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Rudder's Seafood Restaurant and Brew Pub

$$ - $$$
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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Calgary, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The view from the patio is gorgeous! Unfortunatel, that was the best part of our visit. We we looking forward to sampling the local brew, but they only had one on tap. Seriously! A brewpub with only one of their brews available? How do you run out of everything? That should have been our first clue. The food was subpar... More 

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Thank pickybit
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was by far one of the best places we visited during our vacation! Going back this summer and hope it is just as good! Really good portions and awesome service!

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Thank jmg2012
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stopped in for our supper... enjoyed all of the experience... excellent staff service .. excellent food ... keep in mind this is a pub style restaurant .. over all everything was great couldn't ask for more

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Thank Shelly H
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting Yarmouth for only a short time I was very excited to try this restaurant and I looked forward to having a nice fresh seafood meal! I was however very disappointed. We started with appetizers and after the let down did not even bother ordering mains. My calamari was very bland. I literally could not taste anything unless I dipped... More 

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Thank Monique R
Cape Sable Island, Nova Scotia
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

nice place to eat and have a cold beer that they make there....in summers u can sit on the patio and see the boats in the harbor...service is good and they have good seafoods to choose from

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Thank Desperado_9
Yarmouth, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate and drank here a few times during the month of November 2016. Good selection of beers on tap, some of their own, which are excellent. After an afternoon of bicycling on the rail trail it is fun to stop in Rudder's for a beer and a plate of delicious mussels. Entrees, salads and desserts are all good. Some nights... More 

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Lockeport, Canada
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

I have been there three times with different friends and have not really enjoyed the meals except for the steak. For the price, it is not worth the stop.

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Thank Gail R
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Rudders in Yarmouth is the perfect place to meet friends and just hang out for lunch. Great food and service!

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Thank Gisele B
Halifax, Canada
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115 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

It was a Tuesday night and we were hungry. Rudder's was a good choice. Service was fast, the food was good and great brewed beer was available.I had a white wine and fresh fish dinner. My friend enjoyed the local ale and a hamburger, and we shared a dessert. Service was great.

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Thank NSfoodlover
Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

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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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, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?