Opened in 1976, the Muddy Rudder is located at 1335 U.S. 1 in Yarmouth, Maine.
The main dining area has tables along a wall of windows, and everyone gets a view of the scenic Cousins River.
There are several smaller dining areas which can offer a sense of privacy to small groups.
There were holiday decorations every where you looked, with a large beautifully lit tree on the balcony over-looking the main dining area.
The dinner menu offered a variety of choices in the way of appetizers, salads, and entrees with the emphasis on seafood. Steaks, chicken, and pork chops, as well as a few sandwiches for those with a smaller appetite.
Our waitress Rozzy was pleasant, helpful, and attentive with a sense of humor, which added to the overall ambiance of the setting.
On this particular occasion, I met four friends and former co-workers for a little pre-Christmas socializing. Rozzy was very patient with us as we chatted and caught up on what each of us had been doing in the past year, giggled, and were generally slow about making up our minds about what we wanted to order. Once we each had a pleasant beverage in hand, we made our choices.
Not in the mood for seafood this time, I ordered the twin pork chops in an ale demi-glace, with mashed sweet potatoes and asparagus spears. The sweet potatoes had a hint of nutmeg mixed in which made them especially tasty, and the pork chops were wonderful in that demi-glace. ($18.00)
Three of my companions opted for the "special" of the evening, which was a haddock fillet wrapped around a shrimp and crabmeat stuffing, accompanied by sides of mixed veggies and wild rice. There were oohs and aahs uttered when they dug in, and all three agreed they'd made a delicious choice! ($23.00)
The fourth member of the group chose baked haddock topped with cracker-crumbs and a lobster cream sauce, with the wild rice and mixed veggies. She pronounced her dinner to be "good." ($18.00) All of us but one determined dieter indulged in the wonderful warm, crusty rolls that accompanied our dinner.
We spent 3 hours drinking and dining and felt no pressure to leave; it was a delightful evening in a superb setting.
When you are in the area, I recommend that you make the Muddy Rudder in Yarmouth a "must stop" on your list. You will not be disappointed!
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Note: I was not compensated in any way for this review. We all paid for our dinners, and the opinions expressed are mine and those of my companions only.