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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: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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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  • 128
    Excellent
  • 99
    Very good
  • 56
    Average
  • 33
    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
Lunch so good, it tasted like "more!"

Enjoyed two different salads, for lunch on consecutive days, both topped with fresh lobster. The spinach salad with pears was great, The pears were a little hard but soaked in wine, with walnuts, very good! The second salad was just a garden salad, but everything was crisp and fresh. I wanted... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Claudesta
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New Jersey
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Ottawa, Canada
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We have visited this restaurant in the past and received good meals, reasonable prices and in an attractive riverside setting. A recent visit gave us two out of three, but unlike the song, I can't say that's "ain't bad". The meal was pretty bad: bland taste, no visual appeal, obviously with little care devoted to it. The server, a lady,... More 

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Greene, maine
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Fried scallops and haddock were cooked to perfection and reasonably priced. Warm fresh bread served with honey butter. The salt scub in the bathroom left hands soft/smooth. Will go back soon.

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New Jersey
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed two different salads, for lunch on consecutive days, both topped with fresh lobster. The spinach salad with pears was great, The pears were a little hard but soaked in wine, with walnuts, very good! The second salad was just a garden salad, but everything was crisp and fresh. I wanted french dressing for this salad but they don't carry... More 

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

Thanks a lot for reviewing our restaurant, Claudesta! We're delighted to hear that we were able to provide you with two excellent lunches in a row! It's awesome that you felt so satisfied with your dining experiences at the Muddy Rudder! Please know that we are always striving for improvement, so we have taken note of your concerns and suggestions!... More 

Memphis, Tennessee
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I went to this restaurant on my birthday. I asked for the price for raw oysters and was told they were 33 dollars a dozen. I order a half a dozen. See the attached picture for the size of the oysters. I asked for seared scallops and was told all they had were smoked scallops. I asked what size lobsters... More 

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

Gene, thank you for this review. We'd first like to wish you a Happy Birthday! Although your meal did not live up to your expectations, we hope the rest of your day was great. That being said, we wish you were able to enjoy your meal. We'll be sure our culinary team hears of your concerns so they may improve... More 

Reston, Virginia
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The place is very cute, just off of 295 an in a convenient location. But the food wasn't that great. We had spinach artichoke dip (which was not great) and a caesar salad (which was good), and we got some kid meals (that were huge and over priced). I wouldn't say it was bad, but it was average.

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

Off4Fun, thanks for sharing your feedback with us. We're glad to hear that you were satisfied with your overall dining experience at our restaurant; however, it's upsetting that you were not entirely thrilled with the dishes that we provided to you. We want to apologize for not meeting your expectations. We are always trying to improve, and we have taken... More 

Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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470 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,578 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We had eaten here once before on a prior trip to Maine and enjoyed it. Unfortunately not this time. My wife's fish was dry and overcooked. Mine was in such a heavy sauce you could not taste the fish. Rice and broccoli were both cold. Waitress was not concerned about our dissatisfaction.

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

RLWOrangePark, thanks for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We're discouraged to hear that you were not satisfied with your return to our restaurant. It's upsetting to hear that we were unable to meet the expectations that we had previously set. We want to offer our sincerest apologies for the disappointing food and lackluster service. We are... More 

Portland, Maine
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225 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I have gone to the Muddy Rudder several times and so far the food never disappoints. Tonight though, the service in the bar area where we ate was nothing short of poor. The two bartenders, who had the bar and surrounding area, were not up to the task. Several patrons were waiting and waiting. When finally served after approaching a... More 

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New Hampshire
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

Muddy Rudder is a new stop for me while on business in Maine. How did I land here? Well, Royal River Grillhouse could not seat any parties due to insufficient staff, see review there. Anyway, I was greeted by Grace, a lovely young woman. She was gracious and smiling and quickly cleared a table on the waterfront deck. A gorgeous... More 

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

Annette, thank you so much for this review. It was a pleasure to learn all about your dining experience. We're truly thrilled that we were able to accommodate you so well and surpass your expectations. Our culinary team is going to be delighted to hear how much you loved your meal, and we'll be extending your thanks to our waitstaff... More 

Woodstock, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

First time dining at the Muddy Rudder. It is mostly a seafood menu with some other selections. Super friendly staff and an awesome water view with a seagull and chipmunk providing some entertainment. You can even dock your boat and dine! Would definitely recommend for a meal in a mid range restaurant and their nacho style deep fried potato chips... More 

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

wenpj, thank you for sharing your experience with us! We're so happy you got the chance to dine with us at the Muddy Rudder! It's wonderful to know that you enjoyed your meal, and even got a little show with your dinner courtesy of our surrounding wildlife. We always love to see what our guests enjoyed most about their stay,... More 

Williamsburg, Virginia
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107 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Aside from the wonderful service the welcoming staff compliments the restaurant/bar's ambiance. It is a place to relax, enjoy, unwind, party if you like, enjoy a great meal with friends. Plenty of seating for large groups, indoor, outdoor, booths, tables, bar seating, it has it all. One could easily spend an evening bellied up to the wonderful bar, nicely done.... More 

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

magickayak, thank you for sharing your review of the Muddy Rudder with us. We're delighted to learn how much you have enjoyed your time with us. As you've stated, our restaurant is perfect to celebrate any occasion, and we always enjoy hanging out with our guests, preparing delicious meals, and just having an all around fun time. Glad to see... 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, Soups

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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: Doing business, 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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