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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 - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 85
    Excellent
  • 108
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 19
    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
Great time dispite crowds on July 4

On July 4th - early dinner. Did not know the place was as large as it is. Sat in the bar to avoid a long wait but it was comfortable. Food was excellent. Two of us had Rockfish with spinach and I had crab cakes. Drinks were strong.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
Don M
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Annapolis, Maryland
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Annapolis, Maryland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

On July 4th - early dinner. Did not know the place was as large as it is. Sat in the bar to avoid a long wait but it was comfortable. Food was excellent. Two of us had Rockfish with spinach and I had crab cakes. Drinks were strong.

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CO
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The shrimp was more than I could eat. The waitress was great. It's a laid back environment with great food, drinks, and service. The price is a little high but for fresh seafood it was worth it. Have been here a couple of times, will go back when in the area.

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Elkin, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Visiting Annapolis, MD. Wanted some crab so away we went. My brother had visited here before and recommendated. Crab dip eas great, Crab Imperial excellent. More than enough shrimp on the steam shrimp platter, and tastey. Service was lacking, but probably because a bus has stopped in full of customers. Would give a five if not for the service.

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fairfax
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We gave this restaurant a second try but unfortunately similar problems as prior visit. The co-owner (likes to refer to himself as the owner) never came by the table to see if our second visit was better than first. Realize we had to go thru the 3 hostess stands to get our table (see prior customer's response about their idiotic... More 

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annapolis md
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

By all means don't miss crab at Mike's Crab House when visiting in nearby Annapolis. This large restaurant on the South River has been serving the best crab dishes for many years providing consistently good food and prompt service. The view alone is worth the trip. A large, noisy place with both inside and outside tables it serves small and... More 

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montana
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300 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We had the seasoned crab and should have had the unseasoned. The seasoning got everywhere as you tried to eat the crab and it overpowers the flavor of the delicious crab. Service was great right up till it was time to get the bill and then the wheels fell off the train. All in all a good meal in a... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Very nice family style restaurant with very good local fare. Great staff and fun place to get a quality meal with family & friends

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Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

After me and my hubby wanted some seafood we stumbled upon Mikes and we are fans! This has become our spot! Large crabs and the best crab spinach dip I ever ate!!!!!! The hush puppies and sweet butter to die for!!! The wings are great the fish is perfectly cooked crab cakes omg!! And the soft shell crab aaaaahhhhhhh awesome!... More 

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Lutherville, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

My wife and I had dinner there on a Tuesday and Thursday night of same week. The hard crabs were excellent the strips yak and crab cakes were also tops the atmosphere on the water was very relaxing. A must if you visit the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Went in by recommendation from hotel on the water with extensive seafood selections priced according to market pricing.Service is what you would expect from a very busy restaurant so if you need to cater to skip it. The soft shelled crab was perfect in size and price and the deserts can be shared. And the view at sunset was like... 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?