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Duck Inn, Chicago, IL

Duck Inn

4.9
4.9
1569 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

19:00


Booked 21 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.

  • Area

    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

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

What 1,569 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
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Best Overall

  • Chicago / Illinois

    American

  • Chicago

    Best Overall

  • Chicago

    American

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  1. KP

    KathyP

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We ate outside even though it was one of hottest most humid days of this year and it was still very enjoyable. The patio is charming and comfortable. We pr-ordered our ducks and added extras once we arrived. Fun night for all 6 of us.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love it always!
  3. s

    shelbyfawn

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my absolute favorite spot in Chicago. The drinks are unique and delicious, the food is incredible, the inside and patio are beautiful, and the staff are the nicest in the city. Just keep in mind plates are on the small side, so plan to split and share. Drink a Hackney Handshake and eat some cheese curds for me if you go.
  4. GS

    GregS

    Naples

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience1
    We weren’t there multiples times in the past and loved the duck. This the duck was not good at all.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Anniversary Brandon’s brandy Old Fashion was the best, Peach was an outstanding server.. such a nice touch .. the appertif for our anniversary We’ll be back again!
  6. DM

    DennisM

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time celebrating our 41st anniversary at The Duck Inn. Excellent food, outstanding service and a relaxed spacious patio setting all contributed to a memorable evening. Can’t wait to come back and try more things from the inventive menu.
  7. NY

    NancyY

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's a recipe for perfection: fabulous food always offering surprising and delicious combinations, a relaxed and savvy waitstaff with great suggestions for wines, and wonderful music anchoring it all! Whether you choose the garden out back or sit indoors in that retro vibe, it's all grand!
  8. DS

    DeanS

    Chicago

    59 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    First time there. We had their whole duck special for two. It was delicious and we really enjoyed it. Service was fine too. We went there mid-afternoon on a Sunday so not at all crowed. They have an old fashion record player set up with dozens of albums to choose from. Looks like it would be fun. It was a hot and humid day, so we ate indoors, but they have a delightful looking and very large outdoor space that we would like to try sometime.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Overall excellent. Our table outside was a bit noisy due to wind blowing through the awning. We were sat along the main area where servers were passing to and fro, and my partner found the wooden bench uncomfortable after a while. But the food, most importantly, was excellent. We had a cocktail and wine which were great and the duck which was delicious and served in good time. The passion fruit dessert was outstanding. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a great meal close to downtown without the crowds at a good price.
  10. FH

    FoodieH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just tried the new Chamoy punch drink and it is the perfect summer drink! The Brussels sprouts are a must try, along with the duck fries. We went for pizza night and enjoyed every pizza we tried. The Southside is spicy and delicious. Love this place and the people there.
  11. RG

    RachelG

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service! Our server made good suggestions for us.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for my Dad’s birthday and we pre-ordered the duck. It was fantastic. The entire evening was wonderful. Amazing food, amazing service, amazing drinks. Highly recommend.
  13. MB

    MarcyB

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We stopped at The Duck Inn for a quick bite on our way back from picking up a guest who had been staying in the city. We have always ordered a duck in advance and enjoyed lots of shared plates, but this time we thought we'd try lighter fare and enjoyed Duck Fat Dogs and Decent Beef sandwiches, Fried Cheese Curds with Bloody Mary ketchup and the Chocolate Beignet for dessert. Perfect amount of delicious food for a casual Sunday supper.
  14. D

    Daddyyes

    Chicago

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had two different servers. Both were amazing! We requested a certain table, the staff made sure we got it. The food was great and on time. The drinks were excellent. We will always go back. Thank you.
  15. DB

    DanB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I keep coming back to the duck inn, bringing in industry people. Its always delicious, people are always nice, drinks are always good. Those duck wings, cheeses, and the drop biscuits are so good.
  16. m

    margiew

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Comfortable, affordable, and amazing creative foods offered. Love the different seasonal mimosas. Outdoor garden is amazing and relaxing. The chef/owner is often on site visiting and serving people. Overall a wonderful experience 💜
  17. BA

