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Duck Inn, Chicago, IL

Duck Inn

4.9
4.9
1609 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today

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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

What 1,609 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

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  • Chicago / Illinois

    American

  • Chicago

    American

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  1. AV

    AlexV

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Peach tacos, lamb, and corn cake all excellent. A favorite boujee spot, glad to have it in Bridgeport
  2. SB

    SuzanneBB

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    The ambiance and menu are fantastic and fun. Cocktails and mocktails were some of the best we've ever had. I'd vote for the mixologist as one of the best in the city. They should seriously win awards for their drinks. The menu/descriptions of the food were interesting, unique, and had excellent variety. (For some reason, I thought it was going to be a duck-focused menu, which wasn't the case.) The presentation was beautiful. The taste of the food didn't live up to the price or the standard of everything else about the restaurant. We will definitely go back and try it again...truly a fun and interesting experience. Next time I will try the duck.
  3. F

    Fred

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Decent food, very warm ambience and friendly service.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The duck is always amazing and drinks yummy. We love to sit outside in one of the best patios in the city. The new Fall flavors were great. We return again and again as old favorites stay on the menu while new items appear to try.
  5. H

    Hsmith

    Raleigh

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AMAZING brunch food. Get the cheese curds and hot dog. So good!
  6. I

    Isiw

    Chicago

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Duck Inn manages to combine an interesting, unafraid kitchen and an expert bar with adroit service on a lovely patio. We went soup to nuts: cocktails, lovely crudo and squash blossoms, a shared foie gras, then duck, crispy chicken, and tuna. Delightful wine by the glass, desserts, and digestifs. Every dish was distinctly its own thing: some rich, some fresh, some crunch, some smooth ... really memorable eating, and you don't have to get all fancied up to enjoy it -- but you can if you want. The duck demi-glace served with the duck is a quiet example of how just how expert the kitchen is. Enough of this. Go!
  7. RW

    RoyW

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner with your friends going to art exhibit s in area
  8. M

    Michele

    Chicago

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Love the Duck!!! Squash blossoms great, octopus ok, chocolate beignet delicious. Fun atmosphere, a bit noisy. Great evening!
  9. SM

    SusannaM

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Get the roast duck. Always get the roast duck. Always delicious and satisfying. Perfectly prepared. These folks know their way around a whole duck.
  10. t

    tweepie

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the Duck Inn. Great vibe, wonderful food, and always a fun timr
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was great
  12. KE

    KdER

    Caribbean

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The. Duck. Wings. 'Nuf said. The duck wings are so delicious! This was my second time at The Duck Inn, my second time enjoying the wings and my first time enjoying the BIG biscuit. (We ordered two, not knowing how big they are....) In fact, we ordered a lot of food because it's all great and we couldn't whittle our wish list down, and considered the brunch a special treat. The food is delicious, it arrives fast, and it's delivered by a service team that is professional, polite and attentive. (Also, I appreciate that 3% is added to the check to cover medical insurance for the staff -- this is the kind of society we should have, where we help pay for what we all need.)
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    It was good! Get the cheese curds if you’re a fan of cheese the hanger steak was so tender and delicious and the duck itself was to die for! Nice ambience and good food all around if you don’t mind paying the price
  14. f

    foodiefanatic

    Chicago

    88 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything and everyone was fabulous! The outdoor patio is glorious, as were the cocktails, food and service.
  15. w

    wineknits

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Duck was delicious, rare breast and thighs and legs well done. I thought the wine list was a little pricey for the quality of the wines.
  16. a

    andrewh

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Reason we have had our anniversary dinner here, every year, for 8 years straight. The Absolute Best food, very unique dishes, awesome staff, awesome vibes. Highly highly recommend!
  17. B

    Beebee

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Very average, overrated. We came for the great reviews but overall just average. We ordered the signature rotisserie duck, the portion was on the small side, but it is very filling because of the duck fat. The kale and potato portion was stingy. The duck itself tasted quite blend except for the fat. The restaurant ambient is nice though, and it’s in a quiet neighborhood with free parking.
  18. DW

    DWAS

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food. Uncomfortably noisy.
  19. HS

    HeatherS

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch at Nana never disappoints! Excellent food and drinks. Service is stellar.
  20. R

    Rosie

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch was delicious I cannot wait to try the dinner menu.
  21. M

    Milo

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect. Delicious. Fun.
  22. JC

    JamesC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Great service, decent ambience, but the bar was VERY dark. I have perfect eyesight and I had to use my phone to read the menu like an old man. The Peached al Pastor blew my mind and prepared me for what i thought would be an amazing experience. But everything after that plate was just...MEH. The duck fat fries had entirely too many caramelized onions, (were these fries or onions?), and the whole duck was underwhelming. One breast was sauteed perfectly, the other was underdone and rubbery. I also couldn't believe it, but it needed SALT. We finished by ordering two desserts; one panna cotta and one chocolate. The panna cotta was overly acidic and unbalanced, while the chocolate beignet was underwhelming and lacked flavor.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was fantastic evening with family. I was there for the second time. The food was delicious. Everything was colorful and tasty. Very friendly atmosphere and waitresses took care o us all evening. I will recommend this restaurant to my friends and family.
  24. LM

