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The Yardarm Resturant

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48 S Orleans Rd, Orleans, MA 02653-2423
+1 508-255-4840
11:00 - 00:00
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South Salem, New York
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240 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

To have the fish (Cod) and chips preceded by a fantastic cup of clam chowder was a wonderful experience. Yardarm is and has been a fantastic venue for many years and attracts the entire Orleans community. It is a favorite for locals as well as the summer crowd. We were there on New Years Day....still attracting the locals and my... More 

Thank Shitzky
Carol B, Owner at The Yardarm Resturant, responded to this review

So happy you enjoyed your meal and wrote such a nice review. We are very proud of our amazing cooks, and the food that they create every day. The Seafood Stew has been a favorite by many, as well as the fish & chips, etc. If we haven't already, hope to meet you soon. More 

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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Visited the Yardarm with my wife for a late lunch. The atmosphere was cordial and welcoming. Service was excellent and the food outstanding. The jalapeño peppers were large and very tasty. We both opted for the deep fried scallops which was definitely the right choice as they were delicious and the best we have experienced on the Cape. The market... More 

1 Thank HopkinsonF
Carol B, Owner at The Yardarm Resturant, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your lunch. We are very proud of our food, our staff and our atmosphere. We look to seeing you again soon! More 

Dartmouth, Canada
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

This is a friendly informal tavern style restaurant, very relaxed. The stuffed shrimp was excellent and the scallops nantucket were very fresh and light. We enjoyed our dinner here.

1 Thank Prairiecrocus577
Carol B, Owner at The Yardarm Resturant, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your dinner. You selection is one of the customer favorites. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Like us on The Yardarm Facebook. :) More 

Hartford, Connecticut
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60 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

This is our favorite go to place in the Orleans area. Always dependable, many choices, good atmosphere, reasonable pricing. Don't miss some of the standard fair that might get overlooked (fish cakes and beans; not to be missed for solid, enjoyable Cape Cod fair). But don't worry, many other choices each and every day. Very fresh sea food,

1 Thank tcandcc2016
Carol B, Owner at The Yardarm Resturant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review. We are so proud of our staff that make up the daily lunch & dinner specials, in addition to our regular menu. We look forward to having you come back soon. More 

Eastham, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Daily special board is wonderful besides the regular menu. French dip and Cape Cod Rueben to die for. Seafood and clam chowder best on Cape. Monday and Thursday night prime rib night,should not be missed.

Thank Willow M
Carol B, Owner at The Yardarm Resturant, responded to this review

So happy you like our specials and menu. We are so proud of our cooks and their ability to make such wonderful food. Thank you for your great review! More 

West Orange, New Jersey
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118 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

The Yardarm is a local favorite place with a moderate-sized dining area and a bar. The food is what I would describe as homey (as in good and appetizing but not high-end). On this particular visit, I had home-made fish cakes and my wife the fish and chips. Both were simple dishes but quite good. The bar has a nice... More 

Thank ddaborn
Carol B, Owner at The Yardarm Resturant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We enjoy receiving nice comments from people that enjoy our food and beverages. Come back again soon! More 

Wellfleet, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

This was our favorite Friday evening dinner spot for years. Since new ownership we have noticed consistency of the food just not there...a couple of times food was poor...but we kept going. Went in this week, around 5:00pm the restaurant was totally empty and attempted to take are usual table in the back room. The owner said no those table... More 

4 Thank clamalot
Carol B, Owner at The Yardarm Resturant, responded to this review

I am so sorry that you were not able to have the table we use for a party of four or five at dinner time. I am also sorry that you had considered the Yardarm your favorite Friday night dinner spot but never mentioned that you had poor food in the past (since you live local and came in all... More 

Springfield, New Jersey
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Enjoyed dinner with friends on Prime Rib night and although not all members of the party ordered prime rib, those of us who did thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. Each cut of meat was prepared as requested and delicious. One woman ordered fried oysters and was delighted with the sweet, fresh oysters she was served for dinner. One member of the... More 

Thank linda d
Carol B, Owner at The Yardarm Resturant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Our prime rib continues to be a favorite (Monday & Thursday night), as does our seafood, which comes to us fresh everyday. We are proud of our staff for continuing to provide our customers with the best menu selections, as well as our servers for making sure our customers are provided with their specific requests.... More 

Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

The Yardarm remains a low-key "old Cape" oasis for casual dining. Good food at fair prices, consistent and friendly service, and reasonably priced drinks. This place is neither fancy, nor trendy-and that is what makes it so appealing to so many. The menu truly does have something for everyone and all of it is turned out fresh and promptly. It... More 

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Carol B, Owner at The Yardarm Resturant, responded to this review

We are always glad to get such nice reviews, as we truly are a low-key "Old Cape" kind of place. We enjoy our local customers everyday, as well as our seasonal visitors and new-bees. As newer owners (2 years this January); we pride ourselves in keeping the same Yardarm atmosphere, while at the same time adding some new additions. We... More 

Richmond, Va
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63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Looking for a interesting place for lunch and we found it at the Yardarn. At first it looked like a place for the "good ole boys " to hang out and to some regards it is because the beer and the lunch food was great. Service was fast and four of us all enjoyed our lunch. After ordering a Beer,... More 

Thank Ray R
Carol B, Owner at The Yardarm Resturant, responded to this review

How happy are we that you enjoyed our food and service as do lots of people. We are excited to have new customers and hope to see you again soon! You rock! :-) More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 23
Italian, American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?