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Muddy Rudder Restaurant

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1335 Route 1, Yarmouth, ME 04096-6970
+1 207-846-3082
11:00 am - 9:30 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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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Kudos to the person at the front desk who put us right by the window. Great view of the river so we could watch the boats come and go. Food was excellent!

Thank Jane M
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Party of 4 arrived on a Monday night for 6:30 reservation. Greeted pleasantly by the host who proceeded to seat us promptly in the atrium. Asked for a window seat and was directed to a table for 6. Wouldn't have minded the extra room, but the window faced the fence and a concrete slab - not a great view. So... More 

Yarmouth, Maine
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A beautiful setting overlooking a marshy area, where people actually arrive by boat. Attentive service, good food. An extensive menu for Sunday brunch. Entrees were more expensive than I typically pay, but sandwich and salad choices were more reasonable.

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

Thank you for the glowing review, Lynn! We love the view, too. It's always lovely to be at ease and enjoy the sights while you dine. With this said, it's disappointing to hear you didn't see the value in our meals. We strive to provide delicious fare at a comparable price. We believe our efforts in preparing these dishes is... More 

Springfield, Massachusetts
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58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Dined here with another couple. Wait staff was knowledgable and went above and beyond to make our visit enjoyable. Seafood platter cooked perfectly and was large.

Thank oldgeezer58
Matt W, General Manager at Muddy Rudder Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the stellar review! We're thrilled to see another seafood enthusiast enjoy our dishes! It's a joy to hear we were able to accommodate you to the fullest extent. We strive to give our guests a one of a kind experience, here. We're looking forward to sharing another 5 out of 5 experience with you. We'd love to... More 

Hollis Center, Maine
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have never been disappointed in the food, always delicious and flavorful. The service is pleasant and very helpful, if asking about the menu. Will return again.

Thank dpking39
Matt W, General Manager at Muddy Rudder Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the excellent review! It's always an honor to know we were able to satisfy our guests. We take a lot of pride in our dishes. We're delighted to see you had the experience we strive for here. We're looking forward to your next visit. Until next time, we hope you have a beautiful day! More 

Portland, Maine
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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 1 week ago

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 

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 1 week ago

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

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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55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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
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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