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Rudder's Seafood Restaurant and Brew Pub

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Bar, Seafood, Pub, Canadian, Soups
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96 Water St, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia B5A 4P9, Canada
+1 902-742-7311
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Ottawa, Canada
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The location (downtown waterfront) and the building itself are perfect. Yarmouth is a fishing community. It's an ideal spot for a truly great seafood restaurant. Sadly, Rudder's kitchen disappoints. Alarm bells went off when I saw the lengthy, ambitious menu that featured typical Roadhouse and Italian fare in addition to the seafood specialties. I am a big fan of restaurants... More 

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Yarmouth
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is very noisy if your wanting a quiet relaxing atmosphere this is not the best choice, however, staff and food are amazing!

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Thank Tucker45
Nova Scotia, Canada
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Traveled from Kentville to see Curling. If fish is the special this evening in a FISHING town then it must be good. Not so! We were seated quickly and handed a loaf of Cold doughy bread (should be at least warm), Waitress arrived promptly to take our drink orders. While ordering drinks we discussed the fish being featured this evening... More 

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Yarmouth, Canada
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Supper for five People....... When they'res someone playing and signing you can't have a conversation..... The waitress couldn't hear our orders. Debbie did a great job though , what a challenging job when they'res Live music!!! It's just frustrating to pay for a meal when you can't enjoy the company you went with !!!! musician was really good if it... More 

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Thank beachlovers85
Halifax, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ambiance, food, drinks, wait staff, location, and service were excellent. Great price for quantity and quality. Good variety of meal options. My go-to place now in Yarmouth.

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colchester
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231 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first visit was good, the scallop, lobster and prawn casserole was very tasty and a large helping, ditto the Fishermans platter. We returned days later and I tried the beer battered fish -what a disappointment. The batter was thick, stodgy and not pleasant . The fish inside didn't taste the freshest. When I spoke to the waitress she just... More 

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Nova Scotia
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74 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here while in Yarmouth on business. Great find! The restaurant specializes on seafood but has plenty of other options. It is also a brew pub. Very good selection. The brewmaster Cliff does a great job. Definitely be back.

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Dartmouth, Canada
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great variety on the menu, excellent pricing and fun location on the waterfront. Service was excellent as well. But I wish I had stuck to the seafood choices or the sausage and sauerkraut special which a friend had and truly enjoyed. The grilled vegetables on Focaccia turned out to be not grilled but rather raw vegetables that were put between... More 

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Red Deer, Canada
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My first visit on my week visit to Yarmouth was not good. The waitress was short and impatient. I didn't let that put a bad taste in my mouth from the previous waitress. Went back a few nights later and had a fabulous waitress, Deb! She is the reason why you will have repeat customers, she goes above and beyond... More 

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Centreville, Canada
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went in here on Saturday night, the 29th October. Service was good but the food was awful. My appetizer , onion rings were limp, greasy and cold. The hot lobster burger came with coleslaw and fries. The fries were lukewarm and so, unfortunately , was the coleslaw. My salad was also warm. I was not impressed with the almost invisible... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Seafood, Pub, Canadian, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Television
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 96 Water St, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia B5A 4P9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Southwest Nova Scotia  >  Yarmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 902-742-7311

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?