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About The Duck

Welcome to the The Duck! With Executive Chef Tony Pitts at the helm The Duck serves up new menus 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 an artfully paired glass of wine. Top it all off with Chef Patrick Farrelly's signature 'Pattycakes' desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth.

502 Main Street
Sturbridge, MA 01566
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
CLOSED MONDAYS. OPEN Tuesday - Thursday: 11:30am - 9:00pm. Friday & Saturday 11:30am-10:00pm, Sunday 11:30am-8:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(508) 347-2321

Website:
http://www.theducksturbridge.com/

Entertainment:
Entertainment provided every Thursday through Saturday nights.

Parking Details:
Private, well-lit parking lot located to the rear of the building. Free valet parking offered on weekend evenings.

Executive Chef:
Tony Pitts

Private Party Contact:
Dawn Ryan: (774) 232-1247

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

The Duck Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (19)
Good for a Date (18)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
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Good for Birthdays (13)
Special Occasion (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Cozy (12)
Great Beer (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Live Music (9)
Healthy (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Business Meals (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Seasonal (7)
Authentic (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Romantic (5)
Fun (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Scenic View (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

I love the atmosphere here, with the exposed wooden beams decorated with strings of white lights. The live music is a nice touch too--not too loud, allowing you to hear each other talking. And the food NEVER disappoints. We love it here!

Tags: Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Brought friends for a late night New Years Eve desert etc. it was great. Staff, food everything. Thank you

Tags: Seasonal, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for a Date, Live Sports, Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

We are always satisfied with our dining experience at The Duck. Great place to bring in the new year.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on December 26, 2017

great place to dine - enjoy it with the family - great place for us to connect yearly.

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Staff was very friendly, service was prompt, good beer list, never felt rushed.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Christmas party

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 (New England)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Great service and live music!

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

My wife and I have been to the Duck several times and always had a great dinner. The service was second to none the other night and my drink really topped off the evening. If your looking for a nice place to eat and talk without all the noise then this is it. We will definitely be back, without question.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Was the perfect place for a get together with family for pre Christmas dinner. The food was great! The service was great! The live music was great! Would recommend to anyone looking for a high end casual dining experience.

Tags: Great Beer, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Casual, Bar Seating, Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Excellent food, good service, relaxed

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 8, 2017

I had never been there. Ambience was great, food and service terrific. I hate live music in restaurants and this was no exception. But the quality off food and service made up
for it

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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Our server Tammy was excellent. We had a large group that showed up one at a time and each time Tammy was right there to ask for a drink order. served promptly and orders were correct too! Definitely will go again. Appetizers were very tasty!

Tags: Seasonal, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Casual, Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was very good! Service was initially very good but slowed after dessert order. Their Kitchen serves two restaurants. They comped our desserts, which were very good, and were apologetic. We were very happy as to how they handled that situation so we will definitely come back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Very good and interesting options.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Good food and live music on Saturdays is a nice touch. Fun bar

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 (New England)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Excellent well prepared dinner with attentive service. A little on the noisy side, however, nice choice of craft beers.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

My aunt and I had Thanksgiving dinner at The Duck and the food was delicious. I will be back next year, great atmosphere. Can’t wait to visit for brunch.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Prime rib was a little tough to cut. Didnt care for the veggies.
Staff was excellent.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Cozy, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Everything was excellent! We went for thanksgiving and it was well worth the price. All the food was excellent. My husband claims his appetizer salad was the best salad he’s ever had. I had the prime rib which was fantastic.

Tags: Fun, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating, Casual
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

I met a friend for lunch. We had the beef tips and the food was terrific. The service was excellent & I will definitely return.

Tags: Great Beer, Casual, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Outstanding waitress and service. Food well prepared and plated. We were there at 5:30 pm and the kitchen was out of a number of offerings. However, much from which to choose. Food was delicious. Definitely will go again.

