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Sloppy Crab Restaurant, Detroit, MI

Sloppy Crab Restaurant

3.3
3.3
164 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Premium Seafood Restaurant and Bar featuring handcrafted cocktails with Signature Entree selections with an urban flare located in downtown Detroit across from the Renaissance Center. we offer a patio depending if weather permits. we offer Sunday brunch,/ buffet , comedy night every other Tuesdays.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, International

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 2:00 pm–2:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (313) 800-5114

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Detroit

  • Parking details

    Public Lot Right behind the restaurant.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 164 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.3
3.3 based on recent ratings
  • 3.4Food
  • 3.5Service
  • 3.4Ambience
  • 3.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Hot Spot

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Late Night Find

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Scenic View

  • Detroit

    Great for Brunch

  • Detroit

    Hot Spot

  • Detroit

    Late Night Find

  • Detroit

    Scenic View

  • Detroit

    Seafood

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  1. S

    Shaywar

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    My friend and I were the only people there, but it was a cold Monday so we understood and didn’t mind. We did mind that they were basically out of everything we wanted off of the happy hour menu! Very frustrating. The waitress was very nice though!
  2. T

    Turka

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Low reviews because they advertised they were open and yet the doors were locked. Thankfully another restaurant was opened nearby.
  3. T

    Tamisha

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Overrated! Food wasn't good. Service was ok. nothing special at all. Drinks average. Looks much nicer on Pictures than it actually is.
  4. KA

    KASHKAW

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Was very disappointed in the ambiance, the service, and the drinks. The food was above average. I would not dine at this location again.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    The food was absolutely disgusting. The prices are ridiculous. So bad that i had to take my food home and season it up to make it better🤦🏾‍♀️ i will never recommend this place to anyone.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    This is my second go with them and it wasn't great. We went for brunch. The menu was very limited! They didn't have any waffles and we didn't find out until after we placed our order. We kept having to change our orders, because they didn't have anything. How are you serving brunch til 4, but don't have food and it's 12:30? What we did have was good, but they can do better for sure.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Our server Brandon was amazing. He was very attentive explained the menu. Kept us laughing and all around just great
  8. ZB

    ZataviaB

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    We were greeted upon arrival. Advised had a reservation where I picked seats but was just sat anywhere but no big deal. Service is not the best. Servers are not persistent to check on your needs during your wait. Nobody was there and still had to wait for 2 drinks from the bar. After taking a sip of the drink it was nasty and was told no refund can get something else. The automatic service charge of 20% is not worth for the food nor the service. I hope to see this business evolve their customer service as time goes on.
  9. MW

    MariaW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Service and food were both phenomenal. We would have preferred a more cozy atmosphere. It was nice and clean but was too "diner" for the type of food you are serving. The food was very high end!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Open Table allowed me to make a reservation and drive all the way to this restaurant and they were closed. BEFORE my reservation time even arrived.
  11. FT

    FamilyThatLovesToEat

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I made birthday dinner reservations for 9 people for Sunday August 14th @ 7:15pm. When I arrived security checked my ID … to me ODD but whatever .. so I came in and told the guy at the door that I had reservations. He said reservations or a booth I proceeded to show my phone with the reservations. He tells me it’s a block party going on and it’s $40 to get in. I said why am I paying to get into a restaurant to eat. I can care less about the party that for one I had no clue about second that I still don’t care about because I came here to eat and go home I had to work the next morning and never had plans to party. So he proceeded with getting the manager who never showed up until he said the only deal he can work is letting my guest pay $20 to get in which I still didn’t think was fair because I simply had reservations and no knowledge of this party. So obviously I’m irritated my friend said let’s pay we’re here. Suddenly the manager appears I told her what was going on. She said that’s the rules but will accommodate by comping drinks and appetizers. Well the menu said small plates they basically picked and chose what was appetizers on the menu so the “comp” was not fully satisfied. I was completely over the experience. She insist we go upstairs to the party which again paying $20 per person to sit and eat and leave is money laundering. We never went to the party. She said oh it’s weed up there it’s banging … ok well I don’t smoke and from sitting downstairs watching hundreds of people go upstairs nothing about it looked safe! Everybody food was horrible. I left my food on the table. I will never come again. The entire staff was incompetent!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Unable to honor reservation due to “Private Event”
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Anniversary
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for my boyfriends birthday it was a vibe and the food and drinks were great!
  15. LJ

