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Arnold's Restaurant

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3580 State Hwy, Eastham, MA 02642-2114
+1 508-255-2575
Fri - Mon 11:30 - 20:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We've eaten here several times. It is a hub of a business. Often a line up to get in. The food is not bad, but i'm still at a loss for the sometimes long lines and wait time to eat here. It seems to have taken on the atmosphere of a fast food joint (just my opinion) I just can't... More 

2 Thank NWSesq
Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The food was good, but the wait for very long, I would try before the dinner rush to avoid the long wait. But worth the wait for dinner

Thank JaimeKarsch
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Clean and fast. Not anything special near as we could tell, (though tbh we did not have any lobster, so maybe that's the way to get blown out of the water), just decent fast food served by friendly people in a clean spot.

Thank WesternMA
Johnstown, New York
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

For the past several years, we've been eating at Arnold's, it has always been one of our favorite places to eat. There has never been a fancy decor but, with their exceptional food we didn't care. We ordered the clam chowder it was mostly potatoes and the clams were finely chopped and scarce and not as this as the norm.... More 

1 Thank 365nikiw
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing classic fried Cape Cod classics. Stuff clams at raw bar are perfect. Ice Cream is the best deal on cape. Make sure you ask for the homemade hot fudge!!!

Thank Abby F
Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Full 2 lb lobster was delicious. Corn on the cob was very sweet. We had ice cream next door and the small serving was huge ! Mini golf was available. Great family friendly casual place.

Thank cactuswendy
Gainesville, Virginia
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Fish is very fresh. All the food is delicious. I had a fish sandwich and it was delicious. It is always crowded because the food is so good. Don't let the long lines scare you away. You order at the counter and then sit. One note-- it is cash only!

Thank CafeMama7381
Cheshire, Connecticut
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Good food. Fried seafood. Raw bar. It's not a fancy sit down joint. But, the seafood platter filled the wife and I. I'd give it a 3 1/2 stars.

Thank blueyeddevil
Albany, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We had such a great experience we ate here 2 nights in a row! we had the clam strips and lobster of course!

Thank JMarieM53
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Every time we come to the Cape, we make a point of having dinner at Arnolds. It has very good seafood and they also have a raw bar in the back behind the bar area (you order these items separately from the main ordering area). My favorite is the fried clam strips. They are fantastic. This time my husband and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$23
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3580 State Hwy, Eastham, MA 02642-2114
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Eastham
  • Phone Number: +1 508-255-2575
"Best fried clams in the world"-Food & Wine Magazine. Arnold's seafood is so fresh, any fisherman would approve. Native lobster, local raw bar, cocktails, fried and baked seafood, lobster rolls, salads, an extensive children's menu, gourmet ice cream, and mini golf. Arnold's owner is Nathan "Nick" Nickerson, a true Cape Cod native and Mayflower descendant. Nick grew up surrounded by the sea and worked on farms and with family in Cape Cod restaurants. Almost 40 ago he founded what has become the world-famous Arnold's Lobster & Clam Bar. From the start, crowds were drawn to the fresh, native seafood, generous portions, friendly service and fun Cape Cod atmosphere found at Arnold's. Pets are allowed in our outdoor area in the back.

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