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Mike's Restaurant & Crab House

3030 Riva Rd, Riva, MD 21140
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Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Riva
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This is a real "Baltimore type crab house" where they put down the butcher paper and bring you a tray of crabs. It is not just crabs they have a full seafood menu and a dock to tie up to if you are a boater. The food is GREAT

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Salem, Virginia
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This was our first stay in the Annapolis area,so we found a seafood restaurant on the water near our hotel.We arrived at dusk,and the restaurant which sits directly at the river was a perfect waterfront atmosphere for a casual dinner.We were promptly seated,and quickly attended to.I ordered the fried platter,and my wife ordered the NY strip and stuffed shrimp.Our orders... More 

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Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Mike's looks and feels like a restaurant out of the sixties. The food is good and it sits right next to the water and has its own dock for boaters. Mike's appears to be a local favorite.

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Edgewater, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Crabs are always good and this is a great evening. Other sea food dishes are not so good, but the shrimp, oysters, hushpuppies, clams and french fries are always good. Occasionally get a light crab, depending on the season, but they will replace them without any question. T shirts from the store are great too. Sitting outside in the summer... More 

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Cary, NC
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This is an informal picnic table/patio oriented fish house. The river views and the seafood are the attractions. Paint on the tables is sticky and the staff covers it with butcher paper to keep things cleaner. Crab Cakes were great! No filler, fresh taste and made of lump crabmeat. Shrimp looked good too. Staff was a bit thin but really... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I am kind of surprised to see all the reviews, our hotel recommended this resturant. We were looking forward to some fresh good seafood. We sat at the tables in the covered area which were sticky. I ordered the crab and spinach dip, to which I should have known when you see crab sprkinled on top, with the cheese slightly... More 

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Thornton, Colorado
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86 reviews 86 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We came here for a business dinner with 20 people. We ended up with 6 dozen crabs (!!!) but the service was good and the food was amazing. The oysters are pretty average but the steamed shrimp are great and the crab is excellent. It takes a little practice to get the meat from the crab and you end up... More 

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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Every year when we come up to the Annapolis Boat Show we end up coming here for supper. This year was no different. This time we had to wait for a seat, though it was a Sunday evening and therefore understandable. Once seated we were greeted by a great waitress who took our drink and appetizer order. The appetizer -... More 

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Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

My wife and My mother and I had a wonderful lunch meal sitting on the patio/ deck looking at the scenic view of the water and boats . My wife finally got to have some Maryland crabs complete with old bay and butter for dipping. The crabs were great and her shrimp stuffed with crab was outstanding. I had great... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The crabs and beer are great. The sound level under the canopy made it difficult to have a conversation due to the large group seated nearby. The setting on the South River is beautiful.

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Additional Information about Mike's Restaurant & Crab House

Address: 3030 Riva Rd, Riva, MD 21140
Phone Number: 410-956-2784
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Riva
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisine: Seafood

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