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“Great place for beer and food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Yard House

Yard House
Ranked #86 of 1,444 Restaurants in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Yard House is an upscale-casual eatery known for great food, classic rock music and 140 taps of imported, craft and specialty ales & lagers. Whether you’re in the mood for a grilled burger and a pint of your favorite ale, or seared ahi and a chilled martini, Yard House has something for everyone. Yard House is the perfect place to unwind and take a break - meet old friends for happy hour, or make new ones, celebrate a special occasion, or gather your family for dinner.
Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great place for beer and food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014

Love the restaurant and beer selection. Great place to try all sorts of beers and their mixed drinks are also fantastic. The beer menu is extensive and nicely arranged by overall type of beer, beer name, what type of beer within that grouping, alcohol content, where brewed and price by shorty, goblet/pint or half yard. There are also a few bottles, but 99% will be draft as they have over 130 taps. You can try many local brewed beers or you can have a standard domestic well-known beer as well.
All the staff seems to know what to recommend after you describe what you like. And what is usually missing from these types of places is the quality of food, but at the Yardhouse everything I’ve ever ordered has been very good and quality stuff.
Pizzas are great! As well as most everything on the menu. Some people I know complain it is pricey but for what I got and the cool selection of beers, I felt it was a great value. If you are looking cheap, then I’m willing to bet you would not like this place at any price.
My wife and I visited Denver a couple years ago and loved that Yardhouse and were happy to hear at that time one was targeted for Raleigh. We’ve been to the Raleigh location at least 10 times all with very pleasant experiences. We even stopped by there midafternoon with several kids in tow and staff was very nice to the children. The kids enjoyed the food and we didn’t feel like we were subjecting them to a “bar”. Music can be a bit loud but don’t mind asking them to turn it down if you have kids there and it’s out of the normal busy time. Else it’s not really a place for children anyway.
I also like the outside seating when the weather is good. I like the fact you can sit at the bar for that “bar feel” or sit in a large restaurant table/booth for a restaurant feel.
You can also go to their website and find out what’s on tap at this location or search for a beer and see if they have it.
About the only thing is that I wish they carried much more NC selections of beer, but bartender told us that was set by the head folks who are not from this area, which means contracts/sells agreements with certain breweries are probably at play. Still they carried a wide selection with many from NC.
Only issue- parking. It can be tough at busy times to find parking but most of the time the empty lot beside the building has a few but its dirt. Else you are going in the parking deck.

  • Visited June 2014
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Crisfield, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Great Service & Great Beer Selection”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2014

Stopped in here for a couple times while on a weekend getaway and no disappointment. First night we came in after a bad experience at World of Beer next door, and got served immediately. We had drinks within 3 minutes of arriving from our outstanding bartender, Kara. Excellent selection of beer. The next night my wife and I stopped in for a late night snack and the food was good. We just got the firecracker wings with some sliders and they were good. They do have more on the menu, but we just wanted something quick.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Keith T
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Yard_House, Guest Relations Manager at Yard House, responded to this review, July 29, 2014
Hi Keith T - Thanks for visiting us during your weekend getaway! It's great to hear you enjoyed your food and Kara's outstanding service. We will recognize the staff, for sure! Hope to see you on your next weekend getaway.
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Denver, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Large Menu and Outstanding Beer Selections”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2014

Always a good choice with lots and lots of beers on tap. Try something new or have your old favorites. The food is good and varied in options so everyone can find something to enjoy. Easy walk from the Hyatt House and also had fine outdoor seating in nice weather.

Visited July 2014
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Thank AndyCzi
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Venice, Florida
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great brews, tasty an good quality food start to finish!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2014

Delicious food, we tried every plate on the half off happy hour menu and all were delicious . The fish tacos were perfect, the brew selection was fantastic. A few of us chose the IPA and Belgium beer flights so good and reasonable. The atmosphere was fun indoors or out and the service was great. Will definitely be back! Michelle S. and friends.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank aslal
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
“Great bar service and appetizers.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2014

We were in on a late Saturday afternoon, and stopped in to check out the great selection of local taps and craft beer. More draft beer selections than WOB next door, but the service and food is way better too. We had the sweet potato fries with the bacon maple sauce and they were absolutely tasty. I could have had another order.

About 50 beers on tap, so great place to relax - one of the nicest patio areas around.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank orreo5859
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