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Lobster Claw

42 Rt 6a, Orleans, MA 02653-2412
+1 508-255-1800
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good28%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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“fried lobster” (36 reviews)
“seafood” (80 reviews)
“chowder” (56 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
42 Rt 6a, Orleans, MA 02653-2412
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is definitely a lobster place. Oh, there is other seafood but the Lobster is fresh and sweet! However, the prices are high and the atmosphere is ho hum! Service was good and attentive. There are much better restaurants in Orleans.

Thank Jim M
Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

Jeeez,with these prices you would need a loan shark! We were seated given our menus, saw the prices of this way overpriced seafood and left! Don't know if this was an off season price gouge or what, but I would say there is plenty of...More

Thank dizydean
Don B, Owner at Lobster Claw, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I'm sorry to hear that. I assure you our prices reflect the quality and freshness of our ingredients as well as the work that goes into preparing them. We do our best to be fair to everyone involved. I believe had you tried one of...More

Reviewed October 12, 2017

This is an older building that is very clean and well-maintained. The staff is attentive, efficient, and friendly. I had the turkey club sandwich and my wife had the chowder. Both were excellent. The atmosphere is laid back old fashioned Cape Cod. The prices are...More

Thank HDumas
Don B, Owner at Lobster Claw, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Glad to hear the food, atmosphere, and service were all on point. I hope we'll continue to impress you. Come back anytime. Best. - Don Berig, Owner

Reviewed October 10, 2017

We were looking for a local place (we live in Dennis) to go out for fish, specifically lobster. And, for the most part, this was a perfectly fine choice. My partner had a boiled lobster, which she reported was quite good. At the last minute,...More

Thank Kathygnome
Don B, Owner at Lobster Claw, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2017

I'm happy you and your partner enjoyed your time with us. It sounds like we have some room to improve, though. I appreciate your thorough review, and I hope we'll get the chance to serve you the five-star experience I know we're capable of. I'm...More

Reviewed October 6, 2017 via mobile

Attentive and informative wait staff, enjoyed the lobster roll 👍👍varied menu, clean resturant, and bathrooms

Thank bill_of_prospect
Don B, Owner at Lobster Claw, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2017

I'm happy to hear our staff, lobster, and atmosphere were all on point. I hope we'll continue impressing you. Come by anytime! - Don Berig, Owner

Reviewed October 4, 2017

Visited with my young son, husband and mom. the food was very good, a bit expensive but not compare to the area. the restaurant theme is very cute and the staff was friendly. Worth visiting since its in a great area of Cape Cod.More

Thank lougordon1306
Don B, Owner at Lobster Claw, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2017

I'm happy to hear you and the family enjoyed the food and atmosphere! I assure you our price is a reflection of the fresh and quality seafood we prepare. I hope you'll agree it's worth it. Hope we'll get to serve you and the family...More

Reviewed September 23, 2017

This place has been here for years, and it is still very good. Very cozy inside with really great waitstaff! Supe fresh food and lots of it. Very clean. Will keep going back!

Thank Maura R
Don B, Owner at Lobster Claw, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2017

That's great to hear, Maura! I hope we continue to impress you with our fresh food and friendly waitstaff. Thanks for being a returning customer. You're welcome anytime. Best. - Don Berig, Owner

Reviewed September 20, 2017 via mobile

OK. Mostly full dinners. Little ala carte which was what I was looking for. Little neck clams too spicy hotMore

Thank Bill M
Don B, Owner at Lobster Claw, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2017

Thanks for stopping by for dinner, Bill. It looks like we have some room to improve, though. I hope next time we're able to make everything perfect for you. If something comes out less than perfect for you, let us know so we can work...More

Reviewed September 19, 2017

After sampling a good range of seafood shacks and handouts during our recent visit to Cape Cod, for our last dinner we looked for a sit-down place with full service. The Lobster Claw was a good choice. We were greeted by a friendly hostess, who...More

Thank OldCTProf
Don B, Owner at Lobster Claw, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2017

I'm glad you stopped by for your last dinner during your visit! Very happy to hear we didn't disappoint. I hope we'll get to see you next time you're in town. All the best. - Don Berig, Owner

Reviewed September 18, 2017 via mobile

We had gone to there a few years.ago and liked it so we decided to go back. Holy smokes is it expensive now! Double and triple the price of most New England seafood places at lunch time. $18.95 for a salad with chicken? All of...More

Thank Beenthere&donethat
Don B, Owner at Lobster Claw, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2017

I'm sorry to hear the prices weren't what you were hoping for. I assure you they are a reflection of the market pricing. We only use the freshest and best quality ingredients, and that does require us to charge more. I hope you'll agree it...More

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Mark R
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Response from Brad P | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry I was not aware of your question sir. The Lobster Claw phone number is (508) 255-1800.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$16 - $24
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, 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: 42 Rt 6a, Orleans, MA 02653-2412
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Orleans
  • Phone Number: +1 508-255-1800
  • E-mail
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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