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Blue Duck Cafe & Bar

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Milford Sound Highway, Milford Sound, New Zealand
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Mixed review

We stopped by the Blue Duck for lunch after our cruise (mainly because there's nowhere else to go). It was crowded and the staff wasn't the friendliest, and definitely not the fastest, but the food was decent.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
TravBugs0321
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San Diego, California
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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San Diego, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

We stopped by the Blue Duck for lunch after our cruise (mainly because there's nowhere else to go). It was crowded and the staff wasn't the friendliest, and definitely not the fastest, but the food was decent.

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Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

They gave me a lot of food for my money and it was delicious and fresh cooked. Being the only restaurant in town, they were very busy and slow. I sat in the bar to get a seat. Good menu and good atmosphere.

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Cambridge, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed the friendly atmosphere. The food is great and not too expensive. the service was very good and we did make a little profit.out of the pokies

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Boston, Massachusetts
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105 reviews 105 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We loved the Fat Duck burgers which needed a fork and knife but were really tasty. It is a nice bar scene. There are out door tables in the sun. There was cricket on the tv. A great place to relax after hiking the Kepler.

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Rangiora, New Zealand
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This place is the pits. The service was poor, we wanted coffees but had to wait 15 minutes while the coffee did whatever he does when he's not making coffees. When eventually we were served we were charged a 50c for the cardboard takeaway mug. The toilets were awful. The general ambience of the place was poor. As a Kiwi... More 

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De Haan, Belgium
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We had mochas, which were alright, but the staff is terrible. They seemed more interested in chatting with friends and off-duty workers than actually doing any part of their job - watched meals sit at the kitchen pass through while the 'waiter' was standing on the bank seating, laughing. They are slow to clear tables, but we also saw tables... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

As this is the only eatery within many, many kilometres one has no choice but to eat here or starve if you haven't booked a boat tour which provides lunch. The queues can be long, the prices are high (although goods do have to be trucked a long way, $NZ22 for a chicken burger is a bit steep), service is... More 

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Halesworth, United Kingdom
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104 reviews 104 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This is a poorly run, over used establishment that succeeds only because there is nothing else there to provide the competition it needs to stay on top of its game. Very disappointing - give it a miss.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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120 reviews 120 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Spent an evening with locals and friends, playing pool and socialising. It's a typical small town bar/restaurant, service was good, place is fairly clean & tidy, the pool tables were in OK condition, the range of drinks and food were limited to the basics - but OK. Locals were friendly and fun to hang out with.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

the food was first class and there was an excellent selection of beers on tap. Service was efficient and friendly.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: Milford Sound Highway, Milford Sound, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Milford Sound

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