Wild Duck Cafe

7 reviews
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$30 and under
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Nestled just east of Matthew Knight Arena on The University of Oregon Campus, Wild Duck Café has become a local favorite. It is Eugene's favorite Sports Bar because we are the consummate sports fans.
Our impeccable service and comfortable, casual atmosphere make Wild Duck Café a great place for all of life’s celebrations. To give the restaurant a cozy and welcoming feel, we’ve adorned the walls with local art and made the decor "Duck-Centric" to the last detail. Check out the loads of memorabilia and countless one-of-a-kind items that will make every visit unique and memorable.
Our outstanding cuisine is made with care using locally sourced ingredients and scratch made sauces. With daily specials, a rotating featured mac and cheese, and fresh soups, there is always something new to try – be it breakfast, lunch, dinner or even happy hour!

Please note that we do not take reservations before or after events at Matthew Knight Arena or Oregon Ducks football games.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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American, Grill, Continental
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Thursday: 8:00am - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 8:00am - 11:00pm
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - 2:00pm
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Phone number
(541) 485-3825
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Wild Duck Catering has provided the very best in catering and event planning services for private and corporate clients in the Eugene-Springfield Area for more than 15 years! Wild Duck Catering is dedicated to excellence in the products served and the services provided. With items to meet almost every budget, you will find our menu selections perfect for every occasion. We are committed to making each event unique, worry-free, and satisfying for everyone attending.
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Cross street
Franklin Blvd
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Parking details
Wild Duck owns a limited number of labeled parking spaces on the South end of the Sky Box Building.
2 hrs parking is available on the street side between 15th and 18th Avenues on Villard and Orchard Streets.
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Public transit
EMX is 1 block north
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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1 review
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Great food, drinks and service! We even got to meet the owner! We had a group of 14 and our total bill was very reasonable!

12 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Open Table confirmed a reservation, We drove 3 hours to Eugene and when we arrived it was packed and they told me that they do not accept OT reservations when there is an event across the street at the arena. Well, I believe this would be helpful if Open Table did not accept my reservation then. Not very happy when we were turned away..

San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Good, inexpensive food in a college town. We were there early, so it was not busy. Started to pick up as we were leaving. The waitress was fabulous!

San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was only in the area for a couple nights and happened across The Wild Duck Cafe. We didn't realize it was a game night at the college, so it was pretty packed. Thankfully we reserved a table through Open Table! Our waitress was extremely friendly and helpful. The food, the beer, the dessert- everything was fantastic. I definitely recommend!
*just a note- on busy nights, like game nights, they use a partial menu in order to get the food out in a timely manner. They still have a great variety.

1 review
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time the server was awesome she made it a great night for our birthday girls

8 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Honestly, this is was one of the worst dining experiences in Eugene. I had made a reservation for 10 people and they confirmed the day before and then again on the day of the reservation. HOWEVER, they only had ONE SERVER (Debbie) working the floor and the place was VERY BUSY.

Not only was Debbie too busy to take care of her tables, but her attitude was simply horrid. There is no reason for being rude, unpleasant and simply unprofessional in your job - DEBBIE. You could have said, "I'm sorry, we're really short staffed today and i'm doing my best"...or some sort of an apology. Instead you were unpleasant, hostile, and inefficient in how you handled our group and others.

The food at the Wild Duck is nothing to brag about either...no sense of creativity and simply boring/bland food. We all work on campus and this restaurant is close...but WE WILL NOT BE GOING BACK!

San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Our hotel recommended Wild Duck Cafe, saying it had locally sourced ingredients etc., so we imagined a different type of place. It is fine for ordinary burgers, beer, wings, that sort of menu. Waitress was very enthusiastic. Nothing special. Place was pretty empty on a Thursday early evening.