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Arnold's Restaurant

3580 State Hwy Route 6, Eastham, MA 02642-2114
+1 508-255-2575
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“onion rings” (252 reviews)
“fried clams” (152 reviews)
“seafood” (211 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3580 State Hwy Route 6, Eastham, MA 02642-2114
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every time I’m in the area I like to try to stop at Arnold’s. It’s my favorite lunch spot. I usually stop for lunch if biking on the trial. It’s cash only.

Thank Jessica M
Reviewed October 25, 2018

Dont let the long lines scare you, this place puts out great sea food super fast! We stayed at atlantic oaks camp ground so we were within walking distance. The food was outstanding

Thank rwp0wis
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

What can I say. You get fresh seafood in this area. I only wish we have more choices of cooking them. Everything is steam, fried, or raw. I know this is what people come for, but it can't hurt to shake things up, right? This...More

Thank Michelli2011
Nathan N, Owner at Arnold's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2018

Hi Michelli Thank you for taking time to write a review. I’m not sure if you are aware that we offer baked seafood after 5:pm Nate

Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

Stopped here on a Saturday afternoon in fall. The line was down the ramp. It moved quick. Glad that we took cash because they don’t take any cards. Be prepared. Good was good and got. Everything served on paper plates. No waitresses. You order at...More

Thank dezire2adpt
Reviewed October 4, 2018

My wife and I choose not to mingle with young family vacationers and give them space during the summer months. It’s their time to enjoy as we did with our now grown adult children. We can go out of season but the only problem, Arnold’s...More

Thank Ed P
Reviewed October 3, 2018

This has been a fixture in the Eastham area for years and has consistently good food and lots of it. We LOVE the onion rings, but be forewarned, the order is HUGE. It will take several people to eat them. Trust me, they are worth...More

Thank halfway2007
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

This place is amazing best onion rings I’ve ever tasted in the sea food is delicious place very busy but the line moves very very quickly a great place for great food not fancy just good good food

Thank tpjbfan
Reviewed September 29, 2018

Arnold's is the place too go in Eastham. Seafood and great casual dining. Have been there twice and each meal was different. Shrimp is my favorite.

Thank fksmith39
Reviewed September 28, 2018

We haven't had these onion rings in years! Why can't anyone duplicate this taste? A HUGE serving ($7)was enjoyed along with some whole fried clams ($22). Nothing is inexpensive on Cape Cod but this was just delicious. A very clean establishment with lots of counter...More

Thank Hooked_on_travel77
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

I’m a vegetarian so sometimes it’s difficult for me to find good restaurants that have tasty options other than French fries and salad. Arnold’s has a great variety of veg options such as veggie burgers and very hearty and large salads! They also have all...More

Thank LoriAllen
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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.
July 16, 2016|
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Response from SuQue | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. I am a customer and only ate from the raw bar. Call them.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $23
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3580 State Hwy Route 6, Eastham, MA 02642-2114
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Eastham
  • Phone Number: +1 508-255-2575
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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 in our outdoor area in the back.
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