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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 - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view
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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  • 152
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    Very good
  • 67
    Average
  • 36
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  • 26
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely ambiance and good food.

Service was great. Prices are a little high. Ambiance is great. Live pianist was really good, played music we know and was very good. There were no children except our one older child and the dress was casual but nice- jeans or khakis and sweaters mostly. There is a bar and some comfy chairs... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Idget16
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Raymond, Maine
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Dayton, Maine
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

So I have seen this restaurant many times traveling past on interstate 95. We decided to try it, even though a lot of not so great comments. I must say, the owners must have listened. We were promptly seated, (we were 30 minutes early of our reservation). The waitress was there within a minute to take our drink and appetizer... More 

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Thank Seadooman2
The_Business_Manager, General Manager at Muddy Rudder Restaurant, responded to this review

Seadooman2, thank you so much for sharing your kind review of the Muddy Rudder. We're so delighted you finally got a chance to give us a try; we're glad to hear we didn't disappoint! The satisfaction of our guests is always of number one priority, and it was a pleasure to serve you in a timely and friendly manner. Additionally,... More 

Raymond, Maine
Level Contributor
21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service was great. Prices are a little high. Ambiance is great. Live pianist was really good, played music we know and was very good. There were no children except our one older child and the dress was casual but nice- jeans or khakis and sweaters mostly. There is a bar and some comfy chairs. Temperature was good for the most... More 

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Thank Idget16
The_Business_Manager, General Manager at Muddy Rudder Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for sharing your feedback with us. It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed your recent dining experience! We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed our Lobster Bisque and Lobster Stew. You can never go wrong with choosing Lobster here! We're glad to hear how much you enjoyed our laid back atmosphere and live music. We love... More 

Mid Coast Maine, Maine
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We had lunch on Tuesday, December 14. We were seated promptly and the the wait started. No water, hello or any kind of acknowledgement for maybe 10 minutes. We were getting ready to leave when a waitress finally came over. She was very efficient. I was served someone else's meal and after our server was notified I was given the... More 

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

Don, thank you for sharing with us. We are disappointed to hear we weren't quite able to impress you. With that said, we are glad there were points of your experience you truly enjoy. We hope we'll have another opportunity to host you soon, as we know we have much more to offer. Thank you again for your thoughts. We... More 

Freeport, Maine
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Very nice atmosphere, but unfortunately, the service was very slow and by the time the food arrived (over 1 hour wait and we were amongst the first seated this past Sunday), the food was marginally warm and/or cold. I will not rush to go back.

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1 Thank HPK01Traveler
The_Business_Manager, General Manager at Muddy Rudder Restaurant, responded to this review

HPK01Traveler, we appreciate the time you've taken to leave us your feedback. We're saddened to see the type of experience you walked away with at our restaurant. We strive ensure all of our guests are getting the best service. We'll be sure to let our management team know about the slow service and food arrival in order to improve upon... More 

Haverhill, Massachusetts
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

I made reservations for my husband's birthday dinner while we were nearby for the weekend. We were seated promptly & loved the atmosphere. Our 9 yo daughter was really impressed with the piano player and lighted trees. Our server took our order for drinks and an appetizer pretty quickly. From there it went down hill. My husband & I both... More 

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

Kimbalaw, thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us and the TripAdvisor community. It's wonderful to see you decided to join us for your husband's birthday dinner. However, we wish you would've had a better experience during your visit to our restaurant. Timeliness of food arrival is a priority for us at Muddy Rudder. We'll be... More 

Minster, Ohio
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205 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

We needed a quick stop for a business lunch so we pulled off the highway at this interesting looking place. The food was good, however I ordered the cole slaw to go along with my lightly breaded fish sandwich and they put both on the same plate. The water from the slaw covered the full bottom of the plate and... More 

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

Ricky, thank you for sharing your review. It's unfortunate to hear the plating of your coleslaw put a damper on your dining experience with us. With that said, we are very glad you still enjoyed your meal, and would love another opportunity to show you the wonderful cuisine we're accustomed to serving. Thank you again for your thoughts. We hope... More 

Elma, New York
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73 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

We celebrated my husband birthday with dinner at the Muddy Rudder. Place is very cozy....very New England "ish". We made a reservation and did not have to wait. A gentleman was playing the piano which was an awesome touch - we truly enjoyed. I had the stuffed haddock - it was truly not stuffed - stuffing was on top of... More 

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Thank Sandpiper14086
The_Business_Manager, General Manager at Muddy Rudder Restaurant, responded to this review

Sandpiper, thank you for the detailed review. We're so glad you and your husband decided to celebrate his birthday with us! Happy belated to the birthday boy! It's great to hear you enjoyed our live music, as we think it really adds to any dining experience. Great choices with the haddock and seafood scampi dishes! We'll be sure to pass... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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572 reviews
391 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

We routinely stop here en route from Washington County Maine to Boston. Today, the omelette I had was rather bland and overcooked. My wife's salad was good. The lobster stew was outstanding, however

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Thank Orso52
The_Business_Manager, General Manager at Muddy Rudder Restaurant, responded to this review

Orso, thank you for the review. We're sorry to hear you felt underwhelmed during your most recent visit. We'll be sure to look into the omelette quality you mentioned, because, as we're sure you know, this is well below our typical standards. However, we're delighted to know the salad and lobster stew both held up so well! Thank you once... More 

Dorval, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

After a seriously disastrous visit in October 2014, we decided to give the restaurant another try on the recommendation from our hotel. This visit was considerably better than our first try, but still had some issues. We ordered shrimp cocktail and clam chowder as starters and both were good but not exceptional. My wife's main was Rainbow trout with shrimp... More 

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

Paul, thank you for taking the time to share such a detailed review. To start, we truly appreciate you coming back to give us a second try. While we're glad you had a much more pleasant experience this time around, we've also noted the cuisine issues you mentioned and will be sure to pass them right along to our culinary... More 

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49 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

Not bad for a seafood place but I've been to much better...... Nice hot fresh rolls which is always a good start.... Asparagus was cooked exactly right and fresh...... The seafood casserole is OK but it just didn't stand out ....the flavor was kinda bland

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

Dear Guest, thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. We always appreciate feedback from our guests, as it allows us to provide each patron with the best possible dining experience. While we're glad you enjoyed the hot rolls and perfect asparagus, we are sorry to hear you felt underwhelmed with our seafood casserole. We'll pass your... 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, Seafood, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view

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
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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