You may have never heard of this popular West Coast chain, but you’ve been here before. Yard House bears a strong resemblance to burnished caverns like The Cheesecake Factory, Hard Rock Café and other variations of the mega-chain model.
Food comes in big portions and is reasonably priced. The menu is all over the map: a little Italian, Tex-Mex, Asian fusion and comfort food. There are egg rolls and spicy tuna rolls; jambalaya and Caribbean chicken.
The best happy-hour dishes (and values) are the bar staples: half-off pizza with a nice flaky, thin crust; four sliders with a side of crispy shoestring fries.
Yard House boasts a large list of Belgian and Belgian-style beers from dry to fruity, about 24 taps are devoted to Seattle beers, though the big selling point here is a chance to sample beers you can’t get in your neighborhood pub.