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The Duck

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$$ - $$$
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502 Main St, Sturbridge, MA 01518-1214 (Formerly The Ugly Duckling Loft)
+1 508-347-2321
11:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Wilbraham, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited The Duck and was not disappointed, great meal and beautiful presentation. I ordered the NY sirloin, and it was grilled perfectly, medium rare . Atmosphere was pleasant and the server was attentive. Would go back again.

Thank anitabz2016
Manchester, Connecticut
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited this restaurant twice, once for lunch and once for dinner. Both times the staff was absolutely wonderful and attentive. I especially love the rustic ambience of the place. The food is very good. They do have gluten-free options, however, not all of them are safe for celiacs as I found out the hard way.

Thank GooberGrapes
Madison, Wisconsin
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A bar with superior food. The pastrami is exceptional, the scallops were very good. Perfect except for the lack of cider.

Thank Roger H
Boston MA, United States
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

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
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

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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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

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 74 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

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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, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
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 St, Sturbridge, MA 01518-1214 (Formerly The Ugly Duckling Loft)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Sturbridge
  • Phone Number: +1 508-347-2321

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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?