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“Crab cakes are awful”
Review of Claws

Claws
Ranked #1 of 3 Quick Bites in Rockland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$30
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, 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 2 October 2018 via mobile

I spent more than 20 dollars on an average salad and the most discussing crab cakes I have ever had in my life. The absence of crab meat is shameless . I simply had super greasy breadcrumbs patties (deep fried; swimming in oil) How can they dare to call such thing crab cakes? I wanted to ask the owner. The solution is to never comeback and let others know about such deceit. .

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Jack R
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ClawsLuLu, Owner at Claws, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

There is no deceit here, Sir. Our crab cakes are full of crab meat. We use fresh Maine rock crab, which is flaky, not lump-style like you find with Maryland crab meat. Our recipe calls for very little breadcrumbs. If you were so completely unsatisfied we would have gladly offered you something else instead, as customer service is our #1 priority. You could have "asked the owner" then instead of now and probably been much happier. Cheers!

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Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Quaint, memorable location, and nice view of the harbor. We ordered 2 jumbo lobster and they were the largest lobsters anyone there had ever seen, even the locals. The people who work there showed us how to clean the first one, which was very nice. We took the meat from the second lobster home with us. Highly recommend Claws!!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Mark H
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ClawsLuLu, Owner at Claws, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

We even took pictures of those beautiful jumbo lobsters you ordered!! Thank you for visiting! :)

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Reviewed 1 October 2018

Stopped here 2 days before the season ended. Order lazy man lobster because didn't want to get too messy. I think you may get a little more meat if you shell it yourself. Lobster was delicious. Expected lower prices in Maine as opposed to what we pay in Texas but lobster seems to be about $20-$30 here for a meal. Would get lobster roll given the choice again. Corn was steamed, coleslaw was delicious. Recommend this place for good seasonal seafood.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank MrsSED2016
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ClawsLuLu, Owner at Claws, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Thank you for the review! Hope you can revisit and try that lobster roll! :)

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Reviewed 30 September 2018

We wanted to have some sea food, so we stopped here. The lobster rolls were incredible. Not cheap at $19, but incredibly tasty with lots of lobster meat in it. Wwell worth the trip.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Thank ken j
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ClawsLuLu, Owner at Claws, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Thank you! Cheers!

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Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

We could NOT get enough lobster on our trek around Camden! Don’t bother with fancy restaurants there. Just stick with the tried and true lobster roll places like Claws and you’ll be perfectly happy! We combined our trip to Claws with a short hike to Owl’s Head lighthouse, which was wonderful.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Jane L
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ClawsLuLu, Owner at Claws, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Thanks very much!

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