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Arnold's Restaurant

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3580 State Hwy Route 6, Eastham, MA 02642-2114
+1 508-255-2575
11:30 - 20:00
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Eastham, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Arnold's is a "must have" Cape Cod Experience. The atmosphere as well as their food will transport the vacationer back to ol' Cape Cod. They have all the dishes that folks come to Cape Cod for, from Lobsters on down. The food is fresh and delicious and prepared with care. The Raw Bar alone is worth checking out. I am... More 

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Hemet, CA
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My sister lives on Cape Cod, just a few blocks from Arnold's. And we always eat there whenever we visit her. Terrific food and very personable staff. Try it !!!

Thank Bill T
Woburn, MA
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We are regulars, and have been since Arnold's opened in Eastham. If there is a line - don't keep driving - get in it! The line moves quickly - remember that families are in groups. The most you will wait for your food after ordering is 15 minutes. The fried seafood is delicious, there are also healthier broiled seafood options,... More 

Thank TravelingMom06
Ballston Spa, New York
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Arnold's has been around for many years providing good seafood for families. It is often very crowded during the season, so I suggest you go at a slightly off time to get in without a long wait. The food is good, but not great. It's a good family spot, but not for someone looking for truly tasty seafood. I would... More 

2 Thank Eileen L
Eastham, Massachusetts
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We generally pick up if it's crowded but the food is always good. Top notch chowder. The mini golf is acceptable.

Thank Martystoes
Easthampton, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Long long wait. Mediocre food. High prices for what it is. Many other options without the wait available elsewhere.

1 Thank ttuchin
Eastham, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Clam chowder to kill for; same for all fried seafood! Large portion sizes but prices on the high side. Worth waiting in the long line!

Thank fvgabriel
London, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Seafood choices were fine. Great onion rings and coleslaw. Was busy and right by main road but ideal location when visiting National Seashore

Thank RiddiSue
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

This is one of the best places on the cape for family dinning. Very laid back and the food is awsome. Best lobster roll on the cape. Raw bar is the best. After you are done you can play Minnie golf or get an ice cream cone. My family has been going there for over 20 years.

Thank cbizman
Guilford, Connecticut
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Went with 5 other people. Had an assortment of fried food and salads. All were good, but not great. For what it is the place is good. Fried clams were good, but I have had better. Ate there before going to Coast Guard Beach for an evening camp fire. We wanted a fast, good, reasonable priced dinner and that is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine
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 Route 6, 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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