River Crab - St. Clair

4.7
1357 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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LB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always, the food, service and ambiance were impeccable. River Crab continues to be our favorite place to celebrate our anniversary and other special occasions!

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AC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was delicious and the service was good. Love the view and the ambiance.

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GS
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

River Crab is an under-performing Landry's restaurant, that continues to find new ways to disappoint. Reservation set for 6:30 and re-confirmed by a follow-up call from River Crab on Thursday, two days before the reservation. Arrived, on time, and we were informed it would be a 6 to 7 minute wait. Twenty five minutes later we were called, only to wait another five minutes for the table to be cleaned and cleared. The wait staff arrived, to attend to my party of seven, and took the initial drink and appetizer order. Drinks arrived timely, appetizer shortly after drinks and we were informed that the bread was still baking. Knowing that you're going to have a near-full house on this day, per the volume of reservations made, I expect that management would realize that and be at the top of there game. Wrong! Wait staff return several minutes later and took our dinner order. A significant wait for the meals as other tables dinners were delivered when they were seated after us, raised some questions. Given the celebration, we came for, this was not the moment to raise any concerns. As the place was busy, and I did not want to ruin the family outing.
For the price, you're paying for the location and ambiance. The food quality is not aligned with the price paid. I'm sad to say that I would not recommend this restaurant. I will be seeking other dining options for destination dinners.

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IG
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite restaurant in this area. We went there for lunch and they had lunch specials that were reasonably priced. My husband and I will definitely be going back for lunch. I especially love their Martha’s Vineyard salad. It’s my favorite.

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CM
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service at the River Crab was excellent as usual. We highly recommend the River Crab for consistency in excellent food and service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Party of 16-booked a month ahead of time-yet Seated at a back corner table. Price of the brunch buffet was very high for the quality and selection of food. Hot food was warm at best. Staff was friendly

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f
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

food was not heated and some dishes were not good .

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DH
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

So it is a brunch buffet that we chose to try and you know what your getting when you go to a buffet right? That said it is reasonable in price and very good buffet fare. Fresh made waffles are available at the carving station and omelets are available from the kitchen made to order. If you stay for Friday and Saturday in the Blue Water Inn at the top of the hill they will even comp your brunch.
Service was very good and Martha the long time manager is a great host. well worth the trip. A bonus of course is the fact that they are right on the river and as you enjoy your meal you can watch the wildlife and the ships pass by out the windows.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service and setting was amazing. Spice selection smothered the lake perch

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AM
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service, cuisine and setting!!!! Does not get any better.

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J
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was not our first dinner at River Crab and we had high expectations to impress our guests. River Crab did not disappoint us. All four of us LOVED our food, thoroughly enjoyed the setting and the service was friendly, helpful and very good. We had a bonus experience when three lake freighters passed by while we ate. We can not praise River Crab too much; it is a 'must have' experience.

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

The food the view and the service was fantastic !

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HC
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

They always are very professional and the food is great!

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KB
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and good view. Very attentive and good waitress.

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HL
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good! View was amazing! Service was phenomenal!

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s
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food as always. The restaurant was Friday night busy but the service was unobtrusive yet attentive to our party's desires. The people at River Crab just keep doing what they do best. The world around us is ever changing in every way but the River Crab just keeps rolling along, delivering a unique and outstanding experience!

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G
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the ambiance, food and service was excellent. I was with a friend to celebrate her birthday. We both had the Lunch Box special which was the Martha Vineyard Salad and Salmon entree complete with a complimentary creme brûlée for the birthday girl. It was all delicious and we will be returning again soon.

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AM
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the last true high quality restaurants. The service and food quality is outstanding. The location adds a lot to the setting and overall feel of the dining experience.

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D
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful Easter dinner at the River Crab - had a window table overlooking the river and a great Snapper Hemmingway (both wife and I) with a little extra crab meat and sauce and they "hit it out of the park" - fish was moist and very flavorful and not overwhelmed with seasoning.

