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“Arnold's Excellence”

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: Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
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 June 8, 2014

We dined here recently and find that the lobsters, steamers and onion rings are consistently great. Although we ordered small lobsters we think that they gave us a larger ones. This is not an inexpensive place to dine, but the portions are generous. We were not disappointed. We have been dining here for many years.

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Reviewed June 6, 2014

Fresh and delicious lobster & very fresh Wellfleet oysters. You order at the counter and then seat yourself, so there's not much of a nice dining atmosphere. There is a bar, however, with local beer & the onion rings are worth the whole trip.

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Reviewed June 2, 2014

This may be a sit down restaurant but the orders are from a counter and then you wait to go pick up your food. No or limited table service, but they clean up after you and quickly turn over the table for new customers. You order alcohol; from a separate winow.

OK the food was great (sea food) and the prices for combos were the best value on the Cape.

The top off was the willingness for the order staff at the walk up counter to explain the choices and see to it that the dining experience matched all your wants.

Definitely would go back again

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Reviewed May 28, 2014

i had a spinach salad with grilled chicken and my wife had the oyster roll. Both were good choices but the best were the onion rings! The best onion rings anywhere are from Liam's at Nauset beach, but these are a very close second. They were thin, sweet and perfectly cooked.

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Reviewed May 28, 2014

Always a busy parking lot, but the line and the wait are definitely worth it. On everyone's "don't miss" list if you love fried seafood. Been around for years and foes not disappoint.

Thank Judith K
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