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Ruddy Duck Brewery & Grill

) #1 of 3 Restaurants in Dowell $$ - $$$ , American,
13200 Dowell Rd, Dowell, MD 20629
+1 410-394-3825
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good40%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“duck” (29 reviews)
“pizza” (57 reviews)
“fish tacos” (17 reviews)
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Gastropub, American, Bar, Brew Pub, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
13200 Dowell Rd, Dowell, MD 20629
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Saturday night and it was my oldest son (14 years old) and I. He came home sick from camping with the scouts. He spent the afternoon sleeping and around 7 pm I said let's have dinner. Since I don't usually get alone time with him...More

Thank 783mauran
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great option if you're staying at the Hilton Garden Inn. Had the fish tacos (Gluten Free) and they were delicious!

Thank bkezard
Reviewed 5 days ago

Place is good, but nothing you can't get at any run of the mill chain restaurant. The Duckling burger is good but not something any person should eat alone due to the EXTREMELY fatty and greasy factor of duck, pork and beef combined :/ Nothing...More

Thank ananole
Reviewed 6 days ago

We ate here with a party of 19 family members. The staff was friendly we only waited 15 minutes to be seated. Korean Shrimp Tacos were wonderful. Just the right spicy level if you like spicy. Fish Tacos were good also. Several members chose the...More

Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice local brewery with good food and lots of choices for beer. The appetizer wings are excellent. Pizza is also good.

Thank Wilman007
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a nice dinner of Fish and Chips and the pork tenderloin entree. All of the dinners were very good. I would only comment that the batter on the fish was just a little thick, but the flavor was good. A basket of rolls would...More

Thank endlesstrip16
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome restaurant!! We sat outside in the cool breeze. Perfect weather for August!! The food was wonderful and the service was good. Interesting conversations with several of the staff! Very enjoyable evening!!

Thank gotmyredshoeson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bit pricey. Very busy and had lots of activities going on through the summer. We were there on quiz night. New menu items looked tasty. What we ordered was good. Staff was great.

Thank LoveKYlivn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've had two positive visits to the Ruddy Duck this year, most recently last night for our anniversary. We both had the crab cakes and they were truly outstanding. We each had two nice crab cakes served with fries and steamed local vegetables. My wife...More

Thank ChesapeakeBayMD
Reviewed July 15, 2017 via mobile

Wife had fish tacos and I had the new fish and chips. Awesome food!!!! Great customer service. Appetizers were great also. We will be back again in August.

Thank Mike A
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May 19, 2015|
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Response from Steph R | Property representative |
Hi Catwink & Kathleen! The Ruddy Duck has a semi-private dining room of the side of the bar that can hold 30 people seated and approximately 50 standing. We love hosting large parties and consider it a specialty of ours!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $40
Gastropub, American, Bar, Brew Pub, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wine and Beer, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13200 Dowell Rd, Dowell, MD 20629
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Calvert County  >  Dowell
  • Phone Number: +1 410-394-3825
The Ruddy Duck is a vibrant space that pairs artisan crafted food and beer delivered with passion
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