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Mike's Restaurant & Crab House

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3030 Riva Rd, Riva, MD 21140-1318
+1 410-956-2784
11:00 - 01:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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New Albany, Indiana
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59 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location of Mike's, right on the water, is a big plus when the weather allows outside eating. I was there on an abnormally warm November day and sat at a table with umbrella, (picnic type), right next to the water with views of docks and boats. There was also a large covered outdoor area with a bar. The cream... More 

Thank KentuckianaSwede
Vernon, New Jersey
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Mikes based on the recommendation of the hotel front desk clerk but of course checked trip advisor for ratings first. I was staying at the Hilton garden inn and did not want to go back to the mall or fight for parking the night before the Annapolis running festival so off to mikes I went. Restaurant is huge... More 

Thank robrien0215
Magnolia, Texas
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128 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are not experts at eating crab. The waiters and folks at the tables behind us and in front of us all joined in to teach my husband how to do it. I was nervous and just went for the crab cakes. Wish we lived nearby so that we could go every week. Pleasant atmosphere.

Thank dg2014jg
Bradenton, Florida
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family reunion at Mike's Crab House was great. We always enjoy this eatery when visiting Annapolis. Truly one of our favorites.

Thank vycpc04
Los Cabos
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was just here last night and ordered crabs, the larges. Very yummy and great staff. Big area with several sitting areas. I had not been in years, and glad I went!

Thank Melanie R
Athens, Georgia
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230 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We visited on a Wednesday evening for dinner at the recommendation of our hotel desk clerk. The restaurant was very busy even though we arrived early. A tour bus arrived right after us. The restaurant is on the South River with tables on a deck. Everyone else was eating large never ending trays of crabs. We ordered fried fish. Salad... More 

Thank FredL757
Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania
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127 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Had lunch here with my husband on a rainy October weekend - soup was delicious and sandwiches were good. Lots of people eating crabs here - not our thing but seems to be a very popular spot and has a nice water /river view. Would recommend for anyone. Also good for large groups.

Thank rikster29
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

I took my companion there for a birthday dinner we really enjoyed the scenery however we were disappointed in the meal. We ordered sea bass crab cakes shrimp and oysters. The crab cakes were bland no old Bay seasoning also the crab cakes were made from pasteurized crab meat the sea bass also was somewhat bland. The Rum Runner drink... More 

Thank Saundra S
Rock Hill, South Carolina
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Had dinner here on a Tuesday night and left with mixed feelings. The food was fantastic and outdoor seating was ample. Service was the problem as it was not busy! Our experience started fine with a server greeting is in a reasonable amount of time and everything with our food and drink order went fine. Food was also delivered quickly... More 

Thank Steven A
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We've been to Mike's several times over the past couple of years. Have never been disappointed. Sometimes we pick crabs (especially if they are in season). Occasionally we will just have Crab Cakes. Service is generally very good with attentive staff. Solid restaurant that works hard.

Thank Rich M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3030 Riva Rd, Riva, MD 21140-1318
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Riva
  • Phone Number: +1 410-956-2784

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