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The Blue Duck

4.6
4.6
313 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Locally-owned and locally-operated New American BYOB in Northeast Philadelphia, where co-owners Joe Callahan, Kris Serviss and their staff prepare fresh ingredients daily to provide a unique and comforting experience to every person alive.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm Lunch: Monday: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

  • Phone number

    (267) 686-4687

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Kristopher Serviss

  • Catering

    Call for details. 267.686.4687

  • Neighborhood

    Far Northeast Philadelphia

  • Cross street

    Welsh Rd

  • Parking details

    Lot parking in front of the restaurant in the Holme Circle strip mall.

  • Public transit

    SEPTA Bus No. 20 and No. 50

  • Entertainment

    Two HD Televisions at the restaurant.

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

What 313 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. AN

    AshleyNMJ83

    Philadelphia

    66 reviews

    4.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Blue Duck was very good. Nothing was mind-blowing, but it was very good and we will be back. It was crowded and noisy but our portion sizes were just right and the value was great. I also love that it's BYOB.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The menu offers multiple choices as well as daily specials ... all cooked to order, great presentation and delicious. Appetizers also delicious. It is a BYOB so you don't end up spending a fortune on drinks. Staff friendly, service excellent and it is in the neighborhood, so you don't have to travel far for a great lunch, dinner or a Sunday brunch. Reservations recommended because they do fill up and we've been disappointed when we arrived without a reservation and couldn't get a table.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2016

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Food here is always amazing. The general tsos wings will change your take on wings. Awesome place!
  4. MR

    MelissaR

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have never had a bad meal at the Blue Duck. I am always excited to hear the specials. Amazing!!!!!!!!
  5. R

    Ribeye

    Atlantic City

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience1
    I went there for lunch with someone from my church and there was explicit music playing pretty loud in the background.
  6. t

    thetruckphilly

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience as always! We have been here for lunch and dinner and cannot wait to try brunch. All time favorites are the Quack and Cheese and the Pork Roll Burger. My boyfriend usually will get the taco special of the night as well which have always been a hit! Definitely give this place a try for eating in or take out.
  7. SL

    SteveL

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding value, top notch food with terrific service.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    it was dumb delicious. extravagant af. LIT
  9. P

    Paul

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Blue duck is my favorite restaurant. Always great food, interesting specials, creative menu items, excellent service, and overall just an amazing place for lunch or dinner.
  10. r

    randallb

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2016

    overall1food2service3ambience1
    too noisy. seats too close together. could not even have a private conversation. food just ok
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2016

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Nice, casual option for good food. Burgers and duck fries were both way under seasoned and salt was not available on the table. I would go back but wasn't wow'd.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Met a friend for dinner and had a FABULOUS meal at the Blue Duck (as always). The specials were all so mouth-watering it was difficult to decide what to get! I ended up trying their butternut squash soup, which was so good! My friend agreed that it "tasted like fall" and was the best butternut squash soup either of us has ever had. I went with an old favorite, the fried chicken platter, a generous helping of chicken with delicious home-made mac and cheese. The service was impeccable. We will be back soon for sure.
  13. MZ

    MicheleZ

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have eaten here for 2 years now...always delicious and we take out a lot from here..service is great ..people that work there are super friendly..our favorite place to eat .
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loyal patron of The Blue Duck for 2 years now. Have enjoyed everything from brunch through dinner. Always a pleasurable meal, my taste buds and those of the person or people I'm dining with are always satisfied.
  15. B

    Barb

    Atlantic City

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2016

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Food was great! Duck fries to die for !!!! Wing with the blue moon real good! I had the fried chicken which was well made. I would ask for all dark meat next time. The white piece was very dry. My husband had the tacos . He said they where very good would have liked the fish chopped. It was falling out all over. Where coming back!!!👍🏻
  16. J

    Josjer

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great. The food and service were excellent. It remains one of my favorites
  17. SY

    SYKO

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I heard great reviews about this restasurant and it did not disappoint. In fact, it is one of the best restaurants I have ever been to. The flavor combinations are incredible. The ingredients are of the highest quality. The service was perfect, they anticipated anything we needed before we asked. I can't say enough great things about this restaurant. I'm only disappointed in myself for not getting there sooner.
  18. LB

    LeviB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2016

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Picturistic menus, like the pictures on your web site would help alot in speeding up what one might find as tasty looking! But what I did order,(BBBLT) was very delicious!
  19. KM

    KamransMom

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are from New Jersey so this was a little bit of a drive from us, but it had great reviews so we had to try it out! We were not disappointed! The crab risotto was AMAZING for our appetizer! For our entree we both got the porkroll burger, that was pretty incredible too! They were busy which is always a good sign! Loved the nice/ casual atmosphere! We took our two year old and it was a great setting! Plus you can see the cook line from the table and our son loved it! Definitely reccomend going here for dinner !
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice, clean, good food and service
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous meal and services. Staff was helpful, Polite. Food was excellent.
  22. S

    Spit

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AMAZING experience!!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What can I say about blue duck? This place is just fantastic. My wife and I eat here quite often. It's close to our house but even if we lived an hour away we would find a way to get to blue duck on a regular basis. The standard menu is great but they always have interesting and appealing specials. Service is always great and management is always very attentive. We try to get all of our friends and family to blue duck. Most are now regulars.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2016

