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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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Description: The Lobster Claw is a family-friendly seafood restaurant open 7 days a week...
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
  • 68
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  • 43
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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We had been driving for a while and starting to get pretty hungry. We happened upon this restaurant and stopped for dinner. The food and service was good. The table beside us ordered the twin lobster dinners and it looked amazing. Had I seen this before ordering I would have done the same. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2015
cathybremer2015
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We had been driving for a while and starting to get pretty hungry. We happened upon this restaurant and stopped for dinner. The food and service was good. The table beside us ordered the twin lobster dinners and it looked amazing. Had I seen this before ordering I would have done the same. The chowder was really good as well... More 

Helpful?
Thank cathybremer2015
Don B, Owner at Lobster Claw, responded to this review

Cathy, I'm thrilled you decided to take a break from driving and join us for a bite to eat! You may not have gotten the twin lobster tails this time around, but there's always next year. Thanks so much for the kind review and we look forward to seeing you again in the future. Best, Don Berig, Owner More 

Moundsville, West Virginia
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

This was the first restaurant we visited when we arrived at Cape Cod in October. It was mid afternoon, and it was not busy at all. We had a party of nine plus a one-year old. We were seated in a separate dining area with nobody else in there. Our expectations were high for our restaurant visits, since we had... More 

Helpful?
Thank Hardware91
Don B, Owner at Lobster Claw, responded to this review

This is quite disappointing to read. We've been bringing classic Cape seafood dishes to our guests since 1962 -- I'm sorry if it wasn't quite what you were expecting. When larger parties stop by, we want everyone to be as comfortable as possible -- we simply felt you'd enjoy the space a bit more. Having said that, I apologize the... More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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117 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The Lobster Claw offers great fresh seafood. We really enjoyed our lobster salad sandwiches. Our friend enjoyed her fish taco. She ended up asking for a box, so she could take 1/2 of it home. The owner is very friendly and he came by our table for a chat. Great Cape Cod Charm

Helpful?
Thank happytoberetired
Don B, Owner at Lobster Claw, responded to this review

Thanks for this lovely review! It's wonderful to know the food was so point for all of you -- you should expect nothing less. That being said, I do hope we'll be seeing you again next year! Best, Don Berig, Owner More 

Blackpool. Lancashire
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228 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

We had lunch here. A fish sandwich and fries. It w as acceptable but nothing special. It was clean and cheerful, more a local diner than a restaurant.

Helpful?
Thank CAROLE3
Don B, Owner at Lobster Claw, responded to this review

Appreciate the honest review -- happy to hear you could join us for a quick lunch. Hopefully, we'll be seeing you again next season so we can show you what dining with us is truly like. Best, Don Berig, Owner More 

Level Contributor
46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

8 of us went to this restaurant for dinner. We were seated promptly; no easy feat for a party of 8. Service was fast and friendly. We sampled the various lobster dishes and everything was very fresh and delicious. We will definitely return next year.

Helpful?
Thank Lorrie U
Don B, Owner at Lobster Claw, responded to this review

Thrilled you could join us before the season ended! Always wonderful to hear when the food, service, and atmosphere are firing on all cylinders -- you deserve the best. Thanks for the wonderful review, and we can't wait to have you back next year! Best, Don Berig, Owner More 

Massachusetts
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110 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

The fish and chips rivaled any that we've eaten in New England and we live in a town known for its fresh seafood. The cole slaw had pineapple in it, a nice touch. Service was great. Happily we stopped just in time for a meal before they close for the season. Unhappily, no onion rings because they're closing for the... More 

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

So happy you could join us before we closed up shop for the season, lmdja! It sounds as though you know your fish and chips, so the fact it was so on point for you is a terrific compliment -- thank you. That being said, I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with us, and hope we... More 

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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in for a quick light lunch. The baked Brie was delicious and plenty to share. Paired that with a chef salad plate which had a great variety of salads, cheese, ham and turkey. Next time seafood!

Helpful?
Thank Laura L
Don B, Owner at Lobster Claw, responded to this review

Laura, I'm thrilled you could join us for a light lunch! Certainly looking forward to showing you what we can really do with a bit of seafood the next time you pay us visit. Thanks for the kind review, and I look forward to seeing you again in the future. Best, Don Berig, Owner More 

Springfield, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Excellent food and service. Would definitely go back here again. Had fish wrap for lunch and it was delicious!

Helpful?
Thank cherylcassidy05
Don B, Owner at Lobster Claw, responded to this review

An excellent review, Cheryl! Happy to hear the food and service we so spot on for you -- you should expect nothing less. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and I hope we'll be seeing you again the next time you make it to the Cape! Best, Don Berig, Owner More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Family friendly restaurant with market price lobster. Service was attentive and relatively fast. People obviously come for the lobster, but also have offerings for the non-seafood lover.

Helpful?
Thank travelingtime6244
Don B, Owner at Lobster Claw, responded to this review

So happy you could join us during your visit to the Cape! While we are known for our lobster, we like to have a little something for everyone -- glad you appreciate that. Thanks for the fantastic review, and I hope we'll be seeing you again the next time you make it up this way. Best, Don Berig, Owner More 

Newark, Delaware
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176 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

The lobster dinner was very good, tasty cooked well. The side dishes, corn on the cob and baked potato, was very good, corn was fresh. The prices where about average for this type of dinner, service was excellent. Woild ike to go back there if time permits.

Helpful?
Thank Lstapen
Don B, Owner at Lobster Claw, responded to this review

If you loved everything, then I'm pumped. I really hope we get another chance to cook for you again -- we'd love to welcome you back. Thanks so much for stopping by, and thank you for taking the time to let the people of TripAdvisor know what's up! Have an awesome weekend, Don Berig, Owner 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, Large groups

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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