Duck Inn

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$31 to $50
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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 between Chicago’s Pilsen and Bridgeport neighborhoods. 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 offers small bar and snack menu for the front lounge/bar space and a more traditional menu for the back dining room with first and main courses, a tasting menu and more.

Specials

Industry Night

Enjoy 50% off for our industry or artist friends.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: December 21, 2018

Ends: December 22, 2117

Availability: Sun 5:00PM-10:00PM

Happy Hour

50% off of Bar Snacks. *Some restrictions may apply

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: December 21, 2018

Ends: December 22, 2117

Availability: Mon-Fri 5:00PM-6:00PM

Happy Hour

Enjoy 50% off of Beer, Wine or Cocktails. *Some restrictions may apply

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: December 21, 2018

Ends: December 22, 2117

Availability: Mon-Fri 5:00PM-6:00PM

50% off Bottles of Wine

50% off Bottles of Wine

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: December 21, 2018

Ends: December 22, 2117

Availability: Wed 5:00PM-10:00PM

Fried Chicken Night

Buttermilk Fried Chicken Thighs, Mashed Potatoes, Biscuit and Collard Greens.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: December 21, 2018

Ends: December 22, 2117

Availability: Tue 5:00PM-10:00PM

What 999 People Are Saying
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N
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was fantastic and so was the food. We’ll be back.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an amazing experience here. Perfect spot for casual brunch or incredible date night. Menu is always being tweaked, but our longtime favorites still remain. Always incredible friendly service.

VM
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Friendly service. Great value. Definitely recommend for a fabulous dinner.

CC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

as always, the Duck Inn is pretty close to flawless. Perfect service, great booze and delicious food.

OT
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Duck Inn was very good, not amazing. The food was excellent, but the portions were fairly small. Our waiter was fine, but the real gem was a server in another area named Jean or Jessie. She helped us out repeatedly when our server was not around. Next time I will ask specifically for her, and suggest others do likewise.

FL
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistently one of Chicago's finest! Really terrific food in a great neighborhood setting.

RN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Pleased with most things. I thought the prices for a glass of wine was excessive. Overall it was good and I would return.

C
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Service missed the mark. Was good until we were rushed out of the restaurant immediately after paying the bill. The server politely told us they had a busy night and needed the table without giving us an opportunity to leave without prompting. It was unexpected and something I hadn't experienced before.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent interesting food

MA
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had best time. Eleanor our waitress was outstanding Food was great

MC
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the rotisserie duck, which was fantastic and almost too much for two people. Service was friendly and attentive. We loved the mid-century modern decor as well. The music was a bit loud which made it hard to hear each other.

EH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been lucky enough to get tables on teh patio when the weather is good. Can't say what the noise level will be when its cold out. The pre-ordered duck serves 3 and leaves room for sides or appetizer. These are seasonal but if available the grilled zucchini and peach was excellent as was the spaghetti ( more like fettucini) with ramps or creamed leeks were nicely blanced, lightly sauced and tasted really good

DR
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Duck Inn is a mash up of corner bar, hipster haven and gourmet bistro. Nothing glamorous about the location, but that reinforces the passion of the owners in establishing a testament to fine food and drink in a less likely venue. You'll enjoy a very nice meal among nice people.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

And they totally forgot it was for my boyfriends’s birthday celebration

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch!

BD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Food was amazing! Bartenders were their saving grace. Do not make a reservation here not only will they NOT honor it you will be treated rudely with tons of disrespect for following through in your reservation. We waited over an hour for our reservation and continued to be ignored and treated like we just walked in expecting a table. Whenever we followed up it was always "in 5 minutes a table will clear open for you" tons of eye rolling and trying to force us to sit inside when we requested an outdoor table (it was fir a special occasion). We spent well over $500 on food and drinks on a party of 7 which was wonderful! But the service her is absolutely terrible!!! Go in with zero expectations to be treated kindly and please whatever you do...don't waste your time with a reservation. They seriously do not care.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

Waiter charged us for another table’a drinks and spilled an alcoholic beverage on us. Then he was rude when he saw that we told a manager.

