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The Duck, Sturbridge, MA

The Duck

4.4
4.4
1385 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Welcome to the The Duck! With Head Chef Tony Pittsvat 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 signature cocktails, ice cold local draft beer selections, or a perfectly paired glass of wine. Top it all off with a signature Patty-Cakes dessert to satisfy your sweet tooth.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 11:30 am–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (508) 347-2321

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Dan Finger

  • Private party contact

    Dawn Ryan: (774) 232-1247

  • Neighborhood

    Sturbridge

  • Parking details

    Private, well-lit parking lot located to the rear of the building.

  • Entertainment

    Entertainment provided every Thursday through Saturday nights.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

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What 1,385 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central MA

    Good for Groups

  • Central MA

    Healthy

  • Central MA

    Hot Spot

  • Central MA

    Romantic

  • Central MA

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Central MA

    American

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  1. LG

    LoveGoodFood

    New England

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service, plus a live guitar player. Loved it !
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrate my niece
  3. JH

    JulieH

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food & service. A bit loud so hard to hold a conversation
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and service
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was a great experience! Would recommend
  6. AA

    AndreaA

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and ambiance! Loved the band!
  7. C

    Ckurk

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat at the bar. The bartenders were excellent and even helped with food choices.
  8. C

    Cathy

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Duck never disappoints! We eat here every time we visit the Brimfield Antique Show. One person in our party needs a gluten free meal, another no dairy. No problem! Very attentive waitress, amazing food!
  9. J

    Josh

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The duck never disappoints, the food and service is always top notch and is always worth the 45 minute drive!
  10. P

    Pjord

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food and service were fantastic. There was a bit of sticker shock when the bill came as the specials were pricier than anticipated and $10 for a draft beer seemed exceptionally high.
  11. LC

    LeslieC

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience3
    The service was fine, but the food was not great. My pasta was under-cooked, the shrimp with it over-cooked. The sauce for my husband’s spaghetti and meatballs was bland, as was the Caesar’s Salad dressing. Perhaps it was just an off night for the chef? Other reviews seemed better.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Great food. Perfect evening for our group.
  13. LF

    LynnF

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent meal, the wait staff were pleasant and attentive, without being intrusive. One ofour favorite places.
  14. NH

    NinaH

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We really enjoyed our meal at the Duck! My Chicken Marsala was outstanding, and my husband liked his Veal Parm. The portions were good, we both brought home "doggie" bags. I had to try the gorgonzola bread, OMG it was so delicious. Wish that had been a bigger portion though. Our waitress was attentive without being intrusive and the food came out in timed so that we were ready for each course but didn't feel rushed. We will definitely be back!
  15. LO

    LOK123

    New England

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice night with friends - great g Food and service.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious as always!!
  17. MS

    MSHOESAFARI

    New York Area

    63 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    First time being back in years- service terrific and food very good . We were seated at top of stairs so it was very busy and loud. Many tables situated close to each other so it is a challenge to hear. Great entertainment but Very loud environment . Pasta dishes terrific and cod special nicely done. Apps are limited and the Gorgonzola bread was lacking cheese but bread and oil very good .
  18. L

    Live2eat

    Jacksonville

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were top notch! We had a lovely, relaxing lunch. Dining on the patio was very nice - just a little noisy with the cars passing by.
  19. BA

    BillA

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Fox was excellent as always the service was not bad it just seemed like our server was managing a very large number of tables. Maybe this is due to hiring challenges and she did her best despite the workload
  20. NB

    NancyB

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant is upstairs with another closed restaurant in the first floor. We had someone in our party who couldn’t go upstairs. They were extremely accommodating. We sat downstairs and even though we were the only ones downstairs our server was wonderful about checking in with us. Loved it!!!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    It was great!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    I've been here for lunch several times. The fried chicken sandwich I had this time was my first disappointment: the chicken was dry and the melted cheese on top was tasteless. But the fries were great, as usual!
  23. G

    Grace

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My group’s experience at the Duck was fantastic. The food is a little more expensive but quite good. We had an extremely kind server and the hostess upstairs where we sat was especially pleasant during our entire experience.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The Duck always does a great job. Our neighbors treated us to a farewell dinner before we move. Becky, our server was very attentive and knowledgeable when asked about menu items and craft beer. Highly recommend!
  25. CP

    CeciliaP

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was excellent. Three of us had cod and it was really good. Service was excellent . We will go back againa.
  26. T

    Tricktap

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and friendly service. Definitely would go back.
  27. MF

    MicheleF

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and diverse menu choices with a fun atmosphere
  28. SS

    SusanS

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our tastebuds were dancing! We had a salad with asparagus, the gorgonzola bread, baked cod, veal marsala, and the housemade cheesecake. I would enthusiastically recommend all.
  29. E

    Edythe

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It had been years since I’ve eaten here and I was very pleased!!!
  30. JA

    JAMESA

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    food was great we had a good time while dining with our friends
  31. VC

    VelmaC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We love this restaurant. However, we had a 7pm reservation for a Wednesday evening. It took an hour to get our appetizers. Yet other people came in after us, got their apps AND meals while we waited.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always come to The Duck whenever we’re in Sturbridge. Wonderful space, good food.
  33. SB

    SteveB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Eve was an excellent server. Very knowledgeable and helpful without being obtrusive. The food was delicious but feel it is over priced. We will be back.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Chowder was awful. Braised short rib grill cheese was to die for.
  35. LW

    LornaW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We came to The Duck to celebrate our anniversary. We enjoyed the atmosphere, service, and the food was great. Can’t wait to come back!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! There were little kids making a lot of noise when we first arrived at 6:00 pm. When the singer started to perform, it made it really hard to hear our conversation. Otherwise everything else was great!
  37. JH

    JaneH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall2food3service5ambience1
    The food was okay, but we’ve had better meals there in the past. There was a family with three very noisy kids who were not told to pipe down. Made MANY guests upset.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great little rustic restaurant. Great for a casual meal with friends
  39. LB

    LorraineB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    The service was excellent but the meal not so much. The baked fish was cold and raw. The manager to care of it immediately and comped it off our bill but it still put a damper on the evening. We will not let it spoil us from returning unless it happens again.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They make the best salmon and short ribs around!

FAQs

The Duck is rated 4.4 stars by 1385 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for The Duck

502 Main Street, Sturbridge, MA 01566

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Sturbridge

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 11:30 am–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private, well-lit parking lot located to the rear of the building.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Dan Finger

  • Entertainment

    Entertainment provided every Thursday through Saturday nights.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

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