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"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
PRICE RANGE
$5 - $23
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
American
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only, Takeout
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Reviewed today via mobile

This was my first time in Eastham and this place was the closest to where I was staying. The line was long (now I know why) but moved along at a decent pace. Food took a bit to prepare but they have some indoor seating...More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the pleasure of dining at Arnold's since I was 6 years old. The food is always fresh, tasty, and the portions are enormous! One order of onion rings fed my 8 companions! The fried clams, scallops, and calamari are the best! It's also...More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Coming from an avid seafood lover here.. My boyfriend and I went here after hearing all the wonderful things about the restaurant. I don’t know if all these people with such praise have never eaten ACTUAL good food before or what? Our food was not...More

Date of visit: August 2020
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NathanN588, Owner at Arnold’s Lobster & Clam Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Curious if you got your food to go? We do not like sending food to go because by the time you get home it’s cold and yuk. Cold fried food is the worst. We encourage people to eat it at the restaurant that way if...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a great lunch with my mom here. Excellent waitstaff and food. Nice atmosphere with outdoor seating looking out at Route 6 and a mini golf course.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food at a long establishment that shows great pride in caring of quality. Though prices seem high, we realize this is a very short season and also know how difficult it is for a small business to remain in business with all the crazy...More

Date of visit: July 2020
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NathanN588, Owner at Arnold’s Lobster & Clam Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind and generous comments. Pricing is very difficult as you said. 10 week season not that much business at either end. Labor is through the roof and just about every product we sell cost more this year. Pricing TOO...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time being here. People are sitting far away from each other which makes you feel safe. We're so satisfied with the food. Mussels are sooooooo delicious and cheap! Oysters taste great as well.

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been going to Arnold’s for years for seafood and ice cream and they have always been the best on the cape. Now, during these times it’s most important to know that businesses are following proper protocol while still delivering ....and Arnold’s definitely surpasses all...More

Date of visit: July 2020
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NathanN588, Owner at Arnold’s Lobster & Clam Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for noticing. We take our responsibility to keep both customers and crew safe seriously

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We go to Arnold's a dozen times each summer and love the food. There's no question the quality, taste and menu variety are excellent. The customer service is also wonderful, as is the atmosphere. The only criticism and reason for the 4 stars instead of...More

Date of visit: July 2020
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NathanN588, Owner at Arnold’s Lobster & Clam Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Stephanie I’ll try to keep this as brief as possible. Just to clarify Ice cream prices have not changed a penny from last year although the cost to me has. Lobster prices at fish markets are closer to $9:00-$10.00/lb for live lobsters. Lobster meat...More

Reviewed July 7, 2020

We couldn't leave Cape Cod without a stop at Arnold's for those unbelievable fried scallops. Don't know how they do it. So sweet and delectable!

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed June 19, 2020

We stopped for lunch at Arnold's on the way home from Provincetown. Since there is takeout only right now we tailgated and shared fried clams.After enjoying lunch we went back for an ice cream cone for the road. Friendly staff. Good food. It was a...More

Date of visit: June 2020
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stfrizz
July 5, 2019|
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Response from ChristopherBayer | Reviewed this property |
They only accept cash, travelers checks, and personal checks with proper ID Sorry....no credit cards Please contact Arnolds directly for any further clarification Thank you!
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paintedpoet
September 3, 2018|
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Response from Mame010574 | Reviewed this property |
Best to call and confirm...508-255-2575. Arnold’s Lobster & Clam Bar web page states - Now open 7 days a week, 11:30-8:00pm. Open weekends only starting Sept. 9th. Close for season Columbus Day. Cash only.
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