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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

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Claws specializes in offering the highest quality fresh local seafood, prepared with vintage Maine recipes, all at reasonable prices. Enjoy panoramic views of Rockland Harbor as you dine on our beautiful deck at picnic tables with bright umbrellas. We also can pack all of our menu items for take-out. Call in your order in advance or simply order in person. Serving beer and wine and featuring several local labels. New for 2015 - now serving fried seafood! Try our amazing "Boats" filled with fried clams, scallops, haddock or shrimp along with our home made French fries and coleslaw. Lobster dinners, lobster mac 'n cheese, steamers, crab cakes, lobster bisque, Angus burgers, chicken sandwiches - everything is made with care and from scratch.
USD 6-USD 30
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Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
American, Seafood
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This tiny unassuming stand along the road is well worth a visit. It has the standard-lobster-shack casual outdoor seating, with a lovely water view. You order at the window, then wait for your number to be called. Although this was not the height of the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Caoimhe317
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Caught them, again, just before they close for the season on the last Sunday of Sept. This is the only place my wife will eat fried, whole belly clams. I am not sure what seasonings are in the batter but it is unlike most that...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Richard M
Reviewed 27 October 2018

We had heard about Claws Mac n cheese, so we went early for lunch. You will not need any dinner the serving is so huge. Husband had the lobster Mac n cheese and I tried the Crab Mac n cheese. It came with 2 sides....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank J M
Reviewed 25 October 2018

We've been all over Maine and this is the best Lobster roll place bar none. Others are good but nothing beats their Lobster rolls, fries, and onion rings.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Hightide2014
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Someone we met on our trip recommended this place for lobster rolls. Boy, am I glad we followed their advice. They were scrumptious. Loaded with pure lobster. Parking is tough to find but worth the trouble. Nothing fancy but great lobster.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ConnieEidschun
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Great food, fun atmosphere, nothing fancy. You have to wait a bit when it’s busy but it’s busy for a reason.....great food.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Crisw350
Reviewed 9 October 2018

We were heading to our next destination while on vacation in Maine, and it was dinnertime. We happened to drive past Claws, so we decided to stop. My husband and I split a whole lobster with sides, and it was more than enough food to...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Colleen C
Reviewed 7 October 2018

We visited Claws a few weeks ago on our way to islesboro, ME. The place looked good and was well-reviewed, so we figured we were in for a real treat. Being from Boston, we know good seafood. First the fried clams - They certainly looked...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Big-Tuna777
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Best scallops I've ever had!!! Ate there twice. THE BEST! Outdoor seating was neat and the view was fantastic!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Daydream249157
ClawsLuLu, Owner at Claws, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Awesome! Thank you!

Reviewed 3 October 2018

It's an alright takeout place priced for tourists. The deck has a view of the ocean, the place is clean, and the staff is friendly. There is not anywhere near enough parking. I've gotten under cooked haddock a couple times or they would have rated...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank rockhound2018
ClawsLuLu, Owner at Claws, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Thank you for the review. We actually are proud to say that locals have voted us #1 for several years in a row. We realize parking can be tricky at times. The City of Rockland and the Maine Department of Transportation are working to create...More

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5 May 2018|
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Response from ClawsLuLu | Property representative |
Hello! We are opening for the 2018 season on May 23...Hours will be 11am to 9pm daily, through September 30. Hope to see you there!
5 September 2017|
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Response from ClawsLuLu | Property representative |
Our last day will be Sunday October 1st and we will be closing at 4 p.m... Hope to see you before then!
Paula C
13 September 2016|
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Response from ClawsLuLu | Property representative |
Hello! We definitely allow dogs on our deck! Our last day of the season will be Sunday, October 2nd - 11am until we run out of food! Cheers!
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