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River Crab - St. Clair

4.7
1051 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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  • Special Occasion
  • Waterfront
  • Good for Anniversaries
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
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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Neighborhood
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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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Entertainment
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 1051 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 7 days ago

One of our favorites to celebrate a special occasion. Wonderful selection of seafood dishes as well as ample selectin of meat/chicken options. Food is expertly prepared and delicious. Service is terrific with attentive wait staff always close at hand if needed. The view and scenery is most enjoyable as an occasional great lakes freighter will pass by on the beautiful river just outside the windows. The bar can be most enjoyable for a cocktail and easy conversation on nights when there is a piano player (Friday/Saturday).

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We had immediate seating at our time of arrival which was very nice. The food was very good, had the buffet.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Always love dining here because of the view, the service, and the quality of the food!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We very much enjoyed our Sunday brunch experience at The Rive Crab. The food was excellent. The service was to notch. The Piano music really added a nice touch. We celebrated my father 87th birthday. He worked at the restaurant back in the 1950's and had lots of stories. Wonderful experience, I would highly recommend the Sunday Brunch.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Made reservations which we didn't need. Asked to be seated by a window; informed those tables were reserved but they remained empty the entire time while there. The snapper was way over cooked and very greasy with way too much seasoning. The salad was dripping in dressing/oil even after I sent it back 3 times. Waitress stated 2 sides were included with fish dinner but I was charged full price for the quinoa. It just gets to the point its not even worth complaining because I really don't think they care!

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1.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Our waiter named Jimmy was amazing. He was so patient with our party of eight. Food was great too.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Always a fantastic meal along with excellent service. The staff treats you like you are part of their family. I had the Sea Scallops and my husband had the Tournados and they were both cooked perfectly!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Fantastic dinner - delicious appetizers and entrees, wait staff professional, attentive and friendly, perfect ambiance, and amazing water views!! Personal favorite!!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Outstanding overall, as always. One of the last great places in the area for a class meal, super setting and worth the 77 miles to get there.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter brunch was perfect. I think it was even better than Thanksgiving buffet . I can't wait to come back again soon.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

My wife, daughter and I return to this restaurant time and time again, even though we are from London, Ontario, and this requires a one and a half hour drive. We have always found the food, service to be of the highest quality. We have recommended this restaurant to friends and have accompanied them when they decided to try it. None of them ever complained about anything. Our recent visit was memorable because we were celebrating my and my wife's birthday (we were born 10 days apart) and our daughter had come down from Toronto to help us celebrate. She was very impressed and that is saying something given the huge choice of restaurants available to her in Toronto. Our server, Tony, was particularly helpful and knowledgeable both in the food and the wine department. I have always rated this restaurant highly. You can view my other detailed reviews of this restaurant under Carnivorousmale in Tripadvisor.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Everything was great. The Waiter (David) was very attentive. Thanks for a wonderful dining experience.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

River Crab never disappoints. Food and service are excellent. Great views of the St. Clair River and ships passing by. If a quiet and relaxing dinner with the best food in the area, this is the place to go.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Service is always attentive and friendly. The food is excellent for the value. Beautiful setting on the St. Clair River adds to the relaxed and cozy atmosphere. A favorite!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Tony as always impressed our friends with his fantastic service!!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Haven't been there in many years, but my friends always tell me the food was very good. And I was not disappointed the food was delicious and I plan on going back again as soon as I can.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Take the time to enjoy the atmosphere and beautiful scenery of the St Clair River.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Daughter got new job

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

As usual, River Crab was an excellent overall dining experience, even in Winter when you can sit and watch the ice float down the river.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

One of our favorite restaurants for dinner or their fabulous Sunday brunch. Very good food and wonderful service and the view is one of the best in the state!!

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

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

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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!!

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

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

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