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Lobster Claw

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American, Seafood, Family Fare
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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, 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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    Very good
  • 59
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  • 38
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good dinner with casual atmosphere

My family ate here for dinner while we were on vacation in Orleans. We got there early and it was fairly empty so we were seated quickly and our server approached the table right away and was helpful and very sweet. The atmosphere is casual and fun - don't expect anything fancy. The food was a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
KKidsMom
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West Haven, Connecticut
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  • Families with children
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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

We have been driving past this restaurant for YEARS but never stopped because our instinct was, " tourist trap". Well you know what they say, " listen to your instincts". Lobster roll was fresh but nondescript. Hot dog roll was of the supermarket chain variety. Fries are thin and limp. Lobster was fresh but smothered in lots of mayo and... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

We were on the cape last week and ate there 2 times!!! The food is great and the owner Don is the nicest man! He is extremely sweet and goes out of his way to make you feel at home! We definitely recommend this place!!!

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West Haven, Connecticut
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

My family ate here for dinner while we were on vacation in Orleans. We got there early and it was fairly empty so we were seated quickly and our server approached the table right away and was helpful and very sweet. The atmosphere is casual and fun - don't expect anything fancy. The food was a mixed bag my son... More 

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Dudley, Massachusetts
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Very clean, Fresh seafood, cape style,waitstaff very friendly and fast, owner greed us at the door and checked after meal was served. relaxing will visit many times

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Without doubt, The Lobster Claw is the best seafood place on the Cape. I love the nautical decor, friendly atmosphere, and their delicious food. I can't wait to have my lobster dinner and a Cape Cod Palmer again soon. We will be back Lobster Claw !!!

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

Thrilled to hear you think we're the best seafood place on the Cape, Katarina! We always want you to feel right at home when walk in -- glad the atmosphere, decor, and staff can deliver on that. We'll have a fresh lobster dinner ready for you the next time you swing by! Best, Don Berig, Owner More 

Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

My wife and I picked the Lobster Claw for our rehearsal dinner and we could not have been more pleased. The decor was beautiful, the tables were arranged exquisitely, and the overall vibe of the restaurant matched out Cape Cod/beach themed wedding perfectly! The service was excellent, the food was even better. I would recommend this place to anyone looking... More 

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

I'm so thrilled you chose to spend such a special night with us, Nicholas! The rehearsal dinner can really set the tone for your big day, and I'm so happy we could make it special for you. I wish you and your wife all the best and do hope you'll pay us another visit soon! Best, Don Berig, Owner More 

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85 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Having tried unsuccessfully to find a restaurant where we could eat outside and have a water view, we stopped in at the Lobster Claw. The decor was kitschy with buoys, netting and lobsters everywhere. Even the menu is shaped like a lobster claw. The chowder was VERY good, ranking up there in my top three. My lobster roll had a... More 

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

Thrilled our clam chowder cracked your top three -- we're honored! I'm sorry the lobster roll fell a little flat for you, but it's wonderful to know the service was so spot on. I do hope we'll get to see you again the next time you're on the Cape! Best, Don Berig, Owner More 

Charlottesville, Virginia
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We reserved a table at the Lobster Claw for the family friendly environment. Our one year old daughter absolutely loved the netting and buoys draped across the ceiling. The food was fairly average for the Cape. I would recommend the Lobster Claw more for the environment, size, and staff over the food; however, we did not try a whole lobster... More 

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

Happy to hear you joined us for a nice family dinner and your daughter loved the decor. It's wonderful to know that the staff made you all feel right at home -- that's exactly what you deserve. With that said, I do hope you'll join us again in the future and try one of our whole lobster dishes! Best, Don... More 

Cumming, Georgia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We had a terrific time at this party. The restaurant did a great job. The food was excellent and the service was outsanding. If you are in the area, you will want to visit this place if you want experience New England seafood and hospitality.

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

So thrilled you had a wonderful time at the party, Thomas! We love being able to host groups for special occasions, and I'm glad you found the food and service to be so outstanding. I do hope we see you again the next time you make it up to the Cape. Best, Don Berig, Owner More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Excellent food, wonderful service and very cleanexcellent food drama wonderful service and very clean . price was very reasonable.

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

So glad you decided to spend such a special day with us, Tom! Always wonderful to hear when we're firing on all cylinders for our guests -- you deserve nothing less. I do hope we get to see you again soon. Best, Don Berig, Owner More 

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Additional Information about Lobster Claw

Address: 42 Cranberry Highway, Orleans, MA 02653
Phone Number: +1 508-255-1800
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Orleans
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 16 - 24
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Family Fare

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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, Family Fare

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