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Odd Duck

Odd Duck Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.oddduckaustin.com
  • Phone: (512) 433-6521
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Mon-Fri 1130 am - 230 pm

    Dinner: Sunday through Thursday 5 - 10 pm
    Friday and Saturday 5 - 11 pm

    Bar: Mon-Fri 1130 am - close
    Sat-Sun 5 pm - close
    Happy Hour Mon - Fri 3-6 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Bryce Gilmore
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Odd Duck has a great 4 seasons patio. Great views of Downtown Austin and plenty of space to entertain your guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Jason James (512) 433-6521

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Gibson
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Odd Duck has complimentary valet parking.
A word from Odd Duck
Odd Duck features a seasonal menu inspired by our local farmers. Utilizing our wood fire grill and oven, we offer shared plates and an extensive bread program. Our crafted drink menu will share in a similar philosophy as the food. With a great high energy atmosphere driven by our open kitchen, Odd Duck is the perfect spot to see what our community has to offer.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Diner Reviews
  • "Personal, friendly, helpful serving team. The food was amazing. Each small plate was an experience. Beautiful to look at - and profoundly delicious."
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dinner at Odd Duck filled with small plates that truly expanded our palate. Each dish was delicious and unique. Our waiter was very helpful with suggestions and helped make for a great night out. Only negative was that despite a reservation we were seeted at the bar."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "We didn't want to eat the rest of the day. We just wanted to keep savoring our brunch at Odd Duck. Everything was delightful"
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "I have been to Odd Duck four times, the first being opening week. It has gotten better each time. I don't mean this as a constructive statement. I mean, it was amazing the first time and continues to engage and surprise my pallet each time after. The service is the best in the city! Their plates are inventive and creative. I love the balance of vegetarian and meat dishes. I will continue to go and will continue to tell my friends and family to visit too."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Hopefully the heirloom tomato salad will be a staple"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "I have to say that the meal I had at Odd Duck was hands down THE BEST dinner I've had at a restaurant...EVER...first off they have a German Pinot Noir on their wine list. I had no idea there was such a thing! VERY yummy. I ordered a few plates and all were amazing - first the compressed watermelon, then the zucchini pancake (my favorite!!!!), next the duck egg and finally the foie gras. I also had dessert but cannot remember what I had but it too was good - it was like a huge sugary croissant with brie and other yummy deliciousness on top. I bought beers for the kitchen and do hope they enjoyed them. (The menu features an option to buy $1 beers for the kitchen which I think is GREAT!) GO TO ODD DUCK IF YOU HAVE THE CHANCE!!!!!!"
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Our server Stefan really added to the whole experience, he was just as excited for us to try the food as we were to eat it. Had a great evening, didn't break the bank and can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "We went with our teenagers for my birthday. We loved Barley Swine, so we knew what we were getting with the small plates. The server had a long discussion about the beers with my husband. We attempted to order bread because I knew the kids were starving, but the server said that we had order everything at once (same speil at Barley Spine). The food was inventive and fresh. The pretzel sticks, lamb ribs and zucchini cake were great. My favorite was the foi gras, loaded with fresh figs and greens. They gave me a delicious fortune cookie for my birthday. I think the portions here are even smaller than Barley swine. So, leave them at home and go have a fine date night."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "Very much enjoyed our dinner visit here. The flavor combinations were excellent. There was not a dish or dessert we didn't like! Would recommend it and would return if ever in the area again."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "The menu was stellar! The flavors in each dish were out of control good!!! The cocktail menu was fantastic also. I took my husband for his 31st birthday , we sat at the bar and enjoyed watching the cooks in front of us create each dish. Our server was so friendly and everyone that delivered our food was very knowledgeable of the dish. Would recommend !!"
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "My children have adventurous palates. Exhibit A: my 17yr old chose Odd Duck for his family birthday dinner. Ages 10-17, my four ate every bite of every dish they brought out! As and adult, there were some dishes that just sang! Anytime they have pasta and a meat sauce (it was goat this time, beef last) order it. Have them "bring me food". And their imaginative yet familiar drinks, have at least one different one each time you go."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "This restaurant is good, but with all the hype surrounding it you may be expecting something spectacular in which case you'll be disappointed. If you keep your expectations in check, you will have a nice dinner at a fair price. Sunday is happy hour all day."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "What can you say about a place where you run in to the farmers who supply the food while dining? Real food!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Odd Duck is superb. I have never had a bad meal here going back to their trailer days. My recent experience for brunch rank among the best meals I've eaten. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "We arrived early and parked but found out that the whole parking lot was valet, even though there were only 4 cars in the lot. The attendant said it was complimentary and we asked him not to move it. Our waitress was friendly and helpful. She helped us decide what we wanted to order. Our food was delicious, especially the heirloom tomato salad and the tater tots. We'll be back and try more things next time!"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "First time visiting Odd Duck and really enjoyed it."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "It's a Killer Shark? Love this place. Great menu. Lots of small plates to try. High level execution."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "We had a great meal here. Small plates are surprisingly filling."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "The menu changes constantly, so your curiosity will bring you back almost most as often as the food. It is "contained creative". Not "over the top creative" for the sake of being creative, but they use the local items available and assemble them in luscious ways. The bartender served us and her advice helped us through the menu. Everything sounds delicious. Order any item that includes bread so you have something to sop up the sauces from each plate. Great selection of local brews and tempting cocktails as well."