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Muddy Rudder Yarmouth, Yarmouth, ME
Muddy Rudder Yarmouth, Yarmouth, ME
Muddy Rudder Yarmouth, Yarmouth, ME
Muddy Rudder Yarmouth, Yarmouth, ME
Muddy Rudder Yarmouth, Yarmouth, ME

Muddy Rudder Yarmouth

4.5
4.5
667 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Matthew Witham is proud and excited to invite you to The Muddy Rudder Restaurant. We provide our guests with exceptional food, coupled with impeccable service, has materialized on the picturesque coastline of Maine. Welcome and enjoy…..

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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 1 time today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Thu, Sun 11:30 am–7:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (207) 846-3082
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Yarmouth
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Entertainment
    Come listen to out talented piano players that play on Wednesday, Friday and Saturdays.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 667 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Greater Portland

    Good for groups

667 Reviews
  1. JeremyM

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    This place is sleepy and is in drastic need of a new audience. We went out for a date on a Sunday night and found ourselves as 1 of 2 remaining tables at 7:30pm. Service was quick, mixed drinks were strong and food was decent. Definitely a traditional local spot, likely appealing to a long-term aging audience. We found the seating near the windows to be drafty (it's winter) and asked to be relocated to a high-top toward the middle of the room, which helped. Our waitress was pleasant but not warm beyond pleasantries. We likely will not be back here as there are many options in the Portland area to choose from, with ambiance, food and service that make you really thrilled to dine out. This was not that place.

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  2. Lark

    Greater Boston

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love Muddy Rudder anytime of the day or evening. Great food snd great service!!

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  3. BOBW

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    WE HAD BEEN GOING TO THE MUDDY RUDDER MANY TIMES PRIOR TO THE PANDEMIC. FOR MANY REASONS WE HAVE NOT BEEN TO MANY RESTAURANTS SINCE. BUT OUR EXPERIENCE YESTERDAY WAS VERY GOOD. GOOD FOOD, GOOD SERVICE, AND THE PLACE WAS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION.

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  4. pamr

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is excellent. We go specifically for the trout almandine, delicious!

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  5. PamK

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Fish Tacos, Brussels sprouts, and carrot cake were great. My friends and I had a very enjoyable lunch. The waitress was attentive but did not rush us. We will definitely go back.

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  6. marcc

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I hadn’t visited in over a decade and was pleasantly surprised. Great menu including gluten free and vegetarian options. Fantastic view and really attentive service. Will definitely visit again when in the area.

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  7. MarthaC

    Maine

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our dining experience at Muddy Rudder-- it continues to be a favorite restaurant for me!

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  8. JeanneG

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Meals are always as expected. I have never had a bad meal or experience. A go to for any special occasion.

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  9. DebbyH

    Maine

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Last night we met with another couple for dinner. Our waitress was friendly and attentive. We really enjoyed our meals and desserts. ITs situation on the riverbank and the big parking lot add to its attraction

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  10. NancyM

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love The Muddy Rudder. Very good fresh fish especially. Very convenient handicapped parking. Check website for days open and hours.

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  11. MegG

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Once you've been to Muddy Rudder, you'll become a regular! Thanks for the great food, service, and warm hospitality.

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  12. CraigK

    Maine

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very good and service was outstanding. Nice ambiance.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Maine

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My wife and I went here for our anniversary. Everything was amazing. Our waitress was very friendly and professional. The food and atmosphere were perfect. Highly recommend the Muddy Rudder for a special occasion

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  14. CarolW

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Our dinners were excellent, though my husband could not finish the metal tray full of fisherman’s platter (couldn’t finish the leftovers for lunch today, either). My creme brûlée was warm-ish and runny, but the taste was still good. The table was not in the best location, considering our reservation was made a week in advance. Not our best experience at the Muddy Rudder, but certainly acceptable.

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  15. MelissaA

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I went here with my family (me, spouse, 2 kids) on New Year’s Eve. We’d never been, but knew it was kind of famous. The ambiance was fine, nothing special. And we couldn’t see the view, as it was dinner time in December. The food was lacking. I got the Trout Almondine, and my whole plate was greasy—the fish, the rice, the green beans. I also got the wedge salad, and it was romaine, not a wedge of iceberg, and it had SO many red onions. I thought it was so-so. My husband got the fried chicken sandwich; he said it was fine. Both kids got buttered noodles, and the noodles were SWIMMING in butter. Their faces were shiny with butter when they were done. The fries were good. Service was good. I think this restaurant used to be great, but it has fallen. We won’t be going back.

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  16. JeffS

    Maine

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We had made reservations for 2 at a high top table and tried to change the reservation later to a regular table for 4 but was denied. So it was just the two of us and when we arrived we could not get a high top table but instead was given a regular table that could have seated 4. We have been at this restaurant many times and every New Years Eve. The service has gone down also. We waited for a server that took for ever it seemed at the time. All she had to do was acknowledge that we were there with a " be with you soon".

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  17. CarolD

    Maine

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good service. Very friendly and accommodating. Food was great! Fresh and well worth the money. My husband and I enjoy Muddy Rudder. Holiday decorations were enjoyable. Wait wasn't long.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and great food! The wait staff was very attentive.

