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Ruddy Duck Brewery & Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Gastropub, American, Bar, Brew Pub, Pizza, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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13200 Dowell Rd, Dowell, MD 20629
+1 410-394-3825
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Adrian, Michigan
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82 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This restaurant was a short walk from our hotel so we tried it on our first night in the Solomons. It has a casual open island theme. We had a pizza which was delicious and had a couple of their craft beers. My husband had the beer chocolate cake and he is still telling people about how great it was!... More 

Thank Sharronn E
Dowell, Maryland
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Ruddy Duck is a great little spot in the Solomons, MD area. Great food - we always have their fish tacos! - and beers - always a great selection!

Thank Ohanyo
Baltimore, Maryland
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I was excited to be staying at the hotel next to this place because they had their own beer. I had the Zwickie and the Helles and both were great. There was trivia happening so that brought in a fun crowd. My server Vivien was awesome, fast, efficient and friendly. I really like her. For dinner I had the crab... More 

Thank Brandon A
North West England
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136 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After a long International Flight, popped in here for a drink and a meal. A great place with a good atmosphere. The quality of food was very good (3 of us having different meals) and all agreed it was very tasty and not expensive. A good selection of beer topped off the evening. Looking forward to a return visit.

Leonardtown, Maryland
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157 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate dinner after a hectic weekend and had a superb experience. Our server, Amy, was friendly and efficient. She made sure that we were close to finishing our appetizer before placing our order for our entre. We had PEI muscles in a wonderful lemon sauce for an appetizer and then had steelhead trout with zoodles and rice as a... More 

Thank Cgeck
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best part about the meal was the beer my husband had. The ribeye was under seasoned and a was bad cut of meat. Took over 20 minutes to get desert to the table. Would not go back.

Thank Mirkara
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

We stopped in after a hike at nearby Calvert Cliffs. Good food and service and nice atmosphere. Would stop by again if in the area.

Thank 3boyzfamily
Solomons, Maryland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 16, 2017

We have been frequenting the Ruddy Duck since they opened and have never been disappointed. The menu is nicely varied for the whole family and prices are very reasonable. Always interesting beers on the menu, freshly brewed and delicious! Carlos, the owner has always been very attentive to his customers and always happy to see you. Highly recommended!

1 Thank Charlie1855
Washougal, Washington
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 23, 2017

Great experience. We really enjoyed our meals - we ate there twice. Good selection of gluten free options - hamburger was excellent.

1 Thank themrsdad
Lusby, Maryland
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 8, 2017

I love this place, for so many reasons. The beer is great, the food is outstanding, and the staff is top-notch. The atmosphere is relaxed, friendly, and welcoming – it’s an incredible place! From appetizers to salads, pizzas, sandwiches, and entrees, you can’t go wrong with the menu. Appetizer-wise, my favorites are the calamari, the dry-rub wings, and the duck... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $40
Gastropub, American, Bar, Brew Pub, Pizza, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?