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Duck Inn, Chicago, IL

Duck Inn

4.8
4.8
1642 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 Sunday, and dinner Wednesday-Sunday evenings. We also have the best Happy Hour in town; half off bar snacks, cocktails, draft beers and glasses of wine every Wednesday through Friday 5-6pm!

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 23 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Gastro Pub

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:45 pm Brunch Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 724-8811

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Kevin Hickey

  • Catering

    Custom menus to suit any occasion or event.

  • Private party facilities

    Bar, dining room or backyard patio buyout options available. Total venue buyout also available.

  • Neighborhood

    Bridgeport

  • Cross street

    Loomis and Eleanor, on the Chicago River

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    CTA Orange Line Ashland/Halsted<br />Archer 62 Bus Loomis Stop

  • Entertainment

    Sunday is Bring Your Own Vinyl night. Play your own record collection on our vintage record player

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Experiences

  • Chef's Winter Tasting

    $95.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Reserve your seat for our seasonal 6 course tasting menu.

What 1,642 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Chicago / Illinois

    American

  • Chicago

    American

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  1. MG

    MG17

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    The CC machine malfunction would not take Apple Card… 🙁
  2. CB

    CarrieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants in Chicago! It's our go-to for any special occasion
  3. LB

    LimaBravo

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow. What a great experience this was. We arrived early thinking we’d grab a drink at the bar but our table was ready so we were seated right away. The bar itself looked awesome though and I’d go back just for that. I can’t say enough about the service. Our server was amazing, he walked us through the menu and some of the highlights beyond the duck and really had us all scrambling to choose the perfect meal. In the end, we started with the duck wings which were beyond my expectations, crispy and delicious. For entrees we had the Decent Beef (the bun, omg), the mussels that were supremely complimented by the chorizo and lobster in the broth, the short rib was incredible and finally a duck fat dog. Everything was just so good and we all left full and quite happy. For drinks, we were a mix of Hamm’s, wine and cocktails but everyone agreed it was all terrific. I truly can’t wait to go back, this was such a great experience.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So glad we learned about Duck Inn. The duck was so delicious. Warm and inviting atmosphere. Will definitely comeback.
  5. S

    Sophia

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Such a unique experience! Great food paired well with an intimate ambiance :)
  6. MM

    MargaretM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food. We bought Duck Dog's to take home. Management and staff are awesome and happy 👍
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, had not been there for a while, happy to know Duck Inn has remained great
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Elevated neighborhood dining. Enjoyed the atmosphere, the menu, and the service. Wish I had this in Lakeview/Ravenswood area.
  9. KS

    KellyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Incredible food and wine—best duck and Pinot I’ve ever had. Our server was fantastic and gave us 2 glasses of free champagne, dessert and a signed card for our anniversary. We did ask for a better table but were given one right away. We will definitely be back. Very special place.
  10. CY

    CatherineY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing spot for cocktails and dinner. We have been to The Duck Inn many times, but yesterday, we had the rotisserie duck for the first time, and it was totally worth it. Highly recommend!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite place to go
  12. K

    Klaasneus

    Chicago

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is excellent – an interesting twist on every dish. The servers are professional, warm and friendly. The music is GREAT! Compliments to everybody who makes The Duck Inn outstanding – definitely deserves its Bib Gourmand award!
  13. BD

    BowieD

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is amazing!! So many options. The drink menu is always fabulous. The staff are alwayd so kind & polite always willing to go that extra mile! The n. .c atmosphere is wonderful. I can not say enough good things!!
  14. M

    Mercedes

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    This was our first visit and we will definitely be back!! The duck was on point!! The farmers salad needed a boost of something and was over dressed. I would ask for dressing on the side next time. Can’t wait to go for brunch and that burger and dog!!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went for Sunday brunch. The staff was great — just the right amount of attentive, checking in and leaving us alone to enjoy our meal. We got our order quickly and the food was delicious!! This is definitely my new go to place for brunch.
  16. HA

    HARLEYBOY

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beef sliders, duck & brussel sprouts were delicious. Special shout-out to our waitress Una. Una was professional, knowledgeable, patient and helpful. Una made our evening totally enjoyable. Clone her!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took the family for our son’s birthday and it was his choice of restaurant since he had been there before with high recommendation’s. Was not disappointed at all. Great service and nice atmosphere. I will be bringing my wife back for a date night. Great experience.
  18. M

    Mori2

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    It was too close to my reservation time to preorder the rotisserie duck, but, food and service was good. 4 stars because my coffee was cold.
  19. G

    Geeenwood

    Chicago

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We go to Duck Inn often and love the duck (you need to order it ahead of time). We bring friends with us and everyone agrees it is the best duck they have ever had. Everything on the menu is delicious and the cocktails are perfect. It gets a bit noisy around 7:00 but if you get there before then it is much more quiet. The service is great and the wait staff is very friendly.
  20. S

    Susanmarei

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Love their patio. Waiter was great although it did take a while to get our meal. Duck was great, love the potatoes and kale that come with it. Got the Brussels sprouts for the first time and highly recommend.
  21. CT

    ChiTown4Life

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Took coworkers there from out of town (4 diners total, counting me). Ordered 2 ducks and 3 sides for the table, along with drinks. The waiter was knowledgeable and friendly and the food was exactly what I've come to expect from Duck Inn - *amazing*. My coworkers were very impressed too - of all the restaurants they visited during their 5-day stay, they liked this one the best. Can't recommend this spot highly enough!
  22. MM

