Wild Duck Cafe

★★★☆☆
  • 3408 Red Rose Farm Rd

    Baltimore, MD 21220

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  • 410-335-2121

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This was my first time at the Wild Duck and I just think it was great. I had great food, the burger and crab pretzel was absolutely the best I have had in a long time! My service was great, she was on point, my drink never went empty and she was real nice. I felt like I have been going there for years. Everyone including the customers were friendly and the view was perfect. I cant wait til next weekend to go back and hear some good live music and drink some ice cold beers....

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★★★★★

This was my first time at the Wild Duck and I just think it was great. I had great food, the burger and crab pretzel was absolutely the best I have had in a long time! My service was great, she was on point, my drink never went empty and she was real nice. I felt like I have been going there for years. Everyone including the customers were friendly and the view was perfect. I cant wait til next weekend to go back and hear some good live music and drink some ice cold beers....

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Wow I go to the Duck a lot in the summer and I always thought that their food was OK...BUT OMG tonight was completely different, I got the best food I have ever got there, I think they may have a new chef or something, Plus the owner, Ron, was great he bought me a drink for my constant visits to the Duck! I definitely recommend checking it out!!!!

2
★★★★★

Wow I go to the Duck a lot in the summer and I always thought that their food was OK...BUT OMG tonight was completely different, I got the best food I have ever got there, I think they may have a new chef or something, Plus the owner, Ron, was great he bought me a drink for my constant visits to the Duck! I definitely recommend checking it out!!!!

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I called in a carryout order yesterday after being out on the boat. I ordered 2 burgers and 1 order of fries. Earlier that day we had downloaded the menu from their website so we would be prepared. One of the burgers was the Wild Duck Burger, said to be topped with cheddar and bacon. When we arrived at the Duck, my husband went in to get our order. He was told by a few bickering waitresses to go to the bar. Once their he waited a good 10 monutes and when the order came he tried to pay the bartender but he walked away. Finally after paying we went home to find 1 burger correct and 1 burger plain. I called the restaurant and was told that they had changed their menu, but not the online version. I was also told that according to the menu the Wild Duck Burger is actually duck meat, which my poor husband didn't want any part of. I turned around and took back the 1 burger. They did replace it with a burger with cheddar and bacon, but both burgers were overcooked and tasted like they came out of a box from the grocery store. The meal cost my husband $23.00 and I would honestly rather have eaten at McDonalds, at least the fries wouldn't have been overcooked and the burger wouldn't have been like a hockey puck. Very disappointed, will never go there again.

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★☆☆☆☆

I called in a carryout order yesterday after being out on the boat. I ordered 2 burgers and 1 order of fries. Earlier that day we had downloaded the menu from their website so we would be prepared. One of the burgers was the Wild Duck Burger, said to be topped with cheddar and bacon. When we arrived at the Duck, my husband went in to get our order. He was told by a few bickering waitresses to go to the bar. Once their he waited a good 10 monutes and when the order came he tried to pay the bartender but he walked away. Finally after paying we went home to find 1 burger correct and 1 burger plain. I called the restaurant and was told that they had changed their menu, but not the online version. I was also told that according to the menu the Wild Duck Burger is actually duck meat, which my poor husband didn't want any part of. I turned around and took back the 1 burger. They did replace it with a burger with cheddar and bacon, but both burgers were overcooked and tasted like they came out of a box from the grocery store. The meal cost my husband $23.00 and I would honestly rather have eaten at McDonalds, at least the fries wouldn't have been overcooked and the burger wouldn't have been like a hockey puck. Very disappointed, will never go there again.

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Recently visited this establishment with my wife and three teenage daughters. Was the first time I been there, had heard good things about the view and wanted to try it out..... Never again. Took nearly an hour to be seated, then took 30 minutes for my order to be taken. then an additional 30 minutes for our food to be served. My wife had ordered chicken, which was undercooked and raw in the middle which is a serious heath issue. I was served a drink which had something floating in it which looked like "coffee grounds", but nobody could say what it was. One of my daughters order never came at all!!!! I was baffled. Throughout the visit I had noticed a woman who was extremely intoxicated flirting with several men sitting at the bar. Well when I asked to speak with the manager I was told she wasnt available, then asked if the owner happened to be available and I was told she was.... She was the drunk woman at the bar grabbing /hanging on the men!!!! I couldnt beleive it... Worst service... worst food... this place needs a serious reality check if they think this is professionalism and how an establishment is to be operated...

