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Bird Dog Roadhouse

517 Ocean House Rd, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107-2607
+1 207-799-0270
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good34%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (7 reviews)
“deviled eggs” (7 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
American, Bar, Pizza, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
517 Ocean House Rd, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107-2607
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1 - 10 of 108 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

Used to be Rudy's a local hangout. Now Bird Dog Road House, Appears to be trying too hard to be trendy. I havent really tried anything other than the mussels, which really are great! Not much choice for wine and a little pricey at $9...More

Thank Sheila C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for lunch. The food was amazing. Great staff and charming decor. Would highly recommend. Lunch prices were reasonable.

Thank Jennifer N
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a group of seven, each with our own quirks and special requests. The staff at this restaurant were very accommodating... though seating was a tiny bit tight. The food was excellent and all of our individual needs were attended to. Our waitress had...More

Thank TwoMinkeys
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were taking the scenic route back to our hotel and decided to get lunch. My husband said the burger was the best he's had in a long time. My toasted pastrami was fabulous. Large selection of local beers. Friendly staff.

Thank daspeedster16
Reviewed April 20, 2017

After wandering around Portland for the day and making our way to the coast and visitng the lighthouse we were hungry and ready for a place to wind down. Lucky for us, we found the perfect place. The staff at Bird Dogs was extremely friendly...More

Thank andrewrobert2017
Reviewed April 11, 2017

A friend and I made a weekday early evening impromptu stop here recently. I was confused as I thought it was called Rudy's, and had never been but had heard good things. A minimum of 3 staff met us at the hostess stand upon entering....More

1  Thank James F
Reviewed March 27, 2017

I had the clam chowder as an appetizer and the Roadhouse burger for the main meal. (Way too much food for one sitting). The burger had BBQ sauce, fried red onion & lettuce (I ordered it without the cheese). It came with string fries and...More

Thank Shaun M
Reviewed March 19, 2017

WE came here just because we found it. We had never been. We had visited Two Lights and wanted to eat somewhere we had never eaten before. The restaurant was nice. Not a whole lot of choices on the menu. I had buffalo wings and...More

1  Thank dianaonacki
Reviewed March 12, 2017 via mobile

Looking for a local place to take our elder family members, we decided on the new "Rudy's" (as they know it)... now the Bird Dog Roadhouse. Since one of them has dementia, we called ahead to make a reservation and was told that reservations were...More

Thank CJnLG
Reviewed March 9, 2017

I really enjoyed the butternut squash risotto. I am gluten free and I was so pleased to see good options for me. It was a bit loud but the atmosphere was nice and the service good. I wish I lived closer to go back more...More

Thank gailh185
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $23
American, Bar, Pizza, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
8:30 am - 9:00 pm
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 517 Ocean House Rd, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107-2607
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Cape Elizabeth
  • Phone Number: +1 207-799-0270
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We're proud of our heritage of being a casual gathering spot and hang-out. Bird Dog Roadhouse is all about casual comfort. Our menu is all about serving up creative cuisine you crave-with a very big focus on locally-sourced ingredients from people we know (and maybe you do, too). We're working hard to make sure Bird Dog Roadhouse lives up to the original Rudy's promise of warm hospitality, plentiful food + drink, and a downright enjoyable destination for people from Cape and beyond.