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  19. Lovedit

    Greater Boston

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Comfort food in a comfortable setting! Great menu variety. Food was very good - as was the service.

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  20. KarenS

    Maine

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had reservations for 4:30 pm but ran “early”. That was no problem and we were seated immediately. I requested a table near the door due to mobility issues in our party- again, no problem! Our waitress was attentive, but not annoying, and our whole meal was wonderful, from drinks to appetizers to main meals and dessert. Thank you for making our special evening out a great experience!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great dining experience at Muddy Rudder, thank you! We were running a bit late, but were warmly welcomed when we arrived. Joanna, our server, was very friendly, knowledgeable and a pleasure to have waiting on us. Dinner was excellent, though the Wedge Salad is a bit uninspired. Thanks for taking such great care of us!

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  22. Kathy

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, service and price. Nice place to go for a relaxing meal.

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  23. James

    Greater Boston

    61 reviews

    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We visit this area annually for a shopping trip and the Muddy Rudder is always on our agenda. The food is always very good as well as the service. My wife and I enjoy sitting at the bar. We highly recommend the Muddy Rudder

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  24. ColinC

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service! Food was served in a timely manner, and the tables were spaced so that the noise level was acceptable. Missed the view of the marshland

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Maine

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had such a fabulous first time at Muddy Rudder that we are looking forward to our next visit. We went for our 25th anniversary and the manager bought our desert for us.

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  26. BarbaraB

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The Muddy Rudder can be depended upon to consistently deliver good food and service. Their menu is a nice balance of old favorites, seafood, and comfort food. There is always something for everyone.

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  27. CrystalM

    Maine

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, amazing alcoholic drinks, they do have non alcoholic as well! Very cute and quiet place!

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  28. Mainegurl

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Our server was really great and made us feel welcome, but beyond that the night was just meh. Not terrible, but nothing to write home about either. 2 of us had fish tacos which were mostly filler and very little fish. Though I will say, the small amount of fish was very good. I was disappointed that the sides offered did not include a salad. Every restaurant should offer some sort of side sale. Not everyone wants fries. The fries on everyone plate were nothing special either. The rest of our party ordered some chowder and burgers. Again, not terrible, but not anything memorable. Finally, I don't know many restaurants that don't offer complementary rolls or bread...not here. 2 small rolls for $3. Really? You can't toss some rolls in a basket? Drive on by and head to Jameson Tavern, Broad Arrow, Gritty's or any number of better dining experiences available in the Freeport area.

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  29. Lovedit

    Greater Boston

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time here and we’ll be back! Had a great lunch. Good food and staff were super friendly. Easy access for my wheelchair bound friend

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  30. Rebecca

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was very nice and the ambiance was nice.

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  31. MayH

    Maine

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We all enjoyed our lunch. Taught our waitress not to remove empty plates from diners as soon as empty.Bad manners. Those who are still eating then feel they must rush to finish their meal. Doesnt seem to get taught any more!

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  32. DonaldL

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    I haven't been to the Muddy Rudder for 10 years and I think it has regressed in that time. Food was average at best.

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  33. LouM

    Maine

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food, nicely presented. Cheerful, helpful wait staff. Reasonable prices

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  34. MegG

    Cleveland

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We really appreciate the menu choices and flexibility - plus friendly service. Thanks, Muddy Rudder 🤗

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  35. Futuredesigner

    Tampa

    15 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Overpriced lobster croissant poorly cooked. Indifferent service. Dirty carpet. Unclean table.

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  36. HappyCustomers

    Greater Boston

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb experience again at Muddy Rudder. Our party of 3 came for Sunday lunch to celebrate a 70th birthday. The service, food and ambiance was fantastic. The prices are very reasonable and the quality of the food is top notch. This place is a staple in our family, as we’ve been coming for special occasions for years. They never disappoint. The host and server were both sweethearts and made sure we were happy with our food and overall experience. Looking forward to our next visit!

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  37. MitchellS

    Maine

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Good service even though it was a very busy evening. Food was very good… shrimp cocktail done the right way…

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  38. EliseG

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food. Pleasant staff, outside seating is very scenic but there is noise from the highway. But on the other hand proximity to highway makes for a super convenient road trip stop. Check out world's largest rotating globe at Garmin right down the road. Eartha is free and worth a stop.

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  39. WendyK

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Muddy Rudder has become our favorite go-to place to bring guests and to go by ourselves. Quality is consistently good and wait staff always smiling.

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  40. TomF

    Greater Boston

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice place for us to step on our trip from MA to ME. Love the view and hearing about the oyster farming happening in the docks of the bay. Shared rolls, soup, salad and steak tips- all excellent. My only complaint, and I mentioned it to the manager, was a $5 plate charge for sharing the entree. Seemed like we spent enough for the restaurant not nickel and dime us given we also each had a cocktail. Manager said he would convey my concern to the owner. Otherwise, very nice.

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FAQs

Muddy Rudder Yarmouth offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (207) 846-3082.

Muddy Rudder Yarmouth is rated 4.5 stars by 667 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Muddy Rudder Yarmouth

1335 US Rt. 1, Yarmouth, ME 04096

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Yarmouth
  • Hours of operation
    Thu, Sun 11:30 am–7:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    Come listen to out talented piano players that play on Wednesday, Friday and Saturdays.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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