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Duck Inn, Chicago, IL

Duck Inn

4.9
4.9
1519 Reviews
$31 to $50
American

Esquire's Best New Restaurants in America 2015

Duck Inn is a Neighborhood Gastro-Tavern & Dining Room situated at Loomis Street and the Chicago River in Chicago's Bridgeport neighborhood. Housed in a 100 year old pre-prohibition tavern, it showcases Michelin Rated Partner/Chef Kevin Hickey’s signature New American cuisine. An extensive beverage program filled with craft beers, contemporary cocktails and creative wine service matches the food offerings. Duck Inn serves brunch every Saturday and Sunday, and dinner Tuesday-Sunday evenings. We also have the best Happy Hour in town; half off bar snacks, cocktails, draft beers and glasses of wine every Tuesday through Friday 5-6pm!

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Booked 24 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Gastro Pub

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:45 pm Brunch Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 724-8811

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Kevin Hickey

  • Catering

    Custom menus to suit any occasion or event.

  • Private party facilities

    Bar, dining room or backyard patio buyout options available. Total venue buyout also available.

  • Neighborhood

    Bridgeport

  • Cross street

    Loomis and Eleanor, on the Chicago River

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    CTA Orange Line Ashland/Halsted<br />Archer 62 Bus Loomis Stop

  • Entertainment

    Sunday is Bring Your Own Vinyl night. Play your own record collection on our vintage record player

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 1,519 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Chicago / Illinois

    American

  • Chicago

    American

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  1. S

    Sarah

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    Hostess was rude upon our arrival. The service was SLOW. We waited ~20 minutes to get water and order cocktails, which took another 10 minutes to arrive. It also felt like the food has changed - the duck hash was totally different than we remembered. Servers were polite but it wasn't the same wonderful experience I remember.

  2. N

    N0b0dyh0me

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A wonderfully chill vibe for brunch on Sunday, the patio filled up quickly after opening. Everything we ordered was delicious.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious from start to finish! Brussels sprouts were amazing! Drinks interesting and delicious! Food and desserts were awesome. Highly recommend!!

  4. G

    Gbaby

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding food. Great service. Awesome vibe.

  5. w

    waynorthsider

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding evening - we thoroughly enjoyed the food, service and ambiance. Thank you!

  6. I

    Iwillii

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was beyond amazing!!! We had the Rotisserie Duck, the duck dog, braised beef cheeks, duck fat fries, duck wings and the pear and black pepper shortcake. Everything was a hit !!! I highly recommend Duck Inn

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful experience, great food and service

  8. c

    carrieh

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Can’t recommend enough. Outstanding everything. Sit outside and don’t overlook anything with whipped ricotta in it

  9. r

    reluctantshopper

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    I went to the Duck Inn a couple of times before the pandemic and liked it but hadn’t been there for a long time. I went with a couple of friends and sat in the lovely outdoor space. They were busy but our waitress was charming and made us feel welcome. The food is excellent. I will go back.

  10. MB

    MichaelB

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent!

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    There were 4 people in our party. Our waiter was attentive and did a great job taking care of us. The duck entree was phenomenal! The hot dog was the best in Chicago. I couldn’t believe how good it was. We also ordered the hamburger and the beef sandwich. Both were very good. Highly recommend this restaurant!

  12. E

    Eileen

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    An exceptional meal at this gem of a restaurant. A bit noisy due to a large group in the small room on this visit. But with food like this, we will endure a bit of noise.

  13. KE

    KdER

    Caribbean

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My daughter and I had a great brunch/lunch. It was our first time there and we were enjoyed everything about it. The duck wings were everything our server promised they’d be, and the shrimp and grits were creamy and well-seasoned. We will go back!

  14. TH

    TheHandbagGuide

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Duck Inn is delightful. On a stormy night, the vintage vibe was welcoming. This was our second time at the Inn, bringing friends to experience what has become our fav new place when in town and it did not disappoint. We love the rotisserie duck and order it ahead of time just to be sure they haven't run out. I highly recommend the foie gras pate to start and the Brussels sprouts are really yummy. Be sure to order the duck fries which are crispy and delicious. The deserts are unique, and we love the shortcake which has pepper! Who knew?

  15. J

    Jakm

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The brunch menu was delicious. We had the rotisserie duck hash and salmon avocado toast and highly recommend them. Drink selection was also great!

  16. P

    Pauly

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service and food were exceptional! A bit loud, but it was good to see a fun vibe in the restaurant! Chef Hickey was on site and visiting tables- great experience overall! Looking forward to our next visit. 😀

  17. TC

    TracyC

    Chicago

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The outdoor seating has a casual vibe and the service staff is very friendly and helpful with suggestions - and all staff had a hip, funky flair (I'm old, so replace that phrasing with whatever the "kids are saying" these days). The food was fantastic and presented very well. We had the Duck Wings, Up N Over Burger, and Duck Inn Dog. My husband loved the wings, which I also enjoyed and my favorite was the dog. Service was stellar as they asked if we were sharing (with our kids) and since we were the pre-cut everything to make it easier to share. For drinks, I had the Devil's Tongue, which our waiter accurately described as fruit forward with a bit of the jalapeno at the end. It wasn't too hot at all, and felt very refreshing. It's a bit of a hidden gem, in the middle of a quiet neighborhood area; street parking was free and easy to find.

