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Mike's Restaurant & Crab House

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3030 Riva Rd, Riva, MD 21140
410-956-2784
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Today
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 88
    Excellent
  • 112
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Waterfront Dining

I came to Mike's last weekend with my family to celebrate a birthday. We had a large group and they were able to accommodate us. Unfortunately, they do not take reservations, but there was ample seating so the wait was not too long. There is outside and indoor seating available. The restaurant... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
trav521el
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maryland
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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maryland
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I came to Mike's last weekend with my family to celebrate a birthday. We had a large group and they were able to accommodate us. Unfortunately, they do not take reservations, but there was ample seating so the wait was not too long. There is outside and indoor seating available. The restaurant is waterfront and there is a marina, so... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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144 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This is a BIG place - we waited about 45 minutes to be seated. We chose to sit outside - bad idea - there came a rain!!! Then, we had to wait again to be seated - another 30 minutes. Gosh, those servers were flying around taking orders and serving food. Ours finally came and it was great. However, by... More 

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Scotland Neck, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

The food was delicious. Great selection of items. However the was not enough help on hand to provide excellent service for customers. Our waiter continuously forgot pats of our order.

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Little River
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Whenever we're in Annapolis, we always go to Mike's. It was a hot day, but it was very pleasant out on the covered deck with an awesome view of the water and marina. Kudos to your landscaping crew...all of the hanging baskets and potted hibiscus plants are gorgeous and add to the ambiance for water view dining. My husband and... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The crabs here were big, succulent and plentiful. Nice salad bar and my husband couldn't stop raving about the porkchops. The covered outdoor patio was wonderful even though it was hot outside. Beautiful scenery overlooking the South River. We went on a Monday evening and didn't have to wait at all! Also includes a package store and deli in the... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We got both steamed crabs and soft shell crabs. Both were delicious. The place is in a scenic location. Right on the water. We got there at 5:30 on a Saturday night. The place was packed. We had to wait for an hour for the table. They have an outside bar and a guy playing guitar. So the wait was... More 

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Wesley Chapel, United States
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

In town on business trip so we decided to give Mike's a try as it was close to the hotel off Riva Road where we were staying. This place is huge! Must seat over 150 and there had to be 30-40 employees working. When we arrived at 6PM there was plenty of tables available so we decided to have a... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This place was recommended by the hotel desk but I think they need to rethink that recommendation. I was expecting a lovely restaurant for a nice crab dinner. Instead we got basically a large shack with picnic style tables and paper placemats with plastic cups for drinks. Not my style at all. The food was plentiful but mediocre at best.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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169 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

One would think by the throngs of cars being directed in their small parking area, that this restaurant was a top spot. Think again. Patrons were seated so close to each other that being too friendly neighbors was an understatement. A woman seated next to us complained loudly and intentionally to be heard by her server, us, the manager and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Wanted to take my out of town guests to a nice crab house. The setting was wonderful. Everyone loved the scenery. Fun little Tiki Bar while waiting for our table. The food was IMO just OK. The best stuff was the cheese / shrimp appetizer and my niece ordered the cod off the kids menu. So, yes, you can find... More 

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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3030 Riva Rd, Riva, MD 21140
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Riva
  • Phone Number: 410-956-2784

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine
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

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?