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Black Duck Cafe

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Updated on Apr 22, 2008

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Black Duck Cafe
605 Riverside Ave
Westport, CT
06880


(203) 227-7978 phone
(203) 227-9999 fax

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Cuisine Type
American



Hours of Operation
Monday
11:30 AM - 01:00 AM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 01:00 AM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 01:00 AM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 01:00 AM
Friday
11:30 AM - 02:00 AM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 02:00 AM
Sunday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM

Sunday Brunch served 11:30-3pm.



Reservations
• Not Required




Payment Methods
• Mastercard
• Visa
• Amex
• Discover
• Diners Club
• Check





Cost
This restaurant's average entree cost is Moderate


 

Restaurant Description
The Building that houses the Black Duck Café was once a sea-going refrigeration and ice storage barge that was built around 1840, It also carried food and other supplies along the East and Gulf coasts and may have even made it up the Mississippi River as far as St. Louis. Barges such as this were loaded with ice, a valuable commodity in the 1800s, in Portland. Boston. Gloucester and other northern New England ports in the spring, Traveling up and down the Atlantic coast, they exchanged cargoes along the way. This particular barge was refurbished in the early 1900s and has been anchored in Westport since 1961. Its 90-foot hull rests atop a 100-foot barge that sank here many years ago when the Saugatuck River was much deeper. The small penthouse on the top deck, now the office for the restaurant was the barge master's living quarters. A patch in the roof covers the hole opened for the chimney of his pot-belly stove. During its 40 years in Westport. The barge has been home to many business: among the earliest were a bait shop and a dress store. Three other restaurants preceded the Black Duck on the site. Probably the most notable being Davy Jones Locker, which operated from 1973-77. Named after a legendary rum-running boat, the Black Duck Café was opened in 1978 and has been going strong ever since.

Best Known For...
Burgers, Steak, Seafood.

Reviews and Awards
Best Burger in country, best Karaoke in country



Service Type
Sit Down
Carry Out
Special Needs
Booster/High Chairs
Wheelchair Access
Children's Menu

Atmosphere
Scenic View
Bar Scene


Meals
Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Happy Hour

Banquet
50 - 100 People

Amenities
TV
Karaoke


Attire
Casual

Bar Info
Full Bar

Parking
Parking on Site



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