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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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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Don't pass this place by ... stopped in for lunch while car touring this area. Had clam chowder, beer (him) and red wine for me. Actually, our sweet server, he and I debated Washington state wine vs Virginia wines ... I ordered a Washington wine (Velvet Devil Merlot) and it was fabulous!! Will be finding that wine somewhere ... anyway,... More 

Thank RuBoxerMom
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Picture this, my wife and I dine at Mabel's days on end, and we mostly have lobster each time. It's Maine, and this family got it right. It's unpretentious and it delivers great food, deserts are delectable too. Now, if lobsters are so good no need to embellish them with extra stuff unless of course you want it to be... More 

Thank Daniel M
Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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130 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

I can see why this is listed as a contender for the top lobster restaurant in the US! Casual dining, friendly staff, and wide variety of seafood but we went for the lobster and weren't disappointed! You'll need reservations even on weeknights during tourist season. Know that if you come early, there is limited parking at the restaurant and no... More 

Thank Sammy P
Wichita, Kansas
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89 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2015

This was our destination for lunch as it is apparently a favorite of the Bush family when they are in town. Wonderful lunch and service. Had the Lobster Roll (my first) with a bowl of clam chowder and topped them off with the Peanut Butter Ice Cream with Hot Fudge topping. All were wonderful. Very close to the bush compound... More 

Thank hattrupmd
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72 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2015

We were looking for an old school seafood type restaurant for lunch and Mabel's was just what we were looking for. It has lots of character that fits the area. It's a perfect lunch spot. It fills up fast and it seems they have lots of regular local customers. It is not in the center of town, but a little... More 

Thank Cloverleaf3218
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2015

Great casual restaurant with a varied menu. There are lots of traditional items, like lobster thermidor, but also some great specials, like lobster mac and cheese and lobster risotto. The fried clams were done as they should be, the food was brought our promptly and it hot, right out of the kitchen. The wine list is good and there is... More 

Thank scott950
new york, ny
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253 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2015

Feels like time travel back in to the old days inside. We enjoyed that lobster rolls. The service was good and friendly. My daughter enjoyed the hot fudge Sunday.

Thank travelnut2009
Tucson, Arizona
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2015

Went for lunch based on the recommendation of the owners of the B&B we were staying at. Other folks at the B&B had tried the evening before and found an hour and half wait. We had clam chowder, lobster roll and blueberry pie. All were delicious.

Thank g p
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167 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2015

Came here for dinner. My g/f had lobster and I had haddock. Probably the best haddock I ever tasted. Little butter and some bread crumbs. Service was excellent. Highly recommend!!

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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174 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2015

Food was good but nothing special. Menu had varied selection with emphasis on seafood. Service was good. Can't say anything bad about it, just average.

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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, Kids, Local cuisine
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?