1201 South Lamar Boulevard
Austin, TX 78704Neighborhood:
AmericanPrice: $30 and under
- Dining Style: Casual Dining
- Website: http://www.oddduckaustin.com/
- Phone: 512-433-6521x
- Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Mon-Fri 1130 am - 230 pm
Brunch: Sunday 1030 am - 230 pm
Dinner: Sunday through Thursday 5 - 10 pm
Friday and Saturday 5 - 11 pm
Bar: Mon-Fri 1130 am - close
Sat: 5 pm - close
Sun: 1030 am - close
Happy Hour Mon - Fri 3-6 pm
Sunday 230 - close
- 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 512-433-6521x
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 Service
- Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
- Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
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Odd Duck reviews from OpenTable diners
366 reviews since June 3, 2014
- Ambiance4.3Noise LevelModerate
fit for foodies (311)hot spot (198)special occasion (158)neighborhood gem (154)great for outdoor dining (126)vibrant bar scene (110)great for brunch (90)good for groups (89)great for lunch (82)romantic (58)notable wine list (52)late-night find (32)scenic view (18)kid-friendly (12)Show More
- great experiencegingersnapDined on 1/29/2014We arrived a little early and the hostess was going to seat us at the bar, we decided we'd rather be a table, the staff were accommodating, friendly and genuine. We felt that the staff wanted us to enjoy the experience and we did!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Odd and deliciousSpelarnoDined on 1/26/2014Great combinations of food you'd never think about pairing- pinto beans lambs belly mustard seed and raw vegtables or charred broccoli and scrambled eggs but it works. Small plates mainly but they do offer a couple of larger items. Restaurant is bey nice inside and they have seating outside also. Fun experienceSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Top NotchATLienDined on 1/25/2014Staff was amiable and extremely knowledgable. We ate at about 5:30 on a Saturday night and it was getting packed by the time we were done. Sat at the communal table which was fun watching others enjoy their courses as well. Food is stellar with small share plates. Best to go with an adventurous group and try a lil of it all. Let your servers guide you. Richard was a great server!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Loved every bit of itRosieATXVIPDined on 1/25/2014This might be my new favorite restaurant! Where to begin??? The building is modern from the outside but cozy and warm inside and on the porch (where we ate). The drinks are inventive and strong and there is enough choice to give variety without being overwhelming. The food is excellent, we had a variety of small plates and each one was different and unique from the others but everything was beyond good. Our server was knowledgeable, helpful and present without being a nuisance. We can't wait to go back!!!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- great experienceKateSDined on 1/24/2014I made reservations at Odd Duck for my fiance's birthday after finding BarleySwine's new menu a bit out of my price range. We are big fans of BarleySwine, and were hoping that the food at Odd Duck would be in the same vein, never having eaten at the food truck version of the restaurant. We weren't disappointed! Every dish was impressive, particularly the goat with mole and the carrots roasted in hay. I also loved the parker house rolls, which were served hot. The beer menu was outstanding and there was a nice variety on draft, which we prefer. We sat at the bar and had great service for both drinks and food. Before tip, we paid under $100 for seven dishes and three drinks, which was WELL worth the quality of the food. We'll be back soon!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Arrogance beyond beliefnot2welcomeDined on 1/23/2014Last Thursday evening, when ice was predicted, we were undaunted and tried this restaurant. We were seated at the bar, and within 2 minutes were told that we would have to move as I had not used the end bar stool, leaving 1 empty at the end of the row. It would be "hard to fill just 1 seat". Really???? There were 6 people in the whole restaurant and NO ONE else was seated on the side of the bar we were, even when we left. This is hardly a welcoming atmosphere. If there was a 2 hour wait to get in I'd understand, but really??
- Over Ratedgkilley1Dined on 1/22/2014My wife had know about this restaurant since back when they were a food truck. She was very excited to go and it was hard to get a reservation on short notice. The staff was warm and friendly, the decor was nice and we enjoyed the surroundings. Having said that, the food and the wine list were very lacking for the price we paid. The wine list was very short on quality inexpensive white wine. They had some good red but many over their dishes do not lend themselves to red. The food was small plates, we ordered many, and the taste and quality was fair. Nothing great. Not worth the hype.