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★☆☆☆☆

Recently visited this establishment with my wife and three teenage daughters. Was the first time I been there, had heard good things about the view and wanted to try it out..... Never again. Took nearly an hour to be seated, then took 30 minutes for my order to be taken. then an additional 30 minutes for our food to be served. My wife had ordered chicken, which was undercooked and raw in the middle which is a serious heath issue. I was served a drink which had something floating in it which looked like "coffee grounds", but nobody could say what it was. One of my daughters order never came at all!!!! I was baffled. Throughout the visit I had noticed a woman who was extremely intoxicated flirting with several men sitting at the bar. Well when I asked to speak with the manager I was told she wasnt available, then asked if the owner happened to be available and I was told she was.... She was the drunk woman at the bar grabbing /hanging on the men!!!! I couldnt beleive it... Worst service... worst food... this place needs a serious reality check if they think this is professionalism and how an establishment is to be operated...

Pros: None

Cons: Food & Service

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been to the duck a few times all have been enjoyable.my daughter and her husband,came to visit me, took them there for crabs and shrimp.they really had an enjoyable time.crabs were good shrimp were good and the service was great.

4
★★★★☆

been to the duck a few times all have been enjoyable.my daughter and her husband,came to visit me, took them there for crabs and shrimp.they really had an enjoyable time.crabs were good shrimp were good and the service was great.

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Our group of 8 enjoyed the evening @ the Wild Duck. The live band was very good, our waitress Corney was excellant, we had our drinks ordered as soon as we were seated and our dinner was ordered soon after our drinks arrived.Corney checked on our tables nurmerous times throughout our visit.The food prices were a little high but the service from Corney and the entertainment made our visit pleasant. We will definitely return to the Wild Duck this summer.

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★★★★☆

Our group of 8 enjoyed the evening @ the Wild Duck. The live band was very good, our waitress Corney was excellant, we had our drinks ordered as soon as we were seated and our dinner was ordered soon after our drinks arrived.Corney checked on our tables nurmerous times throughout our visit.The food prices were a little high but the service from Corney and the entertainment made our visit pleasant. We will definitely return to the Wild Duck this summer.

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BAD SERVICE,BAD FOOD AND MANAGMENT HAS A BAD ATTITUDE.if you want to waste your money and your time this is the place to go.

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★☆☆☆☆

BAD SERVICE,BAD FOOD AND MANAGMENT HAS A BAD ATTITUDE.if you want to waste your money and your time this is the place to go.

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THIS PLACE IS OVER RATED. I have been the several time's tryig to give them a break . They just don't have it the food was cold took forever to get it,the employees were talking and the Manager was to busy going out side to smoke. seen her at the marina next store talking forever what a wat to run a business .NEVER AGAIN !

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★☆☆☆☆

THIS PLACE IS OVER RATED. I have been the several time's tryig to give them a break . They just don't have it the food was cold took forever to get it,the employees were talking and the Manager was to busy going out side to smoke. seen her at the marina next store talking forever what a wat to run a business .NEVER AGAIN !

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Very nice Restaurant . Waitress could of smiled more but we all have days that we are unhappy. However she was nice and took care of us . The food was good and to be truthful not the best but I had wrose. Will return .

4
★★★★☆

Very nice Restaurant . Waitress could of smiled more but we all have days that we are unhappy. However she was nice and took care of us . The food was good and to be truthful not the best but I had wrose. Will return .

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Been at the wild duck with friends a few times . One time with a friend of the owner who is the reviewer Ronff . This place is far from great ! The food is not good and the music is the pits .

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★☆☆☆☆

Been at the wild duck with friends a few times . One time with a friend of the owner who is the reviewer Ronff . This place is far from great ! The food is not good and the music is the pits .

Pros: NONE

Cons: bad food people and music

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I TRIED THIS PLACE AND PEOPLE SPEND YOUR MONEY SOMEWHERE ELSE !! THE FOOD THERE IS TERRIBLE . I COULDN'T EAT IT BUT STILL HAD TO PAY . IS LIKE THEY SCRAP THE FOOD FROM THE PLATE'S OTHERS LEAVE . I REALLY FELT SICK FROM THE FOOD .