    LJay

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience1
    It was very load, felt more like a bar than a restaurant. I the décor was very bland and appeared unfinished. We did not actually order food so I can't comment on the taste or service but I can say looking at the menu it appear expensive for the look of the place. We left and went to different seafood restaurant.
  16. JL

    JoyL

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience2
    Because it’s downtown, it was lacking presentation, especially when your food is pretty pricey. There should be a better ambiance, maybe some live music playing. Better lighting. Food was delicious though.
  17. J

    John

    Detroit

    31 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We ordered several items from the menu , waited 45 minutes before being informed that they were not available. The server basically said they did not have any food. They could have informed us of this situation when we arrived but they did not!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    I made reservations for 6 people for 7pm and when we arrived 15 minutes prior too, management informed us that they were just waiting on a table to be cleared to seat us. 20 minutes passed and I informed management that we had another event scheduled at 9pm and we needed to be seated so we had time to enjoy our meal. We were informed that no tables were cleared yet and I told her I had was the point of making reservations if tables weren’t set aside for those guest who made reservations weeks ago. She had no answer. I suggested that most busy restaurants have a 90 minute table limit which helps with getting customers seated during their reserved times. We were finally seated at 7:50pm, 50 minutes later and rushing to order our food and hoped to get it in time before our next event. We were seated by a male manger who took our order while we stood around waiting on a table and then never had a waiter/waitress come over to give us drinks nor silverware. The only reason we even stayed at the restaurant was because we were celebrating a birthday and made these reservations weeks ago and it being a Saturday night every restaurant in the area had a wait time. As we’re sitting a waitress dropped off water and never returned. We saw food sitting under the heat lamp and at this point it’s 8:30pm. We had to stop a waitress to inquire about our order and everyone was clueless as to who our server was etc. this was a terrible first time experience and then the nerve to charge a 20% automatic gratuity when we had no server was beyond me. I doubt it I give this restaurant another chance in the future.
  19. KN

    KimN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a REALLY REALLY good time!!! The food was Awesome, tasteful and plentiful. The atmosphere was Poppin, live and energetic. The Dj was jammin. I felt safe with all the security around. The drinks was great. The ladies was cute and the fellas was fire!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Will never book here again. I made reservations and they was closed .
  21. SM

    SandieM

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We ordered the shrimp scampi, mac n cheese, salmon bites, fish tacos & lemon chicken pasta, ALL DELICIOUS!!! Only odd thing was they didn't have clean eating utensils so they gave us carryout pack utensils (plastic). Sloppy Crab isn't a plastic utensil situation.
  22. NB

    NiaB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The service was pretty good. We were greeted upon entry. The food was hot and good. The only thing I didn’t care for was that I couldn’t choose the sauce I wanted for my crab boil.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    It was to expensive
  24. AY

    AYBO

    Detroit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    First I will say I should have listened to the reviews. The waitress was HORRIBLE. We had reservations and was seated immediately. The waitress took 30 minutes to approach our table and another 20 to bring water. Once our order was placed it took about an hour to get our food which my mashed potatoes and asparagus was cold while my fried lobster was piping hot. The drinks and appetizers took forever due to the waitress putting the order in super late. One of the drinks came out when we asked for the bill to check out. I don’t think she deserved the 20% gratuity that was added to our bill although it clearly states on the menu that gratuity is 18%. I also feel that’s why she took her time because she was guards tip. While we were wondering where our food was she was standing by the bar on her phone.. needless to say that was my first and last time at this establishment.
  25. d

    dirtydrinking

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience1
    First impression as you enter will have you questioning your choice of dinning. The service was a bit slow, but the food and drinks were excellent. I would recommend.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    Charged us a $20. Food took over 2 hours, a hour to get a drink and never came back to see if we wanted another one or refills. We had a party of 6, 3 of them never even got their food. They only offer half the menu after a certain time. I got the turkey chops and Mac and cheese it was good, my friends got crab cake, chicken wings and fries it was good but food and drinks are over priced. No comp or discount for half of our party never even receiving their food. Came outside and our window was busted out in the paid lot with someone watching the cars.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very good.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Food was great, wait staff was good, kitchen was slow
  29. P

