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Ruddy Duck Tavern

509 Evans St, Morehead City, NC 28557-4218
+1 252-726-7500
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“fish tacos” (82 reviews)
“burger” (102 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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509 Evans St, Morehead City, NC 28557-4218
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Ruddy Duck is a FANTASTIC place!! Their menu is diverse with lots of daily specials. The food was local and fresh (the tomatoes in the pico de gallo were incredible!) we all ordered different dishes and not one disappointed. I can’t recommend them high...More

1  Thank Tess A
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Stumbled into the Ruddy Duck after finding the place we had planned on going to was rented out on a Saturday during high season. In any case, it turned out to be such a happy accident! We started with Bloody Marys and the mussels appetizer....More

1  Thank TarheelMD
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were passing through Morehead City and stopped in for lunch, choosing it based on reviews from Tripadvisor (and Yelp too! sorry!). It's a good place and the food was tasty and the service excellent. We had the fried oyster platter (very good) and a...More

Thank AnneAndrews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner here and we had the broiled fish platter and shared it. It was plenty for the two of us. Unique decor, staff was good and located on the water altho it was cool that day so it was not open. on the waterfront.

1  Thank Susan A
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the pleasure of being served by Abigail and it was her first day! She did an amazing job and was full of personality. The food was amazing and fresh. We started out with crab & spinach dip that was enough for a meal....More

1  Thank Sheri H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here on a recommendation, and I can say we were given good advice. We had to wait about 45 minutes, but that just gave us time to walk around & explore the area a little. We were promptly greeted upon being seated &...More

1  Thank Cassandra W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We made a reservation jic because it was a 2 hr wait for cinco de mayo yesterday. Our waiter was great which made the experience better. They were out of duck which was a disappointment at first but now it just makes me want to...More

1  Thank meagalina92
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good Burgers. Always has a crowd. Locals hang-out. Service is good. Food above average seafood. Have not been there since 2016.

1  Thank Jon S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went at 1130 for lunch and it was already busy, but we found a table on the deck by the dockside with a great view of the sea and nearby island. We had poor boy sandwiches and burgers with salads, which were delicious. The...More

1  Thank Topher D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great lunch on the deck. Weather was nice and the view was amazing. Service was fantastic. The Mussels were so good!! The Salads are very good.

1  Thank 23kimberleyf
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23 April 2018|
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Response from mess-hall-review | Reviewed this property |
This restaurant is closed on Mondays.
11 December 2017|
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Response from SharonB2 | Reviewed this property |
Ioanni’s in Morehead City would be a great place to go - it’s a sports bar with great food. Hooters in Morehead City is also good. Those are both on 70. Ruddy Duck on the waterfront in Morehead City has sports on the TV in... More
19 November 2017|
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Response from Brower M | Reviewed this property |
it seems that they will be open but you need to check on hours of operation...says they might differ from usual. also I'd check on Redfish Grill down on waterfront in Morehead City.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 509 Evans St, Morehead City, NC 28557-4218
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Morehead City
  • Phone Number: +1 252-726-7500
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