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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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (20)
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Good for Anniversaries (14)
Live Music (13)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Cozy (12)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Comfort Food (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Great Beer (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Seasonal (7)
Fun (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Business Meals (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Romantic (5)
Authentic (4)
Healthy (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Notable Wine List (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Quick Bite (2)
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Overall everything was fantastic. I believe they were short on workers this evening.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 5 days ago

Great meal. Really enjoyed the dessert sampler. Much more/better than expected.

Tags: Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

I ordered the chicken cordon blue. I think it had been prepared ahead and heated up. It was hard in places and the potatoes had a hard film over the top. My husband spent $34 on the RibEye special and it was "okay". Too bad because I enjoyed the ambiance.

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·Dined 7 days ago

Valentine’s Day

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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Went here for Valentine's day. It was the first time we had been here. The atmosphere was very nice. Exposed beams, string lights, rustic. Since it was Valentine's, it was pretty packed, but not noisy or over crowded. They had some nice dinner and cocktail specials. The waitress was attentive, even though they were very busy. They also had live music, a guitar/singing duo who were very good. I had the short ribs, which was delicious. My husband has the steak special, with a lobster sauce which was also excellent. The only thing that wasn't up to par was the dessert I ordered . White chocolate mousse. It was inedible. Like a paste of granulated sugar. I sent it back and they took it off the bill. All in all, it was a very nice experience and we would visit this restaurant again.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Cozy, Live Music, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We had a Group of 6. Shared Pretzel knots, Duck Confit Poutine. Delicious. Others had the Chicken Cordon Bleue,French Onion soup, delicious but less salt next time. Fish and Chips, Fried Chicken Sandwich, Fish Tacos, all excellent, Butternut Squash Raviolis were ok.
The deserts, oh yeah. Excellent we had everything but the brûlée.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Is hard to find the door, but there are multiple restaurants under one roof. Having an opentable reservation helped and we were seated immediately. The beer selection was great. We all had cocktails that were done right, and the server was friendly and attentive.

Our group had the duck confit poutin... Which was wonderful. The fried wonton and Mac & cheese, both good.

A couple of us ordered beers that came reasonably fast.

Meals were the "not your average chicken cordon Bleu", a new York strip, and a filet. All were tasty... I'll note the steaks were a one level undercooked from what was ordered. My medium rare filet was really rare and my friends NY strip was medium rare instead of medium. Neither of us sent them back and still enjoyed them.

Dessert was excellent... We had the Kentucky bourbon pie, the only way to improve it would be to warm it up a little.

We'll definitely come here again.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 6, 2018

We went for a birthday lunch. The 5 of us shared a number of dishes. Everything was delicious. The service was great. The atmosphere was perfect for a festive, cozy get-together, and we could hear each other talk.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The noise level made it almost impossible to carry on a conversation.
Onion soup was not good, tasted like it had vinegar in it.
The main course was very good.
I do not remember the servers name but she was excellent.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great experience!! Great music!!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 28, 2018

The food was excellent, I had the hazelnut encrusted salmon. It was cooked to perfection.The waitress was very good. And I the ambiance was so warm And comfortable. I highly recommend the Duck. The dress was casual or dressy of you are there for a special occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Me and my wife have eaten here about a dozen times together and every time the food has been perfect with great service and a good beer selection. We took our family here for lunch before an event. One chicken cordonblue was under cooked. We brought it to our servers attention, she removed it from the bill and the person was served a replacement dish. asap. Mistakes happen and I think a good measure of a resturaunt is how they handle a small mistake. We will still be back for the great food and beer, and I would still recommend The Duck, and all of table 3 restaurants.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

My first time at The Duck restaurant and it won't be my last! We went for lunch on Saturday and enjoyed our meals very much! I was also impressed, not only with the menu selections, but also with the several special selections that were offered. The food was delicious and the atmosphere and service were wonderful. Everyone, including the manager, were very friendly and they made every effort to make you feel welcomed! We will be back!

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Our favorite rstaurant, we go a few times a year when we are visiting the area. Fabulous food!! Fabulous service!! Our recent visit was no exception and we enjoyed our delicious meals as always!
We were not crazy about the recent renovations, though. The new bench seating along two walls might have increased seating capacity some, but tables are oriented differently now so those lack the 'privacy ' they used to afford, and conversations are louder. We also thought the original railing on one side added to the rustic charm of the space.
We are looking firward to another dinner there in March!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Healthy
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 (New England)·Dined on January 25, 2018

This has become a favorite. Great service and awesome food. Never disappointed. They also have entertainment on various nights which is enjoyable. We love their new beer selections and sampler. Great place!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 25, 2018

We like to come here on a weeknight because it is usually quiet and not crowded. The food is always good and the service excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

As always a fantastic meal. Surprised that they no longer offer prime rib even though it was still listed on the menu. Our server worked with us to find alternatives and hit a home run for all four of us. Her knowledge of the menu and how dishes are designed helped her in describing so we could decide.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Fun, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Excellent, attentive service. Excellent food - portions a bit large. Good gluten free selection. We had reservations for 6:00 pm. Just as we were leaving a bit after 7, the band was setting up in the bar area. Most likely music would change the atmosphere somewhat. However, we appreciated the pre-music quiet. Excellent choice for pre-theater [Stageloft Theater is just blocks away] dinner.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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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 (New England)·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 22, 2017

Christmas party

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 (New England)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Great service and live music!

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 (New England)·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 16, 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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 (Caribbean)·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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 (New England)·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 25, 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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 (New England)·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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 (New England)·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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 (San Francisco)·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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 (New England)·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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 (New England)·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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