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509 Evans St, Morehead City, NC 28557-4218
252-726-7500
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Ranked #4 of 101 Restaurants in Morehead City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Havelock, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

The Duck always has a huge list of specials, in addition to their big menu. Food is always good, and the restaurant is in a great location on the water. Staff are friendly and helpful.

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Havelock NC
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105 reviews 105 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

My husband and I decided to go out for a bite to eat. Ruddy Duck was not our intended destination but the place we had planned to go to was very very crowded. We drove down to the Morehead City waterfront and thought about Redfish Grill, They looked very busy so we drove down to Ruddy Duck. We couldn't really... More 

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We were in the area for our anniversary and decided to stop here after looking here on trip advisor. Firstly we got there around 530 and glad we did. This place was busy...And it's the off season! Small place with little standing room, the view from the back deck was beautiful at sunset. I had the grilled fish tacos and... More 

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Thousand Oaks, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Had the chefs salad so not much that could go wrong. Crowded during lunch but the service was still prompt and courteous. Unfortunately when busy the noise level makes it difficult to have a normal conversation.

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Cape Carteret, North Carolina, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

This place is my new favorite. The menu has such amazing choices, I had a hard time deciding! The atmosphere is really cool, it's right on the water! Service was excellent. Prices were reasonable as you could get something to eat under $10 as well as higher priced menu items as well. I highly recommend going there. It's a favorite... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Service 4.5 stars Food 4.5 stars View 5 stars Spouse & I went there on recommendations from locals. WOW, did they ever steer us right! I have been visiting the MHC & AB area for 25+ years and eaten all along Bogue Banks. Sanitary & Capt Bills are the usual local "go to" recommends but I believe Ruddy Duck "kills... More 

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Wilson, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

My family and I had an opportunity to eat at this staple of beach cuisine over the holidays. It was on the water and had all the cool maritime stuff inside decorating the interior. The service of our waitress and quickness of the kitchen was great. We were a party of 7 adults and 1 child. The appetizers were good... More 

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Havelock, North Carolina
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47 reviews 47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

People raved and raved about this restaurant so I finally decided to check it out. First, it's a very popular spot so it's often crowded. Second, the wait staff was nice however it did take a while for them to acknowledge us. Third, the menu was unique however I would still classify it as a "beer and burger" joint. It's... More 

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Beaufort, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The food and service are always excellent. We've met the nicest people here! We've only stopped in for appetizers and a beverage but expect to stop in soon for dinner. Hoping to have a table with a view of the water, if we can drag ourselves away from the bar next time!

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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

So good, creamy fantastic shrimp mac and cheese!! Love it, especially when followed by a slice of there chocolate mouse pie!! The best!!

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Additional Information about Ruddy Duck Tavern

Address: 509 Evans St, Morehead City, NC 28557-4218
Phone Number: 252-726-7500
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Morehead City
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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