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Arnold's Restaurant

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3580 State Hwy, Eastham, MA 02642-2114
+1 508-255-2575
11:30 - 20:00
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Fri - Mon 11:30 - 20:00
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Eastham, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We generally pick up if it's crowded but the food is always good. Top notch chowder. The mini golf is acceptable.

Thank Martystoes
Easthampton, Massachusetts
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Long long wait. Mediocre food. High prices for what it is. Many other options without the wait available elsewhere.

Thank ttuchin
Eastham, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Clam chowder to kill for; same for all fried seafood! Large portion sizes but prices on the high side. Worth waiting in the long line!

Thank fvgabriel
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Seafood choices were fine. Great onion rings and coleslaw. Was busy and right by main road but ideal location when visiting National Seashore

Thank RiddiSue
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10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

This is one of the best places on the cape for family dinning. Very laid back and the food is awsome. Best lobster roll on the cape. Raw bar is the best. After you are done you can play Minnie golf or get an ice cream cone. My family has been going there for over 20 years.

Thank cbizman
Guilford, Connecticut
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Went with 5 other people. Had an assortment of fried food and salads. All were good, but not great. For what it is the place is good. Fried clams were good, but I have had better. Ate there before going to Coast Guard Beach for an evening camp fire. We wanted a fast, good, reasonable priced dinner and that is... More 

Thank carlb01
Ferney-Voltaire, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Having taken to heart the many warnings on TripAdvisor about long lines, we decided to go early - around 5:00 - and found no lines at all, but this was off-season, so probably not really a good indication of how it would be in August. You order and pay in cafeteria-style line - this is probably the reason for the... More 

Thank Marshall B
Wilbraham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

I went with 6 family members to Arnold's this past summer. The best fried clams I've had.The best steamers and best fried fish and chips we had. The beer was great! I have visited Arnold's many times since the early 70's and have gone back because of the quality of the food.

Thank Timothy O
Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Low key, very busy fried sea food joint. Noisy and lots of tourists. Fried seafood is their claim to fame, but oysters and clams on the half shell are a treat.

Thank JSC717
Boston, MA, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

If you don't want the long lines, go mid-afternoon. Most of the food is fried, but quite delicious. Try the clam roll for a stomach-friendly serving of whole-belly clams... or share an order since they are huge! In fact, three people could share a fisherman's platter & have leftovers to take home. Thin but generous onion rings are a favorite,... More 

Thank Kathleen,John M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$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
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
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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