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Lobster Claw

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42 Cranberry Highway, Orleans, MA 02653
+1 508-255-1800
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Description: The Lobster Claw is a family-friendly seafood restaurant open 7 days a...
The Lobster Claw is a family-friendly seafood restaurant open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. Our experienced and friendly wait staff is ready to serve you. The varied menu always guarantees fresh seafood including boiled and baked stuffed lobster, steamed clams, fresh swordfish, haddock, salmon and other native fish. Relax in our Surfboat Lounge overlooking Town Cove. We offer both early bird dinner specials and senior discounts. Got a big party of 10 or more people? Come on in! We have ample space and are ready to serve you.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very nice place to have lunch

While driving through the area we noticed all the people and cars in this restaurant so we stopped in to try it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Manchester, Maryland
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  • Families with children
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Manchester, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

While driving through the area we noticed all the people and cars in this restaurant so we stopped in to try it.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We ate here this evening. We ordered an appetizer of calamari which was obviously frozen and subpar quality. For entree we ordered broiled sole which was completely inedible. We didn't pay for our entrees at least but I can't recommend this place at all!

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MA
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

A family favorite. I've been going here since I was little & it is still great. The menu has an excellent selection, the food is fresh & delicious, & the service couldn't be better. The decor is charming, very clean bright & open.

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Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Good food, only had the lobsters and the chowder to rate but both were good. A bit on the pricey side. Good place for families with kids not so great if you are on vacation with a friend escaping all of that.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

As a family ( ages 1 1/2 to grandparents' ages), we had dinner one evening during our Cape vacation. The food was delicious. We had a number of the seafood selections -- several in the party had lobsters -- and it was all delicious! This evening was also our son's birthday so when we got there, I asked the waitress... More 

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Don B, Owner at Lobster Claw, responded to this review

I'm so thrilled to hear the entire family could join us for such a special occasion! Knowing that the lobster on down to the chocolate cake and everything in between was so spot on for you is simply wonderful -- you deserve the best. With that said, thank you for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review,... More 

Scotia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We went to the Lobster Claw because our hotel package included a boiled lobster dinner there. I was expecting a take out type dinner because I didn't know what the restaurant was until we got to the hotel. The place was really nice, clean and welcoming. The server took our drink orders and we gave her our coupon and within... More 

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Don B, Owner at Lobster Claw, responded to this review

I'm so happy you took advantage of the lobster dinner deal with your hotel! We love hosting guests from all over -- thrilled we could deliver a delicious meal with the service to match. Thank you so much for the very kind review, and I hope you'll pay us another visit the next time you venture to the Cape. Best,... More 

Orleans, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Delicious food. Charming atmosphere. I tell everyone to come here. Best of all, that grapenut pudding - homemade, decadent and love the custard.

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Don B, Owner at Lobster Claw, responded to this review

Love this review, and really appreciate your recommendations, Noelle! When you're on vacation you deserve a delicious meal in a warm atmosphere -- thrilled we could deliver that for you. With that said, thanks for taking the time to leave us this fantastic review, and I hope you'll join us for some more grapenut pudding real soon! Best, Don Berig,... More 

Hartford, Connecticut
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Stopped at the Lobster Claw for lunch. Wait staff very accommodating and the fish tacos were great. Atmosphere is very "beachy" and the Early Bird Specials are delicious.

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Don B, Owner at Lobster Claw, responded to this review

Happy to have you in for lunch, Gayle! Our staff should make you feel like family during each and every visit because that's exactly what you are. That said, I'm happy your fish tacos really hit the spot, as did the Early Bird Special. Thanks for the wonderful review, and I hope we'll see you again the next time you... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The food is great here and the early bird special can't be beat (free chowder and soft drink). I've had the lobster, lobster newburg, and stuffed sole and they were all delicious. I can't say much for the ambiance. It's not a high end restaurant but it's great.

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Don B, Owner at Lobster Claw, responded to this review

It really sounds like you've gotten a solid taste of what we have to offer, and I'm happy you find everything to be so delicious! We definitely have a more relaxed shore type of vibe here, and that's just how we like it -- glad you appreciate it as well. Thanks so much for the kind words, and I hope... More 

Smithtown, New York
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We were a group of nine and this restaurant came recommended because they are really good with large groups. We had a lovely waitress, but she must have been overwhelmed. We waited 40 minutes for water! Most everyone's food was delicious, but the steak was overdone. Wouldn't send it back though, we waited so long to eat! It was over... More 

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Don B, Owner at Lobster Claw, responded to this review

I really appreciate you taking the time to bring all of this to my attention, Kathleen. We always want each dish to leave the kitchen cooked and seasoned to perfection -- I'm sorry if that wasn't the case for everyone in your party. Things can certainly get busy, but we've grown accustomed to that and strive to deliver the highest... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 42 Cranberry Highway, Orleans, MA 02653
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Orleans
  • Phone Number: +1 508-255-1800

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 24
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

The Lobster Claw is a family-friendly seafood restaurant open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. Our experienced and friendly wait staff is ready to serve you. The varied menu always guarantees fresh seafood including boiled and baked stuffed lobster, steamed clams, fresh swordfish, haddock, salmon and other native fish. Relax in our Surfboat Lounge overlooking Town Cove. We offer both early bird dinner specials and senior discounts. Got a big party of 10 or more people? Come on in! We have ample space and are ready to serve you.
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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