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Black Duck Tavern, East Providence, RI

Black Duck Tavern

4.6
4.6
561 Reviews
$30 and under
American
We do not accept reservation greater than 8 people. Walk-ins are alway welcomed.
The Black Duck Tavern serves exceptional craft cocktails and dishes in a comfortable gastropub/speakeasy style atmosphere. Our menu rotates on a seasonal basis, check back often!

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2 people

9:30 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Italian, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (401) 434-8703

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Providence

  • Cross street

    31 Warren Ave

  • Parking details

    Parking is available in any of our private lots - Comedy Connection and between/back of both buildings. There is also plenty of on street parking available.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 561 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boston / New England

    Great for Brunch

  • Rhode Island

    Great for Brunch

  • Rhode Island

    Fit for Foodies

  • Rhode Island

    Good for Groups

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I haven’t been here since the pandemic and the experience was even better than I had expected. The food was absolutely amazing and hot. Our sangrias were delicious also. Thanks for making a weekday girls night out perfect !
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Small menu but excellent food
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had booked a reservation, but as there were tables outside we decided to sit outdoors. The area was beautifully set! I hadn’t been in such a long time so this little addition in the back was a very nice surprise. Food as always was very good as were drinks! Though the ordering from phone is a nice modern touch it can be a bit tricky and if you have spotty service can be a pain to utilize. I think having the option of being able to order at the bar once sat at the table and have a server know the order is for outdoors would be a nice add or maybe have a card with Wi-Fi log in so that it’s not taking a while to process or have errors pop up on phone. Staff tho was very attentive in helping and ensuring the best experience to all sitting outside.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Service was good, atmosphere very nice, was disappointed when many sandwiches and burgers were out of stock and the beer selections online were different from last nights menu..
  5. TM

    TomM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the hot honey chix thigh sand. OMG. IT WAS SPECTACULAR. A little messy, but who cares.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Just a lot louder than I had expected…. That’s it everything else was spot on . I couldn’t hear my girlfriends without yelling
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    amazing service, great food.
  8. G

    Gabe

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Dinner at Black Duck Tavern before a show at the Comedy Connection is an incredible combination and makes for a perfect date night or hang out with friends. Black Duck's menu is exceptional. Several people I've eaten with have said they're burgers & chicken sandwiches are the best they've had. I got the Chicken and Waffles last time and it was incredible. I can't wait to come back!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch was amazing; Food and service was excellent! Highly recommend
  10. M

    Missy

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Don’t go! They need more help waited 1 hr to order food tasted horrible unable to cut burger with a knife ordered a specialty drink and was given a drink that tasted nothing like described this was my second time eating at the Black Duck Tavern and it was just as terrible as the first
  11. DH

    DavidH

    New England

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great, from the service, drinks, food and atmosphere.......
  12. KK

    KevinK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience. I highly recommend Black Duck.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great time with amazing food !!
  14. LV

    LovingVegas2014

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great little place, simple menu, excellent service. We enjoyed it and will be back!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Great food drinks the staff was great.
  16. F

    Foodee

    New England

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, wait staff is knowledgable, friendly and courteous. No rush to get you out the door. Great spot, don’t tell to many about it!
  17. QH

    QuisHarper

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the food, service and outdoor eating area tremendously. It was our first experience at The Black Duck Tavern, and it won’t be our last.
  18. LS

    LisaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We did Sunday brunch at the Black Duck Tavern. The service was exceptional. We really wanted to sit outside in the terrace area and they bent over backward top accommodate us and make us comfortable while we waited. The food was fabulous and my daughter, who lives nearby, is now putting them on her places to go list. I highly recommend!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    GREAT food, GREAT ambiance! :)
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect for a quick bite and drink! Outdoor seating is first come first serve. Nice tap list. Would definitely go back. Carrie/Carry was very nice and helped us with online ordering.
  21. BL

    BillL

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good foot, good price, good service. For the money, it;s a good value
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, drinks & staff.
  23. CK

    CathyK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here and it was wonderful. The meal was absolutely fantastic!
  24. MB

    MichaelB

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Its just pub food so nothing to go crazy about but well prepared and great service. The part of being separated from the bar in the back dining area was a little downer. You miss the fun of the establishment being back there, but overall a great place with good food and usually really good music!!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and cool atmosphere
  26. KF

    KareyF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing!!! The food was fantastic!! The portions were unbelievable!! Brunch was perfect!!!! A plus!!! The other thing is it was a bit dark but the chairs were soooo comfortable key and all around it was sooo good!! Will Have to go back for the dinner menu!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Brunch was fun! I wish they had more drink specials for brunch.
  28. MS

    MSBRN

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As per usual, Black Duck didn’t disappoint. Everything was delicious and the service was on point.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place ❤️
  30. RP

    RiversideProfessor

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    When did it become the norm not to clear used plates before others arrived? Why should a customer have to ask for dirty plates to be taken away? When asked about this, the server got a “‘tude.”
  31. TS

    TaylorS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was amazing. The waitress was so helpful
  32. TK

    TimandKarenK

    New England

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our party of five had a great dinner last night at Black Duck Tavern. We've been several times since moving to East Providence in September, and it has quickly become our favorite spot for a local and casual dinner. The food was good, staff attentive and took care of our requests pleasantly and quickly. We always enjoy our time there!
  33. RK

    RachelK

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely great food, awesome staff, good atmosphere! Best steak benny I’ve ever had!! Can’t say how much I love this place!!
  34. G

    Grace

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lot of fun!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday brunch was absolutely delish!
  36. P

    Paular

    New England

    136 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    136 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service. Arancini delicious. Poutine fries yummy.
  37. F

    Furtado

    New England

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food always delicious, great selection and service. Creative and delicious cocktails.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Not sure if this place went downhill with COVID or it was just an off night, but I do not know how it is so highly rated. My wife and I visited last week and decided to split a few things - namely poutine fries, pulled pork nachos, and a chicken salad. The poutine fries were nearly inedible while the nachos were as basic as could be and overloaded with sour crème. The salad came 20 minutes later, but was a bit of a saving grace as it was actually halfway decent. There was seemingly no effort put into the food. Not worth your time or money, unfortunately.
  39. MR

    MariaR

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Autumn was amazing. Our family had a wonder brunch. We will definitely be back!
  40. PH

    PatriciaH

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    I went to Black Duck for the Fish tacos that were featured on the website, only to find they no longer served them. When I arrived I was greeted promptly and was given some options on how to spend the time while waiting for the rest of my party. I opted for the bar where I was again promptly greeted, and noticed that they had my preferred vodka in the house. Nice. I had a beverage, my party arrived and we were seated. The drink was very reasonably priced, I might add... We were seated at a table that featured 2 regular chairs opposite a booth style upholstered seat for 2. I opted for the both side, and sunk so low I almost could not eat comfortably. We looked at the menu, featuring mostly sandwiches and appetizers and ordered the Arancini for the table. I'm Italian and that was not Arancini. We then put our order in. Idk how anyone elses was, but I ordered a chic with maple aioli that sounded delicious but fell short of expectation. All in all, just an ok experience. My curiosity has been satisfied. I dont have a feeling that I would make it a point to return.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Black Duck Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (401) 434-8703.

Black Duck Tavern is rated 4.6 stars by 561 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Google Map for Black Duck Tavern

31 Warren Ave, East Providence, RI 02914

Additional information

  • Cross street

    31 Warren Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Providence

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Italian, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking is available in any of our private lots - Comedy Connection and between/back of both buildings. There is also plenty of on street parking available.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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