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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
Good for:
Bar scene

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Visitor rating
  • 38
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 15
    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
Most recent review
A unique experience

The slanted floor and tables may be a little disconcerting, but it's what gives this restaurant it's uniqueness. The burgers are good, as is the hangar steak. The overall experience is really pleasant and fun and the prices are reasonable.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
grkgoddess1
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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163 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The slanted floor and tables may be a little disconcerting, but it's what gives this restaurant it's uniqueness. The burgers are good, as is the hangar steak. The overall experience is really pleasant and fun and the prices are reasonable.

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ny
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This place is a classic! Where else can you find a waterfront saloon WITH great food?! I recommend everything from the steamers, steak au poivre to the stuffed burgers. Don't forget the homemade onion rings. Wolfie and Glen are very entertaining and skilled bartenders.

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The atmosphere was so cute! We sat at the bar and looked on the Saugatuck River. The bartender was so nice and all his suggestions were great. The food was so good and at the right price. Would definitely go back!

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Danbury, Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Yes, yes, Guy Fieri sent us. When we moved here last year, it was a must for me to check it out. I can't say I expected much in terms of service and atmosphere. It's a dive bar! But we were a bit surprised. The bar tender was cool, he let us linger a while before and after. The food... More 

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Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Simple menu, burgers, and comfi food in a local bar atmosphere. They don't rush you and are happy to let you either sit and chat or drink as well. Ample free parking outside. A solid back up to have.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We were looking for some simple good food, but didn't want too much restauranty attitude. And that's just what we got. It was a busy Saturday night, so we took a seat at the bar. The bar tender was friendly if not more than a little cheeky. They had a good selection of craft/normal beers on tap, a few wines... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This used to be a great local "dive" with good seashore/ pub food, such as burgers, salads, fried calamari, fish and chips. My friends and I loved it and we would often take visitors here for some local color and decent basic food. It was even once featured on the Food Network / Diners Drive-ins and Dives. Unfortunately, while riding... More 

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connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I expected it to be. I have motored past this leaning shacky looking place for years. It was featured on triple D and maybe at that time it was something to write home about, but my experience was not good. I love seafood. I have eaten my share of seafood up and down the RI - CT coast for 35... More 

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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46 reviews 46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I find it funny that people act as if this is a gourmet venue just because of triple D. One of the words in that show's title is "dive". And, yes, this is a classic example of a true dive with its sloping floors, funky decor, and a cast of characters at the bar. But the food is great for... More 

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Westport, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This place has been here for ever. And the food is always good. Good sea food, great burgers and even the salad. Service is good and a great place to get together with friends.

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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?