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River Crab - St. Clair, Saint Clair, MI

River Crab - St. Clair

4.7
4.7
2481 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 30 times today

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Other options

  • Order online
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Sun 11:30 am–8:30 pm Tue–Sat 11:30 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (810) 329-2261

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Scott Schneider

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Ilyssa Berkowitz: (855) 504-5882

  • Neighborhood

    St. Clair

  • Cross street

    Between Yankee & Davis

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,481 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Scenic View

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Seafood

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  1. DI

    DIANEB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    food was not cooked as requested, soup with dinner arrived late , veggies were cold.I was really disappointed been there years ago and it was great,thats what I expected this time also.. waitress never asked if we would like another drink..but management did step up.. and made adjustments to my bill on there own.
  2. MS

    MandyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, excellent service! I would highly recommend!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner, from the initial greeting from Quinn our server to the last bite of key lime pie! Perfectly timed service for our courses. Quinn tuned in that we were celebrating our daughters new job and brought a complimentary creme brûlée. First time dining in many years and will definitely make a point to come back again soon. Worth the hour drive.
  4. L

    Lesley

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good was great, service was great. Not for everyday dining but wonderful for a special occasion. In this case my husband’s birthday.
  5. C

    Cornell

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were great. Nice view of the river. We’ll be back.
  6. SH

    SHreserve

    Detroit

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I would absolutely recommend the River Crab - St. Clair to a friend. The dinner was delicious and atmosphere just perfect too. It was lively but not noisy, so it felt like a private party celebrating my birthday there.
  7. G

    Genessee

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    It’s a wonderful location and we mostly love the menu. Please bring back the Brie and spinach artichoke dip. Plus you were out of snapper.
  8. KR

    KristenR

    Detroit

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious seafood. Great service. We sat inside in booth with view of water.
  9. K

    Kayla

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and the service was great! It was nice sitting on the dock to look at the view while eating.
  10. RR

    RockyR

    Key West

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent food except Charley's Chowder, which is something I always order, tasted watered down with very little flavor and one of our servings was broth only. Muscles and oysters were excellent. Seafood Trio plate very good except salmon portion very small.
  11. SC

    SalC

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great visit! Thanks for the beautiful view on the water also!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great Food, Beautiful Scenery, Service was very accommodating , will definitely come back!
  13. GS

    GSheen

    Detroit

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience1
    The view of the water was the best part, everything else was acceptable.
  14. TF

    TomF

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Management was not prepared for the # of patrons in their restaurant at 7:00 PM. We were seated promptly at the time of our reservation. There was a wait until a server asked us for our drink order and an extraordinarily longer wait for the drinks to be served. My wife's wine was poured into a water glass while our server apologized for the delay caused by waiting for a clean wine glass. We placed our food order. When the food arrived, the server and I both noticed that the food was not what I had ordered. We agreed that he would have the kitchen prepare the correct meal. Meanwhile, my wife had her meal which was somewhat disappointing because the mashed potatoes were lukewarm and the salmon which was to have been prepared with a mustard/tarragon glaze had no glaze. (The salmon was delicious!!) My replacement meal was served at least 15 minutes later. My food was very good but I felt somewhat rushed since my wife was finishing her meal when my food had been served. Our server was polite, apologetic and attentive during our meal which we appreciated. (When my wife's second glass of white wine was poured, our server explained that the red wine glass was the only wine glass available, and inquired if that would be acceptable .) We have eaten at the River Crab many times and our experience was always great... This visit has caused us to pause before considering another.
  15. TV

    TraceyV

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Server was excellent! Very quick service. Food was really good with the exception of my crab cake.
  16. S

    Surprised

    Detroit

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    Food and Service was very good. Very disappointed upon arrival to learn that the outside patio was closed because the waiters did not want to be outside. Very strange in a state where the warm season is minimal. Should have been notified prior to my reservation by the restaurant as My reservations requested outside.
  17. C

