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“Delicious and fun, but a little expensive”

Arnold's Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 29 Restaurants in Eastham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $23
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Takeout
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, 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.
Reviewed October 14, 2013

I am a single parent and could be a little sensitive about food prices, but I thought that $18 for a fried scallop basket was a bit much. They were fresh and delicious, but it was stressful trying to come up with a filling meal for my daughter and I that fit my budget. The littlenecks were also fresh and delicious. It was crowded and noisy, yes, but that's part of the fun!! The picnic tables out back could have been cleaner, but overall it was great and we will be back.

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Thank S C
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

Even off season with no hour-long wait in the parking lot, Arnold's is crowded. The atmosphere is nonexistent - wall to wall people standing, waiting, shouting, edging past your table. Most of the dining is outside, covered. Tables turn quickly and are kept fairly clean, but make no mistake - this is picnic table dining among a mob of seafood seekers. So why endure the wait and the cafeteria atmosphere? Simply the best seafood in the area. Lobster is plentiful and generous. Prices way high for the jarring atmosphere, but who cares? You're in seafood heaven.

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Reviewed October 7, 2013

If you want a great laid back lunch, go to Arnolds. We stayed at Inn at the Oaks (perfect B&B) and this place was right between us and Nauset Light Beach (perfect beach). After a day at the beach, we just wanted some good seafood, but from a "shack". Nothing fancy. I got like a 2 lb lobster, corn on the cob, chowder and a huge beer. boom, perfect.

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Reviewed October 5, 2013

authentic cape cod sea food restaurant. great raw clam. only down side is crowd though. fast food/self service style. very good food

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Reviewed September 26, 2013

We enjoyed a huge Seafood Basket that more than met the hunger needs of two adults.
The food was exceptional and enjoyable.
The restaurant is a place full of patrons enjoying conversations while waiting on line to place orders and those sitting and enjoying their meals with their family and friendss.

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