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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
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11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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120 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Thank Susan E
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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East Nassau, New York
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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.

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Rochester, New York
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76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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 

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Richmond, Virginia
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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!

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Thank Edward S
Groton, Connecticut
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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.

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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.

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MD
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132 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

A short stroll from the Colony Hotel. We had a long wait (1 hour+) for one of the few tables inside (it was raining). the service is friendly and prompt. Proportions are generous and the beverage selection is wide. The lobster roll is good-- but the same as any of the other restaurants in town.

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Indianapolis, IN
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197 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Since it's reputed to be Bush's fav restaurant, it's a destination. We had dinner the last night it was open before closing for the season. My steamers were wonderful - large portion.

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Thank Bryan S
Woodbridge, Connecticut
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Mabel' is a throw back in time with outstanding food and service. The lobster Newberg is to die for.

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Thank Richard K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
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
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 21:00
Saturday
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
Description
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?