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Muddy Rudder Restaurant

1335 Rte 1, Yarmouth, ME 04096-6970
(207) 846-3082
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Ranked #11 of 31 Restaurants in Yarmouth
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Price range: $1 - $25
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: Owners Matthew Witham and Jeff Miller are proud and excited to invite you to The Muddy Rudder Restaurant. Bringing a combined 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Matt and Jeff‘s vision of providing their guests with exceptional food, coupled with impeccable service, has materialized on the picturesque coastline of Maine. Jeff’s extensive culinary experience working in many of the finest restaurant kitchens in The Lakes Region of New Hampshire add a unique flare to an already balanced menu that also offers many a traditional Maine classic. Matt’s gregarious personality manifests itself through “The Rudder’s” friendly knowledgeable staff; eager to help, and quick to serve. Welcome and enjoy…..
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66% Recommend
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English first
Port Saint Lucie
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

How often do you run into a waitress who just doesn't care? Ordered drinks & asked what the special was. Probably asked too much- somewhat disdainful answer was it wasn't written up yet would have to wait until 5pm. Hey, maybe at 4:45pm they still didn't know- could have found out by going to the kitchen and asking, but... Have... More

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Saint John
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

This restaurant has beautiful views of the adjacent estuary and is a family friendly environment. The food is okay to good, depending on what one orders. Service is professionally polite but slow.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I really wanted to like this place. We were staying at the hotel and the top of the hill. Had just driven in from Acadia in torrential rain and didn't want to venture out again so we were going to order pizza delivery to the room. However, restaurant menu was in our room and looked promising, especially after six days... More

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new hampshire
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

After years of driving by on our way to and from camp we finally stopped for an early dinner. I expected a rustic waterfront seafood restaurant typical of Maine. Never did I expect the lovely atmosphere I discovered. The restaurant is so so pretty with it's green walls and furnishings and white accents creating a calm, relaxing atmosphere. I ordered... More

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Portland, Maine
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53 reviews 53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

If we tipped based on the quality of the food our waitress would have been very sad. Worst was the lobster bisque which bore more a resemblance to the glop they pour on tortilla chips at movie chains and call nachos than anything else. Flavorless and gloppy with bits of lobster is not what lobster bisque is. That's what we... More

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Raleigh,North Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

A surprise (70th) birthday party for a very good friend of ours was our reason for flying into Maine for this very special week-end celabration. The reservation was at 6:pm on a Saturday evening for (12) family and close friends. Kept small as birthday boy does not like the public attention and likes to be private!! Well, that did not... More

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Forestdale, Massachusetts, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We had dinner which is very overpriced for the quality of food. Fried clam plate was served with to many fries and cold. The clams were a little over cooked. The coleslaw was warm. My husband had the prime rib special which was lukewarm. The waiter was very nice but not very friendly .I got the impression it was just... More

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Sanbornville, New Hampshire
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160 reviews 160 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Terrific birthday celebration for my Uncle: 95 years young. Muddy Rudder set us up with a private room for approx. 25 overlooking the water with wonderful views. We hung out for about 4 hours with plenty of room, lots of drinks, and friendly service. Lunch was from a prepared limited menu, but quite diverse. I had the steak tips --... More

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Saco, Maine, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I had a burger here. It was tasty and cooked well. Unless your kids will eat grownup food, there is no kids menu so beware. The place is nice and has a nice view of the river. You can drive your boat up to it and eat as well.

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Portland, Maine
14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We had a living social coupon for the restaurant, I was pumped especially since I'd never been before. The view was pretty, I wanted to sit outside near the river but the host said it might get buggy so we stayed indoors. We ordered drinks, I got the martini flight which was super yummy, but our waiter didn't come back... More

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