Duck Inn

4.8
1237 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Esquire's Best New Restaurants in America 2015

Duck Inn is a Neighborhood Gastro-Tavern & Dining Room situated at Loomis Street and the Chicago River in Chicago's Bridgeport neighborhood. Housed in a 100 year old pre-prohibition tavern, it showcases Michelin Rated Partner/Chef Kevin Hickey’s signature New American cuisine. An extensive beverage program filled with craft beers, contemporary cocktails and creative wine service matches the food offerings. Duck Inn serves brunch every Saturday and Sunday, and dinner Tuesday-Sunday evenings. We also have the best Happy Hour in town; half off bar snacks, cocktails, draft beers and glasses of wine every Tuesday through Friday 5-6pm!

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4.8based on recent ratings
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ShaneP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was absolutely delicious. We had the duck and it was juicy, crispy and tasty. We also tried the octopus and for dessert, the tres leches bread pudding and gotta say it's hands down the best food I've had in a few years.

The service was also excellent which made the experience all the more enjoyable.

I can't wait to go back and try the other menu items.

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AnnaJ
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very clean and safe. The wings were Great! As always. The fun drink selection is tasty and exciting to try. We went with a family style steak. It was yum. The fixings were yum. My only knock was the fatty parts of the steak. Could’ve been trimmed a little better. It seemed darker than normal but it was date worthy lighting in the bar seating area. Always down to earth and well done service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks food and service was fantastic !

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viphaveyouben
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt safe. Ate good. Drank phenomenally.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful date spot! On the pricier side but the cocktails are awesome and the food is delicious.

KC
vipKandiC
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and amazing service as always!! The Valentine’s specials were so good. Especially the potstickers!! I love this place! My favorite restaurant in Chicago!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible meal per usual. Their COVID19 safety protocols were some of the best we’ve seen. We’re so glad they survived.

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vipTheWindyCity
Chicago
121 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Rotisserie Duck entree lived up to its hype. It was cooked to perfection both, the breast at one temperature and the dark meat at another. The duck fat fries were just so-so, nothing special and would not recommend ordering. Definitely worth ordering was the marinated burrata. The tres leche cake interpretation was awesome, especially with the tepaché pineapple compote!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always. The special Szechuan duck for Lunar New Year was amazing!

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SmallTuna
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

It is a small space and the table behind us was really over the top loud. The quantity of tuna on my plate for the price was embarrassing and I left hungry and poor.

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vipAZ123
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner from start to finish!

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LidiaD
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! We recommend ordering their specialty roasted Duck which is absolutely amazing! We also loved Farm Roast, Grilled Octopus, Tuna Filet and Cheese Curds!

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AdamK
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Duck Inn always blows my expectations out of the water.

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LauraL
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOOOOOOOVVVVVVEEEEE Duck Inn. Such a good menu that is in accord with the genuinely nice waitstaff. The food is extraordinary, a down home sensibility with the perfect dash of bling. Surprising taste and texture combinations that elevate to the extraordinary. Thank you Duck Inn!!!!

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AlexandriaS
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect date night. Loved every minute of it. Amazing food, drinks, and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were amazing! Very clean and covid friendly. There were workers cleaning regularly to make sure it was clean & safe for all.

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vipKayleyB
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience with even better food and cocktails. Will defiantly be back soon.

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vipPattywagon
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate inside and were beyond impressed with the COVID-19 precautions taken, especially since they didn’t detract from our dining experience. Our service, cocktails, and meals were excellent . Can’t wait to go back!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Great heated tent with plenty of ventilation but also plenty of heat.

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DanG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience with top-notch food, fun atmosphere, neighborhood feel and excellent service. Oh, and great drinks and wine selection. Can't wait to go back.

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JoeH
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

25th Wedding Anniversary

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vipMissFabyPants
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love their unique & flavorful dishes! Cocktails are delish too!

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KelliC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, delicious drinks. Overall great experience. Definitely made a good choice celebrating my birthday here.

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LisaD
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible service and I would never go back..! We didn’t even order that’s how rude the ppl was

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BPink
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and fun drinks. Very covid safe. Try the bread pudding for dessert.

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CoriR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Because of Covid, we sat on the heated patio which was nice and warm. We felt super comfortable given the circumstances! The duck was cooked to perfection! Drinks and mocktails were amazing and they had an adorable little march shop set up for the holidays! Cannot wait to go back!

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vipSergioC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Duck In is one of my favorite restaurants in Chicago. The only bad thing is that this last time we were seated in the tent outside and they didn’t have heat so it was kind of freezing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience, in the midst of a pandemic.

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EvanW
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was innovative and delicious - loved everything about our visit!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality drinks and appetizing food. Highly recommend.

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Martitravels
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food. Seems like they thought we were a party of 3. We had to keep asking for the fourth utensils, cups, etc.
With restaurants having to make the best of restrictions, they did a goid job. I just wish we were not seated right by the warm air blower. There were more seats to move to a it was not crowded.
Still love that place and will go back.

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GraceG
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good video, better than it even seemed on the menu!

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Babs
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The ambiance was nice and quiet. Staff was welcoming, accommodating and friendly. The food was ok; but too greasy and in my opinion, overpriced.

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vipElizabethE
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just the best food & drinks & Service & vibe in Chicago. Never anything but delicious and delightful

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vipBadtaste
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Patio was charmless, uncomfortable and cold. Service was great. Food was not up to the usual standard but certainly good enough in these times. Oysters were overwhelmed by their prep. Beet salad was bland and seemed to have been sitting in the fridge for a while. Fried chicken plate was quite good, including the greens and a superb biscuit, which was the best bite of the night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! The food is absolutely fabulous and so are their fabulous cocktails! I will be back often!

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EnergeticFocus
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Duck Inn is my reliable stand-by for great food, great service and a relaxing atmosphere. If I have people coming into town, I try to take them to this restaurant. Everything I've tried has been unique and tasty. I particularly love their seasonal menu options. If you're looking for an unpretentious gastropub with gourmet food, this is the best place to visit.
Duck Inn has also seamlessly adapted to COVID restrictions by having a nice outside, open air area to enjoy a hot drink and have dinner.

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vipToby
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and service. Enjoyed the staff so much!

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GregD
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best patio in the city right now, quiet and inviting. The food is incredible, just what we needed! The cocktails are fantastic.

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LacessaC
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience at the Duck Inn! The service was warm, fast and friendly. The food is out of this world with unique flavors in every bite! We love the Duck Inn and can't wait to go back!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Duck Inn using the Order Online button. Duck Inn also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar, Postmates and Uber Eats. Duck Inn also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 724-8811.

Duck Inn is rated 4.8 stars by 1237 OpenTable diners.

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.

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