Black Duck Tavern

4.5
480 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 480 people are saying
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GeorgeC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We sat in the outdoor patio and it was great. Food, I would say is upscale pub grub with good drinks.

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vipScottC
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

“The Good, the Bad and the Black Duck”
At one time I would tell people how great this place was. Good food, interesting menu, quaint place with reasonable prices. Pretty much down hill the last two years. COVID has really slammed the duck. The first slam was no pork belly as listed on the menu. Second slam, the nachos. Seriously, the WORST I’ve ever,ever had. Totally without taste. Blah!!
I pushed them aside after about six and told my wife I couldn’t eat them. Maybe a tablespoon of chopped tomatoes, tiny morsels of green onion with dried cheese. There was no taste, NONE, cardboard. I’ve had nachos all across the US, but this hit bottom. I needed to save room for the Brie burger. I know charred food. The burger was burned and I think the brie was left in France. The fries…were fries. So, I think maybe, one more try next May when we return from FL. Hopefully they will have help in the restaurant and be able to do the job right.

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Danie
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place to go out with few friends , drinks and food were great, waiter/owner was amazing .

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vipFoodee
New England
35 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great atmosphere, great service, Thank you…. We really enjoy The Duck!

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Mattar
New England
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. I do wish the servers and workers had masks on for their own safety. Other than that..great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food in nice atmosphere

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ShawnH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second visit to Black Duck Tavern, is the dawn of a new favourite eatery. My wife and I, along with a couple with whom we've been friends for over 20 years, visited BDT last night, and it was a delicious experience for each of us. I ordered the steak frites and it was very flavorful. I've just got to remember that the only steak I can truly enjoy (so far) is a filet mignon. So ordering anything less is going to deliver less-than-wonderful results, and therefore I cannot blame BDT for the fact that a different kind of steak simply cannot have the same tenderness of the filet mignon. But the flavour was fabulous, and the sweet potato fries were pretty much the best I've had anywhere. My wife got the fish and chips, which she said was the best F&C she'd ever had, so I'm looking forward to trying them out in a week or so. It was the same experience for our two friends -- both loved their plates. We ordered Manhattan's as well and they were really delicious too (they use Luxardo cherries, so that was a lovely thing to flavour the drink and to eat at the end of the bevvy. I honestly didn't get much time to pay any attention to the ambience, as it was the first time we'd been together with our friends since the beginning of the lockdown in 2020. It was basically 18 months to the day. So we were much more busy with catching up. Like most restaurants, I believe they were a little understaffed, and so it too a little while to have our orders taken. But again, we were in no hurry so that wasn't really a problem. Besides, you can't legitimately be upset with a restaurant for not having enough help when people simply aren't coming in for work. So please support this restaurant. Make it difficult for me to get reservations. This is good eats and deserves to stick around. Buy your food and drink here. Keep it local, keep it strong.

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RobertaP
New England
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. Staff were very friendly. Outdoor dining area is beautiful. This was our first visit but definitely not the last.

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DAVIDB
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! They always go the extra mile to make your visit great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
11 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Night before Hurricane Henri, so it was quiet. Sat at the bar. Bar tender made amazing drinks and was very engaging. We shared crispy pork belly and I had blackened salmon tacos and hubby had steak tacos. Fabulous as usual!! This is a regular spot for us!

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ShamusC
New England
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food. The pulled pork burger is TO DIE FOR!

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xocutiefoodie
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Great appetizers for sharing at great prices! Love the sangrias, too! Early is quiet later is moderate and it is perfect to me!

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MicheleG
New England
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and excellent service. Outdoor dining was an awesome surprise. Really fun atmosphere. Great kids menu too.

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PSDinner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

We arrived at 7:20 and were told sit anywhere. It was almost 8 minutes later before a server came to our table. She took our drink order and returned few minutes later. We waited over 10 minutes more before she returned to take our food order. After placing our food order, it was more than 30 minutes before any food arrived.

I’m not exactly sure how long in between the times when the server spoke to us but we weren’t eating our dinner until 830 pm - a full hour later. I looked at my watch.

We all ordered appetizers and the cauliflower was really good. My kids liked the nachos (although they got the order wrong). The caprese salad was drenched in two kinds of sauce (otherwise good) and the chicken wings were barely touched by the young adults who ordered them.

