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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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Sylacauga, Alabama
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2015

My wife and I had one of the BEST meals we have ever had at Mabel's. Truly amazing. We traveled the NE for a week and it was far and away the best meal we had on the trip. If we are ever in the NE, we would surely go back and take friends.

Thank David P
United States
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2015

Cozy and bustling restaurant known to be a "Fav" of Bush 41 and family. Have never had the pleasure of meeting them but have always enjoyed every meal whether lunch or dinner. Outstanding clam chowder ( that should be served with a fork!)... Lobster rolls are perfect ..... Excellent varied entrees offered Staff friendly and accommodating. Always a go to... More 

Thank lmseifert2
Sligo, Ireland
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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2015

Its a lobster place. Order the lobster. And a Shipyard Beer (from Portland, ME) Then order the pie - home-made and delicious. Great atmosphere - feels like a family-run place where everyone enjoys working

Thank Rathcarrick
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 November 2015

Mabel's was EXACTLY what we were looking for: plain Maine. AWESOME food. Kind service. Good drinks. Did I mention the food was terrific? Of course, we had lobster rolls. And they were so fresh and perfectly dressed. We split a piece of homemade Maine blueberry pie which was fantastic. And, to top it off, we came back for dinner for... More 

Thank Michael T
Elizabeth, CO
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2015

We were told about Mabel's by friends of ours here in CO, so decided this is where we would have our splurge of lobster. We loved it! The whole experience of cracking it open, pulling out the meat, dipping it in butter.... it was great! I was surprised at the price since I know that lobster here comes fairy easily.... More 

Thank Janelle M
Taipei, Taiwan
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49 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2015 via mobile

We stopped here during our roadtrip on one of their last days of the season. We were glad we had the chance to try this place. They welcome you with some cake that you can later have with a hot cup of coffee.We order the half crab/ half lobster roll and were not disappointed. Good portion, great taste. A plus... More 

Thank jwu5
Memphis, Tennessee
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56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2015

We flew into Portland and drove down to Kennebunkport especially to eat at Mabel's. The staff treated us like we were a bother, not paying customers. The food was subpar. The lobster, our first taste of Maine lobster, was rubbery and overcooked. The prices were high for the poor quality. It's a shame, the place has such potential. With nicer... More 

Thank TCTexas
Central California
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2015

We were there on closing night, Halloween. It was a very fun and lively atmosphere. The staff was most enjoyable and we spoke with several of them. Everyone was enjoying themselves. It's one of those places where you end up talkinug with folks at the tables next to you. The interior is a bit plain but everything else made up... More 

Thank BVI_my_favorite
Harrison, Nebraska
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188 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2015

Not having great seafood where we live in Nebraska, we searched for lunch. A local woman when asked, quickly recommended Mabel's. She added it was the favorite eatery of the Bush Family. I got Fried Clams ( my quest), and my husband got Scallops. Delicious Delicious Delicious!

Thank RangerAJ
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 October 2015

My husband and I both had the fried fish which was very fresh and not at all greasy. I was surprised to find that my coleslaw contained raw onion---which I hate. Our waitress admonished me for not telling her of my aversion to raw onion---which I have never heard of adding it to coleslaw before. I exchanged my coleslaw for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, 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?