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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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Bogota, Colombia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016

Sea Food Fast Food? it is that possible? the answer is yes! it is possible, it is not a place for weak hearts, but deffinatly it is a grat place to stop and refill energy!

Thank Carlos M
Danbury, Connecticut
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

Best lobsters, best clams, best seafood platters ever! Look forward to visiting Arnold's every year during our family trip to Cape Cod.

Thank Monica F
Breinigsville, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

Summer after summer, the staff at Arnold's continues to provide outstanding food! I think the lobster rolls are absolutely delicious! Lines are long at peak times but move quickly. The dining area is clean and cheery. The mini golf course is a fun bonus, too!

Thank Jschmo
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

Long lines for every visit, worth the wait, delicious fried seafood. Very crowded but you can usually find a place to sit. Locals & tourists alike. Reasonable prices too.

Thank Rob F
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

Always a long line out the door, but absolutely worth the wait! You can't visit the Cape and not go to Arnold's!

Thank Carrie H
Eastham, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

Arnolds is an institution on the outer Cape, as you will see by the long lines of people waiting -- tourists and locals. It has the freshest seafood, best batter, best onion rings, chowder, etc. It also has a raw bar with a great selection of beers on tap. There are a few healthy options, and some landlubber choices (burgers/chicken).... More 

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Alstead, New Hampshire
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

Best Hot fudge sauce in the WORLD!!! Not cheep but neither is the price of the freshest seafood. I had Suzies stuffed clams and WOW award winning. I love this place. The essence of Cape Cod.

Thank Bobbie777
Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015

I had the fried clams and my wife had the lobster roll. Both were delicious. The service was good, but nothing to write home to mother about.

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Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

We went twice in 3 days for lunch, I dream Of these lobster rolls. Do yourself a favor and don't order anything else, just so much delicious lobster. Portions are huge and the price is great.

Thank Rachel B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015

We stopped here for lunch while riding our bikes on the rail trail and were shocked when we were told that the tab for our lunch for three was $88 -- cash only! Considering the counter service, paper plates, and plastic trays, We found this to be quite expensive for what we got. Fried food prevails. Lobster rolls are decent,... More 

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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, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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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