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Ducks Eatery

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
East Village
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351 E 12th St, New York City, NY 10003-7263
+1 212-432-3825
17:00 - 03:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 17:00 - 01:30
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 03:30
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Adelaide, Australia
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199 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is another small and lively eatery which is tightly packed with tables but unfortunately offers a small range of food most of which is quite 'different'. Our group was not fussy but just could really find much that interested in. On deciding on a smoked chestnut soup which looked nice but was awful. The flavour just wasnt there and... More 

Thank jon m
New York City, New York
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143 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is a scene. It is jammed but fun. Do not wear your tie or good clothes. If you don't spill something you fellow diners might. I love the curried goat neck but there is plenty other to choose from. The menu is unique and if the adventurous you are likely to hit pay dirt here. Both the drink... More 

Thank 12345rover
New York City, New York
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

First time I'd been there. I went with 3 family members. We had the "Benton’s Bacon Benedict that included english muffin, poached eggs, hollandaise sauce, maple, sweet potatoes and home fries". My god this was delicious! I grew up in Amish Country where the bacon is superb. This bacon (Benton's) was ridiculousl. Thick and smokey. They're not fooling around with... More 

Thank kk93734
Hong Kong, China
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53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Nice place to eat and drink. They offer some special food which you don't often see in other places. Oyster happy hour is a plus too.

Thank saruwhite
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62 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I am always looking for new places to try in my neighborhood in NYC and when Duck's Eatery came up on my Google search I knew I had to try it out. Duck Waffles? And Ribs? Interesting cocktails? What a great combination for a fun night out! So I convinced my skeptical husband to tag along to try it out.... More 

Thank photobella
Raleigh, North Carolina
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388 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Loved everything....and we ordered EVERYTHING!!! Enjoyed the ribs, chicken wings, pig ears, goats neck, cornbread....the list goes on! Outstanding service (thanks Roland) and a very interesting conversation with co-owner "Julie!" She was as incredible as the restaurant! We sat at the bar- placed was packed! Check it out! You can view it on food network's Diners, Drive Ins & Dives!

Thank Brad945
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

Thursday night in the East Village on a great summer evening is always memorable. I was early for my first time at Ducks Eatery on East 12th St. and very excited to taste Will Horowitz’s well-received food and creative cocktail menu. I took out my new e-reader and sat at one of their cozy outside tables, ordered a Duck Buck... More 

Thank Howiesny
Northern Virginia
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

This tiny little place has an eclectic range of items ranging from chicken wings to smoked whole goat neck. The wings were exceptional, as were the celery root, red beans 'n rice and beignets. The staff was friendly and attentive. They managed to get us out the door in time to get to a play, without making us feel rushed.

Thank Candace C
Kiev, Ukraine
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Cozy little typical east village place serving brunches. Perfect pumpkin waffles with duck. Nice people,good atmosphere.

Thank Breakfast07
London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

I found this place through a friends recommendations and it didn't disappoint. the food was amazing, the particular stars being the Goat Neck Stew, the pigs ears and the cocktails. The place is small but had a great vibe, and got nice and busy. Its got a genuine NYC feel to it and i would recommend it as a true... More 

Thank Henry L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, International, Barbecue
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 01:30
17:00 - 01:30
17:00 - 01:30
17:00 - 03:30
17:00 - 03:30
17:00 - 03:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 351 E 12th St, New York City, NY 10003-7263
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighbourhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-432-3825

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

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