Black Duck Tavern

4.4
88 reviews
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$30 and under
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The Black Duck Tavern serves exceptional craft cocktails and dishes in a comfortable speakeasy style atmosphere. Each of our items are made in house from scratch! Our menu rotates on a seasonal basis, check back often!
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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

The dishes were a good size, but I felt the value was less because I did not have enough for left overs for similar prices at other restaurants We also ordered a warm brownie with ice cream, that was over priced. While tasty, it was not very special and came out barely warm. I appreciate them removing it from the bill. Overall the restaurant was rather out the way for us too, so I was let down with the overall value.

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New England
12 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Black Duck was a great find. Service was not notch. Menu had a great selection. The food was cooked to perfection. The atmosphere was perfect for a ding experience.

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Be sure to call and ask about their daily specials. They are a great value!

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JC
New England
9 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

This is a nice location with tables spaced far enough apart for a couple to have a nice conversation. The motif is “speakeasy,” and there are curtains in the dining area that give it that feel, along with a simulated tin ceiling. There is a bar and additional seating on the other side of a wall, reducing overall noise in the dining room.

We both had the Soeakeasy Burger, which was tasty (and we did not realize it but they were half price on Monday!).. They come with a side salad or fries. Bar menu is respectable if not extensive. We had the avocado toast as an appetizer and it was very good, but not fully toasted.

The only less-than great part of the experience was the length of time it took to be served the food once ordered. It was not overly crowded, but it felt like the kitchen was understaffed. It took nearly 30 minutes from the time we ordered to the time we were served.

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New England
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was outstanding and atmosphere is very laid back! Great spot for a date or group dinner!

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LE
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Loved it!!! Great food great service and great spot.

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GG
New England
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our party of 4 was greeted at the door right away. We had reservations and our table was ready immediately. Great list of drinks, craft beers, we all had something different. Our waitress was pleasant & professional. Our food came out hot, everything was great. Chicken BLT sandwich & their home cut fries was sooo yummy. Definitely want to go back soon!

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AC
New England
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious as always and the service was fantastic. Save room for dessert: I cannot recommend the warm brownie sundae highly enough.

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NM
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had brunch on Mother’s Day!
Great service and great food.

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PW
New England
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleased. Out 5th visit. Service folks are all delightful. Fish and chips are outstanding. As are the burgers and salmon(and tacos. Love the fried pickles app!!!!thanks Maura, Jess and Jarred

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New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun night out with friends. Food and service were excellent as always.

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KH
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed the brunch menu very much! We ordered the breakfast tacos, the flapjacks, and the breakfast burger. All three were absolutely delicious! The service was friendly. The only negative is that the parking lot is horrendous. The layout is nonsensical and it is impossible to navigate a larger vehicle through.

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R
New England
12 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Atmosphere food and service was very good. This was our first visit, but will not be our last. Looking forward to going back.

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New England
112 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Good happy hour specials. Nice selection of beers and wine/alcohol. Nice friendly staff.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, g

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JS
New England
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious - Hot or Not Sandwixh was yummy but hard to eat due to the thickness. Our waitress was great!

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PM
New England
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Very small portions of food for the prices they charge, also no offering of bread before the meal or options to add a side salad with the meal we left hungry and disappointed

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New England
36 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was delicious and well prepared. Our one down side was the lack of variety in the extensive beer list. If you like IPAs and pale ales, this is the place for you. If you like a brown or red ale, find another place to go.

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C
New England
27 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

The food was ok. My son really enjoyed the risotto. The shrimp tacos were small . The desserts were tasty-we had cheesecake. And the brownie.The service was slow and it was not busy in dining room . Also we could hear the workers yelling in the kitchen.

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AC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We really enjoyed everything about this dining experience. I’m looking forward to going back and trying other dishes on the menu (both dinner and cocktail).

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KW
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first time at the tavern. I had the shrimp tacos and my husband had the chicken wings. And we shared fries. We ate in the lounge area and had cocktails before the comedy show next door. And were able to listen to Pat Lowell some great music before the show. Highly recommend!

