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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

4.1

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (18)
Good for a Date (16)
Good for Birthdays (12)
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Good for Anniversaries (12)
Bar Seating (10)
Cozy (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Healthy (8)
Live Music (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Great Beer (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Business Meals (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Authentic (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Romantic (5)
Seasonal (5)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Fun (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
Scenic View (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined 13 hours ago

Excellent food, good service, relaxed

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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

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 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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 (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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 (New England)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Had a great time at Duck! Good food and nice love music!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Loved the seared tuna for lunch. Delicious!!

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·Dined on August 8, 2017

My husband and I came to eat here for our first wedding anniversary and it was more than what we could have asked for. The remodeled barn loft is beyond cozy for a very enjoyable and tasty dinner. We had the buffalo chicken dip which was incredible as an appetizer and finished the night off with awesome sirloin steaks. The service was also impeccable and our waitress was an absolute sweetheart. I would recommend this lovely gem of a restaurant to anyone looking for a good meal and a great time.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on August 5, 2017

My husband and I used to go there years ago. The food was always excellent and this place ranked up there as one of favorites. I'm not sure what happened; I could have gone to a chain restaurant and had a better meal. Hopefully it was just an off night for the kitchen but it's too late for us. We will not be returning.

The Buffalo chicken dip was all blue cheese and no chicken. My husbands steak was ordered medium and what he received wouldn't even have passed as medium rare and the a baked potato was just that. Not really even warm and we had to ask for butter. I had the Tenderloin which wasn't cooked much better served on top of greasy potatoes. Not at all worth the $190 bill which I would be more than happy to pay for GOOD meal over and over again.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Something has really changed beside the new menu. Food was fair at best

Tags: Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

Great experience would go ahead

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 (New England)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Great night, good food. Gina was our bartender & she was awesome!! Great entertainment by Jared Adams--easy, smooth voice & great guitar! Love the atmosphere at The Duck...especially at the bar! Always a great night!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Fun, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, People Watching, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

First timers -went for lunch on a Saturday - party of 6 adults. Server attentive plus negotiated with kitchen staff to get two dinner-only items prepared. But two requested items from the lunch menu were not available. Expect we'll eat there again - good place to meet between Boston and Hartford.

Tags: Great Beer
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·Dined on July 28, 2017

Server was excellant.
Always there when you needed something but didn't hoover over you.
The shortribs were excellent and the cod was perfect.
Everything made for an extremely pleasant evening.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on July 15, 2017

The Duck has delicious food and the menu seems to change seasonally. The dessert is not very good compared to their main dishes.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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