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River Crab - St. Clair, Saint Clair, MI

River Crab - St. Clair

4.8
4.8
2330 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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Booked 21 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–8:30 pm Fri, 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 2,330 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Scenic View

  • Detroit / Eastern Michigan

    Seafood

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  1. PV

    PrestyV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect romantic spot for wedding anniversary celebratory dining experience…Great food, service, ambiance and attention to detail spectacular.

  2. JK

    JohnK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Very busy, piano playing nearby, was difficult to talk. Seemed as though we were rushed, waitress didn’t ask if we wanted another drink, brought out a free Anniversary dessert which we were told to expect, seemed like our cue to eat and leave. For the cost I would have expected a better experience. Perhaps another night that’s less busy, or a quieter spot would be preferred. Our appetizer was great, dinner was only fair for the cost.

  3. JR

    JimmyR

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Birthday surprise from my wife

  4. TG

    TriumphGirl

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wait staff were pleasant and attentive. Food was very good

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Waiter was awesome and quiet enough to talk with friends

  6. JA

    JamesA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    A very nice experience. Beautiful setting, nice atmosphere and service was good as well.

  7. p

    patrickb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent service Food was great Can’t believe I never heard of this place before

  8. LM

    LionMikr

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service.

  9. BV

    BobV

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We have been going to the River Crab for over 50 years and have never been disappointed. Service was great and food spectacular as always. The only drawback and this is minor is that the restaurant needs a little bit of update to the decor.

  10. CK

    CindyK

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I loved the Mahi Mahi. It was delicious. I had with the Parmesan sauce.

  11. KP

    KevinP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Took my wife for dinner for her birthday! Everything was awesome!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service reservation was kept and fast service for Mother’s Day

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mothers Day

  14. JB

    JohnB

    Naples

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The River Crab is outstanding. Service is always the best and dinners are very good.

  15. GM

    GerryM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Great food, service and ambiance! still one of my favorite restaurants!

  16. JD

    JenniferD

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    No bad review from us. Drinks, appetizers, meals and service were top notch! None of our group of 7 had a bad meal! It was all excellent!

  17. KH

    KenH

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    Overall it was a great place to go for mother's day

  18. LC

    LaiylaC

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a great night at River Crab. From the service to the menu, this place is a gem. The Cajun chicken Tortellini is our favorite not to mention the view is breathtaking

  19. NH

    NathanH

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Outstanding meal. We took my parents out for Mother's Day on Saturday evening. Zero complaints. Food was spectacular, service was attentive without being overbearing.

  20. c

    canlady441

    Detroit

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    I reserved a table for a 95th birthday months ago and requested near the windows with a view of the freighters. I was told by phone call a few days ago, it could not be guaranteed, but the host would try. The hostess just wanted to seat us near the back. The host that was there made arrangements for us to be upfront and to the side but we still had a beautiful water view. I think it’s better to call them, then book online. The communications between online reservations and the hosts aren’t sufficient. The food and service was great.

  21. g

    garyg

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is the place for seafood, certainly one of the better Landry locations! Two of us had the South Sixty Salmon, one in an awesome salad and other as an entree. So tasty! Other plate was a chop salad with sliced beef - again very well prepared and tasty. Then we went overboard with ordering a couple of desserts; chocolate truffle cake and the vanilla bean cream brulee - ever so good! But what really made it special was the service we received. Special day for mom and we were seated right along the river and more important was our server Regina, so pleasant, professional, and easy to chat with. Thank you Regina! Blessings to all, Gary

  22. SB

    SBA7

    Detroit

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    Love the Crab, but not their best this time. Server was snippy, we had to ask for bread, which is usually brought out immediately, drink refills took forever, waited too long between courses for food and they were only 2/3 capacity Dynamite halibut was bland, broccoli was cold.

  23. MD

    MongrelDog

    Detroit

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a great birthday celebration for a friend. The waiter was great - she should get a raise! Food was excellent - chicken tortellini, salmon, prime rib were all cooked perfectly. Great gazpacho!

  24. DM

    DanM

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very well done. Perfect ambience and delicious food without being rushed.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service was absolutely wonderful. The seafood trio was an amazing mix of all you could desire. My GF got the crab and she was in heaven. Additional the wine was excellent and the view was all you could ask for 11/10 experience

  26. DL

    DawnL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Celebrated our Anniversary. Nice surprise to find a specially printed menu just for us. Food was delicious and staff was friendly and helpful. We'll be back!

  27. j

    jena

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Our server was amazing and very knowledgeable. He made the night special

  28. K

    Kathie

    Detroit

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have been going to the River Crab for many years and it never disappoints! Our server, Rhonda, is the best. My husband had filet and I had her recommended Mahi Mahi. They were both excellent. And a bonus, we got to see a few freighters pass while we were there.

  29. DA

    DebbyA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The seafood was cooked to perfection, absolutely delious. Between us we had the flounder,shrimp,crab cakes and salmon. Impossible to pick the favourite, all so so good.

  30. GP

    GoldieP

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always great food and great service! You really can’t go wrong with anything that you pick from the menu. There is an old school feel that takes you back, and the view of the river is beautiful!

  31. SK

    SherylK

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthday dinner for my husband, we had a very nice time. The lemontinis we’re well made. The food was delicious and the service was excellent!

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Nice river view! Great service

  33. MH

    MaryH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Our waiter Roi made my husband’s birthday so very special! The food was good and the view was fantastic. We will definitely return!

  34. GO

    GaryO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It’s always a beautiful dinning experience when we go to the River Crab to eat and drink.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Seabass with Oscar topping was excellent

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was our 50th wedding anniversary and they had special personalized menus made up for us. Our server, Jane, was a sweetheart. She really made our dining experience wonderful. Then they gave us a complimentary Crème Brûlée to enjoy!!

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and service!!

  38. j

    johnl

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always Great Food and Great Service. Went for Easter with my son. He was happy to say the least

  39. ML

    MichaelL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    We were a small party but were placed at a table large enough for 6 or more. That seemed odd, but otherwise the experience was good.

  40. T

    Tony

    Detroit

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My Family had a wonderful brunch at the River Crab for Easter and our server Debbie was the best and being Greeted bye Martha always makes it more enjoyable!

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 4.8 stars by 2330 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 21 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–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–8:30 pm Fri, 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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