I was very impressed . The
I was very impressed . The food was delicious. Our waiter was very attentive and knowledgeable about the
many different choices. It was so quick and easy to do Open Table reservation.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
We really enjoyed the food
We really enjoyed the food & the piano player. The seafood is always very fresh.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Enjoyed their Easter Brunch.
Enjoyed their Easter Brunch. Nice selection of Brunch items. Best Bloody Mary I have ever had.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was good, and the
The food was good, and the Fried Clams were outstanding,
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place to celebrate a birthday
This was a fine place for a large-group birthday celebration. The waiter was exceptionally friendly and helpful, and we all enjoyed our entrees. My husband has a lot of dietary restrictions and he was pleased with the gluten-free menu and the willingness of the cooking staff to prepare his meal without dairy products. He left the restaurant full and without stomach pain - quite unusual for him! The groupon "deal" was also wonderful and I would buy it again if it popped up, but I'd also be willing to go here for any special occasion at "regular" prices. I wish we lived closer!
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
This restaurant experience was excellent. The service was top notch and our server was informative, knowing the menu extremely well. I had 3 oysters for an app served on half shell. I usually do not use cocktail sauce, only Tabasco but their homemade cocktail sauce was great. My entree was Asian Sea Bass with a Lobster Avacado Salsa. Awesome! My husband had an old stand-by, fried clams and they were done perfect and crisp. I did not have dessert because there just wasn't any room. A great time!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I enjoyed a very
My wife and I enjoyed a very leisure dining experience this past Sunday afternoon. The appetizer of popcorn shrimp was fresh and not overcooked, our seafood dinners of baked seafood and scampi were cooked to perfection with great presentation and taste. We elected for the suggested wine pairings which was a perfect choice on our part. The Muddy Rudder is a great dining experience for that special occassion or no occassion at all. We wiil return again.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our first time there, and
Our first time there, and we were celebrating our 39th Anniversary! Great choice. We mentioned that it was our first time there and she seated us at the best table with perfect view. We were very impressed with the service, the view and the food. We will definitely go back to Muddy Rudder again! Our waiter was fabulous. The piano playing in the background was beautiful too!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoy the view
While the service was a little slow, we made the best of our time at the Muddle Rudder and enjoyed the beautiful view of the tidal marsh. We also befriended out neighboring table. We ce;ebrated a birthday and the restaurant brought our a delicious chocolate souffle and ice cream and sang happy birthday, much to the embarassment of our birthday girl.
6/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
This restaurant has standard
This restaurant has standard Maine food. I enjoyed the fried clams. They were full bellied and crisp, cooked in crumbs. The lobster bisque was full of lobster meat. The service was prompt and accommodating. The view overlooks a shallow river estuary that is more interesting at high tide than at low tide. It appears that there is outdoor seating. However, it was too chilly the night we visited and there were no tables on the deck. I would not go out of my way to go to this restaurant as there are many more interesting places in nearby Portland or even Freeport downtown. Having said that, if it's on one's way to another destination, if you want traditional Maine food, or if you live nearby in Yarmouth or Freeport, it's a solid choice.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
waterfront maine dining
We went to Muddy Rudder for Father's Day brunch. In the past this restaurant had a Sunday Buffet Brunch. It was different now with new ownership. It was pretty decor, but smelled a little like old seafood when you entered the restaurant. It did not have a buffet brunch. It was not very crowded considering I had tried booking a 10:30am reservation on this Open Table and it did not have any tables available online. When we got to the restaurant, there were only 2 or 3 other tables in use at that time, so they have room for improvement by adding a Sunday Buffet and improving the smell and Open Table reservation. Besides that, the hostess,waitress and food were nice/good. There were a lot of staff standing around doing nothing- overstaffed.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Menu had varied choices, good food, good service, lovely atmosphere.
Would definitely go back.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Four of us ate here. Above average food, diverse menu, good service.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place. We had late lunch
Great place. We had late lunch (2:30) on a Friday and the place was not too busy like it normally is. We came with group of 8 and had nice private a table with view ready for us. Service was great and good was tasty. At our table we ordered Haddock and Steak tips. Portions are decent - we all cleared our plates and were full. Had good experience will go back for sure.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious food and very attentive
Delicious food and very attentive service. Loved piano music while we ate
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Trout was quite delicious
Trout was quite delicious and serving of blueberry pie (a la mode) was enormous. Only complaint was that water refills had to be requested and coffee refills weren't offered.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
The portions seemed a bit
The portions seemed a bit on the small side but the prices were great.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
The right place for us
We are first time diners at Muddy Rudder. We were looking for a restaurant midway between Kittery and Brunswick for a birthday lunch that included children. MR was perfect. Convenience, not feeling rushed and being able to enjoy our company. It was a nice day at the end of August. Children could go outside toward the end of the meal. View was pleasing. Great ambiance, good beer selection. Our waiter was attentive without imposing on us. Another option was to go to a restaurant in Portland. I am so glad we chose MR.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyable get together
Some of our staff wanted to meet together at nice location and we really enjoyed the setting and the meal...the desserts were just great!
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The lobster dinner was awesome. I can't wait to go back!!! Service was great!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great menu, ample variety for all ages, tastes and restrictions. Easy to reach location, experienced and pleasant staff. We look forward to many more lovely gatherings at Muddy Rudder. Thanks.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful piano music
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.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
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.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
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!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
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.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner was tasty, ambiance comfortable with background piano music
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
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.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM