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Muddy Rudder Restaurant

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1335 Route 1, Yarmouth, ME 04096-6970
+1 207-846-3082
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
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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maine
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful views of the river in an upscale restaurant with fair prices . Everything we have tried on the menu has been superb. The servers are friendly. My wife bought a jar of the sea salt soap they use in the rest room and totally loves it. Definitely a restaurant to try

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Thank bill31Maine
Matt W, General Manager at Muddy Rudder Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the 5/5 rating, Bill! We're delighted your time with us was so fantastic! It's wonderful you enjoyed our dishes and prime view so much. We aim to please and your praise lets us know we're doing our job! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Have an amazing day! More 

South Portland, Maine
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can never go wrong at Muddy Rudder. Service is good, menu appealing, good variety, presentation nice.

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Thank Peterk0331
Matt W, General Manager at Muddy Rudder Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the 4/5 rating, Peter! It's lovely you had such a wonderful experience with us! We strive to provide stellar service alongside our delicious cuisine. We aim to please and your praise lets us know we're doing our job! We look forward to sharing an even better experience with you soon! Have a beautiful day! More 

Portland, Maine
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had driven past this place for years. Always heard it was a nice restaurant but had never created opportunity to eat there. So, we finally did. It's wonderful. They create a nice balance --- there is an elegant feel, combined with the casual relaxed attitude you expect in Maine. Our waiter, Kyle, did a great job. I enjoyed the grilled... More 

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Thank SteveOK979
Matt W, General Manager at Muddy Rudder Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the outstanding review, Steve! We're delighted your experience with us was so wonderful! We endeavor to make all of our guests feel welcome and relaxed during their time with us. It's fantastic our team could accommodate your needs and assist you in any way possible. We aim to please and your praise lets us know we're doing... More 

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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the second time we have eaten at the Muddy Rudder. We were not disappointed. The menu offered a wide variety of gluten free options along with regular menu items. Though it took a bit for the food to come out, I can honestly say it was worth the wait. The food was hot, had great taste and the... More 

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

Thank you for the wonderful rating, Diana! We're delighted you had such a wonderful experience with us! We strive to provide a selection of menu items so that everyone can find something to enjoy. We love sharing our mouthwatering dishes with our guests. You praise lets us know we're doing our job! We look forward to sharing another amazing experience... More 

Hamilton, Ontario
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So if the management reads this, we were there last week, December 21st, and if you have a female server that is complaining about a $7 tip on a $100 bill, she needs to up how she deals with your clientele. The food was exceptional. I had my favourite, a whole lobster, which was reasonable we felt it price. It... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for the feedback and rating! We're thrilled you enjoyed our delicious cuisine so much. The lobster was a fantastic choice! We aim to please! Thank you again for the valuable feedback. We strive to provide top-notch service alongside our mouthwatering dishes. We hope to see you again soon to share a more positive experience with you.... More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a pleasant surprise! My wife and I loved the popcorn shrimp presentation! So cute!! The burgers where great here, both cooked exactly as ordered (you'd be surprised how many get our orders wrong), and the sweet potatoe fries where heavenly. A very laid back experience and the view is very nice.

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

Thanks for the 4/5 rating, Pete! We're delighted your time with us was so pleasant! It's fantastic you enjoyed our mouthwatering dishes. The popcorn shrimp were a great choice, a definite fan favorite! We look forward to seeing you again soon for an even better experience! Have a lovely day! More 

Truro, Canada
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time there this year. Food was excellent. Service was excellent. I would recommend this restaurant,

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

Thank you for the excellent rating! It's fantastic to hear you enjoyed your meal with us! 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 for taking the time to share. Have a great day! More 

Whitman, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

Stayed at the dreadful Freeport Inn. Went downtown to Freeport. Not that many restaurants that served cocktails. The ones that do were very crowed due to it being Sparkle weekend. Waits for dinner at 5 were 2.5 hrs. We went further down rte 1 north, nothing but houses. We turned around and found nothing that fit a dinner with a... More 

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

Thank you for the feedback, Rebecca. We are always working our hardest to provide high-quality meals and excellent service for all of our guests. We are disappointed to hear that we could have done more to provide you a better experience. We would love to have you back so that we could provide the perfect meal for you. We look... More 

Walden, New York
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112 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

We have been here several times. Usually we are here in the fall and winter. Never waited long to be seated. The person seating us was always pleasant, friendly and courteous. Very well lit area. We did wait a few minutes for our waitress, but it appeared she was the only waitress in our area. Our waitress was very helpful,... More 

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Thank John and Rose P
Matt W, General Manager at Muddy Rudder Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the great rating, John and Rose! We are always working very hard to provide delicious food and excellent service for all of our guests. We are very pleased to hear you are a frequent guest and that you have had great experiences! We would love to have you back soon so that we can share another great... More 

2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 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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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, Soups, Seafood
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups
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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