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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%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (76 reviews)
“baked haddock” (28 reviews)
“clam chowder” (42 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1335 Route 1, Yarmouth, ME 04096-6970
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1 - 10 of 588 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I think I would give this restaurant a better rating except for the fact that the lunch menu is so limited. They were supposedly having brunch but their “brunch” menu was entirely made of breakfast items. The food as it was (lobster roll with fries)...More

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

Thank you for the feedback, TriviaFanatics. While it's great you enjoyed your time with us so much, we regret that our menu didn't meet your expectations. We hold ourselves to a higher standard so we'll be sure to discuss your feedback with our team moving...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely meal. Some of the best seafood and fish available in the area. In warmer weather there is outdoor seating. Service was amazing. Nice bar area if you arrive in advance of your reservation and have to wait.More

Thank Deborah T
Matt W, General Manager at Muddy Rudder Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for the wonderful review, Deborah! 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 1 week ago

This summer I finally stopped, and tried out the Muddy Rudder. I've been driving by this place for years, and this was the year. It was in July after the 4th holiday, so it wasn't too busy. We were seated by the windows, it was...More

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

Thank you for the excellent review, Wanda! 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 1 week ago

We visit the Muddy Rudder every once in a while. It is one of the places we tend to take our guests in the summer. The menu has something for everyone. The last time we visited, we ate outside. It was a lovely, peaceful setting...More

Thank lauramkp2
Matt W, General Manager at Muddy Rudder Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the great review, Laura! We're happy you enjoyed your experience with us! The happiness and satisfaction of our guests is important to us and we endeavor to offer quality food and service for our guests. It's fantastic you appreciated our menu options so...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here, after years of driving by, saying we should go there sometime. Well we should’ve kept driving. My husband’s clam chowder tasted like buttery cream, yuck. No clam flavor at all. His stuffed haddock was edible but blah. My fish sandwich was okay but...More

Thank Hiker523
Matt W, General Manager at Muddy Rudder Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback, Hiker523. We're sorry to hear that you were not completely satisfied with your dining experience. We can assure you that preparing each dish to the guest's liking is something we take very seriously and we apologize that your meal was...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Muddy Rudder on the recommendation of our hotel, and it proved to be a good one. It was busy but not badly so, and we had a good table overlooking the bay, which at low tide was not the prettiest, but OK....More

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

Thank you for sharing! 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, so...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sadly this gem of the Maine dining scene is aging. The menu from the eighties needs and update quickly as does the decor. I hope changes are made or we will lose another one of the long time great Maine dining establishment.

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

We appreciate the feedback, Lee. We're happy you had a pleasant meal with us despite not exceeding your expectations. We'll address your concerns with the appropriate members of our team moving forward. We do hope to host you again soon for a more positive experience.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

this is a up scale place to eat. the prices are 20s and you will enjoy the attire. this is like being on a cruise evething is special. the food was good. take you time eating and enjoy the surroundings.More

Thank kitty37421
Matt W, General Manager at Muddy Rudder Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the stellar review, kitty37421! We're delighted you had such a wonderful experience with us! We strive to ensure our dishes are perfect before serving them. It's outstanding you enjoyed our fresh and delicious food so much. That's what we like to see!...More

Reviewed 19 October 2017

I attended a group luncheon on Tuesday. I ordered the Risotto and had lobster added for an additional $6.00. The Risotto was very tasty, had asparagus and good portion. However, I really had to look for the lobster. There were about 6 tiny pieces, the...More

Thank barbaramshea
Matt W, General Manager at Muddy Rudder Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Food was good-nice presentation! Eggs Benedict Florentine! Water Melon tasty. Sorry tomatoes were not on the plate. Came from a child’s burger. Visited on Sunday group of 6: 4 adults, 2 kids before lunch. Server was attentive but kitchen was on the slow side and...More

Thank Kim L
Matt W, General Manager at Muddy Rudder Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

We appreciate the feedback, Kim L. While we're happy you appreciated our food and view, it's unfortunate your wait time didn't meet your expectations. We regret your challenges and inconvenience so we'll address your concerns with our team moving forward. We do hope you give...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 25
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, 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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Romantic
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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