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Rudder's Seafood Restaurant and Brew Pub

$$ - $$$, Seafood,
96 Water St, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia B5A 4P9, Canada
+1 902-742-7311
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good34%
  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“seafood” (105 reviews)
“scallops” (67 reviews)
“sampler” (11 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Bar, Seafood, Pub, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
96 Water St, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia B5A 4P9, Canada
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Reviewed September 27, 2016

The high ratings for this place are not deserved. I ordered the Scallops. They were rubbery and overcooked. My complaint did bring another serving that was a bit better. The romaine in the salad was not fresh. I have seen better vegetables in a cafeteria...More

2  Thank Robert D
Reviewed September 20, 2016

food took a little while as of course this is the summer. Had a wonderful fish mean that was hot and fresh. Great service and everyone made you feel welcome. Love to come here often

Thank Mary W
Reviewed September 18, 2016

We were a bit disappointed as we were already seated and had chosen which tap beer we'd like to get a pitcher of since it was Tap Beer special night to find out that they were out of all of their tap beers accept for...More

Thank Jeannette O
Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Rudders is located on the Yarmouth waterfront, with a patio on the western side facing the water and amazing sunsets. Our most recent visit was a business where I enjoyed some if the best fish cakes you'll find. Always delicious, this is my go- to...More

Thank Jeff G
Reviewed September 16, 2016

Beautifully decorated, comfortable atmosphere and excellent food. The clams were very lightly battered, caesar salad excellent. We had a shrimp and scallop salad as well which was great. Fantastic beer as well although they had run out of most of their varieties. We'll have to...More

Thank Xy71
Reviewed September 16, 2016

This place is advertised as the best in town however we found the food average but the staff were very nice.

Thank Vilma S
Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

From start to finish food and service was wonderful. Fresh seafood a must as the restaurant overlooks the ocean with an outdoor deck. PEI mussels to start with fresh Digby scallops a must. Acadian rappie pie very good. Try it.

Thank K B
Reviewed September 15, 2016

Spend a weekend in Yarnouth and visited & ate here several times. Great outside seating overlooking the harbor and a nice selection of their own micro-brewed beers. A very good fresh seafood menu. We especially liked the scallops. Bonus was a n Arcadian band playing...More

Thank Glen1546
Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

We went to Rudder's while on vacation and was not disappointed. I had the Rappie Pie and the piece was huge and very tasty. My husband had the hot lobster sandwich and said it was very good. Our waiter Cliff was excellent and really worked...More

Thank BubblesMommy
Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Very tasty food. We had scallops and fish - excellent. Competent yet indifferent service. Nice view of waterfront from deck. Painted picnic tables add a fun atmosphere. It looked interesting inside. Nice and clean.

Thank Catharine I
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Nancy F
June 13, 2016|
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Response from gavelton | Reviewed this property |
It is less than a kilometer
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October 13, 2015|
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yes it is open year around
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Scenic view, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 96 Water St, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia B5A 4P9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Southwest Nova Scotia  >  Yarmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 902-742-7311
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