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Claws is open for the season! We specialize 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 covered deck, or outside 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. Open daily, everything at Claws is made with care and from scratch. Come see for yourself why we earned 6 first place awards in 2018, 8 first place awards in 2019 and 7 first place and 2 second place awards in 2020!
US$7 - US$60
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American, Seafood, Grill
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, Gift Cards Available, Takeout, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards, Waterfront
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Reviewed yesterday

My fish sandwich was delicious, & my husband enjoyed his lobster roll. It was a treat to get out of the car during our travels, & be able to eat outside overlooking the water.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My wife Jewel was attracted to the Lobster Roll while I, as a vegan, resigned myself to order a salad, .…But the “Bourbon Shortcake Lobster” and it’s enticing write up as a beloved family recipe, de-railed me from my diet of plant-based foods to partake...in a generous portion of Vitamin H: …Happiness! The delicious food was enhanced by several orders of magnitude with the scenic harborside location, cheerful window cashier and most attentive table side service of Becky and her husband, Linwood. They made sure our picnic table was dry after a light rain, delivered our food promptly and checked in with us and the other patrons ever so kindly. Go for the food and you’ll likely return for the memories! - JewseppeMore

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We enjoyed a delicious lunch at Claws. We had the trio salad and lobster pasta and the servings were huge. Heaps of lobster. Great service, prime location and view. We definitely recommend!

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

OMG. ALL THE LOBSTER!!!!!! It’s fantastic and the staff is super friendly! Great view of the harbor here in Richland Maine

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 3 days ago

Ordered the trio salad to go, which was supposed to be a scoop of lobster salad, crab salad, and shrimp salad over a bed of greens. No sign of any crab, no dressing (despite being asked for my choice), and much of the lettuce was...clearly rotten and moldy. Pretty disgusting.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Do not miss enjoying lunch, dinner or both at Claws 🦞🦞🦞 while driving through or staying in the Rockland area. You will not be disappointed by the friendly hospitality given by Becky, Linwood and Louann. You are greeted by the best smiles in Rockland Maine!...The lobster rolls and clam chowder are amazing and served efficiently in a clean healthy environment. Thank you Claws 🦞🦞🦞🦞More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Roadside lobster shack at its finest! Fresh, filling, inexpensive...We had wine, beer, a full lobster dinner, a salmon dinner, all for peanuts.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Claws was highly recommended to us by someone who had recently been there. But our experience was sub par. I ordered the lobster roll, which is touted as the best. The lobster itself was fine, but the roll was a soggy mess. I could not...pick it up, but had to eat it like stew, which wasn't easy with only a fork provided. Another person in our party reported the same problem. My wife ordered scallops. We have had far better ones at any number of places. The breading was not good, and fell off anyway. My wife's lobster bisque was so gelatinous, that we speculated that some artificial thickener had been used. Her onions strings were the best part of her meal. Also, we had to go back to get items that we had paid for, but that our servers had neglected to provide, such as the cup of butter for my lobster, the bisque, and coleslaw (which my wife didn't think was good either). Plus she described the tartar sauce and cocktail sauce as "just awful". We are not picky patrons, and lobster prices are sky high right now, but $70.00 (with just tap water to drink) seemed like too much to pay for this meal. All-in-all, this is another place that does well because of its convenient location, but doesn't live up to the hype. Another place that I just reviewed has a better lobster roll, along with great scenery, and BTW, their roll is $5.00 less, and good coleslaw is included.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly staff and such good food! I tried a fig jam, bacon-wrapped scallop dish that was amazing. And who can complain about the 'vacation' size wine serving?

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was looking for the perfect lobster experience and I found it here. A whole lobster, with lots of drawn butter and lemon, and a half ear of corn. Ate outside, glass of crisp white wine...perfect.

Date of visit: August 2021
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20 February 2019|
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Response from ClawsLuLu | Property representative |
You absolutely can get it any way you wish! :)
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!
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Yes, Claws offers takeaway services.

Claws is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5