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Ruddy Duck Tavern

509 Evans St, Morehead City, NC 28557-4218
252-726-7500
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Raleigh, NC
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Visited here for lunch with family of 4 at the recommendation of a local. Something for everyone - salads, burgers, sandwiches, mexican fav's like quesadillas, along with fresh fish specials. Large portions meant no one finished their plate all the way - don't be turned off by the pricing that may appear a bit high because you will have leftovers... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

food is plentiful, and price was reasonable for what you get. the wait staff was on the ball and served us pretty quickly. seems like a waiting line dinner time. we will be back

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

My family and I ate here for lunch today. We ate here last time we were on vacation and it did not disappoint this time either. I ordered the grilled chicken Reuben with fries. My mom ordered the shrimp linguine and My dad ordered the bbq shrimp with black beans and rice. Everything was delicious and the portions were very... More

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Pine Bush, New York
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

The Rudy Duck was an unexpected treasure! Delicious food, excellent service and lively dinner area. Try the seafood platter and you'll have enough for 2! Enjoy your evening!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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78 reviews 78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

I loved this place. Had outside seating too. I ordered the beer shrimp and it was delicious. There was so much shrimp in the dish. The clam chowder is great too. Will visit again when I go back to the area.

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Oxford, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The service was excellent and so was the food. The best tuna around! The portions are very generous and reasonably priced.

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Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The Ruddy Duck was recommended by the crew of the Olympus during a recent trip. When my group entered the restaurant we were immediately greeted with a smile and promptly seated. Our server, Josie, was friendly and attentive. Our food came quickly and it was awesome. We had a group of seven and all agreed this was on our top... More

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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Recommended by local at visitor center was very happy. Sat outside on deck under sunshade and had the best shrimp ever. Waiter recommended the shrimp taco special and we both had it. Never had shrimp that tasted sooooo good! Tender and moist, almost like eating candy. Good service and a great view watching the boats pass by.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The food is fresh reasonably priced and there is a plenty on your plate. We have been 3 times now and ordered fried seafood to the specials and the superb jambalaya. Kid friendly but there will be a wait any night of the week. No reservations accepted. A must try.

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Hewitt, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The waiting area on the patio is very nice. The bartender was very attentive. The food was good. Nothing really special, but good food overall.

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