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Rudders Public House

Rudders Public House in Kittery, ME, is a dog-friendly eatery serving delicious food in a relaxing hometown atmosphere. Relax on the outside deck or patio with your four legged pal, and make sure to order Fido something off of the dog menu! Visit Website

Or call (207) 703-2324 for more information.


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Rudders Public House has received a rating of 4.6 out of 5 bones by 16 canine critics on BringFido and 4.0 out of 5 by 121 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Heather
    Apr 1, 2024
    Great place to go, even in bad weather

    They have a covered patio with a heater where folks can sit outside as long as the outdoor temperature is above 32 (the heater can't keep up with colder temperatures), but with the heater it was nice and toasty, and they bring dogs water and even have a special dog menu! Love it!

  • Dawn
    Jun 9, 2023
    Loaded Doggie Hospitality

    Great seating out side and a covered deck where Winnie was welcomed and given a bowl of fresh ice water. it was our first time brining her with us to a restaurant. Highly recommend!

  • Erin
    Sep 25, 2022
    Great spot with a pup!

    they brought out a bowl of water for our dog! some outdoor tables give you more space than others. we were lucky to get one with more room for her to move and lay!

  • Lynn
    Sep 3, 2022
    Very dog friendly

    Stopped here for dinner. Very friendly toward pets. There are a few high top tables on the covered deck and maybe four regular tables on the patio. Staff offered water for Kona, but we had brought our own. We had the pretzel appetizer, then fish and chips and fried chicken. The fish portion was HUGE. I found it a bit dry though. The chicken was nice and crispy. We also enjoyed the coleslaw. Pretzel sticks so good too. We would go back with our pup :)

  • Marie
    May 15, 2022
    Great experience for us and Rosie!

    Staff was super friendly and made the experience great. Provided water for our pup, showed her love and offered pup menu options. Rosie was well behaved and LOVED her grilled chicken. What a treat!

  • Jill
    Jun 6, 2021
    Great lunch spot

    We went shopping at the Kittery Outlets and found this dog-friendly lunch spot. It is not in the busy outlet area, just about 2 miles away. Shaded outdoor tables, good food, and friendly staff excited to see our dog. Staff even brought water out for him.

  • Orange
    May 27, 2021
    Nice outside seating!

    Very friendly. Great food! Worth the visit. Came with our two labs.

  • Colleen
    Oct 13, 2020
    Great place! Happy dog!

    such a great space - heated outdoor covered porch. water and some pets for our pup - a side of cheese too! thanks!

  • Dan
    Aug 16, 2020
    Great Dog Spot

    had lunch on 8/16. lots of outside seating with COVID. hostess and waitresses super attentive and made sure our pup was well taken care of

  • Eric
    Oct 12, 2019
    Lap Dog

    My wife my 70# Pitt mix and I love this place... suggest a couple of bench seats for their four legged customers!

  • Келли
    Jul 27, 2019
    Great food, beer, and dog friendly patio!

    This place is s little treasure of kittery. I highly recommend it! Great food, service, and drinks! The open patio allows dogs and even provides buckets of water for pooches!

  • Sarah
    Jul 25, 2019
    Chill’n on the Patio

    This spot was certainly a nice pit stop along our route to central Maine. We found parking right away, and strolled up the road to give our pup a chance to stretch her legs before lunch. The patio was nice and shady, and a table was free near the entrance (easy access for when our pup began barking at another dog
    Passing on the street). As long as your pup is well behaved around other people, and can withstand those passing on the sidewalk, you won’t be disappointed.

  • Jo anne
    May 28, 2018
    Good eats and fun for pup

    Ate outside on side patio. Waitress brought pup bowl of cold water. Two other families were there with their dogs too. Good food and great time!

  • Laryssa
    More than a year ago
    Very Dog Friendly

    Had a great experience with our dog on the patio. Staff brought him a big bucket of cold water, were very accommodating and so happy to have a dog there. The table next to us loved his company, as well (not that every restaurant-goer will feel that way.) Overall, we felt very welcomed in a dining situation that might otherwise make you feel like a bother or that your dog was an afterthought. Not here!

  • Ann
    More than a year ago
    Great Experience

    We've brought our dog here twice. We had the same server both times. She was excellent and the burgers were great! They brought our dog a big pale of water. There weren't other dogs either time.

  • Joy
    More than a year ago

    Took our young child and 2 dogs to try this place. Hostess admitted the burgers were best burgers around and then said except Fudruckers because we get our burgers from them. The outside patio was small and several people swearing. Definitely not a family place.

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