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Duck Inn, Chicago, IL
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Duck Inn

4.8
4.8
1667 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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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

What 1,667 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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  1. M

    Meow

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A bit dark, but very inviting! That chicago-style duck dog was the best!!
  2. AM

    AvaM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Delicious food and lovely atmosphere. Duck wings and duck dog are a must try.
  3. TH

    TerriH

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service and experience was outstanding!
  4. RT

    RachelT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, atmosphere, and service were all great.
  5. AL

    AliciaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic. The service was outstanding. we were celebrating my husbands birthday and our waiter gave him a personalized birthday card.
  6. CC

    CarlC

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have reviewed the Duck Inn numerous times over the years. Once again I believe it's the best restaurant in the city. The service is perfection and the food is outstanding but sometimes it's the little gestures that push it over. For example, they were out of my usual scotch and the beverage manager personally selected from his vast knowledge and picked something he thought I would enjoy. He was right, it was delicious. On top of that he personally brought my drink to the table, along with the bottle to show me. A touch of service above and beyond the norm..... I could go on and on but suffice to say, I love the joint!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great meal, great cocktails, and great service. Would recommend for a date night or night with a few friends! The ambience was fairly casual but the cocktails and food were really thought through, unique and delicious. The duck wings and cauliflower were especially good. Will be back!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I brought my boyfriend here for his birthday and the whole meal was outstanding! Our waitress was really kind and the dishes were perfectly spaced apart. The duck wings were definitely a highlight. This restaurant was the perfect place to celebrate a birthday as they brought out champagne when we sat down and provided ice cream on the house at the end of our meal. Thank you for a wonderful night!
  9. g

    groobs

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Avocado toast with smoked salmon topped with a perfectly cooked duck egg was FANTASTIC!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, music & food was delicious
  11. DA

    DeniseA

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place. Went on a whim on the recommendation of a stranger and we were not disappointed. Got the rotisserie duck and it was cooked to perfection. Well worth going outside the loop for this restaurant!
  12. PO

    PatriciaO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food at Duck Inn is outstanding. The rotisserie duck was cooked perfectly, the winter salad was delicious, the citrus dressing fresh and bright, and the BBQ duck wings were amazing.
  13. SC

    SydneyC

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, cocktails, and service. We haven't had anything bad here yet, but the cheese curds are always a favorite!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had been here before and had the duck dog and now, when I get a taste for one, nothing else can fill the void. It’s that good. Great vibe of neighborhood regulars and the warm glow of Christmas lights. Love everything about this place.
  15. S

    Sean

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Down-home food, elevated. Friendly and thoughtful service. Above average drink choices. Not cheap, but not outrageous. Cool atmosphere.
  16. H

    Hammer

    Chicago

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the entire vibe at Duck Inn. Staff, music, ambiance are all very cool. And the food is always great.
  17. T

    Toni

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I highly recommend the Rotisserie Duck. It is amazing and fun unique dining experience!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rowdy was the best server, made a stressful situation so much easier and my family was so impressed with everything. Thank you!!
  19. RF

    RachaelF

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our evening at the Duck Inn! Fabulous food and staff!
  20. T

    Traveler

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The braised short ribs were excellent.
  21. T

    Todd

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A gem of a place...local, neighborhood feel, and real people. Employees and customers. The food options are unique and very, very good. And great talent behind the bar.
  22. MG

    MG17

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    The CC machine malfunction would not take Apple Card… 🙁
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent :)
  24. 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
  25. LB

    LimaBravo

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 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.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and drinks, it was very loud so that was the only downside but didn’t effect the how good everything else was
  27. S

    Southernerinthecity

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Food just did not hit the mark for me very underwhelming. The pumpkin foie didn’t work the richness of the foie and pumpkin were not a good combination although presentation was nice just mediocre at best. The duck wings were tasty but would have equally enjoyed them if they were chicken wings with same preparation the duck did not add any value. The sweet potato agnolotti was delicious rich and sultry sweet and savory very nice dish. Lastly the scallop and pork belly totally disappointing the hakkaido scallops are on the small side so I would have though you would get at least 5, we got 3 and there literally there was nothing in the plate that married well together. The fat from the pork was overwhelming and you could not taste scallops and the other accoutrements just did not work on this plate.
  28. 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.
  29. S

    Sophia

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Such a unique experience! Great food paired well with an intimate ambiance :)
  30. 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 👍
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, had not been there for a while, happy to know Duck Inn has remained great
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite place to go
  36. K

    Klaasneus

    Chicago

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 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!
  37. 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!!
  38. 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!!
  39. 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.
  40. 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!

Safety precautions

  • Screening

    • Staff is vaccinated

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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 1667 OpenTable diners.

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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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