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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
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, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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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  • 137
    Excellent
  • 105
    Very good
  • 56
    Average
  • 34
    Poor
  • 25
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Beautiful restaurant

The inside of this restaurant is amazing. Such beautiful decor. There was a piano man who played throughout our meal. He was great and made the environment that much more enjoyable. There is seating outside as well which overlooks some water. The food was good. Nothing spectacular to me. I got... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
tamm1194
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Boston
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  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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Boston
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

The inside of this restaurant is amazing. Such beautiful decor. There was a piano man who played throughout our meal. He was great and made the environment that much more enjoyable. There is seating outside as well which overlooks some water. The food was good. Nothing spectacular to me. I got raviolis. The sauce was really good, tasted homemade. The... More 

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Herndon, Virginia
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88 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

After a drive across southern New Hampshire and a car radio repair at the Maine Mall, stopped here for Maine seafood and wasn't disappointed. I love fried haddock - hard to get these days - and found it here. The accompanying clam chowder I had was excellent - chock full of claims - and ambiance and service were fine. My... More 

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

MarcoPolodiNuovaYork, thank you for the great review! We're delighted to hear you enjoyed dining with us so much. The fried haddock and clam chowder were both great choices! We'll be sure to note your feedback on the haddock's batter, however. We always appreciate input from our patrons. Once more, thank you for the great review. We hope to see you... More 

Whitby, Canada
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48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We had to make a last minute reservation and were accommodated with ease. It was too dark to enjoy the view. The meals were satisfying. The portions are not large so do not go with a big appetite. Our salads were creative and tasty. Our mains were fine but my friend felt her steak tips were too chewy. Mine was... More 

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PamKullo, thank you for taking the time to share this great review! We're glad to hear we were able to accommodate your last minute reservation without any trouble. We work hard to make sure all of our patrons are well cared for! We'll be sure to pass your feedback on the steak and portion size on to our management team.... More 

Springfield, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Alway friendly people,creates and very enjoyable experience. Sit by the windows for a great view.This is the best part of our trip home.

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

geoakley, thank you for the wonderful review! We're delighted to hear we are a staple during your ride home. We truly appreciate the praise! We'll be sure to pass your compliments on to our staff. They work hard to make sure all of our patrons stay happy! We agree the view is incredible as well. Nothing quite like fine dining... More 

Whitingham, Vermont
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We didn't know what to expect upon entering -- a hang-out or a fine restaurant. This is a fine restaurant -- piano music, excellent and friendly wait staff, quality silverware, interesting menu, nice views of a tidal river and someone makes high quality candles (with real fruit) for sale.

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

SwedishVermonter, thank you for taking the time to share such a great 5 star review! We're delighted you enjoyed your dining experience with us and were so pleasantly surprised by the ambience. We'll be sure to pass your compliments on to our wait staff. They work very hard to ensure all of our guests have top-notch meals. It's also great... More 

Fairfield, Connecticut
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602 reviews
446 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We had a very enjoyable dinner. The restaurant is located near the water and had very pretty water views. They had both inside and outdoor seating. We sat inside- very pretty dining room. They had a very nice menu- fish, burgers, chicken, salads, soups and appetizers. In addition they had a kids menu. I had the stuffed haddock- with two... More 

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Gloria H, thank you for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review! We're delighted you and your whole family had an exemplary dining experience. You all made excellent choices! The haddock, burger, and kid's chicken fingers are all great dishes. We'll be sure to pass your compliments on to the chef, our servers, and everyone else! It's... More 

Maquoketa, Iowa
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We had requested outside seating and were warned that mosquitoes and other winged creatures may bother us, but they didn't at all...we had to move inside because of an obnoxious child running around, not listening to his mother and jumping off chairs, and....well.... yeah, obnoxious covers it. Anyway, we moved to the inside and were treated to a delightful dinner... More 

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

Jennie3298, thank you for taking the time to share such a phenomenal review! We're delighted to hear you and your husband had an exemplary dining experience with us. The lobster bake, broiled haddock, and chocolate torte were all excellent choices! You both clearly have an eye for good dishes. We're also glad to hear you enjoyed our, as you put... More 

Dubai
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We stop at the Muddy Rudder whenever we are traveling through Maine, usually on our way home. We like their food and location and their friendly wait staff. A bonus is the salt-treatment they offer in their restrooms. I realize this is a form of sales pitch, but I like it and make use of it every time we stop... More 

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

Frequenttraveler1945, thank you for the wonderful review! We're delighted to hear Muddy Rudder is a routine stop for you on the way home. It's great you enjoy the Muddy Rudder experience so much! We work very hard to make sure all of our guests are happy and content. We'll be sure to pass your compliments along to our wait staff!... More 

2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The food was excellent, and we really enjoyed the atmosphere. We we not in a hurry, but we waited an overly long time for our entrees to arrive; however, if in the area, we would go back again.

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

Lenore, thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts! We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us so much! It's discouraging you were inconvenienced by the wait for your food, however. We'll be sure to speak with our management team about your wait. We work very hard to provide all of our patrons with the... More 

Lanesboro, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

While visiting the area and staying at a chain hotel in Brunswick, ME, we asked the front desk people for recommendations for restaurants in the area for several different days & meals. For a great combination of food for all tastes, including wonderful Maine fresh seafood, the Muddy Rudder in Yarmouth, a short pleasant drive away, was very highly recommended... More 

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

William M, thank you for sharing your thoughts with us and the TripAdvisor community! We're glad you took the advice from the front desk of your hotel! The Seared Tuna and Baked Haddock were phenomenal choices. We really pride ourselves in our Seafood selections! We also appreciate the kind compliments you've left about your waitresses! They'll love to hear 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, Steakhouse, Chowder, Seafood, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Doing business

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?