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River Crab - St. Clair, Saint Clair, MI

River Crab - St. Clair

4.7
4.7
2368 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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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 2,368 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
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Scenic View

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Seafood

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We celebrated our 42 wedding anniversary. We greatly appreciated the complimentary crème brûlée dessert. Loved the water view on the first day of summer. Ashley, our server, was so efficient & friendly. Liked her comments regarding the menu.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food1service4ambience4

    Fathers Day

  3. JR

    JoeR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server Taylor was great with our little one and patient! What a great Fathers Day experience and had a bonus visit by the Queen of the Great Lakes! Thank you River Crab Crew for memories!

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great Father’s Day dinner.

  5. J

    Jjjjjj

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Very good food as always. Service was a little slow, but that is to be expected with the current labor shortage. Overall, a great dining experience.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was great, view awesome.

  7. M

    Matt

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was outstanding. Love this restaurant. We have found it a special place to make a drive to.

  8. EG

    EvelynG

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great day - wonderful service. Love this place :)

  9. G

    Gohibniu

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service is routinely exceptional. Pomegranate martinis are the bomb.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We celebrated a birthday. The food was delicious and service was great! We had a table with a water view.

  11. MC

    MikaylaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Would recommend! The food was great and so was the view

  12. AC

    AnthonyC

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice restaurant! This was the first time we were there and would definitely go back. The food was very good and we are excited to try more of their dishes.

  13. SS

    SeasonalSampler

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Four of us to dinner on Friday night. Very busy. Reserve two-3 days ahead in summer. Try to get table near windows on the River. Fun to watch the freighters float by. The food was pricy, but really excellent. Not a sour note among the four of us. But everything is a la carte, so no salad, even, included.

  14. CB

    CarolB

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    Beautiful view and delicious meal. Our waitress could have been a little more friendly though.

  15. DC

    DanaC

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Celebrate my moms 83 birthday. Love this restaurant.

  16. TT

    ThereseT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Great bar and cocktail lounge area, beautiful setting inside and out on the river, wonderful front row seats of the huge freighters going by. The only thing that would make this place a knockout, would be some entertainment! They didn't even have any music playing. That would definitely enhance the ambiance!

  17. s

    sirbojangl

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Prime rib this time. Juicy, tender and delicious. Red Diamond Cabernet paired well with the cow. Raspberry sorbet and cappuccino, the perfect ending to a fine repast!

  18. F

    Friends

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Adam was a gem. No need for 50 characters . ........................... .......

  19. CB

    ColleenB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was fabulous, and our waitress, Shay, was excellent. I have some food allergies and she was extremely helpful with suggestions on menu choices. We ate outside as the weather was lovely and had great service.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was our first visit to this restaurant. The ambiance and the food was everything. Our server Jane went above and beyond. We even signed up for the membership. I will definitely come back again. It was definitely worth the 50 minute drive.

  21. A

    paulA

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Long time customer and never disappointed. Michael, our server was “over the top” good! Outstanding dinner and evening THANK YOU for remaining the same great restaurant.

  22. AH

    AmandaH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3

    We have been to River Crab many times over the years. This is the first time I booked online and the size of our party was incorrect and resulted in having to move to a much less desirable location with no view. It is possible I made an error so cannot hold that against them. Unfortunately the service was not great. We discovered after ordering that different members of our party had a lunch menu and others had a dinner menu (it was dinner time) so options were unknowingly different. The dinner menu had more seafood choices that others would have wanted the option to order. Two member of the party ordered wine tasting flights. We enjoyed a particular wine and asked for a glass each. At that point the server said actually what the described wine was not actually what we were given because they were out of it so they made a substitution. Ok, fine I guess, because we liked the wine so we ordered anyway. Unfortunately we realized when we got the bill that the substitution was $25 dollars A GLASS which is much more than we would have preferred to pay had we been aware. We were told its because they didn't usually sell that particular substitution wine by the glass, only by the bottle, so it was more expensive. We could have gotten the entire bottle for a similar price had we known! I think the server should have simply disclosed when we received the flight that there was a substitution and if we ordered more this is the cost per glass. Also the issue was discovered as we were leaving so asking to have the entire bottle was not an option. Food was good, as usual, but left a bit befuddled by the wine and the bill.

  23. PC

    PCisme

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    A great place to dine and stay. Piano playing while in bar awaiting table was a nice touch, table waterside with a great view. Appies a little slow coming out but dinner on time and excellent

  24. JN

    JoyceN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We sat outside. Beautiful view on St Claire River. Food was good and service was great!! We had a great time

  25. AG

    AliceG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was awesome!! The calamari, dynamite halibut, salmon and the Carrot cake were off the charts good!! The service was excellent. And the view of the St Clair River was awesome. We even saw two freighters go by.

  26. B

    Benny

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Prices are above average compared to other restaurants in the area.

  27. KR

    KristenR

    Detroit

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Seems the restaurant has gotten a refresh a it was very nice ambiance and beautiful view of the water. The dynamite halibut with coconut ginger rice (pictured) was delicious! Service was excellent.

  28. AH

    AnnetteH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was good we felt the prices were a little high for what you are receiving. It's nice sitting on the river but I'm not sure that we would go back.

  29. MS

    MichaelS

    Detroit

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food , drinks and service as always.

  30. RA

    RobertoAgapitoGaytan

    Detroit

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience3

    Romaine Lettuce was Wilted on our plate y I came dressed/not. It’s wasn’t Restarant quality-6/8 Extra Small Scallops—should’ve 5 Med-To-Large. On Our Anniversary🔪🧢🍽

  31. GH

    GreggH

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We had an excellent family get together on Memorial Day at the River Crab. They sat 9 of us on their deck with a great view of the St Clair River. Service was superb from the moment we walked in the door. Food was very good. We drank and ate leisurely for several hours and were never rushed to turn the table. We even missed the automatic gratuity for our large party size, but one of the servers pointed out our double tip even though we never would have noticed. I highly recommend the River Crab for any occasion and to watch the ships passing on the River while enjoying a great meal.

  32. RI

    RitaI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food, best service, stunning water view. It is the best seafood I had in Michigan so far.

  33. TF

    TomekiaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was delicious ; dined on the patio the weather was 80 degrees staff from the door to the waitress very nice.

  34. RC

    RichardC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    First, we had a 7 pm reservation and were not seated till 7:20ish. It to over 30 minutes for our first drink order to arrive. Second, Our server was great. None of the issues had anything to do with her. Lastly, food was amazing. A little pricey but amazing nonetheless.

  35. WW

    WilliamW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    The entrees are unusual, very tasty, and cooked well. The ambiance with the river right outside the window is spectacular. The piano player is a nice touch. The prices are high, but maybe you get what you pay for.

  36. MA

    MAMABEAR

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    They never disappoint!! Bar tenders were very personable and outgoing.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great service and of course very special treatment from manager Martha! We love the River Crab.. consistently great snd timely meals!!

  38. s

    steve

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience5

    Sent back my prime rib twice, tough and mote fat than meat. Was told that it would be removed from bill but never asked would I like something else. I expected a lot more from a $40 steak

  39. CM

    CraigM

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As usual, great food, service, and ambience. Another home run!

  40. JM

    JudyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We frequently enjoy eating at the River Crab Restaurant. The food is prepared excellently and the service is impeccable, efficient and friendly. The ambiance is comfortable and tranquil. I highly recommend the River Crab for your enjoying enjoyment

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 2368 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 51 times today
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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