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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 yesterday via mobile

We parked our car at Arnold’s to ride to bike trail, with the intent that we would eat supper, at Arnold’s, following our ride. They are amazing!!! They have clean, portable restrooms, air and vending machines for riders. Upon our return, the restaurant didn’t disappoint....More

Thank Theresa B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We live in Newport RI so not lacking in seafood choices, but the king of clam shacks takes us 4 hours RT and well worth it. Start with the onion rings, micro cut in separate rings, none stuck together and golden brown, not greasy. Clam...More

Thank Richard N
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great value.just can't ask for more good friends great food at fair prices.our first visit but not our last

Thank biaworkaholic522
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Locals love the shoulder seasons before the crowds arrive. Regardless of the line, Arnolds is worth the wait! You cant go worng with anything on the menu, everyting is fresh and well done. The attached ice cream stand has some of the best ice cream...More

Thank specze
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visit the Cape frequently and we ALWAYS go to Arnolds for dinner. Get there early and you can avoid the wait. We usually stop around 4:30 on our way back from P-town. Get Wellfleet Oysters and a Cape Cod Red. Everything here is good....More

1  Thank K5756GNcatheriner
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Get there early to get in line it’s worth the wait Cafeteria style dining Great fried food as well as baked food If you want fried clams and onion rings come here After dinner you can play miniatures golf followed by ice cream

Thank Sandra W
Reviewed 4 April 2018

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

1  Thank PekepooEmma
Reviewed 4 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 20 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

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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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