Rustic and quaint are the words that Knuckle & Claw use to describe themself and I'd have to agree! The patio seating on Main Street is absolutely charming, as are all of the servers. We had a delicious lunch here,
and although it's a newcomer to Santa Monica; it's sure to be a hit! Chloe Dahl and Nikki Booth opened their second place here in Santa Monica about a month ago.((the first is in Silverlake). Here's a fun fact: Chloe is the granddaughter of Roald Dahl
author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! After spending summers on Martha's Vineyard, Dahl is bringing beachy goodness to the west coast. The Lobster Roll ($20) served on a Rockenwagner bun is over 1/4 pound of lobster knuckle and claw meat, flown
in daily, served with both butter and mayo and Booth's special spices! This sandwich is outstanding! New England Clam Chowder ($9) makes a hearty main dish too. It is rich and chock full of big juicy clams. For dessert we had the Whoopie Pie ($3)...dark chocolate
filled with cream. And after this lunch we did shout "Whoopie!" It was that good! Knuckle & Claw 2715 Main Street Santa Monica (310) 399-9939. Hours: Sun-Thurs 11am-10 pm, Fri. & Sat. 11am-11pm.
Recommended Dishes: Lobster Roll, Clam Chowder, Whoopie Pie.