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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: Lunch, Dinner, 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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Good for:
Families with children

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 79
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 56
    Average
  • 36
    Poor
  • 23
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Restaurant

Great place to eat! Fun atmosphere and we were treated like family! Staff very nice and the owner is always around making sure that you are happy with your service & food! Highly recommend!

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 16, 2014
Amy T
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  • Families with children
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Great place to eat! Fun atmosphere and we were treated like family! Staff very nice and the owner is always around making sure that you are happy with your service & food! Highly recommend!

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

Hi! Thanks for taking the time to write a review! We are so happy you enjoyed your time with us and appreciate the recommendation. We look forward to seeing again in the future. Our season begins April 1st. More 

Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The Lobster Claw is very cozy inside and the atmosphere is good. We did dine here at the beginning of the season, so they may take a while to gear up. The service was very friendly, but the food was just ok. Neither of us finished our meal and the table next to us sent their food back.

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

Hi! We are so sorry to hear that your time with us wasn't what you had hoped. We strive to make every guests meal and time at our restaurant a positive experience and always welcome feedback. We hope that you will give us another try in the future and appreciate the time you took to write a review. More 

Ft. Myers FL
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190 reviews 190 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We were returning from the Wellfleet Oyster Festival, which was wonderful, and stopped for a lobster roll. This is an old standard seafood restaurant which has been owned by the same family for over 3 decades. The staff has been together for many years and it shows. We enjoyed fried clams, lobster rolls and cold beer. The lobster rolls were... More 

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

Hi there! Thanks so much for taking the time for writing this review! We always like to hear back from our customers and appreciate when they share how much they like our place. We look forward to seeing you for our next season which starts April 1st 2015! More 

Olean, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

My husband and I arrived to Cape Cod late on a rainy Friday night and we wanted to try The Lobster Claw based on TripAdvisor reviews. Wow, we loved it. We were seated right away and quickly ordered a fisherman seafood platter which was a full lobster, steamers and fries. We enjoyed Cape Cod Blonde beer with our meal and... More 

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

Hello! Thanks for taking the time to write a review for our restaurant! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We hope we will come by and enjoy another lobster with us next time you're on the Cape. More 

San Jose
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I reached out to the Lobster Claw four months ago to plan a dinner for my sister 60th birthday. I live in CA and was making these plans over the phone. From the first phone call to Don the owner to the last hug from Don as we walked out after dinner was a lovely experience for my family of... More 

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

Thank you so much for such a lovely review. We are so happy that we lived up to your expectations and look forward to seeing you and your family again soon! More 

Portsmouth, Rhode Island, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Our overnight get-aways to the Cape would not be complete without at least one meal, if not two at the Lobster Claw. Decor is casual seaside theme. Service is impeccable - fast, congenial, and timely. Selections are varied from lobster salad sandwiches to full boiled lobster dinners. I personally enjoy the Lobster Newburg on toast points with a huge baked... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again next season! More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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170 reviews 170 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

We visited this place on Oct 17th, just two days before they shut down for the winter. We got a warm welcome, and shown to our table, then chose our food from the broad menu. Crackers were supplied while we chose, along with our lovely cold beers. My wife isn't big on seafood so she had the chicken tenders, whilst... More 

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

Hi! We are so glad you were able to visit us before we closed and had such a pleasant time. Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review! More 

New Hartford, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We stopped here at 7:15 on a Friday night after arriving on the Cape from a four and a half hour drive. I love the decor; you know you are near the ocean. The staff was welcoming and attentive. The food was fast and good. I had the stuffed shrimp and my mother had the stuffed sole. Lots of menu... More 

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

Thank you for the kind words. We always try to make every experience a good one for our customers. We hope to see you on your next visit to the Cape! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

I stopped in to the Lobster Claw a few days ago with mother. When we walked in, we were greeted by the owner who is a great man. When we sat down, the service was wonderful and the food looked delicious. I've been to the Lobster Claw a few times now and I am never dissapointed. It has a great... More 

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Gaithersburg, MD
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162 reviews 162 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We stopped in for a late lunch-early dinner. The restaurant had a few customers, and looked pretty good. The fish and chips was OK - but overly endowed with fries. Fortunately the fish was good - although heavily breaded. I tried something called Fried Lobster - tasted pretty good - but it was the toughest lobster I have ever eaten!... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time for writing a review. We never like to hear that we haven't lived up to expectations. We invite you to try us again next time you are on the Cape and give us the opportunity to make it right! 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, 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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