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A staple of Kennebunkport since the 1950’s, Mabel’s Lobster Claw is a classic Maine restaurant serving a variety of seafood from fried clams to steamed lobsters. Enjoy a lobster roll on the porch with an ice cold beer or grab some food to go at Mabel’s Lobster Shack, either way you can enjoy our unique dishes, your way!
PRICE RANGE
$20 - $60
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Seafood
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed today via mobile

Food is amazing! The best shack we ever went o around the area, clean and delicious! Fresh ingredients! Would totally recommend it

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Last year, the food at Mabel's was not as good as in the past, but this year, they have gotten back on the beam, and the food is very good.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was very good. So was the atmosphere and vibe. However, our waiter Jaxon, was not seen between taking the order and having someone else deliver the meal. We sat with no water or drink until the person who delivered our food. He was...very into someone named Alyson, not us. I recommend this place highly but avoid this guy at all costs. The others on the wait staff worked very hard.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this place. We go every summer for the lobster rolls. It's a small place with a small menu but it is worth it. The lobster rolls can be made with butter or mayo. Butter is the way to go! Service is good. There is...outdoor seating and they take reservations for indoor seating.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is supposedly one of George Bush’s favorite places to eat in Kennebunkport so of course we had to try it. It did not disappoint. We had a great lunch here. The fried haddock sandwich was fabulous. I also had a delicious cocktail… Mabel’s Anchor....Come hungry because the portions are hearty. Highly recommend this place while in town.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is another establishment we eat at every time we vacation in Maine. The food here is outstanding, and you get a lot of it. I have had the Lobster Savannah which is unbelievable. A 1-1/4 pound or 2 pound lobster, baked and stuffed with...shrimp, scallops, mushrooms and red pepper in a Newburg sauce, covered with provolone cheese and baked. It's an amazing dish. This trip I wanted the Newburg sauce used in the Lobster. I had the Seafood Newburg which came in a cast iron skillet, loaded with shrimp, scallops, lobster and mushrooms in a lobster sherry cream sauce and sprinkled with bread crumbs. It was unbelievably good. My wife has had their Fish and Chips, Grilled Swordfish and Fried Shrimp. All were excellent. We love the outdoor seating too as well as the waitstaff which are attentive and friendly. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We love Mabel’s! This was our third visit here, and we have enjoyed it each time! The food is delicious, and the staff is so friendly.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Looking for a lobster dinner, read the reviews and decided to give it a try. Kassidy was our server and she was amazing. Very attentive to our needs, friendly and polite. Ordered the stuffed mushrooms with lobster. They were so dang good. Five large mushrooms....We both had the 2 lb lobster and it was really good. Served with a side of rice and squash. Rather had corn on the cob or cole slaw. Place has inside and outside dining, very limited seating and very cramped but the lobster made up for the seating. Ordered desert had a slice of blueberry pie and peanut butter vanilla ice cream cake. Blueberry was delicious and PB ice cream cake a little to sweet for me but others may love it. All staff friendly and polite. Would return and recommend.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was a little out of the main square, in the quieter part of Kennebunkport, so it was busy, but not crazy crowded. The staff was super friendly, and the menu had decent selections. It was a low key fun vibe and not pretentious...at all. I would definitely go back.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had early reservations and we stopped by to see if we could make them a bit later. They were very accommodating. Food was gd…we had Caesar salads with a crab cake. Good beverages and very yummy mini blueberry muffins. Service was good. Would definitely...recommend and return in the future.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Full disclosure. Before Mabel's was sold by the family who had managed Mabel's for decades - we would literally go to Mabel's about 14 times over our 3 weeks in Maine. After it was bought by a restaurant in Kittery a few years ago -...we found the chowder, service and food quality wasn't the same. So we would try it every year and leave disappointed. But this week was different. Mabel's was Excellent. The Clam Chowder was worthy of the Mabel's Heritage. Full of tender clams. Flavorful. As it should be! Way to go! My baked stuffed lobster was Outstanding. Greatly exceeded my expectations. Fresh 1 1/4 lobster stuffed inside with wonderful scallops (I ordered it with just scallops and without the usual shrimp). The scallops were plentiful and perfectly prepared. The lobster and scallops were covered in the Chowder based stuffing. Delicious. The claws and knuckles were well prepared ... Perfectly cooked and came right out of the shell. Excellent. One of the Best Baked Stuffed Lobsters I've ever had (and I've had a lot!). Now... My wife had the fried shrimp. We wouldn't recommend those. They were rather tasteless and maybe a tad bit undercooked. Mabel's used to have the world's greatest, sweetest fried Maine shrimp - but we were told that Maine shrimp isn't allowed to be harvested anymore and these shrimp were frozen shrimp from Canada. So skip the shrimp. We finished with Blueberry Pie. Outstanding Pie worthy of the Mabel's Heritage! Also - I would say that the Hostess was very friendly and seated us promptly for our reservation. And our server Lorenzo did a very nice job. You could tell he was an experienced professional. Nice to have Mabel's Back! We will return many times on this trip!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Mabel’s because of its reputation for great lobster and chowder. The hostess at our hotel couldn’t say enough wonderful things about it. Maybe once, but not any more. The lobster wasn’t fresh (we had much fresher and tastier elsewhere) and was smaller...than what we paid for. The clam chowder was adequate, at best, while the steamer clams were a disaster. They were sandy/gritty (even after rinsing) and were tough and chewy. The attitude of our server was less than kind. She mocked my wife’s lack of understanding about “steamers”, which were new to her, and was not at all helpful when we pointed out the grittiness/texture issues. There are plenty of very good lobster/seafood places in and around Kennebunkport, but this is not one of them.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Walked there from Kennebunkport. Service was great. Got in quick with 1:30 reservations. Ordered the Shore Dinner. Steamer clams plus chowder and lobsters. Chowder was excellent. Lobster was great and easy to manage. Clams were very gritty. Only reason to score a 4 instead of...a 5. Prices certainly have changes in the 26 years since our last visit. $10 versus $74. Our waitress was super attentive and friendly. Yes I would recommend this place.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 July 2022

The lobster at Mabel's is outstanding. Ate there several times during our visit and we do not have one bad thing to say about Mabel's Lobster Claw restaurant.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 2 July 2022

While we were in Maine, our daughter recommended dinner at Mabel's with her and our two grandkids, ages 6 and 13 months. We had an early reservation to avoid the busy dinner hour and found Mabel's to be very family friendly without any issues with...busy kids. The wait staff was friendly and attentive and the meals were great!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Mabel's Lobster Claw is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5