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The Duck

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American, Bar
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502 Main Street, Sturbridge, MA (Formerly The Ugly Duckling Loft)
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 11:30 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Boston MA, United States
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice place for a function - The upstairs location was great Food - Service was very good overall good Casual dining

Thank Mark D
Worcester, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant is always consistent with delivery of great service and fantastic food! Stopped today for lunch and received top quality experience. This part of a great food group in Sturbridge but for some reason tends to be my favorite. If traveling through or live near by, this is one for your list of stops for lunch or dinner. Enjoy!

Thank lljjbb
Wales, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a place that is focus on local fair. They have a great local beer list that changes frequently. We visited the second Saturday in February. The place was very busy with hardly a table empty. Reservations would strongly be recommended on the weekend. There was live entertainment (a guy and his guitar) near the sunken bar. We had... More 

Thank telulla311
Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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237 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We went on a double date on Valentine's Day. It was 15 below zero outside, but inside it was toasty warm. The food was out of this world. We can't wait to go back.

Thank Frank B
Poughkeepsie, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

This is the third time we've been here. The Poutine is fantastic, big chunks of duck in the potatoes with the nice amount of cheese curds. The hanger steak was perfectly cooked (med rare) and the chicken dish was excellent as well.They have music on the weekends (a little loud). The food was great!

Thank Peggy M
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

The food probably rates a 4 but the service was definitely a 1. A mid-week lunch shouldn't take 90 minutes. Our server took a long time to take our orders & then it was a much longer wait for the soup for one of us, then another wait for an appetizer for another of us, & then an even longer... More 

Thank GracieSquare
Fitchburg, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

The Duck Restaurant once again was very satisfying. We sat downstairs this night (versus the comfortable leather chairs at the bar on the 2nd floor) for a change of pace. John the bartender was explaining the various drink options that he has created in the large jars. He has a remarkable eye for creative drinks. We ordered a bottle of... More 

Thank John D
Worcester, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

After a play in the area about 5 of us went here for a dinner. Service was good, but the food was just not that good We had the Chicken Pot pie, Short Ribs and Chicken parm Alfredo. Chicken pot pie had no flavor, crust not cooked well and chicken tasteless. Short ribs ok, but over cooked and Chicken parm... More 

Thank D C
Glenrothes, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Last minute decision to find a restaurant and we found The Duck. What can I say, Waitress gave excellent service once she was able to understand my Scottish accent. Food was fantastic, I had cod on a bed of rice with various vegetables, have to say this was the best cod meal I have ever had.

Thank hambones64
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

After reading the TA reviews we decided to eat at the Duck, what a great decision! Our food was truly delicious, a special ‘Salmon’ and Short Ribs. I could go into detail about the taste and freshness of it all but this I am no food critique, I’m just affirming the views of many others that this restaurant is well... More 

Thank Chimp1972

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 502 Main Street, Sturbridge, MA (Formerly The Ugly Duckling Loft)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Sturbridge
  • Phone Number: 15083472621

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?