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The Yardarm Resturant

) #15 of 44 Restaurants in Orleans $$ - $$$ Italian, American,
48 S Orleans Rd, Orleans, MA 02653-2423
+1 508-255-4840
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good42%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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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 June 20, 2017 via mobile

I would have liked to eat here. I couldn't get past the rudeness of the waitstaff. I had a toddler with me who was hungry and a little bit loud about it. They were so rude to me that I decided that I would never...More

2  Thank Madmaggie42
Carol B, Owner at The Yardarm Resturant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

So sorry that you had a bad experience. We definitely cater to families with small kids & supply crayons with children's placemats to color on. Hope you will give us another chance.

Reviewed June 12, 2017

Returned here after years away and found it spruced up and a favorite of the locals. Food was excellent. My friend had calm chowder, which she highly praised - coming from her, that was quite an endorsement. Service was fast and friendly. We will definitely...More

1  Thank klcveep
Carol B, Owner at The Yardarm Resturant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

So happy you returned after so many years. Thank you for you nice review. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed June 7, 2017 via mobile

Always busy. Weeknight. Ordered beers at bar and were seated before we finished them. Fried scallop and oyster plates were good....generous portions. Cole slaw and baked potatoes were good, too. Starter: New England style Seafood chowder was thick and full of clams and fish. Good...More

Thank pennstatetraveler
Carol B, Owner at The Yardarm Resturant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! Glad you enjoyed your meals. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed May 28, 2017 via mobile

Locally very popular restaurant that changed management 2 years ago. Not quite the same but still good. Recently changed prices. Menu still the same. Known for excellent clam chowder.More

Thank capec0dtraveler
Carol B, Owner at The Yardarm Resturant, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2017

Thank you for your comments. We continue to meet customers who thank us for cleaning up the Yardarm,while keeping the menu & the feel of restaurant the same, with additional new items, i.e. Cape Trio & Chicken Fried Steak, etc. We are thrilled to continue...More

Reviewed May 24, 2017 via mobile

This place is the consummate neighborhood gathering , dining, conversational mecca. The food always comes out hot and the specials are terrific. The seafood is always fresh due to closeby and connected fishermen. The bar is a fantastic place to sit!

Thank Richard G
Carol B, Owner at The Yardarm Resturant, responded to this reviewResponded May 26, 2017

Thanks so much for your review. We have lots of fun with our customers from near & far. Lots of conversation at our pub! Hope to see you soon!

Reviewed May 17, 2017

Wife had clam chowder, I had a BLT with Onion Straws, both great, but maybe not as good as the rum cake a la mode!!! Service fast and good

Thank Nenemoosha
Carol B, Owner at The Yardarm Resturant, responded to this reviewResponded May 19, 2017

So glad you enjoyed your meals. The rum cake is made by a local young woman. It is one of the favorite desserts of our guests. Hope to see you soon!

Reviewed May 8, 2017

The staff was friendly and attentive and meals were well prepared, It was a Sunday evening. It's a small place, so I imaging during the summer months it can be very busy. Had a seafood appetizer with salad, a beer & desert. . All were...More

Thank dblackma
Carol B, Owner at The Yardarm Resturant, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2017

So glad you enjoyed your meals & visit. Our seafood is fresh everyday & our servers work very hard. We have a local following, as well as many who come every summer; so yes, we do get quite busy in the season. We continue to...More

Reviewed May 4, 2017

A visit to the Yardarm is to feel the delights of Cape Cod as the summer approaches, this busy little restaurant is run by two of the hardest working people I have met in many years, every customer is welcomed in with a sincere smile...More

1  Thank patwhite2017
Reviewed April 27, 2017 via mobile

Worst restaurant I have been to at the cape. Long story short. Had high expectations that turned for the worst when slow service, over cooked food that was not even edible. Service was notified and instantly went on the defense and were extremely rude. The...More

7  Thank Jason B
Reviewed April 27, 2017 via mobile

As soon,as we walked in the hostess seemed to have an attitude service was slow although my meal was good others in the party were not happy. Service was slow and not kid friendly. The new owners are not professional and I don't see this...More

8  Thank Michael G
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Sherry L
July 4, 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
December 26, 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
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $23
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
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, 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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