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Rusty Duck Restaurant

Italian, American, International
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2924 W Gulf To Lake Hwy, Lecanto, FL 34461-9206
352-746-6691
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5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 75
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Ugly Duck

This restaurant doesn't,t look very inviting from the outside but is nice on the inside. Food is excellent with large portions. You must be patient to eat here as it takes very long to have your meal prepared. We waited more than an hour and was told by the waiter this is normal. Reservations are a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 19, 2015
Rowe1234
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Beverly Hills, Florida
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Lecanto, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Food was excellent. Small restaurant but food and service were great. Make a reservation. We joined our friends for their anniversary. Even with reservation we had to wait. They seemed a little confused about who arrived first and if they had reservations. Mostly a good experience except for the confusion about who arrived first. Need to improve that area.

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1 Thank Teresa G
cleveland, oh
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173 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best places to eat on the Nature Coast of Florida. Patience is required as the kitchen is slow. But they also are very good. The restaurant is quite small so reservations are necessary. The menu is extensive and the portions are large, so come prepared for a lot of food. Soup begins all meals. I had the... More 

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Thank sprucecreekfly
Stem, North Carolina
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

FIRST; contrary to Facebokk, this superb returant IS OPEN!!!! We ate there on Feb 3, 2016! The service and food here were just fantastic. Four of us ate with different menu items, and all were great. I had the Frutti de Mere and it was very well prepared, sauce light and great to eat. Service was excellent from start to... More 

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Thank Carpe2014
Hernando, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was so good that I had to write this review. You won't be disappointed. The open faced roast beef sandwich and the corn beef sandwich on rye were our choices.We intend to eat there weekly from now on until we go back to New York.

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Thank Nancy S
Cutchogue, New York
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I go here once a year when I visit Florida once or twice a year. I have always had a great meal. The service is terrific !!

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Thank John B
Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Owner, Louise consistently prepares a delicious dinner in a cozy atmosphere! Her friendly hospitality, tasty dishes, and passion to please all guests is felt everytime we visit. Celebrated many occasions, most recently my mother's 91st birthday and Louise and staff were most attentive. While her cooking is fabulous, one might easily drive past the restaurant with plantings overtaking it. Make... More 

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Thank Mindy6358
Orlando, Florida
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Don't judge this "book" by its cover. A simply WONDERFUL food experience from beginning to end. Everything was delicious - great prices - exceptional menu. We spent the day just driving in the area visiting antique malls etc. and had dinner here. Can't wait to come back. Wendy and her son took great care of us and the owner/chef is... More 

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Thank DC876
Crystal River, Florida
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

We have been to "The Duck" quite a few times and have never been disappointed. This last visit was one of the best. The food was outstanding, the service perfect and the ambiance quite nice. With classical music playing softly in the background it was a wonderfully relaxing evening. Since you BYOB the bill was less than a normal restaurant.... More 

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Thank Signe V
Beverly Hills, Florida
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

This restaurant doesn't,t look very inviting from the outside but is nice on the inside. Food is excellent with large portions. You must be patient to eat here as it takes very long to have your meal prepared. We waited more than an hour and was told by the waiter this is normal. Reservations are a must.

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Thank Rowe1234
Brighton UK
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

The appearance from the outside might make you think that it is a rustic dinner, but the food is anything other than that. Excellent menu, well prepared and presented. No wine menu though and it's 'bring your own' with a corkage charge. Fully recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2924 W Gulf To Lake Hwy, Lecanto, FL 34461-9206
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Lecanto
  • Phone Number: 352-746-6691

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, American, International
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?