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“Fried Claims with Tarter Sauce”

Mabel's Lobster Claw
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
Description: We are a family owned seafood restaurant opened 11:30am to 9pm!
Reviewed July 10, 2014

On a recent visit to Kennebunkport in July, my husband and I had to stop at Mabel's for a snack. We always eat here when in town. We sat outside on the patio, enjoying the ambiance of the surroundings. We were not starved so we each ordered the "starter" of fried claims with tarter sauce. The serving was large for a starter. My husband also ordered the clam chowder, which he raved about. The service was great and no complaints here.....enjoy!!!

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Thank Carol F
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Reviewed July 9, 2014

This was our first dinner in kennebunkport and unfortunately, was a huge letdown. We originally asked for outdoor seating, which they accommodated us with, but chose to sit inside instead, because they had the chairs arranged where our view was facing the wall of the restaurant. That was quite odd. So we sat inside instead and faced each other and that was better.

Our waitress was very friendly, but very forgetful with our order, we had to remind her on several occasions that she forgot something. But it was fine since she was so nice. But we couldn't overlook that some of our seafood orders were a bit overcooked and somewhat tasteless. They seemed to have forgotten to salt their fries, and entrees. Now just to let you know, we normally don't eat our meals very salty and never ever add additional salt to our food at the table. We didn't that night either, but the meal as a whole was bland and lackluster. It's a place not worth returning to, unfortunately.

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2  Thank Cactusng
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Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

We had to use their takeout because we were traveling with a dog. The chowder was outstanding! The haddock, shrimp, and chicken were all good. Great meal, great service!

Thank thehaggs
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Reviewed July 8, 2014

Wow. We had an outstanding meal at Mabel's. A former secret service friend of ours recommended it as his favorite restaurant in Kennebunkport and it did not disappoint. Our waiter was outstanding and we asked him to make recommendations. The food did not disappoint. A wonderful meal that was reasonably priced.

Thank Dana M
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Reviewed July 5, 2014

Reservations are a must as this is a small place and gets quite busy. All of us had seafood - lobster and lobster scampi and crab. All were very good. There is a full bar. Waitress was helpful on how to eat the steamed clams.

Thank BLAST491
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