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Odd Duck

New American Restaurant$$$$
Zilker, Austin
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    Robert M.
    "Creamy, savory & cheesy with a perfectly poached duck egg."(6 Tips)
    Tammy G.
    "My faves: grits w duck egg AND pork belly slider"(5 Tips)
    AmateurConcierge
    "Farm to table casual American fare."(4 Tips)
    Nicole G.
    "... loved the beets, ceviche with green curry and pork belly"(6 Tips)
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  • Kev S.heart icon on user image
    Kev SkinnyFebruary 20, 2015
    Get one of everything. And buy the kitchen some beers. They deserve it. Loved the service and detailed description provided for each dish. Fish head was a knock out. Don't be scared of it.
  • Mike W.heart icon on user image
    Mike WinstonFebruary 20, 2015
    Everything at this unique restaurant is absolutely incredible. Hard to go wrong, but don't miss the Pretzel, Lamb Sausage, Ceviche, and Goat Confit. Read all about my visit on WinstonWanders below! Read more
    Upvoted Dec 8, 2023
  • Eater
    EaterJanuary 3, 2014
    Odd Duck features a huge open kitchen and lots of homey touches like mismatched plates and country kitsch on the walls. Check out the chicken fried egg, kholrabi soup, and the whole roast chicken.
  • Thomas K.heart icon on user image
    Thomas KnüwerMarch 24, 2017
    Farm to table is the concept and the kitchen truely delivers: we enjoyed every course. It's a tapas concept, so you should take more than 3 courses, but you won't regret it. Bummer: it's way too LOUD!
  • Daniel B.heart icon on user image
    Daniel BarnettJanuary 18, 2015
    Sit at the bar and chat with Max about Austin. You'll enjoy a memorable meal with a friend, that you won't forget anytime soon. And get everything on the menu which changes daily.
  • Christinaheart icon on user image
    ChristinaDecember 21, 2016
    Really enjoyed our meal here. We had the sourdough bread, kale salad, fried chicken, and short rib. All fresh and tasty! I also really loved the apple cream soda!
  • Rania
    RaniaApril 10, 2019
    Go hungry and during happy hour. Everything we tried is amazing. The chocolate dessert was so good and light we ordered a second one and wiped it clean.
  • Diego 🇨🇴 P.
    Diego 🇨🇴 PulidoJanuary 18, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    It's almost impossible to recommend 1 or 2 things here. Order *everything* (anything) and your taste buds will thank you. But if you have to choose ONE or TWO, get the Carrots & the Spiced Redfish.
  • Eater
    EaterJuly 2, 2014
    Expectations were sky-high for Bryce Gilmore's second restaurant, and Odd Duck has surpassed them from the magnificent large format dishes to the playful brunch pastries. [Eater 38 Member] Read more
  • Tiffany P.heart icon on user image
    Tiffany PalusoApril 12, 2014
    Tater tots a winner, pretzel!! a must have, the beans w/ LAMB bacon, hello! Brisket w/ sweet potato purée, OMG! Cookies youve never had in your life! I'm in heaven.
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica CutrerMay 25, 2014
    Odd Duck is a sweet new restaurant on South Lamar that does lunch, dinner, and as of today, brunch. My husband and I went and had the andouille sausage as well as the fried egg sandwich. Fabulous.
  • Terry C.
    Terry ChenSeptember 19, 2014
    A great farm-to-table restaurant that serves delicious food and drink. I enjoyed every dish; definitely get the lamb ribs if it's on the menu!
  • Justin M.heart icon on user image
    Justin MartinNovember 10, 2021
    Scallops are a MUST, fried quail is a wonderful experience in texture diversity. The pork had too much gristle & wasn’t great, & all deserts rock. The specialty cocktails are top notch. A-score!
  • Men's Health Mag
    Men's Health MagFebruary 4, 2015
    A locavore’s paradise in downtown, Odd Duck invented one of our favorite all-time bites of food: grilled potato salad with chorizo, corn and roasted peppers. The patio scene is aces. Read more
  • Austin Chronicle
    Austin ChronicleFebruary 13, 2014
    This shiny, ultramodern brick-and-mortar matches the adventurous, farm-to-table cuisine. The superlative wine, beer, and cocktail list harmonizes with the whims of Bryce Gilmore's daily changing menu.
  • Katie B.heart icon on user image
    Katie BrownApril 15, 2019
    The menu changes often so you can’t always count on an old favorite, but the food is always great. Make reservations for the patio.
  • Art C.heart icon on user image
    Art CostelloMay 17, 2015
    This is not a restaurant but a culinary experience!The flavors to savor are divine,the staff knows how to put it all together.The menu changes daily based on what local fresh ingredients are available
  • Ana D.heart icon on user image
    Ana Desivojevic SchweizerDecember 20, 2014
    So happy we finally tried Odd Duck- Barley's Swine brother. Amazing food and cocktails, amazing service. Everything what was recommended to us was WOW!
