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Ruddy Duck Tavern

509 Evans St, Morehead City, NC 28557-4218
+1 252-726-7500
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“fish tacos” (83 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
509 Evans St, Morehead City, NC 28557-4218
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Reviewed yesterday

The Ruddy Duck is kinda like the neighborhood "Cheers"! When you live down here, you are almost always going to see someone you know....the bar is buzzing on the weekends and you should be prepared for some waiting time especially during the summer! I love...More

Thank rutheb2014
Reviewed 2 days ago

Met friends and family here for my birthday. By the water and we could sit outside. Great food and drinks, busy as restaurants are down by the water, but down to earth place. Staff & food was excellent

Thank Zeeiak
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had the grilled shrimp with fries. The shrimp were small and mostly flavorless. Service was great but I guess I ordered the wrong thing? 😐More

Thank MiJa55
Fabian_Botta, Owner at Ruddy Duck Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are disappointed to learn you did not enjoy our shrimp! Please know we only use the finest ingredients to season our dishes and are upset you did not find that in yours. We will be speaking with our kitchen staff about this and appreciate...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Discovered this gem today and it was awesome! Literally best Shrimp burger Ive ever had!! We sat outside on the patio and watched all the boats passing by!! The inside is really nice as well!! The service was superb! Make this a stop when your...More

1  Thank Jeanette S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I love Ruddy. I come here often. One of their bartenders makes the BEST Tom Collins in town! I have never been disappointed in this fine establishment until recently, which makes me so sad to say. I normally order the west indies or stick to...More

Thank Alicea C
Reviewed 4 days ago

Food is delicious, great atmosphere. Service is good, people are nice. The back deck is perfect. Definitely recommend.

Thank tina g
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Thought it sounded fairly good but surpassed expectations! From drinks to food to service...excellent!!! Very pleased 😊

1  Thank Lee Ann F
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Full bar and excellent food. We ate here on the hotel’s recommendation. A great choice. We stopped in again on our return home. Sat outside on the waterfront both times. Excellent staff.

1  Thank Fred R
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were here on 6/11/18. The nachos are awesome, the best we have ever eaten. The food is ok, but not the best we had during our trip. Nothing wrong with the food, but there are better places. The service was outstanding and loved that...More

Thank Philip M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed the Jumbo Seafood platter. Fries was ok, wish there were other options instead of fries. Cole slaw is very bland and light.

Thank Olga C
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April 23, 2018|
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Response from mess-hall-review | Reviewed this property |
This restaurant is closed on Mondays.
December 11, 2017|
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Response from SharonB2 | Reviewed this property |
Ioanni’s in Morehead City would be a great place to go - it’s a sports bar with great food. Hooters in Morehead City is also good. Those are both on 70. Ruddy Duck on the waterfront in Morehead City has sports on the TV in... More
November 19, 2017|
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Response from Brower M | Reviewed this property |
it seems that they will be open but you need to check on hours of operation...says they might differ from usual. also I'd check on Redfish Grill down on waterfront in Morehead City.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 509 Evans St, Morehead City, NC 28557-4218
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Morehead City
  • Phone Number: +1 252-726-7500
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