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Mike's Restaurant & Crab House

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3030 Riva Rd, Riva, MD 21140-1318
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Every time I come to MD I HAVE to come here! I absolutely ❤️ this place!! There's something for everyone!! Kids too. We got the whole shabang! Crabs, Legs, shrimp, clams, and all!

Thank AnigmaDaKingsQueen
Ocean Pines, Maryland
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped in to eat while visiting Annapolis and found a gem! The food was awesome! I can't wait to go back!

Thank Karen G
Ellicott City, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had heard good things about this restaurant so I had to see if it was true. Yes the food was good, but the atmosphere for outdoor dining was amazing. Perfect for group outings or for just the two of you. I did not get crabs but a lot of patrons were enjoying them and they looked great. We shared... More 

Thank kathynicholasboykins
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

From outside, the restaurant looks very small, but inside the place is very spacious and virtually no wait, inside or outside seating. All of the waiters were very professional and nice. This place has a vibe of "Cheers" but also a combination of a very nice neighborhood restaurant...family oriented and a nice hangout with your folks. The food surprisingly was... More 

Thank Novicetravler_4now
Riva, Maryland
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Mike's crab house has the best crack cakes around this area, the staff is friendly and courteous and the bar area is just great when you don't want to wait for a table.

Thank Laura21140
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

i absolutely loved this place. went there several times, as the food was so good, and the atmosphere so fun. the outside deck is beautiful and they have a tiki bar and live music. enjoyed it a lot.

Thank ranimati
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Would not allow me to call in a piece of pie to take as "To Go". Instructed that I must come into the bar and wait. I'm 8mos pregnant and don't really feel like waiting in a bar for one simple slice of pie.

Thank Nicole G
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Waterside restaurant with great atmosphere. Our server was on the spot and returned frequently to check on us. The crabs come out hot and are served with Old Bay, vinegar and drawn butter if you desire. Mallets and knives are furnished along with a plastic bucket for debris. We ordered hush puppies with our crabs and they were perfect and... More 

Thank Tom J
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everyone in this place ordered the crabs, but I decided to try the fried shrimp entree. My meal came with a decent salad bar. The shrimp were a nice size and tasted very good. The wait was long, but the service was quick. This place is right on the water and a nice place to sit outside of the weather... More 

Thank RaMo09
Winterville, North Carolina
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Mike's Restaurant last week - knowing nothing but that it was on the hotel's recommended list of restaurants. You can sit inside - and maybe you'd want to in winter...but they have a large outdoor seating area offering seats under patio cover or tables with umbrellas. The view makes sitting outside the thing to do in my opinion... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3030 Riva Rd, Riva, MD 21140-1318
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Riva
  • Phone Number: 410-956-2784

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?