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Black Duck Cafe

605 Riverside Ave, Westport, CT 06880-5918
203-227-7978
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Ranked #19 of 130 restaurants in Westport
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Seafood
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
connecticut
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Everybody, please be totally honest when assessing this restaurant . It has a loyal following of locals but the food is truly mediocre at best, the staff appears disinterested and the bathrooms are still so DISGUSTING that you should pray that you will not need to go while at The Duck. I had stopped going after being a frequent diner... More

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Roswell
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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

We travelled from Georgia to Providence and this restaurant was our destination for dinner the second day. Found it on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives and decided we had to try it. Three teenagers put away two dozen wings without trying and loved them. They were crisp and they offered a few sauces. Tried a lobster roll and it was delicious.... More

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Westport, Connecticut, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Awful lunch there last Saturday. So looking forward to the one place in Westport that was serving Steamers! The Duck has long been a go to place for many Westporters and out of towers. But I must say I was there long ago and it was nothing to write home about. But I figured we would give it a try... More

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Piled high (just like the photo), some of the best clams you'll ever have from Chef Tim! Veggie Gumbo soup was also out of this world!

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Kdoll08
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40 reviews 40 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I need my seafood fix. So I had 2 plates of clams casino and it was GREAT. I figured, why not so I ordered the shrimp cocktail and not only was it fresh but Jumbo shrimps! I luv this dive bar!

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Connecticut
Top Contributor
156 reviews 156 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This is a good joint, it serves good to very good pub food in a causal setting. The only caveat is that the food isn't excellent only very good at best. We started with the cajun shrimp, good and fresh but overburdened by deep frying in a dark crust that overwhelmed the shrimp. The crab cakes were good but, again,... More

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Bethel, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Not my first visit or my last Our daughters came home for the weekend of fathers day and on Sunday they took my wife and I to dinner before they hit the road our server was great we had the large order of steamers and lobster rolls all around the steamers here are the best also so much lobster on... More

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Fairfield, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We have enjoyed many clam platters over the years in various locations. This is the first platter I could not finish although it was awfully good... We want to come back and try some of the lobster dishes too. They were overly generous with the clams and the price was very reasonable. Our server was very attentive and pleasant. I... More

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Bermuda
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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Go to the Black Duck - it will remind you of what is good about small old run down bars and diners... Really good simple food, a great vibe and live music - with inexpensive drinks... What more do you want...?? Oh and the floor does slope naturally....

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White Plains, New York
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101 reviews 101 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My wife and I rode out motorcycles up to this cafe with high hopes. It's a salty place with a long bar that faces a canal not quite under route 95. We ate at the bar. The bar tender was grumpy, seemed like working there was the last thing he wanted to do. We had the clams casino (very chewy)... More

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