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Arnold's Restaurant

3580 State Hwy, Eastham, MA 02642
(508) 255-2575
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Ranked #4 of 25 restaurants in Eastham
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Healthy
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Description: "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, gourmet ice cream, 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. 35 years 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.
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83% Recommend
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English first
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Never can go wrong with the fried seafood. Go early or late as 5 to 7 will be a good long wait. Be sure to try the "stuffies" at the raw bar.

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Eastham, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Great seafood place, very casual, family place, not for a quiet and lengthy meal,. But can't beat the lobster, steamers, and the raw bar. Lobster Rolls are great too, but you can get those other places.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We attended a private corporate evert Food and service was Off the charts amazing!!!!!! Let me restate, amazing! Location amazing Service was 5.5 star quality ! Excellent !!!!

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Farmington, Connecticut
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Arnolds has been a reliable favorite well known on the Cape for as long as I can remember. They're conveniently on Rt. 6 and easy to find. Food has always been high quality. When we visited 9/2013, we both had 'double' lobster rolls with warm butter which were such a treat. Somehow, we saved room for ice cream. They carry... More

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Bristol, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Every summer on our family vacation to the Cape we make sure to stop at Arnolds. I usually get the jumbo lobster roll and lets just say jumbo is an understatement. It is the best lobster roll I have ever had. Everything at Arnolds is always fresh and delicious. Yes the lines are usually long, but your on vacation so... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

This is a convenient seafood place where you order at a counter and sit on casual at times noisy tables. Zero atmosphere but great food. I went back three times in 2 weeks to get the lobster roll. Go early if you can so the line is shorter for ordering. At times it is very hard to park.

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Sterling, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Arnold's has the best lobster we've found on the cape in years. We also love the raw bar inside the restaurant. I didn't love their fried shrimp. Kate's has the best fried foods.

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East Amherst, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

The first thing you do at Arnold's is wait outside in a seemingly endless queue to gain entrance and place your order. Be prepared and bring patience; it's worth it. You place an order with the cashier after selecting from the huge menu. Handed a buzzer to notify you when food is ready you then search for a table in... More

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Woodbury, Connecticut, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Like anyone else,We went there because the good reviews. Maybe expect too much. I didn't get what I expect the seafood that I should got in Cape Cod.It was average, Just like another fast food that I got in lots restaurants. I will try different restaurants in Eastham next time in town.

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North Branford, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

When we visit Eastham, a meal at Arnold's is a must. Depending on the weather / our mood, we've eaten inside & outside or taken the food back to our motel. Yes, the lines are long, but that's because the food is so good! And the staff move things along amazingly quickly. A plus: the place is very near the... More

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