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The Duck

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$$ - $$$
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502 Main St, Sturbridge, MA 01518-1214 (Formerly The Ugly Duckling Loft)
+1 508-347-2321
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun 11:30 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Monson, MA
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have dined at the Duck on special occasions & this early evening dinner was no exception but it was a disappointment. There was a down size in the menu at the bar where we usually sit to accommodate my husband's handicap. Because of the menu change, we were unable to order the fish that we enjoy...it was offered only... More 

Thank fanoitaly
West Hartford, Connecticut
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a family reunion there - there were 9 of us. Everyone enjoyed the food and staff. We were in a room, I hadn't been to before, we basically had our own little dining room. It was the first time for most of the group and they all enjoyed themselves.

Thank Janet P
Wilbraham, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I visited The Duck and was not disappointed, great meal and beautiful presentation. I ordered the NY sirloin, and it was grilled perfectly, medium rare . Atmosphere was pleasant and the server was attentive. Would go back again.

Thank anitabz2016
Manchester, Connecticut
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

I have visited this restaurant twice, once for lunch and once for dinner. Both times the staff was absolutely wonderful and attentive. I especially love the rustic ambience of the place. The food is very good. They do have gluten-free options, however, not all of them are safe for celiacs as I found out the hard way.

Thank GooberGrapes
Madison, Wisconsin
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

A bar with superior food. The pastrami is exceptional, the scallops were very good. Perfect except for the lack of cider.

Thank Roger H
Boston MA, United States
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Very nice place for a function - The upstairs location was great Food - Service was very good overall good Casual dining

Thank Mark D
Worcester, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

The restaurant is always consistent with delivery of great service and fantastic food! Stopped today for lunch and received top quality experience. This part of a great food group in Sturbridge but for some reason tends to be my favorite. If traveling through or live near by, this is one for your list of stops for lunch or dinner. Enjoy!

Thank lljjbb
Wales, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

This is a place that is focus on local fair. They have a great local beer list that changes frequently. We visited the second Saturday in February. The place was very busy with hardly a table empty. Reservations would strongly be recommended on the weekend. There was live entertainment (a guy and his guitar) near the sunken bar. We had... More 

Thank telulla311
Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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237 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

We went on a double date on Valentine's Day. It was 15 below zero outside, but inside it was toasty warm. The food was out of this world. We can't wait to go back.

Thank Frank B
Poughkeepsie, New York
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3 reviews
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

This is the third time we've been here. The Poutine is fantastic, big chunks of duck in the potatoes with the nice amount of cheese curds. The hanger steak was perfectly cooked (med rare) and the chicken dish was excellent as well.They have music on the weekends (a little loud). The food was great!

Thank Peggy M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 502 Main St, Sturbridge, MA 01518-1214 (Formerly The Ugly Duckling Loft)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Sturbridge
  • Phone Number: +1 508-347-2321

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?