- Great food, wine, and cocktailsbreakfastonamirrorDined on 1/22/2014Had a wonderful evening where as a group we ordered almost every single small plate and app. Enjoyed everything and I will be going back.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great food/takes reservationscarolDined on 1/22/2014The food is great and the wine list good and reasonable. Buy why, oh why, do we have to listen to loud music from the speakers? Doesn't anyone dine with friends for conversation?Special Features:
- So accomodatingDallasMamaVIPDined on 1/21/2014We loved Odd Duck. I took customers there and we had a few food aversions. They were amazing with how they laid out the menu and the choices. Food was good and creative uses and combinations.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- DelishDoubledjubileeDined on 1/19/2014All our dishes were amazing and the timing of our courses were perfect!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Onetime visit enoughOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 1/19/2014Had a reservation, hostess tried to sit us at the end of the restaurant we passed so many open seats it was weird We sat at the bar, the bartender was great, we weren't allowed to order directly from him The appetizers were filling, read bread based fillers with a bit of taste ( jar food is so, whatever) The main little dishes Boudin grits with pickled shrimp great idea, but eating it out of ajar.. Redfish with pinto bean purée, dry on dry Beef heart salad, overdressed with a thick tahini dressing Quail with citrus was good Raw cobia and bacon was good Dessert was good I had a good time, the place is beautiful, all I needed was one stand out dish for a return visit...
- Prefer Barley SwineOpenTable Diner Since 2010VIPDined on 1/18/2014Was very excited to try, but the night fell flat. Some dishes were great (goat rolled in pasta), but the others were small and interesting but not mind- blowing. Not even exciting enough that I would rush back anytime soon. Service was incredible. So table turnover is fast! this means more $$$ What's up with the communal tables when they're so small and it's only 530? For my foodie whims, I'll go to Barley Swine, the original BG concept.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Odd Duck = Barley Swine 2food4thoughtDined on 1/17/2014This restaurant feels like a bigger and busier version of barley swine before they switched to the fixed menu. The food was very good with interesting dishes that will keep foodies talking about it. The larger bar height community table made things a bit difficult because when waitstaff were serving or talking to the people next to you they were right up against your back. It was also hard to hear the description of the food whenever it was served from the opposite side of the table. My main complaint would be the community table we sat at. They have private tables, we just didn't get one. The carrot dish was fantastic. The tongue dish was surprisingly great as well, the surprise was how delicate and tender the tongue was cooked.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Amazing DinnerCariKDined on 1/15/2014We had such a wonderful time. We made reservations which I highly recommend because there were tons of people waiting but we were seated immediately. The drinks were all spectacular! We loved all the food except for the chicken fried chicken egg. It seems like a really cool concept and we LOVE trying new stuff but the textures and flavor didn't sit well with either of us. Overall it was a fantastic experience and we can't wait to go back.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Another Hit for Brice GilmorebillyjamesDined on 1/14/2014Having been a fan of Brice Gilmore's Barley Swine restaurant, we were excited to dine at his new place. We were not disappointed. The food was exceptional. I did notice that I missed the sense of connection that I always have experienced at Barley Swine. Maybe the more intimate size of Barley Swine creates a sense of being closer to the people interacting with us. The wait staff just felt less connected to us and our experience. I think the difference for me was that at Odd Duck I felt like I was being served, and at Barley Swine I felt like I was in a more connected relationship with the people creating our dining experience. It wasn't negative, just not quite as positive.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Still Finding Its StrideMEE1Dined on 1/11/2014We went in with Bareley Swine-level expectations, since both are similar concept with similar menu items, but Odd Duck isn't at that level at this point. The food was good, and we ooh'ed and ah'ed over a couple dishes. However, unlike Barley Swine, only a few dishes were unforgettable. The mole goat was incredible, and my cooking will be inspired by the charred broccoli. However, the chicken fried chicken egg, the dish about which we were most excited, was a disappointment. The egg was overcooked and the hot sauce overwhelmed the genius of the dish. The kitchen struggled to properly pace the dishes; invariably we were brought two dishes at a time,. Given time, I think Odd Duck will find its stride, but it's not there yet.
