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River Crab - St. Clair

1031 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Waterfront (51)
  • Special Occasion (43)
  • Good for a Date (42)
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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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Seafood, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 2:00pm - 9:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Phone number
(810) 329-2261
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Scott Schneider
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Cross street
Between Yankee & Davis
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet / Free self-parking also available in our private lot.
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Live Piano Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings.
Live Bands on our beautiful deck every Wednesday night during the summer.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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What 1031 People Are Saying
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Wendal (Naples)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Great restaurant with a wide variety of sea food ,the service is excellent and we love the valet parking !

KingOfRoyalOak (Detroit)
1.0  Dined 4 days ago

I had a great dinning experience for Valentines Day. Our food was delicious and the service attentive. My frustration is that not even 24 hours later I am already receiving spam emails from the restaurant that I never agreed to or want. OT and River Crab suck for that.

A1Cook (Detroit)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

My meal was nicely proportioned and tasted delicious. The service was 5 Star all the way. Arrived at the restaurant 5 minutes before reservation time and seated immediately. Lovely view of the whole restaurant. Lori our sever was prompt and knowledgeable. My date enjoyed the night, Thank you

sirbojangl (Detroit)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

The River Crab is our Number one restaurant and has been for about 40 years. The service and food is always excellent if perhaps, a bit over priced in my estimation. That being said, the price is worth the service, ambiance and quality of food. Be it a special occasion or just a quick drink and snack this is the place. Dress formally or casually, you won't feel out of place and you will enjoy the experience. We have never had a bad one.

5.0  Dined 5 days ago

service was very good,the view was beautiful and the food was excellent

vipOpenTable Diner (Detroit)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago


5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Good food, good service, great atmosphere. Went for lunch and it was delicious. Wanda the GM assisted us in setting up our reservations for their superb Easter brunch.

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We have been to the River Crab a number of times over the years. The food seems to get better and better. Even at night in the winter, sitting at a window table watching the ice float down the St. Clair River is a treat. In the summer, watching the river traffic can be very entertaining. Highly recommend it.

5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Always a pleasant meal. The food is great. The servers are friendly, but not excessively so, and efficient. Service was surprisingly fast for this type of restaurant but if you want to linger there is no pressure at all to move along. We don't eat here often because it's a pretty long drive and is a little pricy, but this is one of our top 2 special occasion restaurants.

Wendal (Naples)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Great restaurant with wonderful food and service and has just been updated with new bathrooms

OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Made reservations for our anniversary. So fun to see a Happy Anniversary Mr. and Mrs. M... across the top of the menu. We really enjoyed the meal — I can highly recommend the Parmesan crusted red snapper — as well as the location and ambience.

AngieD (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Ate a the restaurant for my birthday. Loved the food and service was impeccable.

OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was very good! Tony our server was wonderful and knowledgeable. Tried a new cocktail and wasn't disappointed. Will come back soon.

vipsuek1204 (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

King Crab Legs are my favorite. Just started the Keto Diet, and they are on the list and on the menu...fabulous!
Management is always around making sure your order is perfect and to ensure the atmosphere and needs of all guests.
Martha is the best; she remembers everyone's name and treats everyone like family.

Burnerguy (Detroit)
3.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

We have been to River Crab about a year or 2 ago and we were very happy with our meal. We came in with the same couple we were with at that time Saturday night but this time very disappointed. We took a special trip over from Sarnia Ontario and looking so forward to it.
We found the food portions small I ordered filet mignon 8oz cooked medium rare it was just OK and I know that cut of meat is very lean and my sister in law had the 6oz, mine looked to be the same size. It just did not look like much on my plate, a few asparagus spears and smashed potatoes was it. It seemed that everything else was extra the salad I thought when we were there last was included with the meal or for a little extra charge if you didnt want salad you could add a soup. I was happy with my appetizer the east meets west was excellent and gave me a generous serving of tuna it pretty much ended there. My husband had the Alaskan King Crab for $58 he was disappointed the legs were small had to fight to get the meat out and seemed not the freshest and I realize they are shipped but thought they were maybe sitting in a freezer too long. My brother in law had the surf and turf he said the beef was just OK not spectacular the lobster was good and lots of meat. My sister-in-law said her filet seemed a little tough cooked to her liking but again not great.
We could of had an over the top meal at a restaurant at home and money left over for what we paid, $160 U.S. and we have to pay extra for exchange on the currency. I realize that's not your problem but we were disappointed with our dinner to go back now will not be at the top of our list as before we were expecting such a treat.
Our waiter was the bright spot very friendly and accommodating. Would of loved to experience the patio in the summer with the great view on the water it is a nice spot there.