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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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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 118
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 15
    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 place for locals and visitors

Wanted a place for out of town guests that had some local color and good food, Mike's fits the bill. Saturday lunch in high tourist season does involve the expected wait. We did ours in a nice outdoor area shaded by an umbrella. When out turn came we were quickly greeted and promptly served... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
scott g
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Annapolis, Maryland
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Annapolis, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Wanted a place for out of town guests that had some local color and good food, Mike's fits the bill. Saturday lunch in high tourist season does involve the expected wait. We did ours in a nice outdoor area shaded by an umbrella. When out turn came we were quickly greeted and promptly served. The menu choice and quality of... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Some friends recently asked us to meet them here for dinner on a Saturday night in August. I live in Baltimore and spend a lot of time in the Annapolis area but have never eaten here. Nice place on the water but this place is so big and so busy it should be avoided. We waited for over an hour... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Business lunch sitting on the water. We can stop here. 5 stars for the view. There were 9 of us and it was a sunny day. Service wasn't slow and it wasn't fast. We started with wings ($8.50) and bacon wrapped shrimp ($10). Shrimp was served on rice. I had ice tea which was constantly refilled by our young server.... More 

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Wixom, United States
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

My family and I went to Mike's for an early dinner while visiting Annapolis. We had soft shell crabs, crab cakes, fried oysters, fish, etc. and all of it was very good. Sat on the back covered deck on the water. Would love to see the place on a Friday/Saturday night.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Great service, delicious crabs and oysters. Very good crab cakes and fries. The view is also nice. The salad bar could be better but other than that it's a great place.

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Annapolis
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

A great setting for great crabs, this place has been an institution for over 50 years. Don't worry about the wait. There's a fun outside bar at which to wait for your table. This place sits right on South River so you can come by boat if you wish. It has a great deck for eating. The service is always... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

If your looking for a place to eat steamed crabs on the water front, This is the place to be. The atmosphere is wonderful and the staff is very friendly, the crabs are very meaty and the menu is awesome. I would totally recommend this restaurant if you love seafood and a great scenery outside on the water front. I'm... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This place came highly recommended from the hotel, sad part is....a party of 1 never got the attention from the wait staff. Seated promptly, but never saw a server to take my order, silly me, waiting almost 20 minutes b4 leaving. On my way out, spoke to the owner to let him know. Btw, this is my first and probably... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Mike's is set on the river with a great view--and it breaks the rule that tasty food doesn't come with great scenery. It's a fun place--we enjoyed live music, a drink while waiting for our table, an outdoor table under a canopy, and a truly wonderful view across the river. The crab cakes were first-rate: big pieces of fresh crab... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We had a wonderful experience. When we got there, The parking lot was full. First indicator that this is a really good restaurant. We had a party of nine, which they managed to seat us in 20 minutes. Our waitress was exceptional. The food was perfect. We had crabs & shrimp, & Maryland Crab soup. They were all done perfectly.... More 

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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, Local cuisine, Families with children
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?