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River Crab - St. Clair

4.7
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1816 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1816 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BryceA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic establishment, good food, good service. Excellent.

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LARRYF
Detroit
28 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always along with a table overlooking the St. Clair River.

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TyMars357
Detroit
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Nice place to celebrate a special date.

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AmandaW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress,Apple was absolutely amazing. The food was incredibly delicious, and the view was stunning.

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DougS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were excellent. Server went over and above. View of the water was awesome. Would definitely recommend and will be back!!!!

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BoydB
Detroit
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is always top notch and you can’t beat the view!

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EdwardW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed it tremendously The food was superb and the service was beyond. Our waitress, Rhonda let the chef know I had a shellfish allergy and made sure my food did not come in contact with any shellfish

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JeffreyS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

David provided excellent service! The food quality and quantity is always top-shelf, and we can’t wait to go back again soon! Do yourself a favor and get the Chilean Sea Bass. It’s incredible!

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CDOW
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Excellent service! Perfect environment!

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TheWiz
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been going to the River Crab for many years and have been satisfied with both service and quality. Great Sunday brunch before COVID lockdown put things on hold.

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KathleenK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Debbie my server was very friendly and accommodating. Food was tasty and flavorful. Love the waterfront atmosphere. 5 Stars.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to River Crab for our 5 year anniversary and loved sitting outside by the water and enjoying a leisurely and tasty meal

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Good food, great water view, tired interior atmosphere.

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MichaelA
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My grandparents have been going to River Crab since the 1950's and introduced the restaurant to my parents and aunts and uncles who have introduced it to me. My wife and I love the food, the service and love the ambiance. We celebrate, birthdays, anniversaries and sometimes Christmas Eve enjoying a great meal and the warm comfort of the people who work there. We are customers for life and hope that you don't change a thing. Thank you for the great service, the excellent food and the affordable prices. In my humble opinion, I consider The River Crab a 5 star Restaurant.

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ThomasA
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great location, had perfect outdoor table for 8 guests. Great service and food was outstanding. Very good at Covid-19 social distancing and keeping things clean and sanitary. Masks were worn by all staff and guests until seated.

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DerekH
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made a reservation on line and it was very a good thing and made the dining experience.
The food and service none short of great service. The hostess was also very polite .
thank you and keep up the good work.

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MicheleE
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and outdoor patio! We had a fabulous time celebrating our 18 year anniversary!

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SarahB
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Perfect view, outstanding service ,food was awesome! Thank you for a great afternoon!!

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Reno
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic evening from start finish. From the warm greeting to the excellent service to the impeccable food and drinks. Hospitality at its finest.

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ZPPol
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Snapper was nicely seasoned! I hate asparagus but was the best I ever ate. Our first date was even better! Waited for the window seat by the water which was worth it!

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vipDMAmacomb
Naples
12 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice Girls’ Day luncheon. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meals, while looking on to the St. Clair River as the freighters passed by. Excellent!

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Susan
New England
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dinner was excellent and Service very good. Enjoyed the view as well.

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vipElizabethG
Naples
26 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous steamer pot which made our anniversary dinner just fabulous Great service and a million dollar view

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall3food1service1ambience1

Our dinning experience was on the patio. The bee’s were all over the places on the patio. Heather our server was not in her game. My fiancé crab cakes were yummy but fries where cold. Heather came back to the table three times during our visit. The experience could have been better.

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JonO
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I saw an email for Charlie’s bucket and failed to preorder this. The web site took me right to open table and when I got to the restaurant I was turned down for the meal I wanted.

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HowardR
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Sitting outside by the water was beautiful and relaxing.

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CynthiaD
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Wonderful, as always. I true respite during Covid. The staff is amazing.

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ericf
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very awesome dining experience for me, my wife and our grandsons. Highly recommended!

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MarcM
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was awesome. Can’t wait to go back. Love this restaurant

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SCOTTD
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience2

made reservation 4 weeks in advance and was to be seated at a table of 6 with 2 people... with reservations that far in advance should have had perfect on the water seats.

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RickD
Detroit
16 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always nice to drive up and have dinner at the River Crab. Service was very good.

Price of wine (for quality) is a little high

Nevertheless, great time to be up on the river with my wife.

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StevenS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and ambiance with a superb view of St. Clair River with occasional ships passing closely by.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at River Crab! Will definitely back!

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peterA
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best service
Randa was a Grat waitress 👍

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vipBarry
Detroit
35 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Well done. ,enjoyable afternoon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
24 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

It was our anniversary which I reported on the reservations and nothing said when we arrived or during the whole dinner. After sitting at our table for little over 1.5hrs it was approaching 7PM. we were abruptly told the we had to order dinner now. this is after cocktails, apps, and soup. No explanation, just rude
we wanted to wait, but now had to order How rude during our Anniversary dinner.
I will say after we had a cocktail at the bar and the bar staff was exceptional. wished us a good Anniversary and even provided us a cocktail on the house.

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vipGottaeat
Birmingham
24 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The River Crab is our favorite restaurant! The setting on the river is beautiful, the service is excellent and the food is wonderful. Love going there!

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vipJohnO
St. Louis
23 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a family favorite - never fails to please!

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LaurieB
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu was quite sufficient making a choice of entree difficult. The firecracker shrimp appetizer was awesome. To to things of the key lime pie was the best around. Our server was observant but not intrusive. Her assistance in guiding us to make a selection was quite helpful. Overall a wonderful dining experience with excellent view of Canada across the St Mary River.

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GeorgeM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, excellent,excellent!!!! Food,fantastic, service, fantastic! Been there several times, always good! will be back!

FAQs

River Crab - St. Clair offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (810) 329-2261.

River Crab - St. Clair is rated 4.7 stars by 1816 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.