MC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Made a reservation and called ahead to order the rotisserie duck; we had the truffle gnocchi, the duck, and cheesecake for dessert as well as 2 cocktails each. Everything we ordered was delicious and beautifully plated. Final bill was about what I expected - definitely worth the price. There was a party of ~15 seated near us, so the room was pretty loud, but not excessively so. Service was excellent.

MB
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Higher end dining at a gastopub. Well executed food but smaller portions compared to most places.

g
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

1st time here. Good cocktail menu to start. Mixologists at bar reminds me of something you would experience on Randolph Street. Tried the pasta to start ...great flavors. We split the duck ...was the best duck we have ever had. Nice au jus came with duck. Not a thick gravy, not greasy just a nice accompaniment to the crispy duck. Roasted brussels sprouts ... again the best we have ever had. They use smaller (baby?) sprouts so very tender and spiced well. Will definitely be back with friends. Also good place to share plates. So glad we decided to finally try Duck Inn.

FYI if you want to order the duck we learned it is best to call a day ahead as sometimes they run out of it. You can "reserve" a duck for your dinner.

OT
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Service was a bit slow when we first sat down, but other than that we loved everything else about the experience!

M
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Beautiful day to sit outside on patio; great food & drinks

MH
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing evening! I recommend the tasting menu with the wine pairing. The food was excellent and the staff and service were top notch. Thanks again for such a memorable evening.

M
Chicago
62 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A great dining experience. Food and service were great. Dined on the patio which I highly recommend. Go with the cheese curds and hot dogs as appetizers.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food at a great price! We had a variety of shared dishes and were amazed at the great flavors. Would highly recommend the chicken thighs and double burger with special sauce.

Also tried a unique blueberry cocktail with a frothy meringue topping that was wonderful !

This unique food was an amazing surprise. We ate outside on the deck which was very nice. They also had a beautiful lower garden terrace that had a private event.

We will be back!!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!!

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AJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 5

The food was so salty it was almost inedible. I went with my brother-in-law for brunch. He had a breakfast sandwich and I had crab cakes. I previously had a good experience when I came for drinks and thought I would give the food a try. Hopefully it was just a bad day.

GG
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this gem of a restaurant. The cocktails, both on the menu and off, are inventive and so tasty. The food is always creative and scrumptious and beautifully plated. The staff is friendly and conscientious. The atmosphere is fun and funky - but oh my THE FOOD is as it should be - delicious. What more would you want?

MK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Love the patio in the back for a nice summer day. Cannot beat the happy hour from 5-6pm on Tuesday- Friday. Short window but worth the discounted deals.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attended their Luau Dinner on the patio with friends. Great food and fun atmosphere.

N
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Duck Inn never disappoints, food is always amazing and always leave feeling good.

c
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Duck Inn remains my go to for both spur of the moment dining and for introducing friends from out of town to the best that Chicago has to offer. It's location is superb - a bit off the beaten path but in an old school Chicago neighborhood that reminds you just what Chicago is all about. The food is consistently wonderful, the drinks and wine choices stellar, and the experience one my guests always talk highly about after visiting. It's top of the list for me!

l
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere—especially the backyard patio on a beautiful summer night. Inside looked nice too—would happily come back in winter and sit inside. Food was very good—took off 1 star because the breast on the whole duck (we preordered) was a tad overdone. But everything else delicious and fresh (and even the breast was good—just not excellent) with good flavor. Loved the in-season produce that went with the duck. Will come back again, and just specifically request that the breast be only seared.

MS
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome there are no other words to describe Happy Hour !

S
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for pizza Wednesdays and tried 4 different pizzas, Octopus, Burrata, and drinks. Mad flavorful and Amazing service from Kodi! Never disappointed with Duck Inn.

E
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The menu is small, but tasty. We sat outside in a large nice patio. Our waiter was very friendly. It took a long time to get our drinks, though.

l
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent!!! Food, drinks , and ambience , were all top notch! Can’t wait to return!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome! What else can I say. Food great, owners there to great you. Would come for just the craft cocktails

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food outstanding. Great service. A little pricey for the size of the plates. Would recommend.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Their signature dish, roast duck, was wonderful. The garden atmosphere was the very best outdoor venue in the city...

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