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Mike's Restaurant & Crab House

3030 Riva Rd, Riva, MD 21140
410-956-2784
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Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Riva
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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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English first
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

This my second time coming here..I went two years ago for my daughters birthday we had reservations for about 15 people service & food was good no problems w/staff at all..my boyfriend & decided to go after some friends said there were down there on their boat..we sat at the bar staff was prompt & friendly...had crab imperial which was... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We had a group of 5 people and all wanted to eat crabs. Our waiter, Dave, took about 25 minutes to even greet us and ask for our drink order. When we finally got our drinks (only sodas) we were starving and were ready to order but he left the table and said he would return "in just a second."... More

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Pickerington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Right on the water, Mike's is a casual, high volume restaurant with seating both inside and outside. The food was quite good and what you would expect from a restaurant serving seafood in Maryland. The platters of crab are huge ($40-$75). Service was pretty good considering how large the restaurant is. We were with a group of six and had... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Great location on the water, really good food! But the service could've been better. The bartenders didnt even look at me and after we got a table, nobody came by to take our order for some time.

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

Really long wait for a table. Friday night, holiday weekend, so I would expect to wait. Except that the restaurant had a lot of empty tables. I would suggest hiring enough staff to get people seated. Food is good. Service average. Good place for families if you don't mind the wait. Prices aren't too bad.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

The food is good, but it takes forever to get seated. Nominally, that wouldn't be bad, but in the first 30 min we waited there were an average of 11 tables open - 8 of which were the same tables. This is prime for a competitor, as any actual competent restaurant would easily put Mikes out of business. If we... More

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Millersburg, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews 49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We went to Mike's for great seafood and really found average food and service. Price for crab cake over $28. We had over and hour wait even when there were visibly open tables that were not being used. Never returning.

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DC
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51 reviews 51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We chose Mike's Restaurant & Crab House to celebrate friends B*DAy and it was a perfect choice for a group of 6. The food is outstanding and service was very good as well.

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Moscow, Russia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Coming into Mike's gave me a feeling of chaos! It was a Sunday night and at nearly 8pm, they had an hour + 15 minute wait for inside dining and a 2 hour wait for outside. I can't imagine what a Saturday night must be like!!! The place was a bit too dirty for me to ever go back. It... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I have spent some time at this restaurant and bar off and on since 1978. They have always had great crabs, drinks and boat docking just off the outdoor seating area. I recently went back after not being there in some time and I was with non-crab eaters. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality and size of the appetizers... More

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