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Lobster Claw

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42 Cranberry Highway, Orleans, MA 02653
+1 508-255-1800
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have been going to this restaurant for over 25 years... the interior never changes, still the kitchy nautical theme, but the food... ALWAYS great. Simple seafood fare - boiled lobster, baked stuffed lobster, steamers, fried whole belly clams, delicious clam chowder... You get the idea... No fusion business here, just traditional Cape Cod seafood. Tastes great, not too much... More 

Thank MishK413
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Good place to stop in but so, so. Good portions. Nice seaside atmosphere. I felt they were a little over priced for quality. I brought home 1/2 my meal and never ate it.

Thank Jill J
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place has earned all of the high marks for being kid-friendly. The staff could not have been friendlier and more accomodating to the whole family. Your child will experience a visually stimulating Cape Cod restaurant with no screens anywhere. The nets, the colors, the signage---it's all what you would hope it to be. You will get a smile from... More 

Thank Andrew B
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71 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We got in on the early dining time and it was worth it! If you chose one of the items from the left side of the menu you could choose from a variety of items and a dessert at the end of the meal! The raspberry sorbet was wonderful! My husband and I shared the Broiled haddock, shrimp (huge) and... More 

Thank lovemydog12
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75 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

While this restaurant has been in business for decades , it's clear why a groupon was needed to bolster their business . Small plates make the portions seem bigger than actual and prices are higher than their competitors. I had fried haddock and my daughter had the lobster roll . If not for the $17 discount from groupon this would... More 

1 Thank Daskippah
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate there with 6 people one night recently. It was one of the few family friendly restaurants open after 8. Our waitress was friendly and accommodating. The food was OK, the decor typical uninspired fish house, but nothing special. The lobster roll, a Cape favorite, was quite expensive for the size, but good. A couple in our party had... More 

Thank turtlemom1
Don B, Owner at Lobster Claw, responded to this review

Great name, btw -- do you know the Teenage Mutant Ones? They are my favorite. I like Donatello the best -- but anyway. Thanks for coming in -- I'm so glad you enjoyed your food so much, and go to have so much yummy lobster. I'm happy you found us to be family friendly and inviting! Hope to see you... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for a birthday get together ... The service was impeccable as was the food. Lobster and fish incredibly fresh. While we were eating we saw the fisherman actually delivering fresh fish. One of the best places I have been too on the cape... Will be back soon!!

Thank Only4womyn
Don B, Owner at Lobster Claw, responded to this review

Thanks for eating with us! I'm glad you had a great time celebrating a birthday -- we love being part of celebrations! I'm happy you enjoyed delicious fresh food. Come back another time soon! Best, Don Berig, Owner More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our trip to the Lobster Claw far exceeded our expectations and was probably our favorite meal of the vacation. It's a fun atmosphere, bright and laid-back. The food is fresh and delicious. The servers are efficient and nice. In fact, our first visit there was so good, we came back for another dinner! We will definitely be returning (probably multiple... More 

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

Thanks for eating with us! I'm glad you enjoyed your meal and our atmosphere so much. Thanks for making us part of your Cape adventures! I also really appreciate your kind words about our staff and servers, too. Come back soon, Don Berig, Owner More 

New York City, New York
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is the perfect place to have lobster on the cape .. i don't think I ever had fresher lobster and the food overall is great .. the service is great and we had a wonderful waitress. It's a definite do not miss.....

Thank rava63
Don B, Owner at Lobster Claw, responded to this review

Thanks for eating with us! I'm happy you've found us to be your perfect place for lobster on the cape. I appreciate all your kind words about our staff and your server. Hope you come back again soon! Best, Don Berig, Owner More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant is lovely inside, colorful and the tables and chairs are cute. It has the de riguer seashore decoration: rope nets dangling from the ceiling and mini buoys on the walls, etc. There's a small bar toward the back of the dining area. We were sorely disappointed with our dishes, however. Mine was baked stuffed shrimp (one of my... More 

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

I'm very sorry to hear you were disappointed with your meal. As a restaurant, we always strive to blow you away with delicious food, and it's a shame you left let down. I appreciate your kind words about our restaurant, and I can assure you this will be looked into with my staff. Best, Don Berig, Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$16 - $24
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, 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 Cranberry Highway, Orleans, MA 02653
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Orleans
  • Phone Number: +1 508-255-1800
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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