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About River Crab - St. Clair

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.

1337 River Road (M-29)
St. Clair, MI 48079
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, American

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

Cross Street:
Between Yankee & Davis

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(810) 329-2261

Website:
http://www.rivercrabbluewaterinn.com/

Entertainment:
Live Piano Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings.
Live Bands on our beautiful deck every Wednesday night during the summer.

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet / Free self-parking also available in our private lot.

Executive Chef:
Scott Schneider

Additional:
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

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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.

River Crab - St. Clair Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

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99% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (50)
Good for a Date (43)
Special Occasion (43)
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Scenic View (39)
Good for Anniversaries (38)
Romantic (34)
Good for Birthdays (32)
Worth the Drive (32)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Quiet Conversation (23)
Good for Groups (21)
Great for Brunch (21)
Great for Outdoor Dining (20)
Cozy (19)
Notable Wine List (19)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Fun (13)
Great for Lunch (13)
Casual (12)
Happy Hour (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Seasonal (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Business Meals (9)
Authentic (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Great Beer (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Live Music (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Healthy (3)
Hot Spot (3)
People Watching (3)
Tapas (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Naples)·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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 (Detroit)·Dined 6 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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Waterfront
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 (Detroit)·Dined 7 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

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 (Detroit)·Dined 7 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.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Detroit)·Dined 7 days ago

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

Tags: Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on February 13, 2018

ALWAYS GREAT FOOD & SERVICE. UPDATES IN THE FACILITY ARE WONDERFUL.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Detroit)·Dined on February 13, 2018

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront
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 (Detroit)·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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Detroit)·Dined on February 3, 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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation
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 (Naples)·Dined on February 1, 2018

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

Tags: Good for a Date, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Romantic
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 (Detroit)·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.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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 (Detroit)·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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Detroit)·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.

Tags: Cozy, Paleo Friendly, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Live Music, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Romantic, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch
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 (Detroit)·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.
Disappointed!!

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 19, 2018

You can't beat the view here and the food is top-notched! Great service and a complimentary dessert for my birthday!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Rhonda our waitress was fabulous!! Food delicious!! Martha, the manager had a wonderful chat with us to check on how everything was.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great Sunday Brunch. Food was not hot enough, but still very tasty. Watching the ducks in the water was very enjoyable!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We really enjoyed our meal. The service was outstanding thanks to Erica. The view of the river is great from the dining room! The Sunday brunch is fantastic! The Manager Martha always makes every effort to ensure that your dining experience is great. The menu has something for everyone and very reasonably priced.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 13, 2018

First time at the restaurant and we loved it. We will return soon.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Service was exceptional. Food was delicious. Views of the river right outside the window.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The River Crab is always well run and consistent, from the Valet, hostess, servers and food you will always be provided with a professional experience.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Casual, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Service is outstanding!!! Beautiful view all year round!!

Tags: Disabled Access, Cozy, Special Occasion, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I could give a lengthy list, but I'll just say everything was excellent from the time we entered to the time we left. We enjoyed our time there very much.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The River Crab is by far my favorite restaurant in the Blue Water area! Food, atmosphere, and staff are wonderful. New Years Eve dinner with my daughters was perfect. Cheers to 2018!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Waterfront, Casual, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Happy Hour, Scenic View
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Good food good view good service. Very accommodating help me with my disability.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Very nice Food was good wait staff excellent I feel I got a good value - I got what I paid for GREAT

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We visited to our 20th anniversary. The food was delicious. We had a lovely view of the river along with wonderful company. The restaurant was quiet and comfy. Our server was nice and knowledgeable. I had the Cajun chicken tortellini which had a sauce that was rich like a gravy but did not overwhelm the delicious pasta. My Caesar salad was tasty but could have used a bit more dressing to make the cheese cling to the lettuce. The lettuce was fresh and crisp which made the salad one of the best I've had. Almond encrusted Brie was mouth watering to look at and tasted even better. It was great to share as well. Please note that if you have allergies to tree nuts or shellfish, this restaurant serves many items containing such ingredients. They are delicious and aromatic, but may be a health concern for those persons with allergies. Overall one of the best lunches ever. Thank you!

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Seasonal
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Very dissatisfied in not giving my 25$ off on my birthday as I am a Landry member

Tags: Scenic View, Cozy
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 26, 2017

this evening was with my family. My CA kids loves this place when they visit. This last time disappointed not seated on the porch. Appeared to have lots of open tables. As a member I have always been seated on the porch. That why my kids like to come when they are in town.

Erica our server was great.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Super atmosphere and superb food and service from Shannon💜

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Casual, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The staff was especially gracious to diners despite being totally packed and a little crazy during a winter storm.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 24, 2017

My friend had the tortellini and had to send it back it was so salty. But our crab-stuffed salmon was delicious and the asparagus were cooked perfectly. The mashed red skin potatoes were great. The best thing about the whole meal was the creme brulee for dessert and the outstanding service that we had.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

All the staff (from valet to hostess, other servers & especially our server Allison) were so friendly. The service and the food were amazing! Thank you for working Christmas Eve!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Upset it wasn’t the breakfast buffet. It doesn’t say anywhere on the menu what days the buffets is :(

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Cozy, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Great scenic view, with freighters cruising by on the St. Clair River. Celebrated my birthday and received a free creme brulee which was fantastic. Oysters were fresh and shucked perfectly, King Crab Legs were steamed to perfection and my husband's Cold Water Lobster Tail was moist, succulent, and would order again...NOT rubbery at all! Wine list is priced well and has a wide variety to choose per your palate pleasure. Service was friendly and timed well.

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Tapas, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Casual, Romantic
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 18, 2017

I have been coming to the River Crab for years and will continue to be a customer. The seafood selections are alway excellent, fresh, new, delicious. It is the only restaurant in the area that has the seafood selection and the overall wonderful dining experience of a great seafood restaurant.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Jimmy our server was outstanding. We had a lot of time to chat so he was patient with us. The scallops for appetizers were perfect! Jimmy helped with the wine Choices that paired well with our meals

Salmon Oscar special was very good as well as my shrimp with black pepper fettuccine

Excellent experience

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Very friendly and nice, clean,
beautiful view and great food!

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Afternoon Coffee, Fun, Waterfront
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Our food and server were by far one of the best we have had in a while

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Scenic View
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