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River Crab - St. Clair, Saint Clair, MI

River Crab - St. Clair

4.8
4.8
2630 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

9:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

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  • 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 2,630 people are saying

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Best Ambiance

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Great for scenic views

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Seafood

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was incredible and the service was very good
  2. RK

    RobertandKathleen

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dining at the River Crab is always a treat, whether for a special occasion or date night or just because. All the staff is always helpful, accommodating, friendly. The food and beverage menus are wonderful - as are the preparations. The bar and dining rooms are cozy, relaxing. The view right along the river is spectacular. Only wish we could spend the night at the Blue Water Inn more often. Thank you all again!
  3. EH

    ErnestH

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were great, although in my opinion just a little bit pricey.
  4. CH

    CraigH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    Debbie our server was awesome. Food ehhh i had lobster and filet the lobster was luke warm at best. Potatoes and asparagus was cold. Without a doubt not the quality you would expect out of a higher end restaurant.
  5. JB

    JohnB

    Naples

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The River Crab like always is outstanding. Our waiter Keven was great, even for the number of tables he waited on. like always the food was great.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great NTE dinner. Love this place and will always go to for our special occasions.
  7. LM

    LionMikr

    Detroit

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    New Years Eve! Great dinner as always. The food never disappoints.
  8. A

    paulA

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Could not be happier
  9. EK

    EdwardK

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere on New Years Eve. Ashley was our server and she was great!
  10. J

    John

    Detroit

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Michelle was exceptional. She was attentive without being overbearing.
  11. GS

    GailS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    I am on a special diet, unfortunately they served me bone dry, overcooked perch and broccoli that were both cold.
  12. KE

    KevinE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been to many top end restaurants throughout the state of Michigan. The River Crab Is the best restaurant in the state. Everything from the starters, salads, soups, entrees, and desserts were expertly seasoned and had top quality ingredients. The service was impeccable with attentive and personable people on the waitering and hosting staff. The atmosphere is unbeatable with beautiful views of the Saint Clair river and freighters going by. There was not one personal want that was on unmet for my wife and I on our New Year’s evening dinner there.
  13. CA

    CAK1380

    Detroit

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was awesome, the food was excellent! Surf and turf!
  14. DW

    DaveW56

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    My wife and I have dined at the River Crab several times, and the service and food have been fantastic each time. You can't beat the view, as the restaurant sits at the shoreline of the St. Clair River. I only wish they'd have a fire in the fireplace during the winter months.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as usual. Great food Freindly and efficient team.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a special occasion at the River Crab!
  17. TJ

    TheresaJ

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place, all around great experienc every time I go there.
  18. WT

    WhiskeyTangoMan

    Louisville

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Tiana (sp?) / “Tea”, was great. The Calamari and Tournedos of Beef were a BIG hits. Hard to find great dining in St. Clair County, River Crab is very good, could update from the “old tries and true” and climb a rung on that ladder. Wine List is perfect example of 2005… I’m sure large Supplier pressure from vendor(s)… Has become a small Holiday tradition with maturing kids. We’ll be back next year as it does delivery a fine meal.
  19. PM

    PattiM

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the best experience at The River Crab on Christmas Day!! The food was amazing and our server Apple was outstanding!!!
  20. R

    Reggie

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our Christmas day dining experience was excellent. The restaurant was nicely decorated and our table location gave us a view of the Saint Clair River. Our server was very knowledgeable of the menu and wine list and helped us feel welcomed and special. The menu was diverse with a large wine selection. The room was warm and very comfortable. The best for last. The meal was nicely presented and left nothing desired with its superb taste. The River Crab is highly recommended.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant, very good service, delicious food and lovely view. Highly recommend.
  22. B

    Bossnurse64

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time eating out on Christmas. The food was to die for!! Service was perfect and lovely view of the water. Bonus was i didn't have to cook or do dishes!! You get what you pay for as far as price. Couldn't do this if i had a big family but for the 2 of us it worked out great.
  23. MR

    MichaelR

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Waited 15 minutes after reservation time. Understand but if late per their statement grace period. What about the other way around. Not asking for anything just irritated we were on time and had to wait 15 minutes.
  24. TM

    TracyM

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thorough enjoyed a holiday meal at the River Crab!! Yummy perch, duck and snapper. Creative cocktails and decadent desserts! Crème Brûlée was perfect and so was the six layer carrot cake too.
  25. PH

    PatH

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great food Cake could have been fresher 9 out of 10
  26. MA

    MAC48094

    Detroit

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating an anniversary with friends. Thew food, service and drinks were excellent!
  27. SC

    SherrieC

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    everything was perfect, food service and decorated beautiful all around.
  28. D

    Detroitbuckeye

    Las Vegas

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the Parmesan snapper and shrimp, oysters on the half shell, and Caesar salad. Spouse had scallops, clam chowder and vineyard salad. The food was excellent, our service was great and we will be back.
  29. VP

    ValerieP

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such incredible food, ambience and service. We love dining here for very special occasions!
  30. JA

    JonathanA

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Was very disappointed. It took over an hour for our food. I ordered filet medium rare and it was cold by the time I got it. It was supposed to have potatoes and instead had rice. We also had ordered an extra side of potatoes. Who has rice with steak? What made me mad is that she didn’t ask us if we wanted something else instead of choosing for me. Explanation was that there were a couple large parties that ate it all. I’ve been here before and has always been good. I expected more for the price for sure. It was $150 for 4 and have had better food and service for half the price.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    All our meals were excellent, I had a Martha’s Vineyard salad to start, excellent s as always ( love blue cheese and pine nuts) lobster tail was great, followed by key lime pie (my favorite) our server Jerry was spot on, I think he was one of two servers and had his hands full, good sense of humor, I thought he was great
  32. H

    Haroldswain

    Detroit

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and excellent waiter
  34. MR

    MarkR

    Detroit

    35 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    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
  35. CW

    CherieW

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    David is a great server!
  36. T

    Trioofdiners

    Detroit

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the atmosphere, food, and service. Definitely a go to place.
  37. 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!
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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!

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 4.8 stars by 2630 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 7 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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