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great food, excellent portions. waterside tables are the best but the ambiance inside is wonderful
great food, excellent portions. waterside tables are the best but the ambiance inside is wonderful, too.
Samara Wilson via facebook.com - Aug 1, 2020
we had the Grilled Mahi and a side salad, it was awesome. And you can't go wrong with a Pain Kille
we had the Grilled Mahi and a side salad, it was awesome. And you can't go wrong with a Pain Killer🍹 ... read more
Susie Roberts Reynolds via facebook.com - Aug 1, 2020
Fast service and friendly staff ...
Fast service and friendly staff. The local seafood basket was fresh and exceptionally delicious.
Allen B. via yelp.com - Aug 1, 2020
Great experience and appreciate the good food! Thanks and will definitely be back.
Eric Miller via google.com - Aug 1, 2020
Awesome wait staff and great food!!!!
Awesome wait staff and great food!!!!
Nicole Woodworth Singley via facebook.com - Jul 31, 2020
Awesome food, drinks and service ...
Awesome food, drinks and service. This was our first time visiting the Ruddy Duck Tavern and will definitely not be our last. New favorite place to eat in Morehead city.
Lola G. via yelp.com - Jul 31, 2020
Best value in the area. Great food, fair pricing and good location.
Kelley Armstrong via google.com - Jul 31, 2020
Great place to eat!! The food is always delicious.
Great place to eat!! The food is always delicious.
Lashel Robinson Raynor via facebook.com - Jul 30, 2020
Absolutely delicious grilled Mahi sandwich! Service was surpurb. Thanks for the excellent lunch.
Stephanie Routh via google.com - Jul 30, 2020
Great family restaurant! The nachos ...
Great family restaurant! The nachos are sooo good! The service was speedy and friendly. The Key lime pie was good, but didn't have the tart lime flavor that I was hoping for. Other than that, highly recommend. So glad we chose to dine here on our trip!
Sydney H. via yelp.com - Jul 30, 2020
Delicious food and fantastic, friendly service!
Delicious food and fantastic, friendly service!
Jennifer Trant via facebook.com - Jul 30, 2020
Delicious food! Scenic view while eating!
Delicious food! Scenic view while eating!
Phyllis Sawyer Gryder via facebook.com - Jul 30, 2020
We have eaten there twice in the last month and on both ocassions the food was very good but we made the mistake of eating at the bar... Don't do it! The bartenders in both cases ignored us after we sat down for at least 15 minutes and once our food was served we received no silverware, no cocktail or tartar sauce until we finally ha ... read more
Joe Alexander via google.com - Jul 29, 2020
Great fried seafood combo with shrimp, flounder, scallops and clay strips. Nice outdoor seating with water view.
Randy Laxton via google.com - Jul 29, 2020
Some of the best seafood I've had! Highly recommend for anyone that finds themselves in Morehead Ci
Some of the best seafood I've had! Highly recommend for anyone that finds themselves in Morehead City!
Justin Doan via facebook.com - Jul 27, 2020
Good food great view ... read more
lee shumate via google.com - Jul 27, 2020
The best catfish hands down! Our waitress Sara kept us refilled with fresh lemonade and sitting ocean side eating was an amazing experience! If I could give it a ten I would!
Certainly Certified via google.com - Jul 26, 2020
Was by far the favorite spot we ate at in Moorehead city. Food was amazing. Waitress was on point with menu suggestions and drink refills.
Dax Hinton via google.com - Jul 23, 2020
Great service and food. Definitely get your monies worth
Great service and food. Definitely get your monies worth ... read more
David Bland via facebook.com - Jul 22, 2020
Overall great experience! Highly recommend
Overall great experience! Highly recommend ... read more
Carey Turman via facebook.com - Jul 22, 2020
The food was great! Our one complaint was that there were minimal precautions being taken of spreading people out and using one use items. For example they just brought us a bottle of ketchup. The place was busy which is good during the times we are living in. The black bean dip is odd, I would pass on it next time. My friend said ... read more
Ashley Glenn via google.com - Jul 22, 2020
The food was great! Our one complaint ...
The food was great! Our one complaint was that there were minimal precautions being taken of spreading  people out and using one use items.  For example they just brought us a bottle of ketchup. The place was busy which is good during the times we are living in.

The black bean dip is odd, I would pass on it next time. My frien
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Ashley G. via yelp.com - Jul 22, 2020
Great food EVERY TIME!!!!
Jonathan Hoffman via google.com - Jul 20, 2020
Great atmosphere, excel menu and friendly staff! Great location!
mike pekock via google.com - Jul 19, 2020
Friendly waitress and great food. Wish she had told us about the lunch specials.