  18. PD

    PatrickD

    Las Vegas

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    You will not be disappointed in any way once you book this and moreover upon your arrival.....Food, inventive, delicious and service EXQUISITE!

  19. W

    Weiswoman

    Las Vegas

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    We’ve been trying to get this slightly out-of-the-way spot for a couple years. So glad we did. We no longer eat meat, and that didn’t matter at all. Even their signature hotdog came in a vegan form. Service was very attentive without being overbearing. Bar menu also incredibly creative. Try the Batanga🥃

  20. MJ

    MichelleJ

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good wine, delicious food choices, laid back ambience!

  21. M

    Mejz

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The chicken thighs. The wings. The burger. Those were our top picks and I highly suggest all three. The octopus and the duck fries I would skip. The cocktails were all pretty refreshing and amazingly presented. I loved the intimate low key local vibe and I will definitely be back to check out the patio in the summer.

  22. CS

    ChristineS

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Be sure to call ahead if you want duck! They run out!

  23. CC

    CarlosC

    Mexico City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Comida excelente. Servicio excelente. Lo mejor de nuestras vacaciones en Chicago. Un lugar que sí o sí deben visitar.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our favorite spot for special occasions!

  25. MM

    MaryM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was great, but it was noisy. Loved the ducks and dip.

  26. MZ

    MarcusZ

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place NEVER disappoints! Good food, great ambiance, free street parking....you won't regret a visit here EVER!

  27. DJ

    DJD2

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Still one of the best off-the-beaten-path places in Chicago. Never fails to deliver.

  28. FZ

    FrankZ

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We celebrated our son being a month old. Duck Inn was the first restaurant we took him to. Very glad we did. Everyone was incredibly kind. The food was exceptional. We love the Duck Inn and will definitely return.

  29. EC

    EthanC

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a great bunch of starters including duck wings, then an excellent artisanal hot dog (had to try it at last, but sorry I did). I really enjoy their cocktails, but this time went for Ukrainian beer and vodka, part of a fundraiser. The short cake was amazing.

  30. R

    Reacts13169

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    From the moment we walked in and had our first drink at the bar through are most amazing meal. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. The food was beyond expectations as was the service. I highly recommend going here. I cannot wait to go again.

  31. LH

    LauraH

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Duck Inn is our favorite spot in the neighborhood! The food is phenomenal, the staff is incredibly friendly, and we love the vibe (inside at the bar and outside when the weather allows).

  32. MN

    MariaN

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Big thank you to Justin for making our first experience at the Duck Inn fantastic! We will be back again soon!!

  33. D

    francesD

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The perfect place for Sunday brunch with a variety of options for those that aren't counting calories and don't mind a little meat on their plate (there are some meatless dishes, but likely some form of duck lard or dairy-based butter in everyone). The drink list was quite extensive and the best Bloody Mary one of my tablemates ever had. Service was great - we were seated immediately and our server was excellent. The food arrived promptly, was just the right temperature and had a very attractive presentation. And, most importantly, it was delicious. The ambiance was laid-back and very friendly and there was a nice happy-vibe among the clientele. This place is worth the advance planning to get a reservation (at least two - three weeks out) and worth the trek outside of the loop. I will be back.

  34. JM

    JaimeM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food. We got the duck wings, duck fat fries, braised beef cheek, and prime rib sandwich and all were very tasty.

  35. L

    Leesh

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Cool & enjoyable vibe. Drinks are fun & creative. Everything had a pleasant twist and the duck is delicious.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    It is simply out if this world. Charming, value for the money and perfect service and food. But oh my!! The noise!

  37. BD

    BoilerDude

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was outstanding and the special attention we received about the menu and choices was excellent.

  38. MM

    MonMJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Anytime I need to go to a warm and cozy dinner, I go there.

  39. L

    Leelee

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous food! Great service and totally casual atmosphere. One of our favorites! Never disappoints!

  40. JD

    JeanneD

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food - excellent evening! This was our first time dining at the Duck Inn and will be returning…so many more dishes to try ;)

Safety precautions

  • Screening

    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Duck Inn using the Order Online button. Duck Inn also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Duck Inn also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 724-8811.

Duck Inn is rated 4.9 stars by 1519 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 24 times today
Google Map for Duck Inn

2701 S. Eleanor Chicago, IL 60608

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Loomis and Eleanor, on the Chicago River

  • Neighborhood

    Bridgeport

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:45 pm Brunch Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    CTA Orange Line Ashland/HalstedArcher 62 Bus Loomis Stop

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Kevin Hickey

  • Entertainment

    Sunday is Bring Your Own Vinyl night. Play your own record collection on our vintage record player

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (312) 724-8811

  • Catering

    Custom menus to suit any occasion or event.

  • Private party facilities

    Bar, dining room or backyard patio buyout options available. Total venue buyout also available.

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