- If you like Barley Swine,MrsToVIPDined on 1/9/2014If you like Barley Swine, you will like Odd Duck. Food is just as wonderful and the speical cocktail menu is yummy too.Special Features:
- Food that is artsy and funHeatherSalDined on 1/9/2014Each plate was absolutely beautiful - the presentation alone is worth the try. Most all of the dishes we tried were also very tasty. A few of our favorites - red fish dish, the goat dish and the house rolls with pig face. I would stay away from the chocolate pudding - it was okay taste wise, but the presentation was lacking.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Yes yes yes lamb shoulderDanielddgDined on 1/8/2014Lamb shoulder was incredible. Everything we are was incredible. 5 stars. Glad it's next door to my home. Planning on being a regular.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- WonderfulHungryGirlAustinDined on 1/8/2014Bryce Gilmore does it again with another successful restaurant. The food pairings are incredible, some highlights were the carrots roasted in hay, the charred broccoli with scrambled egg, the goat rolled in pasta was a favorite with the guys, and the grilled quail was beautifully moist and flavorful.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- SoLa specimen2dineforDined on 1/8/2014Great food and exceeded my expectations even though I was familiar with this Chef's cred. Interesting, new, delicious !!!!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Enjoyed itcaetxDined on 1/6/2014I enjoyed the Odd Duck. The service was nice and attentive. The food was good, the grits were full of flavor. The bread pudding dessert was very sweet and delicious, it really hit the spot!Special Features:
- Not as Good and Managed by KidsSicilianDined on 12/31/2013My second visit to the place, that I loved as the trailer. They kept us waiting for 15 mins, beyond reservation time, in spite of several open spots at tables, offering us a spot at the bar, I found the hostess quite rude and the manager really incompentent. If they didn't have a spot for us they should have called ahead or not accepted the reservation. After we were seated, the waitresses were so pushy getting us to order fast, we barely got the time to read the menu. We are expected to share the dishes, but they would not give us extra spoon and forks to split our food, nor change the utensils with every dish. We were asked to double dip which completely destroyed the experience, mixing all the sauces from one dish into another.Special Features:
- A wonderful surprise in every biteOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 12/31/2013Upon ordering a shiitake doughnut with popcorn, we had no idea what we were in store for. When it arrived, I was a bit hesitant to taste it as I knew it was supposed to be savory but looked sweet. Cognitive dissonance, right? Well, we cut it up in order to share and I took my first bite and just about swooned. The shiitake goat cheese filling was soft and smoky and the popcorn topping added a bit of crunch. Amazing...and so was the rest of the meal. We ordered five small plates, a wonderful chocolate pudding dessert and two drinks each. Total bill? I'm not going to tell you but I will say this...it was so low we can afford to go again and again and again.Special Features:
- A must for foodiesBassManDined on 12/28/2013Bryce Gilmore and team have done it again! The locally grown food is an amazing combination of textures and flavors. Restaurant has a great overall vibe. A wonderful experience.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- A Must-Have Dining ExperienceFaithInATXDined on 12/27/2013The food was amazing, just as expected. Beyond that the ambiance, energy, staff and entire experience was wonderful. A casual atmosphere with casual, but extremely tasty food. Every bite was like a party. Highly recommend!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good if you like Depression-eraOpenTable Diner Since 2005VIPDined on 12/27/2013Good if you like Depression-era food - root vegetables & the only parts of animals that poor people could afford to buy.
