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“Great place for any meal or just for a drink” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Duck

The Duck
502 Main Street, Sturbridge, MA (Formerly The Ugly Duckling Loft)
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Ranked #13 of 47 Restaurants in Sturbridge
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Worcester, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Great place for any meal or just for a drink”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Love the food, love the wine selection, and love the homely atmosphere. Local cheese plate specials, local beef, and great service. The duck is one of my favorites. I recommend trying their beef and pasta dishes and the Parmesan fries. (the baked fish was good too! Just get the lemon sauce on the side)

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Dudley, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“We loved it.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

We couldn't get in, but there were two seats at the bar so we grabbed them. It was great!! The bar is sunken (or seating raised) so you sat in regular chairs, but the most comfortable restaurant chairs you ever sat in. Service was awesome, food was great and they had live entertainment! What a great night!!!

Visited February 2013
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Monson, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“variety and freshness”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

I've been going to the Duck for years, there's been a great chef named Rob. Lately the food seems a bit different and not quite up to my standards. Humm, Rob has cut his hours and others are preparing some of the foods.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“WHOA! Cheryl Sullivan, knocked it out of the park!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Beginning with the kind lady who greeted us, to the preserved beauty of the space, the easy to read menu and the exceptional service from Cheryl and the kind man who cleared our table - This was a GREAT! GREAT! GREAT! experience.

The Warm BBQ Potato Chips, Bobby Burger (“Hold the Bun”), Buffalo Grilled Chicken Wrap and delicious coffee/beautiful glassware.

I began my love affair with the Duck, when she was an ugly duckling. She's kept her family proud. I'm so pleased to say that I will be bringing my Mom to enjoy lunch, soon. Her favorite dessert is still on the menu. This is a fine establishment...an establishment that listens...the place mat shows a story of listening to customers during a recent ownership change. I'm please to have benefited from this collaboration. KUDOS!! all around.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cary, North Carolina
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68 reviews 68 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Always a crowd pleaser!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

The Duck is one of the first places we ever went to here in Sturbridge - our home town. It has been a great place to consistently have an informal, well serviced lunch or dinner. Lunch is especially popular. The beer is always cold, and the menu will serve whatever level of dining you care to endeavor. The musicians during the weekend are always crowd pleasers too.

I cannot say enough about their special dinner programs, like the beer dinners or holiday dinners. They bring in very popular brewers that speak about their brewery (for beer dinners), and the food pairings are SECOND TO NONE. We have attended brunch during Easter and it was great.

Definitely worth a try... you will find yourself coming back again.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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