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“large beer selection, good food”
Review of Yardhouse

Yardhouse
Ranked #58 of 1,431 Restaurants in Virginia Beach
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Yard House is an upscale-casual eatery known for great food, classic rock music and 130 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.
Dayton, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
127 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“large beer selection, good food”
Reviewed December 26, 2012

I'm glad that Yard House is now in Virginia Beach. It's certainly nice to have another place to eat and drink in VA Beach. I have now been to yard house several times. The large beer selection is great, and most of the food is pretty good. As an appetizer, I had the "spicy tuna rolls". They were good, but were definitely "different". (The waiter explained to us what they were. They are different than most "spicy tuna rolls"). I think some of the food is a little over priced, and the staff can sometimes take some time to get back to your table, but overall I think yard house is pretty good. I will return in the future.

  • Visited December 2012
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Norfolk, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Hate to judge a place because of one employee...”
Reviewed December 19, 2012

So, I'm no stranger to having to work to get a bartender's attention at a busy bar. When the bartender has a ton of orders, it's expected that you need to be vocal and get his or her attention to make it known that you're ready to order. The first time we went to the Yard House it was really busy so we had to work a little to get an order in, which was fine, and we ended up getting to try a few new beers and having a pretty good time. We visited on a recent sunday for our second visit. It was after the football games and the place was not busy; a lot of empty seats at the bar. My wife and I grabbed a couple of chairs, but didn't get any drink menus for four or five minutes. Once ready to order we could not get the attention of the bartender who occupied himself with providing samples to a girl sitting by herself at the other end of the bar. Maybe he thought he might get lucky; it didn't look too promising for him though. A simple acknowledgement that he would be with us in a second would have gone a long way. Actually taking our order then going back to what he was doing would have been even better. We let the hostess know we'd be taking a table instead and ended up getting great service from our waitress and having a pretty good meal. I don't want to knock the place; it seems to have a lot going for it. I just think the bartender we encountered wasn't particularly good at his job.

  • Visited December 2012
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1 Thank M W
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Yard_House, Guest Relations Manager at Yardhouse, responded to this review, December 21, 2012
Hi M W - We are truly sorry that one of our team members failed to treat you with the utmost care and diligence. We are much better that this and we will certainly be sharing with our entire team. When time permits, please contact us at guestservices@yardhouse.com. Thank you.
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Suffolk, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
182 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“This is none other than Beer Heaven”
Reviewed December 12, 2012

Shared a dinner with friends here on Saturday evening, 12/08. Service was spot on! Excellent staff. Food was well prepared and nicely presented. We shared the Coconut Shrimp App, The Fried Calamari and Tuna Bites. All were out of this world. Next we moved on to the Entries which were; Steak and Shrimp combo, Crab & Lobster with noodles, Petite Filet and a Rib Eye Steak. All dishes were cooked perfectly especially for a very busy evening with the Army/Navy Game on the flatscreens. The beer selections are diversified and will please any palet. They are delivered to the table in pint size and half yard glasses (2 pints). To summerize, this is by far one of the better restaurants to open in VB considering there are no lack of restaurants to choose from here. Bring lots of $$$ and have a great meal and some lively fun.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Jazzdaddy
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“Typical Hampton Roads hype”
Reviewed December 8, 2012

Typical Hampton Roads eatery! As soon as a new restaurant comes to town the residents flock to it. The bottom line is that the food is way over priced, has no flavor and lacks any real culinary style. You would be better off eating at the mall...yeah the food is that bad. We will NEVER eat there again. Your best bet is to find a real restaurant that pays attention to detail. Do not waste your $$$

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Thank Cmorring
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Yard_House, Guest Relations Manager at Yardhouse, responded to this review, December 11, 2012
Hi Cmorring - Wow! We are devastated to be in receipt of your feedback. We are truly sorry that we failed you on so many levels. Please rest assured that this is not indicative of a typical visit with us. We would absolutely like a chance to redeem ourselves. Please contact us at guestservices@yardhouse.com. Kindest Regards.
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Norfolk, VA
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Surprisingly Good for a Chain”
Reviewed November 25, 2012

My hubby and I are not fans of chain restaurants but we have been to this restaurant now 3 times and each time, we have been pleased. However, we have yet to have an entree...just appetizers - which are filling in themselves and cannot make it to the entrees! If you have not been to a Yard House restaurant, this is an open atmosphere, not for quiet time on a first date but a great place to catch a game at the bar or a group gathering after work or holidays.

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank aswilkin
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