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The Yardarm Resturant

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48 S Orleans Rd, Orleans, MA 02653-2423
+1 508-255-4840
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Eastham, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Daily special board is wonderful besides the regular menu. French dip and Cape Cod Rueben to die for. Seafood and clam chowder best on Cape. Monday and Thursday night prime rib night,should not be missed.

Thank Willow M
West Orange, New Jersey
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106 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Yardarm is a local favorite place with a moderate-sized dining area and a bar. The food is what I would describe as homey (as in good and appetizing but not high-end). On this particular visit, I had home-made fish cakes and my wife the fish and chips. Both were simple dishes but quite good. The bar has a nice... More 

Thank ddaborn
Wellfleet, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our favorite Friday evening dinner spot for years. Since new ownership we have noticed consistency of the food just not there...a couple of times food was poor...but we kept going. Went in this week, around 5:00pm the restaurant was totally empty and attempted to take are usual table in the back room. The owner said no those table... More 

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

I am so sorry that you were not able to have the table we use for a party of four or five at dinner time. I am also sorry that you had considered the Yardarm your favorite Friday night dinner spot but never mentioned that you had poor food in the past (since you live local and came in all... More 

Springfield, New Jersey
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed dinner with friends on Prime Rib night and although not all members of the party ordered prime rib, those of us who did thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. Each cut of meat was prepared as requested and delicious. One woman ordered fried oysters and was delighted with the sweet, fresh oysters she was served for dinner. One member of the... More 

Thank linda d
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Yardarm remains a low-key "old Cape" oasis for casual dining. Good food at fair prices, consistent and friendly service, and reasonably priced drinks. This place is neither fancy, nor trendy-and that is what makes it so appealing to so many. The menu truly does have something for everyone and all of it is turned out fresh and promptly. It... More 

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

We are always glad to get such nice reviews, as we truly are a low-key "Old Cape" kind of place. We enjoy our local customers everyday, as well as our seasonal visitors and new-bees. As newer owners (2 years this January); we pride ourselves in keeping the same Yardarm atmosphere, while at the same time adding some new additions. We... More 

Richmond, Va
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Looking for a interesting place for lunch and we found it at the Yardarn. At first it looked like a place for the "good ole boys " to hang out and to some regards it is because the beer and the lunch food was great. Service was fast and four of us all enjoyed our lunch. After ordering a Beer,... More 

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

How happy are we that you enjoyed our food and service as do lots of people. We are excited to have new customers and hope to see you again soon! You rock! :-) More 

Provincetown, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I went for a quick dinner the other night after a day of shopping off Cape. The service was quick and friendly and the food was great! Decent prices for the food too!

Thank BaileysMom72
Carol B, Owner at The Yardarm Resturant, responded to this review

So happy to hear that you selected the Yardarm as your dinner choice. We enjoy our customers and new faces. Hope you come back in soon and thank you for the excellent review! We are also on Facebook! More 

Ossining, New York
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went with friends who have been there before. All of us had the fried whole belly clam platter. I usually try to avoid fried foods, but these were delicious and the batter was very light and not at all greasy!

Thank pho2girl30
Carol B, Owner at The Yardarm Resturant, responded to this review

So happy to hear that you enjoyed our whole belly fried clams. We are so pleased that our fried food comes out light and non greasy. Come back again soon! More 

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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We always know we can count on The Yardarm when traveling through Orleans both on and off season. We appreciate the varied menu and reasonable prices. The food is consistently good and the atmosphere is friendly and welcoming. We've never been disappointed and we have recommended this place to several people.

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

Thank you so much for such a nice review. Our kitchen staff continues to come up with new and delicious ideas for our specials (while maintaining all the favorites). We have fun everyday with our customers and hope to see you again soon! More 

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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A local recommended this spot to us and we were so glad. All homemade cooking and very homey! I had the shaved prime rib sandwich with au jus on the side and it was awesome. French fries are to die for, crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.

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

We love that our locals love us and recommend us. Very happy that you had such a wonderful meal and experience. We look forward to having you come back soon. Try our dinner as well. :) More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $23
Italian, American, Seafood, Pub, Soups, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
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
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?