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Mike's Restaurant & Crab House

3030 Riva Rd, Riva, MD 21140-1318
+1 410-956-2784
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good36%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“crab” (104 reviews)
“seafood” (93 reviews)
“hush puppies” (23 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:45 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3030 Riva Rd, Riva, MD 21140-1318
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took my brother here for his birthday. Everyone loved it; the view of the water was very pleasant. Our server Lindsay was great, super friendly. I had the fried seafood platter, which was very good. My family had the crabs (lots and lots of crabs),...More

Thank five10mommy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very popular and busy restaurant with both indoor and outdoor seating. Don't take reservations so get there early. Best spot for two people is at the bar! Drinks and crab cakes, crab balls, crab soups are all superb with lots of lump crabmeat. Second visit...More

Thank Roland B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Met Family and Friends here for a Maryland Steamed Crab Feast. Our waitress Katie P got our drink and appetizer orders the they quickly were filled (cherrystone clams, clams casino, plate of mussels, crab dip.) The night we visited (late May 2018) Mike's was out...More

Thank gatoreed
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I were excited to finally get away for a lunch together so we decided to go to Mike's Crabs. It was a beautiful day so we asked to be seated outside. Once seated, It took a few minutes for anyone to come...More

Thank Joanna L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very Noisy. Not much of a selection for land lovers. Large messy crabs served on brown paper. Long wait. Disorganized. Would not have been my choice but I was visiting from out of town and someone else chose this place. Will not be returning. :(

1  Thank Stephanie B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I've been here twice now and everything was very good both times. Crabs were full and heavy, if not terribly big. Crab soup was above average. View on the deck is spectacular. Worth a repeat visit and I live almost an hour away!

Thank klindung
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Nice staff, great view on South River, food prepared to order, local seafood. Best Maryland style crabs crab cakes and soup I have had in area. Family friendly, my grand kids like as well. Overall fun place, reasonable price. Is a REAL local crab house!

Thank Robert A
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Mike's does not take reservations and on a summer evening expect a wait! We arrived on a Saturday night at 7pm and were told it was a two hour wait. Fortunately, there is an outside tiki bar with a view of the South River which...More

Thank clch88
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for drinks and appetizers. Had the orange crush and they were delicious. Followed up with oysters Rockefeller, crab balls, onion rings and bacon/cheddar cheese oysters. All were excellent as was the service.

Thank beachboundeddie
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Had a little drive to get here, and then was told it was an hour wait. We waited and I glad we did. Crab legs, oysters, and the service was great, dont pass on this one.

Thank Vincent L
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4 July 2018|
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Response from Jorge H G | Reviewed this property |
No. They do not take reservations. Our party was 20+...
David P
16 October 2016|
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Response from John K | Reviewed this property |
David, a few points. First, have you picked crabs before? If you have not, then order one per person at the table, have the wait person show you how and then order a crab cake platter for everyone at the table. Picking... More
11 September 2016|
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Response from hstevens1009 | Reviewed this property |
Initially I thought that they did. After reviewing the menu it appears that they don't serve dessert.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:45 PM
11:00 AM - 9:45 PM
11:00 AM - 9:45 PM
11:00 AM - 9:45 PM
11:00 AM - 9:45 PM
11:00 AM - 9:45 PM
11:00 AM - 9:45 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3030 Riva Rd, Riva, MD 21140-1318
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Riva
  • Phone Number: +1 410-956-2784
Family Owned & Operated Since 1958, Mike's Restaurant & Crabhouse is located Overlooking the Scenic South River. Serving Maryland Style Seafood including Steamed Blue Crab. We have a Full Menu available. Large Inside Dining Room, Canopy Covered Outside Seating, open Deck Seating , Large Main Bar with 18 Screens and a Tiki Bar with Observation Deck. Our Kitchen is open until 945pm each night (Last Orders for Crabs at 845pm) the Bar is open until 11pm Sunday thru Thursday and Until 1am on Friday & Saturday. Karaoke on Friday Nights, Trivia on Tuesday Nights in the main bar. In season, Weekends, Live Music on the Deck . Free Dockage available while you enjoy your meal or some drinks at the Tiki Bar. Come by Car or Boat. Stop in Mike's Country Store, for package goods and sandwiches to go.
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