The Duck

4.5
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1099 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Welcome to the The Duck! With Head Chef Eric at the helm The Duck serves up innovative cuisine that you are sure to fall in love with. Ask our professional waitstaff or mixologists about our perfectly created signature cocktails, ice cold local draft beer selections, or a perfectly paired glass of wine. Top it all off with a signature dessert to satisfy your sweet tooth.
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
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Jazzie
New England
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was fine considering we were in the tent

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NicoleM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesone food, service, and ambiance. Everything was great!

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DeeMoe
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We are outside under the tent
It was a little cool out and they could have used a heater
Service and food was fine as usual

Soda was flat but they got us some replacement from a bottle

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christineg
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Food was great! Service was very slow, at one point I had no water in my glass and an empty cocktail, plus no food. I had to flag the waitress for everything I needed. I wrote it was our anniversary on the reservation, nothing mentioned, was beyond disappointed in the service.

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Undercooked
New England
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I ordered the salmon and it was undercooked. They took it back to cook it while my husband's steak got cold because he wasn't going to eat without me. Expensive meal and I did not feel like it was worth it.

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Paul
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were celebrating our anniversary

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vipTerry
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the option of staying safe by eating under the tent. Turkey soup was great as was the Mac n cheese with pulled pork and short rib papperdell. Dessert was just so so.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
48 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Really great food with warm friendly service, we enjoyed our visit and will definitely return.

Thank you Duck team ,

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Maryla
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at The Duck! The tuna appetizer was enough for a meal but of course we had other things as well. Our server was just the right amount of attentive. It was a Wednesday night so there was not much of a crowd. The outdoor dining was magical under the lights of the outdoor setting. I would definitely recommend The Duck as a solid place to have a relaxed but very tasty dining experience in Sturbridge.

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EricaZ
New England
22 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The Duck never disappoints, even during COVID. I had the Pork Shank with Gnocchi and my husband had a good meal with options on the menu that fit his plant based diet, including a Hummus Wrap.

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CarlaC
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was wonderful. I had the Cuban and salad. The salad was fresh crisp and delicious. Unfortunately the cuban was not as flavorful. Spices and mustard were bland. The tuna in the wrap was plentiful. Overall fresh, but uninspired.

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Currie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great. We felt safe.

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vipK123
New England
16 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lunch in the tent. Spectacular waitress, great food, so glad to have a place to eat outside. Please get heaters and keep it open through November.

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vipJoyG
New England
18 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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notthehappiestcustomer
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent; great outdoor patio dining. Will likely need to invest in heat lamps and mosquito repellent to continue wonderful outdoor dining experience.
Can't wait to come back.

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srivera
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waitress was awesome! The food was delicious.

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KevinM
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Waitress was amazing she couldn’t do enough for us.
The food was so so I really didn’t care
For it The others in the party were
Not impressed with the god.
It was relaxing and we got together
To see family so that was nice.
I liked that there was a lot of outdoor seating.
Great half way point so next time I’ll order something different .I had the grilled veggies no taste and I don’t think they were grilled very hard not
Tasty .

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Kris
New England
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The only reason I gave ambiance a 3 is because its just not the same when it feels so empty.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

our waitress was awesome, drinks were delicious, and the appetizer we got was amazing (pretzels with cheese)! will definitely come to the duck again!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service! Great Food !!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service, excellent food.

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PatriciaW
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

One of us ordered the sea scallops with the maple flavored rice. It looked beautiful and was delicious and cooked to perfection. The other ordered the short rib parpardelle
that generous on the pasta but not one piece of short rib......just strands of meat that would not have equaled 1/4 cup and a few minuscule mushroom pieces with literally no sauce. I expected a short rib to be sitting atop the pasta or at least some pieces of meat.. It was a very disappointing choice for $28.

Last week, I lunched with a friend and food was perfect and delicious! I like the restaurant
Social distancing was welcomed and maintained on both visits. Safe environment!

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DaveC
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first visit; it was our 58th anniversary. The food was excellent as was the service. We're somewhat new to the area (moved here about eight months ago.) It was very pleasant to discover The Duck; we'll be back often.

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vipMelissaT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Everything we ordered was great. Service was good and attentive. Cocktails were tasty.We are going back next week.

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chrisl
London
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly service. Plenty of outdoor seating.

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LisaE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outdoor seating during Covid19. Large tent allowed for social distancing. Excellent service.

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RogerB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. The service was friendly and timely. We have been there four times in the last four weeks and have never been disappointed.

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Papachaz
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was exceiient! Food was great. Price was right. What more can we ask for.

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WendyR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love The Duck! Great service, food was amazing, and social distancing appropriate. I had the Maple Bourbob glazed scallops over bacon rizzotto - OMG so good! Hubby had the Bolognase and it was also fabulous. The drinks are a little sophisticated for my taste, but they are well made. I had the pear-tini and hubby had a rum and coke - both good. I am glad this place is open and we go every other week. Yummy!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for family lunch outside!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First restaurant experience since covid. Service was excellent and food delicious with generous portions. Outside dinning was spacious. Will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I ate at the duck for a date night. The food was excellent along with the service. We ate outside on the patio and our waiter( wish I remembered his name) was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clean outside dining. Food was excellent. Server, Eve, was a pleasure.

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Bear
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Considering all the changes that restaurants have had to make to accommodate the state regulations, The Duck has certainly maintained their friendly service and delicious meals with style and grace. I was very happy with all aspects of our outdoor dining experience and will certainly go back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Outdoor tent dining. The service was a little slow given the need to serve inside and out. We waited a little while for refills but the food was excellent and everyone had leftovers.

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RogerB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been huge fans of The Duck ever since we moved to Sturbridge about four years ago. Whether we have gone in for drinks, appetizers or full meals, we have never had a bad experience there. When we walk in, it feels like home. We'll be back again this weekend.

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TammieLee
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time here, opted for outside seating. It wasn't horrible, nice music and super friendly staff!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Friend and I were so happy we sat inside at Avellino and we had a very nice lunch we had fish tacos and salad it was Delicious

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KimW
New England
16 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food! Great Service! Was happy to dine outside

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Unfortunately the mosquitoes and incorrect food description altered my experience. I will say I have been here in the past and had a very good time.

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