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“Great Atmostsphere, Great Food”
Review of The Shaved Duck

The Shaved Duck
Ranked #17 of 2,900 Restaurants in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $16
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Tower Grove
Cambridge
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121 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Great Atmostsphere, Great Food”
Reviewed March 13, 2014

Dragged here by a colleague who's seen it on TV and definitely considered giving up when we got lost for the 3rd time.....but very glad we stuck with it.

By accident we came and got the last free table on a live music night and the food, staff and band made for a friendly and fun evening.

Great for a relaxed meals with friends and a few beers :)

  • Visited June 2013
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New Athens, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Small but Mighty!”
Reviewed February 9, 2014

We ate dinner here last night because we saw it on Diner, Drive-in's and Dives and it was well worth the drive! The place is small and a line starts forming before they open so get there 15 minutes before they open to get a seat right away. It was super clean inside and well decorated! Wait staff was very friendly and fast! The food was fantastic! The burnt ends and mac n' cheese were my favorite! My husband's favorite was the homemade sausages! Not too pricey either! Just off of Arsenal about 5 minutes from the brewery. You must go check it out!

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank Kacie W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great restaurant for smoked meat”
Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

Restaurant is in an old building that was once a corner grocery store. Parking is on the street so you may have to walk a block or so after parking. The Shaved Duck was featured on The Food Network show "Diners, Dives, and Drive Ins". So if it is a busy night you may have an hour or more wait. They do not take reservations. There is a small bar in the front but it fills in quickly. Also on a busy night they do run out of certain items. The night I visited they ran out of ribs and the smoked chicken wings. But not to worry all the food is good. The smothered fries which are crisp and covered with white cheddar and chunks of smoked meat is a good starter. They have a sampler of three meats and a side. The smoked brisket, smoked pork, and smoked meatloaf are all good. All the meat has a rub with just enough spice to it. The baked beans are spicy with pieces of smoked pork, peppers and onion. Portions are definitely plenty The popular dessert is a gooey butter cake brownie that is served with a glass of milk. Atmosphere and decor gives the place a feel of a small restaurant/ Blues bar. A good place to spend a night enjoying a glass of wine, good company and good food.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Jeffcounty_ern
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Baldwin City, Kansas
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58 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“When we are in St Louis this is the place we go to eat!”
Reviewed December 20, 2013

I can't believe reviews that don't like this place. It's charming and the food is grrrrreat! We sampled pulled pork with baked apple as an appetizer, delicious!!! Duck jalapeno chili very tasty and half roasted chicken, um yum!!! That plus glass of wine was under $40. Great wine selection, knowledgeable servers, wonderful selection of beers. I'm picky and I love this place!

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank kurtrs
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great experience”
Reviewed December 11, 2013

This will not be our first time eating here. Great food, reasonable prices, fantastic service, and amazing atmosphere. We went on a Wednesday evening and the place was packed. They had a musician playing and singing and she was great.
My family all enjoyed the bbq and the variety of sauces.

We will be back

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank floridamom4
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