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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 Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Started going to the River Crab in 1969 most restaurants don't last 45yrs. this one only gets better"
    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."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Good food and excellent service provide a great dining experience at the River crab"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Jerry is an excellent server! He is friendly and efficient."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "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"
    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."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "A beautiful day to eat outside on a charming outdoor setting, we had the swordfish and soft shelled battered crab done superbly."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "always go for our anniversary. great wine and beautiful view"
    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!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Great spot. World class service with a million dollar view."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "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