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“Great location!”
Review of The Mucky Duck

The Mucky Duck
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Price range: $17 - $33
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Takeout
Reviewed March 17, 2014

Go well before sunset (it's very busy) and enjoy the sunset! We went and the restaurant was very busy but we expected that. The hostess discouraged us from putting our name in for a table, we went back and put our name in anyway, since we weren't in a hurry. We sat outside and enjoyed the sunset, had a drink, listened to the music. The indoor bartender was extremely friendly and ordered a delicious appetizer while we waited. Once we got a table, the food and service was good. Be prepared, parking is a nightmare so go early.

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Reviewed March 15, 2014

Yes, it was busy and we had to wait for a seat. But we wanted to try this very popular spot, so the wait was just part of the experience. I had the grouper sandwich -- crisp, heavy breading on the fish, lots of bun (ate half of it), fries ok. On the whole, the food was not worth the effort to park the car. I won't return.

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Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

We love the Mucky Duck! Gorgeous on beach location. Sit outside and enjoy the beach. Casual dining, outdoor bar, fun fun fun! One of the highlights of the vaca. Don't get discouraged about parking. The attendant helps get everyone sorted. It's busy, yet we never have to wait too long.

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Reviewed March 10, 2014

While on vacation from the cold North our group stopped by for lunch. We lucked out and got one of the last parking spots. The tables were almost full, but we found one. We got our food order in and sat down to wait. The crowd soon was standing and waiting to get tables and order food. The grouper sandwich was the choice of our table. They make a great sandwich here. There was minor problem with one incorrect order, but that took only a couple of minutes to fix. This is such a great place to eat, great beach, food, drinks. Just get there early. We' ll be back next year!

Thank DMWFB
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Reviewed March 9, 2014

It did not open until 1130 so there was a line formed at 1115 on the windy, cooler day we went. Everyone in line got seated upon opening and service was good, prompt, and kid friendly. The fare is simple, but done fairly well. Captiva has a strange habit of deep frying fresh fish. Where I come from we fry fish only because it is never fresh.

If you are renting nearby then just walk the beach there instead of dealing with parking. It will feel way more like vacation as opposed to commuting. Go for lunch>dinner if with family as pricing and atmosphere better then.

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