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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 15 August 2017 via mobile

You cannot go wrong at the Yardarm. The seafood is fresh, and for landlubbers there are great burgers and other pub fare. The prices are consistently lower here than at other area restaurants and the food is just as good, if not better. A couple...More

Thank Sierra M
Carol B, Owner at The Yardarm Resturant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

It is so nice to see your comments! Thank you! We are a popular small restaurant/pub with a large selection of food for everyone. Our food is made fresh from scratch; fish delivered everyday. Our staff takes great pride in their service too & our...More

Reviewed 12 August 2017

It does't look like much from the outside, and inside, it's a bit better than you'd expect. The Yardarm is a local pub, with a standard menu - albeit with a fair amount of fried seafood options. Our fried clams were pretty decent (but not...More

Thank Tracy F
Carol B, Owner at The Yardarm Resturant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

We have had the best summer meeting so many customers that have been coming back to the Yardarm for generations with their family every summer. They love our food, prices & ambiance! Our food is made fresh every day by our amazing staff. And they...More

Reviewed 4 August 2017

I come for a continuing education conference most years in Eastham. When the conference lets out around lunchtime, we've tried many places but not many to our liking. We like the Yardarm. It's not particularly inexpensive as places on the Cape tend not to be,...More

Thank Loretta M
Carol B, Owner at The Yardarm Resturant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Thanks for your nice review! So happy you enjoy our lunches & coming in. Hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

We always go on Monday or Thursday for the prime rib night special. However, some of us order other items such as the fabulous whole belly clams, seafood platter and baked French onion soup. The seafood chowder is always good. Over the years, they've kept...More

Thank svragman
Carol B, Owner at The Yardarm Resturant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

So glad you continue to enjoy our Prime Rib nights, along with the seafood dishes & clam chowder! Please introduce yourself to me as I am there those nights! See you soon😊

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Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

My husband and I just wanted some clams Ordered fried clams appetizer (with belly) The best...delicious...and Non-greasy.... Also asked for a chocolate martini, waitress said she would check As she wasn't sure the bartender could make one... It also was one of the best I've...More

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Carol B, Owner at The Yardarm Resturant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2017

So happy you love them too!!

Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Always crowded during season but not bad off hours or off season can seem a bit tight with the table spacing Seafood chowder excellent, as is their fried seafood, they do know how to do it right. Great burgers Nice nightly specials They also make...More

Thank 98999Mike
Carol B, Owner at The Yardarm Resturant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

We have been exceptionally busy this summer and thank all of you for your patience. We are so happy to serve our customers as quickly as possible and turn tables as soon as we can. I am so proud of our staff who work hard...More

Reviewed 24 July 2017

We wanted a quick casual meal. However, the hostess seated us at a table for two that was placed directly in an aisle in very close proximity to large groups of other diners. We are used to tight quarters on the Cape at times, but...More

Thank LM M
Carol B, Owner at The Yardarm Resturant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

I am so sorry you were not able to get a larger table. Unfortunately, we are quite packed now during the season, and sometimes, the small tables for two are the only ones available. The tables in the back seat five, seven and only one...More

Reviewed 21 July 2017

Prime rib special on mondays and Thursday's-great portions and very tasty! I got the fried cod and it was some of the best I'd ever eaten! Would definitely return.

Thank crazywoman6956
Carol B, Owner at The Yardarm Resturant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

So happy you enjoyed your meal. We are so proud of our cooks, our servers and the meals they make & serve every day. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 21 July 2017

We only wanted a light dinner on our first night on the Cape and were recommended this by our hotel. We had clam chowder, followed by a burger and fries and it was very good.

Thank manytravels_11
Carol B, Owner at The Yardarm Resturant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2017

So glad you chose us on your vacation!

Reviewed 19 July 2017

My family has been going here for years. The bisque and chowder are THE BEST. Good specials, big menu, family-friendly, very local spot, can get crowded in the summer.

Thank m0rningsidem0m
Carol B, Owner at The Yardarm Resturant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2017

Thank you so much for your nice review! Come.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
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
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  • 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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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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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