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McGonigel's Mucky Duck

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Address: 2425 Norfolk Street, Houston, TX 77098-4113
Phone Number: 1-713-528-5999
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Live Music....Houston's best

McDougall's Mucky Duck is a must visit while in Houston if you enjoy great live entertainment, good food, and people who make sure you feel welcome when you visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Terrie D
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Llano, Texas
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Llano, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

McDougall's Mucky Duck is a must visit while in Houston if you enjoy great live entertainment, good food, and people who make sure you feel welcome when you visit.

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McGonigel's M, Owner at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, responded to this review

Dear Terrie D- We want to thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about the Duck with TripAdvisor readers. It is always nice to hear that someone has enjoyed the music and the food but it is especially gratifying to know that you feel the warmth of our welcome. Cead Mile Failte (one hundred thousand welcomes) is... More 

Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

don't miss a show and dinner at the mucky duck! small venue with great artists and fantastic food. a houston institution!

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McGonigel's M, Owner at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, responded to this review

Dear Texbasque, Thank you for sharing your kind words about the Duck with TripAdvisor readers. We are so happy to hear that you like the music, the food and us! Next Monday, June 1st is our 25th birthday, we hope you will drop in a celebrate this special day with us! Warm Regards, Rusty, Teresa, Shane and all the ducklings More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Went there with family to enjoy them and local talent, not big name entertainers, but found we could not have conversation and enjoy the music, must be silent. I found this strange for a place that calls itself a pub. Not a place to go with friends for a fun night.

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Middlebury, Connecticut, USA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

The Mucky Duck is a great place to hear live music. Parking is plentiful, the greeting is a warm one, there are no bad seats, table service is excellent, and the beer list outstanding. We did not have dinner so I cannot comment on the food. The website states that dinner reservations are given preferential seating but no tables are... More 

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McGonigel's M, Owner at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, responded to this review

Walter, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments about your visit to the Duck withTrip Advisor readers. We are glad to hear that you had a chance to see the Mastersons in concert. They often travel with Steve Earle so you may see them in your part of the country one day soon. We do hope that... More 

Isle of Man
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

The Mucky Duck is a great little bar and venue. They do good quality bar food and have a good range of beers and wines. However the music and atmosphere are priceless. I went twice when in town to the open mike night and the Irish music night. A real treat if you enjoy live music, good food, friendly atmosphere... More 

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McGonigel's M, Owner at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, responded to this review

Manx- Thank you for sharing your thoughts about the Duck with TripAdvisor readers. We were pleased to read that you visited twice while in Houston. If you find yourself in Houston again we do hope that you will return and say "hi" so that we can thank you personally for your kind words. Many thanks, Rusty, Teresa, Shane and all... More 

Livingston, Louisiana, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Came here because it was right down the street from our hotel. There was live music, and the place was packed. Good place to go if you want to sit back, relax while having a beer and enjoy some great music.

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McGonigel's M, Owner at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, responded to this review

Aunjelle, Thank you for sharing your nice thoughts about the Duck with fellow TripAdvisor readers. We are so pleased to know that you chose the Duck during your visit to Houston and we hope you will come this way again soon. We love Louisiana and realize that you folks recognize fun places-so it a great compliment that you enjoyed the... More 

Las Cruces, New Mexico
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
9 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

While we were in Houston to visit the cancer center, that does not mean you cannot explore. Other folks had told us about how we could not miss going to 'The Duck'. We have looked for other Irish pubs during our journeys, but most just end up being a disappointment. McGonigel's Mucky Duck was NOT such a place. Now, we... More 

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McGonigel's M, Owner at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, responded to this review

Dear Old Navy- Thank you for taking time to share your very kind words about the Duck with the TripAdvisor readers. We were delighted that you enjoyed the Duck and do hope that you will be able to come for a show one evening. We truly hope that all of your visits to Houston will be filled with only the... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

On this occasion, Chris Smither, an amazing blues guitarist, whose foot is the beat. Seen him 3 times now. The Mucky Duck is an ideal location, just the right size to get intimate with the music and artist as they always stay around afterwards to sign albums and chat with you. Beer choice is excellent, food is English pubby but... More 

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McGonigel's M, Owner at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, responded to this review

Dear Adrian F, We want to thank you for taking time to share your thoughts about the Duck with TripAdvisor readers. We do so agree about Chris Smither-one of the finest musicians we have ever had the pleasure of meeting. We always look forward to his visits-we are so lucky that he plays the Duck! We hope that you will... More 

houston
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Offers quality pub food and draft beer in an intimate music venue with reserved seating Repeat...................................................................................................

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McGonigel's M, Owner at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, responded to this review

Dear Jane, Thank you for sharing your kind thoughts about the Duck with TripAdvisor readers. We hope that you will return often and enjoy many fine experiences at the Duck. Again, many thanks, Rusty, Teresa, Shane and all the ducklings More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Accessible, friendly and truly enjoyable. My preferred venue to sit and watch live music when I travel to Houston from New Mexico. It is intimate, the performers are always relaxed and casual and the food quite good! Recommend you buy a ticket in advance and indicate you are eating - that's the best way to guarantee yourself assigned seating. Staff... More 

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McGonigel's M, Owner at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, responded to this review

Dear Patrick N- Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about the Duck with the TripAdvisor readers. We appreciate your kind words and were very happy to hear that you recommend the Duck even if you don't know who is playing-that was nice! We hope that you will continue to make the Duck your special place whenever... More 

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