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Ruddy Duck Tavern

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509 Evans St, Morehead City, NC 28557-4218
252-726-7500
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 391
    Excellent
  • 182
    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Rainy Sunday Lunch

Delicious! The Reuben sandwich was one of the best I have ever eaten and my husband's burger was very tasty and obviously homemade. It was very cozy and not noisy even though they were pretty busy. Our server was great too!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Billie C
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Beaufort, North Carolina
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Beaufort, North Carolina
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Delicious! The Reuben sandwich was one of the best I have ever eaten and my husband's burger was very tasty and obviously homemade. It was very cozy and not noisy even though they were pretty busy. Our server was great too!

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Thank Billie C
Atlantic Beach, North Carolina
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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

As I wrote in September 2014 I have never had a bad meal at this place. In my opinion it is the best restaurant in the area certainly for the price and quality of food. It is very family-friendly and they treat everybody like family. The owners are very invested and are always there to make sure the place is... More 

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Thank Beachbum29877
Wisconsin
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100 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Five of us went there for dinner. Very reasonable prices and a great selection. Three had a seafood plate with fish, scallops and shrimp; I had crab cakes and the last had fish tacos. All of us were very pleased with our meals. They had a interesting cabbage salad. We were able to look at the lights on the water... More 

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Thank Pip18Wisconsin
Beaufort, North Carolina
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122 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is sort of the standard restaurant suggestion of my friends, so I've eaten here a lot. The duck wings with thai sauce were excellent. I also like their little pizzas. People always order the calamari, but I don't find it that good. Heavily breaded with a sauce that tastes like spiced tomato paste from a can. I'd choose the... More 

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Thank cgflea
Algoma, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

That chicken pot pie is incredible! Not sure how to predict it is on the special list, but now worries, the other meals at our table were excellent as well. The food, service, and atmosphere was perfect. Can't wait to visit again.

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Thank FootspadeGucci
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is always fresh and tasty, service is great and the bloody marys are to die for! The owners are always around and make you feel right at home. Not to mention the gorgeous views from the outdoor seating and outside bar on the waterfront!! Definitely a keeper!

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Thank atlanticbeachgrl
Raleigh, North Carolina
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104 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Where have you been all my life! The menu and the food at Ruddy Duck tavern are beyond superb! Everything is fresh and incredible tasting. The portions are a meal for two, but get your own so you can enjoy a second time. The Pecan Crusted Flounder is even better than it sounds and the Jambalaya is the best I... More 

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Thank BobandPaulette1983
Goldsboro, North Carolina
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the Carolina burger and I'll tell you, it was one of the best burgers I have ever eaten. My husband said his mean was delicious also. The atmosphere is great, very inviting, and the view is terrific. The waitress was incredible, and the food was delivered fast. I will absolutely return next time I'm in town!

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Thank Cassie T
Naples, Florida
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a popular local restaurant, with a wide offering of meals. From there locally very famous burgers to local fare with a fresh twist. We eat here each time we are in town.

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Thank B R
Jersey Shore, New Jersey
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed the food.at the Ruddy Duck, it was excellent. The fish tacos were large and delicious. Along with good professional service, I would recommend this place.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 509 Evans St, Morehead City, NC 28557-4218
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Morehead City
  • Phone Number: 252-726-7500

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?