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Black Duck Cafe

American, Seafood, Hamburgers
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605 Riverside Ave, Westport, CT 06880-5918
203-227-7978
Today
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 69
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Happening local joint

Recently visited Black Duck for a late lunch. Had their stuffed burger. It was huge but lacked in taste. Next time will try their seafood offerings. Service was great. Decent place to meet up friends for a beer.

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
pragueresident
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Stamford, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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English first
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Not a good place. Locally popular for reasons beyond my imagination. It's pretty much a dump. Stay away. There are other spots in Westport worth a visit.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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70 reviews 70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Recently visited Black Duck for a late lunch. Had their stuffed burger. It was huge but lacked in taste. Next time will try their seafood offerings. Service was great. Decent place to meet up friends for a beer.

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massachusetts
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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Being lost, we asked where we could get a sandwich, and were directed to the Black Duck. We were told it was a popular spot, albeit, a bit 'funky'. Dumpy, would be more like it. Filthy, doesn't begin to describe it. And too greasy, would be putting it mildly. The tables lean.(all of them) My husbands hot sauce slid off... More 

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

They squeezed 10 of us in for lunch. Burgers, Fish & Chips, Soft Shell Crabs and Lobster Rolls - not a single complaint at the table!

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Westport, Connecticut
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The Black duck has been in Westport forever and still looks like it's going to fall into the Saugatuck River. The burgers are the best in town .....Food is good overall for the money. It is an experience... it's tradition in Westport

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Westport CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Great food, believe it, and big portions. Atmosphere is in keeping with the "fun loving local joint" motif.

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Seymour, Connecticut
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

Have been going to the Black Duck for years. Always fun and decent food. Don't understand the bad reviews. Come on folks. It is not a 5 star restaurant on the Upper East Side. It is a fun local place in Westport with local people!! Lighten up folks!!!!

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Stratford, Connecticut
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

My buddies took me here for my birthday outing. Great mariner ambiance--it's an old barge beached on shore and is shored-up to keep it in place. It lists to one side which makes it interesting.

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I was looking for a low-key brunch when someone remembered seeing this place featured on Diner, Drive-in's and Dives. We googled the menu and decided to give it a shot. I am thrilled we did! First of all, it is somewhat hidden and easy to miss, practically below the overpass and behind a building or two by the water. It... More 

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Glastonbury
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20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Traveling home from JFK I took my own advice and looked in TripAdvisor for a restaurant on the water near my location. After reading several different restaurant reviews we decided to try The Black Duck. The first thing we noticed were the tilted floors from this old seafaring barge.It sits on another sunken vessel so that's the reason for the... More 

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Additional Information about Black Duck Cafe

Address: 605 Riverside Ave, Westport, CT 06880-5918
Phone Number: 203-227-7978
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Westport
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Hamburgers

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 605 Riverside Ave, Westport, CT 06880-5918
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Westport
  • Phone Number: 203-227-7978

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Hamburgers

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?