I wasn’t expecting the food to be great. It was okay. The outdoor patio is good and the beer selection is good but with the long delay in receiving food with a waitstaff either unaware or just unapologetic. I won’t be returning.

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Evelyn
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for brunch and mimosas, food was great and mimosas tasted great as well! Host and Server were nice and attentive. I feel that some tables on patio were not spaced out properly ( I was a party of two and my back was really close to the party of twelve behind me) but should be an easy fix.

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StevenR
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for brunch and it was just lovely. Great food, attentive service without being overbearing and a beautiful setting indoors. Can't wait to go again

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RyanC
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Kerry was a great server. Cool outdoor setup. Awesome nachos!

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KelleyL
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the lace! Great music and good. The waitress was awesome!

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BrandonM
New England
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great place. We sat outside and thought the atmosphere was layed back. The pork belly was awesome and so was both the salmon and fish tacos. We will go back.

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vipTabby
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Love this place! Great atmosphere, just wish we could have sat outside.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Service was mediocre not attentive food was over cooked

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Samm
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and the outdoor seating area was wonderful.

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Gregory518
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great outdoor setting, great service and reasonably priced--would definitely recommend this restaurant!

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AndreaC
New England
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Understaffed but staff they have are courteous and responsive!
Kitchen got backed up but food was still good when we finally got it!

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Foodie
New England
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Understand short staffing but when the waiter says that they are “too busy” for us to decide on drinks and being asked multiple times for water and never receiving any it doesn’t make someone want to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and will definitely go back. You can tell the staff functions as a team. Our waitress was busy because the place filled up...(fast!) but we never felt neglected. She took our order. When our meals were ready, some one else ran them out and if anyone walked by our table, we were asked if we needed/wanted anything. The food was delicious, the portion size for the price was reasonable, and pineapple sangria is my new favorite summer drink! Well done Black Duck!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I had tuna tacos. She had burger that came with a salad.
Kind of disappointing looking at my 2 tacos. I ordered a salad , ended up having 1/2 her burger too!

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Kris
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal meal before heading over to comedy connection.

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Cathy
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great clean place to go and have a meal and drink. Went there before we went to the Comedy Club. I had the Salmon Taco's and they were delicious. My boyfriend had the burger and said it was really good as well.

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RoyP
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. The food and service is great.
Your never rushed here. Servers are great but your food takes a while from the time you order to the time you get it. So if your in a rush get there early. Otherwise, like myself, just sit back and enjoy the atmosphere with a great drink!!!!!

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vipLovesWine
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Friends birthday

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Dawne
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Super cold

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vipKristen
New England
14 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I found this place on Open Table and it was our first time here. It was a nice ambience and the food was good and the server was very nice and attentive to our table. I will definitely return!! Outdoor seating looked nice too!

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vipJenniferS
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The good was delicious! As always! Love this place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chairs were super comfy, the atmosphere was hipster bar meets quiet dining. I didn’t feel crammed in the restaurant, and the staff were super friendly and polite. The drinks were really good. Nachos? To die for. And then the burgers! They were massive and honestly so delicious. All around, a great dining experience.

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vipJenniferS
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing-as always!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Good menu. Nice space. Excellent ingredients skillfully prepared. Unfortunately we found most of the food to be bland. Lots of restaurants need to cater to the broadest audience and the result is often like this.

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AdrienneD
New England
14 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

First time there. Sat at the outside back tables, nice looking outside, obviously everybody’s looking for help right now so it was a slow there with service. I will probably try it again

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BobR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything about the Tavern is fantastic. We choose to sit in the back dining room and always have the same server. She is very attentive, great beverage selection and she will advise/ assist you with the beers you maybe interested in. We have the calamari, usually won’t order it anywhere but here with the peppers on the side. Burgers and fish and chips are delicious and always comes out piping hot. Never feel rushed and COVID friendly.

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JimT
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff and food was great. Loved the outside seating area. Had fun.

FAQs

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

Black Duck Tavern is rated 4.5 stars by 480 OpenTable diners.

Black Duck Tavern does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.giftfly.com/shop/comedy-connection.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.