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“Nice time, decent beer” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ruddy Duck Brewery & Grill

Ruddy Duck Brewery & Grill
Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Dowell
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $40
Cuisines: Gastropub, American, Bar, Pizza, Brew Pub
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Good for: Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: The Ruddy Duck is a vibrant space that pairs artisan crafted food and beer delivered with passion
Silver Spring, Maryland
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Nice time, decent beer”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2012

Decent brewpub, good value and service. I have had/made better beer, but certainly better than the macro stuff at sports bars or anywhere else in the area.

Visited July 2012
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Lusby, Maryland
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63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“local favorite”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2012

we live nearby and eat here regularly. the pizza is excellent, the crabcakes are rated at the top of the list locally. Beers are top notch and service is great.

Visited November 2012
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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81 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Ruddy Duck (not Rudy Duck)-when it's good it's very good; but then it can be very average”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2012

We've eaten here multiple times and sometimes the food is awesome good, and sometimes it struggles to get to average. It doesn't seem to correlate to being busy, seems like being busy gets you better food, so maybe they have a "b" string kitchen staff for not so busy times? At any rate, food and service can be really top notch, or it can be just average. They usually have a band playing every night about 8 or so so if you want to have conversation take that into consideration. The bar is busy, starting about 3 in the afternoon, with "happy hour".

loacted right off of Hwy 2/4 Its a very convenient location and in the parking lot of the Hilton Garden Inn. Be careful on the access road running alongside the main highway, in this entire area, however, if you are not familiar with the traffic flow it is very confusing, especially at night.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Boulder, CO
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good, not great, pub food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

Nice experience, good ambiance, acceptable food, accommodating staff. It was a nice experience for a low key evening out. Not gourmet in any way, but enjoyable. Ate in dining room; also has bar eating. We had no children, but there were some there.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Solomons, Maryland
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Brew Pub!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012

Best Brew Pub in Maryland! OK granted I have not been to them all but the Rudy Duck in Solomons is one of the best I have ever been too and I have been to a lot. And I am not saying that just because I live down the street.

Great selection of their own beer brewed right at the Pub that change with the seasons. And the food is not the usual fried stuff that most brew pubs serve. Yes you can get wing and fries or fish and chips but they also have gourmet pizzas, seafood, salads and crab cakes.

If you want to catch a game the bar area has nice TV’s. But if you want to get away from the “sports bar” scene they have a real dining room as well.

If you are in Solomons, MD be sure to check them out, you won’t be disappointed.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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