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Ruddy Duck Brewery & Grill

$$ - $$$, 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” (30 reviews)
“pizza” (58 reviews)
“fish tacos” (19 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 pm - 10:00 pmAll hours
Gastropub, American, Bar, Pizza, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
13200 Dowell Rd, Dowell, MD 20629
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had 2 meals at the Ruddy Duck over the weekend. The first was fine; we sat at a table and had a nice lunch. For the second, we sat at the bar and had lunch. The bartender was serving a full bar and waiting...More

Thank cathykb19
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was excellent (Korean shrimp wrap, Blackened Fish Tacos ...) Brewed on site Beer was excellent (Helles for him, Dragonfruit for her, Cocoa & Banana for both) Service was excellent (thanks Anna) Growler purchase/refill - excelleeent !

Thank Antripodean
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped at he Ruddy Duck based on reviews we read on Trip Advisor. We enjoyed a late lunch/early dinner as the establishment didn't open until 3:00PM. They had a good selection of beer and the food was very good. The service and atmosphere were...More

Thank osimajorusaf
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

1  Thank 783mauran
Steph R, Public Relations Manager at Ruddy Duck Brewery & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for coming in to visit with us! We are so glad to hear you had an enjoyable time! Bring the whole family next time! it was a pleasure serving you!

Reviewed August 16, 2017 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 August 16, 2017

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 August 15, 2017

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 August 8, 2017

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

Thank Wilman007
Reviewed August 6, 2017

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 August 6, 2017 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
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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, Pizza, Brew Pub, 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
Local cuisine, Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions
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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