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Mabel's Lobster Claw

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Chowder, Seafood, Soups
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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, Reservations, Takeout
Description: We are a family owned seafood restaurant opened 11:30am to 9pm!

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  • 94
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  • 27
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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
Great crab cakes

We had the best crab cakes we ever tasted here. This is a rather small, very casual restaurant. Good service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
charles b
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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  • Local cuisine
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Guilford, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

My husband and I had heard Mabel's was a great place to eat so on a day trip up to Maine we tried it for lunch. I had an excellent fried haddock dinner. My husband enjoyed a bowl of clam chowder. He ordered the lobster macaroni and cheese which was a little disappointing. It was quite expensive and instead of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

My husband and I really enjoyed our dinner at Mabel's! It's a small place--we sat inside but I would try to sit outside if you can! My husband had a whole lobster and I had baked, stuffed shrimp! Both of our meals were great.The blueberry bread and cornbread to start were a nice, unique touches. Our waitress was sweet and... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We had the best crab cakes we ever tasted here. This is a rather small, very casual restaurant. Good service.

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Saco, Maine
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

First night the food wad delicious - so family goes back for more - DO NOT eat at Mabel's if you have a peanut allergy! Hopefully the hostess that tried to help our family is not the owner!!

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Stormville, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Had I known that this restaurant is known for the serving the Bush Family; I would have never come in the first place. Hitler worshipping places with rude customers that laugh when you are not received graciously is the kind of place I should be.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Mabel's is the perfect, low key, fresh New England seafood restaurant. Perfectly old school. The food was fantastic and the service came with a smile. If you didn't make a reservation and can't get a table, they have a limited takeout window featuring items like fried clams, lobster rolls, grilled cheese sandwiches, and ice cream with some outdoor seating. The... More 

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Wells, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Every time I go here I enjoy it a lot. Friendly service and great food. A must go to place if you are in southern Maine. Clam chowder is really good here as well

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I picked this restaurant on my way from upper Maine. I needed to get a quick bite. My GPS lead me to this little seafood shack. Who knew that reservations were needed to accommodate 1 person. Not only was the receiver unhelpful, she suggested I go to take out. Made me feel not welcomed at all. I was not going... More 

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Malverne, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Great food but a very small restaurant. Nothing fancy at all. It could use a better restroom. Make reservations in advance.

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We were told by a couple from Connecticut staying at our B&B that we should go to Mabel's. Their advice was appreciated and well received after our experience. It's a small place and you can tell that's it's been there for a while. However, that is what makes the experience so good. You feel like you know a secret that... More 

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Additional Information about Mabel's Lobster Claw

Address: 124 Ocean Ave, Po Box 1956, Kennebunkport, Kennebunks, ME 04046
Phone Number: +1 207-967-2562
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Kennebunks  >  Kennebunkport
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
Cuisine: Chowder, Seafood, Soups

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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: Chowder, Seafood, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?