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★☆☆☆☆

I TRIED THIS PLACE AND PEOPLE SPEND YOUR MONEY SOMEWHERE ELSE !! THE FOOD THERE IS TERRIBLE . I COULDN'T EAT IT BUT STILL HAD TO PAY . IS LIKE THEY SCRAP THE FOOD FROM THE PLATE'S OTHERS LEAVE . I REALLY FELT SICK FROM THE FOOD .

Pros: NOT ONE

Cons: EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS PLACE

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I went there for dinner and had the best meal i had in a long time. The Manager/owner was verry friendly and helpfull I felt like i was at home I will be back every week

THANK YOU WILD DUCK!!!!

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★★★★★

I went there for dinner and had the best meal i had in a long time. The Manager/owner was verry friendly and helpfull I felt like i was at home I will be back every week

THANK YOU WILD DUCK!!!!

Pros: best food in town

Cons: parking

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This place as got to be the worst I have ever been to . The food was more like a fast food place would serve . The Owner was hanging on ever man that came in the place . Like people need to see that when the are eatting how professional is that anyway . Save your time and money .

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★☆☆☆☆

This place as got to be the worst I have ever been to . The food was more like a fast food place would serve . The Owner was hanging on ever man that came in the place . Like people need to see that when the are eatting how professional is that anyway . Save your time and money .

Pros: None

Cons: Owner is offensive

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Love the new management; food is great, tiki bar is fun, loved it the nights we were there when they had tropical music! Expanded parking is a bonus! Kid friendly. Look forward to going back.

5
★★★★★

Love the new management; food is great, tiki bar is fun, loved it the nights we were there when they had tropical music! Expanded parking is a bonus! Kid friendly. Look forward to going back.

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I love this place. The food is great, atmosphere is awesome. Sometimes service can be a little slow when they are busy (and lately they have been) but so what? Have a drink and relax. The new owners are awesome. They have great music and everyone is friendly. It is our new favorite place to go while out on the water. I highly recommend going to the Wild Duck Cafe! Make sure to ask the bartender for a Duck Fart.

5
★★★★★

I love this place. The food is great, atmosphere is awesome. Sometimes service can be a little slow when they are busy (and lately they have been) but so what? Have a drink and relax. The new owners are awesome. They have great music and everyone is friendly. It is our new favorite place to go while out on the water. I highly recommend going to the Wild Duck Cafe! Make sure to ask the bartender for a Duck Fart.

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The Wild Duck is back and better than ever. The new owner is wonderful! The food is great and the service is very friendly. The outdoor bands during the weekends are great and hey for those parents bring the kids even the they will find some fun!!

Come by boat or car!

Come see the new and improved Wild Duck!!

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★★★★☆

The Wild Duck is back and better than ever. The new owner is wonderful! The food is great and the service is very friendly. The outdoor bands during the weekends are great and hey for those parents bring the kids even the they will find some fun!!

Come by boat or car!

Come see the new and improved Wild Duck!!

Pros: Great Food, great music, great outdoor and indoor fun

Cons: have not found any as of yet

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My wife and I stopped in on a Thursday night to grab a bite to eat. The ONLY possitive experience was that it was completely empty. We were the only ones there. Now I know why. They are under new management so we figured it would be better then our last experience. We were completely wrong. The service was terrible. We sat at the bar because no one else was working. The bar tender Dawn was never there. She was friendly enough but she was always chasing arould her kid or outside smoking or talking on her cell phone. It took fifteen minutes to get a refill. Why? Because out bar tender was not there. New mangement same poor service. I get better service at Mc Donalds. A wrk to the owner fire your staff and start over fresh. Otherwise you are doomed. Two thumbs down. will never go to again.

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★☆☆☆☆

My wife and I stopped in on a Thursday night to grab a bite to eat. The ONLY possitive experience was that it was completely empty. We were the only ones there. Now I know why. They are under new management so we figured it would be better then our last experience. We were completely wrong. The service was terrible. We sat at the bar because no one else was working. The bar tender Dawn was never there. She was friendly enough but she was always chasing arould her kid or outside smoking or talking on her cell phone. It took fifteen minutes to get a refill. Why? Because out bar tender was not there. New mangement same poor service. I get better service at Mc Donalds. A wrk to the owner fire your staff and start over fresh. Otherwise you are doomed. Two thumbs down. will never go to again.

