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“Perfect -- But make a reservation!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mabel's Lobster Claw

Mabel's Lobster Claw
124 Ocean Ave, Kennebunkport, Kennebunks, ME 04046
+1 207-967-2562
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Ranked #12 of 41 Restaurants in Kennebunkport
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Description: We are a family owned seafood restaurant opened 11:30am to 9pm!
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Perfect -- But make a reservation!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

In walking distance from our hotel, we chose Mabel's instead of the other options and are delighted we did! Raspberry pie was Delicious, as well as onion rings, fries, lobster and steak. We called that afternoon and got a late reservation but the table was ready and waiting for us, enabling us to bypass those waiting (unhappily). Service was great, too, and prices were not unreasonable. Definitely going back next time.

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Lynn, Massachusetts
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126 reviews 126 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Small place with good seafood”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Local place known for chowder, lobster rolls, & lobster milanese--broiled 2 lb lobster with 6 jumbo shrimp in a garlic sauce with light cayenne pepper. 2 lbs--mmmm.

Visited August 2014
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108 restaurant reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Great Lobster ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

As always Kennebunkport has tons of places to eat good lobster rolls but one stands out the most is Mabel's. Great menu selection and with the right amount of portions, friendly staff and casual dinning experience.

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Fairfield County
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59 restaurant reviews
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“Fresh Seafood, Intimate Setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

There is nothing but good to say about Mabel's, except maybe for the fact that they are so good they are always packed so a wait to get a table is par for the course. They take reservations, but call well in advance...we learned that some regulars make reservations before they even get to K-port just to be sure they can eat there on the day they want . It took us almost 2 weeks before they could guarantee us a reservation for 6, they are that busy and the venue is small.
The servings are plentiful and fresh. Our crew all went for the lobster specials, I went for the Swordfish; it was grilled and prepared perfectly, thoroughly cooked but not over-cooked, just moist and delicious.
The entire staff: hostess, wait staff and bus all are friendly and make sure that no one is left wanting anything. They must all be marathoners because the hustle and bustle never stopped for the whole time we were there.
You may have to wait to get a table, but the wait will be worth it.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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“Lobster, lobster”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Although Mabel's has a wide seafood selection, most come here for the lobster. Reservations are a bit hard to come by since the place is small and popular. My wife and I each had the special baked stuffed lobster. No breadcrumbs, just shrimp stuffing - outstanding. The chowder is good, but the peanut butter ice cream pie dessert will knock your socks off.

Visited July 2014
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