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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
Closed now
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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, Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • 122
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  • 93
    Very good
  • 54
    Average
  • 29
    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
Great experience!

I am writing this review from an experience we had there 10 years ago, but since I am somewhat new to this site, I wanted to get some of my good experiences posted up here! My family and I from traveled to Maine back in 2005 and we stopped in for a local experience. We ordered whole lobsters and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2015
GWHJR
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I live in the southwest so needless to say, lobster is difficult to come by out here. So, all I could think about in traveling to Maine was getting a LOT of fresh lobster. First stop was Muddy Rudder and their Lobster Roll was so fantastic I took a picture of it and posted it to my Facebook page. It... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We had dinner here after driving back from a trip to Quebec. We were staying overnight at a hotel 2 miles north in Freeport. This restaurant was the #1 recommendation of the desk clerk, when we said we wanted lobster. There is outdoor dining, but this evening was too cool for that. We were seated at a window table, overlooking... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Me and my daughter went to eat here the food was under cooked (the fish was still swimming). It was my first time there and my last time

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Coarsegold, California
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116 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We have eaten here in the past and the seafood and service have been excellent. Our experience this time was average at best. The clam chouder was thin and uninteresting. The baked haddock was bland with an unappetizing sauce. Service was not any better. We were promptly seated but it was as if our server did not know we were... More 

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

Thank you, Daniel B, for taking the time to write this review and offer us your feedback. We are constantly striving to better ourselves and our service, and your insight helps us out very much in doing so. We would like to apologize that you were not fully satisfied with your most recent experience at our restaurant. Nothing is more... More 

Katy, Texas
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We stopped for lunch at the Muddy Rudder today, for the first time in about 5 years, and were very pleased with the new look, new menu, and the food. The place has a fresh modern seaside decor, and of course the view of the river makes a picturesque setting. We can recommend the clam chowder, wedge salad, the chicken... More 

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

Hello there, Barbara! Thank you so much for leaving us this thoughtful review. It is always so reassuring to hear back from a guest who felt so compelled to share their experience of Muddy Rudder with the TripAdvisor community. We are so elated to hear how satisfied you were with everything at our restaurant. It's wonderful that you were so... More 

Tallahassee, Florida
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Delicious lobster, corn, and potato dinner that I can still remember! Definitely worth the stop. The view is pleasant and there is outside seating but the large windows enable everyone to see.

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

Thank you very much, Peggy R, for this outstanding review! We really appreciate the kind things you had to say about the Muddy Rudder Restaurant! We're so happy that you enjoyed your dining experience with us so much. It sounds like you made some excellent food choices; please come back soon for more! Thanks again for your review, and have... More 

Beverly, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Eat at this restaurant while visiting Freeport, Me..great service and food..we had the seafood platter which fed both of us. There french onion soup was the best I have had.

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

R L, thank you for sharing your review of Muddy Rudder. We put a lot of effort into providing the best quality seafood Maine has to offer. Hearing back from a satisfied guest like yourself is always an encouragement as it shows us that our hard work pays off! Your recommendation to the TripAdvisor community is also very much appreciated.... More 

Virginia
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93 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

My wife and I stopped here the other night. We had lobster bisque soup. It was very good and rich. My wife had a salad of mixed greens which she enjoyed. I had a burger. It was very good with the type of roll they used. We also got rolls to eat with the soup. They came to the table... More 

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

Hello there, enjoytravel0410! Thanks a bundle for reviewing us on TripAdvisor. We really appreciate being able to read about a delightful customer experience with us. We are elated to hear that you and your wife had such a great meal at the Mudder Rudder. Our culinary team will jump with joy when they hear how satisfied you both were! They... More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

When asked if we wanted the Lobster Special for the day, we had no clue we would eating a mammoth 4lb'er! It was the biggest, freshest, most delicious lobster we have ever had. We also tried the rudder chips as an appetizer, which were so good we almost didn't have room for the lobster :) If you are anywhere close,... More 

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

Hey, khark26! Thanks for taking the time to review us here on our TripAdvisor page. We put so much value in these reviews, and it's so rewarding to hear back from a satisfied customer. We're so thrilled that you loved your meal at the Muddy Rudder! You certainly made some great food choices, and we'll be sure to let our... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I am writing this review from an experience we had there 10 years ago, but since I am somewhat new to this site, I wanted to get some of my good experiences posted up here! My family and I from traveled to Maine back in 2005 and we stopped in for a local experience. We ordered whole lobsters and shared... More 

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

Thank you, GWHJR, for the great review! We're so glad you had such a great experience at the Muddy Rudder 10 years ago that you felt so compelled to share it with us now! It is so wonderful to know that we were able to provide you with such a memorable dining experience! We strive to provide each guest with... 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 25
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Chowder, Seafood

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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: 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?