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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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Today
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 326
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  • 154
    Very good
  • 42
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  • 16
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  • 13
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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
Excellent food, large portions, friendly service; long waits and lots of noise

Excellent food--we had "Scampi Linguine" and a Garden Burger, which were superb. Staff were all friendly and helpful. Downsides were the wait and the noise (as others have noted) and temperature (the bar area was downright chilly). We went late planning to wait and were able to browse the shops... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
Van K
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Lexington, Kentucky
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Excellent food--we had "Scampi Linguine" and a Garden Burger, which were superb. Staff were all friendly and helpful. Downsides were the wait and the noise (as others have noted) and temperature (the bar area was downright chilly). We went late planning to wait and were able to browse the shops across the street using the pager they provided. Because we... More 

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Havelock, North Carolina
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I LOVE their fish tacos and slaw. The slaw has coconut, which can be a turn off to some people, but is a favorite for me! Also their seafood platters are large enough to split or bring home leftovers.

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Cary, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We are fans of the Ruddy Duck and always bring our visiting family and friends here for a casual meal. This is an off the boat or after a day at the beach type of place. Very nice outdoor deck area, great views, great bar area, and very good food. The "nachos supreme" are not to be missed. They come... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We came here for lunch one afternoon, and sat outside on their deck. It was very nice ad relaxing and exciting to see all the boats coming in. Overall it is a fun and enoyable atmosphere for the whole family and they have great eats as well!

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

My husband and I had clam strips and shrimp. Very light coating on both, absolutely the best seafood ever. Had banana cream pie (made on premise) to die for. All in all best dining experience in a very long time. Server was excellent too.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This place is normally busy so the wait was expected. They've opened an out door bar which was a great place to wait & order a drink or ask for free water. The fuzzy duck drink was tasty & welcomed on the hot evening. Personally I think you get a decent meal for your money. I got the fish tacos... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I have been to Rudy Duck Tavern a countless number of times. I come here every year for my birthday and for any other special occasions. This is BY FAR the BEST restaurant in the 252! I currently (until my departure date on August 18) work at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Atlantic Beach and whenever a guest asks for... More 

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Goldsboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Food was fantastic only complaint is the long wait but we'll worth it. Diverse menu with excellent choices for the kids and adults. I had perfect seafood wife had perfect steak. Kids had chicken strips as usual and we started if off with great nachos...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

My family and I have been going to Ruddy Duck for years, and it has some unique offerings that you won't find anywhere else. My personal favorite is the fish Reuben. I don't even typically eat Reubens, but their fish Reuben is amazing!!! They have a delicious drink called a "Fun Carl" that is awesome, and the waitstaff is very... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Had the conch chowder which was good but a little spicy. Then had the blackened flounder tacos. Very fresh and huge chunks of fish My wife had the taco salad and loved it. Great staff and view on the desk is paradise

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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, Pub

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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, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine
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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