    LaurelM

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had such a wonderful meal and overall experience that we've been talking about it all weekend. This casual restaurant tucked into a neighborhood in Bridgeport is a local gem! The staff is friendly and totally engaged with the guests. Happy hour from 5:00-6:00 offered us a wide range of delicious small plates to sample (duck wings, steamed muscles, cheese curds, etc), and reasonably priced wine by the glass. We ordered a roasted duck plus Brussel sprouts for the table. Everything was thoughtfully presented, and absolutely delicious! We don't live in the neighborhood, but we will definitely be going back to dine at The Duck Inn.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible as always!
  26. KN

    KristinN

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the atmosphere. Very friendly and informative. Great food. Would return.
  27. BJ

    BJones

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. Nina our server was fantastic. She was incredibly kind, helpful, knowledgeable and fun!!!
  28. SR

    SethR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Shout out to Duck Inn, who exceeded all expectations. I had not seen my brother in several years; he was visiting with his girlfriend and the three of us had an incredible meal. The duck entree is absolutely worth it - layers of flavor with the jus, fingerling potatoes, greens and gooseberries. As a Wisconsinite, I can say the cheese curds were entirely legit. The brussels sprouts were fire and the hamachi crudo slaps. A peach dessert course was inventive. And the wine list was well curated and accessible. Service was top notch; our server filled our water and wine numerous times throughout the evening and was friendly, on point but not intrusive. A manager checked on us several times, and even the food runners were sociable and held doors open for us, etc. Ambience on the patio was fantastic. Well done everyone and thank you for a special evening.
  29. S

    Shakes

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything you can care about when dining out was more than delivered at Duck Inn. Warm and welcoming wait staff at the bar while I waited for my guests, well-crafted drinks, lovely outdoor patio, fantastic service, and off the hook, delicious food all for a more than fair price! What a gem!
  30. JS

    JayS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow. The rotisserie duck was best duck I’ve ever had!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    SUPERB Meal! Wonderful staff & service.
  32. A

    Angel

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, beautiful outdoor seating, amazing food, best cocktails anywhere. I cannot say enough about how much I enjoy dining here.
  33. D

    Daddyyes

    Chicago

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The wife and I just wanted a little brunch. The staff was very accommodating and helpful. Drinks and food were great! Love it here!
  34. SE

    SarahE

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had brunch at the Duck Inn on our way out of town after a weekend in Chicago. I had done a ton of research before our visit to decide on restaurants and this one seemed like its was not to be missed. It didn't disappoint. We had the Chicago dog that they seem to be known for and it totally lived up to the hype. Spicy and pickley, the brioche bun was soft and the right size to fit the dog and toppings (house made bread always sounds like a good idea but isn't always executed well IMO), and their house made condiment was an interesting and fun take on the classics. The duck hash was a stand out dish as well - the roasted duck leg paired with eggs, veggies, and a beautifully executed hollandaise really blew us away - simple but with expert execution and the right level of seasoning. We also had the duck sopes and those were a really satisfying version of a Mexican breakfast - the breakfast radishes added necessary texture and freshness and the braised duck was luscious and plentiful on the dish. Overall I'd highly recommend checking this place out. It definitely felt off the beaten path so not somewhere you might stumble upon if you're in from out of town, but worth making an effort to visit and somewhere I'd absolutely come back to and recommend to friends.
  35. JC

    JamesC

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant with a perfect quaint garden in the back. Food was above and beyond. Amazing place to brunch. Staff was incredibly accommodating when rain moved all parties inside. Highly recommend
  36. B

    Bucktownj

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Out of the way but worth seeking out. Great food, the duck is spectacular and great cocktails and desserts. Service was very good and friendly.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of my favorite spots in the city. Amazing menu- hard to choose. Ordering whole duck is a great way to dine here. They serve up a whole roasted duck- cook perfectly, with seasonal veg and potatoes. Octopus starter perfection. Environment relaxed casual. Outdoor garden beautiful . Little journey from city but truly well worth the Uber or drive .
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Relaxed, neighborhood vibe with spectacular food/drinks.
  39. AS

    AaronS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a wonderful dining experience. The food is delicious, the wait staff was super personable, the cocktail game is strong, and the environment (especially the patio) was beautiful! We will definitely be back. P.S. - if the Tex-Mex Malortarita is on the menu, GET IT! Taste like an actual taco. It's very weird, yet I couldn't stop drinking it.
  40. CB

    CesarBolano

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Patio, awesome cocktails and delicious food.

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 1609 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Postmates
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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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