Yard House was conceived to be a restaurant with a very large selection of draft beers and an offering of a variety of American dishes. The name Yard House refers to a special, tall glass that was used to serve beer to tired stage coach drivers in 17th, 18th century England.
Today, you don't need an excuse of a "long journey" to visit one of the locations of this fine establishment. They are in fourteen states and opening in a few others. We visited the Rancho Cucamonga, California location (in the Victoria Mall) a few days ago. We started with
Calamari, Fried Chicken Strips and an Ahi Poke bowl. The calamari was cooked tender and crunchy and both dips were very tasty. The Ahi bowl is a nice variation of the Mexican "seviche" theme. For main dish we had Spicy Jambalaya, Fish and Chips, Mediterranean Seared Scallops, Turkey Burger and a kid pepperoni pizza. My Jambalaya was so tasty, that finishing the plate, I contemplated licking it clean. The scallops were plump and seared to perfection, and the Fish and Chips could have been served in a "London Times" news paper. It was very authentic. We tried several beers, among them the house ale - courtesy of Firestone Brewery, Boulevard Pale Ale and Grimbergen Double. We are planning to visit Yard House again soon, so we can sample other fine beers and try their variety of dishes and appetizers.