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“Favorite place to eat and drink with friends” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ruddy Duck Tavern

Ruddy Duck Tavern
509 Evans St, Morehead City, NC 28557-4218
252-726-7500
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Ranked #3 of 102 Restaurants in Morehead City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Skippack
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Favorite place to eat and drink with friends”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Fabulous appetizers, large selection of specials, and great drinks. Friendly and efficient waitress.

  • Visited March 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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Greensboro, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“My first choice for lunch or dinner on the water in Morehead City”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Creative menu with regular items and wonderful specials.... love love the Cuban sandwich when it is on the board. Salads really good as well as shrimp basket. A chicken pie that is the size of a dinner plate. Super, casual, fun place for very tasty food. Been there a dozen times and never left with a negative thought!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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171 reviews 171 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 64 cities Reviews in 64 cities
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
“Come Here At Least Once a Week”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

Well, we came back here again...as we do at least once a week. My wife had the lightly fried Cajun fish bites and an arugala salad. I had the pecan crusted fish (flounder this time) which was served with rice and string beans. Even though this was fried, it certainly isn't like fried fish that you get at regular "calabash" style restaurants. It so light and non-greasy. This place is absolutely one of the best, if not the best, restaurants on the Morehead City waterfront. The servers are always pleasant and the food is absolutely delicious! The Ruddy Duck Tavern has water access if you want to visit by boat. This place is a long time favorite of the locals. Eat here...you can't go wrong. Summertime is always at least a 30 minute wait...so just be prepared.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Raleigh
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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“Great for special occasions!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

This was our third visit and the third great meal! We arrived right before sunset for our Valentines dinner. We asked to sit by the water and the hostess seated us right by the window about 3 feet from the water! Calimari appetizer was excellent, shrimp basket was breaded perfectly, and a pasta dish was superb. Sunset: priceless. So, great food and great atmosphere. No wonder it is always busy!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Raleigh
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“Usually packed because always good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Our favorite lunch spot with seating inside and on the patio waterside. Dining rooms for family and large bar area for hanging with friends. Empanadas to die for. Portions large. Specials tend to stay the same but are nice complement to the rather limited main menu.

Visited February 2013
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