Donna Stanley via google.com - Jul 18, 2020
Food was amazing, but social distancing and mask wearing precautions did not seem to be upheld. The restaurant was packed and families who were waiting inside were not masked or socially distant from each other, which was a bit concerning to me, however it only affected the noise level of the restaurant, so I guess it wasn't a big de ... read more
Sydney Nelson via google.com - Jul 18, 2020
Best restaurant in morehead
Best restaurant in morehead city. Eat here every time we come down. Always try to have something different. Anything fish or seafood related is always superb. Had the jambalaya this time and I’ve had it in many places but it was by far the best...More ... read more
jcfromtn via tripadvisor.com - Jul 18, 2020
Excellent food, great environment ...
Excellent food, great environment. Service was okay but waitress noted they were short handed. Get there around 4:00-4:30 and you should be just fine. I don't like fish but ordered fish of the day and it was excellent!
Thomas L. via yelp.com - Jul 18, 2020
Excellent, fresh & homemade food. Everything our family ordered was delicious. The wait staff was friendly and attentive. Definitely 5 star experience.
Melissa Johnson via google.com - Jul 16, 2020
Food okay - customers are not okay
Staff was careful in this virus time, but space safety was not enforced. Customers were not careful - most people waiting to get in at the front desk were not wearing masks. Bar was crowded/cramped, and nobody came in wearing masks. One teenager laughed at...More ... read more
oldperfesser via tripadvisor.com - Jul 16, 2020
Excellent food, beautiful atmosphere.
Sharon Bledsoe via google.com - Jul 16, 2020
Twice we’ve been there and twice it was off the hook!! Husband had French Dip sandwich, which he is
Twice we’ve been there and twice it was off the hook!! Husband had French Dip sandwich, which he is his go-to anywhere we go. He says this is in the top 2 he’s had anywhere and that says a lot. My first time I had the crab and spinach flatbread. This time I had the fried shrimp plate. Both dishes are fantastic! Will definitely be bac ... read more
Joan Williams Whaley via facebook.com - Jul 15, 2020
Great restaurant, delicious food and friendly service! Reuben, mahi salad, shrimp and vegan sandwiches were all great choices!
Mickey Gold via google.com - Jul 15, 2020
Loud and food was flavorless ... read more
amanda pope via google.com - Jul 14, 2020
Service is good. We actually showed ...
Service is good. We actually showed up 40 min before closing and didn't feel rushed.

The food was sub par
Had a crab and spinach pizza as an appetizer- it was good. Nothing to call home about. Just not a ton of flavor

My husband got the Reuben. Again, not much flavor but was fine. We've definitely had better.
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Kacie J. via yelp.com - Jul 13, 2020
Great food, atmosphere and staff. Definitely worth the trip for the experience
Great food, atmosphere and staff. Definitely worth the trip for the experience ... read more
Paul Dionne via facebook.com - Jul 11, 2020
Favorite place to eat in Crystal ...
Favorite place to eat in Crystal Coast. Even better when we take the boat and dock just outside.
Eric L. via yelp.com - Jul 11, 2020
Great food and drinks with an awesome waterfront view!
Britt M via google.com - Jul 11, 2020
This restaurant is amazing. They make great seafood and it's always fresh. I would highly recommend this place ... read more
Elad Ben-Yoseph via google.com - Jul 10, 2020
I have been a patron of Ruddy Ducks since they first opened in 2008. Always the best experience, wh
I have been a patron of Ruddy Ducks since they first opened in 2008. Always the best experience, whether having a meal or just a drink at the bar. The food is consistently good, owners are awesome people and waitstaff are well trained, prompt and friendly. Great water views from outside dining deck😄 Highly recommend!
Elizabeth Barrow via facebook.com - Jul 10, 2020
One if our favorite spots on the waterfront! The nachos are amazing!
One if our favorite spots on the waterfront! The nachos are amazing!
Cara Anne Casey via facebook.com - Jul 9, 2020
Best food we've had all vacation. Literally everything was to die for and we ate it all. This place was recommended to us by a local, and I would 100% recommend this to someone else.
Sarah Gray via google.com - Jul 9, 2020
One of the best restaurants in Morehead across the board. Great food, great atmosphere, and great staff ... read more
Kyle Schultze via google.com - Jul 8, 2020
Cold beer and great food. 😋 ... read more
Walter Flores via google.com - Jul 5, 2020
Awesome food and service! We will definitely be back!
Denny Ide via google.com - Jul 5, 2020
Mahi was excellent, nice atmosphere (on the water), great drinks.
Bryan Leister via google.com - Jul 4, 2020
My favorite Morehead City Restaurant....never been disappointed
My favorite Morehead City Restaurant....never been disappointed ... read more
Trish Williams via facebook.com - Jul 4, 2020
Nice spot would recommend
Nice spot would recommend ... read more
Jeremy Mansfield via facebook.com - Jul 4, 2020
Seafood was excellent, outside seating was perfect for social distancing. Waiter was efficient and friendly ... read more
donna schipper via google.com - Jul 2, 2020
Typically foods and service is great. However I think they were having issues tonight. Didn’t wait
Typically foods and service is great. However I think they were having issues tonight. Didn’t wait long for table but waited forever on food. Appetizer came with food. I think they were either overwhelmed or short staffed.
