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Mabel's Lobster Claw

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124 Ocean Ave, Po Box 1956, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-6302
+1 207-967-2562
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Huntsville, AL
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed October 10, 2015

Gave Mabel's a try because legend had it that this was George H.W. Bush's fav lobster place in Kennebunkport. We went for dinner but were put on a wait list because we didn't have a reservation. Told to come back in 45 minutes. Upon return we waited an additional 15 minutes to get a table outside. The hostess was not... More 

Thank 500hp_traveler
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed October 6, 2015

Right-out-of-the-water fresh steamed lobster tasted like nothing I've ever had. Blueberry pie with homemade ice cream topped off an amazing meal and the highlight of our visit to Kennebunkport! Good service, cute small town ambiance.

Thank Laxmom93001
Paris, France
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed October 6, 2015

We gave this place 3 shots. Disappointed every time. Food is ok, the atmosphere is terrible. No place to sit and wait for tables, tables/chairs are old and uncomfortable. A hole in the wall charging top notch prices ($15 for a mix drink). A tourist trap. This place was ok before Kennebunk had great restaurants and we did not have... More 

Thank 270MaryA
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I both got the lobster with stuffed shrimp and scallops and was absolute delicious! The restaurant is small and the bathroom is a very wierd set up. But super happy with the food :)

Thank Deanna M
San Diego, California
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239 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed October 4, 2015

Stuffed haddock great, lobster stuffed surperb. This restaurant in not in town. Not an ugly tourist place, it's the real deal in kennebunk port . We lived it. Service great. Highly recommended by locals.

Thank Pookeygirl
Melbourne, Australia
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93 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed October 1, 2015

Traditional old style family restaurant. It is not sophisticated or stylist but it is worth going to for the lobster and the blueberry pie. Sit in a booth and enjoy a casual lunch

Thank Tim T
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126 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed September 30, 2015

Don't miss this place. The lobster roll is what we hear about in the South, and just what we hoped to eat in Maine!!!

Thank AtlantaLuvtotravel
San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
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61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 28, 2015

This is a pleasant, old school, resturant with great lobster and home made pie. It was exactly what I was looking for to have a good expietnce during my few days in Maine

Thank David S
New York City, New York
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

While we have always loved Mabel's and each year when we visit Kennebunkport we make two trips to Mabel's. The first is for dinner, the second is for lunch before we leave to go home. This year, for the first time, we were disappointed. We had made our reservation way before our trip and waited well over a half hour... More 

Thank Sherri F
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I ate lunch there...the service was fast and friendly. It has a laid back environment...feels like you are at families house for food rather than a restaurant. We loved it and if we are ever back to Maine we will stop back in! <3

Thank Christie C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $30
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 124 Ocean Ave, Po Box 1956, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-6302
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Kennebunks  >  Kennebunkport
  • Phone Number: +1 207-967-2562
We are a family owned seafood restaurant opened 11:30am to 9pm!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?