    MelnMinda

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    food’s excellent and nice presentation. service friendly and amazing staff. will definitely recommend
  23. PP

    PatriciaP

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Duck Inn is one of my favorite spots for brunch. Great Bloody Mary and cocktails. The food never disappoints. Everything on the menu is unique and delicious. The service is always good. The mid century vibe is so cool. Love this place!
  24. A

    Andrea

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love an evening at The Duck Inn for the consistency - always cozy vibes, romantic ambience, interesting seasonal dishes and fabulous cocktails.
  25. AD

    ArletteD

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    I was so looking forward to this celebration dinner! Heard a lot about this restaurant. First, I felt the service was slower than it should have been. It took forever to get our order in and the waiter did not come by for awhile. That said it was a busy Friday so I let that slide. My husband’s order is grilled lamb was mostly fat with very little meat. But he did not send it back. I ordered the braised beef and it was ice cold. I sent that back, and they redid the order.The waiter offered to take it off the bill , which saved the evening a bit. That said I basically ate by myself as my husband was already done. The desserts were very good. I did tip well given that the place tried to correct and accommodate my issues. Will I go back? Probably not.
  26. JG

    JoniG

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was excellent and menu uniquely planned.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent and creative dishes
  28. HR

    HollisRose

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our foodie niece who lives in nyc stayed overnight and said she’d always wanted to go to The Duck Inn. We plucked her from the Blue Line Montrose stop and headed south on the Dan Ryan. We hadn’t been since well before the time of pestilence. I had reserved a duck in advance, and had absolutely no problem changing the rez just 2 hours before we were supposed to arrive since of course her flight was delayed! So we walk in, and are seated two tables away from our across-the-alley and around-the-corner neighbors in Albany Park, one of whom we had seen that very afternoon! Oh and the food? A marvel. Perfectly cooked duck, plus roasted cauliflower and some amazing brussels sprouts. Gotta try the beef sandwich next time but it’s nearly impossible to not have that delectable duck!
  29. S

    Sarah

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food and drinks were delicious. Ambiance was great. Service was slow. Not sure if it was the servers or the kitchen but took 2 hours for us to complete our meal which consisted of only 3 plates of food, 2 of which were small appetizers
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From start to finish, food, beverage, and service were flawless! Can’t wait to go back!
  31. RG

    RamiroG

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing Restaurant..you would be remiss to not have at least 1 meal here in your lifetime
  32. e

    eat2much

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Duck was great, as were the hotdog and desserts. Very friendly staff. Restaurant was full on a Sunday night! Located a bit off the beaten path. Use Uber, we could not get a taxi to pick us up after dinner but Uber was fine!
  33. AV

    AlexV

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Peach tacos, lamb, and corn cake all excellent. A favorite boujee spot, glad to have it in Bridgeport
  34. SB

    SuzanneBB

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    The ambiance and menu are fantastic and fun. Cocktails and mocktails were some of the best we've ever had. I'd vote for the mixologist as one of the best in the city. They should seriously win awards for their drinks. The menu/descriptions of the food were interesting, unique, and had excellent variety. (For some reason, I thought it was going to be a duck-focused menu, which wasn't the case.) The presentation was beautiful. The taste of the food didn't live up to the price or the standard of everything else about the restaurant. We will definitely go back and try it again...truly a fun and interesting experience. Next time I will try the duck.
  35. F

    Fred

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Decent food, very warm ambience and friendly service.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The duck is always amazing and drinks yummy. We love to sit outside in one of the best patios in the city. The new Fall flavors were great. We return again and again as old favorites stay on the menu while new items appear to try.
  37. H

    Hsmith

    Raleigh

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AMAZING brunch food. Get the cheese curds and hot dog. So good!
  38. I

    Isiw

    Chicago

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Duck Inn manages to combine an interesting, unafraid kitchen and an expert bar with adroit service on a lovely patio. We went soup to nuts: cocktails, lovely crudo and squash blossoms, a shared foie gras, then duck, crispy chicken, and tuna. Delightful wine by the glass, desserts, and digestifs. Every dish was distinctly its own thing: some rich, some fresh, some crunch, some smooth ... really memorable eating, and you don't have to get all fancied up to enjoy it -- but you can if you want. The duck demi-glace served with the duck is a quiet example of how just how expert the kitchen is. Enough of this. Go!
  39. RW

    RoyW

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner with your friends going to art exhibit s in area
  40. M

    Michele

    Chicago

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Love the Duck!!! Squash blossoms great, octopus ok, chocolate beignet delicious. Fun atmosphere, a bit noisy. Great evening!

Safety precautions

  • Screening

    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Duck Inn using the Order Online button. Duck Inn also offers delivery in partnership with 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 1642 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 23 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Postmates
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Duck Inn

2701 S. Eleanor, Chicago, IL 60608

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Loomis and Eleanor, on the Chicago River

  • Neighborhood

    Bridgeport

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:45 pm Brunch Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    CTA Orange Line Ashland/HalstedArcher 62 Bus Loomis Stop

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Kevin Hickey

  • Entertainment

    Sunday is Bring Your Own Vinyl night. Play your own record collection on our vintage record player

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (312) 724-8811

  • Catering

    Custom menus to suit any occasion or event.

  • Private party facilities

    Bar, dining room or backyard patio buyout options available. Total venue buyout also available.

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