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Review of Claws

Claws
Ranked #2 of 90 Restaurants in Rockland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Takeout
Description: Claws specializes in offering the highest quality fresh local seafood, prepared with vintage Maine recipes, all at reasonable prices. Enjoy panoramic views of Rockland Harbor as you dine on our beautiful deck at picnic tables with bright umbrellas. We also can pack all of our menu items for take-out. Call in your order in advance or simply order in person. Serving beer and wine and featuring several local labels. New for 2015 - now serving fried seafood! Try our amazing "Boats" filled with fried clams, scallops, haddock or shrimp along with our home made French fries and coleslaw. Lobster dinners, lobster mac 'n cheese, steamers, crab cakes, lobster bisque, Angus burgers, chicken sandwiches - everything is made with care and from scratch.
Reviewed July 19, 2014

Check this place out if your in the area or traveling up Route One in mid-coast Maine. Enjoy excellent seafood...........Lobster, Mussels etc............Have it there on their deck or take it to go....either way you'll enjoy it.

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Thank cam f
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Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

Brand new roadside restaurant Claws, located in Rockland, is worth driving to from Camden. The bright red paint and harbor-view picnic area make a thoughtfully decorated, comfortable casual setting.

My husband LOVES the lobster roll here -- it's large pieces of lobster on a buttery toasted roll, NOT mostly mayonnaise. I love the haddock sandwich -- broiled not fried, and served with garlic, great tartar sauce, and your choice of fixings.

Kids were happy to find grilled cheese and fluffernutter offered (not on the same sandwich). Claws graciously accommodated special requests from our kids, resulting in raving fans.

They have a fun selection of drinks, including beer and cider. The owners are both friendly and attentive; both times we have visited the cook somehow found time to come out and ask how we were doing.

To top it off, the bathroom is CLEAN and cute!

Thank Laura L
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Reviewed July 19, 2014

We are native Mainer's, spending some time on the coast. We noticed Claws driving by, had not seen it before - it looked very inviting (bright red with boat in front - cool deck area facing the harbor, so we stopped in. We learned that Claws has been open only 2 weeks. Now, Ive had hundreds of lobsters rolls over the years and I have NEVER had a better one than at Claws - overflowing with fresh lobster - perfectly toasted bun - SO GOOD. Try the potato salad side - excellent and a little different. The service is take out window style and very very friendly. You certainly can find a cheaper lobster roll in Maine, but you will NOT find a better one. We will be back soon - a very refreshing experience.

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Thank Mike L
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Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

Absolutely love Claws. What a great addition to Rockland - the seafood is so incredibly fresh and the menu is great. The atmosphere is fantastic, the owners did such a nice job designing the space overlooking Rockland Harbor . The service is friendly and professional and wait until you see the bathroom - I'm not kidding! Don't miss eating at Claws!

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Reviewed July 16, 2014

Even on a rainy day, the outside deck atmosphere was great! The owners/ employees were so nice and helpful. The potato salad and seafood chowder were to die for and the service was fast! I highly recommend even if you're just passing through!!

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