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“Fun place”
Review of Claws

Claws
Ranked #4 of 91 Restaurants 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 4 weeks ago

Great food, fun atmosphere, nothing fancy. You have to wait a bit when it’s busy but it’s busy for a reason.....great food.

Thank Crisw350
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Reviewed 8 October 2018

We were heading to our next destination while on vacation in Maine, and it was dinnertime. We happened to drive past Claws, so we decided to stop. My husband and I split a whole lobster with sides, and it was more than enough food to fill us both up, and it was so good! They only have outside seating, and it was a little colder, but there were several heaters blowing warm air down, so that was nice. They had already put plastic up to keep out the cooler air, so the views were not as nice, but I have to believe in the warmer seasons it would be fantastic. The staff was great, and our overall experience there was a really good one.

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Thank Colleen C
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Reviewed 6 October 2018

We visited Claws a few weeks ago on our way to islesboro, ME. The place looked good and was well-reviewed, so we figured we were in for a real treat. Being from Boston, we know good seafood.

First the fried clams - They certainly looked good but were as soggy as the day is long. How can an establishment that specializes in serving Maine seafood miss the mark so badly on such a basic thing.

Then the lobster roll - The best way to describe it is flavorless. We chose the version with drawn butter. Apparently it had been sitting in the bun for a while because the bread turned into a paste and lost all integrity. The meat was overdone to boot.

We would gladly have sent it back as it was a travesty to spend $50 for what we received, however, we had a ferry to catch to the island so we had to grin and bear it.

Would never go back unless management offered some incentive for us to try it again.

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Reviewed 3 October 2018

Best scallops I've ever had!!! Ate there twice. THE BEST! Outdoor seating was neat and the view was fantastic!

Thank Daydream249157
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ClawsLuLu, Owner at Claws, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Awesome! Thank you!

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Reviewed 2 October 2018

It's an alright takeout place priced for tourists. The deck has a view of the ocean, the place is clean, and the staff is friendly. There is not anywhere near enough parking. I've gotten under cooked haddock a couple times or they would have rated better.

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1  Thank rockhound2018
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ClawsLuLu, Owner at Claws, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Thank you for the review. We actually are proud to say that locals have voted us #1 for several years in a row.
We realize parking can be tricky at times. The City of Rockland and the Maine Department of Transportation are working to create more street parking spaces, which is the only way to increase the availability. Cheers!

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