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "I had been looking forward to trying Odd Duck for some time and liked the atmosphere as soon as we walked in. We tried eight or nine different plates and I the ingredients were fresh, but the food was consistently overseasoned so the freshness did not come through, with the exception of the ceviche and goat pasta, which were excellent. The wrong plate was delivered to our table three different times and the while our waiter was knowledgeable and energetic, he didn’t seem to have control of the service. Glad I tried Odd Duck, but not in a hurry to go back."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "The Odd Duck is a treasure - casual bliss. The food inventions were creatively imagined and exquisitely prepared - and the service was unobtrusive but attentive. I could not imagine a better restaurant experience."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "You will never get bored at Odd Duck, the dishes are unique and creative. The small plates make it a fun evening with friends. The service was great and extremely helpful. Our server took the dishes we wanted and had them served in a way to enhance the experience. It was wonderful. Odd Duck was a memorable event!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Every time I go Odd Duck it's amazing. This trip was no exception."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "My wife and I made it here for a later Friday night dinner. We had a great time. We just told the waiter to bring whatever he thought we'd like and then had a thoroughly enjoyable evening. The bar had some excellent drinks, as well. I look forward to returning and taking some friends who've never been. We're fans and will spread the word."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "My husband and I are vegan and we went there after being told they'd recently added a vegan and vegetarian menu. While reasonably priced, the food was lackluster. Vegan and vegetarian cooking is not rocket science."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "I've been to Odd Duck a few times, and though very nice, it is a far cry from the original food truck. I loved the creativity and constantly revolving menu of the truck. It always seemed to work, no matter what you were hungry for. While the restaurant also has delicious foods, it is trying to hard to be a hip hot spot. I realize it is difficult to maintain your originality and creativity while pleasing everyone, so I won't be too harsh, but the Truck was better."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Odd Duck has only an odd part--it's name. The food is fabulous. Small plates of locally sourced ingredients served by friendly staff. A welcome addition to the Austin scene. Free valet parking. Busy, so have reservations."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "I sent Odd Duck a note through OT requesting a "nicer" table as my wife is 9 months pregnant & soon to be housebound with a new baby. We arrived at 8:15pm & got the worse table in the restaurant (next to toilets, far away from main area). I asked to be reseated (they acknowledged the note) & made us wait at the entrance - for 45 min! The manager comped our wine and apologized so we accepted the situation. Everything was fine until I found a DEAD FLY in my half drunk water glass. DISGUSTING. It came from the water jug used to refill everyone's water glasses. The manager apologized and took $13 off our bill. This is insulting. I'm guessing you're striving to be one of Austin's best restaurants - wish your service lived up to that."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "I love this place because you get to try out great food that you'd normally find at fancy restaurants, but don't have to dress the part. The food is farm fresh and the combinations of ingredients always surprises me. This is a perfect place for a double date as you can try more of the items on menu if you all share. This place is a bit pricy but worth the experience in my opinion."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "My husband and I had dinner to celebrate my birthday. We had a nice table outside which was very pleasant due to fans and misters. Our server was great and the food was very good. Definitely not an every day dining place for us, but a great special occasion place for quality food and a little something different."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Great restaurant to bring visitors for a unique taste of Austin. The brunch dishes are tapas-like and best eaten family style. It can be a little awkward to share due to the nature of the food (think poached eggs) so I don't recommend going for business or with picky eaters. We will definitely be back with all of our foodie friends."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "very good food, cool venue. heirloom tomato salad was awesome."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "First impression when we walked in: The hostess was super friendly, inviting and organized. Atmosphere & Experience: The food was fantastic, cocktails were superb and our server was knowledgable and made excellent suggestions. (I believe his name was Caten) We love the "beer for cooks" option. Overall great ambience, great vibe, excellent service and fantastic eats. This was our first visit and we believe consistency is important. We gave Four Stars for our first visit. My guess is we'll give Five Stars after a few more visits."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We had lamb ribs (special of the night) which were OUTSTANDING! The heirloom tomato salad was fresh and the tomatoes were yummy. The foie gras mousse was also incredible. The only disappointment of the evening was the Ceviche, which uses bycatch (a fabulous idea!) but lacked the usual ingredients of tomatoes, avocado and onion. The flavor was boring compared to other ceviche I have had this week and the potato chip did not add anything flavorful for us. The service was outstanding, and we especially enjoyed the description of each dish as it was being served. The ambiance is meant for communal dining so if you want a private dining experience, this is not the place to go. It is pricey but expected given the farm to table experience."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "It was my first time visiting Odd Duck. Our meal was spectacular. Everything is locally sourced. The waitress was very knowledgeable and stepped us through our dinning experience. I will go here again for sure!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Everything is fabulous...so fresh, unique, and delicious!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Delicious food, quick and friendly service, great ambience. Odd Duck is a must try for food lovers wanting something with new and interesting flavors."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Odd duck never disappoints. There has not been one time that has not been absolutely phenomenal."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Went here for a girls night and the small plates are perfect to share! We ate way too much but it was really good."
    Dined on 7/31/2014