Pros: Ambience

Cons: Service

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We have been to the Wild Duck several times in the past few months ~ since the new owners took over ~ and we love it! We have gone alone, again with a table of 5 and a couple of weeks ago it was 24 of us for the Ravens game. The food - yes, sometimes slow to arrive - is always delicious and more than your money's worth! My daughters love the atmosphere and we are planning on having a graduation party there this summer. I can't wait for the Tiki bar to open and to able to sit outside and enjoy the music, great food and oh yeah - the ducking drinks!

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★★★★★

We have been to the Wild Duck several times in the past few months ~ since the new owners took over ~ and we love it! We have gone alone, again with a table of 5 and a couple of weeks ago it was 24 of us for the Ravens game. The food - yes, sometimes slow to arrive - is always delicious and more than your money's worth! My daughters love the atmosphere and we are planning on having a graduation party there this summer. I can't wait for the Tiki bar to open and to able to sit outside and enjoy the music, great food and oh yeah - the ducking drinks!

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We found this restaurant online when we were looking for a restaurant on the water. It was beautiful, right on the water. We went on the most amazing night and were so excited we found this place. They had a little Tiki bar which I am sure is really fun during the summer.We were sat right away.We sat down and it took 20 minutes for a server to come and wait on us. Since I am in the restaurant business I am very understanding. I went up to the Hosts stand and told the manager that we hadn't been waited on yet. At this point I am starving. Ten minutes later a waitress comes and takes our drink and appetizer order. She brought our drinks and said she would be right back. 30 minutes later she never came back and we still haven't gotten our appetizer. I understand that things like this happen, so we wet to the manager and asked if we could pay for our drinks because we were leaving she rang us up and never apologized. They didn't care that we got bad service or that we were never coming back. I would never recommend this restaurant and cant believe how poorly we were treated.

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★☆☆☆☆

We found this restaurant online when we were looking for a restaurant on the water. It was beautiful, right on the water. We went on the most amazing night and were so excited we found this place. They had a little Tiki bar which I am sure is really fun during the summer.We were sat right away.We sat down and it took 20 minutes for a server to come and wait on us. Since I am in the restaurant business I am very understanding. I went up to the Hosts stand and told the manager that we hadn't been waited on yet. At this point I am starving. Ten minutes later a waitress comes and takes our drink and appetizer order. She brought our drinks and said she would be right back. 30 minutes later she never came back and we still haven't gotten our appetizer. I understand that things like this happen, so we wet to the manager and asked if we could pay for our drinks because we were leaving she rang us up and never apologized. They didn't care that we got bad service or that we were never coming back. I would never recommend this restaurant and cant believe how poorly we were treated.

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Business Response:

President This review was done based on the previous ownership. The restaurant has been under new ownership since October of 2008. The reviewer was contacted and invited back to enjoy another meal. As of this posting, she has not returned
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I recently visited the Wild Duck Cafe when I got wind of it being under NEW management. It was unbelievable! The food, service and over all atmosphere has done a complete 360! I was amazed at how pleasant everyone was from the time I walked in the door til the time I left. It made me want to spend the night!!! The music was fabulous--inside, yet not overwelming. The food has changed somewhat--for the better of course! The management really seams to care about the customers again!! They are really concerned on pleasing the customers.
If you've had bad experience in the past, I think it would be worth your while to give it another try. I am glad I did, and it'll be my new hot spot for the upcoming spring/summer!!!!!

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★★★★★

I recently visited the Wild Duck Cafe when I got wind of it being under NEW management. It was unbelievable! The food, service and over all atmosphere has done a complete 360! I was amazed at how pleasant everyone was from the time I walked in the door til the time I left. It made me want to spend the night!!! The music was fabulous--inside, yet not overwelming. The food has changed somewhat--for the better of course! The management really seams to care about the customers again!! They are really concerned on pleasing the customers.
If you've had bad experience in the past, I think it would be worth your while to give it another try. I am glad I did, and it'll be my new hot spot for the upcoming spring/summer!!!!!

Pros: waterfront

Cons: parking

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DIRTY SALAD LEAVES! Small portion on the Chicken Ceasar Salad was made worse when the leaves were noticably dirty!

Waitress was indifferent to the whole mess.

Great view, lousy dirty food.

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★☆☆☆☆

DIRTY SALAD LEAVES! Small portion on the Chicken Ceasar Salad was made worse when the leaves were noticably dirty!

Waitress was indifferent to the whole mess.

Great view, lousy dirty food.

