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48 S Orleans Rd, Orleans, MA 02653-2423
(508) 255-4840
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Changed Hands and Adjusting

The Yard Arm has been one of our favorite Cape pubs for years. It has recently changed hands. The staff, menu and atmosphere is the same but the quality of the food has slipped a bit. It is still worth a visit and may just need time to settle into the new ownership.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 12, 2015
bluehilltraveler
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Blue Hill
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
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Buffalo, New York
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We love the lobster roll and lobster club, our favorite thing to get everytime we come! Had a great time, can't wait to visit again!

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Haverhill, Massachusetts
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

The atmosphere was great. It was cool inside despite the heat outside. We ordered and it came out quickly but Hair on plate and waitress touched food when asked for new plate. Otherwise it was great

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Boston, Massachusetts
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We go frequently to this local, no fuss restaurant with bar. Their fried oysters are AMAZING. They treat food with respect (i.e. broccoli or asparagus never cooked beyond crisp stage) and often include a slice of melon on the entree plate. Their daily specials are a true value and tasty. Their Prime Rib nights are not to be missed (M/Th).... More 

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Blue Hill
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The Yard Arm has been one of our favorite Cape pubs for years. It has recently changed hands. The staff, menu and atmosphere is the same but the quality of the food has slipped a bit. It is still worth a visit and may just need time to settle into the new ownership.

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Lancaster PA
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This is an excellent place for a relaxed lunch or dinners. The staff is friendly and attentive. They have daily specials featuring seafood as well as traditional options. Wine and beer selection is excellent and reasonable. In my opinion, it is one of the best values for dining on the Cape. We have been to this restaurant more than a... More 

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Norfolk, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

this is where the "locals go!" Had a great meal, not fancy but very well done! Would go back here in a minute! Very reasonable!

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Boylston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Yard Arm is one of our go to spots on weekends down the cape. This is a year round spot, priced right for the locals and featuring some of the freshest perfectly cooked seafood around. The atmosphere is a bit raucous, but that is part of the charm. Love the scrod baked in wine - we are never disappointed at... More 

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Orleans, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Everything about the Yardarm works -- from the staff who recognizes you to the great burgers and generous drinks. The place is the "Cheers" of the mid-Cape!

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Columbus, Ohio
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This is not fine dining but above average pub food. Service was efficient and friendly. They actually had some good wines. I had chicken piccata which at first seemed quite bland but was served with a lemon. At first I thought it was a garnish but realized the dish was lacking the lemon and squeezed it on and mixed it... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We needed a place to get a simple bite on our way to the Cape Cod beach. We didn't want anything too posh (tired of paying for $21 for a lobster roll). So, this place was perfect. True that most of the food is fried seafood (neither of which I am fond of), but the sandwich and soup I got... More 

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Additional Information about Yard Arm Restaurant

Address: 48 S Orleans Rd, Orleans, MA 02653-2423
Phone Number: (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
Average Prices: USD 8
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 48 S Orleans Rd, Orleans, MA 02653-2423
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Cod  >  Orleans
  • Phone Number: (508) 255-4840

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene
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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