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Ruddy Duck Tavern

509 Evans St, Morehead City, NC 28557-4218
+1 252-726-7500
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“jambalaya” (39 reviews)
“fish tacos” (80 reviews)
“burger” (90 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
509 Evans St, Morehead City, NC 28557-4218
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Reviewed yesterday

Great food, waiter was nice. Did have lip stick on my husbands glass of tea so he got a beer. Other than that it was a great experience

1  Thank smac90
Reviewed 3 days ago

entree salad was very good. but our go to (fish tacos) were different and not as good. they are usually mahi but this time their were fried flounder--thin pieces with skin on caused them to taste a little "fishy". also, the side of guacamole was...More

Thank timriordan
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My family and I have made this our go to for great seafood in the area. They have a full menu which also includes burgers, tacos, pizza and many other items, all which are equally delicious.

1  Thank John S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great atmosphere! Good food! Will definitely return next year! Very reasonably priced! Was lucky to find this local restaurant.

1  Thank saracwvr
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Every time I visit, I study the menu, but in the end, I order the fish tacos. Grilled or fried, they never disappoint! Expect to wait for a table, but go to the back deck to wait and enjoy the breeze and water view.

1  Thank Liz123ss
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love sitting outside on a calm evening watching the water and boats. Then comes good appetizers and food. All their burgers are good as well as the natchos. Had Mako sharks bites to start so can mark eating shark off the list. ;) Kayla was...More

1  Thank tlstanley99
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice variety of food choices. Beautiful views, right on the water. Gets crowded. When we were done with dinner at 6 o"clock, there were people waiting inside the door and out front by the street. If you don't like to wait, go early!!! We never...More

1  Thank okpat1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for adults/teens, a little lacking for the kiddos. Kids menu is only 7 and under (used to 12 and under) and very limited.

2  Thank Mahmenof2
Reviewed 1 week ago

We called in a take-out order for the fish tacos and the spinach salad. While it took an hour, it was well worth it. Both meals were generous in the portions. We will definitely dine-out again!

1  Thank Susan M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sit indoor or out and you are right on the bay surrounded by boats, fisherman and the sea life. A nice selection of domestic and imported beers. We had a fantastic bean dip, out of this world with nice staff that was quick and the...More

1  Thank Mel K
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November 18, 2016|
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July 1, 2016|
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Response from monica1033 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about that. But you can give them a call, I'm sure.
February 6, 2016|
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Response from Cat D | Reviewed this property |
I understand there is TV in the bar,but since I have not eaten anywhere but the dining area, I cannot tell you how many or the seating around the bar to view " it/them".
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Large groups
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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