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Mabel's Lobster Claw

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124 Ocean Ave, Po Box 1956, Kennebunkport, Kennebunks, ME 04046
+1 207-967-2562
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Description: We are a family owned seafood restaurant opened 11:30am to 9pm!

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Distinctly Coastal Maine Experience

Like Woodman's in Essex, MA, this is a unique, treasured casual restaurant. The seafood is fresh, seafood items are plentiful on the menu, the lobster roll is great, and their homemade pies are wonderful. On any visit to Kennebunkport, we find our way here for lunch. Friendly waitstaff. Great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Corinhakid
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Boylston, Massachusetts
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Boylston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Like Woodman's in Essex, MA, this is a unique, treasured casual restaurant. The seafood is fresh, seafood items are plentiful on the menu, the lobster roll is great, and their homemade pies are wonderful. On any visit to Kennebunkport, we find our way here for lunch. Friendly waitstaff. Great seafood. Laid back, casual atmosphere.

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Frederick, Maryland
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Lobsters were large and tasty. We got the 2 lb lobsters and were very happy with our dinner and the service. Get yourself some homemade Blueberry pie for dessert!

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Franklin, Tennessee
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow, what a delicious dinner! My family of 4 enjoyed the lobster special at Mabel's, all our meals were delicious! Yummy sides and great service! My one regret was not being able to return for lunch!

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Concord, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Everything is fresh and good here. Friendly, nothing fancy, priced OK. Ambiance is for a good bowl of chowder and not a surprise engagement. Seating is tight and limited, but kids don't mind at all. Desserts are generous and often shared. Family run business that's a great fit for other families.

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Springfield, IL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Had to take elderly parents here. As they are big fans of the Bush family. Sat in the corner with the Bush photos. Parents were thrilled. Service was great. Meals were very tasty. Clam chowder was good. Lobster was huge and very good. Would definately return.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Called in here for lunch on a recent trip to Maine and was not disappointed. As it was lunch I ordered Mabel's Special Roll and it was amazing. So much Lobster!! My wife is not a big seafood fan but the menu catered for her as well. Nice view overlooking the water with cold beer. Whilst there are many spots... More 

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venice, florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

rented a van and drove here from portland on a cruise. the food and service were terrific. we would definitely love to return here again. thanks to chris, our wonderful server.

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Sylacauga, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

My wife and I had one of the BEST meals we have ever had at Mabel's. Truly amazing. We traveled the NE for a week and it was far and away the best meal we had on the trip. If we are ever in the NE, we would surely go back and take friends.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Cozy and bustling restaurant known to be a "Fav" of Bush 41 and family. Have never had the pleasure of meeting them but have always enjoyed every meal whether lunch or dinner. Outstanding clam chowder ( that should be served with a fork!)... Lobster rolls are perfect ..... Excellent varied entrees offered Staff friendly and accommodating. Always a go to... More 

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Sligo, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Its a lobster place. Order the lobster. And a Shipyard Beer (from Portland, ME) Then order the pie - home-made and delicious. Great atmosphere - feels like a family-run place where everyone enjoys working

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 124 Ocean Ave, Po Box 1956, Kennebunkport, Kennebunks, ME 04046
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Kennebunks  >  Kennebunkport
  • Phone Number: +1 207-967-2562

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children

Description

We are a family owned seafood restaurant opened 11:30am to 9pm!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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