The Duck

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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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Skangal
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Most people dined Al Fresco, but we sat inside at a pub table with just the bartender and felt safe! Food was as good as before... we usually eat here at Brimfield's, but came out to visit antiques shops and have lunch...it made a nice day!

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RobertW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Duck is my favorite special place. The food and drinks are exceptional and the staff remembers who you are adding to the overall experience.
I love the salmon entree, but everything on the menu is delicious. You won't be disappointed with your meal here.

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RickP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had veal parmigiana it was excellent. Waiter was excellent. Overall great night.

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vipheresthekicker
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I just love it here - especially sitting outside on the front porch with the heat lamps - such ambiance in which to enjoy their amazing food and drink.

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SherylH
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Duck wasn’t hot and the calamari wasn’t worth it, but nice atmosphere. I will go back, but won’t ever try the calamari again.

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vipBillA
New England
17 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was as always, great. We chose to eat inside for more atmosphere and we sat upstairs. My one nitpicky complaint was the speed of service, not with the food but with drinks. I think it was due to just having one operating bar downstairs for both restaurants. Other than that, fabulous as usual.

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hithere
New England
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Flys buzzing around the entire meal.

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vipRose
New England
79 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had another great lunch at the Duck. We ate out front. We could hear the traffic but it was not an issue. Our wonderful server, Rachael, was so nice. We shared two appetizers, the Poutine and the Calamari, the poutine was a huge portion and very good with the duck meat. We also shared a Pumpkin "Sandwich" for dessert. It was cut in half for us so we didn't have to split it ourselves. The food was great. Thank you to The Duck for a wonderful afternoon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Server was excellent. Mussels were tiny and chewy. Prime rib was very overcooked and dry. This place used to be a fave of ours...we hope it comes back to what they once were.

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CTScout
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The outdoor tables were nice and they had excellent Covid practices in place. The food was good but a little overcooked. The atmosphere and service were fine.

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delicious
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Duck has always been a great place to relax and get a really fine meal with excellent healthy and diverse meal options! Look forward to our next visit!

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vipPorscheGroup
New England
46 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Stopped at the outdoor tent dining for bar food snacks and enjoyed it very much. Tables are well spaced and staff was accommodating to place us as far away from people as possible. Server wore mask and gloves at all times. Was careful to hand dishes to us, let us box our own leftovers. The food was good, pretzel sticks and fish tacos. Steak tips were delicious. Would go again. Thank you.

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AJ112
New England
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside in the tent. The tables were spaced far enough apart and we felt comfortable eating under the tent. There was sanitizer available prior to entering the building and a sign requesting that guests use it. I feel The Duck is taking the pandemic seriously and taking precautions to keep guests safe. The food was excellent, as was the service. The food was fresh, timely, with a unique spin on some classics (we had duck poutine, the salmon, the chicken and brie sandwich, and eclair cake). My husband is a "meat and potatoes" guy and this was just beyond his comfort zone and he was very happy with the food. The hand crafted cocktails were also impressive and perfectly matched the food. Our server, Rachel, was friendly and attentive. She also provided helpful information when we were stuck between options. She was knowledgeable about the menu and able to share her own experiences, which we appreciated. We highly recommend The Duck!

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EmilyH
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We sat outside in the sunshine so the street noise was load. Food service and atmosphere were great. Definitely a "do again"!

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Yummy
New England
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Good service under Covid rules

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DebbieG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our evening was very enjoyable. In this time of covid, we felt we were in a safe and healthy environment. The server was patient giving us time to make our selections and attentive to our needs. The food was VERY good at an affordable price. A nice eving to relax and enjoy.

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DaveC
New England
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was excellent; the wine was great; the setting was great and the food was outstanding.

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Lizzy
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Very friendly and food served warm but service a bit slow given it many people there

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Jazzie
New England
15 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was fine considering we were in the tent

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NicoleM
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
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!

FAQs

The Duck is rated 4.5 stars by 1117 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.