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Lobster Claw Seafoods Incorporated

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7 Main St Ste A, North Reading, MA 01864-2214
(978) 664-6349
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
very good

this place is nothing fancy. you order at the counter and then wait for your number to be called. there's plenty of seating although it looked like most of the business was 'take-out'. most of the food is fried.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
nannyca
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The Villages, Florida
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Wakefield, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This place is one of the last pure casual seafood places in the area and could be a gem if some effort went into it. The food is ok although the lobster rolls are now made from either packaged or frozen lobster meat. The hours always seem to be a surprise. Last Sunday they were closed. Other Sundays they are... More 

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North Reading
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The food and the price here can not be beat. The fried clams are the best in the area and always fresh. The service is fast and friendly. Try it you will not be sorry.

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The Villages, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

this place is nothing fancy. you order at the counter and then wait for your number to be called. there's plenty of seating although it looked like most of the business was 'take-out'. most of the food is fried.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Haven't been up to the "Claw" in several years and was craving clam strips - something you cannot get everywhere. Was a little concerned as I had heard it had been closed or sold. I was delighted with the quality of the food - it was delicious, hot, crispy and exactly what I hoped. You can always tell when oil... More 

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North Reading, Ma.
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The place is dirty, greasy, old, and most of all not fresh. You will know once you walk in and smell. Has been around for a long time but they have done very little to keep it up. Dreary to say the least. Not worth it. Food is bland and tasteless.

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Boston-area
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This place is really a dive - but the fried haddock and the onion rings are delicious! I only go here once every couple of months because everything really is deep fried - but I look forward to going.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

Food service atmosphere excellent... I love seafood n the fish was very fresh n cooked to perfection the service was so professional n the atmosphere was like a place I had known for years n it was my first time there, my family has not stopped talking about it n have returned on several occasions .. As soon as I... More 

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Northeast USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

if you like traditional seafood shacks that aren't on the water. I mean it. A little bit of an honest Crusty Crab feeling, all the requisite fish and crustaceans on the wall, an honest staff that works hard to give you fresh and clean what they've got. Good portions sizes. I have a soft spot for non-chain family owned places... More 

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North Reading, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Seafood is OK...tasty, average servings, not special by any means. Never had a bad meal here, but this is for us a place for an impromptu craving for fried clams when we do not want to drive out of town to get fantastic seafood on the coast. This is a wait in line to place your order and retrieve it... More 

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woburn, ma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Went here to meet up with some friends from Florida. They don't have the great seafood there that New England has, so we were more than happy to go to the Lobster Claw. What a disappointment! This restaurant has gone downhill and I can't believe it's still in business. I got the fried combo plate of haddock and shrimp. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7 Main St Ste A, North Reading, MA 01864-2214
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  North Reading
  • Phone Number: (978) 664-6349

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm

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