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743 Main St, U.S. Route One, Rockland, ME 04841-3427
+1 207-596-5600
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“lobster roll” (284 reviews)
“clams” (283 reviews)
“seafood” (93 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
743 Main St, U.S. Route One, Rockland, ME 04841-3427
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Reviewed 26 September 2018

My husband and I had lunch at Claws while in Rockland last week. There was no parking available in the lot but we were able to find street parking nearby. We shared the large lobster roll and a large order of fries. Both were delicious...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

This place is seriously good! Lobster rolls are the best around, steamed clams were perfectly cooked and delicious, and lobster bisque had great flavor and big chunks of lobster in it. We will be back!!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank jabarsema
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

Talk about authentic New England. We certainly enjoyed our meal at Claws. These folks do it right and have it down to a science. I opted for the Lazy Lobster which was outstanding along with the cole slaw and the ear of corn. Definitely a...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank osbprez
Reviewed 22 September 2018

Good lobster dinner with corn on the cob and coleslaw. Corn was still in the husk, which was different. Nothing fancy, but good food!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Michael W
Reviewed 19 September 2018

Fresh as it gets! This place is perfect... You can't ask for more. So informal yet so nice... Cute little seaside cafe that is perfect!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Debra O
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

My wife and I decided to go for lunch after reading some of the reviews that had been posted. Sure glad we went! We shared the bacon wrapped scallops, crab cakes and a Ginormous Lobster Roll! Wow, it was all delicious especially the lobster roll....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank W6088CNpeterp
Reviewed 18 September 2018

Always a line in front tells you everything. Simple roadside stand and excellent Maine lobster (and other stuff too)

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Marshall1012015
Reviewed 17 September 2018

We stopped by here to get lunch after it was recommended to us. We were a little shocked by some of the prices. In addition, the place didn't really offer any good views of the harbor/ocean, which we like when eating at a lobster shack....More

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank bclaggos
Reviewed 16 September 2018

We were tired of traditional restaurants and wanted some fresh seafood in a casual setting so decided to go to Claws. Great decision! This is an "order and find a seat" place, and the line moved quickly. Even the music being played while we waited...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Susiegpl
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

A group from The Ladona went here for dinner after getting settled on the boat. The view was amazing and the atmosphere casual and fun. And they offer Vacation sized drinks, which I definitely was up for! I had the Lobster Roll and Seafood Chowder...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank macknox
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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, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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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