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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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Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Food was very good,wonderful views on the river,good atmosphere, unfortunately our server needed some prodding."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "I have already recommended it to a friend before I read this......"
    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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "My wife and I have been coming to the River Crab long before we moved up here, back in the days of the Muers and the "Marching Society" While we didn't move to the area (16miles away from the River Crab) we are happy that we have a nice short ride to a great restaurant."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Its a great place to dine with a very nice view of the lake!!! We enjoyed our visit to this restaurant!!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I normally take the family to Port Austin, MI. I thought it was time for a change. I looked on the web to find a great spot close to home (rochester hills,mi) and came accross the River Crab. I tried to book a reservation but no luck, full. So we just drove up in that direction and looked for a place to stay near by....there was no place as SPECTACTULAR as the River Crab INN......So I decided to just drive by and ask if there were any cancelations? There was!!!! yeeeeeeeeeeeeeehaaaaaa.....my wife and 7 year old daughter are still talking about our stay there...... WE WILL BE BACK, AND WILL BRING FRIENDS!!! WHAT A GREAT LOCATION, THANKS AGAIN FOR EVERYTHING....."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This was the fifth time at the River Crab and I've eaten something different each time. Nothing less than exceptional food EVERY time. It comes out fresh and hot. The prices are worth the quality and portion sizes."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. Being on the river and watching the boats go by just made the experience that much better!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "For being in such an amazing location - the food, service and physical structure inside and out were all VERY ho hum and quite run down! Service was incredibly slow despite the fact that there was only on other table in whole restaurant - and our waitress was commenting to us how busy it was! Thought she was kidding at first, but alas she was not! Sorely disappointed, especially considering the prices were quite high as well!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "We had a great time and enjoyed the food and the view.We are long time patrons and will be back soon."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "We are so pleased with our service, food, drinks, room and all around experience. It is our favorite place to escape too. I really don't want people to know about it so we never have any issues with reserving a room and table but I guess a business can't survive on us alone! Absolutely excellent!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We sat at the windows overlooking the St. Clair river. View was spectacular. Our food was very good. Excellent personal and friendly service from our waitress"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The staff made our visit for our 46th anniversary as memorable as all previous experiences at this great restaurant. Although it was a very busy evening, we did not feel rushed or ignored in any way...and as usual, the food lived up to its usual excellent caliber. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Sunday, for noon brunch was pleasant, though we waited a good 20 minutes to be seated even though a reservation was made several days prior. Didn't look that busy. We have been to the brunch other times and we were expecting crab legs and lox with fixin's there were none or had ran out of. Otherwise we left well fed and smilin'"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Early in the day, we chose a table inside against the glass wall that separated us from the veranda. At dinner, the veranda was almost full and somewhat noisy but I could hear very well. (Ah, hearing aids!) The inner tables are higher than those in the veranda, so you can enjoy the same great view in a quieter setting. We put off ordering for a while; had a couple of drinks; and talked. The meal was up to River Crab standards. We'll be back to the Blue Water Inn for our anniversary this fall. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "I booked well in advance of my 37 wedding anniversary for a window seat for my wife and I. They did not have a window seat for us when we arrived. There were 3 tables vacant when they finally seated us but it seemed the really old couples had priority seating. We enjoyed the service and fine food. Next month we are planning to celebrate my daughter's 25th birthday. Hopefully this time we can get the window seat we request. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Had anniversary dinner at the River Crab for 2nd yr in a row, fantastic!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We had out of town guests from Overland Park, Kansas, who LOVE Brunch. I was a little worried about taking them to a brunch - anywhere. But, then remembered the River Crab. They were, as well as the family, was very impressed with the dining experience. The food was GREAT and plentiful. Of all the items on the buffet, my out of town guests loved the Bananas Foster. (They talked about it several times throughout the course of the weekend). We throughly enjoyed ourselves and are looking forward to coming back on day soon. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "The food was great, The atmosphere friendly and comfortable."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "My wife and I are new to the area and some friends recommended the River Crab. The food was good and the staff friendly. The drink service was a little slow but that is my only complaint. We will be back before the summer is over. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "My wife and I were extremely impressed with our dining experience at River Crab. Simply outstanding. We were there to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary and the staff made our visit a special one. We will most certainly be back!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Our first visit to the Bluewater Inn and the River Crab! We really enjoyed it, had heard lots of good things about it and decided to try it, and very glad we did. Dinner was excellent, view was awesome (saw 4 lake freighters go by while dining), and the company divine! Overall, it was great experience....both Lynn and Katelynn took very good care of us during our stay."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • ""We must dine here from now on, when we visit," was a comment from one of our guests at dinner. My grandmother had passed away and we had family visiting from out of town. Unfortunately, we were not able to book them in a beautifully, renovated room (so I am told) at the Blue Water Inn attached to the River Crab but we wanted them to experience the restaurant. Needless to say everyone loved it -- from the bread basket!! to ordering dessert (which never happens) to the wonderful view. I only wish they could have stayed there, at the hotel, versus Port Huron. We would have been back for Sunday brunch!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "I made a reservation here for Mother's Day. We waited over two hours after ordering without receiving our entrees or any explanation for the delay. We requested to speak with a manager and she told us that she 'moved our ticket up to the front and that our food would soon be up.' This was peculiar because everyone around us was similarly waiting for their entrees. Our food came out minutes later with missing side orders (they ran out of items and never informed us). The manager later came back and we politely conveyed that we would have appreciated some notice that there was an issue. The manager indignantly stated in response "I fixed your problem by going and moving your ticket up to the front of the list." In short, horrible service."
    Dined on 5/11/2014