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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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10:00 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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Portland, Maine
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A group of 7-8 met for brunch a couple weeks ago. One person called to make a reservation...neither specifying indoors nor outdoors. We were placed indoors, although there was only one table of two occupied outside. It was a GORGEOUS morning at 10:00am. We were put indoors with a decent/good view for 3 or maybe 4. The other 3-5 had... More 

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

Laura, it's good to hear you all enjoyed your meals. With this said, it's upsetting to know you didn't feel thoroughly accommodated. We love presenting a fun and relaxing atmosphere for our guests. We'd love to rectify this and welcome you back again. We're looking forward to showing you full Muddy Rudder experience, Laura. We're very excited for it. More 

Lewiston, Maine
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had lobster bisque, clam chowder and shared the fisherman's platter. Other menu items looked upscale and very good, but we were extremely happy with our choices. The fisherman's platter was better than most places that specialize in fried seafood...a big surprise. We ate outside on the deck as the tide was coming in during evening hours. Very pleasant. There... More 

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

We're thrilled to hear about your dining experience with us, Phil! It's always awesome to see our guests leaving excited. The fisherman's platter is great to try out a few seafood options. The atmosphere on the deck is great to pair with your meal. We'd love to have you back again, Phil. We'd love to share another 5 out of... More 

Yarmouth, Maine
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lovely atmosphere over looking a tidal river. Friendly and knowledgable staff. piano bar on the weekends. Good food,

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

Glad to see you had such a great time, DoroAnn! It's always nice to have a great view and relaxing atmosphere to enjoy your meal. We're looking forward to your next meal with us! We'd love to show you an even better experience. More 

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54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Although on weekends there is no lunch menu per se, the dinner sized portions guarantee a take home box! We both had the baked haddock and highly recommend it. Good wine list, fresh veggies and beautiful location on a tidal estuary.

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

This is music to our ears, Judy! We love hearing happy guests. The baked haddock is fantastic! Great wines to pair with it too! Nothing like a beautiful view and delicious food. We're looking forward to your next visit. We hope to see you really soon, Judy! We'd love to share another 5 out of 5 experience. More 

Westbrook, Maine
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78 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Muddy Rudder has been around for years and we are local, but do not eat there often; however, in the past year we have eaten there on three occasions and I must say it never got better. There is a lovely area with piano music to sit and relax and a front dining room with large windows that overlook... More 

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Thank Springerlvr02
Matt W, General Manager at Muddy Rudder Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We're sorry to hear that you've been unsatisfied with your dining experiences at the Muddy Rudder Restaurant. We can assure you that providing our guests with exceptional service is something we truly value. It's unfortunate that you feel your interactions with our staff could have been more positive. Please know... More 

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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a long hot drive from Boston area stopped at the Muddy Rudder Restaurant for a late lunch. What a nice surprise. We had wonderful service and a fast kitchen. The food was superb. We had the haddock fish sandwich and a chicken wrap both were filling and fantastically prepared. We have no problem in recommending this as a place... More 

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

Thank you for the 5 out of 5 rating, Thomas! We're thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed dining at Muddy Rudder Restaurant! It's fantastic to hear our staff provided you with fast service. We're delighted to know you both thoroughly enjoyed our delicious Fish Sandwich and Rudder Wrap. We look forward to serving you again next time you're in... More 

Florida
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74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had been here two years ago and remembered it as just okay/nothing special but had some visitors and we were in area so figured would try again. (Wish I had re read my previous TA review on this place before going and probably would have gone somewhere else!) Chicken pasta was so bland-- mostly pasta with a gluey, tasteless white... More 

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

Thank you for sharing with us, Angela. We're sorry to hear that you were unsatisfied with your recent dining experience at the Muddy Rudder Restaurant. Providing our guests with fresh and tasty cuisine is something we truly value. We're disappointed to know that the dishes you ordered did not meet the high standards that we hold ourselves to. We can... More 

Potterville, Michigan
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Menu, food & view was great! Very slow kitchen it took an hour and twenty minutes to get our entrees. Wrote letter noting our concern and was never acknowledged - Very disappointing.

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Thank mandd5153
Matt W, General Manager at Muddy Rudder Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are disappointed to see that our service wasn't up to par. Your experience does not reflect the excellent customer service we have become accustomed to providing. Please know that your concerns have been passed onto our management team. With that being said, it is good to see that you appreciated our... More 

South Portland, Maine
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate at the Muddy Rudder and had a great waitress and an excellent meal. I had clam chowder that was full of clams and potatoes, stuffed lobster tail with lots of sweet lobster meat and potatoes. For dessert a slice of homemade blueberry pie. I highly recommend this restaurant with a window seat overlooking the waterway.

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

Dear Guest, Thanks for the great review! We're pleased to hear that you experienced quality service and delicious cuisine during your recent visit to the Muddy Rudder Restaurant. It's great to know that you enjoyed our plentiful and tasty clam chowder, and ended your meal right with a sweet slice of blueberry pie. Again, we truly appreciate you taking the... More 

Morristown, New Jersey
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had my very first lobster at the Muddy Rudder in 1980. (The waiter was very helpful when I had to take it apart.) The menu is much wider now, including scallops, salmon, calamari and a steak if you don't want seafood. The lobster bisque has large pieces of lobster. A great place to come for a Maine lobster fix.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for the great review! We're pleased to hear that you decided to return to the Muddy Rudder Restaurant for a renewed dining experience. It's great to know that you enjoyed our expanded menu, and found it to be full of variety and flavor. We're excited that you had a pleasant experience with us, and we look... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view
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 Rte 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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