River Crab - St. Clair

4.7
1309 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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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Detroit
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My mother, brother and I went on a Sunday after for so early dinner and we enjoyed ourselves thoroughly! The food was outstanding!! The pacing of our server was right on time! We didn’t have to much brought to the table at once, but we were never waiting for anything! I wish I remembered her name because she was excellent! I recommend the octopus appetizer, it’s new to the menu and delicious! Also the spicy cucumber martinis are to die for! Thanks for a relaxing afternoon!! Great service, great food!! Outstanding!!

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R
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Waitress was extra special!!! She went the extra mile to make our visit enjoyable.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best I’ve had in awhile Food was amazing as well as the staff.

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G
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The River Crab is our family’s most favorite gathering place. We love the ambiance and the food is great .The survive is very professional and the views of the river are breath taking.

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s
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very good, loved the cinnamon rolls and the view was great

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RK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family loves the Sunday Brunch.

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JW
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

River Crab never disappoints. Fantastic food and outstanding service. Great view of the St. Clair River is the icing on the cake!

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DW
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every thing was perfect. The prices are a little high

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BO
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had read about the brunch and what was on the tables, but we didn't imagine we saw. there was so much variety and it was all cooked, baked and served perfectly. We WILL be back again. Hopefully, with more family members, if not you have the two of us hooked.

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AS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is always great. The biscuits and gravy was delicious, I hope it stays on the brunch menu!

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PR
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All around awesome. A great way to Spend a Sunday Morning.

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R
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A very very very Enjoyable meal, relaxing view and nice Buffet..
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JL
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Even in winter, River Crab is a great place to watch the St. Clair River. The ice floating downstream adds to the ambiance and the food never disappoints.

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P
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great server, Alan. He made the night special. Food is good, not great, but the atmosphere is great. Wonderful view of the St Clair River, freighters and all. Overall a very nice place for dinner.

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M
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu and service. Little pricey but nice portions.

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MV
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday brunch is always good, love the bananas foster.

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BO
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good dining experience. Our waiter helped me decide between 2 dishes and he was spot on. I had the shrimp and artichoke linguine and it was delicious! He was also smiling the entire time, very polite and attentive. It was so relaxing to sit and watch the ducks float by on the broken ice. I'll be going back for sure!

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KJ
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was top notch and food was delicious. The restaurant was extremely busy while we were there, but we received the same excellent service as we do on slower days.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We go to the River Crab often and this time the food was just satisfactory. We understand that the food is overly priced and you’re paying for the ambience, but we were quite disappointed in our experience with the food, especially for the oruce

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m
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The River Crab always maintains it's standard of excellence in food and service. They aim to please and please they do well.

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JK
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful atmosphere, delicious food and friendly & knowledgeable staff!

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RS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall a very nice evening. Our server David was attentive and friendly. The restaurant was clean and had a good selection on the menu. My only issue was that the young hostess wanted to seat us next to a large party of 6 when there was five other tables available away from the noise. The manager was also attentive and checked on us as well. Our food was hot, cooked properly and it was served in due time. I would recommend this restaurant.

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SW
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

If you are in the area, this is one of the better choices for dinner.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was excellent...we were celebrating our 19th wedding anniversary. We had our wedding reception there and have seen the food and service fluctuate across the years. However, the food and service is back to what it was in its prime!! We will definitely be back!

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OT
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We don't go to River Crab often but each time we do the experience is as good, or better, that the previous visit. The menu is interesting, food is great, portions just right, servers are top notch, wine list is very comprehensive, ambiance and views of the river, freighters, boats, etc. very relaxing! A little more expensive than the norm but worth every penny IMO ! Bravo!

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s
Detroit
30 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal, service, wine and after dinner drinks. The staff is very friendly and their Happy Hour is excellent. Enjoy a full menu or their Happy Hour menu. We love both!

The last time we were there we ordered off of the Happy Hour menu: Crab Mac & Cheese, Surf & Turf, Shrimp, and more!!! It's a taste of everything!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great waiter, David, very knowledgeable on menu. Wonderful meal and atmosphere! We’ll be back soon!

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PB
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the Sunday morning brunch in spite of the cold weather. It was warm and friendly at the River Crab.

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M
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was outstanding from beginning to end. The manager, Martha, our server, the view and the food was all a "10" plus. It was a beautiful place to be, even on a frigid night, overlooking the St. Clair River. I would highly recommend this to anyone. It will not disappoint you. The 45 minute drive from Grosse Pointe was well worth it.

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f
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We had the Sunset specials which were good values. The salmon was tasty and my husband likes the potato encrusted whitefish. The views of the river are spectacular. Only negatives were the table next to us who had a loud negatively complaining person which impeded our ambience, no fault of the establishment. The waitress could have been more personable but she was efficient. The key lime pie is to die for!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot for food and service. Went with another couple and we all had something different and were very pleased.

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R
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure... excellent happy hour with welcoming staff. The menu will complement anyone's taste... my favorite place.

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g
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a 7:00 reservation with a request for a waterfront seat and were accommodated immediately. The food was outstanding, the drinks were fantastic, and the service was perfect. Our waitress, Olivia was very friendly, conversational, and made great recommendations. Things couldn't have been better!

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s
Detroit
31 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great dinner and service! All four of us had a fantastic meal with a view!

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J
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious every time we eat at Rivercrab. Our last visit was exceptionally outstanding - scallops and shrimp over risotto was divine. Seared filet cooked rare was amazing.

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s
Detroit
31 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fantastic!! Great knowledgeable servers. Can't wait to go back!!!

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T
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been going for years. It has always been consistently good!

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JK
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous as always. The staff is amazing, food cooked to perfection - always an amazing experience.

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RO
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Were there on New Year's Day at 5 so it was not very busy and we had seats by the window which adds much to the ambiance. Food is very good with limited non-fish options.
Service was attentive and professional.

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d
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

consistent good food. service is usually very good as well. atmosphere is a little old school with lots of wood and nautical themes.

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