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The Yardarm Resturant

€€ - €€€Italian, American,
48 S Orleans Rd, Orleans, MA 02653-2423
+1 508-255-4840
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“seafood chowder” (15 reviews)
“prime rib” (29 reviews)
“burger” (32 reviews)
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Italian, American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
48 S Orleans Rd, Orleans, MA 02653-2423
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very nice place for pub style food, cold beers and appetizers! Plenty of parking , get here early!

Thank Oldblue1
Carol B, Owner at The Yardarm Resturant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much & glad you enjoyed us!

Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 20 February 2018

Had an awesome dinner at Yardham. Onions strings were excellent, grilled chicken tender and perfectly cooked. Presentation was equal a fine dining restaurant. Service was top notch, not rushed or left sitting at the table waiting, just right. Owner, Carol, was present and involved greeting...More

Thank Joescyn
Carol B, Owner at The Yardarm Resturant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

Thank you so much for your excellent review! Our staff work hard every day to give good service and meals. It is always so special to get good feedback! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friday night was busy. Wait time 20 minutes. Lots of locals so you know it's good. Lovely table for two. Delicious Onion soup, clam chowder was very good. Shrimp Scampi was very good but a bit garlicy. Chefs Pasta Angelino was exquisite. The sauce was...More

Thank Brian L
Carol B, Owner at The Yardarm Resturant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

So glad you enjoyed it. Come back soon!

Reviewed 9 October 2018

We come here over and over. Delicious seafood, wonderful waitstaff, and cozy surroundings. Highly recommend their fired clams and their lamb chops!

Thank Eastham1995
Carol B, Owner at The Yardarm Resturant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Awesome! Thank you so much! We love our customers! Hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 2 October 2018

The Yardarm is one of our go to favorites for a quick workday lunch of very good food and fast service. We also enjoy an informal dinner with friends there any time of the year. During the summer season the place is packed from 5pm...More

Thank Camie F
Carol B, Owner at The Yardarm Resturant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

So glad you enjoy it & glad you wrote a nice review! Hope to have you back soon!

Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Ate here with a big group of people (8) on a busy Saturday night. They really have trouble seating parties more than 4. Did I mention they do not take reservations? But we were willing to wait and wait we did ( over an hour)....More

Thank Gemaroo
Carol B, Owner at The Yardarm Resturant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

Thank you for your review. You are correct, during our "season", we do not take reservations. However, we do take them off season, when we can accommodate reservations. We have many larges groups of 8, 12, 14, etc all the time. We also have a...More

Reviewed 5 September 2018

U have been coming to the Cape for over 40 years. In that while time, this trip was the first time we are here. Why?!?!?! I am sorry I missed this little gem all this time! The food was totally amazing and boy do they...More

Thank jholly466
Carol B, Owner at The Yardarm Resturant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Wow! We are so happy you found us! Thank you so much for your fabulous review. We are very proud of our entire staff! Come back soon. 😊

Reviewed 19 August 2018

We followed a review in Trip Advisor which said this was a great place that the locals frequent. We showed up at 5:15 and luckily there was a table for us. People were stacking up outside with their beepers waiting for their opportunity to sit!...More

Thank Joep63
Carol B, Owner at The Yardarm Resturant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Thank you so much for posting such a lovely review. We are so proud of our staff our food our service and we’re happy that you enjoyed yourself as well. We are glad that you will be back and we look forward to serving you...More

Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Food came quickly and better than expected. Spinach salad with chicken was big and delish. Fried clam plate generous and fresh with tasty batter.. Enjoyed pub atmosphere and We'll be returning

Thank Linda L
Reviewed 12 August 2018

We have been going to The Yardarm every time we visit Cape Cod for about 20 years or more now. It is one of our "must do" activities. Best fish and chips ever. This time we actually broke tradition and had the prime rib instead,...More

1  Thank Tom R
Carol B, Owner at The Yardarm Resturant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

So glad you enjoyed your change in menu. We think our cooks are terrific too! Hope to see you back soon!

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Sherry L
4 July 2017|
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Response from Carol B | Property representative |
From what I know, the Yardarm was owned by the Sullys since 1972 & we purchased it in 2015 from them.
s b
27 December 2014|
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Response from ferryspotter | Reviewed this property |
Have no idea, but our hosts in September are regulars there; I will call them
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$23
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 S Orleans Rd, Orleans, MA 02653-2423
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Orleans
  • Phone Number: +1 508-255-4840
The Yardarm Restaurant is a small place with a big imprint. In the last decades we've prided ourselves on being the go-to meeting spot for locals in Orleans. On any given day, you'll find townsfolk like fisherman, physicians and plumbers all sharing stories over drinks or watching the Patriots. The Yardarm is a place where friends meet and where new friends are made. A big reason for our popularity is our food. We have a variety of dishes in different styles, from steaks to Gumbos but there's no one else quite does fish like we do. In fact, the Yardarm is where the local fisherman go to eat. We even serve forgotten traditional favorites like Cod Cheeks. Then more come in for the friendly service. Everyone from the owners down to the wait staff has made it their utmost priority to serve you well, and you'll definitely notice the smiles on our faces and attention to detail as you slowly realize like you're dining at a friend's place. There's no where else quite like the Yardarm!
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