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Muddy Rudder Restaurant

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1335 Rte 1, Yarmouth, ME 04096-6970
+1 207-846-3082
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Today
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Owner Matthew Witham are proud and excited to invite you to The Muddy...
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 107
    Excellent
  • 85
    Very good
  • 51
    Average
  • 28
    Poor
  • 24
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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This was a nice meal. It is a bit pricey for the area, but the steak was absolutely delicious. They have a sort of surf and turf that is wonderful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
MelSam S
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Cumberland Center, Maine
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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295 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Kennebunkport, Maine
Top Contributor
170 reviews 170 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Just had lunch here- We had a seat along the window wall so had views of the ducks and river which was pleasant. Our server was just the right amount of friendly. we ordered a seafood linguini which was quite good and reasonably priced for lunch.The portion was good- not too big and not too small. We liked that the... More 

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The_Business_Manager, General Manager at Muddy Rudder Restaurant, responded to this review

Kpter, thank you for leaving feedback about your visit of our restaurant. We're happy to hear you decided to dine with us! It's great to hear you had an exceptional dining experience. Knowing our server provided you with great hospitality is music is to our ears! We believe that having an accommodating staff is just as important as delivering amazing... More 

Middleton, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Muddy Rudder was always my "go to" for late lunch on the way back to Massachusetts after a weekend of shopping in Freeport. It has been 4 years since I have been, and I have to say I am embarrassed after talking it up to friends. We were seated near the kitchen away from other customers, they never served bread... More 

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The_Business_Manager, General Manager at Muddy Rudder Restaurant, responded to this review

Jody K, thank you for your continuous patronage. We're upset to hear you weren't satisfied with your most recent experience at Muddy Rudder. We never like hearing that we have disappointed a guest. We have shared your feedback with our team to ensure what you mentioned doesn't happen again. We apologize you were never served bread when you should have... More 

Somersworth, New Hampshire
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Let me start by saying our waitress was fantastic, we eat out quite a bit and out waitress was noteworthy. With one glaring exception - when we handed her my iPhone with the Groupon for our bill. She went from 5 star service to quite rudely stating "remember to tip on your original bill was $90 - not $40" (we... More 

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The_Business_Manager, Public Relations Manager at Muddy Rudder Restaurant, responded to this review

Eric B, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, and thank you for choosing to dine with us. We're sorry to hear that you left disappointed with your experience at The Muddy Rudder. We'd first like to say thank you for your kind words regarding the service you received from your waitress. We'd like to apologize... More 

Cumberland Center, Maine
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This was a nice meal. It is a bit pricey for the area, but the steak was absolutely delicious. They have a sort of surf and turf that is wonderful.

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The_Business_Manager, Public Relations Manager at Muddy Rudder Restaurant, responded to this review

MelSam S, Thank you for leaving us a kind review, and thank you for choosing to dine with us! We are very happy to hear how much you enjoyed everything here at Muddy Rudder. We're thrilled that you found the steak and surf and turf to be absolutely delicious! We're very lucky to have a culinary team that goes above... More 

Greene, maine
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Muddy Rudder offes a comfortable atmosphere with soft lighting, live piano playing throughout the meal, and a bar that appeared welcoming. The food was excellent, with the fried scallops and haddock cooked to perfection. Hope to try the fried whoopie pie next time. The service was attentive, yet not overbearing. Plan to return soon.

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The_Business_Manager, Public Relations Manager at Muddy Rudder Restaurant, responded to this review

armymomME, thank you for leaving us a wonderful review, and thank you for choosing to dine with us. We are absolutely thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your experience with us at Muddy Rudder. From reading your review, it sounds like you made some exceptional food choices! We will be sure to let our culinary team know how much... More 

New Hampshire
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We arrived late at the adjoining Best Western, and decided to walk to the Muddy Rudder for dinner. We were surprised at the upscale decor, and found the menu very interesting. Because it was late we opted for a light dinner, and the food was very good. Service was a bit slow.

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Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

When we told a local lady that we were going to go look for a lobster roll, she suggested that we go here and we were so glad that we did! It was not only huge, it was delicious! Back home in Atlanta, we think about that lobster roll a lot! The service was great and we sat by the... More 

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Maine
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I had a fish dish, was tasty but the roasted red potatoes were over cooked and dry. My boyfriend got the fried seafood platter. Huge dish with all fresh seafood (fries were just run of the mill) and the fried scallops were the best we have ever had. They literally melted in our mouths. The place is a bit pricey,... More 

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Scarborough, Maine
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I had a lobsta roll...it was a bit pricey...my date insisted I get it...it was good...he got a burger that was huge...loved it....so another great meal....no pianist during the winter though...miss hearing that in the background.

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Cranston, Rhode Island
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281 reviews 281 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
230 helpful votes 230 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

we ate here New Years Eve and though the menu was limited due to a fry-a-later break down head an enjoyable and very good experience. Service, food and price were excellent for a busy night.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1335 Rte 1, Yarmouth, ME 04096-6970
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Yarmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 207-846-3082

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Chowder, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients

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.
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?