Covid-19 Policies to keep all of us safe!

            Per recommendation of the CDC & Gov. Janet Mills

*One Person per party will check in with our hostess upon arrival!  She may be helping to sanitize tables, or seating another customer, please be understanding & she will be available to seat you momentarily.  Thank you!


*We are asking that all of our patrons wear a mask when entering, exiting or moving about in the restaurant.  While seated, there is no need for your mask.


*Please remember your social distancing, stay 6 feet apart from people that are not in your party.  To help with this, please have one person in your party check in with the hostess before everyone comes in and we will take your name and the number of people in your party to determine if we have a table right away or if there will be a wait.  


*We ask that if you have travelled out of the state, in the last 14 days, that you wait to dine with us until the 14 day waiting period is over.


*If you have had a fever or any flu like symptoms in the last 72 hours, for the safety of ALL, please dine with us at another time!


*We have hand sanitizer available & will be sanitizing menus, tables, booths & chairs between customers.  This will take a little extra time, so please be patient with our staff!  We will be sanitizing throughout the restaurant on a very frequent basis. 


*Due to social distancing regulations, tables must be 6 feet apart,so our bar stools & many of our tables will not be in use, at this time.


*”Children need to remain seated with their party.”   Per Covid-19 Prevention Checklist


*This is new for all of us & we will adjust as needed.  The guidelines & situation seem to be changing all the time, so please work with us, not against us, so we can make this transition as smooth as possible.



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The Bull n' Claw Restaurant

2270 Post Rd.

Wells, Me. 04090



The Bull and Claw has served millions and millions of fantastic customers in our 48 year existence.  We do our best to make everyone's experience really great...and to be realistic, sometimes we miss but we also do our best to make it right!  Here are some of our reviews...and, as always, we want to thank you all for being so gracious and loyal!













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History of

The Bull and Claw

Our 48th Year

At the age of 18, the Kennebunk H.S. graduate not knowing whether to be a musician, an actor, or a restauranteur ... decided –  “We’ll call it the Bull n’ Bear Steakhouse ... and if the Bear part doesn’t work out we could always change it!” said Daryl Tudisco.      

The 70s philosophy – “Think smarter, work harder, give the customers more for their money!”

On June 29, 1973, the first day the restaurant opened, Daryl and a crew of 5 people along with his Mom & Dad fed over 50 hungry patrons that day! “There were 15 tables, a menu of 5 items and a brand new refrigerator bought on time payments ... and I do mean time payments. Every day I had to put $10 in quarters in a box on the back of that cooler or it would shut off!”

As the years rolled by,  expansion of the menu and building continued ...

One day in 1975, an employee suggested to Daryl that since we didn’t sell much bear meat he should consider changing the “Bear” to “Brew” or maybe “Claw” and we could sell lobsters ... what a novel idea! Steak & Lobster!

With a unique style of service, reasonable prices, and great food, soon visitors from all over New England were making The Bull n’ Claw a destination.

October 16, 1982 Daryl finally marries hishistory daryl old High Schoolhistory wife01 adversary.  The Restaurant changes colors (twice) and gets regular redecorations.

October 7,1984 -Sunday Afternoon - Tragedy Strikes! An exhaust stack catches on fire and the restaurant burns!  Undaunted, the crew takes hammer in hand and completely rebuilds in
27 Days!

As time goes on the family grows ... Three children ... a dog ... a cat ... a hamster ... another hamster ... two gerbils ... 9 goldfish ( they live in the  fountain in the summer).

In 1995 the self service concept transforms into full service which the customers appreciate even more!


Today  In the last 47 year we’ve employed over 3000+ different people and fed millions and millions and millions of happy customers.  We sincerely hope to serve you another 40?+ years while our 70's philosophy hasn’t changed ...

"Think Smarter, Work Harder & Give the Customers More for their Money" 

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1973 Trivia

Minimum wage – $1.75

Gasoline – 38¢/gal

Lobster – $1.50/lb

Avg. Household Income – $8,000-13,000

Average Car – $5,000

President Nixon Declares “I am not a crook ...” in Disney World

Disco Music is born

#1 Song – My Love by Paul McCartney & Wings

Russian Leader Brezhnev tours the US

Juan Peron returns to Argentina