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River Crab - St. Clair, Saint Clair, MI

River Crab - St. Clair

4.7
4.7
2597 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

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Other options

  • Order online
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Sun 11:30 am–8:30 pm Tue–Sat 11:30 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (810) 329-2261

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Scott Schneider

  • Private party facilities

    We can accommodate private gathering up to 120 guests, working with your style and budget. Our fresh seafood, tender steaks, delicious pastas and decadent desserts are the perfect complement to any private event.

  • Private party contact

    Ilyssa Berkowitz: (855) 504-5882

  • Neighborhood

    St. Clair

  • Cross street

    Between Yankee & Davis

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,597 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Great for scenic views

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Seafood

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  1. H

    Haroldswain

    Detroit

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and excellent waiter
  3. MR

    MarkR

    Detroit

    35 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    35 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Service was very good. Scallops were very good as well - would not recommend the Prime Rib. Prime Rib was ok - not worth the price though. Texas Roadhouse has better Prime Rib
  4. CW

    CherieW

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    David is a great server!
  5. T

    Trioofdiners

    Detroit

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the atmosphere, food, and service. Definitely a go to place.
  6. I

    Iffer9

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome service, ambiance, and food!!! Ashley couldn’t have been better!
  7. JB

    JoyceB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Heather, our waitress, was the best! Although, the restaurant was busy, she made us feel special and valued.
  8. K

    Kevin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my girlfriend to the River Crab for our anniversary dinner while we stayed in St. Clair. The restaurant printed a custom anniversary menu for us and provided us service and food that went above expectations. I am greatly appreciative for the treatment that we received and enjoyed everything very much.
  9. TS

    TraceyS

    Key West

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanksgiving Dinner was amazing thanks to you! Couldn’t have asked for a better variety of delicious appetizers, salads, food and desserts. Our waiter was great and the price was less than expected! Thank you for a truly excellent meal!
  10. f

    firestalker

    Detroit

    23 reviews

    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Let me start by saying that the River Crab was always our go to spot for a nice dinner. Had our wedding reception there and celebrated many birthdays. But WOW did the Thanksgiving buffet disappoint. It was busy but I’ve seen dinner services and New Years Eve to a packed house go off flawlessly. But this was something different, Linens on the buffet line were dirty and stained with food. The food was very mediocre, not one item stood out as being worthy of the River Crabs excellence. Frankly if blind folded you probably couldn’t tell the difference between the River Crab or the Old Country Buffet. Simply unremarkable.
  11. SK

    SherylK

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We were there for the Thanksgiving buffet. The atmosphere was bustling and a bit more hectic than I expected. The food was very good and our server was attentive. There was plenty of food and there were a good number of food choices.
  12. P

    Patrice

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Going to the River Crab you are guarantee a good meal and service . It’s been in existence for many years and it’s as good today as it was in the past. Do yourself a favor and stop in for a meal. The view is over looking Lake St Claire with the ships and barges sailing by.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanksgiving Brunch
  14. PD

    PatD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic Thanksgiving Brunch Buffet. Wide selection of mouth watering fare. David was professional and on point. Met the GM who was super friendly with a great story to tell.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Thanksgiving Dinner Buffet
  16. JC

    JaniceC

    Detroit

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice Thanksgiving Dinner at The River Crab. Food was outstanding and the service from Alex was excellent. Loved having a window table and seeing a freighter.
  17. GM

    GeraldM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the buffet was very good and the service was was great.
  18. g

    gdpe

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The River Crab missed marking off our reservation for us to receive our Open table points ,otherwise the River Crab is our Favorite Place to dine ,I’m sure you can Correct this Error. ,Thank You
  19. DM

    DianeM

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful location, great food, super friendly staff, couldn't have been better.
  20. PR

    PatR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Scallops, calamari, and the parm snapper with shrimp were delicious.
  21. EH

    ErinH

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience except we were celebrating 2 birthdays and nothing was done and no mention of it.
  22. TS

    TonyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went with my wife for our anniversary and it was excellent. Old school white tablecloth restaurant with outstanding service and outstanding cuisine. You won’t be disappointed.
  23. MM

    MarjorieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful meal. Our food was excellent. The service was impeccable. We were celebrating our daughter's graduation from college and it couldn't have been better.
  24. KS