Pros: Nice view of the water

Cons: Dirt in my salad

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I spent Sunday afternoon (June 15, 2008) at the Wild Duck for the first time and had a wonderful time. The music was great, the beer was cold and the food was excellent. If you are looking for a great bar get away go to the Wild Duck, they will make you feel welcome. The only bad part of it was the service is very slow on food and getting utinsils was a problem. I will still go back again and hope for better service because the atmosphere is GREAT.

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★★★★☆

I spent Sunday afternoon (June 15, 2008) at the Wild Duck for the first time and had a wonderful time. The music was great, the beer was cold and the food was excellent. If you are looking for a great bar get away go to the Wild Duck, they will make you feel welcome. The only bad part of it was the service is very slow on food and getting utinsils was a problem. I will still go back again and hope for better service because the atmosphere is GREAT.

Pros: Great food and atmosphere

Cons: slow service

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We went to the Wild Duck on Sunday evening May 25th. We were seated right away. It took the server 30 minutes to take our drink order. At that time we ordered soup and our dinners also. An hour later we had received only our drinks. The service was horrible and we left and went to another restaurant. The manager was extremely rude. After 90 minutes to have received nothing but drinks no bread etc and to have the manager act like it was our fault was unbelieveable.

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★☆☆☆☆

We went to the Wild Duck on Sunday evening May 25th. We were seated right away. It took the server 30 minutes to take our drink order. At that time we ordered soup and our dinners also. An hour later we had received only our drinks. The service was horrible and we left and went to another restaurant. The manager was extremely rude. After 90 minutes to have received nothing but drinks no bread etc and to have the manager act like it was our fault was unbelieveable.

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We stopped in to the Wild Duck mid May but we dined outside where the views were relaxing the sunset a winner. I loved the bars located waterside. The crab cakes and crab pretzel had lumps of meat and were very filling. Steamed shrimp were large and spiced well. The service was good, I recommend asking for waitress Kimmie!! Can't wait to go back when summer is in full swing and sit dockside and have a few drinks and some more crab cakes and shrimp!

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★★★★☆

We stopped in to the Wild Duck mid May but we dined outside where the views were relaxing the sunset a winner. I loved the bars located waterside. The crab cakes and crab pretzel had lumps of meat and were very filling. Steamed shrimp were large and spiced well. The service was good, I recommend asking for waitress Kimmie!! Can't wait to go back when summer is in full swing and sit dockside and have a few drinks and some more crab cakes and shrimp!

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This place is incredible, the views are beautiful...palm trees and hibiscus. The tiki bar by the dock is great fun!! Live music, steel drums, acoustic, popular local artists. Everyone is friendly and lively..we had a fab time here!

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★★★★☆

This place is incredible, the views are beautiful...palm trees and hibiscus. The tiki bar by the dock is great fun!! Live music, steel drums, acoustic, popular local artists. Everyone is friendly and lively..we had a fab time here!

Pros: The views atmosphere and music

Cons: The dock fills up quickly!!!

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This restaurant has seating right on the water or inside. They even have a "beach" area where the patrons can purchase pit beef sandwiches and drinks. You can also eat up on the deck. Their food is good but pricey for what you get.

PROS: The atmosphere
CONS: The prices are a little high.

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★★★★☆

This restaurant has seating right on the water or inside. They even have a "beach" area where the patrons can purchase pit beef sandwiches and drinks. You can also eat up on the deck. Their food is good but pricey for what you get.

PROS: The atmosphere
CONS: The prices are a little high.

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Owner Thank you for the nice review about the atmosphere. We have purchased the restaurant since this review. As of September 19, 2008 the Wild Duck is under new management. Please come out and see the changes we have made.
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If you want to get together with a group of friends to get a drink, Wild Duck Cafe is a great place to go. You can dine inside, outside on the deck, or just have a couple of drinks at the bars inside, outside on the deck, and down on the beach at the tiki bar. The food is great and its wonderful to arrive there by boat.

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★★★★☆

If you want to get together with a group of friends to get a drink, Wild Duck Cafe is a great place to go. You can dine inside, outside on the deck, or just have a couple of drinks at the bars inside, outside on the deck, and down on the beach at the tiki bar. The food is great and its wonderful to arrive there by boat.

Pros: waterfront view, fun atmosphere

Cons: crowded

Message from Wild Duck Cafe

Casual Waterfront dining with a spectacular view of Frogmorter Creek. The Wild Duck is under new owners and have 2 new award winning chefs. There is something here for everyone.

 

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