    BethAnn

    Kansas City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the most beautiful restaurant we went to in chicago, best atmosphere, service, Cocktails and food. It’s an oasis of beauty and calm. Great for food allergies also 💕 Wonderful, wonderful people there!!!
  18. DN

    DonN

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and vibe
  19. EW

    EdwardW

    Chicago

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ordered a whole duck for the table along with a number of small plates. Everything was excellent, duck was definitely the high point of the meal.
  20. FB

    FrankB

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Loved our dinner after a White Sox game. Great food and service. We tried numerous entrees along with duck which is the specialty. I would recommend the lamb kabobs the chicken thigh and of course the duck. It was also pizza night and we had two of those which were quite good. We will definitely be back.
  21. GU

    GauravU

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Duck Inn is our favorite on the South Side. Gorgeous patio!
  22. d

    diner

    Chicago

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on 30 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have enjoyed the Duck Inn a few times, and it is always fantastic. This time I brought more people with me and we ordered the duck. It was delish! Loved the creative cocktails and we even snuck in a few happy hour bonus snacks.
  23. D

    Downtownies

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I had a wonderful time. The food was delicious, Justin our waiter was extremely helpful with everything. The outside area made me feel like I was sitting in the Chef’s back yard. We live outside dining.Everyone was so friendly. We plan to go back very soon. This restaurant is by far one of our favorites. Rick and Maureen
  24. F

    Fritz

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful brunch with family. Service was great and so was the food. Never disappoints.
  25. R

    Robert

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the Duck Inn's Sunday brunch. The Croque Ma'Spam is the best way to round out a weekend.
  26. EC

    EthanC

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super friendly fine dining with no pretention. Everything was delicious.
  27. NB

    NevinB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing and the drinks were definitely an experience that enhances the food! Would go back to try all the things on the menu I didn’t get to try.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hidden gem! We stopped in for brunch and was pleasantly surprised by the adorable outside space. Great food and service plus vinyl records playing in the background. Will definitely be back!
  29. m

    mayb

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent duck dishes
  30. D

    Daddyyes

    Chicago

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Justin our server was awesome. He made our experience great. The food was delicious and the rest of the staff very attentive. We love the Duck Inn!
  31. GL

    GerryL

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful find! Coming from California this was a wonderful find on Thrillist (10 Nest Brunches in Chicago) and it was that! Really helpful and attentive staff. Food was tasty and plentiful! So glad the restaurant was on Open Table so we could make a reservation for Father’s Day.
  32. AC

    AliceC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    it's aight.....the bar menu is delicious....great service
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great good great people would go back again and again
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    A/c was broken on the hottest day of the year. Our server talked us into a side for the rotisserie duck, so we went with the salad— but the duck already comes with the same salad. If we’d known that, we would have gone with something different.
  35. DM

    DanielleM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing. The burrata and rotisserie duck were so good. Our server Una was so nice and helpful even with the dinner rush. It's a little warm, especially near the kitchen but that's my only minor complaint. I will be back to try more food and sit on the patio.
  36. C

    Cachus

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an amazing experience! On of my favorite places in the city.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Everything was great, except the signature duck. Would go back.
  38. KC

    KandiC

    Columbus

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came in for brunch and had some awesome food. I went with the croque ma’spam and my fiancé had the hash. It was all so freaking tasty!! Of course we opened with the sticky buns which you absolutely must do if you go to brunch!
  39. B

    Byron

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Whole duck PERFECTLY cooked, Kombucha made in-house, excellent service. Can't wait to go back and explore the rest of the menu!
  40. KC

    KateC

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the patio seating at Duck Inn, and the servers were incredible! The rotisserie duck is always stunning, and be sure to get the fried cheese curds…the best around.

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 1569 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 21 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

  • Area

    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

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

  • 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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