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$4 - $14
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Polish, European, Central European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Stare Miasto
0.2 miles from Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Friendly staff, great food and nice restaurant. I had the duck which tasted amazing and I really recommend this restaurant if you enjoy the taste of the Polish cuisine.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Absolutely fantastic service, beautiful atmosphere and the food was some of the best on our 2 week trip. 14th Feb my partner and I, along with my mother in law, visited after a chopin concert and were very happy with our experience here. Goulash, potato...pancakes and the half duck were had, vodka tastings, stunning dessert and more. Our waitress, I forgot her name (sorry!) but she was blonde and very lovely, gave fantastic service very warm and friendly from start to finish. Would highly recommend!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very friendly staff, relaxed atmosphere. Food was excellent we wanted to try local cuisine and it was superb! Will definitely visit here when return to krakow.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic food and service! We chose this restaurant after reading good reviews on a few different sites - we were not disappointed. We had the wine flight, the starter set for two and the whole duck for two. We could not fault any part of...the dishes, and it was cooked to perfection. The service was excellent. We would recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting KrakowMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic local cuisine at a great price. Lovely atmosphere and great service. Our waitress Patrycja was fab. We had the sharing starter and the whole duck - delicious but way more than the two of us could finish! Great selection of Krakow wines too.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful authentic meal in an authentic atmosphere. Our waitress, Eveline, was delightful. Thank you for a delicious meal and lovely evening!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a short break in January 2024 we have done some research beforehand on the best places to eat in the town. This place featured heavily and we highly recommend booking an advance. It is absolutely amazing. We had a free duck pate with bread...to start, followed by the actual starters, which were a selection of, herring, cheese and dumpling. These were so delectably tasty and individual that they themselves would’ve been a good meal. Next to the main event, and this was a whole roasted duck with potatoes, more dumplings, fruit, stuffing and red cabbage. It was absolutely amazing, and I highly recommend this as the dish to go for. This is possibly one of the best bills I’ve ever had and highly recommend a visit here. PS try to avoid the table next to the front door as in January when it’s -10. It’s a little bit chilly when somebody opens the door!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

938496475 Best restaurant for traditional Poland food!! Daniel was the best waiter Highly recommend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Best restaurant in town. Daniel was amazing! Congratulations! We were really welcomed by Daniel! He is the best! Everything was perfect!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An absolutely fantastic restaurant. We ate there every night during our stay in Krakow because the food and staff were so good. We exhausted the local cuisine menu, trying everything..because we always try to eat local! And what a treat it was.. We wouldn't hesitate...to recommend, because this place is amazing!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived in Krakow today and by 3pm we were ready for something to eat. Spotted this cozy restaurant off the main road nr Wawel. We didn't have a reservation but they were starting to quieten down so accommodated us. It started very well. Hubby had...the goats cheese salad which he enjoyed and the traditional sour polish soup was beautifull and tasty.Mains came in good time. Hubby had the Chicken in chantilly cream sauce which tasted amazing. The sauce was to die for. My main was a little disappointing though. I had the duck breast with plum and red cabbage dumplings. The duck was juicy and the red wine jus was rich and flavoursome. Was let down by the dumplings. They were bland and a little heavy. The Cotes de Rhone wine was smooth and light and Hubby enjoyed some polish lager. Price without the tip was £55 2 rounds of drinks. We did tip though. Hubby gave it 5 out of 5 for both courses. I rated less 5 for starter and 3 for main.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is undeniably good. Delicious flavours and beautifully presented. staff we so friendly and welcoming. The restaurant itself if really cosy and has a lovely atmosphere. Would definitely recommend!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant was a recommendation from friends. And as this restaurant was very good , food was very tasty and staff very friendly… This restaurant deserves to be recommended onwards. A reservation would be advisable as it is popular. I will definitely visit this restaurant...on my next visit to Krakow.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic experience at this restaurant, we chose it as it was recommended in the lonely plant guide to krakow. Wonderful food and service and such reasonable prices. It was my friends birthday and the staff were amazing and made a fuss which was lovely.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

FANTASTIC. Thank you Czarna Kaczka (Black Duck). You were recommended by a friend in Aberdeen (Scotland). You did not disappoint. We had no reservation, 8 people, for a birthday lunch. The food was first class and the friendly service was great. The portions were very...good (some of the group had to take away as the kotlet schabowy was so big. The soup was great, and as for the duck (wow) the best I have had. Big thanks to Daniel. You made Kinga very happy with a birthday cake and singing happy birthday the Polish way. The price was very reasonable too. I highly recommend the Black Duck and will let my friends back home in Scotland know about you.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Richard G
October 11, 2022|
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Response from MonstertruckCheshire | Reviewed this property |
When we dined there was children present although I’m not sure if they do a children’s menu. Maybe worth sending an email to ask.
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January 29, 2022|
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Response from FernandoS7538 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, yes I recommend it, it has a good selection of beers, wines and cocktails, the food is very good, the pierogi are divine, the space is very cozy and the staff are very sweet and friendly. 5*
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Response from GeorgeL5507 | Reviewed this property |
I was there during the Christmas Season and I watched a number of people politely turned away without reservations. I would be safe and make one if you really want to dine there.
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Czarna Kaczka The Black Duck is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
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  • Value: 4.5
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