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Arnold's Restaurant

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3580 State Hwy, Eastham, MA 02642-2114
+1 508-255-2575
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Fri - Mon 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Cheshire, Connecticut
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Good food. Fried seafood. Raw bar. It's not a fancy sit down joint. But, the seafood platter filled the wife and I. I'd give it a 3 1/2 stars.

Thank blueyeddevil
Albany, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had such a great experience we ate here 2 nights in a row! we had the clam strips and lobster of course!

Thank JMarieM53
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Every time we come to the Cape, we make a point of having dinner at Arnolds. It has very good seafood and they also have a raw bar in the back behind the bar area (you order these items separately from the main ordering area). My favorite is the fried clam strips. They are fantastic. This time my husband and... More 

Thank wjsmks
London, Canada
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Boiled lobster at Arnold's. Its worth the trip. Price so reasonable, and the lobster is done just right. Arnold's was my main purpose for visiting Cape Cod, and I have recommended this place to a number of people.

Thank J9876
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I have been hearing Arnolds commercials on the Financial Exchange radio program (AM680) for months on end and being on the Cape my wife and I drove over from S. Yarmouth to try. Unfortunately, what the commercials did not tell me was that they only take CASH$$$. We arrived and placed our order and I handed over my visa and... More 

1 Thank bobbrownson
Dumont, New Jersey
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been coming here for decades - when it was a drive up with picnic tables, hula hoops and 50's music playing on an outdoor speaker. Food is absolutely outstanding - all prices fair for the quality and quantity. The addition of a bar was a plus. Get there early - lines form promptly at 11:30am. Ample parking - adjacent... More 

Thank LizGeo M
West Linn, Oregon
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102 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant came highly recommended, but we found the scallops to be overcooked and rubbery. The sides were great. The atmosphere a bit too casual. It is kind of serve yourself and the locals LOVE it. I did have Java Chip ice cream after dinner and it was lovely!

Thank snootifox
Capenate51, Owner at Arnold's Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Snootiefox I'm sorry your scallops were cooked too much for you. Why did you not say anything? We could have had a brand new dinner for you in 6 minutes! Next time please complain to us while you are there rather than wait til you get to your iPhone/computer to tell the world your scallops were cooked too much... More 

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9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been to Arnolds each of the 3 times we've been to the Cape in the past 4 years. I'm really not sure why I go back. Perhaps I keep trying to figure out what I'm missing. My fish sandwich was soggy and tasteless and overpriced. Oh. Couldn't help to notice that a 16 oz draft beer was $5 and a... More 

1 Thank TexasTexTraveler
Capenate51, Owner at Arnold's Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Texas Tex Just to clarify the draft beer issue, the 20 oz glass is for you to take home. When you come back to the bar when you are there or a different day, you will only pay $5.95 for a 20 oz beer as long as you bring your glass with you. What's wrong with a deal like... More 

Ashburnham, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were not in the mood for seafood so we just grabbed a quick bite to eat. We had hamburgers and fries, was good but a little pricey.

Thank ferguson02
Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I went here for lunch on a Friday in September . The lines move quickly and the food came pretty fast . We sat way out back in an open seating area . There were a few people there with well behaved dogs . The food was delicious and more than 2 people can ever eat !... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $23
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only, Takeout
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3580 State Hwy, Eastham, MA 02642-2114
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Eastham
  • Phone Number: +1 508-255-2575
"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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