Emily Anthony Scott via facebook.com - Jul 2, 2020
In the immortal words of a good friend...”This place is Ymmo!”
In the immortal words of a good friend...”This place is Ymmo!” ... read more
Matt Pfaffenberger via facebook.com - Jul 2, 2020
Love this place!! Great food and great service. We have never had a bad experience with food or t
Love this place!! Great food and great service. We have never had a bad experience with food or the service!!
Brenda Baines Johnson via facebook.com - Jul 1, 2020
Crab cake burger is delicious.
Judy Johnson via google.com - Jun 30, 2020
Best Choice on the Moorehead Waterfront
Lovely atmosphere, yummy food, the fried calamari was outstanding and the spinach salad was excellent. Great service and conscientious attention to Covid safety and detail. Going back for lunch again today.
dreamdiver via tripadvisor.com - Jun 30, 2020
Eating experience
Always good. Asian bowl is awesome. Highly recommend it. Warning - very spicy hot Decor is interesting and wait staff good. Enjoyable experience on the waterfront.
Poppie1235 via tripadvisor.com - Jun 29, 2020
Went here with my parents and girlfriend ...
Went here with my parents and girlfriend, who had never been to the east coast before. Wanted to wow her with some fresh NC seafood-- we hosted over, tied off at the dock, and were seated immediately. Gustavo, our server was gangbusters awesome, prompt, personable, and deserves all the praise I'm sure he receives from other patrons. ... read more
Julian H. via yelp.com - Jun 29, 2020
The service was great and the food was even better! Get the breakfast burrito 🤤🤤🤤
The service was great and the food was even better! Get the breakfast burrito 🤤🤤🤤 ... read more
Tiffany Duncan Moore via facebook.com - Jun 28, 2020
Tim rocks. Had a great time here.
Tim Foss via google.com - Jun 28, 2020
Our server was unfamiliar with the menu, despite claiming to have worked there for 12 years. He did say it was his first time working breakfast. My eggs were overcooked to the point I didn't eat most of them. When we arrived, they weren't busy. My husband said his omelet was quite good. I left hungry, disappointed, and frustrated.
Donna Boswell via google.com - Jun 28, 2020
Everything was tasty that we had, again I find this restaurant pricey.
Nick Scurra via google.com - Jun 28, 2020
Love the jambalaya! Delicious. Not a huge out door dining area but its very nice, Pretty view! Can’
Love the jambalaya! Delicious. Not a huge out door dining area but its very nice, Pretty view! Can’t wait to come back. The inside is very nice also. Reminds me of the beach theme restaurants back home :) ... read more
LR Niv via facebook.com - Jun 27, 2020
Food is always great, service is good and the outdoor deck is great! Never a bad experience here!
Food is always great, service is good and the outdoor deck is great! Never a bad experience here!
Greg Norton via facebook.com - Jun 27, 2020
The food was good. The service was less than stellar. I asked questions about the menu and the serv
The food was good. The service was less than stellar. I asked questions about the menu and the server was unable to answer them: Can I get country ham? I don't know if we have it. (They do.) What's on the home fries? Nothing. (not true - peppers, onions, etc.) When I complained about the home fries, he said, "This is my first time wo ... read more
Donna Boswell via facebook.com - Jun 27, 2020
Best seafood all week on vacation! Friendly staff, great atmosphere on the water.
Best seafood all week on vacation! Friendly staff, great atmosphere on the water.
DeeAnn DeGroff via facebook.com - Jun 27, 2020
I am so glad Ruddy Duck is open and continuing to do dinner! We went for our anniversary. boyfriend
I am so glad Ruddy Duck is open and continuing to do dinner! We went for our anniversary. boyfriend has the crispy roasted duck which was delicious, perfectly crispy, chili sauce to die for, and I cleaned my plate of the nights special- golden tile fish fillet with grits, roasted vegetables and beurre Blanc sauce. oh MAN it was fanta ... read more
Carly Rios via facebook.com - Jun 27, 2020
Yummy specials and a great view!
Yummy specials and a great view!
Stephenie Buljat Conner via facebook.com - Jun 26, 2020
Go!
So delicious! Had the clam chowder which is not Manhattan or New England but it is AWESOME!!!! Jambalaya was delicious and we had to bring leftovers home. Son had a Ruben made with the grilled fish of the day- there was nothing left!
776kristinw via tripadvisor.com - Jun 25, 2020
Glad we ate here while driving ...
Glad we ate here while driving thru town. Great food at reasonable price, good service, and nice view.
Dennis L. via yelp.com - Jun 25, 2020
Best Mussels I ever had!!! Delish!
Best Mussels I ever had!!! Delish!
Leslie Sombers via facebook.com - Jun 23, 2020
Best place ever on the NC coast.
Best place ever on the NC coast.
Julia Gagliardi via facebook.com - Jun 21, 2020
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