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Foot traffic was a bit light at 6:45 on a recent Friday but was picking up considerably as time went on. Prime Rib was very good - the sides meh. Baked potato was a bit under done and root vegetables were fine just not my favs. Waitress was very attentive and kept checking in but not in an obtrusive way. Drinks were good; my wife had a specialty cocktail which was quite tasty while I opted for a cider. Prices were what you would expect from an upscale...but not too stuffy...dining establishment.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Very Nice atmosphere and good food! Great waitstaff. Will be going again and recommend to others.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Friendly and attentive service. Menu offers a well-rounded mix of creative but accessible dishes; we each were very happy with our meals. Live entertainment was too loud (and began a bit too early) for our liking. We’ll return but will check the entertainment schedule first.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on October 20, 2017

I thought the atmosphere was decent with a casual vibe, but wasn't impressed with the food. I had the tenderloin and my husband had the pork shank - neither one were very flavorful. My brother had the salmon and really enjoyed it - maybe we made the wrong choices. Tenderloin was a skimpy piece, not what I'm used to at locations closer to Boston, etc. Wouldn't go out of my way to go back. Service was attentive though.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We had a most enjoyable dinner at the Duck this past Saturday night. The highlight of the evening was the entertainment in the bar area. They were not too loud so you could still talk and the song selections were fantastic as was the talent of the musicians. The food was good. Not great but I did like the menu options.

Tags: Bar Seating, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Excellent service and very friendly! Good food and large portions!

Tags: Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Casual, Healthy, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Average food, a little pricey for what you get, friendly professional staff, pleasant atmosphere.

Tags: Quick Bite, Kid-friendly, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We have been to your restaurant many times as a couple and have enjoyed it. We were a group of 8 and it was just ok. Out of many beers we asked for. Food was just ok. Service was just ok.

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

This place was magnificent! We had our rehearsal dinner there four years ago, and we came back to celebrate our anniversary. The food was do you licious, but if we were there to watch a sports game or enjoyed good brews, we could've done that as well.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Cozy, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

My wife and I having been to Avellino a few times wanted to try the Duck and we were not disappointed. Made a reservation on a Saturday only about 3 hours in advance and fortunately got the time we wanted, ended up getting seated in an area of high top tables (again only reserved 3 hours in advance) but got seated right away. A bit livelier than Avellinos, I liked the look of the bar area. Had clam chowder, beef tenderloin and the not your average chicken cordon bleu, all were excellent. Good service as well a very enjoyable evening.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great food at reasonable prices. Nice selection of local craft beers and yummy mixed drinks. The Duck is one of my favorite restaurants.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We had not been to this restaurant in 30 years, dating back to when the upscale "Whistling Swan" graced the first floor and the casual "Ugly Duckling" upstairs offered pub-like fare. The current iteration, The Duck", disappointed us at first with its somewhat rustic setting and hard surfaces reflecting noise. The food, however, was varied and outstanding. Our platters of shish kebab and crispy Asian duck with basmati rice and vegetables were enormous. We made a complete and equally delicious second meal from the ample leftovers. We would welcome an opportunity for a return visit.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy, Fun, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

My girlfriend and I had a great date night! The service, food and live music made for a great night out!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We have met here for many years with college friends. It always is a pleasant place for us to meet.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Our restaurant experience was very good. We will definitely be returning. The only downfall was that this Open Table reservation did not make it to the restaurant. Luckily they were not busy yet and seated us immediately. I recommend calling the restaurant directly to make a reservation.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 7, 2017

My husband and I ate here for the first time during Brimfield Flea Market week. We had a reservation, but I should have asked for a booth because we were sat at very small table which didn't fit much at all. Our calamari appetizer was fried perfectly and tasted great. We had the New York Strip for dinner which was just so-so. Our waitress did not ask us if our steak was cooked properly and we had to ask her to remove extra glasses since my husband had ordered sparkling water. We were not given bread, but the table near us got bread. Our server was very polite and pleasant, but it was almost like they were short a server or something.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Took an hour to get our food after eating our salads. 3 of us ordered

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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Too noisy by far - we expect some of course but it can't handle it well - need revamping to remedy that a little. My food was not very good but service was excellent.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

We dined here for my friend's birthday. Food was excellent and atmosphere was perfect for the occasion. It was a Friday night, so there was a live band playing. We closed the place that night after having a 730 reservation. Great conversation and fun! I will definitely visit again soon.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Organic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Business Meals, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Live Music, Late-night Find, Romantic, Comfort Food
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