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The Ruddy Duck Seafood & Alehouse

16800 Piney Point Rd, Piney Point, MD 20674-3419
+1 301-994-9944
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good24%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (9 reviews)
“oysters” (19 reviews)
“duck fries” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
16800 Piney Point Rd, Piney Point, MD 20674-3419
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Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

This establishment is off the beaten path but that's the whole point....nestled on the water the views are wonderful. The chic coastal theme is pleasant and we were quickly seated. The bar area is also great with views of the bay. We got the hummus...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank TheHopefulTraveler
RDBrewery, Front Office Manager at The Ruddy Duck Seafood & Alehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2018

Thank you for recommending us! We appreciate your business and are thrilled you were pleased with the dishes. Also, thank you for the constructive suggestion. We are always seeking ways we can improve and grow. Hope to see you and your family back again soon.

Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

We popped into the Ruddy Duck while heading up the Potomac on our yacht. They had no issue in helping with my wife's garlic allergy and the chef went out of his way to prepare something that she could eat with no garlic. Very rare...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank OwenR_11
Reviewed 3 October 2018

We have been here several times, last review was excellent. This visit was not, but still good. Family get together. Had reservations and seated immediately. Ordered their Lager, think it was called Milles Lager. Not very good at all. Very light colored, and had more...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

We had dinner here. The view we had of the river was wonderful. The food was pretty good. I had a seafood mixed grill and my wife had the fried oysters. They were both good but for the price we expected really good. The service...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 245randallc
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Family dinner late Sunday afternoon. The food was great, as was the service. Their fish tacos are a family favorite, and their corn salad is very unique and delicious. We shared the brownie sundae, which was also delicious! Enthusiastically recommended.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank HeloShark
RDBrewery, Front Office Manager at The Ruddy Duck Seafood & Alehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2018

Thank you for having dinner with us. We are glad your visit was worth 5 stars. Awesome!

Reviewed 27 July 2018

We had a group of 11 adults. We had a reservation and they had a table for us outdoor. Due to a very windy date, we asked to be seated indoor instead. They hostess were very courteous and accommodating. They set up a table indoor...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 412JW
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

There is not very many places to choose from in this area and the place appears to be fairly popular. The waitress was friendly enough- only complaint is she did not refill our drinks. The duck fries were good but the dressing on the house...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Slsrls
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Experience was not great. Ordered crispy haddock. There was no seasoning which made it taste like cardboard. Fries were ok as was kale slaw. They charge for each refill of ice tea, $2.99 a pop. Who does that??? They have a gluten free menu but...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank SRXer
Reviewed 12 July 2018

Had table for ten reserved. Early evening seated right away. Right by window with great view of bay. Beverages ordered and brought out promptly. Good beer and wine selection. Lot of different meals ordered. Calamari and crab dip appetizers both excellent. Other apps good too....More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank jrshambo
Reviewed 11 July 2018

We had heard wonderful things about the Ruddy Duck. Made our reservation and arrived on time, but still had a wait, which was curious, because the place wasn't close to being filled. Once seated, we got to wait again. First for water, then to have...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Jeff E
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Questions & Answers
14 October 2017|
Response from LGardels | Reviewed this property |
If you live in Maryland, you learn the best months for oysters. We spent some time talking with the owner of the Ruddy Duck, as we were staying next door and ate there a number of times during our stay. She will only serve... More
14 October 2017|
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Response from RussellN309 | Property representative |
Sorry for the delayed response, Oysters are on our menu year round, sourced from two local oyster farms, one just off our pier and the other across the Potomac. Thanks for your inquiry!
23 September 2016|
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Response from Lisa K | Property representative |
Hello, Our hostess have to be at least 16 and servers 21. You can come in and fill out an application. Thanks, Lisa
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 40
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16800 Piney Point Rd, Piney Point, MD 20674-3419 (Formerly Ruddy Duck)
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Piney Point
  • Phone Number: +1 301-994-9944
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The Ruddy Duck Seafood & Alehouse is a high quality seafood house nestled on St. George Island overlooking 360 degrees of breathtaking water-views. We offer a scratch kitchen with daily innovative menu specials, in addition to our hand crafted brews developed to change with the seasons.
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