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McGonigel's Mucky Duck

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Address: 2425 Norfolk St, Houston, TX 77098-4113
Phone Number: 1-713-528-5999
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am

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A live music gem

We are frequent Mucky Duck customers and it is by far our favorite place to listen to live music. It is an intimate venue with good acoustics. The food is upscale pub fare and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
billjane2015
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We are frequent Mucky Duck customers and it is by far our favorite place to listen to live music. It is an intimate venue with good acoustics. The food is upscale pub fare and the draft beer list is extensive. If you want to seriously listen to good music, the Duck is the place to go.

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McGonigel's M, Owner at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, responded to this review

Dear Bill and Jane, Thank you for sharing your thoughts about the Duck with TripAdvisor readers! It's always so gratifying when travelers visit Houston and choose the Duck because of the wonderful reviews from treasured guests like you. We hope to always live up to your kind words. Many thanks! Rusty, Teresa, Shane and all the ducklings More 

Pearland, Texas, United States
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26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tasty pub grub like Irish stew, shepherd's pie, Guinness beef, many beers on tap (but they served my Guinness chilled), drinks, rich desserts, and more enliven frequent musician shows at this cozy restaurant/pub/bar. Regular Gaelic music abounds inside the romantically dim-lit interior and the cheerful covered backyard patios. The food, drinks, sound system, temperature, restrooms & parking lot are all... More 

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McGonigel's M, Owner at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, responded to this review

Dear Marilyn G, We were so happy to read that you enjoyed your visit to the Duck! You will be pleased to know that many years ago, when we first opened the Duck, Mr. Sullivan, brewmaster from the Guinness Brewery visited the Duck and taught us the proper way to pour (proud of the rim) and the proper temperature to... More 

EHT, NJ
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136 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

McGonigel's came recommended by the staff at the hotel we were staying at, and we were very happy that we took their advise. I hope this is typical of a good local Texas pub. Staff very friendly, food better than we expected and the atmosphere was down home. The surprising highlight of the night was the entertainment.What a shock to... More 

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McGonigel's M, Owner at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Duck and we agree that Bob Schneider can make any night at the Duck extra special! We appreciate that you took the time to share your kind words with TripAdvisor readers and do hope that you will come this again soon. Many thanks from all of us... More 

Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

this is such a great venue for live music!! The sound and atmosphere is top notch! We made reservations to see Bob Schneider and to have dinner. Bob was AMAZING!! My take on dinner...I was worried it would be fried food and much to my surprise the food was outstanding and plenty of options even for the picky eater. I... More 

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McGonigel's M, Owner at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, responded to this review

Dear MartyMarty, Thank you for sharing your kind words about the Duck with TripAdvisor readers! We love it when Bob Schneider plays the Duck and it was great to hear that you had such a nice time while you were at the show. We are so pleased that you appreciate the grilled salmon-it is a popular dish for those who... More 

Houston, Texas
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Great intimate venue for concerts. Lots of beer selections. Excellent lighting and sound system. Nice pub food menu as well.

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McGonigel's M, Owner at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, responded to this review

Dear Ropespierre, Many thanks to you! We love that you appreciate our sound and lights and food. We thank you for taking the time to share your kind thoughts about the Duck with TripAdvisor readers. We do hope that you will return often. Again, thank you! Rusty Teresa, Shane and all the ducklings More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

I went to the Mucky Duck last week for the first time and we sat on the patio. The weather was so nice we ended up staying a little longer than we expected. We had a few pub snacks but I would definitely recommend ordering the Welsh rarebit. Kara was our server and it's safe to say she gave us... More 

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McGonigel's M, Owner at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, responded to this review

Samantha, So happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Duck. It's nice of you to mention Kara's fine service. We do hope that you will return often for patio visits, Welsh Rarebit and of course, Kara. Many thanks, Rusty, Teresa, Shane and all the ducklings More 

Houston, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Went for open mic night on a Monday. The acts were great. Shepherds pie and bread pudding were amazing. Server (Sarah) was even better. 5/5. Would eat there again.

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McGonigel's M, Owner at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, responded to this review

Dear RMB, Thank you for taking the time to share your kind words about the Duck and Ms. Sarah with TripAdvisor readers. We were delighted to hear that you enjoyed our food and the Open Mic performances. We hope that you will return often. Again, many thanks! Rusty, Teresa, Shane and all the ducklings More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

We had a great time at the Duck today celebrating our anniversary. Dalton provided us with first class service, with a fantastic wine, and fabulous shepherds pie. What a great place!

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McGonigel's M, Owner at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, responded to this review

Dear Carol, Thank you for sharing your kind words about the Duck with TripAdvisor readers. We were happy to hear that you chose to celebrate your anniversary at the Duck. It was good to hear that Dalton was able to enhance your experience. We hope that you will continue to share your special occasions with us. Many thanks, Rusty, Teresa,... More 

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40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

My wife and I love the Mucky Duck. She has gone there for years, and now I am a fan too! Radney Foster, John Evans, Kinky F., Sisters Morales, etc. at this super small, friendly, quaint venue that can really rock. Their beer and wine (and full bar) are terrific, and you can get your Irish Bar food and some... More 

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McGonigel's M, Owner at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, responded to this review

Dear Dan K, We want to thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about the Duck with TripAdvisor readers. Please thank your wife for us! We are so happy that she turned you into a fan of the Duck and we hope that the two of you will continue to enjoy the Duck for many years to... More 

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99 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

Singer songwriters here. Best from the region. Average door about 24 bucks per. No stinking cover bands. Older crowd but not folkies. Nice shepherds pie and killah beer selection.

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McGonigel's M, Owner at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, responded to this review

Dear Ron, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about the Duck with TripAdvisor readers. We were delighted to hear that you appreciate our beer selection and shepherd's pies and do hope that you will visit often. Again, many thanks for your kind words. Rusty, Teresa, Shane and all the ducklings More 

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