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Muddy Rudder Restaurant

1335 Route 1, Yarmouth, ME 04096-6970
+1 207-846-3082
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Overview
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good29%
  • 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
££ - £££
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Service
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LOCATION
1335 Route 1, Yarmouth, ME 04096-6970
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Reviewed 2 days 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
Reviewed 2 days 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 yesterday

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 1 week 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 1 week 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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at the Best Western in Falmouth and had the Muddy Rudder in our back yard. What a nice surprise since we had no references. The place looks recently renovated, the menu was wonderful and reasonable. We had fried oysters as a starter, prepare to...More

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

Thank you for sharing the outstanding review, Lawrence! It was a pleasure hosting you and providing you with a perfectly cooked meal. Serving our guests only the most exceptional cuisine is something we take very seriously and we couldn't be happier that you had such...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Rudder Chips were like a meal themselves. Messy but delicious. I could have done without the chicken. The crumbled bacon was great; next time, instead of getting chicken or shrimp, maybe I’ll try to get them with extra bacon instead. I think that would...More

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

Thank you for the 4/5 review, Don! It's excellent you enjoyed your time with us so much! We're delighted you appreciated many of our delicious dishes and our service. That's what we like to see! We care deeply about the happiness and satisfaction of our...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we have had wait over thirty-five minutes to get served. This last time there were only seven tables occupied, five already eating. We ordered hamburgers and french fries and had to ask the waitress when were we going to get our meals. She was genuinely...More

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

We appreciate your feedback, aehfreeport. We're disheartened to hear about the challenges you faced during your time with us. We strive to offer our guests quality service and delicious cuisine. It's unfortunate your wait time and your meal were not on par with the high...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Muddy Rudder is exceptionally clean, the service was excellent and the food was great.We started by sharing a bowl of Lobster Bisque-- which had more Lobster chunks in it than any others we have had- excellent $7.95. I had their special that night which...More

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

Thanks for the great review, Douglas! 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 and delicious food. It's fantastic you enjoyed our mouthwatering dishes and that our team took...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I think the management of this restaurant tries very hard to keep people happy, as evidenced by the response each time someone is dissatisfied. I have always enjoyed this restaurant and the food, but we arrived about 4:00 and ordered from the lunch menu, but...More

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

We appreciate the feedback, Mainesqueeze. We're disappointed that your time with us was less than ideal. Your experience is not on par with the level of service we're accustomed to providing. We regret that you were overcharged for your meal. We hold ourselves to a...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unlike most of the other establishments in the immediate area, Muddy Rudder is a white-cloth, silverware restaurant with ample parking in front and both indoor and outdoor seating (the latter facing a creek/river). The menu has all the seafood staples (including steamed lobster) and other...More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for the excellent review! 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...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I used to come here years ago as a kid and enjoyed it, maybe it’s just perspective but felt much more than I remembered. Excellent greeter, waitress and food. We had an amazing lobster bisque with a generous portion of fresh lobster, salads and some...More

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

Thank you for the excellent review, Michael! It's outstanding you had such an amazing experience with us! We're delighted you enjoyed our delicious dishes so much and that our team assisted you in any way. We aim to please and your praise lets us know...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$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
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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