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    I always like to try the daily specials, or have something new each time I dine at the Blue Duck. I've never had anything I didn't like. One of my favorite places.
  25. J

    Jeff

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If I were a Food Network chef, this restaurant would be my entry for the show "The Best Thing I Ever Ate". I've been twice, both experiences included incredibly polite and helpful staff, mind-blowing specials, and friendly chefs. Can't say enough good things about the food, also it is BYOB which ends up making for a very cheap meal since you don't run up a tab on drinks.
  26. LO

    LOLO

    Philadelphia

    67 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2016

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    The reason we go is for the food, but the noise level is not to my liking at all!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2016

    overall3food1service4ambience5
    Ran out of a few entrées. Waffle was gummy like from the microwave.Creamed dried beef was too salty and soaked into the waffle fries,more like a sauce than an entrée. Coffee was bitter.
  28. J

    Jc36

    New York Area

    45 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2016

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The food was good, but the coffee wasn't. It had a sour and bitter taste.
  29. MM

    MeganM

    Baltimore

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2016

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Was fantastic! First time here and will definitely be back. MUST have reservations! Although we did for 11am Sunday brunch and still waited 15 minutes for our table.
  30. K

    Krista

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was fantastic - from the food to the service. Highly recommend and cannot wait to come back!
  31. NN

    NeveragainNaBrasa

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    Amazing as always. Great food, good service, seated right away (with reservation). Duck fries are the best!!!
  32. MH

    MrsHappilyEverAfter

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2016

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Went for a Saturday lunch... As always everything was delicious! The duck fries are a must have whether it's lunch, brunch or dinner!
  33. T

    Terit

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2016

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food is always amazing. I love those duck fries. I'm officially DUCKED.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2016

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The duck fries and general tso's wings are amazing.
  35. R

    Ribeye

    Atlantic City

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2016

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    The Duck never ceases to amaze. They change their menu often which keeps me coming back to try something new. Every Tuesday they cook a different Duck dish as a special. Highly recommended
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2016

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    My reservations was for 6:00 PM...My guest and I arrived at 5:45. The hostess immediately noted that we were 15 minutes early and that our table was not available. Looking around the restaurant I see two tables marked "reserved". At exactly 6:00 PM I approached the hostess and asked if our table was ready. She pointed to a table that was occupied by four people and she told me that as soon as they were finished, we could be seated. I responsed to her by stating that I had made a reservation for 6:00 PM and that my table should be available and that I should not have to wait for other customers to finish. I asked to speak to the manager. The manager informed me that since the restaurant is a BYOB, they have no control on how long customers will stay in the restaurant. I asked why then, were there two other tables labeled "reserved" and yet my table was NOT reserved. My response was a shoulder shrug. We waited to be seated until 6:25 PM and had to stand at the door while people were coming in and out. The hostess did, however, ask if my guest and I would like something to drink and advised us that we could sit outside while we waited. (It was 98 degrees that day). Once seated, the table that occupied the four guests was split into two and my guest and I sat extremely close to another couple and could hear their conversation as well as all the noise throughout the restaurant. This occasion was a surprise birthday dinner which turned out to be a disaster. The food was ok but surely not worth the money spent. Three (half-dollar size) scallops as an entree for $23.00? A duck breast which consisted of four pieces approximately four inches long which half of the thickness was skin which could not be eaten. Not once did we get an apology nor were we offered any complimentary drink or dessert for our trouble. I will never recommend this restaurant to anyone!!!
  37. JR

    JessicaR

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome place! It's tiny and loud inside so we opted to sit outside (basically just on the sidewalk), but food was so great we didn't really mind. Duck Fries were incredible!! Would go back just for them.
  38. J

    Jellybean911

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2016

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    The food has been great both times I have been but the service is exactly the opposite. I figured I would try again this time because I enjoyed the food but I don't think I will be returning. This is a small restaurant so it is shocking each time we have visited that the water can't manage to be refilled and the wait staff comes around once to ask how things are. Instead I watched wait staff and chefs standing around talking for most of the night while I was stuck repeatedly drinking my husband's glass of water while I was aired for someone to finally come around. We were seated late for our reservation because the table we were about to sit at had been given their bill (and I watched them put their money down to pay as soon as we walked in) and no one bothered to pick up the check for ten minutes.
  39. BB

    BirthdayB8s

    Philadelphia

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always find something fresh and unique
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really good food. Creative food. Good for a last minute dinner date with friends. I think they should look into a larger space as their popularity grows because when I was there our table had less than 6 inches between the table next to us.

FAQs

The Blue Duck offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (267) 686-4687.

The Blue Duck is rated 4.6 stars by 313 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Welsh Rd

  • Neighborhood

    Far Northeast Philadelphia

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm Lunch: Monday: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Lot parking in front of the restaurant in the Holme Circle strip mall.

  • Public transit

    SEPTA Bus No. 20 and No. 50

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Kristopher Serviss

  • Entertainment

    Two HD Televisions at the restaurant.

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

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