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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 2 days ago 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 yesterday

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

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 2 weeks ago

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 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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!

Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Went here a couple times during our visit; good food, fun atmosphere. Great place to watch a game w locals.

Thank Molly T
Carol B, Owner at The Yardarm Resturant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

Yes we have lots of locals that love our pub & diningroom. It’s where friends meet and new friends are met! 😊

Reviewed 5 August 2018

I tried fish and chips before and never really liked it... until The Yardam! We visited the Chatham Pier and Fish Market a hew hours before and we learned at the restaurant that the fish was brought from the pier the same day! As fresh...More

Thank Evy L
Carol B, Owner at The Yardarm Resturant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

Thank you so much and so glad you liked it! Hope you have it again soon!

Reviewed 1 August 2018

I’m allergic to wheat and yeast, so I’m always scoping out the gluten-free options on menus. I thought I had remembered in reading about the history of the pub that their chowder which they refer to as a “small predicament” or a “large predicament” that...More

Thank Kindleuser
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

We read the reviews and it sounded fantastic. Our server Inger was short and rushing even though it was 2:00PM. She even skipped a person with the drink order and walked away so fast we couldn’t stop her. No she didn’t have another table that...More

Thank Jeffrey N
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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, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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