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The Yardarm Resturant

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48 South Orleans Rd, Orleans, MA 02653
+1 508-255-4840
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Canandaigua, New York
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have been coming to the Yardarm for years and it rarely disappoints. There have been some minor changes to the restaurant, no special board in the back dining area, etc. My Cape Scrod was excellent and the chowder delicious. Not as impressed with the crab cakes, but overall another good dining experience. My mother called in a gift card... More 

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Reading
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97 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have lunch here and the food was good as was the service. It is small, so probably best to book ahead.

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

So glad you came in for lunch and that you enjoyed it. We appreciate your taking the time to give nice remarks about the Yardarm! Hope to see you back soon. Dinners get really busy so it is best to come early in the summer; especially on Mon & Thurs, which is prime rib nights. More 

Thomaston, Connecticut
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been going to the Yardarm for several years now and have never been disappointed. the food is very good and the prices for the Cape are very reasonable!

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

As new owners as of January 2015, we are so happy to see your comments. Thank you so much, and we are delighted that you are still enjoy our food! More 

Thompson, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is phenomenal. We started with the soup of the day - chicken & rice. Thick broth not watery. My husband and I had the prime rib. Best we've ever had. We ordered the small and it was a good size. Done as we requested and so tender. The prices are very reasonable. We would highly recommend this restaurant.... More 

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

It was so nice to meet you David & Donna! I am so happy you enjoyed your meal and visit to the Yardarm. It was great talking with you. Enjoy the rest of your vacation and we will see you next time! More 

Orleans, Massachusetts
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125 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Yardarm is a very popular spot with good food at reasonable prices. Clam chowder is creamy, with big pieces of flavorful clams. Excellent burgers, good fries. Fish is fresh and baked potatoes are especially good. But the new owners need to bring back the fresh flowers that the prior owners always had on the tables. Fake blooms don't cut... More 

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

Thank you so much for your nice words about our food. I have met so many wonderful people so far this summer. As far as fresh flowers, we are having so much fun decorating our Gargle Fish vases with holiday and/or seasonal decorations, (i.e., flags, etc); that we have chosen to keep our white "fake blooms" to enhance our vase... More 

Burlington, Massachusetts
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78 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just ordered burgers & a beer at about 5 pm. Place was very noisy and service was slow even though the place was not mobbed. Burger was OK but fries were only lukewarm and not too soft. There are too many other places to eat that will compete with this place for us to return.

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

So glad you came into The Yardarm for your meal; but sorry that you did not experience service to your liking. Since we pride ourselves in our service and food selections (we have specials everyday); we hope you will give us another try. Hope your stay on Cape was a good one! More 

Manchester, Connecticut
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65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Yardarm last night. We have had their lobster rolls in the past. Once again they did not disappoint us. Warm roll, cold lobster with mayo. Lots and lots of lobster meat. No doubt we will go back later this week for their fish and chips, another winner.

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Thank JimB8956
Carol B, Owner at The Yardarm Resturant, responded to this review

So glad to hear that you had our lobster roll and that you enjoyed your meal and visit. Come back soon; as we look forward to serving you. More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

I haven't been to the Yardarm in years and stopped by for lunch on a recent trip through Orleans. Was pleasantly surprised. The atmosphere is as I remembered it: a true local feel. The food was better than I remembered. My companion had the flounder ruben which was really good. I had fish and chips, and the fried cod was... More 

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

So happy that you returned to The Yardarm again. As the new owners, since January 2015, we are proud of the food and staff and try to give our best each day. We are a cozy Cape restaurant with lots of fresh specials each day. Come back soon! More 

Tolland
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Packed restaurant with tough parking. Both my wife's and my dinners were sub par. I ordered the Ceasar salad with a cheese burger on top. I asked for medium and got rare. Burger tartar on a Ceasar salad, not good. Over rated food. Wait staff was very good and friendly.

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

So sorry to hear your meal was not to your liking. We take pride in our food and service, as you can see from our packed house. Hope you will try us again in the future as we would love to have you happy with your visit. More 

Westminster, Maryland
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

The hotel recommended this place. It was a good choice, although very small. Outside can be deceiving since it is connected to a gas station. Inside was small and cozy. Food selection was good from seafood to bar food. Prices were ok. Portions were "just right". Felt a little rushed since there was a line to get into the place.

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

Thank you for choosing The Yardarm. We take pride in our food selection and service. Come back again soon! Now that the season is here, we do get busy so come early to enjoy your meal. We open at 5 PM for dinner. Hope your stay on Cape was fun. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $23
Cuisine
Italian, American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children
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
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
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!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?