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Rudder's Seafood Restaurant and Brew Pub

$$ - $$$
Bar, Seafood, Pub, Canadian
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96 Water St, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia B5A 4P9, Canada
+1 902-742-7311
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Yarmouth, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was not impressed with the food which came to me burnt on the bottom. the house made beer if good with a nice variety

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Yarmouth, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have the best Calamari that i have ever experienced. Seafood certainly their specialty. Enjoy this complete with great service.

Thank Chester P
Prince George, Canada
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had the scallop wrap twice. Was not disappointed. My husband enjoys craft brew beer and enjoyed some of the local offerings. Restaurant A/C was cold the second time, but snuggled close to the fireplace to catch some warmth. View of the harbour, and sunshine made a very enjoyable meal. Would go back for sure.....if only to sample some of the... More 

Thank Karen I
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

The food was fantastic... once we actually got seated. I would suggest making reservations because otherwise you may have quite the wait.

Thank Tammy N
Halifax, Canada
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99 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

I was not a fan of the food, but the beer was great. The Restaurant is decorated as you would expect it to be for a brew pub located in a coastal town. Bright and roomy. I had a beer flight with 4 beers. All of them were very good. My salmon bites appetizer was disappointing. At first I thought... More 

1 Thank Damon A
Yarmouth, Canada
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Good tunes , Friday and sat can be a good time . Food is avg . Seafood is good but there are better choices in town . If you want a good brew , good tunes and avg food along with ok service this is your spot . Nive deck overlooking harbour

1 Thank bab32017
Toronto, Canada
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is great for seafood lovers and vegetarians alike. The atmosphere and staff are great. During our visit they had live music and the man performing was amazing! It is pricey, however fresh, good quality seafood always is! Personally I had a vegetarian grilled veggie sandwich which was very tasty and it was a reasonable price.

1 Thank Maddison S
Annapolis Royal, Canada
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

I've eaten lunch and supper at Rudders many times. The craft beer choices are many and excellent and the food is high quality pub fare with plenty of seafood.

Thank ComRef
Cheraw, SC
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284 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

On the working harbor front, this is primarily a seafood restaurant, but offers plenty of options for those who prefer meat or salads. I had the fried haddock with fries. The haddock was fabulous - perfectly cooked, tender, flavorful, with a delicate light batter. I highly recommend it. Not a fan of the fries though. There are several things you... More 

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Aylesford, Canada
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

After a hard day of moving, Rudder's was a welcome spot for an enjoyable drink and a bit of something good to eat

Thank NS_traveller2014

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Seafood, Pub, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 96 Water St, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia B5A 4P9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Southwest Nova Scotia  >  Yarmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 902-742-7311

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?