We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Muddy Rudder Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1335 Route 1, Yarmouth, ME 04096-6970
+1 207-846-3082
Website
Today
11:00 - 21:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 21:30
Sat 10:00 - 21:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

539 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 535: English reviews
Kent, Ohio
Level Contributor
15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

When one of your signature brunch items is a Bloody Mary with a lobster claw, you really need to remember to actually include the lobster claw. Other than that omission (which was corrected), the fried clams Benedict was tasty, the mimosa was refreshing, and the view of the tidal flats explained the Muddy Rudder. My husband also liked the salt... More 

Helpful?
Thank LatteLu
Woburn, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I took our grandson up to Freeport for the weekend. The Muddy Rudder was recommended to us as kid friendly. We sat at a high top as it was crowded Saturday evening and we had no reservations. I would recommend reservations on the weekend. Food was excellent. The gluten free clam chowder was loaded with clams. Favor... More 

Helpful?
Thank waterlillies
Matt W, General Manager at Muddy Rudder Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the 5/5 review! We're delighted to hear that you had an excellent dining experience with us! It's wonderful that you loved your meal - that's what we like to hear! We'd love to host you again soon for more mouthwatering cuisine! Thanks for sharing and have an amazing day! More 

Laconia, New Hampshire
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

After a terrible experience last year we decided to give it a second chance. Perfect choice. Fabulous service and delicious food. Definitely will go there again.

Helpful?
Thank susiesteve1
Matt W, General Manager at Muddy Rudder Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the 5/5 review, Susie! We're delighted to hear that you had an excellent dining experience with us! It's wonderful that you loved our service as well as your meal! We're looking forward to hosting you again soon! More 

Fredericton, Canada
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

I ate here on a recent visit to Freeport and the food was fantastic. It was as good as I remembered from a visit many years ago. Highly recommend it.

Helpful?
Thank lcormier2015
Matt W, General Manager at Muddy Rudder Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the 4/5 rating! We're thrilled you had such a wonderful experience with us! It's lovely you enjoyed our delicious food. We look forward to sharing an even better experience with you soon! Have a fantastic day! More 

Allentown, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived in Maine early evening for a weekend shopping trip and wanted to go our and have some drinks and a snack. This was close to our hotel and also one of the only places open at 8:30pm. It seems they roll up the roads at 7pm in Maine. My husband likes to taste local beers and they had... More 

Helpful?
Thank Karen D
Matt W, General Manager at Muddy Rudder Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the 4-star rating, Karen! We're happy you had such a pleasant experience with us! It's excellent you enjoyed our delicious food and drink selection. We aim to please and your praise lets us know we're doing our job! We look forward to hosting you again soon for an even better experience! Have a beautiful day! More 

Jacksonville, Florida
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best Clam Chowder we had during our recent trip to Maine. This is a favorite spot for us and it never disappoints. We also had Fried Haddock Sandwiches that were outstanding. Sad that we were to full to try the awesome looking blueberry pie.

Helpful?
Thank Pvbtravelers
Matt W, General Manager at Muddy Rudder Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the 5/5 review! We're delighted to hear that you had an excellent dining experience with us! It's wonderful that you loved our Clam Chowder as well as the Fried Haddock Sandwiches! That's what we like to hear! We'd love to have you back again soon so you can try our delicious Blueberry Pie! Thanks for sharing and have... More 

Gorham, Maine
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went there on a Tuesday night and it took way to long for us to get our food. There was a big group in the back room but the drinks took a little time to get to the table. It then took at least a half hour between the drinks and apps and between the apps and dinner. The... More 

Helpful?
Thank Steve C
Matt W, General Manager at Muddy Rudder Restaurant, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback, Steve. We strive to offer our guests quality service and delicious cuisine. However, it's unfortunate that your dining experience with us was anything less than perfect. We'll be addressing your concerns with the appropriate members of our team. We'd love to host you again in the future for a more positive experience. More 

Level Contributor
20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You may have the same experience we had so you may need sustenance until dinner arrives. Drinks were served quickly. Orders were taken for appetizers and those arrived on time and were fairly tasty. Dinner orders were also given at this time for four people. Dinner did not arrive for over an hour!! We almost got up and left, that's... More 

Helpful?
Thank Durham_native
Matt W, General Manager at Muddy Rudder Restaurant, responded to this review

We appreciate the time you've taken to share your feedback. We're disappointed to hear that your meal with us was anything less than perfect. If there's any way we can accommodate you for a second chance, please let us know. We'd love to have you back. More 

New Hampshire
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

5pm on a Sunday afternoon. Not too busy but it was either understaffed or poorly staffed. Food was mediocre at best. Ordered baked stuffed haddock and seafood stuffed haddock. Seafood stuffing was tough and overcooked. Haddock was OK, nothing great. Expected tender, sweet fish that melts in your mouth--it didn't. Mushroom risotto was very tasty but that was a side... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Gozo57
Matt W, General Manager at Muddy Rudder Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we appreciate your feedback. We're deeply disappointed to hear that your dining experience with us was less than ideal. We strive to offer our guests quality service and delicious cuisine. However, your experience is not on par with the service we're accustomed to providing. We'll be addressing your concerns with the appropriate members of our team. Please consider... More 

Ontario
Level Contributor
122 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten at the Muddy Rudder in the past and always enjoyed our meals. We were pleased to see that the quality had been maintained. We went without reservations but were seated within 10 minutes after having had a pleasant chat with the host. Our server seemed a bit harried - or maybe it was some demanding customers. My... More 

Helpful?
Thank digitalcamera
Matt W, General Manager at Muddy Rudder Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the 4/5 review! We're thrilled to hear that you had a great dining experience with us! It's wonderful that you and your husband enjoyed your meals - the blackened salmon and the seafood pasta are both excellent choices! We'd love to host you again soon to share an even more positive experience with you. More 

Travellers who viewed Muddy Rudder Restaurant also viewed

 

Been to Muddy Rudder Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 25
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:30
Saturday
10:00 - 21:30
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.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Muddy Rudder Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?