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Mike's Restaurant & Crab House

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3030 Riva Rd, Riva, MD 21140-1318
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If your looking for meaty crabs for a fair price this is your place. Mikes is always crowded so you can't be in a rush. At 1 pm on Sunday they were out of Jumbo crabs but the large were pretty good. Nice outside bar and eating area. Great for large groups.

Thank Lynne R
Mountain Top, PA
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited Mike's Restaurant & Crab House for lunch. We had a crab fajitas and a Angus cheeseburger & fries. Definitely a place great place to enjoy seafood. Lunch served indoors or outside on a lovely deck on the bay. Our lunch was very good, inexpensive menu with scenery while you enjoy your meal. They offer soda, tea, beer or cocktail... More 

Thank lsg1949
Harrisonburg, Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This Maryland native, transplanted in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley and back to Edgewater for a visit, enjoyed this succulent Crab Imperial for lunch. We arrived on the cusp of lunch/dinner hour snd they let us choose which menu; no pressure. Server was quick and courteous; waterside deck clean, and decorated with beautiful blooming shrubs. A truly delicious meal!

Thank Janice F
Chester, New Jersey
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85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Casual, great location on the river. Didn't mind the 1 hour wait, we were entertained by a live band and enjoyed drinks on the deck. Crabs are awesome, so is the rest of the seafood on thee menu. A fun night out, good for all ages!

Thank lele0820
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to pick crabs. They are always hot (temperature) and delicious. You can eat inside with A/C or on the deck looking at the beautiful view of the river. Only issue is that you can't make reservations so you will probably have a wait but you can get a drink at the bar. The hush puppies... More 

Thank charliesmimi
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When I want some steamed blue crabs this is always my #1 place to go. When they have Jumbos it's a guarantee that I will be ordering them. They come out hot, and are just delicious. They are pricey but for the quality it's excellent. I have not had any of their other food as I only go for the... More 

Thank Iris R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived on a Friday night and the wait was going to be an hour but there was no wait for outdoor seating - which we wanted anyway! Score! Or do we thought. We went outdoors and chose a nice table by the water. Five minutes later a rude hostess told us we had to move to another area (... More 

Thank Cindy E
Brookfield, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice patio on the water. One size crab only seasoned and prepared very well. The creamy crab soup was good

Thank J W
Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were three families having dinner at Mike's restaurant & crab house. The place was packed on a Saturday afternoon. It took us 30 minutes to park and another 40 to get a table. The weather was relatively ok and hence we sat outside. Most of us had crabs. One of us luckily knows the best way of opening the... More 

Thank Shadi A
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had saved our visit to Mike's as the final dinner out with our hosts (local residence, Severn MD) and we're hoping for an experience that lived up to comments and reviews we had heard and seen. This is not what we received. ..our reception at the entrance was fine and we were asked if we would like to dine... 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, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, 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
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?