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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!
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
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
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
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