Very good food and service. We were early for our reservation but were seated immediately. We used a groupon for chefs dinner for two and were not disappointed. The full price seems a little on the high side, but the food was excellent. I think coming in the summer would be the best, as it showcases the St Croix river.
Food was delicious and service good. We treated our adult twins for their birthday. e might make it a tradition!
Good service and a great view, but the food was a little disappointing. We had the Chef's Dinner for two. The lobster bisque was good but we would prefer our lobster to be steamed and not deep fried. There was good, fresh bread and the lobster cakes were also good. I think the price was OK with the Groupon, but overpriced at regular prices. It would be a good spot to come for burgers and a beer during the summer months with all the boating activity.
Great Food and excellent service. We enjoyed the Chef's menu and also ordered off the main menu. Portions were good sized. Waiter was very good and attentive. Probably helped that we were one of only three or four tables of diners.
Mallards is by far one of our favorite dining restaurants for any occasion. The food is always "spot on"!
This is one of our favorite restaurants. Food is great & service is great also.
Arrived on time for reservation and waited 25 minutes to be seated. No waiter or waitress in bar so had to step up to crowded bar to get first drinks started for my party of 4. Host seating guests seemed like he wanted to be anywhere else except there that night. No smile or friendly greeting. Bar tender was great. Friendly and as attentive as he could be, while keeping up with his service. Might go back for an unrushed lunch sometime in the summer but there are way too many other nice restaurants for special occasion dining to choose from for my money and time.
Now that's what I call GREAT service! My husband and I always say, "the server starts out with 20% gratuity, then they have to earn it"! Well Andrea earned herself 25% when she came right to our table to greet us almost immediately even though she had several tables going! She was fantastic and so was the fish fry! Lightly battered and fried to a lovely golden deliciousness!! Thank you and we'll definitely return!
Had a 6pm reservation for 2. Checked in with the host at 5:55pm and was told it will be just a minute. Couple after couple were seated ahead of us while we stood on plan sight. At 6:22 I finally ask the host where we are on the list. He had marked us as checked in but forgot to seat us. He then can't recognize me 2 minutes later to seat me. Not impressed at all.
Nice location and service..Decent menu but Valentines Day special was a little disappointing.. Breaded lobster was dry, there was no salad, and portions were very small. Desert was shared and should have been per person...steak was delicious though. No coffee service. I thought at least one cocktail per person wold have made it a nice special as well as a photo op.
This is the best secret in town... Now I want to share with everyone who wants to experience the fun and food, great service and the best staff...
Waiter was rude, at the end of dinner not even a thank you just dropped off check and walked away
My husband and I looked so forward to our date night and for him to get crab legs. It was a pleasant surprise to him that on Thursday's you have all you can eat crab legs. While the food both his and mine was very good, hot and initially served within a reasonable time, he was not asked if he wanted more crab legs until 5-10 minutes after he finished his current plate, each time. We're accustomed to service for AYCE food to be more frequent and closer to when you finish your current plate, rather than up to 10 mins after and then it's another 10 mins to get the reorder delivered. I really enjoyed my Mediterranean shrimp, but I think it would still be fabulous with a little less capers. Lastly, it felt pretty chilly in the dining area, but I put my coat on and was fine.
We were there for a family members birthday. It was a Thursday evening and some of us had the all you can eat crab legs They were a real treat and the server was very attentive. She came back and brought us more in a timely fashion. Others had dishes off the menu and all were happy with their meals.
We had a good time and will be back.
That’s for providing a wonderful dining spot for any occasion (or even none at all).
We have been here before but I stumbled over a Groupon that had all my husbands favorites (crab cakes, lobster bisque, steak with a lobster tail) so I bought it. We won’t ever be doing that again. We will share an app & get a couple entrees next time. Our server could not have been less interested in us after we revealed the Groupon when we ordered. This is a great place during the warmer seasons. Just don’t expect great service.
Used a steak/lobster groupon for 4 on Sunday night. Was met with little or no interest from the bar keeper and had to wait for a table to be set up. (Hint: if you do that, at least seat us at a table that we can't see. The one we got was ready all along!)
Portions were extremely small. Maybe a 4 oz. piece of meat and the lobster looked like a tiger shrimp. The food tasted very good, but not much even with the discounted groupon. Our waitress was nice. She warmed up as the night went on. Service, once seated, was fine.
Would not willingly go there again. There are too many other good restaurants around the area.
Great food, great service! We had the 4 course meal-very tasty and filling! We've also been here in the summer and had the lobster roll on the patio and it was terrific!
The food was over priced and very small portions. Limited menu on new years eve and nothing looked appealing. Serviced was slow and not friendly
I've never seen so many upset costumers with the all you can eat crab special for $20.99 (it's only for the first pound). If you ask for more crab the all you eat price is $39.99 (the staff won't mention the increased price). Use caution when reading this menu. They have NO problems hiding these issues until your bill arrives. I can't go back to place that plays deceptive games with it's customers.
We know committed help is good to find. This establishment was not prepared to serve a memorable Christmas Eve meal. We were seated 45 min. after our reservation, being told that the table prior to us just was staying around and talking, but when we were seated it took another 45 min just to receive our meal. The 7 fishes meal was prepared well, but the dishes
looked as though they have been served on multiple times and did not present the food well.
