The Ugly Duckling

4.4
86 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Birds of a feather, flock together...

Get ready to spread your wings and shake your tail feather with us at The Ugly Duckling bar and restaurant in the West End of Long Beach, NY.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 86 people are saying
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michele
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food here is excellent for brunch and dinner! Portions great and drinks delicious. Fun loud place w music and sports. Highly recommend.

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NicoleP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our waitress Mckenzie was amazing, keeping our Bottomless Brunch drinks full throughout our stay. Everyones meals were delicious. Will be back!

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longisland
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

I love the energy in this place! The food is good. Service is slow but servers are really nice. It can get loud between the sports on the Hugh tvs and sometimes they have live entertainment.

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Vera2000
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We made a reservation, no one had menus for us. We waited at least 10 minutes before we got water and plates

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

It was football sunday, so not sure if thats why, but randomly the music was cut off and the game was on super loud. Drinks were good, food was ok. Our server was very nice and sweet. But service was slow.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

There was a lack of attention to detail. Our table did not have any cutlery (no big deal) but when food started to come, we still didn’t have any. We had to ask for small plates for appetizers (never had to do that before). A hamburger came out rare, asked for medium. We requested for it to be cooked more. By the time the hamburger came back out, everyone else at the table had finished eating.
The food was good. I’d go back and give it another chance. Perhaps they were short staffed. But wouldn’t get a hamburger.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Love the outdoor seating area - though tables are all too shaky we changed tables and they were all shaking.
Nice place for twenty something crowd.

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dfjdkfjdkjfkdj
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience1

Food was Boring. Watery overpriced drink.

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vipTerriS
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My second time there on a Monday night and was pleasantly surprised again. Service was good and the drinks and food didn't dissapoint. Sat outside and it was very enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Extremely loUd.
This is more like a college bar and the food is bar food.
The food was cold.

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GP10
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks. Great food. Fun environment

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vipBariC
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time- drinks food & atmosphere🍸

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food! Interesting menu. Great service with a smile. Preferred the outdoor seating as it got kind of loud indoors.

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DanielleE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Regulars for trivia, which is a lot of fun! The restaurant is accommodating with our table. We LOVE our waitress always!

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vipRichK
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place in Long Beach, great outdoor space with Covid privacy. Salads and flatbread were excellent. Very reasonable prices!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Service was bad and we were the only table that was seated outside

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vipJenn
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I had asked for inside seating but after we got to the table it was so loud. We had 8:30 PM reservations and I felt like the music was at a 10:30 PM level. And of course this might be because we are now in our 40s and we’re looking forward to getting out with another couple to just talk which would’ve been hard to do inside. The staff was great and they very quickly moved us outside when we saw a table open and outside it was perfect. The food was absolutely delicious. We ordered the fried Barada, pretzel and the pig wheel for appetizers. The cinnamon dip for the pretzels tasted like the sugar that goes on the Pillsbury cinnamon rolls mixed with cinnamon, it was delicious. I had the crispy chicken sandwich with caramelized onions and bacon for dinner. While it was delicious I think the bun needs to be a little bit bigger when I took my first bite most of the toppings came off the sandwich. We would definitely go back and sit outside again.

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Catherine
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Oily and overpriced. Drinks were too sweet, dirty

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Bell
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

It was a busy brunch and it was my friends birthday, we came in for a fun brunch with the girls and the server was in a horrible rush and never said happy birthday to my friend. She made the entire experience uncomfortable and sooo rushed and I wished we picked a different spot. I said something and the manager came over and made up for it, but still awkward and annoying situation. So not worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delish

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Very fun place with awesome decor, was more of a bar than restaurant! Still looked so fun but just super sit down type place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Didn’t realize it was more party/bar than restaurant- probably wouldn’t have brought our baby even for a 5:45 dinner if we realized. Will come back - with her for brunch or without her dinner/drinks.

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BrendanK
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostess Rene was the best! Loved her shoes too, they were so festive!

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Tess176
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an amazing brunch at the Ugly Duckling. The food was amazing and our server Christian was excellent. We were lucky to get a table outside. Be aware- the music is LOUD. Party environment- fun day!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was attentive & helpful . Accommodating in every way . Food was tasty & so we the cute little drinks .

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We we didn’t know it but it was bingo night and we had the best time! great food great drinks overall great vibe

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time! It was an overall great dining experience. Our server haylee was amazing. Will definitely go back!

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Lisa
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

food was delicious and the service was great. able to get our outside table however an umbrella for the sun would have been nice. the menu that i saw online was for after 4 pm but our salad with shrimp was delicious. cute litte restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Service by our server Mary was fantastic

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vipBariC
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Ugly Duckling! Food service drinks staff vibe- all top 10!

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Sarah
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very cute and high energy place, great for the 20-30 age demographic. LOVED Tuesday Trivia night!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haylee was amazing, such great service.

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vipkaren
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Don’t know why the server took so long but overall, very good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, vibes and service. Loved the music selection they had in there

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vipsandraB
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great staff.

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GaryG
New England
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun atmosphere great service and good food. I plan on going back again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place in Long Beach

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booboo
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A little hot inside (AC was not on I think) ate outdoor but needs more awning because of sun, other than that I overall it was good

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Overall, it was good. I usually go to trivia there every Tuesday. My party was a little upset because we were not aware that we would be seated outside so it was hard to hear the trivia questions and it was chilly outside. I just wish we would have known we would be seated outside so we could have dressed accordingly. The food is always AMAZING and the service is usually good. I’ve had the same waitress a few times (I think her name is Janice) and she is very nice and definitely one of their better servers. Trivia Tuesdays are something my friends and I look forward to every week so I’m happy that the Ugly Duckling offers it.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Ugly Duckling using the Order Online button. The Ugly Duckling also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (516) 208-3383.

The Ugly Duckling is rated 4.4 stars by 86 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.