River Crab - St. Clair

4.7
1104 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
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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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

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 1104 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Hostess was friendly upon arrival. We were greeted quickly once seated and Olivia, our server, was patient and helpful. All staff throughout the restaurant were very cordial and the food was timely and delicious. We had a wonderful first experience. The personalized menus to acknowledge our anniversary was a pleasant surprise and an extremely nice touch.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The food was so tasty, went for my son’s birthday and the portion was large and he was full when we left. The waiter was super nice and was awesome. Would recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

A good place to take friends on special occasions. It was our 57th anniversary and a good time was had by all.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Beautiful view and excellent food, drinks and service. Will return.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Excellent food quality, on the River and when weather permits you can eat outside. Some view tables inside. Excellent service. Ask for Alan, he was one of our favorite servers.

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3.0Dined 7 days ago

It was Father’s Day. Brunch was ok. The food trays were quite a bit. We sat outside with one waitress. Had to ask 3 times for a beverage. She never came to the table to see if we needed anything. We had to find her to get utensils. We have been there several times and never experienced this. Considering that it takes me over an hour to get there, I would not go back on the weekends.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Always great

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

As always, another great dinner at the River Crab!! We arrived via boat and sat outside, the weather was fantastic and the food was refreshing.

Highly recommend this restaurant for all!!!

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

We hadn't been to the River Crab in quite some time. We won't let happen again. The evening was most enjoyable. We had the twilight special which was a great value with plenty to eat. The entire staff was excellent making the evening even more enjoyable. Would definitely recommend it.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Excellent Food! High quality! Beautiful view! Can't wait to go back!

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3.0Dined on June 8, 2018

My Halibut was very over cooked. I’ve had it before there and it was very good.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

The Crab is one of our favorites. It never disappoints.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Very nice. Waitress didnt seem enthused. Acted offended. Not sure which one of our party, wife, mother in law - high school graduate offended but it did distract from an otherwise lovely experience.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Food and service was outstanding! Definitely would go back.

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

We were celebrating my sons graduation from high school. The ceremony was done sooner than I thought so I called and Haley was great and said that they could sit us if we came up earlier. When we got there we were seated right away. Everyone was very friendly and the food was AMAZING.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Celebrated my dad's 75th Birthday and my daughter's high school graduation. The staff were so accommodating, I had to change my reservation several times and they printed a special birthday menu for my dad! It was an experience to remember!

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Awesome service, excellent food, super friendly staff.. I would recommend this place to everyone..

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

The service was excellent, the food was very good! I was a little disappointed in the Martha’s Vinyard salad. I always order it & it was almost all greens. Very (& I mean very) little blue cheese, onions & pine nuts. I would think twice about ordering it with my meal (the gulf snapper was fantastic) in the future.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

A great meal in a great setting, as always.

Server was friendly, working hard and pretty good, but clearly brand new and not yet up to full River Crab speed.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Best restaurant in St.Clair County!

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

I love this place. Its rather pricey though and I wish your meal at least included salad or soup.

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4.0Dined on June 1, 2018

A tad on the expensive side for dinner, but a good special occasion choice. Great view of the river...

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

My husband and I enjoyed a lovely dinner at the River Crab to celebrate our anniversary. The food was delicious, and the service was impeccable. You can’t beat the water front view either. We will definitely dine here again!

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Beautiful view. Good server

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

An easy drive from Detroit. Food was well prepared and presented, with interesting combinations and excellent flavor profile. Terrific service. Although place was fairly busy, waiter never made us feel rushed. Wonderful view of the river. A great place for a special occasion or just comfortable dining any day.

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Lovely spot. Good food. Friendly and sweet server (a bit green but her attitude was great). Patio was so nice. Seafood was yum. Scallop appetizer, very good gazpacho, and seafood trip (salmon, crap cake and coconut shrimp)--all very good. Strange bread basket--you have two people, and there was only one special jalapeno/cheddar biscuit. I asked for another, and they acted like that was not okay--were were supposed to fight over it? Amend that.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Been going to this restaurant for over 20 years. Not inexpensive, but always had top quality meals. Never a bad meal and if you can eat on the deck it is like a micro vacation about an hour from home...

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Definitely worth the drive. Outstanding food, service and ambience. Great outdoor patio right on the river. Incredible views. But more importantly, great food and service!

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Went for Sunday Brunch. The food selection was good and the quality was fine but not exceptional. The carved roast beef was very tough. The view is spectacular and watching the freighters go by is a real treat. The service was stellar. Would go again probably more for lunch than brunch.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Extremely good service. I had the Spring Salmon which was very good. Will, of course, be back.

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Good food, good service, great atmosphere. View of the river with the freighters passing bye adds to the ambiance. Also is a Landry club restaurant, so points add up to free dining.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Service is always exceptional. They ensure you are completely satisfied with your dining experience. Martha, the General Manager is outstanding!!

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

The Sunday brunch has long been a family favorite. They offer a diverse food selection that should be able to please most palates and the service is exceptional. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Sam gave great service.

Maybe bring bread, crackers and pate' with salad and soup. not right before dinner.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

A wonderful meal with excellent service. We are never disappointed at the River Crab!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Good food and great service you won't be disappointed here. You can depend on the service and food any time .And a great staff .

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

It is worth the trip, the food and service is outstanding and you can't get a better view.

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Took my Mom for
Mother’s Day, the restaurant was quite busy. We had reservations and were seated immediately.
The waiter seemed nervous because they were “expecting an unusually busy day”. Waiter was distracted due to having assist in the break down of the left over food from brunch. We were told we couldn’t get a side salad and if we wanted a salad we had to order a dinner salad!and were then informed that because it was going to be so busy there could be “no special requests or substations”. The Fire Cracker Shrimp appetizer arrived hot and was delicious. The entrees arrived, nice presentation but my mashed potatoes were cold and my New York Strip was like rubber and totally without flavor. We asked the waiter for butter and he returned with one small dollop in a soufflé cup and quickly left the table. We had to flag him down again to ask for more to which he responded “ya, I guess I forgot to bring you fresh bread, do you still want it?”
We choked down dinner and shared a slice of marginal key lime pie.
Haven’t been here in about 20 years so quite a let down from what it once was.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Not only is the view beautiful, the food is delicious and well presented. Alison was our server, she was kind and quick in responding to our requests.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Tony our waiter was excellent as always and And Martha the manager came to our table as usual to make sure everything was good, our favorite place!

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