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Mike's Restaurant & Crab House

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3030 Riva Rd, Riva, MD 21140
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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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, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Great seafood and crabs - can easily accomodate a crowd

We were a party of 20+ The staff was great, and everyone was happy with their meals. Crab cakes, oysters, lobster - all were great. But they don't do separate checks - so be for-warned.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Heidi D
Franklin, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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Akron, Ohio
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We come from Akron Oh to eat crabs every couple of years and Mikes was always #1. This time service did not exist and we complained to the hostess twice about our poor service and nothing changed. Our server was Nicole and if she waits on you leave immediately!

Thank Barb I
Glen Burnie
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent seafood ! Great restaurant! Love to go back again and again! Great out door sitting and more and more....

Thank 722jinc
Franklin, Massachusetts
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43 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a party of 20+ The staff was great, and everyone was happy with their meals. Crab cakes, oysters, lobster - all were great. But they don't do separate checks - so be for-warned.

Thank Heidi D
Parkersburg, West Virginia
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you like blue crab, then you have to hit Mike's. Their crab cakes are also some of the best I've had. Large, tender chunks in softball-sized cakes. Your right on the water too.

Thank Greg C
Wilmington, Delaware
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We went here for crabs last Sunday. It is a fun place. We could watch the football games and have absolutely great crabs. Definitely on my go-to list now!

Thank Lynne H
Island Height, NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Had dinner her after a long drive. The rock fish was good not great. I like that our waitress was honest about the fish that was fresh versus frozen. I would like to see a vegetable as an option or another healthy choice. Maybe even a sweet potato as a choice. The sinks in the bathroom are a challenge to... More 

Thank ReneB
Maryville, Tennessee
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

We were turned on to Mike's by our hotel staff and we were very satisfied. My wife and I had the salmon and spinach special and the orange roughy,both of which were excellent. The view and ambience eating on the deck was absolutely wonderful.

Thank Maryville425
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34 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Mike's has always been one of our favorite restaurants. Lately, however, they seem to be having trouble maintaining sufficient wait staff. Once again after being told we would have to wait an hour, when more than half the tables in the restaurant were empty, we left and went elsewhere. Get it together Mike's. You are losing your loyal customers.

Thank Marylandtraveler530
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

My visit was with a large group. I received the wrong food .I ordered broiled seafood combination but received the fried plater. Everyone at the table was eating while I waited. The French fries were cold, the Cole slaw was fresh but tasteless. When I asked for cocktail sauce the waitress grabbed the persons next to me and put it... More 

Thank Bernadette C
Fairmont, West Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

I asked the check in clerk for a good seafood place and he sent us here. It seemed to be less busy than expected for a Friday evening. The main course my wife and I got were very satisfying and worth the price. It wasn't the best kept up location we have been too but far from the worst. Certainly... 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
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?