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WC
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 3

Never go on a holiday staff I think was overwhelmed by the amount of people but the server was great and did her very best to make our experience a memorable one.

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S
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had an excellent experience. We had made a reservation and were seated within 20 minutes. We were given a excellent window seat. Our waitress (Ally) could not have been better and was very attentive to all our needs. The food was excellant.

We realized on Easter the restaurant was very busy. We were completely satisfied.

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AP
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

We had to wait 45 minutes after our reservation to be seated. It seemed like the waitress wanted to rush us and be done. Never asked us if anyone wanted coffee after our meal, we had to ask her. Never had them refilled because they wanted to go home. Very disappointed especially when the price is so high. You must of over booked, the wait was ridiculous, why have reservations?

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FF
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Easter no parking available forced valet. Too crowded.

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LY
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Were seated 15 minutes before schedule. Server was great, buffet was super and plentiful, Of course the setting on the river was beautiful on the glorious sunny Easter day.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easter Brunch - really enjoyed it! We requested a riverside table and they happily accommodated us. Food was abundant and delicious!

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I
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was so friendly and helpful for as busy as they were for their Easter Brunch . He did a great job .

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Easter Brunch. Our server, Allison, was spectacular. Even though it was busy everything was handled with grace and class. Thank you.

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JV
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The River Crab has great food, very good service and a nice view of the river. Their Sunday brunch has a wide variety of food at a reasonable price. They also have a great rewards program.

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B
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Very busy. Lots of large parties waiting to dine. No parking left.

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KJ
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place , brunch is always great. Great atmosphere too

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M
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The presentation of the meals was very nice, and we had a good view of the river. Three people in our party ordered seafood dishes and they said their food was good but not as tasty as they expected. One person cannot eat fish, meat, or dairy and had very limited options as most side dishes contained dairy. The quinoa with peas, along with asparagus, were the only dishes they could order - as well as a salad with no dairy. The quinoa was not cooked thoroughly and had very little seasoning. The other three diners were asked if they wanted soup or salad with their meals and were surprised to see the additional price for them on the bill. Overall, dining at the River Crab was a nice experience with a pleasant atmosphere, but we were hoping for a fresher taste with more options of side dishes. We were there celebrating a birthday.

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OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, outstanding view right on the St Clair River, awesome food.

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KG
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took a party of eight and sat next to a window with a great view. The food was delicious and the service was great. We had an excellent evening.

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5
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

It was my first visit there. The dish I had was tasty, but would have liked a little more. However, I enjoyed myself as well as the rest of my party. Thank you for a nice evening.

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DD
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The setting at the River Crab is outstanding. Many of the dining tables are filled with views of the St. Clair river. The food is outstanding and the service was first class. Great place for a romantic dinner, time with friends, or cocktails after work!

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KD
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My parents felt blessed to have their special 60th anniversary dinner at a beautiful place . Enjoy the food

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MS
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as usual. Not my first time there, but the first time in a while. Food and service were exactly as I remembered.

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WB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Food was not as good as usual. The chief should have tasted the dishes before sending them out from the kitchen. The sodium on the pasta would not have passed a taste test. 🤭 The service and view is always awesome. Our favorite place to bring family and friends visiting the area.

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T
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My wife’s birthday. We have been celebrating both occasions (birthdays and anniversaries) for 44 out of 47 years at this point. Totally enjoyable evenings every time.
Also enjoy their happy hour ( although miss the portablella fries ) as Keith the bartender always makes it enjoyable.

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g
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Your New Octopus appetizer ,was sensational the first time we had it ,came as ADVERTISED, good for TWO to share, next time in, not as Advertised half the size, what a shock when delivered to our Table ,served one and Still the same price, does not LIVE UP TO THE RIVER CRAB STANDARDS, SHAME ON CORPORATE for the switch and bait !!!! This is not on the RC ,it’s on you ,and WE spend a lot of time at The RC it’s our GO TO DINNING EXPERIENCE and THE CRAB is 5 STAR in our book , will always RECOMMEND

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