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The Yardarm

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American, Fish & Chips, Seafood, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Pub
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48 South Orleans Rd, Orleans, MA 02653
+1 508-255-4840
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Description: The Yardarm Restaurant is a small place with a big imprint. In the last...
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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  • 49
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  • 55
    Very good
  • 11
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  • 4
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Inconsisent Portions but Good Food, Good Prices

We went to this restaurant because we had read a recent review in the local paper. All the prices were $2 - $3 more than the review had stated - still reasonable however, but a little misleading. I had lobster Caesar Salad, excellent, however a gentleman next to me had a portion of about twice as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
JKS12
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Chatham, Massachusetts
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  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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Chatham, Massachusetts
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We went to this restaurant because we had read a recent review in the local paper. All the prices were $2 - $3 more than the review had stated - still reasonable however, but a little misleading. I had lobster Caesar Salad, excellent, however a gentleman next to me had a portion of about twice as big. Very inconsistent. My... More 

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Natick, Massachusetts
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79 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This casual sports bar has excellent food, but mediocre service. Mir has a very broad menu ranging from casual bar food to fresh seafood. The food isn't fancy or creative, but fresh and plentiful. Service was not great. We were missing a place setting, they forgot a drink, never asked if we wanted refills, brought the wrong ap and didn't... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

We almost missed it and that would have been our loss. The Yardarm is a small, unpretentious bar/restaurant with authentic local charm. Walls covered with Boston sports memorabilia and photos of Boston stadiums and The Garden. Service was friendly and attentive and with two young children that meant a lot. The food was outstanding - as good a clam chowder... More 

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PHOENIX
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We got there at 5pm to an almost packed house, had a very nice dinner and were out within an hour. I had wonderful mussels in a curry sauce. My husband had fried oysters. Drinks are reasonable. Service was quick and efficient. Ambience is "local pub", just what they claim. Dinner for 2 with a drink was $40. Very reasonable.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Stopped in on a Saturday night with the family. Was able to get a table quickly which was nice. The tempura shrimp app was good. Our meals ranged from Mac and cheese bites to the seafood casserole. All of the food was good. They didn't offer Cape Cod Red, but otherwise they had a good variety of beer selections.

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Lenox, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This is the place to go for fried whole belly clams. Ask for onion rings in place for fried potatoes. It is always crowded in summer at dinner time but the wait is worth it. Cold draft or bottled beers, wine and mixed drinks are available. Good sized parking lot. Fish and chips are also excellent here. Locals favor the... More 

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MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Nice little year round pub. Lots of great choices & variety. Food is very consistently good. No frills, comfy friendly & casual. Always plenty of excellent seafood choices. Very affordable!

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Fishkill, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I am basing the overall rating knowing what type of restaurant it was going to be. Its pub food, good portions, food ok. It was everything we thought it would be. casual.Took the family there for dinner last week. We got lucky and got a table in about 15 minutes. The place fills up quickly for dinners. Service was fine.... More 

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Gloversville, New York
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Staff was overworked due to poor staffing (according to staff). Having our order taken was a little slow. Dinner came, her eggplant parm was good, my cicken parm. was the worst I ever had. I think it was frozen, thawed, frozen thawed. Unacceptable. After waiting at least 15 min for check, I went up bar area where I saw our... More 

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Burlington, Massachusetts
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Stopped going there 5 years ago as we found places to go that we liked better. This year we decided to go back and see how they were doing under new management. Service had improved but the food itself was very similar to what they served years ago-which is not a complaint. However, it took a very long time just... More 

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Additional Information about The Yardarm

Address: 48 South Orleans Rd, Orleans, MA 02653
Phone Number: +1 508-255-4840
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Orleans
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisine: American, Fish & Chips, Seafood, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 48 South Orleans Rd, Orleans, MA 02653
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Orleans
  • Phone Number: +1 508-255-4840

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Fish & Chips, Seafood, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene

Description

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!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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