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“A paradise for seafood lovers”
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 18 October 2017

Properly called Eatery, because it is not a restaurant, Claws provides fantastic seafood. We passed by at a time too early for lunch but had to sample and enjoyed ever sip (of soup) and every bite (of crab cake and... soup too).

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ClawsLuLu, Owner at Claws, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

That's awesome! Thank you very much! We thought "Eatery" was accurate because we LOVE it when people order a bunch of different menu items to try as much as possible... :)
Cheers!

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

Nice waterside location, but not a lot of parking. They do have outside tables with a overhead cover and some tables with umbrellas. I had the hot butter lobster roll, it's like having a whole lobster without the work. My Niece is not a fish person so she has a nice fresh salad. I would definitely return.

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Thank 491bonnie
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ClawsLuLu, Owner at Claws, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Thank you so much Bonnie! We know the parking can be challenging as we only have 11 contiguous spaces. We do have a lot of street parking available up and down Main Street, which is very helpful!! :)

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Reviewed 14 October 2017

This is takeout with 10 stars. Located on the water in Rockland. We had lobster rolls that we delicious. You can get with butter or mayo. All the food that went by us look delicious. I will go back when in Rockland.

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ClawsLuLu, Owner at Claws, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

10 stars - wow!! Thank you so much!! See you next season :)

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Reviewed 13 October 2017

I was driving around visiting sites with friends and we saw this place on the side of the road. It just had the look of good local food, and we was not wrong. Tough choice on what to order, so I started with oysters on the half shell. The oysters were fresh and delicious. Next up was steamed lobster, WOW!!! The best lobster I have ever eaten, and while I am in the northeast, I eat a lot of lobster. A friend had the cod, and she said it was delicious too. Can be long lines, but so worth the wait.

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Thank 259Nancy_
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ClawsLuLu, Owner at Claws, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Dear Nancy,
Thank you very much for your amazing review!! We just want to clarify one small thing to our TripAdvisor audience - we only serve fresh haddock, not cod. While the two fish are similar, most Mainers prefer haddock in any dish. We hope you can get back to visit us when we reopen in May 2018 and try some different menu items! Cheers!

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Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

We walked a mile to get to this place. It was packed but line moved and we only waited 30 minutes. Lobster is fantastic. Lobster roll just big chunks and no fillers. Corn was not great tasted like what us people here in Pennsylvania call cow corn. Tough. But forget the sides and eat lobster! We walked the mile back. After stuffing ourselves it was nice to walk LOLZ

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ClawsLuLu, Owner at Claws, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Thanks for the review! Pennsylvania does know a little bit more about corn than Maine does for sure! Cheers!

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