I love Yarmouth. There’s an old fashioned aura to the downtown , of hard work and and struggle to survive, true even today. But in Yarmouth, all work and no play makes one a dull boy. And where to go to play? Rudders Seafood Restaurant and Brew Pub is a good place to start. There’s local music most evenings and on a balmy summer day, a humongous wrap around deck is the place to be, sipping on Rudders own craft beer while enjoying the waterfront view. It’s November now. so the deck is closed, but the place is decorated gaily for Christmas which sort of makes up for it.
Tom is a server who has many years experience in the restaurant industry and he impressed me right away with his quick service, big friendly smile and ability to anticipate my every need. He was standing at my elbow almost before I had even pulled out my chair, greeting us and bringing menus and a small loaf of fresh bread.
Ahh, the menu.It’s quite large, with plenty of seafood dishes, traditional pub fare, pasta and desserts.And of course the brewed-on-site craft beer. I chose nachos–those came loaded with cheese and other goodies and hubby ordered fish and chips which arrived fresh and steaming hot. Beer for him and coffee for moi. Our total for $49. 20 which included a pretty good tip. I would most definitely eat here again.
What You Need to Know About Rudders Seafood Restaurant & Brew Pub
Find it at 96 Water Street, Yarmouth
Their micro-brewery has beer to go- squealers, growlers and party kegs. Good to know with the upcoming Christmas season.
They offer a lobster dinner -and Yarmouth is known for their lobster fishery.
If you are sailing or paddling there, Rudders has a floating dock marina for customers use.
And more stuff to do
Frost Park is delightfully decorated for the holidays this time of year. Take some time to enjoy it and maybe a short walk along the waterfront-you might spot seals!
No trip to Yarmouth is complete without a visit to Cape Forchu Lighthouse (15 minutes away from downtown) In the summer, there is a small beach along the way in Yarmouth Bar.
The Rodd Grand has a Christmas Dinner Theatre “Last Christmas” running until Dec 21st.Find tickers here $54
If you feel like walking off your big lunch, stop at St.Anne’s University in Church Point (about 40 minutes away) on the way home. ‘ Le Petit Bois’ behind the university is now decorated by volunteers for the Christmas season. Take Exit 29 for highway 101.