The Best Food To Eat at Yard House

Yard House excels at combining the best of two worlds: beer and food.

Yard House at Westgate Entertainment District

Anyone can find their next favorite meal at this restaurant full of diverse eats and American staples. Yard House also has a distinct focus on its classic rock atmosphere. It is a casual, family-friendly setting with over 80 locations across the United States.

In this list, I am discussing the best Yard House menu items. I’ll cover everything from soups and appetizers to the main course.

There are so many delicious options that it was difficult for me to narrow my selections to the ones on this list. 

Get your appetite ready! There may be things you haven’t tried before.

Whether you’re a frequent visitor of Yard House or have considered trying it for the first time, I hope you are enthusiastic about learning more about this flavorful menu.

Chicken Tortilla Soup

The Chicken Tortilla Soup at Yard House consists of a creamy white cheddar soup base, pico de gallo, avocado, cilantro, tortilla strips, and roasted pasilla.

This soup is well-loved by Yard House fans primarily for its bold flavor and comforting warmth. The soup is priced at only $6.99 a serving and 610 calories per serving. 

Yard House recommends pairing this soup with one of their taco meals and a chocolatey dessert.

This variation on chicken tortilla soup differs from authentic Mexican recipes but is a delicious take on the staple meal.

Stop by your local Yard House and try the chicken tortilla soup today. I enjoy this best on a windy or chilly day. 

BBQ Chicken Salad

The BBQ Chicken Salad at Yard House contains delicious, hearty ingredients.

Among these are chicken, mixed greens, avocado, pasilla, corn, cheese (cheddar, Monterey jack), tortilla strips, tomatoes, pinto beans, fried onions, cilantro, and a chipotle ranch dressing.

This salad acts as a full meal with its protein and filling nature. If you would prefer, you may have it as a side with another dish.

I recommend pairing this salad with their sliders or chicken wings. If you’re still hungry for more, try their mini cheesecake brûlée for dessert.

If you have gluten sensitivities, this meal is adaptable to be completely gluten-free. This salad starts at only $11.99 and has 970 calories per serving.

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

The Chicken Lettuce Wraps at Yard House consist of chicken, tofu, lettuce, green onions, a wonton cup, pickled vegetables, sweet chili, and a spicy peanut vinaigrette.

This dish is inspired by popular dishes in Asian cuisine. Don’t be afraid to customize it to your liking!

Any of the ingredients can be swapped or substituted by requesting them from your server.

Yard House recommends pairing this light meal with their BBQ chicken salad (see above) or their carne asada tacos.

I think you should try their bread pudding with creme Anglaise for dessert. This meal starts at only $12.99 and has 750 calories per serving. 

Chicken Nachos

The Chicken Nachos appetizer at Yard House is made with tortilla chips and a fully loaded plate of classic nacho toppings.

Yard House adds pinto beans, cheese (cheddar, Monterey jack), tomatoes, cilantro, onions, crushed avocado, sour cream, house pickled jalapeños, guajillo chiles, and chipotle & tomatillo pepper sauce.

This dish is best enjoyed as an appetizer for a group of 2 or more people. However, if you’re dining alone, don’t be intimidated. You can always have leftovers.

This appetizer is a great starter for the Baja fish tacos or house cheesesteak. These recommendations are provided by Yard House themselves.

These nachos start at only $13.99 and 2,630 calories per order. Make sure to bring your appetite for this one!

Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich

The Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich at Yard House consists of a spicy chicken patty, spicy sweet slaw, white cheddar cheese, and a toasted brioche bun.

Additionally, it comes with fries as a side. This sandwich is popular with regular guests of Yard House for its bold flavor and spicy profile.

The dish starts is 1,180 calories. The chocolate fudge cake is a perfect dessert option to finish off this iconic meal.

Get your favorite soft drink or a beer as well to tie everything together into delicious cohesion. There are endless drink options at Yard House just waiting for you to sample.

Spicy Jambalaya Pasta

The Spicy Jambalaya Pasta at Yard House is a crowd favorite.

You can opt to have the jambalaya served over rice rather than pasta, but I prefer the linguine.

This jambalaya includes blackened shrimp, andouille sausage, crawfish, chicken, peppers, and a cajun cream sauce.

This meal starts at only $15.49 and has 820 calories per serving. In case you haven’t figured this out yet, I love a meal with some heat, and this pasta delivers.

A wonderful appetizer I recommend to get you ready for your jambalaya is the poke nachos. A side of hot and spicy edamame might not hurt, either.

Get your fill of cajun cuisine at Yard House today and bring friends or family to enhance the experience.

Wisconsin Fried Cheese Curds

The Wisconsin Fried Cheese Curds served at Yard House are sure to be an unforgettable part of your meal.

I have a weakness for this guilty pleasure appetizer and try to order it whenever the occasion arises.

