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Muddy Rudder Restaurant

1335 Route 1, Yarmouth, ME 04096-6970
+1 207-846-3082
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Overview
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good29%
  • Average16%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
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Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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LOCATION
1335 Route 1, Yarmouth, ME 04096-6970
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Reviewed yesterday

Have gone to the muddy rudder for lunch, dinner and happy hour. The setting is beautiful, food and drinks delicious and the service was excellent. A very pleasant dining experience. One of our favorite places

Thank Dorian L
Reviewed 1 week ago

This outing was to celebrate my father's 70th birthday and they were wonderful! Food was fantastic and the service a 10! Recommend the fried whoopie pie for dessert!More

Thank 2fun4maine
Matt W, General Manager at Muddy Rudder Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, It's stellar your time with us was so amazing and that we could help you celebrate such a special occasion.  We're happy you enjoyed our mouthwatering dishes so much and that our team took such great care of you!  We can't wait to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

It was easy to find, the service was wonderful, the food prepared so very well. It was evening, and very romantic.More

Thank Dorothy7155
Matt W, General Manager at Muddy Rudder Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the wonderful review, Dorothy! We're delighted you had such an amazing experience with us!  It's stellar you appreciated our delicious food as well as our high-caliber service.  That's what we like to see!  We look forward to hosting you again soon! Have...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Returned to the Muddy Rudder after 2 months and enjoyed it immensely. Great service and atmosphere plus great food. Salmon and swordfish were excellent. This is fine dining with live piano music . Manager was nice and helpful with our Groupon.More

Thank sadler8613
Matt W, General Manager at Muddy Rudder Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, Thanks for the excellent review!  We strive to offer top-notch service alongside our mouthwatering dishes and your praise for our team as well as our fresh and delicious food lets us know we're doing our job!  We look forward to hosting you again...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great meal here, baked trout which was very tasty, the staff were very friendly and helpful with our questions as some foods in the states have different names to the ones in the U.K but are the same. The restaurant is in...More

Thank bryancrawford54
Matt W, General Manager at Muddy Rudder Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the wonderful review, Bryan! We're so glad to hear that our staff was very helpful and you enjoyed our delicious food! That's certainly what we like to hear! We hope to welcome you back again for another fantastic meal. Have a great day.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had a really nice dinner at the Muddy Rudder. The interior of the restaurant could use a renovation. I sat outside and it was a beautiful view. I had a Caesar salad and the romain was very crisp. The salad had lots of Parmesan...More

Thank sunandfun420
Matt W, General Manager at Muddy Rudder Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the 4/5 review! We're thrilled to hear that you had a great dining experience with us! It's wonderful that you enjoyed your meal - that's what we like to hear! We can't wait to host you again soon for an even more positive...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've lived in this area and been here several times. I would say the food is fair and a little pricey. It seems to be a big attraction. The views of the marsh are wonderful. The location is convenient. It's a nice place to have...More

1  Thank Georgana P
Matt W, General Manager at Muddy Rudder Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We appreciate your feedback, Georgana. We strive to offer our guests quality service and delicious cuisine. However, we regret that your dining experience with us was anything less than perfect. We'll be addressing your concerns with the appropriate members of our team. We'd love to...More

Reviewed 15 June 2017

Went here for our 32nd anniversary. Food was wonderful. They have a great gluten free menu. I had statler chicken, so good! Hubby had haddock he said it was delish. Wonderful view of the river and bird. Staff was wonderful. Music was lovely.More

Thank Sheri H
Matt W, General Manager at Muddy Rudder Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the excellent review, Sheri! We're thrilled you had such a fantastic experience with us! It's wonderful you enjoyed our mouthwatering dishes so much as well as our stunning views. That's what we like to see! We care about the happiness of our guests...More

Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

I grew up in Maine and I KNOW MAINE SEAFOOD!!! I ordered WHOLE BELLY FRIED CLAMS and they came in some sort of crumb. Not a single WHOLE BELLY in the batch. I also ordered ravioli with shrimp......the shrimp cost $3.00 extra....I got 3 medium...More

Thank bonzocps
Matt W, General Manager at Muddy Rudder Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Guest, We appreciate the feedback. We're disappointed your time with us was less than ideal. It's unfortunate our dishes didn't meet your expectations. We hold ourselves to a higher standard so we'll be sure to address your concerns with our team moving forward. We...More

Reviewed 7 June 2017

Years ago my mother told me she dined at the Muddy Rudder and it was terrible and expensive, so I never went, figuring why spend money on bad food. Twenty years or so later, we dined there with friends and you know . . ....More

Thank Common-Gourmet
Matt W, General Manager at Muddy Rudder Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2017

Dear Guest, We appreciate the feedback. We're disappointed your time with us was less than ideal. It's unfortunate our dishes didn't meet your expectations. We hold ourselves to a higher standard so we'll address your concerns with our team moving forward. We do hope you...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$25
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:30
Saturday
10:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1335 Route 1, Yarmouth, ME 04096-6970
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Yarmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 207-846-3082
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Description
Owner Matthew Witham are proud and excited to invite you to The Muddy Rudder Restaurant. Matt's vision of providing guests with exceptional food, coupled with impeccable service, has materialized on the picturesque coastline of Maine.
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