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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 2014
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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Peterborough
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Wonderful lobster roll, lots of fresh lobster without too much mayo. Served with good cole slaw and tasty fries! Very enjoyable.

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Montreal
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8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We called in at Arnolds after cycling on the bike path from Nickerson State Park, it was late afternoon so we just wanted a snack. We ordered a large portion of Onion Rings which when they arrived were basically rings of fried batter with very little taste of onion, waaaaay too greasy. Other people we met raved about the lobster... More

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Candiac, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We had the good fortune of having this restaurant close by and it was a good food. We had the hot lobster roll and onion rings and they were very good.

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Budd Lake
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We ate at Arnolds on Rt. 6 in Eastham. It looks like a tourist trap but the food was top notch. The fried seafood was done well with only a thin coating that was not greasy at all. I would put their Lobster Roll up against any others on the cape. The portions were large and their chowder was very... More

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Darien, Connecticut
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20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Went this afternoon got a Whole Belly and Lobster Roll to go and both were fabulous but the Lobster was the star of the show!! Arnold's once again doesn't disappoint...Sad part?? Won't be back till next June.

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PA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Our Innkeeper at Eastham recommended this place , after we asked where to get a good lobster roll,,,,, Great choice…….Very Very Good , whole belly clams were the BOMB ,, We could stop here often,,, Do not pass this place by if you our on Rt. 6 ,,,,,,Thumbs Up !!!

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Maplecrest, New York
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5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Nice casual dining. Friendly local business pitching in to look after the community. Great food...excellent chowders, and leave room to stroll around to the local made ice cream shop. Wow, great ice cream in a good variety of flavors...make mine chocolate chip and coconut...yum!!

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Rockville, Maryland
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We ate here 5 different times during our stay. Each time we ordered something different. Lobster, clams, scallops, all fresh and cooked to order. The best onion rings on the cape! Ice cream shop right outside the front door. It's cafeteria style and cash only and sometimes there is a line out the door but well worth any wait. Consistently... More

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Massachusetts, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Amazing seafood! The onion rings are a must have as well. Play a round of mini golf while you're there too.

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Carlisle, Massachusetts
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43 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Arnold's does a great job on fried foods, from scallops to french fries to onion rings. Good tartar and cocktail sauce and cole slaw also. If you don't mind a wait, especially in the summer, it is a place to go to. Less busy off season, but it closes for several months from mid-October to mid-May and is open only... More

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