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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
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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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Visitor rating
  • 83
    Excellent
  • 101
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A crab restaurant at it's Best

Mike's Crab House is unique to the Maryland area and an Annapolis tradition. They serve all things crab and many other seafood selections. We love the broiled crab cake sandwich, all backfin and very large.....Just wonderful! The raw oysters are always fresh and usually on special. This restaurant... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
Ally N
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West Dennis, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Kansas City, MO
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We went on a Saturday afternoon around 2 pm. The outdoor area had an hour wait (although there were a lot of empty tables) so we opted to dine indoors where we could be seated immediately. The hostess didn't greet us when we arrived but asked in a flat tone of voice how many were in our party and then... More 

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Maple Shade, New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Ya gotta go, if you're in the area. Casual seafood dining... Where the locals go. You'll have to wait, but it's worth it! Hubby had stuffed flounder and cream of crab soup. He smiled from the first mouthful and for hours later.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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78 reviews 78 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Always a stop when I'm back home in MD. Always aunt stop 2-3 times while in town. Great crab cake sandwich, soup, steamed crabs and oysters!! The shrimp are steamed and seasoned perfectly!! Staff is always on point even when busy!!

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West Dennis, Massachusetts
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110 reviews 110 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Mike's Crab House is unique to the Maryland area and an Annapolis tradition. They serve all things crab and many other seafood selections. We love the broiled crab cake sandwich, all backfin and very large.....Just wonderful! The raw oysters are always fresh and usually on special. This restaurant is on the water with a beautiful view of the South River...Eat... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This place is huge. The restaurant is perched right on the South River with dozens of picnic tables inside as well as out on the dock, all offering killer views. Add to that a great big bar inside, a private dining room upstairs that can hold 180 partiers and this place has it going on. The main draw of Mike’s... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Went there with some friends and every dinner was amazing.I had perfectly cooked rock fish and I consider myself an expert on seafood. Others had a very ample portion of port chops. Got to try the Ahi appetizer. Done perfectly. Not fancy, but the staff were helpful and happy. Always a great sign that the place is worth the time... More 

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Hyattsville, Maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I have been going to Mike's for the last 15 years. Yesterday, May 12, was the worst experience I have ever had there. If this is the norm, I guess I will have to find somewhere else to go. The service was not good and the crabs were horrible. Out of six, so called large crabs, only one had much... More 

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Pittsburgh
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79 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I was in town for the weekend and haven't been here in quite awhile. I ordered the pan fried crab cakes, two nice size crab cakes, very little filler and fried to perfection. These were served with a baked potato and the salad bar. Personally I would rather have a nice cold tossed mix green salad to Mike's salad bar.... More 

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Pasadena, Maryland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We decided to go here for lunch while in Annapolis. Had not been there for a long time and would enjoy the short ride and the view. We were greeted and seated right away. The Lisa was pleasant and very helpful. The service was excellent and the food was very good. I had cream of crab, which was very good... More 

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Bowie, Maryland
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172 reviews 172 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

My first experience at Mike's and it was pretty decent...nice spot on the water in Annapolis. Food was delicious, but the server was extremely slow. It took a while to put our orders in and to get our food. The crabs were good, nice size...I would probably try it again just to see if the service is any better, it... 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: Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?