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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.
St. Clair, MI 48079
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
Between Yankee & Davis
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live Piano Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings.
Live Bands on our beautiful deck every Wednesday night during the summer.
Complimentary Valet / Free self-parking also available in our private lot.
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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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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Everything was great from beginning to end. Complimentary valet so no hassle parking. We dined here for Thanksgiving. They were extremely busy but the wait was minimal. Our servers were fantastic and never had to wait for anything. My family all took a vow that we would never eat out for Thanksgiving again after several horrible meals. To give myself a pat on the back my Turkey dinner is off the charts good, it take five days to prepare, everything from scratch. The buffet at River Crab is the best I have ever had. Stuffing was flavorful and not pasty. Gravy was flavorful and made with a reduction stock, YUM! Turkey is turkey but it was not dried out. all the sides were great.
Great food, beautiful view, quiet setting. I have always enjoyed dining at the River Crab, however, I would not recommend a Saturday night. Our server was very nice but was not always available when needed - had to ask another server for assistance which should not happen. Too often the servers were gathered talking and most notably, too busy setting up for Sunday morning brunch. Got the impression we got forgot about and were in the way - no one should feel rushed especially when spending this kind of money.
We were recommended to this restaurant, it is right on the St Clair River. We asked for and got a table right next to the water, not thinking with the time change it would be dark by the time we go there. No matter, we both had seafood and it was fresh and excellent. Service very good, it is a nice place. When we get back to Michigan, we plan to go in the daylight!
My parents, boyfriend and I took my grandparents here to celebrate their anniversary, and everyone had a great experience. The food was fantastic and we had great service. My grandparents even had special menus printed for them with a happy anniversary message printed at the top.
We decided to go here for our anniversary because my wife used to be a regular up until 5 years ago. The restaurant is right on the water and has gorgeous views during the day. I'd recommend going then because the food has definately taken a downturn. We ordered soup, salad and two entrees, along with dessert. The salad was excellent. The soup was not and was barely warm. The entrees....and before I say this, I'd like to point out this is a pricey place up here. 25+$ entrees should be at least hot. My potatoes and vegs were cold, ice cold. The fish was good. The pasta dish was also mediocre in taste and overall. The cheesecake is excellent. The tiramisu was melty and not very well presented. Lastly, the restrooms were deplorable. I don't usually comment on that aspect of dinner but I was astonished at how dirty and poorly maintained it was. I saw some renovation signs and hopefully the bathrooms are what's getting done first. I must say that our waitress (Pim?) Offered impeccable service and made the whole dinner worthwhile. Go during daylight hours, I hear the brunch is top notch, so there's that. Marine City has some new fish restaurants that are probably better otherwise.
The atmosphere on St Clair River is exceptional. The service was excellent! We have been coming to River Crab for years the food was good, but needs to update the menu. The salads are serve are cold plates, probably prepared days ahead then served with heavy salad dressing even though it was mentioned "light on the dressing". The seafood continues to be excellent. The Key Lime pie was served on a cold plate. (Even though this was prepared days ago it was still good!) And again as mentioned sitting by the window viewing the river was excellent!
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