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“A great place right in the harbour!”

Rudder's Seafood Restaurant and Brew Pub
Ranked #2 of 62 Restaurants in Yarmouth
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Ottawa, Canada
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193 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“A great place right in the harbour!”
Reviewed September 26, 2013

Rudder's is always a good place for food, drink and good times. During good weather you can sit on a large patio in the harbour and enjoy the great food. Rudders also brew their own beer with a variety that will please everyone!

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Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A Little Disappointed”
Reviewed September 22, 2013

First of all I want to say we got excellent service. ( a gentleman but I don't know his name ) I ordered maple glazed salmon and it was not fully cooked in the middle so I ate the two end parts. the veggies were only so-so. It was very busy so I gather it is a popular restaurant. ( it was recommended to us )

Visited September 2013
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Thank Elizabeth D
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Toronto, Canada
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Excellent!! Variety even if you have allergies.”
Reviewed September 19, 2013

Firstly this restaurant has an amazing view of Yarmouth Harbour. It is enjoyed by the locals and tourists.

We stopped by Rudder's once had an excellent lunch then decided to drop by a second time as it was excellent and we saw other items on the menu that we wanted to try. I am allergic to crustaceans and shellfish but Rudders have a huge variety of items on their menu. We tried their rapi pie, fishcakes and my husband enjoyed his favourite food in Nova Scotia, the clams.
Everything was hot, fresh and very tasty. The wait staff was friendly and very efficient.

Rudder's also make their own beer. Blonde, Red, Irish, etc. We liked the Irish beer on tap.

When the Ferry starts up running between Maine and Yarmouth, next year, I would definitely recommend Rudders and make this a stop.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Nancy M
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Niagara Falls, Canada
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99 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Great food and great atmosphere!”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

On business trip and on advice of clients, was pointed to this restaurant. What great advice. I ordered bacon wrapped scallops and the spinach salmon salad. Everything was great. The wine choices were sufficient and the service was excellent. Enjoyed the experience immensely watching the staff having a great time and ensuring all the tables got what they needed.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank restless1965
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Quebec, Canada
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168 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
“Could be so good...”
Reviewed September 6, 2013

Looks like this restaurant stopped time in the 90's! Place looks good, service is good, live music really great BUT: i took seafood casserole which is supposed to be in white wine sauce. Unfortunately the excellent lobster had to swim in thick and heavy cream and parmesan sauce adorned with garlic losing all its delicate flavor, in company of industrial( read asian mass product ) shrimp and poorly baked scallops. It was served with bland baby carrots and broccoli and cold salad and tomatoes from the fridge! Such nice ingredients total loss! At least the harbour view was great!

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank anectine
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