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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” (230 reviews)
“fried clams” (135 reviews)
“seafood” (186 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Seafood
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
3580 State Hwy Route 6, Eastham, MA 02642-2114
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love Arnold's. It is along the bike trail. The food is always spot-on. Great salads, lobster and clam rolls, a raw bar, etc. A large sized ice cream is PINT sized. Beware.

Thank Karen W
Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

We have been coming here for forty plus yrs! Originally they had girls on roller skates racing orders to the car, when we came here when our three sons were toddlers! We now come with our sons, daughter-in-laws and grandchildren! We come out here several...More

Thank PekepooEmma
Reviewed 5 December 2017

I visit the Cape at the beginning of summer each year to visit family and sometimes at the beginning of October. I cannot imagine not going to "Arnolds" for my Whole Fried Clams and Onion Rings.....there is no where else that compares to the fresh...More

2  Thank blondandpolish
Reviewed 21 November 2017

Up until 2017, we loved this place,. the one stop we had to make. Not after this year. The fried shrimp portions were significantly smaller, onion rings lost flavor, hot lobster roll was lukewarm, twice, after we send back. Line is ridiculously long, but as...More

1  Thank chriszp11
Nathan N, Owner at Arnold's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 November 2017

I’m sorry you were disappointed. We have not changed any recipe or way we do things or the quality of what we buy or the amounts we put into an order. In other words we don’t skimp on anything it’s not the way I conduct...More

Reviewed 11 October 2017

We ordered lobster bisque (ok), casaer salad (lots of lettuce and not much else), fried clams (lots of fries, less clams), 2 sodas, and it was over $50. A total rip off and subpar quality food. Would definitely expect much more from The CapeMore

2  Thank Sara M
Nathan N, Owner at Arnold's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

So disappointing to read your critique particularly at the end of the season which will stick with me all winter long particularly when it’s not based on any facts just your humble opinion. Lobster Bisque is very expensive to make and time consuming. Even though...More

Reviewed 10 October 2017

We're local and as part of the end of the season, we hit up Arnolds since it was closing until next year. We'd probably go there more often, but OMG the lines during the summer. It was a fantastic visit. I waffled between the scallops...More

1  Thank Kathygnome
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We were just here and it was terrible... the lobster roll was over cooked, expensive and small. The onion rings had zero flavour. The crab cake had a weird flavour and a weird green sauce on it. The fried scallops were just that -fried. They...More

2  Thank zorka3500
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Good family seafood place. Lots of choice, but be sure to bring cash as we were told cards are not accepted. Fish and chips with good sized portions, but fish appeared dry coated then fried, not battered. Loved the coleslaw, particularly the cranberries!

Thank Elissa C
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Great eatery no wonder they have tons of awards! You walk in and order first then eat in or carry out. Casual dining area but nice, I'm originally from New England and must say the chowder was the best outside of Rhode Island. Onion rings...More

Thank Kim T
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Our food was delicious. The atmosphere is casual, and since there are no waitresses, it's hard to rate a five. The "menu" is chalkboards at the entrance. No credit cards are accepted. Bring cash or travelers checks or your own check. A little odd for...More

1  Thank mich-weedman
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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, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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
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"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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