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Muddy Rudder Restaurant

1335 Route 1, Yarmouth, ME 04096-6970
+1 207-846-3082
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Overview
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good28%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (85 reviews)
“baked haddock” (30 reviews)
“clam chowder” (41 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
1335 Route 1, Yarmouth, ME 04096-6970
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband and I, along with our 3 kids went to dinner on Friday night and experienced both bad service and bad food. We felt like we were unattended to by the server and received warm, overcooked food. Both the haddock dish and steak tips...More

Thank Chatty702
Matt W, General Manager at Muddy Rudder Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We appreciate the time you took to give us feedback, Chatty702. Our staff takes a lot of pride in the one of kind service we provide. It's very disappointing to see your experience with us was not the standard we're accustomed to sharing. We always...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful setting but I believe over-priced. We had a great time visiting though and The appetizer of Rudder Chips was Fantastic!!More

Thank j0mama2017
Matt W, General Manager at Muddy Rudder Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are happy that you are satisfied with everything. If there's anything we could have done to make your experience with us more enjoyable, please let us know. We look forward to sharing a more positive experience with you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a tourist trap on I-295! Service was good, however the food, lobster, portions average but price was very high. A whole lobster can be bought somewhere else for $25, Muddy Rudder was $44! OUCH! Won’t go back again, only fooled once for me!!More

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

Thank you for sharing your feedback, ldbeuchat. It's unfortunate to hear you weren't completely satisfied with your recent experience, as we strive to provide all of our guests with a wonderful experience from beginning to end. Our steamed lobster with roasted potatoes, corn on the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We drove over from our condo and stayed in the Best Western behind the restaurant. We decided to try the restaurant out, on a whim and were so glad we did. We were seated instantly. At the entrance of the restaurant is a seating for...More

Thank hJanell
Matt W, General Manager at Muddy Rudder Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing, Janell! We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful meal with us at Muddy Rudder Restaurant. We're so glad that you loved your meal and our service. We aim to please our guests with our warm hospitality and delicious...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've visited the Muddy Rudder several times over the years and the food quality, service and atmosphere is excellent! This time the seafood chowder was amazing! The salmon and apple tart with Gifford's vanilla ice cream was delicious! We can't wait to go back!More

Thank Tara S
Matt W, General Manager at Muddy Rudder Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the wonderful review, Tara! We're thrilled your time with us was so fantastic! We strive to offer top-notch service alongside our mouthwatering dishes and your praise lets us know we're doing our job. That's what we like to see! We look forward to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here in advice of friends. Was seated at a table with a wonderful view of bay. Excellent lobster rolls and sweet potato fries. Very friendly and attentive service. Would definitely eat here again.More

Thank AlbuquerqueRush
Matt W, General Manager at Muddy Rudder Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review! We're happy your time with us was so wonderful! We care about our guests so we strive to offer the highest levels of service as well as fresh and delicious food. It's fantastic you enjoyed our mouthwatering dishes so much...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been eating at this restaurant on every visit to Maine since 2002 - the quality is consistent and the scenery is super nice. Always a great stop when going to Freeport for shopping.More

Thank Nomad792684
Matt W, General Manager at Muddy Rudder Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the excellent review, Nomad! It's outstanding you had such an amazing experience with us! We're delighted you enjoyed our fresh and delicious dishes so much and that our team made you feel so welcome and assisted you in any way. We aim...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Weary travellers looking for a bite eat! Stayed at the best western the staff recommended the Muddy Rudder which is a favourite of locals so they told us. We thought we were heading to a local diner. We are from the maritimes and are well...More

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

Thanks for the fantastic review, Rachel! It's excellent to read that we came so highly recommended by our friends at the Best Western. It's also wonderful that you found your meals to be so delicious and impressive! We love sharing our passion for delicious food...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at the Best Western nearby. The restaurant is very clean and nice. The waitress was very friendly and helpful. We had the lobster and it was excellent. Enjoyed it so much came back the next day for dinner as well. I definitely recommend it.More

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

Thank you for sharing, Richelle! We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful meal with us at Muddy Rudder Restaurant. We're so glad that you loved your meals and service. We aim to please our guests with our warm hospitality and delicious food,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We both enjoyed the Lobster Chowder - buttery and thick without much or any flour!! Wife had Seafood Scampi and I had fried clams - both were excellent choices! Went on a Sunday night and they had a piano guy playing. Arrogant guy - I...More

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

Thanks for the lovely review! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. We're happy that you loved our Lobster Chowder. We strive to provide our guests with warm hospitality, efficient service, and delicious dishes. Regarding your concerns with our entertainment, we...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 25
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
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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