River Crab - St. Clair

4.8
2054 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Visit the River Crab seafood restaurant and experience first-hand the finest in Riverfront dining. Our picturesque and idyllic location on the St. Clair River allows patrons to enjoy fine dining in a casual atmosphere right on the water’s edge, offering once-in-a-lifetime views of the river and landscape surrounding us. After a relaxing day on the water, guests of the River Crab can dock their boat right at the restaurant or at the St. Clair Boat Harbor and climb aboard our complementary shuttle. If spur of the moment decisions aren’t your style, you can easily make a reservation online. No matter how you arrive, the end result is the same—fresh seafood and unmatched views in a casual, fine dining atmosphere. Also be on the lookout for any private events and promotions we may be offering!
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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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2054 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Elizabeth
Detroit
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience3

We had an amazing time! Food was delicious and service was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great night out for our anniversary. The service, atmosphere & food was amazing

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TerryandLois
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a Fathers Day overnight and dinner. Our meal was very good. Clam chowder and dynamite scallops were a great first course. We each chose red snapper for our main. One pecan crusted and one grilled. A little extra sauce for each was perfect. Orange sherbert and a crime brûlée completed the dinner. Weather was perfect and so enjoyable as we watched the boats and ships up and down the river. We dine here at least 2 or 3 times each summer. Always a treat!

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Tharesa
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Ordered two apps. One served with dinner. Salad served with dinner. Service very slow. Plenty of staff and not busy. Very disappointing.

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LauraR
Detroit
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!! Made for a perfect celebration.

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ErinH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great views and our waiter Kyle was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice location. View is great. All Staff were very friendly. Food was average for the price. Cocktails were excellent. Waitress completely forgot our appetizers, wine arrived after I had almost finished dinner.

We’ll go back because it’s the nicest restaurant in the area but they could up there game a notch.

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pamelag
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful location great service and food. Would highly recommend

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Joseph
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Treated my folks to a luncheon after church on Sunday to celebrate Father’s Day. Elle was fantastic and the waterfront gorgeous. Meals were delicious!

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vipLynnW
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service in addition to the excellent view. IIt was a nice Father’s day celebration!

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vipMILynn
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to The River Crab for Father’s Day. What a delightful experience. Our server couldn’t have been nicer and helpful. One of our guests has food allergies and the chef took great care of that issue. We will definitely be back. Well done!

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AndrewS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, The River Crab was outstanding, the staff was great, and the food what excellent!

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FrancineJ
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and ambiance! Will be back very soon!

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MICHAEL
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

you won't be disappointed dining here. We have been coming here for years because we know that the food and service will always be top drawer.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

New restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very expensive

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For was very good and the wait staff was extremely attentive.

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vipAnnie
Detroit
55 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family in from DC-loved it!

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MaryS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great experience except they were out of two of the specials at 6:30 PM.

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Marym
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great view! Love going there!

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Amanda
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful meal. The service was fantastic. The view beyond beautiful.

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BernieT
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

my first time there celebrating birthday, food was excellent, service was excellent, we had Melony for a service and she was great, i would go back in a second, we had a table by the water and the view was great

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RichardB
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere with friendly staff. Good drinks and large wine menu. Delicious seafood!

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Fergi
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Our server, Troy, was patient and knowledgeable. He suggested a wine that would pair with my Halibut, which was a bit overcooked and dry, but it was still quiet delicious. The salmon pate and crackers are a nice touch as well. The speciality cocktails were expertly blended. Kudos to your bartender. The deck needs some repair, but the ambiance is a relaxing. We will be back.

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DanM
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had guests from out of town. Great night out, enjoying excellent food while dining riverside.

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KatieT
Western NC
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, amazing food. We can't wait to go back!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful experience as usual. Keith makes Excellent strawberry coladas!

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience4

My siblings and I came for lunch on a Friday. We were given one menu to share and a lovely waitress came and greeted us. She cheerfully took our drink order and brought us some bread. When returning, we proceeded to order appetizers and was told they were out of oysters because they had an extremely busy night. We ordered shrimp cocktail instead.
As each of us ordered a different menu item, we we told they didn't have any of them, sold out. We all felt that we should have been told about the menu limitations in advance. It's a seafood restaurant and yet no seafood!
The manager then came to the table and was very mater of fact, saying we had a busy night and our fresh items come on a truck and I can't make the truck come sooner. She didn't really apologize or offer any compensation and just walked away.
We were all very disappointed and really felt that they should have been transparent with us. We left and went down the street to the Voyager and had a lovely meal.

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RoseS
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here to celebrate our 42 Wedding Anniversary on our Son's recommendation.
Was very pleased with the view, wait staff very attentive, and the food was out of this world! The Calamari Fritto Misto and clam chowder were awesome! He had the 6oz fillet mignon and I had the Dynamite Mahi Mahi - both were extraordinary! We are glad we went and anticipate going back again.

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CarrieB
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's been so long since we've been able to go and enjoy a meal at the River Crab! It's worth every penny. Service was terrific, food was amazing and views are spectacular.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner, food was great, love the gazpacho

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SeasonalSampler
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We sat outside- wonderful views of St. Clair River, Canada just across.Big freighters glide by, etc.
All 3 of us thought the food should have been better to match the great setting. Friend thought her Shrimp scampi needed garlic, something to up the flavor. Other friend thought her chicken dish was just ok. My Coconut shrimp was ok- needed more flavor. My lobster bisque was very good, however. Service was very good.

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billp
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate by the river front windows----Always request so that you have the best seats to view the Great Lakes Freighters that travel the river.

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Greenweenie
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Recognized upon arriving for our anniversary. Seated inside with a River view.

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LisaH
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mixed drinks were amazing, lobster bisque was unbelievable, calamari was fantastic and firecracker shrimp had the right amount of heat. I had the lobster and shrimp stuffed salmon that was perfect! The mashed potato accompaniment was a little gooey but did not take away from the other palatable experiences.

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Steve
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, along with the view and atmosphere. Will definitely be going back for another date night with the wife.

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RobertC
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding location and view of the St. Clair River. Excellent food and service. Great place to go for any special celebration.

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vipbobby
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Apple was our waitress and she did a MEMORABLE job. She was on top of every need in our orders and requests. Food was good but not extraordinary. Unfortunately it is what we’ve come to expect. But the service and ambiance made for a delightful evening.

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JoeKar
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very nice restaurant with a beautiful view. The food and drinks were excellent and the waitstaff is top notch.

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ShannonS
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The River Crab is always amazing! Sit outside by the river (weather permitting).

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from River Crab - St. Clair using the Order Online button. River Crab - St. Clair also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (810) 329-2261.

River Crab - St. Clair is rated 4.8 stars by 2054 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.