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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 - 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
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 79
    Excellent
  • 95
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Pleasant meal!!

My family and I visited Mike’s Crab House for the first time, and we were not disappointed. Everyone enjoyed their meals - homemade crab dip, cream of crab soup, New York strip (well done, and yet so tender), fried clam strips, seafood imperial, and the crab cake was just delicious – we ordered a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
timecop
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Temple Hills, Maryland
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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241 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Temple Hills, Maryland
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

My family and I visited Mike’s Crab House for the first time, and we were not disappointed. Everyone enjoyed their meals - homemade crab dip, cream of crab soup, New York strip (well done, and yet so tender), fried clam strips, seafood imperial, and the crab cake was just delicious – we ordered a few to go. We will definitely... More 

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Davidsonville, Maryland
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Limited menu, high costs, HOLD the surplus Bay Seasoning. The event is not one to be duplicated. The inside bar is worth the experience, but set your expectations LOW or they will NOT be met!

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Annapolis
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is the best waterfront crab house in the Annapolis area - located on the South River in Riva with outstanding dining on the deck with tiki bar in the summer and steamed crabs all year round - the seafood is outstanding - steamed shrimp, oysters, mussels, clams and crab soup. Very casual and a must go to restaurant when... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This is a real "Baltimore type crab house" where they put down the butcher paper and bring you a tray of crabs. It is not just crabs they have a full seafood menu and a dock to tie up to if you are a boater. The food is GREAT

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Salem, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This was our first stay in the Annapolis area,so we found a seafood restaurant on the water near our hotel.We arrived at dusk,and the restaurant which sits directly at the river was a perfect waterfront atmosphere for a casual dinner.We were promptly seated,and quickly attended to.I ordered the fried platter,and my wife ordered the NY strip and stuffed shrimp.Our orders... More 

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Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Mike's looks and feels like a restaurant out of the sixties. The food is good and it sits right next to the water and has its own dock for boaters. Mike's appears to be a local favorite.

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Edgewater, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Crabs are always good and this is a great evening. Other sea food dishes are not so good, but the shrimp, oysters, hushpuppies, clams and french fries are always good. Occasionally get a light crab, depending on the season, but they will replace them without any question. T shirts from the store are great too. Sitting outside in the summer... More 

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Cary, NC
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This is an informal picnic table/patio oriented fish house. The river views and the seafood are the attractions. Paint on the tables is sticky and the staff covers it with butcher paper to keep things cleaner. Crab Cakes were great! No filler, fresh taste and made of lump crabmeat. Shrimp looked good too. Staff was a bit thin but really... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I am kind of surprised to see all the reviews, our hotel recommended this resturant. We were looking forward to some fresh good seafood. We sat at the tables in the covered area which were sticky. I ordered the crab and spinach dip, to which I should have known when you see crab sprkinled on top, with the cheese slightly... More 

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Thornton, Colorado
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91 reviews 91 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We came here for a business dinner with 20 people. We ended up with 6 dozen crabs (!!!) but the service was good and the food was amazing. The oysters are pretty average but the steamed shrimp are great and the crab is excellent. It takes a little practice to get the meat from the crab and you end up... 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: Families with children, Large groups, 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?