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Arnold's Restaurant

3580 State Hwy, Eastham, MA 02642
(508) 255-2575
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Ranked #4 of 26 Restaurants in Eastham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Seafood, Ice Cream
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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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Ballston Spa, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Glad we got to enjoy seafood at Arnold's before they close for the season. The dinner was yummy and waitstaff were pleasant.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Arnolds is right along the bike path. Plan to stop for a bite. We call ahead for take out, it's a lot quicker. We usually get the Lobster Rolls, cole slaw and fries, then bike back to the campground to eat. They are very busy in the season, parking lot is on the corner, it can get pretty tight. Pretty... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I have been eating at Arnold's since I was a boy 20+ years now and consider it the best seafood I've ever had. We hit it at least once a vacation, sometimes twice. Everything is super fresh and cooked perfectly. The raw bar is great as well (get some oysters, stuffed clam and cold beer while u wait!). A couple... More 

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Lake Sherwood
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Lots of lobster for your money but definitely family oriented -- order at counter and pick it up. Lobster was very good!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Waiting time is usually an hour, Because of the line going out the door. It is like this continuously from June to September. The seafood is absolutely number 1. Clams so fresh they melt in your mouth , no grit ever; lobster is cooked to perfection, airy, roomy "lobster in the rough" type table seating; a table's always available. It... More 

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Los Angeles, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

When visiting the Cape, you pretty much have to have some fried seafood. Arnold's friend scallops and lobster were about as good as fried stuff gets, although a bit pricey.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

In mid October 2014, , Arnold's was only open on weekends and we happened to be in the area. It was busy but also spacious and we found a table quickly We had fried clams and a lobster roll which were very good and a good value. Sharing is no problem Arnold's offers something for everyone. . There is a... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We were there a couple of times during the Labor Day weekend. The place was packed and line was long, but the food was excellent - the lobster roll, cod sandwich and raw oysters are awesome! Will definitely be back.

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We ended up having food prepared here twice. First time we waited on line for delicious fried scallops, roasted beet salad and caesar salad.The scallops were fresh, meaty and large portions. The beet salad had multi colored beets, goat cheese, walnuts, not a typical fried seafood restaurant salad. Second time we called ahead for steamers and Fiesta salads and the... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This place was awesome! This very casual place serves the best, freshest seafood of any place we tried, including many more expensive restaurants. We had baked scallops, fried scallops, salmon, and clam chowder. All were fantastic! The atmosphere was fun too. Nothing fancy--first time we watched the sunset from a picnic table. Second time we overlooked the mini-golf and enjoyed... More 

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Additional Information about Arnold's Restaurant

Address: 3580 State Hwy, Eastham, MA 02642
Phone Number: (508) 255-2575
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Eastham
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisine: Seafood, Ice Cream

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