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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 69
    Very good
  • 37
    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
Guy Fieri Got the Red Carpet--- But I Didn't-- It's OK Tho....

So you want to go to an old tug bug turned bar/ café, go here. The menu is pretty extensive from salads to burgers to sandwiches to seafood. You name it and they probably got it somewhere. It is a local place turned famous after Guy Fieri visited so we tried it for eating. Been there before for... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Fairfield County, CT
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Fairfield County, CT
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

So you want to go to an old tug bug turned bar/ café, go here. The menu is pretty extensive from salads to burgers to sandwiches to seafood. You name it and they probably got it somewhere. It is a local place turned famous after Guy Fieri visited so we tried it for eating. Been there before for fluids. The... More 

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Scarsdale, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This place is great! We were thoroughly disappointed with the Whelk next door, and we got more authentic seafood (clams casino, fried clams and a real hearty New England atmosphere) at the Black Duck. Bathrooms are the only thing to be wary of. But the price is fair, and the fare is good.

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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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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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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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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

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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

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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