The Story

Arnold’s formerly Gertrude’s Beach Box, 1959

Arnold’s formerly Gertrude’s Beach Box, 1959

Cape Cod’s native son, Nathan “Nick” Nickerson and his famous Lower Cape seafood restaurant, Arnold’s Lobster & Clam Bar, has built a reputation for the highest quality seafood with “white glove” cleanliness. Large portions, friendly customer service and affordable prices continue to build upon Nick’s original philosophy today.

Taste and experience why Arnold’s Lobster & Clam Bar is a favorite Cape Cod destination! It is conveniently located on the Rail Trail bike path and the National Seashore Park in Eastham, MA (view map).

Happy Days and Arnold’s

Ice Cream SodaHappy Days and Arnold’s Lobster & Clam Bar was inspired almost 40 years ago by the popular television series, “Happy Days” with its malt shop, Arnold’s. Originally, Arnold’s was a drive-in clam shack — a feel good gathering and eating place. Nickerson’s version was geared toward a Cape Cod theme: a lobster and clam shack with roller skating car-hops, a malt-shop menu and a 50s theme. Arnold’s fast became known as a quality seafood shack with affordable prices and good old fashioned fun. The same philosophy holds true today. The original Arnold’s Clam Shack has grown into Arnold’s Lobster & Clam Bar, an award-winning restaurant and adventure spot from its modest beginnings in 1976.

Unplanned Expansion Sees Arnold’s Serving Ice Cream

Ice Cream KidA fire in 1993 helped Arnold’s Lobster & Clam Bar become the Cape Cod family dining and adventure destination it is today.

The Cape Cod seafood restaurant was enlarged to better accommodate their loyal seafood fans and a gourmet ice cream stand added as well. More recently Arnold’s Mini Golf was added, adding even more fun and adventure to your visit. With 18 holes, streams, waterfalls, a treasure chest and pirate ship—this mini golf course is not to be missed!

Arnold’s Lobster & Clam Bar has to be experienced: from the freshest seafood at affordable prices, to creating family memories, playing mini golf and enjoying over 30 Richardson’s Dairy flavors at the ice cream stand.

Happy Days are still here!