemade dinner roll to inconspicuously soak up the sauce. My mother loved her pan seared scallops and my crab cakes were wonderful."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We held a small anniversary dinner here and couldn't have asked for anything better. They were accommodating and helpful. They even printed a special message on the husband and wife's menus. The food was also wonderful."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Celebrated our anniversary here after previously being impressed during a visit some 30 yrs ago. It still delivers on all fronts. Food was top notch quality and excellent value. Whitefish and salmon were cooked perfectly and presented with class. Service was impeccable; pleasantly attentive but not intrusive. Even through the exceedingly detailed and demanding order of a nearby patron (couldn't help but be overheard), staff were patient and accommodating. Result was, that diner delivering glowing feedback. Staff went "above and beyond the call" in my opinion. Reservations were easy and flexible when we had to make a change the day before, in spite of it being very busy. Well done to all involved. It won't be so long before we visit again!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Our church group likes to go out for brunch after service on Sunday. There are precious few places to choose from around our small community. The River Crab has been a standard in the area for as long as I can recall. It is a place of outstanding quality, and has an awesome view of the St. Clair River. Not a place that our entire group can aford, but we certainly do enjoy a splurge."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "There is a nice patio with a view of the river and inside most tables have the same view. It was pretty hot so we sat inside and had a great dinner. Food and service was outstanding."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "My wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary at the River Crab. The location right on the river, complimentary valet service, and the relaxing atmosphere exceeded our expectations. As we walked through the front door we were impressed by the décor and lighting as they set the atmosphere for a romantic evening. The hostess immediately greeted us and we were taken to our seats in a manner of seconds. However, due to the busy time of the day we arrived, Friday evening at 7:30 p.m., we were not prompted attended to by the wait staff. Once realized, our waiter recommended excellent entrees, wine pairings, and desserts. In addition, one of our meals was paid for by the manager for our wait and we were given a free dessert for our anniversary!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I have already recommended it to a friend before I read this......"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We had a very good dinner and thoroughly enjoyed the ambience, food and service. It was our first time and we plan to return."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Great food, atmosphere, and service! Watching the Freighter traffic is an added bonus!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "I had always love this restaurant for any occasion."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Not often can I take my family with adult children and significant others out and find a place where everybody was able to find the "perfect choice". Sea food lovers to vegetarians will find something to enjoy. The beautiful weather brought out a crowd, that made getting our table a bit slow, but once we sat down all was good from appetizer to the Key Lime pie for desert."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This was our Anniversary 'special dinner' and while the view was beautiful and the wine was good, the dinner wasn't the greatest. My soft shell crab was uncooked in the middle and when I showed the waitress she said 'good thing you noticed' but that was it! My cedar plank salmon was perfectly cooked but two slices of sweet potato and 4 slices of zucchini? And they were barely cooked nor hot. My husband was less than impressed with a white plate of potato crusted whitefish and hunk of cauliflower. Pretty bland fare for the price. But, we'll be back because the view is great and maybe the next dishes will be better?"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Service was very good and attentive, food was prepared with pride and full portions, the wine was excellent, all of the staff were knowledgeable and friendly and the scenery was beyond expectations. Thank You"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We live in London, Ontario, and we have visited several times. The reason--location, ambience, food, and service."
    Dined on 6/18/2014