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The Yardarm Resturant

48 S Orleans Rd, Orleans, MA 02653-2423
+1 508-255-4840
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good43%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“seafood chowder” (15 reviews)
“prime rib” (30 reviews)
“onion strings” (6 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 weeks ago via mobile

Took our family with a baby out for dinner. Wait staff was friendly. Loves all of the local specials. All of our meals were tasty from local sea food to roast lamb. It a do again on our next visit.

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

So happy you & your family enjoyed yourselves at The Yardarm & thank you for saying so! Hope to see you on your next visit!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Relaxed atmosphere. Food is very good and freshly made. Service was friendly and adequate. Prices are very reasonable.

Thank jln62
Carol B, Owner at The Yardarm Resturant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 30 October 2017

I'm embarrassed to say that while I have been a Summer resident of Cape Cod for 65 years, I had my first visit to the Yardarm this year. Heard an ad on the radio and when friends wanted to go dinner we decided to try....More

Thank KearsargeNL
Carol B, Owner at The Yardarm Resturant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

It has been so great to continue to meet new customers like yourself that have either come in for the first time after living on the Cape for years or they have not been in for years and came back. We are very proud of...More

Reviewed 24 October 2017

Have had dinner here any number of times over the years, but this was our first time under the current owners. The place wasn't real busy and we were seated promptly, but had to wait at least 5 minutes for the server to take our...More

Thank John Z
Carol B, Owner at The Yardarm Resturant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

I am so very sorry that you received less than stellar service during your visit to the Yardarm. Since we pride ourselves on our food, staff and service, this will be looked into. I can assure you that as one of the current owners (will...More

Reviewed 17 October 2017

Great meal, inattentive waitress. The restaurant was busy on a Saturday night, but the tables around us were served quickly while we sat for quite a while. I would have given it 5 stars otherwise.More

Thank leighboston
Carol B, Owner at The Yardarm Resturant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

I am glad to see that you enjoyed your meal and very sorry that our waitress was not attentive to your needs. We pride ourselves on good customer service, and I will be looking into this. I hope you will come back soon so that...More

Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

This is a well-run restaurant I own two restaurants in Florida the owner was working hard all the employees were helping each other not to mention the food which was excellent I was staying at the Cove Motel and they recommended this restaurant and they...More

Thank Daniel C
Carol B, Owner at The Yardarm Resturant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

It was so nice to meet you both during your visit to the Yardarm. I am so glad you enjoyed your dinner and wish you continued success with your two restaurants in Florida. I hope you will come and see us again on your next...More

Reviewed 21 September 2017

We happened to stumble in on prime rib night; I had the small cut prime rib which was tender and very tasty, just as it should be! My wife had the fish and chips; it was delicious, one of the best she has had.

Thank JerCanton_CT
Carol B, Owner at The Yardarm Resturant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

So happy you two found us, & thank you so much for taking the time to give such a nice review. We hope you come back in soon!

Reviewed 19 September 2017

We stumbled upon this place while on the road. Absolutely packed, line of people waiting. Tables were jammed together, so loud we could hardly chat. Staff was friendly and running their tails off! Food was very good, best clams we'd had in a very long...More

Carol B, Owner at The Yardarm Resturant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2017

We are so glad you happened to stumble upon us. Yes, we get quite busy because people know how good the food is, and I'm so glad you enjoyed the clams. We get very good comments about them. Thank you so much for your kind...More

Reviewed 13 September 2017

We went on prime rib night and of course my husband got the large portion. He said it was delicious. I got the seafood casserole which was also very good with lots of shrimp, scallops and sole. A favorite place for the locals.

Thank rurn0321
Carol B, Owner at The Yardarm Resturant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

So glad you both enjoyed your meals, and thank you for taking the time to give a nice review! Hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 9 September 2017

We often stop in at The Yardarm in Orleans when we are looking for a classic, reliable lobster roll, burger, or other quick lunch after returning from the beach, bicycling on the bike trail in Wellfleet, or shopping in Chatham or Harwichport. Friendly service and...More

Thank CapeCodgirl71
Carol B, Owner at The Yardarm Resturant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

So glad you enjoy our food & service. Thank you for taking the time to say so!

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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
26 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, Breakfast
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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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