Duck Inn

4.8
1345 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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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The duck was decent, but overpriced. The cheese curds were fantastic however.

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JamesL
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been here 3 times and every time it is amazing. This is one of my favorite restaurants in Chicago.
I would highly recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific in every way

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TracyB
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Innovative delicious cocktails, solidly good food. Always love the Japanese duck wings. Server Gael was easy and accommodating. One of my faves.

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yummyyum
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family was visiting and we came here for dinner. We loved the cocktails. We had the duck family style and it was perfect!

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Jose
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I really enjoyed it. We loved the garden. The octopus pizza is a must. We can’t wait to come back.

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Patrick
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurant patios in the city. Wonderful staff, good vibe, great food.

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vipKelliM
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The back patio is wonderful. The food and service were both outstanding.

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cissyw
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Food sequencing was off - wife finished her meal before mine arrived. Unlike duck inn - long time diner there must be something off / different with the back of the house. No one likes to sit and watch your spouse eat waiting on the other’s food. Food should be fired in a sequence that has both parties meals arrive at the same time - basic.

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AlexV
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal. Server was smart, efficient, and unpretentious. Strong vibes. Can't wait to eat out on the patio one day soon.

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vipMitchD
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We tried the rotisserie duck, and it was superb. Food is always great.

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vipHYPnotiK
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Duck Hash is the best dish I’ve had there. The duck is Crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. Can’t wait to go back. French toast and the duck sope are also very delicious.

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75Alanis
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great take on steak and sopes. Their salmon & avocado on toast is one of the best I have ever had. Awesome 5 star service.

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charlesr
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I suspect they lost their chef over the Covid-period. The food used to be spectacular. It is now just "good." Their famous hamburger sandwich is off the menu. It has been replaced by a glorified Big Mac (double patty with a mayo concoction). We didn't order the duck this time so I cannot say whether that has lived up to prior standards. Overall, we had a good dinner, but what made Duck Inn special seems to have been lost.

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vippeterm
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome food, terrific waitstaff. A bit crammed and loud but that was expected. Will absolutely be back

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CindyT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a standout meal with an ‘at home’ feel! Never disappoints.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time. Simply an amazing experience, front to back. The duck was everything I had hoped for!

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BrendaC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, exceptional service, delicious drinks! Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our anniversary here loved it.

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BethB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent, particularly the rotisserie duck and the farmers salad! The duck fat fries are also very tasty and the service was superb. The one downside? The music, which was way too loud, even in the lush and lovely garden. I would give this restaurant 5 stars if not for this problem. Totally unnecessary!!! (And in fact it was not so loud last time we were there, so maybe it’s hit or miss)

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vipZeke
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing!!! Can’t wait to come back!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food! Highlight of the night!

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beergeek
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Duck Inn is the total experience: great cocktails, delicious food and fantastic service. My friend was not interested in the cocktails on the menu and the bartender came up with one based on her preferences/likes, and she was over the moon with how good it was. Our food was amazing, and the service was friendly and attentive. We will definitely return.

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vipSarajo
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood place. Everything was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

It was ok. Dishes are incredibly overpriced in my opinion- the value was really lacking for me. $18 for a bowl of gnocchi that I would price no more than $14, $12 hot dogs that were marked as $10 by the door, etc. However, the duck wings and fries were great and worth the charge. Drinks were strong, but not worth $14 a piece.
The staff is attentive, but because there are no specific servers we ended up getting asked the same questions a lot- I think three different servers tried to take our order and within a 5 minute time period I was asked how everything was by as many servers.
The ambiance is nice- reminds me of an older lodge or grandmas house or something. Would have preferred outdoor seating but that was closed.
Lastly, everything kind of felt rushed. We were in and out in about 50 minutes, and despite spending over $120 pretax, I still left kind of hungry.
All in all, not a bad spot, glad I tried it, but I wouldn’t visit again unless I knew I wasn’t fitting the bill.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The roasted whole duck is amazing. This is the second time we have eaten here, and it has been great both times. Good desserts too. Service terrific.

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Martitravels
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always. The duck is always a favorite and we bring new diners in to experience the deliciousness. Drinks are always exciting.

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GEORGE
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a nice experience dinning at Duck Inn Chicago. Food is good. Drinks are alittle expensive but also good! Indoor and outdoor dinning! Strongly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The rotisserie duck was the best thing I’ve eaten as far back as I can remember. Excellent service. You have to order the duck in advance and it’s well worth it.

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vipHYPnotiK
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu was unique and made me want to try everything. My kids enjoyed their French toast. We had the duck BLT and the McDuckin, soooo good!! Highly recommend this hidden gem. We will be back.

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Parapodersaverdondecomer
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very nice restaurant clean light 💡 is low is looks relaxing food was delicious a bit pricey but good wish they had more beer options

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for my fiancé

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BethB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with lovely outdoor seating. We ordered the duck wings, garden salad, asparagus, octopus, and fries, and all were excellent, in particular the wings, octopus, and salad. Wonderful atmosphere, friendly wait staff, and I believe the cook came out to greet us :-) Best place we've been to in forever!!

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Cait
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and amazing service!! The Duck Inn is my go-to for celebrating any special occasion.

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AandW
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent: kind, patient, and fun.
Food was perfect: such a creative menu and everything we chose was cooked perfectly and full of flavor--duck hash, duck wings, burger, DBLT.

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BethV
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Our server wasn't very interested in us. Stopped to speak to owner b/c I live next door to his sister and he was very nice.

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vipWestLoopFan15
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another perfect meal. Loved the octopus, ceviche, and of course the rotisserie duck. Cocktails were outstanding.

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RoseS
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great customer service.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Interesting menu choices, very eclectic
Lovely garden atmosphere
Very knowledgable , attentive service

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GEORGE
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service. Now that Chicago restaurants are starting to open up people are coming out and enjoying themselves. Duck INN has indoor and outdoor dinning available. Strongly recommend a try!

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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 1345 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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