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743 Main St, U.S. Route One, Rockland, ME 04841-3427
+1 207-596-5600
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lobster roll” (230 reviews)
“clams” (243 reviews)
“twin lobsters” (27 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00 Hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
743 Main St, U.S. Route One, Rockland, ME 04841-3427
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Just happened to see this place on route 1 and pulled in just before the lunch rush. While their menus have many choices, the lobster rolls are so so good! I’m ruined for anywhere else.

Thank Judy A
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wonderful place to stop for lunch, we had whole belly fried clams, fried scallops, one of my sons had a lobster roll and clam chowder. restaurant was very clean, service was prompt and good. But best of all all the food was delicious fantastic would...More

Thank 365ralphs
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Order at the window - all types of lobster - rolls, steamed, even as a burger, scallops, steamers and everything you’d expect from a Maine roadside seafood roadhouse. My husband had a lobster roll and I a steamed lobster platter. My only complaint was the...More

Thank Pittman3
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went to here based on their reviews. We had the fried shrimp basket and the strawberry rhubarb grilled salmon. Food was good not great. After reading the great reviews, I thought it would be better. We had to go back to the counter twice...More

Thank 1travelinjunkie
Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I have been enjoying meals at Claws ever since it opened. Every meal continues to be as enjoyable and perfect as the last. All of the seafood selections taste as fresh as caught in the ocean the day you enjoy them. We...More

Thank KandyCandid
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Stopped in to try a lobster roll after seeing the good reviews. Not much to say....lobster roll was pretty standard fare. Nothing to distinguish from many other places. Lobster roll was good, but certainly not spectacular.

Thank Michael T
Reviewed 6 days ago

Yes, you can eat at their very clean, sheltered & heated table area and we did one other time...but on a rainy day we decided to take a meal home. We ordered pan seared scallops in brown butter sauce for my husband. My choice was...More

Thank Girl4ocean
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went to Maine looking for the quintissential lobster shack to have dinner in and this place was absolutely perfect. The lobster rolls were so good and overflowing with meat. We also had a lobster dinner which was equally as good. Be prepared to wait...More

Thank JSuth2000
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here based on reviews... and was extremely satisfied. Having been to Maine a few times a year and a seafood fanatic, we know what great seafood is. This place did not disappoint. For lunch, we had clam chowder— very good. Then lobster roll— the...More

Thank Claudine R
ClawsLuLu, Owner at Claws, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Okay, Claudine...You just tipped the meter for the BEST REVIEW EVER!!!!!!! Love this!!! Thank you thank you thank you!!!!!!

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must stop when coming to Rockland. Loster rolls are on the money! Warm and buttery, my favorite. Staff is always friendly and accomidating to requests. Skip the fancy restaurants around and make sure you drop by. Your taste buds will thank you!...More

Thank srodubs
ClawsLuLu, Owner at Claws, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

You are so right! Great employees are priceless!!!!!! We do thank Chad and Hollie every single day :)

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Questions & Answers
4 May 2018|
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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!
5 September 2017|
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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!
Paula C
12 September 2016|
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Response from ClawsLuLu | Property representative |
Hello! We definitely allow dogs on our deck! Our last day of the season will be Sunday, October 2nd - 11am until we run out of food! Cheers!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 743 Main St, U.S. Route One, Rockland, ME 04841-3427
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Rockland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-596-5600
  • E-mail
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.
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