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Arnold's Restaurant

3580 State Hwy Route 6, Eastham, MA 02642-2114
+1 508-255-2575
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“onion rings” (266 reviews)
“fried clams” (145 reviews)
“seafood” (190 reviews)
Closes in 23 min
11:30 - 21:00All hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
3580 State Hwy Route 6, Eastham, MA 02642-2114
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good they are known for their clams. Being from Nova Scotia I could not bring myself to pay the price they wanted for clams but friends did and enjoyed them. I had a foot long hot dog ok nothing special. The onion rings...More

1  Thank kayleighgirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whether it's a lobster roll, fried clams or baked cod... Arnold's is "the taste of Cape Cod". You can't beat their fresh oysters and clams at the raw bar. Great place to savor the taste of summer!

Thank sunandsail1039
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't let the lines or the very casual atmosphere and cafeteria type ordering get in the way of your eating here. The fried clams and onion straws were the best I've ever had and didn't need any tartar sauce or ketchup. We would go back...More

Thank Jane B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We get to he Cape every year and one of the highlights is a trip to Arnold's. I've been eating there for 30+ years and never experienced a bad meal. My husband and I usually order the fried seafood platter (without a doubt it's more...More

Thank DebWS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You will go! There will be a line! You WILL wait….because it’s worth it. Trust me. This place is right on Hwy 6, in Eastham. It is busy, absolutely any time of the day you go and there are always lines. Don’t let that deter...More

2  Thank phunigerl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On the way to Provincetown, we almost stopped at a lobster place for lunch but decided to check their reviews online before going in. It was not stellar and it's evidenced by the half full parking lot. Glad we moved on, because shortly afterwards we...More

1  Thank joritch3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for lobster rolls. I got a lobster roll and my husband got the scallops. I'm not a scallop person but these were amazing. So sweet and tender. The lobster roll was just ok. Thought it was small for the money as compared...More

Thank Loosey3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being from the south, we wanted to try the readily available lobster on Cape Cod. We stopped for lunch at Arnold's the day we were visiting attractions in the Eastham area. The lobster special was reasonably priced and quite good which completely met our expectations....More

1  Thank Burton T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the best place to stop in, either by bike or car, eat and play a game of miniature golf. Best lobster roll in town hands down!

Thank lbkeefe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Played a game of crazy golf then headed to Arnold's! Service was friendly and helpful and we ordered a lobster dinner plus another lobster then we decided to try fried clams with some of their onion rings. Grabbed a glass of wine while we waited...More

Thank pjack68
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16 July 2016|
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Response from SuQue | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. I am a customer and only ate from the raw bar. Call them.
12 April 2016|
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Response from Elaine L | Reviewed this property |
They do not open for tje season til mid May,and then only on weekends til June.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$23
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3580 State Hwy Route 6, Eastham, MA 02642-2114
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Eastham
  • Phone Number: +1 508-255-2575
  • E-mail
"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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