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Muddy Rudder Restaurant

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1335 Route 1, Yarmouth, ME 04096-6970
+1 207-846-3082
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We go up to Freeport once a year for their Sparkle Weekend and we enjoy going out to dinner as a family. After our first bad experience we decided to give it another try. The food was very good but that's where it ended. I have to say we were a large group- 13. We were there about 15 minutes... More 

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Thank Kathleen S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been visiting this restaurant every Black Friday when we come up to Freeport. The food is always good and tonight I was in the mood for their prime rib special. But the waitress never mentioned any of the specials and when I asked if they had the prime rib she said she didn't think so. So I ordered... More 

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Thank Dweller P
Matt W, General Manager at Muddy Rudder Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for the 4-star rating. We're happy you had a pleasant experience with us. Your experience is not on par with the level of service we're accustomed to providing. Your happiness and satisfaction are important to us so we'll be addressing your concerns with the appropriate members of our team moving forward. We're looking forward to hosting you... More 

Scarborough, Maine
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96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to stop here on our way to LL Bean in Freeport. I had baked haddock which was delicious. My boyfriend had steak tips which he enjoyed very much. The pianist is in Florida for the winter so no beautiful piano in the background. Oh well. We enjoyed our visit anyway.

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Thank dianaonacki
Matt W, General Manager at Muddy Rudder Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, Diana! We're thrilled you had such an amazing experience with us! It's fantastic you enjoyed our mouthwatering cuisine so much. The baked haddock was a wonderful choice! We aim to please! We're looking forward to hosting another lovely experience with you soon! Until then, have a beautiful day! More 

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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had 8 people in our party - 6 adults, 2 children. Seated right on time. Excellent wine menu - lots of "by the glass" options. Outstanding buffet. Devine shrimp and smoked salmon. Lobster bisque and butternut squash soup - one as good as the other. Turkey or carved roast beef and all the fixin's. Ending with myriad delicious desserts.... More 

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Thank Jpshorewood
Matt W, General Manager at Muddy Rudder Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing this glowing review, Guest! We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful dining experience with us at Muddy Rudder. We're so glad that you and your party all enjoyed your meals! Our lobster bisque and butternut squash soup are definitely crowd favorites, and delicious choices. It's fantastic that you also felt accommodated by our... More 

Boothbay, Maine
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's interesting I see good and bad reviews of this place. My review is Excellent! We have driven by this place 1,000's of times there are always lots of cars in the lot. So while shopping errands in Portland and Freeport what better time to try this place. I had a nice clam chowder ( mad with milk not cream),... More 

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Thank Fran M
Matt W, General Manager at Muddy Rudder Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the perfect rating, Fran! We really appreciate all of the nice things you have to say about our food and service. We are always working very hard to provide great experiences for all of our guests. We will also share your kind words with Rachel! We hope you plan on eating with us again! We'd love to... More 

Portland, Maine
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived a bit after noon on Thursday. A server walked by the entry and ignored us even though she saw us waiting to be seated. After a while a gentleman came and sat us along with another couple who had entered the restaurant. We were sat by the window in a separate area making it a private experience for... More 

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1 Thank Geri Lynn S
Matt W, General Manager at Muddy Rudder Restaurant, responded to this review

We deeply regret to hear about your experience, Geri. We always work very hard to provide the best dining experience for all of our guests. We will share your concerns with our team. We will work with our serving team immediately to prevent a situation like yours from happening again. With that said, we'd love another opportunity to provide you... More 

Auburn, Maine
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93 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family & I have been eating at the Muddy Rudder for almost 40 years. This is a great family restaurant with amazing seafood at the top of the list.

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Thank MadeinMe
Matt W, General Manager at Muddy Rudder Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for the 4-star rating! Firstly, we're honored you chose us to be one of your favorite spots. We take our guests' happiness and satisfaction very seriously. We strive to provide mouthwatering dishes and top-notch service. We aim to please! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Until then, have a lovely day! More 

Richardson, TX
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114 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was obviously a special occasion type of restaurant. Yet when we arrived in jeans and t-shirts, we were welcomed guests. I was not very hungry, though my dining companion was famished. Our server was fine with serving one full and delicious meal and one "snack" of side dishes. The live piano music was lovely. If we find ourselves in... More 

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Thank B-and-B-Explorers
Matt W, General Manager at Muddy Rudder Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It's fantastic that you enjoyed your time with us! It's important that all of our guests feel relaxed and welcome during their time with us. We aim to please and your praise for our team lets us know we're doing our job! We certainly look forward to seeing you again soon! Until then, have a lovely day! More 

Lubec, Maine
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64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Good eats in lovely setting, generally with a pianist to enhance the mood. A very nice thing happened on our last stop, which is only twice a year. We ordered out, mine was a simple haddock sandwich with mashed potatoes and slaw on the side, and a desert. Not even what one would consider a dinner. When my husband returned,... More 

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Thank moosieme
Matt W, General Manager at Muddy Rudder Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the great rating! We always try to go above and beyond for all of our guests. It great to hear that we were able to sort out your issues. We also appreciate the recommendation! We can't wait for your next visit! Drop by soon! More 

Mount Vernon, Maine, United States
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a special dinner to celebrate a relative's 90th birthday. The manager worked up a tailored menu and while we did not order from the full menu, our choices satisfied everyone. This was done to ensure a faster serving for of group of 14. The fish was tasty, the chicken dish wonderfully presented and the steak delicious. We had... More 

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Thank James L
Matt W, General Manager at Muddy Rudder Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the excellent rating, James! It's fantastic to hear you enjoyed your meal with us! We're delighted to hear that we could make your birthday celebrations extra special. It's pleasing to know we could accommodate you during your meal and that we left you with a wonderful impression. We look forward to hosting you again soon! Thank you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1335 Route 1, Yarmouth, ME 04096-6970
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Yarmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 207-846-3082
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.

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