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$7 - $60
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American, Seafood, Grill
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Reviewed yesterday

On Rt 1 north of the center, this is your typical lobster shack serving a variety of local seafood. If eating in you order at the window, are given a numbered lobster toy, find and seat and your meal is brought to you. Knowing I...would have lobster at a different time, I ordered the whole belly clams, with onion strings (thin fried onions) with cole slaw. Perfectly cooked it was wonderful sitting overlooking the harbor and enjoying the sights as I savored the view. You don't go away hungry.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great seafood, plenty of it. Had fried scallops which were tender and fresh. Be sure and try the onion strings! We had ours to go but there are plenty of folks who eat it there.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We waited several minutes in line, giving us time to look over the large menu, then placed our orders at the window. They gave us a numbered plastic lobster so they could find us when they brought the food out to the table. It was...a chilly evening but they had clear plastic shades around the patio dining areas to make it more comfortable. The young staffers were all friendly. The food was wonderful; my husband had a whole lobster with mussels and I had a lobster roll. Our friend had the lobster bisque and said it was great. All this was not cheap, $82 for the two of us, but not out of line with similar restaurants we encountered along the Maine coast.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had some of the best steamers I have ever eaten here, along with a full lobster dinner with all the trimmings that was spectacular. Excellent food, friendly service and nice casual setting. Reasonably priced compared to other seafood places in the area. I highly recommend...Claws!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This roll had the biggest chunks of lobster meat I have ever seen. The setting by the water in the lobster capital of the world was part of the ambience to what made the roll so good. However, I feel as though the roll lacked...something and maybe it was just needing a little more mayo and a little more of a brioched bun. Regardless, the setting and gihugic lobster pieces made this a highly rated roll. The fun art and hilarious graphic decor also made this a must stop for your family.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So good and well priced the lobster roll was yummy not a lot of mayo. My husband loved the chowder. The view is lovely and relaxing. The staff was attentive and friendly. A definite A

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here on a recent Sunday when most everything else was closed. Order at a window and eat at one of the outside tables. My husband loved his chicken tenders (I know, but he doesn’t eat seafood), and I enjoyed the lobster Mac...and cheese, although I wish there was more lobster in it. Fun, casual place when the weather is nice.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been searching high and low for incredible lobster and seafood in the Rockland area for years - and we finally found the best restaurant in the area - CLAWS. The lobster and fried haddock sandwich were the best we have ever had, and...we finally have our "go to" place for seafood. The staff are young, energetic, hardworking, and professional, which comes as no surprise given that they are being trained by the very best in the business, Jeremy Flint. Do not miss this place if you're looking for fresh, cooked to perfection seafood. Put CLAWS on your foodie bucket list. You will not be disappointed.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Claws is a seafood shack with views of Rockland Harbor. No indoor dining, but both patio in front and deck in back are covered and can be enclosed in plastic to deal with inclement weather. Menu is rather large as seafood shacks go. Food is...very good and priced about as one would expect. Order and pay at window, collect your beverages, and food is brought to your table by staff. Order taker erred and gave us a platter instead of a sandwich for one person in our party, but other than that the food delivery and cleanup were just fine.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the most amazing gluten free lobster rolls! The food was so good we went back the next day! Highly recommend if staying in Rockland or a nearby town.

Date of visit: May 2022
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ClawsLuLu, Owner at Claws, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are so pleased to hear this ! Gluten free is very important to our own family members, so it is important to us to provide to our Claws fans! Thank you so much for sharing - hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our “go to” place for seafood in a relaxed atmosphere and great harbor view. Got take out this time. Fried Scallop Basket, Bourbon tenderloin tips, tried the deep fried battered asparagus! Perfect! Even the poodle wanted some and begged for more. Staff always pleasant and...professional. No frills but seafood and other selections done to perfection. Good place to relax and have a delicious meal. Been coming here for several seasons and finally moved here. CLAWS is our favorite “come as you are”place for a great meal. Highly recommend it!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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ClawsLuLu, Owner at Claws, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for this terrific review! We love to hear that our customers are so happy with what we do. See you again soon! Cheers!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Delicious lobster shack located right on the water. Their lobster rolls are piled high and served warm with a touch of old bay seasoning and your choice of lightly tossed in mayo or plain with a side of drawn butter. Great service, numerous other food...options including various fried seafood and pie, and a decent selection of beer and wine. The whole staff was super friendly. Great experience!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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ClawsLuLu, Owner at Claws, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Nicole! We appreciate you taking the time to tell others about your experience at Claws!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just stopped here for lunch on the way to Boston, and it was delicious!! Linwood was so friendly and had great recommendations and facts about the area. The portions were big. Do yourself a favor and put this place on your list!! You won’t...be disappointed!!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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ClawsLuLu, Owner at Claws, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Jamie - thank you very much for this review. We love our Linwood, too!! :)

Reviewed April 29, 2022

We ate lunch at Claws (lobster shack) in Rockland, Maine a couple of times during our week visiting the area. The staff were terrific and the lobster rolls were fabulous. We ate on the covered patio overlooking Lermond Cove, and it was gorgeous. Not only...would we go back, we DID go back! We got in one last lobster roll lunch (Claws last day of the season) before leaving town for points north. Claws is the quintessential side-of-the-road food shack that has a line out the door. You don't want to pass these places by . . .More

Date of visit: October 2021
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ClawsLuLu, Owner at Claws, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello John! Thank you very much for the wonderful review! We love our repeat customers! Cheers!

Reviewed October 13, 2021

We were there the last day of the season in October and the Lobster Rolls were super pricey but well worth it. They so yummy and delicious. Keep in mind they are at market price so they are more affordable during the beginning of peak...season, The service was good.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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4borzois
February 20, 2019|
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Response from ClawsLuLu | Property representative |
You absolutely can get it any way you wish! :)
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kathylee511
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Response from ClawsLuLu | Property representative |
Hello! We are opening for the 2018 season on May 23...Hours will be 11am to 9pm daily, through September 30. Hope to see you there!
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Response from ClawsLuLu | Property representative |
Our last day will be Sunday October 1st and we will be closing at 4 p.m... Hope to see you before then!
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Yes, Claws offers takeout services.

Claws is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5