Yard House: The Perfect Pick for Foodies and Beer Gurus

Steele Platt envisioned the creation of a restaurant in the early 1990s that would offer a large “selection of draft beers, a diverse menu of American fare, and play classic rock music on a state-of-the-art sound system.” By 1996, his vision had become a reality in what is now the always-popular Yard House.

With an award-winning menu consisting of over 130 items and a keg room housing as much as 5,000 gallons of beer, the Yard House is a perfect pick for any true foodie or beer guru.  In keeping with the extensive menu, there is also a long list of dietitian-approved menu choices that easily and deliciously fit the Healthy Dining criteria for calories, fat, and healthful ingredients. Here are a few of our favorites that we suggest you try next time you’re at Yard House: 

Seared Ahi Caesar (390 Calories, 18g Fat) Nothing says American cuisine much like a Caesar salad topped with parmesan crisps and croutons. Instead of the classic chicken though, this Caesar is topped with seared ahi for an unexpected seafood twist on the all-American favorite salad. Ask for Caesar dressing on the side and use sparingly in order to keep from adding on too much fat and sodium.  

Edamame Appetizer (Serves 2) (150 Calories, 5g Fat) Pack in some protein before your entrée arrives with light and tasty edamame sprinkled with kosher salt. It’s a great heart-healthy substitute for other protein sources that can be higher in fat and cholesterol.  

Thai Chicken Pizza (2 slices) (340 calories, 15 g fat) Spice up your night with this pizza! It’s topped with carrots, green onion, cilantro, mozzarella, macadamia nuts, and a firecracker sauce that will have your taste buds singing. Lean chicken adds flavor and protein to this pizza for a satisfying meal for lunch or dinner.