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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 - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Ashburn, Virginia
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's not a Cape Cod trip for our family without a stop at Arnold's. Be ready to wait in line though, and it's cash only. Can't beat the lobster rolls!

Thank Maggie S
Flagler Beach, Florida, United States
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204 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

we had heard about arnold's from friends who had been there 15 years ago and loved it. guess what? it's still great.. the fried belly clams and fried oysters were wonderful: fresh & cooked perfectly. the clam chowder was delicious, but i thought there was too much brandy in the lobster bisque. the highlight for me was the onion rings:... More 

Thank ritabee27
orleans ma
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Best Onion Rings, just an experience you have to have for an outer cape vacation. Don't miss the icecream bar outside, awesome

Thank cc4me
New York, New York, United States
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If only Arnold's had a water view, it would be the perfect clam shack. Route 6 is a poor substitute for either the ocean or the bay.

Thank Kevin O
Binghamton, New York
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Believe what ppl say here when they describe a line. We were here on a Monday night at 530PM and the line to order was probably 50-75 ft long. It moved steadily but, we waited for 90+ mins or so with a 7 year old. Kind of a long time for just a counter service restaurant, I think. It was... More 

1 Thank Andrea T
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had seen the line waiting outside of Arnold's the day before, and wanted to see what it was about. Tried it after seeing reviews on Trip Advisor. You enter, the menu is posted right on the wall as you enter. In case you have to wait outside, the line moves pretty fast. There is a bench that runs the... More 

Thank Andrea F
Sharpsburg, Georgia
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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Arnolds has the best hot lobster rolls on the Cape! I would give it 5 stars but feel it's really pricey.for a stand in a long line to order you food and take it to a find it yourself table.

Thank legalea
New York City, New York
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Super good lobster roll, don't miss it. The lines get long but move fairly quickly. Everything here is good. The stuffed clams, fried shrimp and clams and the unbeatable hot lobster roll. Would drive 7 hours just for the lobster roll!

Thank SparklingLuxury
Huntsville, Alabama
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ate there in July'16 with a large number of friends and relatives. Was at first intimidated by the lines leading out the door, but this was an artificial apprehension due to the strange habit of the business for the customers to order their food at the door rather than be seated and then order after reviewing the menu. Overall, much... More 

1 Thank Diamondtail
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Best fried seafood on the Cape! Clams are terrific, fresh and local. Particularly liked the fried shrimp and the scallops are also very fine. Food is cooked to order and delivered quickly. Atmosphere is fun with an ice cream stand and miniature golf attached.

Thank Marlene S

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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
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 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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