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Black Duck Cafe

American, Bar
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605 Riverside Ave, Westport, CT 06880-5918
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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New York City, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lee the Songmaster hosts the fantastic Tuesday night shindig on the saugatuck River - great food. Fantastic drinks friendly people and every song worth singing are in this fabulous experience. tell lee Karin sent ya !

Thank n0tamused
Stamford, Connecticut
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is on a barge - tilted no less and has been that way since I can remember. Great place for a burger and a beer - menu is casual and is great for a family. Kids will probably get a kick out of the place.

Thank h0ylandm
Boynton Beach, Florida
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saw this featured on "Diiners, Drive-ins and Dives" and it looked yummy. But I live in Florida so I didn't think I would get a chance. Visiting friends I Connecticut and made the suggestion and we were all glad we did. Everything on the menu looked great but how can you pass up full belly clams? They didn't disappoint. We... More 

Thank Sharon S
Southwest Gulf Coast, Florida
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59 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love the Black Duck, and now that we live in Florida, when we visit Connecticut, we only have so few chances to hit all of our favorites to grab a meal, but this weekend we were lucky enough to make it into the Black Duck again. The salads hit the spot, the yummy steak fries are classic and we... More 

Thank KellyRedMom
Stamford, Connecticut
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This tilted barge on the bank of the Saugatuck River in Westport is an institution. Don't be intimidated to bring the family and kids, everyone is friendly and they all have families, too. The stuffed clams are amazing as are the while belly clams. Bartenders are good but no buy backs.

Thank Douglas R
Westport, Connecticut
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107 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Is just one of the many slogans by this Guy Fierri visited food network production of diners drive ins and dives but it is a true Westport establishment with at times a good wait for a table. The staff has been consistent for years. Great pub food at good prices with a real home town vibe. Great burgers, wings and... More 

Thank LCS06880
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87 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

The service staff were fantastic - friendly and helpful. The restaurant looks like it's crooked if you look at it from the Saugatuck River... Really cute. Menu is a little disappointing though. The seafood was fresh but they're all deep fried. Would be better with pan fried/ grilled fish, scallops option instead of fried seafood basket/ platter.

Thank clobbes
London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

If you like beer soaked disgusting carpets, service with an attitude, bad chicken wings bought from -'a pret a mange place this is for you. Everybody else stay away!!!!!

Thank akripa
Moscow, Russia
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

Staff was friendly and helpful in helping with our selections. Not the fanciest place but it has so much character you won't care. Food was very well prepared and the portion were ample. Value for you money was good. View added to the experience. Will stop again on our next trip to CT.

Thank CzarofMoscow
Bridgeport, Connecticut
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54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had dinner at the Black Duck Cafe on 3/10/16. We haven't been there in a long time. The dinner was great and the drinks we awesome. The service was outstanding and the setting was great. If you are in the area this is a must stop.

Thank William H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 605 Riverside Ave, Westport, CT 06880-5918
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Westport
  • Phone Number: 203-227-7978

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?