    Coco

    Detroit

    69 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience1
    This restaurant along with the hotel is in major MAJOR need of updates! It is very outdated and dingy. The musty Sewer smell walking in is terrible along with the humidity inside. Drove an hour and a half to sit outside near the water and the patio was closed because it was “to hot?” Made reservation for an anniversary but waitress never once acknowledged the fact. The surf in turf is the best entree they have here yet it is not even on the menu anymore but several people asked to order it through out the evening. Had a room at the blue water in but it was so so dirty we left once walking in the room immediately! Food was very good but that was about it the entire night.
  18. s

    susanc

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was very good. Very nice polite helpful. Would ask for her again Michele
  19. JK

    JohnK

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about this place is amazing-drinks, appetizers, entrees, dessert, and service are all top notch!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    It’s been a while since we’ve been to the river crab. Our waitress greeted us immediately but never told us the specials. I felt the food portions have shrunk considerably. And prices did not equate the portion size. We found the food much to be bland and tasteless. Bread basket was never refilled. we we’re celebrating my sister’s 40th & did not want to soar the evening by complaining. Other than for the ambience and the view of the water, I’m not sure if I would return.
  21. NB

    NancyB

    Detroit

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary We wanted to dine outside, but you didn’t allow it on Aug 6.
  22. DM

    DanielleM

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic and Autumn was a wonderful server. We had a perfect visit!
  23. M

    Michael

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating our 26th anniversary, our experience from start to finish was excellent. Heather took great care of us, food was excellent and we truly loved our celebration.
  24. E

    Excelleng

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to River Crab for our 25th anniversary, it never disappoints. Everything was absolutely delicious and the presentation was amazing too. We had a lovely table outside and our server gave me recommendations when I was between a couple things. The scallops were great. My fussy husband loved his salmon and chowder. We’ll be back soon.
  25. WH

    WallyH

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The service was awesome the food was great. The view was very good
  26. GD

    Gary902Dinner

    Detroit

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We love this restaurant, it has a great view of the St Clair River and we enjoyed sitting outside on their deck. The waitress was great and very pleasant. We had their volcano shrimp appetizer and it was fantastic. You can't go wrong with the fish and chips. I did feel that the lake perch was just ok
  27. TL

    TerryandLois

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our ‘GoTo’ special lunch and dinner locations. We have dined here 1-2 times each summer and the food is terrific. Service and ambience are great. Special events like anniversary and birthdays are enhanced by dining at the River Crab!
  28. ER

    EricR

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, and views, we had a great meal. Would definitely recommend
  29. L

    Leslie

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible experience at the River Crab celebrating our 19th wedding anniversary. From our server, to the food, it was a beautiful night.
  30. TM

    TheresaM

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Very nice interior, food was excellent, service a little slow, Excellent menu choices, delicious desserts.
  31. CZ

    CharlesZ

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I had a great dinner at the River Crab. The food was fabulous and Michael our waiter was fantastic. We ate outside and had a great view of the St. Clair River. Beautiful day and a great time.
  32. T

    Tony

    Detroit

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time and our server Debbie was fantastic and made a great experience!
  33. R

    Red123

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second time eating here. We were not disappointed! The mixed drinks were amazing. All the food has been delicious so far!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The setting was everything you could ask for in a waterfront restaurant. The food exceeded our expectations and was amazing!!!
  35. KM

    KeithM

    Detroit

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Dynamite Halibut was delicious and the service by Roi was outstanding. Great views of the river on a picture perfect summer day.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an excellent experience! Sat outside with my boyfriend and enjoyed a glass of cab with oysters! The Cajun chicken tortellini is amazing! We’re addicted ❤️
  37. d

    dennilou

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful. Portion were a little small, but overall meal was delicious
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome once again
  39. RD

    RobertD

    Detroit

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was excellent as well as the waitstaff (Heather)
  40. TH

    TomH

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    There are two different kinds of salmon on the menu. One is called Planked 60 South Salmon and the other is just 60 South Salmon. The difference is one is cooked on a cedar board and has a glaze sauce whereas the other is just plain. The menu isn't really clear on the difference and it was a disappointment

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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 2481 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 30 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for River Crab - St. Clair

1337 River Road (M-29), Saint Clair, MI 48079

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between Yankee & Davis

  • Neighborhood

    St. Clair

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Sun 11:30 am–8:30 pm Tue–Sat 11:30 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Scott Schneider

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (810) 329-2261

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Ilyssa Berkowitz: (855) 504-5882

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