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“Come Here At Least Once a Week”
Review of Ruddy Duck Tavern

Ruddy Duck Tavern
Ranked #1 of 123 Restaurants in Morehead City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed February 28, 2013

Well, we came back here again...as we do at least once a week. My wife had the lightly fried Cajun fish bites and an arugala salad. I had the pecan crusted fish (flounder this time) which was served with rice and string beans. Even though this was fried, it certainly isn't like fried fish that you get at regular "calabash" style restaurants. It so light and non-greasy. This place is absolutely one of the best, if not the best, restaurants on the Morehead City waterfront. The servers are always pleasant and the food is absolutely delicious! The Ruddy Duck Tavern has water access if you want to visit by boat. This place is a long time favorite of the locals. Eat here...you can't go wrong. Summertime is always at least a 30 minute wait...so just be prepared.

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1  Thank Keith R
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

This was our third visit and the third great meal! We arrived right before sunset for our Valentines dinner. We asked to sit by the water and the hostess seated us right by the window about 3 feet from the water! Calimari appetizer was excellent, shrimp basket was breaded perfectly, and a pasta dish was superb. Sunset: priceless. So, great food and great atmosphere. No wonder it is always busy!

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1  Thank Fin G
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Reviewed February 14, 2013

Our favorite lunch spot with seating inside and on the patio waterside. Dining rooms for family and large bar area for hanging with friends. Empanadas to die for. Portions large. Specials tend to stay the same but are nice complement to the rather limited main menu.

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Reviewed February 10, 2013 via mobile

Honestly a good place to grab food, have a few drinks in a low key environment and FUN waterfront environment. Sadly the whole atmosphere is taken aback by the overwhelming scent of rotting fish and humidity (especially during the summer). I think a lot of it could be resolved if the management stopped trying to save a few pennies on the electric bill and set the AC to 75. Use a fresh mop that isn't laden in mold and you'd be amazed at the wonders you can accomplish!!

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Reviewed February 7, 2013

Great dining/drink experience. We've been dining at Ruddy Duck's for 6+ years and always a good experience....great food and drinks....try the bloody mary's on the deck almost anytime for a fun day. Dock your boat there or easy parking almost anytime. RD's is busy all the time so there may be a short wait...but worth it....if they're busy you can walk across the street to Beachbumz....both good dining. The flounder ruben is huge and excellent....and did I say the bloody mary's were excellent?

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2  Thank Gary W
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