    Prettybaby

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall1food4service2ambience2
    Let’s start with we made 4pm on Sunday reservations, only to be told when we arrived we couldn’t order or have any food for 45 minutes as they were “changing over from Brunch to Dinner”. They served cocktails out of dollar tree clear plastic glasses. Then when we did order the waiter came back in 15 minutes to say that I couldn’t have what ordered as they were “…out of CRAB…”! Dinner service had just begun, Crab isn’t even on the Brunch menu, and you’re out of CRAB!? The manager was curt and unapologetic and worse yet, they charged 20% gratuity on each individual bill of each of the four of us! Oh, and the music was so loud my party just stopped trying to converse and sang…..aloud. I will NEVER go there again!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    A friends birthday. The service was slow, our waitress appeared to not know how to manage a large party and she dropped the ball on placing our dinner orders. Waited almost 2 hours to receive a main course. The food was just alright but high prices. Too much cheese in the macaroni like more cheese than noodle.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Wexford

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Decent food but poor service, poor ambiance, and poor bar service. One person in our party did not get his meal at the same time as everyone else. Everyone else else was done eating before his meal came. They did nothing to comp us for the poor service.
  32. KM

    KellyM

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    The service was great, attentive and prompt. Some of our food was cold and the rest was ok.
  33. RN

    RickN

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    It was closed. Very embarrassing to have a customer show up to a closed restaurant when I had a confirmation from opentable.
  34. VM

    VictoriaM

    Detroit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Reservations were canceled 20 minutes before I was supposed to arrive.
  35. TG

    TawanaG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    I made reservations for Mother’s Day/ Birthday For brunch not knowing it would be buffet style. I had eaten here several times and always enjoyed myself. This particular was a different experience. The waitress never gave water we had to ask for that and condiments. Never asked if you e wanted drinks he’ll she only came took money n left. I had my family either h me and was very disappointed. The food was mediocre beside omelette the fruit was gone, i hope this isn’t a regular tradition…
  36. HT

    HeatherT

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The FOOOD!! Delish! Kudos to the Chef! The services was great, very attentive. I will definitely be back.
  37. AM

    AmyM

    Detroit

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent Easter dinner with family. The team that took care of us was first class. The food exceptional.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience3
    Our food was excellent. Like we ordered food to go! Wait was long but not bad considering the crowd and that no wait staff showed up to work. Definitely going back soon!
  39. SJ

    SakiiJ

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Our reservations were for 10 PM, we waited 30 minutes for someone to come greet us at the table another 30 minutes for our drinks, another hour for food. Another 25 to pay our tab. Not to mention our waiter didn’t tell us they were out of shrimp or food period. The manager took forever to come. The least she could of did was discount our drinks, instead she bought one person at our table a shot. I will not go back there. The staff walked around like zombies or stood around while guess was trying to get their attention
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Food was terrible. We ordered fried lobster tails ($60 each plate) and it was so salty that it couldn’t be eaten. And this is coming from a person that likes salty foods. Everyone at the table left without eating. Our bill for 4 people was $354 which is included the mandatory 18% they add to each bill for tips. I was ok with that because the server was nice. It’s not her fault the food was bad. REALLY BAD. Also the ambience was bad as well. The TVs were so blurry you couldn’t see what was playing. And the tables and menus were filthy. Avoid this place and thank me later.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Sloppy Crab Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (313) 800-5114.

Sloppy Crab Restaurant is rated 3.3 stars by 164 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Sloppy Crab Restaurant

519 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Detroit

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 2:00 pm–2:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, International

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot Right behind the restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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