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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.

1337 River Road (M-29)
St. Clair, MI 48079
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, American

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

Cross Street:
Between Yankee & Davis

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(810) 329-2261

Website:
http://www.rivercrabbluewaterinn.com/

Entertainment:
Live Piano Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings.
Live Bands on our beautiful deck every Wednesday night during the summer.

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet / Free self-parking also available in our private lot.

Executive Chef:
Scott Schneider

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

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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.

River Crab - St. Clair Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.9

ambience

4.8

value

4.4

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Quiet

99% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (49)
Special Occasion (43)
Good for a Date (38)
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Scenic View (36)
Good for Anniversaries (34)
Romantic (32)
Good for Birthdays (30)
Worth the Drive (27)
Quiet Conversation (26)
Great for Brunch (21)
Cozy (20)
Good for Groups (18)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Notable Wine List (16)
Great for Outdoor Dining (15)
Casual (14)
Great for Lunch (14)
Fun (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Seasonal (13)
Happy Hour (12)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Business Meals (10)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Healthy (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Live Music (6)
Authentic (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
People Watching (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Great Beer (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Romantic, Scenic View
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Service was exceptional. Food was delicious. Views of the river right outside the window.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The River Crab is always well run and consistent, from the Valet, hostess, servers and food you will always be provided with a professional experience.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Casual, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Service is outstanding!!! Beautiful view all year round!!

Tags: Disabled Access, Cozy, Special Occasion, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 1, 2018

I could give a lengthy list, but I'll just say everything was excellent from the time we entered to the time we left. We enjoyed our time there very much.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

The River Crab is by far my favorite restaurant in the Blue Water area! Food, atmosphere, and staff are wonderful. New Years Eve dinner with my daughters was perfect. Cheers to 2018!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Waterfront, Casual, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Happy Hour, Scenic View
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Good food good view good service. Very accommodating help me with my disability.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Very nice Food was good wait staff excellent I feel I got a good value - I got what I paid for GREAT

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

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!

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Seasonal
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Very dissatisfied in not giving my 25$ off on my birthday as I am a Landry member

Tags: Scenic View, Cozy
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 27, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Super atmosphere and superb food and service from Shannon💜

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Casual, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The staff was especially gracious to diners despite being totally packed and a little crazy during a winter storm.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

All the staff (from valet to hostess, other servers & especially our server Allison) were so friendly. The service and the food were amazing! Thank you for working Christmas Eve!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Upset it wasn’t the breakfast buffet. It doesn’t say anywhere on the menu what days the buffets is :(

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Cozy, Great for Brunch
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Tapas, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Casual, Romantic
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

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

Excellent experience

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Very friendly and nice, clean,
beautiful view and great food!

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Afternoon Coffee, Fun, Waterfront
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Our food and server were by far one of the best we have had in a while

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Scenic View
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Good meal, good service!

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

It is a perfect place to have a four generation lunch.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Our waitress Laurie was wonderful. My son is a picky eater and she suggested the chicken tenders and fries. He ate every bite. Thanks again for a wonderful experience. We will be back

Tags: Seasonal, Cozy, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Excellent evening again. Thank you.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

The service and food was excellent, especially for a busy holiday dinner such as Thanksgiving. After reading some of the reviews about holiday service I was worried, but they handled this holiday very well.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Took the family to the river Crab for Thanksgiving Dinner. I got the table that I wanted, food was good, waitress was good and I have nothing negative to say about the experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Happy Hour, Waterfront, Cozy, Good for Groups, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

We love River Crab! The occasion was Thanksgiving buffet. I didn't have to cook and clean up the kithen, and my husband said he didnt have to eat turkey, as there was a carving station of beff and ham. Wonderful service, as usual. Regina is the best.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Waterfront, Live Music, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Healthy, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Disabled Access, Fun, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

It was our anniversary and we enjoyed the River Crab. Our server was very polite, attentive, and knowledgeable of the menu.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Really enjoyed our dinner. Alison was our very attentive server.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Brunch, Waterfront
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Waterfront, Live Music
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Quintessential white tablecloth dining with excellent service

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (South Dakota)·Dined on November 8, 2017

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!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Seasonal, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

I haven't taken my wife here in several years. I took her for her birthday and per usual it was great! Love the food and the staff is so hospitable. Highly recommend.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Superior in every respects. I have nothing else to add.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

We went here for our anniversary. Food was amazing. The view is awesome. Service was great but not over bearing. We can’t wait to come back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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