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Duck Inn, Chicago, IL

Duck Inn

4.9
4.9
1546 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

9:30 PM


Booked 30 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 1,546 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
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Chicago / Illinois

    American

  • Chicago

    American

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  1. D

    Downtownies

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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
  2. R

    Robert

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

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

    EthanC

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

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

    NevinB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 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.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 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!
  6. m

    mayb

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent duck dishes
  7. D

    Daddyyes

    Chicago

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 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!
  8. GL

    GerryL

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 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.
  9. AC

    AliceC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 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.
  12. DM

    DanielleM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 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.
  13. C

    Cachus

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

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

    KandiC

    Columbus

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 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!
  16. B

    Byron

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 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!
  17. KC

    KateC

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 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.
  18. B

    joshuaB

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I heard about Duck inn from a friend and a few weeks later we walk in to a very cool dim lit restaurant. we sat quickly, our wait service was nice and helpful. The food was great!
  19. N

    Nolagirl

    Dallas

    155 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    155 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fried chicken excellent, loved the lamb. Service outstanding! Everybody is so friendly here.
  20. K

    Katie

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Classic midwestern food at a very high standard. Hardly a fresh vegetable to be found, so if that's your thing, don't come. But amazing burgers, best cheese curd ever, and delicious duck wings.
  21. C

    Christopher

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service as usual
  22. HP

    HeatherP

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ordered the brussel sprouts as an appetizer and wanted more! The food was fantastic and the service prompt and friendly. We will be back!
  23. RY

    RitaY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service, cocktails, and food. You must try the rotisserie duck!!!
  24. GH

    GrahamH

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, delicious and compelling food, some of the city's (and by extension, the country's) best and most innovative cocktails, and the kind of friendly and genuine service you only get from true neighborhood restaurants. The patio remains one of the best in town, too. This place keeps getting better at doing what they do!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exquisite!
  26. ZG

    ZachG

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great for a date with your significant other!
  27. GG

    GeorgiaG

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    as always our drinking and dining experience at Duck Inn was superb. Both Cocktails and Food are inventive, creative AND of course delicious. The service is thoughtful and friendly and our server, Bernard, remembered us from our previous times at Duck Inn. The mid century decor is fun and funky. We're so happy to be back dining at Duck Inn after yet another Covid round. Cheers!
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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!!
  31. G

    Gbaby

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food. Great service. Awesome vibe.
  32. 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!
  33. 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
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience, great food and service
  35. 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
  36. 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.
  37. MB

    MichaelB

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent!
  38. 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!
  39. 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.
  40. 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!

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 1546 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 30 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Postmates
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
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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