    KathyS

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there for our annual birthday celebration. Ordered our usual king crab dinner. This is my second year at River Crab for our annual crab dinner because they do it right! The crab is hot, accompanying sides are delightful. And the creme brûlée for dessert is wonderful! Service was impeccable. Nice atmosphere. Plan to return whenever I can.
  25. T

    Tuzz

    Detroit

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We frequent the restaurant often and the noise level was a bit on the higher side but I am suspecting it was because they were seating everyone towards one side of the room. It was not annoying but it was noticeable. Did reduce the romantic atmosphere I was hoping for for a first time date. Our waiter was superb, attentive, personable and upbeat. The happy hour food was not up to par or even close to years past but still pleasant.
  26. JS

    JacklynS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    My husband enjoyed his steak but my pork chop, although thick, was the driest pork chop I have ever eaten. The size is super very tasty.
  27. JB

    JackB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Server was super friendly. Timing of courses were a bit off. Appetizer was timely, but soup/salad took a very long time and we were not finished before entrees arrived. Atmosphere was fantastic. I have dined at the Crab before. Usually a great experience.
  28. BS

    BobS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow, lobster 🦞 was amazing..it is expensive but worth every penny.
  29. ET

    EllenT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The River Crab is our go-to spot for special occasion dining, and it never disappoints. Excellent food, excellent service, and the view of the river is spectacular! An anecdote from yesterday: I had trouble deciding between the chocolate cake (I'm not sure which variation: the dessert menu changes regularly) and the always wonderful creme brulee. I went for the cake, ate as much as I could of the massive slab, and was getting ready to ask for a carry-out box when the waitress arrived with one, because "nobody ever can finish that." So I enjoyed my visit today as well!
  30. G

    Gus48054

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an overall great experience! From the minute we walked in we were treated like we were the only ones there. The food was delicious and the crème brûlée was perfect! Sure made our first wedding anniversary dinner one to remember!!
  31. J

    Jotheitalian

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Are waitresses was Great. Very friendly. The manager or owner came and Talked with us. That was special.
  32. KV

    KathyV

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is fantastic!! The view is amazing, the setting is beautiful, and the food is delicious. Highly recommend!!
  33. LW

    LauraW

    Detroit

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    The food wasn’t as great as it normally is!!! Daughters clam chowder tasted like wonder!!!
  34. BP

    BobP

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Caesar salad was the best ever and the butternut squash soup was sublime
  35. SL

    SteveL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great choice for anniversary celebration looking forward to next year anniversary celebration at River Crab.
  36. JS

    JoeS

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were fantastic. Rhonda did an outstanding job as always.
  37. LL

    LaurieL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My sister and I celebrated my birthday there. They made the cutest menu with my birthdays wishes on it. The waitress brought me a special treat. It was a fabulous evening that I wont forget as we also watched two ships travel the river!
  38. NJ

    NickJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food at River Crab was outstanding. My wife and I had the calamari and crab cake to start, butternut squash soup (unreal), and 2 entrees were scallops and prime rib with shrimp scampi add on. Our server, Alexandra, was top tier. She smiled, was friendly and knowledgeable, and overall a real great person. We got there early for our reservation and they sat us immediately. The vibe was good with views of the water, and there were a few large parties (it was homecoming). We don’t really have any criticisms, a little more sauce on the crab cake appetizer maybe, but that’s all. Again, this place was unbelievable!
  39. C

    Connie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    What a wonderful birthday! River Crab is one of the best. Atmosphere is great. Server was very attentive. Thank you for cordinating our dinner plans. Thank you Taylor!! Great server! Bless you guys. Anyone coming from out of town, I recommend this place 1000 times!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The scallops appetizer was good. I enjoyed the crispy fish & chips.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 4.7 stars by 2597 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for River Crab - St. Clair

1337 River Road (M-29), Saint Clair, MI 48079

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between Yankee & Davis

  • Neighborhood

    St. Clair

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Sun 11:30 am–8:30 pm Tue–Sat 11:30 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Scott Schneider

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (810) 329-2261

  • Private party facilities

    We can accommodate private gathering up to 120 guests, working with your style and budget. Our fresh seafood, tender steaks, delicious pastas and decadent desserts are the perfect complement to any private event.

  • Private party contact

    Ilyssa Berkowitz: (855) 504-5882

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