River Crab - St. Clair

4.7
2219 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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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2219 people are saying
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4.7
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a very nice dinner with my parents at River Crab last night. The food and service was excellent. They seemed to be understaffed as the valet was not available and drink orders took awhile as only 2 bartenders were working on a Friday night. Best restaurant in the area.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service & food!

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Deesher
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, River Crab never disappoints.
We have not had a bad meal there! Love the food, the environment and excellent service too.

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RobertF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place. Restaurant was excellent, food was very good with good service. Definitely will go again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from staff very friendly and helpful with making decisions and recommendations.

KJ
KarenJ
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service4ambience2

We used to love dining at The River Crab, but the last 2 trips have been disappointing. Some menu items remain great while some have been subpar (luncheon fish and chips was like chewing through cardboard and the usually delicious pre-meal bread was wet and soggy).

Entire restaurant was empty except for 3 tables when we arrived - and our table was directly next to the other full tables. I get seating to make life easier for servers, but the seating at The River Crab is close, so skipping a table between guests, when it's available, would be nice.

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NicoleC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view was beautiful and the food was beyond delicious. Waitress, Allie was spectacular!!! I got a free dessert for my birthday. Would definitely recommend to any and everyone.

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TiaM
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If your looking for a great place for an intimate date or an evening of celebration, this is the place. Great food, great staff and great atmosphere.

JB
JoelB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! The fish was excellent and had a delicious sauce on it. The ceasar salad was also excellent.

DB
DaleB
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recommend for all, Great all around dinning experience.

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Janey
Detroit
31 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view, excellent food, drinks and service. Glad they are part of the Landry group.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service was perfect.

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Jaly
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

We were excited for an upscale seafood dinner, but the food was nothing special and not worth the expensive prices.

JW
JulieW
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very enjoyable meal. Some of the diners had seafood other diners had beef.
Live piano music on Friday. Great atmosphere great service. Some of the appetizers were a little pricey, but in light of the Covid situation I was just so happy to be out at such a lovely venue. Desserts are great but they need to bring back the desert with the chocolate cake with the Heath bar crunch. Looking forward to our next visit

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TheWiz
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been customers of the River Crab for over 40 years. It remains one of the best overall restaurant for all levels of dining.

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Keys
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very good food, overcharged on kids food, fixed after we brought up, small scallop portion for price.

LM
LionMikr
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a 70th birthday. Food and service is always excellent. This is our favorite restaurant. They never disappoint.

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Familydinner
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you great place to visit and the food was wonderful! Service was superior!

CJ
CrystalJ
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome and all of the staff were very friendly.

GB
vipGordonB
Detroit
17 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal with friends. Heather did a fine job as our server.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We got early dinner reservations (5:15) as we were celebrating our anniversary and wanted a table by the window. Our server was attentive and friendly. The food was very good! I kinda new what to expect as we have been to several other Landry’s restaurants before so I knew I could swap out the coconut rice for something else. Just my personal preference - do not like coconut.

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CarolG
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

We went there to have a crab leg dinner for our anniversary. Once we were sat our server told us the steamer is broken and they can not sell crab legs.. Very disappointed. Chef could not find another way to prepare crab legs without a steamer?

OT
OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience!

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AlexF
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great place. First time here but definitely not the last. Apple our server was beyond awesome. The food and location can’t be beat.

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vipRecentDiner
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

I would not recommend recommend this restaurant. The host was rude, the service was terrible and the filet was horribly undercooked and had to be sent back. When we walked in we were told we would have to wait 15 mi yes even though we had a reservation. And then when they went to seat us they said we could only sit at a table by the water if we paid to join the Landry’s club even though there was an open table. The waitress never refilled our water or offered us dessert and was clearly trying to rush us out. The filet I ordered medium came rare and I was asked to put the cut up meat on a side plate so they could cook it more. When it came back the rest of my meal was cold and the top of the filet was burnt. I would find another restaurant and avoid this one in the future!

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DebV
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The crème brulee was the best! We were celebrating our 43 wedding anniversary and the River Crab delivered a beautiful setting, perfect service, delicious food and a complementary dessert! We will return.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

10th Anniversary

MK
MaureenK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view and service here are magnificent! Interesting menu with the usual selection of seafood, as well as several combination dishes and unusual offerings. Try the chowder!!

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DianeE
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Manager Martha was stellar and the wait staff provided awesome customer service. Top notch dining experience!

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Butch
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I have visited the River Crab i have had great food and service..
Always look forward to coming back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing menu. Great location for date night. Our server was amazing as well.

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RalphP
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Wr ordered two dinners. The snapper was bland and overcooked. The coconut shrimp was not coconutty at all, more like fried shrimp. Our meals were disappointing this time. The service was outstanding by our server, Jane. The ambience is what keeps us coming back for the near one hour drive. We'll just order different the next time.

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GeraldS
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

River Crab always has great tasting food. The red snapper I just had was not fishy or overly prepared. I actually loved the asparagus ! The waiter was attentive but not bothersome as some can be.

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vipAllstardave
Detroit
30 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drove 160 miles round trip to have lunch with great friends

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Speezy
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Audrey was awesome and made our family's dinner absolutely perfect.

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Dees1
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful setting for a birthday dinner on the water. Red snapper Hemingway was excellent, as well as the creme brûlée for dessert.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had dinner at the River Crab for our anniversary and it was a very good experience. Our waitress, Apple, was very attentive and the service was great! Food was delicious and served very quickly. It is a little pricy but that is to be expected with linen tablecloths and napkins. We will definitely have dinner there again.

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Annie
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere and excellent food and service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

9/12/21 it has been too long staying indoors and we didn’t want to get the virus.

CA
vipCAK1380
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great dining experience at the Crab! 55th Anniversary celebration was a success!

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 4.7 stars by 2219 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.