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Mabel's Lobster Claw

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124 Ocean Ave, Po Box 1956, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-6302
+1 207-967-2562
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been eating at Mabel's since 2000. It is a must when we head to Maine! You will find no better seafood then at Mabel's with generous portions. The old fashioned ambience and the hearty food and desserts make this a Maine must! The lobster roll is beyond amazing and the shrimp and scallop fried dish is heavenly! My... More 

Thank DanaLeighBerk
Olathe, Kansas
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This hole in the wall, tiny place was down the street from where we stayed. We ate there twice and loved it both times. The second time involved a wait of 30 minutes or so, worth the wait. (Our actual visit was June, 2015, but I couldn't get that far back on the pull down.)

Thank Richard R
Ballston Lake, New York
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101 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Stopped here on our way to Bar Harbor for Lunch and then again for Dinner on our return trip home. While Mabel's is out of the heart of Kennebunkport. it is well worth the walk from town. We went toward the end of the fall foliage rush. The menu has a great selection. For both Dinner and lunch i had... More 

Thank Bill S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Make sure you make a reservation in the summer time. There were lots of menu choices. We made the mistake of thinking the porch would be a fun place to be. If I dropped my napkin it could have ended up on the road. One couple waiting for a table stared at us the whole time we were eating.

Thank Susan E
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

My favorite in kennebunkport, Love the Duke, which i refer to as the "John Wayne". The food is always excellent, the service is great. We were up over the Columbus Day weekend and were seated next to President and Mrs. Barbara Bush.. We shook hands and exchanged greetings. Was so excited I could only finish half of my meal.

2 Thank Robert C
East Nassau, New York
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

My husband and I both had the Baked Lobster stuffed with shrimp. Excellent!!! Prices are reasonable, service is great, in house made pies. Reservations are needed, there is always a packed house. Be ready to pig out and over eat but it is well worth it. Just plan to hike an extra mile or two the next day.

Thank CrosCrek
Rochester, New York
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

We ate outside, very limited parking, we had no trouble in September but can just imagine in summertime. Lobster rolls are like anywhere else, we are not lovers of them. They also do good takeout business with great prices outside on left of restaurant. Have some table outside just about on the street if you like to eat outdoors. Ice... More 

Thank DstmNY
Richmond, Virginia
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Atlantic waters run around the restaurant and the lobsters never leave their environment until they are ready to be cooked. Can't get lobster any fresher!

Thank Edward S
Groton, Connecticut
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

A popular place to eat, they have a patio outside for dining too. the food is great, but the parking area is small. I heard that this restaurant is a favorite place for. a former US president and his wife.

Thank Pat H
United Kingdom
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38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

There is very limited on street parking nearby. Once inside the food is great, the beverage menu extensive and the service excellent. Scallops were wonderful and we shared a lobster which was delicious. Not many tables so book ahead.

Thank RaySmith48

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 30
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 124 Ocean Ave, Po Box 1956, Kennebunkport, ME 04046-6302
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Kennebunks  >  Kennebunkport
  • Phone Number: +1 207-967-2562
We are a family owned seafood restaurant opened 11:30am to 9pm!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?