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KR
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Great food. Great service. Pricey but not unreasonable.

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great local spot. Worth the drive from where ever you are. EVERY CHIP IN THE NACHO HAS EVERYTHING ON IT! Quite the achievement. Burger was heaven and the lobster Mac and cheese was excellent.

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JO
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

We ordered the pork tacos they tasted old the meat was all dried out.......horrible........the waitress was kind enough to take it off our bill.......we will not return.......

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KF
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Went for my boyfriend’s birthday and we got the ribeye- absolutely amazing. Only complaint is that after we got seated it took a while to get drinks in order.

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JG
Bristol
4 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great brunch. Best limitless mimosas in the area. Excellent service and very relaxing

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LV
New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go there quite often. This is the first time we reserved thru open table. We love the food, service and atmosphere.

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MB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

I made a reservation through open table and added my $20 reward card to the reservation. I showed the card to the waitress when I arrived. When I received the bill they hadn’t subtracted the $20 reward, so once again I showed the waitress the card on my phone. Then the manager came over and said they would not accept open table rewards... only reservations. After some frustrating back and forth discussion, they still refused to accept the reward. I’ve notified Open Table... but just wanted to warn potential diners about this problem.

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Salt Lake City
8 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Just a small side dish offered with the tacos would be most welcome. (Greens, chips, fruit, etc.)

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RJ
New England
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

We shared the squash bruscetta appetizer. It was heavenly- a bit of sweetness to it. The fish tacos can't be beat and the chocolate cake was so sweet, dense and sassy. They have the best-made espresso martini
(no Bailey's) anywhere!

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J
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

Nice place..and service from bartender was amazing. Good drinks.

However, worst food I’ve had in quite some time. Ordered Apple Roasted Chicken. Chicken skin was partially raw and chewy. Chicken inside was red and bloody, and so tough you could not cut it, from being undercooked. Before leaving a poor review, I reached out to management in private, and received no response. Spent $75 and won’t make same mistake twice.

Black Duck Tavern
Responded on March 10, 2019

Hi Jason, my name is Cory and I'm one of the owners. I sincerely apologize for your dining experience last week. I take customer satisfaction seriously, as does my front of house manager. Normally, we would have corrected this immediately for you, however, she doesn't recall this last Sunday. Certainly, there is no excuse for what happened, but I wanted you to know why you hadn't received a response. I would also be happy to have you back as our guest and take care of your dinner. Thank you!

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AM
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there rather early so it wasn't too busy just yet. The food was delicious and my husband loved the beer variety. The entire staff was friendly and helpful with any question, from our host to our server.
We will definitely go there again.

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JT
New England
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place! Great food and drinks! Most of all - great service!

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MQ
New England
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and the service was as well. We got cheeseburgers and mixed drinks and both were delicious. I would definitely return!

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C
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 1service 4ambience 5

This was our second trip, sadly I got sick after eating the steak tacos, as did another guest in our party. Other than that, I did enjoy the experience while we were there. Great atmosphere, and I really liked the different menu options. I would be willing to go back and try it again someday, but no tacos for me this time.

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w
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food; excellent service

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CB
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good beer, good food. Enjoyed the fried pickles. We found the Black Duck through the Lord of the Wings event. The wings and the tacos were great. Good place to meet a friend after work

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TB
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

First time at Black Duck, we had tickets to the Comedy Connection so we thought we would try it out. The food was great, the place is very nice and cozy inside. I would have loved to give this 5 stars but out of the four of us dining we only received 3 dinners. The waitress did apologize but we were done our meal before the 4th dinner came out. To me this would have been a no brainer to have the manager come out and apologize and maybe comp that meal or offer a free dessert but that didn’t happen. We had to actually ask for the meal to be comped....awkward....but hey, a mistake was made and an offer wasn’t. She did take it off with some grumbling....again....awkward. We will be back as the food was delicious!

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M
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner, drinks and service were excellent!!! Been there before for just drinks, first time there for dinner! Definitely will be back!

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there. Great place!

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