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The Rudder

128 River Rd, Hendersonville, TN 37075-3418
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good44%
  • Average10%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible16%
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
128 River Rd, Hendersonville, TN 37075-3418
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I go here every time I visit my sister! It has tables surrounding the lake and there are boats and pretty houses for the view. They also have fish and turtles that you can feed (they give you cherrios if you want to feed them)....More

Thank kathy r
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is an oasis! The setting is vibrant and colorful and the staff is friendly and interactive. Hank was our server and he treated us like a family that had visited his home. Everyone was happy with their food and that is a feat...More

Thank Zena K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I called before we left and was told by the hostess that our wait would not be longer than 20 minutes. We got there before 7pm and did not get seated until 8pm. We had a large group but said we could be separated if...More

Thank Erin C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good atmosphere, average choices of food, live music some days. Used to have REALLY good menu. Over the last couple of years, have deleted some items, so there is not a lot of variety. Crab cakes, and pretzel with beer cheese dip were two favorites...More

Thank mcarmon
Reviewed 17 April 2017

My family and I came here on a whim for Easter after looking up restaurants in our area that were doing Easter Brunch. We are so glad we came here. It was such a lovely experience. The food was great, a really great brunch spread!...More

Thank indyfan99
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

We have eaten inside year round at the Rudder and sometimes the service is not great. But during warm weather when the patio by the water is open, we have always had a fabulous time. We just enjoy the food, drinks and service more outside....More

Thank Camilla P
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We were in Nashville visiting family and sent to The Rudder to watch some of our Florida football teams. It's on a marina surrounded by water and was really pretty. Food was good and lots of tv's. It's broken up into 3 separate areas and...More

Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 5 November 2016

We have eaten here a few times and the food is not horrible but not great either. We went for dinner and live music. The first time we met my sister and her children about 7:30 - 8, thats when we learned this was not...More

Thank Magie L
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I found out the only thing this place has going for it is that it sits on the lake in the kids can feed the fish that's one star and the second star they have pretty good music. But that is where this review ends...More

Thank kid506
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

A friend turned me on to The Rudder as a place to watch football outside on the water. True to form, we parked at the outside bar today to enjoy the sun and the games. There are two small tv's at the outside bar but...More

Thank jphgreenwood
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Do you have any gluten-free options?
8 July 2015|
Response from Lacey K | Reviewed this property |
I have been here many times & I don't believe they cater to those who are gluten free... most of the apps are deep fried. . And I have never seen any markings specifying gluten free
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 128 River Rd, Hendersonville, TN 37075-3418
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Sumner County  >  Hendersonville