Served with honey hot sauce and horseradish aïoli, this dish does not lack flavor. If you stick to a vegetarian diet, you’re in luck. This dish and the dips they are served with are vegetarian.

These cheese curds start at only $11.49 and 1,980 per order. Make sure to bring some company to help you with this one!

It’s the perfect shareable plate to kick off a night out with friends. Yard House recommends following up your cheese curds with some of their grilled Korean beef tacos or kale and romaine salad.

Korean Ribeye

The Korean Ribeye at Yard House is an immensely flavorful take on the Asian classic.

The meal consists of sweet soy ginger marinated 20-ounce bone-in ribeye, chili garlic fries, green onions, parmesan, and crispy garlic.

When you order this dish, you can customize the temperature of your steak as well as additional side options.

The price for the Korean ribeye starts at $37.99 and has 2,000 calories per serving. This hearty meal will be sure to leave you satisfied!

Check it out today at your local Yard House location. There is no need for a special occasion for a good steak.

Blackened Ahi Sashimi

The Blackened Ahi Sashimi at Yard House brings your sushi dreams to real life for an amazing price!

Starting at $14.49 and 470 calories per serving, this meal consists of rare seared ahi, a soy vinaigrette, wasabi, house pickled vegetables, and pickled ginger.

Yard House recommends trying this flavorful dish with a taco combo and finishing off with a mini cheesecake brûlée. Personally, I couldn’t agree more.

Check out this unique and special offering at your local Yard House today. Keep in mind that this dish does contain undercooked seafood and should be enjoyed with close consideration of this fact.

Kurobuta Pork Burger

The Kurobuta Pork Burger at Yard House is a unique sandwich that includes Berkshire pork, spicy candied bacon, white American cheese, arugula, and in-house-made blueberry ketchup.

If you have sensitivities to gluten, this dish can be made entirely gluten-free. Just mention it when you order your meal.

Fries come on the side, and you can choose between traditional french fries, sweet potato fries, or parmesan truffle fries.

Get your favorite alcoholic beverage or soft drink to tie this into the perfect meal. The price for this dish starts at $13.99, and it has 1,170 calories per serving.

Korean BBQ Cheesesteak

The robust flavor profile of the Korean BBQ Cheesesteak at Yard House is unbeatable.

This popular dish has ingredients including chopped rib eye, white cheddar cheese, kimchi, gochujang, caramelized onions, green onions, roasted garlic aïoli, and a toasted hoagie roll.

Make sure to get a drink to calm down the heat on this one!

This meal will cost you $15.49 and has 1,390 calories per serving. You can opt to have french fries on the side, or you can opt to forgo them.

Yard House recommends trying this dish with their fried calamari. I second this recommendation. For dessert, consider the bread pudding with creme Anglaise. This is one of my favorites!

Fontina Vodka Penne

The Fontina Vodka Penne at Yard House is a classic pasta dish that plays up its flavor profile by having the ingredients of penne ala vodka topped with grilled fontina chicken & fried basil.

yard house fontina vodka penne
Source: Yard House

This meal does not shy away from bringing you the ultimate satisfaction in a warm and comforting presentation. 

You can choose to add a soup or salad to your meal in case you want to explore more delicious options throughout your meal.

This dish will cost you $18.99 and has 1,460 calories per serving. I like to add the hot and spicy edamame for an extra kick of spice to my meal!

  1. Chicken Tortilla Soup
  2. BBQ Chicken Salad
  3. Chicken Lettuce Wraps
  4. Chicken Nachos
  5. Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich
  6. Spicy Jambalaya Pasta
  7. Wisconsin Fried Cheese Curds
  8. Korean Ribeye
  9. Blackened Ahi Sashimi
  10. Kurobuta Pork Burger
  11. Korean BBQ Cheesesteak
  12. Fontina Vodka Penne

Final Thoughts

As you can tell from my list of the best Yard House menu items, they offer a wide variety of dishes.

While they equally focus on premier beverages and classic rock music, their food is just as impressive as the rest of their brand. If you’ve never visited them before, give it a shot. You are sure to find something you will enjoy on their extensive menu. 

Don’t be afraid to bring children along for the experience. There is a child menu that has some delicious offerings as well.

If you have visited Yard House in the past, let us know what your favorite dish was! Did you dabble in their sushi offerings? Were you amazed by their choice of burgers? I hope to hear from you soon!

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Written by Erin Elizabeth

Erin is an editor and food writer who loves traveling and trying new foods and fun cocktails. Erin has been writing and editing professionally for 5 years since graduating from Temple University, and has been on the Restaurant Clicks team for 3 years. She has a long background working in the restaurant industry, and is an avid home chef and baker. Her favorite restaurants are those with spicy food and outdoor seating so that she can bring along her dog, Miss Piggy.