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“Like going to a picnic you didn't have to pack!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of White Duck Taco Shop

White Duck Taco Shop
1 Roberts St., Asheville, NC 28801-3126
828-258-1660
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Ranked #12 of 653 Restaurants in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $10
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast
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Dining options: Breakfast
Knoxville, Tennessee
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66 reviews 66 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Like going to a picnic you didn't have to pack!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Very large selection of creative tacos. We tried one of each tacos and a quesadilla. Food was delicious, especially the bean taco and the lamb taco (tofu not so much). The seating is outdoor picnic tables with umbrellas. Right next to the train tracks. There were a few trains that went by while we ate but all the kids waved at the engineer and got rewarded with a whistle blow. Definitely a family and dog friendly place. They did serve beer and I think wine. We went as a group and had a great time. You serve yourself but the staff came around often to clean up plates and trash. They were very attentive.

  • Visited May 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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Hockessin, Delaware
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“Home-made Fast Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

The White Duck is hidden little gem in the Arts district of Asheville. Nothing fancy about this place but a great place to get a quick meal at a very reasonable price. It's tasty, too. The White Duck specializes in tacos and some of the offerings are unique. It has the ambiance of an old style drive-in restaurant. You walk into the order counter, place your order, get a number, and a server finds you in the crowd to bring you your food. You have the choice of indoor or outdoor seating with more outdoor availability than indoor. Some strategically placed umbrellas might help if it happens to be raining, but not much. It should be noted that the view on the outdoor deck is a train track and the industrical side of a river. But, the kids visiting with their parents seemed to love it when a freight train decided to move to its next destination right past their outdoor seating. However, it is well worth the trip as the food is good, particularly if you like Mexican. They do serve beer and wine. It is a fun place and our meal for 2 with drinks was around $20. Warning-- it is a little difficult to find so you might want to call ahead for directions on how to get there.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Atlanta, GA
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“Funky Taqueria in RAD”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

We finally made to the White Duck Taco Shop with our neighbor, who has been raving about it for months. The verdict: worth a visit. The many types of tacos (non-traditional) ranged from Thai Peanut Chicken to BBQ Carnitas to Bangkok Shrimp, etc. They were quite good and very filling. We each had two and that was plenty. You order at a window and the food is delivered to your table. Quick! Seating is mostly outdoor on a patio overlooking the River Arts District's north end. Beware of the train coming through about 100 yards away. When he launched the whistle, we all levitated about four feet.

  • Visited May 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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Hartford, Connecticut
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“Lots of different types of tacos”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

Outdoor seating only but they have good umbrellas and must have cleaned the benches because we had no problems eating outside after a rainy morning. Service was very good. We liked the gyro, Thai chicken, and steak and cheese tacos more than the fish and crab. The chips were a bit stale and the weakest part, but the queso was good.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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“If you like great food with your art”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

White Duck is strategically located on Chicken Hill in the arts district of Asheville. Food is amazing and they sell Cheerwine in a bottle. Get the Bangkok taco. Then go visit nearby artist studios.

  • Visited May 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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