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“Great place to come” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Arnold's Restaurant

Arnold's Restaurant
3580 State Hwy, Eastham, MA 02642
(508) 255-2575
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Ranked #4 of 26 Restaurants in Eastham
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.
Madrid, Spain
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great place to come”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Great place to come. It's clean and the staff is very friendly and nice. It's def a place where a bunch of friends or family can come to to enjoy a nice meal. There are plenty of choices, the fried clams are great! There's tons of seating all around and a minigolf course you can go to right behind. This place is super close to the Eastham national park/beach.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Nathan N, Owner at Arnold's Restaurant, responded to this review, August 15, 2014
Thanks for the wonderful review! We're glad you're such a fan of our fried clams and think the service is on point. Hope to see you again soon!

Best,
Nate Nickerson owner
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Cape Cod, MA
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“Best. Clam-Shack. Ever.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I've been coming here for 30+ years. The food is consistently perfect. Best onion rings ever. Fresh and wonderful seafood. Have the hot lobster roll. They make it the right way with just fresh hot lobster and butter. See Courtney at the raw bar for truly local oysters and clams. This is a must do spot in Eastham.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Nathan N, Owner at Arnold's Restaurant, responded to this review, August 18, 2014
So pleased to hear from you, Ann! Glad that, after all this time, everything's been consistent for you, and that you enjoy the onion rings and seafood. Thanks for recommending our lobster roll and raw bar, too! We'll make sure Courtney sees your shout. We'll see you soon.

All the best,
Arnold's Lobster & Clam Bar
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Warwick, Rhode Island
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Worth the wait”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Arnold's is the kind of place with a really, really long line. You wait to order your food and then you wait for it to be done. There are plenty of seating areas inside, so don't worry. I had fried lobster for the first time and it was incredible. My husband had a hot lobster roll for the first time and it was incredible. This is a must for dinner!

Visited July 2014
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
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“Food temps of order uneven”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Dinner for two here and it was tasty. However, since different parts of the meals are cooked at different times, our main dishes were warm (not hot) and the onion strings were ice cold. We stood right there with the buzzer to pick up the food at the counter so it would not be sitting there, but it still didn't prevent cold food. Bonus: if you get the large beer, you get to keep the glad and refills cost $3 less.

Visited July 2014
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Poughkeepsie, New York
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“Chaotic, but you can't beat the food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Arnold's has about the freshest and best seafood in the area. Prices are great, too. Be warned, though: lots of others have discovered this treasure, so it's always mobbed. One bit of advice we got from a native was to call our order in in advance as a take-out order. You can then take it home or try your luck finding a table there. Oh, and they don't take credit cards: cash only!

Visited July 2014
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