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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
  • 63
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  • 39
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  • 24
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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
Worth a visit

This is the quintessential Cape Cod lobster joint. It is geared towards families on vacation. The food is decent. The portions are decent. Nothing is truly outstanding, but nothing is bad. This is family owned and the owners keep the wait staff hopping and the food coming out.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
modacious1725
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Englewood, Florida
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  • Families with children
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Englewood, Florida
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is the quintessential Cape Cod lobster joint. It is geared towards families on vacation. The food is decent. The portions are decent. Nothing is truly outstanding, but nothing is bad. This is family owned and the owners keep the wait staff hopping and the food coming out.

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Chicago, Illinois
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Service was friendly and quick. Went for lunch. Had lobster roll, lobster dinner, and scallop sandwich. All standard bland cape fare. Cute gift shop. Located next to Nauset Fish and Lobster which is great when you want to cook your own food. Lobster Claw was a bit pricey for the quality. If you never ate here you would still love... More 

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

Happy you could join us for lunch and we could deliver the fast and friendly service you deserve. We've been serving up fresh seafood on the Cape since 1962, and it's a little disappointing to hear we didn't exactly wow you. With that said, I do hope you'll join us again the next time you make it out this way.... More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

The food was fine. Nothing special, but not bad by any means. The waitress and hostess were both great--pleasant and accommodating. I would probably not return, I would rather give other places a shot.

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

It's certainly disappointing to see we didn't blow you away during your visit. I am happy to hear your server and our hostess both did such a fantastic job -- I'll be sure to pass your compliments along. Having said that, I do hope you'll give us another chance in the future to really dazzle you. Best, Don Berig, Owner More 

Connecticut
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85 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This is a restaurant for families and friends. The food is good. The hook here is the "earlye to din bird special" That's a free clam chowder, non alcoholic beverage and ice cream or pudding for dessert with the purchase of a regular priced dinner before 5:30 PM. Now that dinner will cost $20 - $25 or so, but this... More 

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

Thanks so much for this wonderful review! I'm happy to see you've taken full advantage of our Early Bird Special -- we think it's a pretty wonderful deal. With that said, you deserve a comfortable atmosphere and quick, attentive service, and I'm thrilled we can provide that. I do hope you'll be paying us another visit during your next trip... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Perfect, down-to-earth, friendly place to get a great lobster dinner. Nice early bird special, good lobsters, and friendly to groups with kids.

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

So happy to hear we've really hit all the right notes for you! I can't thank you enough for leaving such a wonderful review, and I do hope you'll be stopping in again soon for another lobster dinner. Best, Don Berig, Owner More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Stopped in for lunch, friendly and quick service. Lobster salad just the right of mayo. French Fries are shoe string style would have preferred a thicker cut.

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

Happy to hear you could join us for lunch! It wouldn't be a trip to the Cape without a lobster roll -- so happy we could deliver the perfect one for you. Having said that, I do hope we'll get the chance to see you again in the future. Best, Don Berig, Owner More 

Highland, New York
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The Lobster Claw is one of the places we usually stop in during our visit to the Cape.The food is good and reasonably priced. My wife usually gets the fried lobster and says it is very good.

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

So happy we're a go-to spot every time you visit the Cape! It's always wonderful to hear that we can consistently deliver a delicious meal for you and your wife. We're already looking forward to your next visit! Best, Don Berig, Owner More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Good restaurant, good prices and much food. I would highly recommend it, and the servers are very friendly. If staying in Orleans, this is the place to go!

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

Thank you so much for this fantastic review! It's always wonderful to hear when we're firing on all cylinders for our diners. I do hope we'll be seeing you again during your next visit to the Cape! Best, Don Berig, Owner More 

Brooklyn, New York
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53 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

6 of us had lunch at the recommendation of good friends and we were an easy party-- 6 fried lobsters with the fixin's-- fries or potato salad, coleslaw, onion rings, drawn butter. All I can say is-- da'yum! A-mazing. Worth the stop for those on The Cape for a day or more. Enjoy

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

Thrilled you took your friends recommendation and stopped by, John Michael! It isn't quite a trip to the Cape without a little lobster -- glad we could deliver that for you. Thank for the wonderful review, and I hope you make it back by the next time you venture up north. Best, Don Berig, Owner More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The Lobster Claw is a great family restaurant, I am always pleased when I leave. The food is amazing and the owner has hired great and friendly staff that make your experience at the Lobster Claw even better. They have the best clam chowder around! I would recommend the Lobster Claw to anyone who is looking for great food and... More 

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

Such a compliment to hear you think we've got the best clam chowder around, Mackenzie! We take a lot of pride in our staff, and I'm so happy they never fail to make you and your family feel right at home. I hope we'll be seeing you again the next time you make it out to the Cape. Best, Don... 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

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?