River Crab - St. Clair

4.6
2249 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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  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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vipmadlyinluv
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Dinner and drinks were great and our server Roi was just perfect!

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Joey
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great! They even printed our last name on the menu for our Anniversary which was a very nice touch.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food. Great service.

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AntonioDP
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Thanksgiving dinner, and the three course menu was beyond the expectations. Great and tasty portions. Although we were looking for the buffet, it was very good and our friends loved it.

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AlbertD
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

River Crab never fails to please the diner. Thanksgiving menu extensive. Good service.

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Tony
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service! We have always had a great experience at the River Crab!

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JohnB
Raleigh
15 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Tara was great and the manager Martha was wonderful to work with to get us a river view table. The squash bisque was superb as was the scallop and shrimp carbonara

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vipJaniceC
Detroit
24 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Thanksgiving Meal. Excellent service with a smile.

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Sophisticat
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always. Awesome view of the River. Enjoyed seeing the freighters go by.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful Thanksgiving lunch. My hubby and I moved to Michigan this year and have no family close by so eating out just seemed like the perfect idea. We didn’t want to cook a whole Turkey for just the two of us and when I saw River Crab was having a special thanksgiving menu I made reservations. Everything was great. We were sat immediately, even though it was busy. All the courses came out in a timely manner. The food was delicious. My husband got the filet mignon and it was cooked perfectly with great taste. I got the traditional turkey dinner which was enough to share. The mashed potatoes and stuffing had great flavor. Our server was also great, so friendly, and attentive. Will definitely be back to try the regular menu.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I went and had Thanksgiving dinner with my mom. It was delicious and there was plenty to eat. Our waitress was very friendly and kind. It was wonderful experience

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KristinL
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Our server Roi did an amazing job!

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BrianW
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My wife and I had chowders, one of each type. Wonderful. Martha's vineyard salad was good. Perch was good. Broccoli good. View was great at the window. Waitress was very friendly and attentive. Not much business at 3:15 on a weekday, so we didn't have to worry about COVID. I didn't see any masks on wait staff. These days, I always appreciate strangers I interact with having a face mask, nuisance that it is. PS Loved the War-Waters beer, again.

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BrendaE
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Debbie was wonderful. We were there celebrating my fiance's birthday and she made it extra special. Years ago we felt the food wasn't quite worth the money but they have definitely turned things around and we will be back. We became a Landry member while there. Thank you for a memorable evening.

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MarkP
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only issue was no valet parking with the steep parking area. We do understand why the service may have been suspended. If a woman wearing was coming alone to meet a group it could be more of an issue than our gentlemen dropping the ladies at the door.

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MaureenP
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Asparagus was hard. Rice was cold. Crab cakes were just right. Butternut squash was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have very few restaurants that we will recommend, but this is one. Good food/drinks, good service, good atmosphere (by the water)(live pianist). It checks all of the boxes for a nice dining experience. I may look elsewhere for lodging, though the room decor/style (mid-century modern) is unique. It’s a bit run down. But overall, the river crab/blue water in was a nice little escape for a date night. We will return, especially in the summer- maybe by boat next time!

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KathyS
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my aunt there to celebrate our mutual birthdays. We do an annual crab dinner together. Crab dinner here was fabulous! Served hot in a pot, it stayed hot for most of the meal. Drawn butter was served with the flame burner so it definitely stayed hot. Finished our meal off with a creme brûlée that was to die for! Wait staff was friendly and attentive. Will definitely return to this restaurant!

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RobertG
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to go out for the night, atmosphere can’t be beat, food is excellent, and staff couldn’t be nicer. You cannot beat the views in the ambience of this restaurant.

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DanD
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

River Crab is our favorite restaurant in the area; for a quick bite, or to celebrate an occasion. Their food is consistently very good, and their waitstaff does an excellent job. TIP: Ask for Debbie to be your server.

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BillH
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food as great, view is nice, server Audrey was better

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SandyM
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service nice atmosphere. Alittle pricey though

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RitaS
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Food was over priced for the amount. The crab cakes were so so and not worth the price.I wouldn’t order them again. Everything was way over priced!

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JeffJ
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was good. Friendly atmosphere. For the price, I would have expected better service. Overall, everything was good, but I was left feeling underwhelmed.

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Caitlin
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around excellent. Food was delicious. Service was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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Irishgirl
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Arrived with a confirmed reservation to celebrate our friends’ anniversary. Many tables empty at that time, but we were not allowed to sit at a table directly next to the windows because “we are not Landry card holders”. Wow. That being said, there are views from all tables. Service was a bit slow, had to ask for bread on the table. Food was hot, but was just okay. The filet mignon was too bloody for being ‘medium’, so was sent back. Broccoli was a bit too crunchy and mashed potatoes could have been creamier for all of us. Very basic plate presentation., could have been dressed up a bit by lightly adding a sauce over the meat. Two others ordered prime rib; said t was fie, but nobody raved about it. Same from the last person, who ordered salmon. The Martha’s Vineyard salad was very good. Server was friendly enough. Wine was good.

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vipCAK1380
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great like always! Love the New England clam chowder!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Food was cold and not good. Incredibly disappointed given the prices.

JM
JudyM
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The River Crab is the best food in the Saint Clair Michigan area. Fine dinning is extremely limited in this area and the "Crab" is consistently well prepared sea food. I do recommend the River Crab to my friends.

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JanetN
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great service and wonderful food!

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LionMikr
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed when dining here. Food and service is always excellent. It’s great for a special occasion or a evening out. I highly recommend the River Crab. Don’t let the outdated decor or worn tired furnishings deter you. The food and service are excellent.

KJ
KateJ
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was so sweet and knowledgeable about the ships passing! My son said River Crab was probably better than heaven!:)

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Review
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

DJ
vipDawnJ
Detroit
36 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Not my best or worst dining experience. My husband I were here for our anniversary, which was noted when we made our reservation. Neither the server or hostess commented on this the entire evening. Food was good, but the menu is redundant. Server was friendly and accommodating.

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July23ladydayplay
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely view. All times of the year. Very good food. Alot of brocolli! Our server was great. Friendly, funny, charming, attentive.

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pizzalover
Detroit
36 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent, the service is exceptional and setting is beautiful.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

It was a very nice restaurant, beautiful actually. The view was so nice, I would love to come back when it’s warmer. It was worth the hour drive we drove. Next time we may even stay, I loved how it’s a hotel connected. It was a great 1st time experience. Our server was new so he couldn’t really tell us about the menu but he was a very pleasant person.

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MichelleG
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is fabulous and the server, Jerry, was the best server we had in a very long time, anywhere!

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PatriciaP
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner. Fresh seafood. Service was impeccable.

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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 4.6 stars by 2249 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.