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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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11:00 am - 9:00 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: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 53
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  • 28
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  • 24
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great place to go, quick service.

I just visited for the first time. I sat at the bar as I am on a work trip and was looking to get in and out quickly. I ordered the Fish Sandwhich and Sweet potato fries. No more than 5-6 minutes went by and my lunch was served. A really great haddock sandwich and perfectly crunchy sweet potato... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
markcoxon01
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Louisville, Kentucky
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

My elderly mother, who grew up in Maine, advised me to stop here. Once I arrived, I understood exactly why. Despite a clubby décor, with sofas and armchairs and coffee tables, it was the sort of restaurant that could easily accommodate groups of 15, and was clearly the sort of place you went to as a sop to Grandma. Food... More 

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Torrington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I ordered the seafood casserole: "Seafood Casserole 24.95 Fresh lobster meat, scallops, shrimp, haddock, baked with a lobster sherry cream sauce, topped with seasoned cracker crumbs. Served with rice and asparagus". there was not ONE piece of lobster! when I brought that up to the waitress, she dismissed me with: "it's a lobster sauce, there's no lobster". When I told... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I just visited for the first time. I sat at the bar as I am on a work trip and was looking to get in and out quickly. I ordered the Fish Sandwhich and Sweet potato fries. No more than 5-6 minutes went by and my lunch was served. A really great haddock sandwich and perfectly crunchy sweet potato fries.... More 

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Starkville, Mississippi
Top Contributor
215 reviews 215 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The food has improved tremendously. I had a bowl of clam chowder that was authentic, with lots of clams in a milk/cream base, not a flour thickened mess like you usually get. Then I had some of the best fried clams ever, tender, sweet, and not the least bit greasy. Service was superb.

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

Misteron2014, thank you for taking the time to leave a review with us! We're so happy to see that you found improvements of our restaurant! We love knowing that we're continuing to grow. It's great that you found our clam chowder to be something special! Good choice on pairing them with our fried clams, as well! Sounds like you had... More 

Charleston, South Carolina
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Ate at Muddy Rudders tonight and we were very impressed with the food. Had a couple of drinks at the bar while we waited for a table (very short wait). Bartenders were very pleasant and the man that seated us (possibly a manager) was super friendly! The food was absolutely amazing and we will be back!

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

eRiCaCaMpBeLL, thank you for leaving us with a review of our restaurant! We couldn't be happier to hear about your dining experience. It's great our food left a great impression on you! It's one of the most important factors of Muddy Rudder. We're glad our staff was able to service you while you waited for your table. Getting our guests... More 

Maine
Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We hadn't been here for a while. Got a Groupon and were very glad we did. This restaurant is MUCH improved.The seafood casserole was outstanding. The chowder was super and the view of the marsh was soothing. Our waitress, Rozzie was a joy..

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

KaseyME, thank you for taking the time to leave us with a review! We're glad you decided to come back and visit us! We love hearing that we're making improvements. It's important that we continue to grow as a restaurant! We appreciate the kind comments on our casserole. Let's not forget Rozzie, too! We'll be sure to pass your praise... More 

Yorktown Heights, New York
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We have been going to the Muddy Rudder every time we head to Freeport. The food is always freshly prepared. The seafood is sweet and delicious. The help is attentive but not overpowering. We shared the pork pot stickers which were very tasty. I had Seafood Scampi and my husband had the Seafood Fra Diavolo. Both dishes were served with... More 

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

Maureen P, thank you for taking the time to leave us your throughts! We couldn't be happier to hear about your stay. It's great you continue to visit us! We really appreciate it. Knowing that you find our food to come out prepared to your liking is music to our ears! We want all our guests to get the best... More 

Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
297 helpful votes 297 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Great location off Route 1 and 95. Easy drive to shopping of Freeport and Bowdoin College. Excellent lobster roll--lots of meat, and very fresh. Fried clams are also excellent. Service is attentive and the views are great. Whenever driving to Brunswick or Bar Harbor from Portland, we always stop in at the Muddy Rudder to eat.

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

J W, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We couldn't be happier to hear about your experience. It's great that you were able to find us with easy, and enjoy one of our lobster rolls! They're one of our guests' favorite choices. We're glad you could pair them with our fried clams, as well :)... More 

Salt Lake City, Utah
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We stopped at the Muddy Rudder after exhausting the recommendations from locals for a great steamed lobster dinner. We took a chance on Muddy Rudder and were rewarded with an excellent Maine lobster dinner at what we felt was a moderate price. On top of that, the service was absolutely superb. We enjoyed a view of the tidal inlet at... More 

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

FlyfisherAlan, thank you for leaving a review of our restaurant! We're so happy to hear about your experience! Great choice on ordering the Maine Lobster Dinner. It's good to know that your meal was paired with excellent service, as well as the atmosphere you were looking for. We wish you both lived closer se we could serve you more often!... More 

Hampden, Maine
Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Just stopped in for a lobster bisque during a recent meeting. The bisque was very good, the service was 1st rate, and the atmosphere was bright and clean.

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

John, thank you for leaving a review of our restaurant! We're happy to hear about your experience. Knowing that our guests can pop in for a quick lobster bisque and still receive the highest quality of service is great to hear! We'll be sure to send praise to our staff! If there's anyway we can accommodate you in the future,... More 

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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 25
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Chowder, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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