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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 $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live Piano Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings.
Live Bands on our beautiful deck every Wednesday night during the summer.
Complimentary Valet / Free self-parking also available in our private lot.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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We can accommodate private gathering up to 120 guests, working with your style and budget. Our fresh seafood, tender steaks, delicious pastas and decadent desserts are the perfect complement to any private event.
River Crab - St. Clair Ratings and Reviews
My parents, boyfriend and I took my grandparents here to celebrate their anniversary, and everyone had a great experience. The food was fantastic and we had great service. My grandparents even had special menus printed for them with a happy anniversary message printed at the top.
We decided to go here for our anniversary because my wife used to be a regular up until 5 years ago. The restaurant is right on the water and has gorgeous views during the day. I'd recommend going then because the food has definately taken a downturn. We ordered soup, salad and two entrees, along with dessert. The salad was excellent. The soup was not and was barely warm. The entrees....and before I say this, I'd like to point out this is a pricey place up here. 25+$ 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!
River Crab consistently has great food and great service. The butternut squash soup and fish tacos with a nice crisp white wine was perfect as we watched the ships move down the St. Clair River. Service was attentive without being overbearing the the server was knowledgeable about food and wine.
Had our annual anniversary meal at the River Crab. Glass of wine, soup/salad and Snapper Hemingway and a shared Creme Brulee to finished. Mid-afternoon on a sunny Sunday after a pleasant drive was ideal - not crowded, nice window table, some river traffic made the meal an absolute delight - let alone celebrating our 37 wedding anniversary with my sweetie ! Really enjoy the seafood and the location. Need to plan to go more often !
We celebrated 45th Wedding Annivesary with our family. The staff made or evening extra special with a commemorative menu marking our anniversary.
Service was excellent, food was delicious and presentation of food was top drawer. The atmosphere was pleasing beside the water.
We have been frequenting River Crab fir more than 20 yrs and felt the last visit was the best.
I visited with my wife for our first anniversary. But unfortunately we were a burden to our waitress. "The impression she gave us" I ordered a steak rare and my wife ordered the salmon. Her salmon came out a little overdone. "No big deal" but my steak was medium well to well done. If I'm paying $40 for a steak I would like it cooked how I want it. Long story short I was unable to eat with my wife on our anniversary because it took another 30 minutes to cook another steak. I would not recommend the river crab to anyone. The manager came out to apologize to us. But too little too late.
Visit would have been great except they sat us at a table next to the wait staff staging area (the restaurant was not crowded and other tables were available). The noise level kept getting increasingly as the staff restocked and were setting up for the dinner crowd.
The nice view and good food was spoiled by the noise and staff activity next to us.
This is the best place to dine in the local area. It rivals any Detroit restaurant I visit - and I'm picky! They have topnotch Cosmos, fresh seafood - and I LOVE their bread, which they haven't changed in all these years, thank God. Their soup is delicious, too.
And the little dark chocolate fishes at the end? To die for. (I always want to buy a box to take home with me.)
You can't beat the view, and the wait staff is wonderful. St. Clair County used to have classy places like this all over. Not anymore. I'm so glad we still have The River Crab - St. Clair. It was great back then, and it's still great now.
Thank you, management and owners.
A great view of the St. Clair River makes this a timeless place. Excellent brunch with good company and a soothing view of the river activity always makes for a worthwhile time.
It's been years since I have been by this area, but I will be returning regularly, and this place is one of the primary reasons.
Upon arrival hostess stated on reservation was inside, but we showed our printed copy that did indicate the outside deck with 2 for our anniversary. Last time that happened Martha was able to accommodate us with a table assignment. When I explained how Martha handled it before, the hostess was able to provide us with the table for 2 as requested. We were certain to make suitable reward for her consideration as I did for Martha last time. More than happy with the great food selections and the live entertainment as desired. Will plan to return again soon, and on occasion, we do invite friends to join us as needed. Thanks for the professional services.
We invited a couple to a small birthday celebration. Most of us had been here before. This visit was very nice. The food was scrumptious, the view fantastic and the easy reservation through Open Seating worked like a charm. We arrived 20 minutes early, but they seated us immediately. Great experience - will come back.
Since River Crab "did not have" my reservations in their system, we waited almost an hour before calling it quits. The young hosts were both very rude and unapologetic about the entire situation, even after showing them my confirmation email decided they would not honor my reservations. It so happened that an older couple who was just before us, with the same river view requests, were seated before my party even after making the hosts aware of the situation. One would think that an exception would be made to make things right. I've never had any issues here, but this rubbed me the wrong way of how the issue was handled.
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