- I wanted it to be wonderful...datenightDined on 12/26/2013There's a lot of trendy restaurants in Austin, and OddDuck has some great food. Unfortunately, it's got to go up against -- Barley Swine, Swift's Attic and Foreign and Domestic (among others). It wouldn't be my number one pick, even out of those three. Some of the food was great (the fennel salad was amazing), but the absolute worst was beings slammed together with ever other two-top party on the bar-like long table. Nearly ever person I was seated by commented on the notable vacancies down south on the same table, the awkward width of wood between you and your SO, the single menu, and the cute waitress who didn't know the beer menu. In short, I'd like more elbow room and a more knowledgable waitstaff.Special Features:
- Excellent food, knowledgeableOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 12/26/2013Excellent food, knowledgeable wait staff, great team work by wait staff in presenting and explaining dishes!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Not bad for a recent openingOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 12/24/2013Just opened, still has a few things to iron out, but overall should be a top 10-15 restaurant in Austin in no time.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Love this place, but I knew i wouldnopeDined on 12/24/2013As a barley swine fan, and an odd tuck farm to trailer fan before that, I knew I am totally in the tank for this style of cooking. The hyper local ingredients, small tasting dishes, and exacting style are right all right down my personal alley. It was everything that I thought it would be. I understand that some people might not find it to be their scene, but it is a wonderful place for me and wife to have a special night out.Special Features:
- phenomenal in every way!yumnomsDined on 12/23/2013The Odd Duck trailer was a special spot for my boyfriend and I. We were so excited to see they had opened a brick & mortar location! The building itself is beautiful! Lots of windows and a stunning bar that occupies the center. We were fortunate enough to get a table around the bar where we could watch the chefs at work. The service was spectacular....very kind, professional, knowledgeable people that made you feel welcome. It only got better with the quality of the food....man! Just" close your eyes and melt" delicious! The night was literally perfect in every way....and so my boyfriend proposed then and there :) Pretty special place!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- There's nothing Odd About Odd DuckeyeriseyeDined on 12/21/2013At first walk in, Odd Duck doesn't seem like a small plate set up. The ambiance and decor of the restaurant is relaxed, a little rustic, and funky. It's not up tight or too fancy. It fits right into the S. Lamar vibe. Our reservation put us at the bar, which we loved. This restaurant is in it's infancy, but it seemed, in most cases, like a well oiled machine. The bartender Erin was happy, cheerful and helpful. She was educated on the menu and drink and very attentive. The food was incredible. There are some interesting combos and ingredients (pickled shrimp?!), but when you received the dish it seems like comfort food; like food you'd eat every day. I'm still thinking about it.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- WORST DINING EXPERIENCE I HAVE EVERJenSDined on 12/20/2013We get small portion/pacing we did not expect pacing to be ridiculously slow and the small portions to literally be 2-3 tiny bites. I've never been treated so bad. We didn't get served the majority of what ordered for more than one hour after ordering. At that point we regrettably had to cancel everything because we were so hungry and frustrated. manager came over and tried to convince us to stay. Then the gm says sorry some people don't like the concept and this is really just a snack. He blames us for not liking it. He was holding himself back from laughing, didn't empathize. Then him and lady stand back of the restaurant and laugh at us as we divide up the bill. rude, unprofessional, tacky.
- Great experience!ablongDined on 12/20/2013Wonderful small plate menu and cocktails. Great service.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- AmazingMarinperezDined on 12/19/2013Delightful food and a great atmosphere. Small plates of delightful food. Pricing is pretty reasonable but the portions are small, so don't expect to come here and get stuffed for $15.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- had an incredible timecdbCADined on 12/19/2013Subtle, sophisticated and inspiring. We easily made a reservation and had an hour to eat before having to return to work. we had roughly 12 dishes and each one was delicious and creative. Our favorites were the goat, pretzels and the spent grain bread with incredible house cultured buttermilk butter. Service was knowledgeable and gracious. I loved the decor, the mix match china and chairs, the comfortable approachable vibe - it felt like Odd Duck had been there for a long time and that the history and story finally had the proper canvas to be told. Everyone was relaxed, calm and focused. Kudos to you and your crew for making it look easy!! can't wait to return...Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- So glad its back!sweep613VIPDined on 12/18/2013I was a fan of the Odd Duck trailer and I was excited to have it back in brick-and-mortar form. I went there with a few foodie friends and we all shared small plates and had a few cocktails. My moscow mule was great as was my friend's tequila cocktail from their list. A couple of great local craft brews on tap as well. The small plates were all well presented and tasty. A few favorites of my group were the kohlrabi soup, the pretzel, and the goat rolled in pasta. We also sampled the ice cream sliders and sticky toffee desserts and both were great.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Odd Duck - All Around FantasticdelishbitesDined on 12/18/2013Absolutely great! Brennan, our server was friendly, polite, and attentive. We also got to talk to Dave who was manning the bar/service bar - really nice guy. Seemed like everyone working and dining had a good attitude and seemed to love being there. The whole place has a cozy-cool feel, nice design -- loved the refurbished accents. We enjoyed good conversation, beer, wine, and especially the food. Amazing! Bryce and the culinary team are on top of their game! Thank you Jason and Justin for managing with class, too.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.