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Ruddy Duck Tavern

509 Evans St, Morehead City, NC 28557-4218
+1 252-726-7500
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“jambalaya” (41 reviews)
“fish tacos” (83 reviews)
“duck” (49 reviews)
Closes in 24 min
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
509 Evans St, Morehead City, NC 28557-4218
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Reviewed yesterday

This place is always crowded and rightly so since they have great food. We stopped here with a large group of friends after the Christmas flotilla. While it was crowded and we had to wait for tables, it was worth it. The service is great....More

Thank SharonB2
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mess hall cutie and I(Mess hall vet) had a delightful filling and tasty lunch. Cutie had a Asian chicken noodle bowl(seafood available)$10.99 and I the Grouper Yucatan Special$10.99. Grouper over rice, black beans, pico de gallo, slaw with plantains and tortilla chips. Very filling and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited with a group of friends on a Friday night. They were very busy and so we went to the outside bar which had a very nice view. We enjoyed some refreshing cocktails We decided to sit on the outside which was very nice...More

Thank PBaze
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The duck is amazing, and the nachos are huge, big enough for a meal! One of the best vegetarian burgers around! Plus they have a sour raspberry beer on draft! The service is hit or miss, lunch is busy, go for dinner so you can...More

Thank Lyndsey T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I do not recommend this place at all. The helpings were large, but the items on the seafood platter (shrimp, scallops, clams) all tasted the same. Edible, but bland and over-breaded. When we asked for carryout boxes, we received a long narrow "doggie bag." Apparently...More

Thank carolinagirl650
Silvana B, Owner at Ruddy Duck Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are sorry to learn of how disappointed you were with your recent visit. Our goal is to provide our guests with excellent food and exceptional customer service, and we sincerely apologize if that is not what you received here. We take these matters seriously,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate here for lunch, group of five. Immediately seated. Very attentive waitress. Drinks seemed a little over priced, but you are at the beach. Appetizer was good, but serving size was alittle small. Food came out fast and was very good. Seafood especially was excellent,...More

Thank docowens
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was fantastic, lots of choices to choose from. Reasonably priced. Beautiful views of the water. Staff was very friendly

Thank amwasinger
Reviewed December 10, 2017

Ate here twice over two days. The first time I had the jambalaya. It was ok. The rice seemed a little dry. The second time I stopped, I had the crispy duck. I really like the crispy skin, and the meat was melt in your...More

Thank throckmortonSanaa
Reviewed December 7, 2017 via mobile

A group of 9 of us had dinner after the Christmas flotilla. We had about an hour wait for our tables because of the crowd. Our server did a great job taking care of our group seated at a table and a booth. I always...More

Thank SharonB2
Reviewed December 6, 2017

My wife and I wanted to celebrate our 37th anniversary in the Atlantic Beach area. We went to one restaurant, had a bad experience as soon as we got there, so we left to find another place. The first place we found open was Ruddy...More

Thank lylej4
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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.
November 18, 2016|
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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
Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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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