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Muddy Rudder Yarmouth
Muddy Rudder Yarmouth

Muddy Rudder Yarmouth Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.muddy-rudder.com
  • Email: info@muddy-rudder.com
  • Phone: (207) 846-3082
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday 11am - 9pm Friday - 11am - 930pm

    Saturday 10am - 2pm Brunch 10am - 930pm Dinner

    Sunday 10am - 2pm Brunch 10am - 930pm Dinner
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jeff Miller
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Come listen to out talented piano players that play on Wednesday, Friday and Saturdays.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Happy Hour daily from 3pm - 6pm Wine, beer and appetizers for $3



    Let us cater your special event. You can sit down with Chef Miller and design a menu that suits your needs.

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Muddy Rudder Yarmouth
Owners Matthew Witham and Jeff Miller are proud and excited to invite you to The Muddy Rudder Restaurant. Bringing a combined 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Matt and Jeff‘s vision of providing their guests with exceptional food, coupled with impeccable service, has materialized on the picturesque coastline of Maine. Jeff’s extensive culinary experience working in many of the finest restaurant kitchens in The Lakes Region of New Hampshire add a unique flare to an already balanced menu that also offers many a traditional Maine classic. Matt’s gregarious personality manifests itself through “The Rudder’s” friendly knowledgeable staff; eager to help, and quick to serve. Welcome and enjoy….. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We always enjoy Muddy Rudder Yarmouth when visiting Maine. Since it was off season, it was easy to get a table. They were really great adapting the menu for food allergies. All 5 of us enjoyed our meals. The menu was original and creative without being snobby."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "I have not been to the Muddy Rudder in years. My boyfriend and I went there for my 30th birthday. His prime rib was to die for. It was cook perfectly, melted in your mouth, and had tons of flavor. I got the fishermen’s platter. It has more food than you can ever eat but the quality was subpar. It had no real taste to it. Their tartar sauce has a strong horseradish taste, and the seafood tasted kind of like old oil. I would recommend the Muddy Rudder because it has a very nice and relaxing atmosphere, a nice view, and I think I just got a dud. I would recommend that they update their chairs because a couple of them were holding on for dear life. Our waitress was friendly but it she took a long time to get our order."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "appetizer and dessert were very good but the entree was barely warm."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "…but the food and service will bring us back. My husband and I visited to celebrate Valentines Day. We shared a bottle of wine and then a Caesar salad. The entries, a special salmon and the seafood casserole, were delicious. We finished with a warm apple tart with vanilla ice cream and coffee. Our server, Angela was attentive and made good recommendations. All in all, two thumbs up. Thanks for asking."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Another great dinning experience at the Muddy Rudder which we have been patronizing for many years, always good food, service and nice setting"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I requested a simple table by the window for my newlywed bride. And they pulled through! :) It was very romantic abs simple at the same time, not a single thing to complain about!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "The food and service is always good. Do so enjoy the piano music at the bar."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We went with friends and we're able to sit a talk for a lengthy time, it was a wonderful experience. And they were able to seat us before our reservation time."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We booked a table for 3 for 7pm on Christmas Eve. We opted to have two portions of mussels to share between the three of us, two of us ordered seafood casserole and one a seafood pasta dish). And then the wait began ! The waitress, would disappear for 10 mins at a time and after about 25 mins eventually informed us the kitchen was really backed up and running about 45 mins behind. The bill took another 10 to 15 mins for the bill to arrive, by now the restaurant was at least half empty In summary if you are going to open on key dates like Xmas Eve, please resource the restaurant and especially kitchen, appropriately because the wait we experienced, followed by both starters and mains arriving almost simultaneously was frankly ridiculous."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "We visit Freeport every year an the Muddy Rudder is a must stop for us. I had fish and chips that was out of this world. Specials looked pretty good too. Wish I remembered what my fiance' ordered.... but she loved it. Service was excellant."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "We've dined at the Muddy Rudder every time we're in Maine and enjoy it greatly. On Saturday night they have a talented pianist creating a lovely ambience. Unfortunately for my significant other, their version of "medium" for her prime rib was very much too rare. After sending it back twice it finally looked like medium. On the other hand, my grilled salmon was wonderful, perfectly prepared. After seeing the difficulty we had with the prime rib, the manager offered complimentary desserts for both of us, which we enjoyed."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Three of the four diners had filet mignon and it was not what we expected. Rather tough and sinewy. Not as good as usual, but we'll try again."
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "We dine here several times each year. The food is quite good and pretty consistent in quality. On our last visit, the waiter greeted us and recited the daily specials. He asked if we wanted to order appetizers, which we did. He then scurried off without asking if we wanted drinks. It was 10-15 minutes before he came back at which time I told him we would like to order drinks. It was not a busy night. Overall, the food was good. The waiter never brought out a bread basket, which all other tables had. Service was mediocre. Very nice waiter but was not really attentive to our needs."
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "When we first arrived, we were brought to our table, the menus dropped on it for us and wished a good meal. Right then I new it had probably gone downhill from the last time we dined there. The ambience was wonderful, the pianist is fun. The waitress was unobtrusive, sometimes to the point of me needing to have to ask for a refill. I ordered my dish without tomatoes and there they were. The waitress did realize it, only after she prepared the bill, and did apologize to me. (We shared the dish, so gave them all to my husband.) The salad was good as well as a tasty soup. I did not care for with the presentation of the Shrimp Scampi nor the flavor. It did not taste fresh and looked like it had been reheated. The scallops were mushy."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "Dinner was tasty, ambiance comfortable with background piano music Will return"
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "The food was great , service was great, ambience was very nice. Hadn't been there for a few years and was very pleasantly surprised. The whole experience was just great. Certainly will visit there again soon."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "Great food, wonderful service and friendly staff! I know that The Muddy Rudder was known as a touristy-but-not-exceptional restaurant for a long time...This is definitely not the case now! Our waiter, Eric, was friendly, accommodating and knowledgeable...Would definitely visit again!"
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "The Muddy Rudder has been a Yarmouth-Freeport staple for many years and is always a reliable spot for a fried seafood platter, lobster roll, or some other traditional Maine fare. We enjoyed the fried clam, a couple of Shipyard exports, and a lobster roll and after a long days travel to get to Maine, few things say welcome better."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "What a pleasure to have a live musician playing lovely music. The food was fine, the service good, but the ambiance was all quite enhanced by the live music. Everyone I our family large party commented on how that is rare - and much appreciated."
    Dined on 10/12/2013