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Muddy Rudder Restaurant

1335 Rte 1, Yarmouth, ME 04096-6970
+1 207-846-3082
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Ranked #10 of 31 Restaurants in Yarmouth
Price range: $1 - $25
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
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Chowder
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Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
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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English first
Clinton, Connecticut
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83 reviews 83 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Have not been here in years so surprised to see the new décor, piano player was a nice surprise,no reservations but we were seated right away.Eric, our server could not have been friendlier or more helpful.Warm crusty rolls with brown sugar butter were delightful, native oysters were very good although we had to request horseradish to kick the sauce up... More 

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Portland, Maine
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295 reviews 295 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We dine at the Muddy Rudder often...nice views, pretty dining room and bar area. Very nice servers and a very well-designed menu. Fish and seafood are the stars here, but they have varied salads, chicken, pork, and beef selections. Hot and delicious soups and chowders...lobster bisque and the most amazing signature Rudder Chips (we always order these)...Homemade potato chips with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I bought their $50 valued Groupon for $29 that I see offered frequently, which should cover two entrees. The atmosphere was classy. I was shocked at how fast our meals were ready. In about 10-15 minutes, they prepared a seafood fra diavolo and and some fried scallops. Both meals were the perfect portion size. That means I didn't stuff my... More 

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Brunswick, Maine
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45 reviews 45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We had not been to the Muddy Rudder in quite a few years. Mainly because there are so many excellent restaurants in the area and our last meal at the Rudder was mediocre at best. My wife had a steak with a wine reduction. The steak was cooked ok, but the wine reduction was overly heavy and sweat. My meal... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

Lobster was quite good. Rudder chips were strange Great service and nice atmosphere. Overpriced given the quality of the food.

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Phippsburg, Maine
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55 reviews 55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I'll keep it brief. The pros were that the restaurant is very brightly lit, which was a pleasant surprise considering some of the grottos we've had dinner in lately. Reading the menu is a breeze in such bright light. Also, the daily happy hour drink prices are exceptional. The cons were that the place is so brightly lit there isn't... More 

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Union Hall, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

In past years we have dined at the Muddy Rudder, so we decided to have dinner here with the family on Halloween. The seafood dishes were good as was the clam chowder. My son had the Spinach Gnocchi Primavera which was just OK and a very small portion. The server was excellent. Two evenings later, most everything in the area... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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66 reviews 66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Each year we travel to Maine and generally drive straight from the Portland airport to Muddy Rudder on way north - looking forward to a cup of chowder and our first lobster roll of the trip. This year, unfortunately, we were very disappointed. The lovely setting and friendly staff were great - but the food has really slipped. The chowder... More 

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Centreville, NB
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Exceptional dining experiance. Food was great, service equal. Pricing was very fair for the quality of service and food recieved.

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Ellsworth, Maine
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I have eaten at Muddy over the past years and was very satisfied with food and service. We were looking forward to a relaxing meal and cocktail after a long difficult week-end. It was Sunday, Nov 2nd and we were looking forward to catching the second half of the Patriots game. We had eaten in the lounge and watched sports... More 

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Matthew W, Owner at Muddy Rudder Restaurant, responded to this review

My apologies that you did not get to watch the Patriots game on the tv that you preferred. It is our policy not to change the tv programing of guests already watching a show for a new guest. More 

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Additional Information about Muddy Rudder Restaurant

Address: 1335 Rte 1, Yarmouth, ME 04096-6970
Phone Number: +1 207-846-3082
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Yarmouth
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
Average Prices: USD 1 - 25
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Chowder

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