I do not leave reviews, but we drove from Lakeville to Bayport in expectation of a lovely evening only to be grateful when it was over. No extra deserts or beverages were offered for their lack of providing a pleasant experience on Christmas Eve. (we did not ask, as we did not feel it was our place to do so). That being said ~
Good food, friendly staff, and a nice atmosphere make for a pleasant evening.
We visited Mallards on Christmas Eve. We all enjoyed the experience. The food was tasty and nicely presented. The service was fantastic even though the dining room was packed. The Christmas Eve menu included a nice variety of entrees, and our party of 7 ordered 7 different meals. Everyone was very satisfied. Thank you!
They were open on Christmas Eve so me and my mom gave it a shot. It was very very good! I will definitely return. I had the lobster mac and cheese. It was a generous portion and was excellent! The cheese is the absolute gooiest I have every seen, it's crazy!
One of our favorite spots. Good for a nice quiet evening out. Nothing special but you can count on a nice meal, good service, good cocktails, reasonable prices.
Food was excellent and so was the service. Will definitely go back.
As ALWAYS this place is spot on! Thanks Dave!
Mallards has great food with a New Orleans influence. We have been going here for years and the only complaint I would have is that the portions of food have been getting smaller and the prices seem to keep sneaking up. Most of the servers are good and Zach (one of the owners) is a great guy. We had a Groupon for a very good 4 course meal in our last visit... once again the food was great, but there is no way I would pay the suggested retail price for the portions that we got. We will continue to go to Mallards as long as they keep offering Groupon deals.
We couldn't even experience the restaurant because we had to wait 25 minutes after our reservation. We went there about 10 minutes early and still could not get seated. I'm extremely disappointed especially since it was my husband's birthday
At first opening, we were frequent diners at Mallards & recommended to everyone! It WAS great, but definitely NOT RECOMMENDED anymore. As we continued to dine there over time, quality slowly diminished (service, food, drinks). We eventually stopped going there when we realized that there was not going to be any improvements & the quality continued to fade. We recently received a coupon for a BOGO entree & decided to give them another chance. WRONG TO HAVE TRIED AGAIN as the experience was severely lacking still & actually worse. Even with coupon, it was not worth the $. Wood Duck, which used to be a fantastic drink was COMPLETELY undrinkable & the cherry it in that used to be wonderful bourbon soaked, was an off color & even worse taste. Wait staff has gotten more casual & less attentive. Slamming down our waters on the table did not give a favorable first reimpression. I wouldn't expect a mess up of a salad, but Mallards can! Too much dressing (perhaps to cover wilted greens) & fleck of nuts & a piece of soggy fried goat cheese. Steaks were small for the price, but done to our request which is why the food got a "fair" rating. Duck rendered fat on the fries was revolting. Fries were underdone & you could literally squeeze a lot of the oil from them & I did to attempt this in some just to salvage something. However, we ended up leaving most of the fries on the plate in their swimming pool of smelly oil. And don't even think of trying dessert. Options sound good, but execution was quite terrible. How can something with sugar ever be bad? Mallards can show you how. And how tacky the menu is with the majority of it being advertisements by local businesses and even more advertisement space on a page than the food/drink options! Also disgusting was the restroom - where there was not a hook on the door for a purse or coat, they were out of the giant rolls of toilet paper, soap & paper towels on 1 side & a toilet continued to run. Restrooms on a Saturday eve unattended?!
The host/manager was not welcoming. He didn't smile. We weren't impressed. Our waitress was the same, she didn't smile once! What was right with this restaurant was the delicious food. My bone in New York strip and potatoes were excellent! My husband's crab legs were good, but a lot of work with all the leg cracking. Our friends had lobster mac and cheese, lobster bisque, fried shrimp and fries which they said was very good.
Food was great. Service was good. Beware, however, if you have a Groupon or daily deal the restaurant will mark any specials (happy hour drinks, appetizers, etc.) up to full price without telling you.
Great food and great service. We typically go here during boating season but decided to head here in the winter. Great decision!
Love this place great food great service and fantastic value.
We made reservation but still had to wait 20 minutes. Staff very accommodating.
Food taste excellent. Must try this place for tasty food.
Ambiance lacking. Music a bit loud.
Everything was wonderful. Jackie, our waitress, was outstanding. Food was great. Can't wait to go back for more
We reallyenjoyed the Thanskgiving dinner. We were at the last seating of the day, and had to wait a few extra minutes for the previous diners to finish up. But, with the exception of there being no dark meat left, there was plenty of food available. We enjoyed the family style service, and everyone was very friendly and helpful. We will definitely go back again.
We went for Thanksgiving and the food was past amazing! Wonderful staff, a great view and time with our family made for a perfect day.
For those of us who don't prepare a Thanksgiving meal at home Mallard's is the perfect place to go. We have gone here for the last four Thanksgivings and would highly recommend it. All the food you want is served family style and there is a dessert bar. If you like traditional Thanksgiving fare this the place to go; tastes just like mom prepared it and no clean-up!
Waited 25 minutes past our reservation time to be seated while walk-ins were seated ahead of us. Food was good, but not exceptional.