  • Sabrina M.heart icon on user image
    Sabrina MajeedOctober 23, 2015
    Food was delicious, my favorites were the noodles and braised goat. Ryan was a great waiter! Hostess who took our drink order was very awkward and told us she knew nothing about the wine we ordered.
  • Russell H.heart icon on user image
    Russell HirschornMarch 2, 2016
    Not good for groups, if you are hungry, or if you dnt want to spend 100/person. Otherwise, the food is super delish and cocktails on point.
  • Amy L.
    Amy LawderMarch 21, 2014
    Super awesome! Ate on the patio. Service was impeccable. Food was great and the drinks were also suberb! Highly recommend.
  • Lia K.heart icon on user image
    Lia KoutelouMarch 14, 2015
    Everything we tried was amazingly good and the service was absolutely awesome! Try the goat lasagna and the sweet potatoes, just two of my favorites!
  • Kevin H.
    Kevin HarrisDecember 15, 2013
    All of the meld are awesome. I recommend the pretzel filled@with ham. Cocktails left a lot to be desired. Drat Moscow Mule is good. Local beer selection is good too.
  • Mike O.
    Mike Ottavi-BrannonFebruary 5, 2022
    The cornbread and kale beignets were phenomenal. Scallops were delicious and savory with a bit of smokiness and the ceviche with chips was a refreshing twist
  • Rachel W.
    Rachel WenzlerMarch 8, 2014
    Sit out on the patio so the sweet smells from the kitchen don't influence what you order. Dive in, it's all good here!
  • Nada A.heart icon on user image
    Nada AlshamiAugust 15, 2017
    Don't be scared to try the Tamarind fish head.. very flavorful.. with the sushi fried rice.. yum
  • Greg G.heart icon on user image
    Greg GordonJune 19, 2016
    Skip the host stand. They are offensive every time. I feel like their goal is to get you to go away. The food is tasty. The experience at the host stand is atrocious. They do not make me feel welcome.
  • Tiffany P.heart icon on user image
    Tiffany PalusoApril 12, 2014
    Ridiculously fantastic! We waited 10min for a server BUT they flee deemed themselves w/ 3 complimentary appetizers, top notch service & impeccable food. Devine! Must go!
  • Nicole G.heart icon on user image
    Nicole GerszbergDecember 30, 2020
    Each dish was a treat! Farm-fresh with many flavors. We especially loved the beets, ceviche with green curry and pork belly
  • Brook S.heart icon on user image
    Brook ShelleyAugust 13, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Call ahead and have an allergy free or paleo menu ready... Or go through the menu with a waiter. They pride themselves on being allergen aware
  • Jori B.heart icon on user image
    Jori BellJanuary 19, 2021
    Best all around dinner we had in Austin, and on par with amazing NYC restaurants we normally eat at 😍
  • Allan S.
    Allan SolomonOctober 17, 2020
    Been here 5+ times
    My wife are foodies. We eat in many great places. Odd duck is in the top 5. Everything is great!!
  • Kathryn Y.
    Kathryn YuMarch 23, 2011
    Get the pork belly slider with sauerkraut and shaved turnips and aioli, goat cheese grits with a poached duck egg, or venison sausage with sweet potato salad, if they have them. Arrive early.
  • AmateurConciergeheart icon on user image
    AmateurConciergeJuly 11, 2019
    Farm to table casual American fare. Burger was excellent. Really liked the chicken taco salad as well
  • Jole P.heart icon on user image
    Jole PJanuary 29, 2016
    Such amazing food try the chefs prefix menu and you will be in heaven. The house made sodas are also op
  • vidya s.
    vidya sagarJune 26, 2014
    Probably the best Margarita in town . Bartender Dave's recommendations are reliable and excellent . Very friendly and great to chat with .
  • Eater
    EaterJanuary 14, 2011
    This gourmet, small plates trailer is changing the way Austinites think about food trucks. The upscale truck changes its menu daily, so check their website. [Eater 38 Member] Read more
  • Travel Channel
    Travel ChannelMarch 5, 2012
    Chef Bryce Gilmore owns the popular gastropub Barley Swine, but he got his start with a food truck called the Odd Duck. It still exists and sometimes he still mans the grill.
  • Jason F.heart icon on user image
    Jason FryMarch 10, 2023
    Wonderful food and warm, friendly service. One of the more impressive meals I've had in some time.
  • Marionheart icon on user image
    MarionApril 17, 2016
    Great service and deliciously unusual flavours, like pork belly with pecan jerk sauce and pickled strawberries.
  • Israel O.
    Israel OrtizJanuary 23, 2014
    Enjoy! Menu rotates, so trust your waitor with recommendations and share the small plates.
  • Nicole
    NicoleJune 20, 2014
    Odd Duck offers separate menus based on food allergies and preferences: dairy-free, gluten-free, nut-free, Celiac, Pescatarian and Vegetarian. Read more
  • Derek J.heart icon on user image
    Derek JohnsonNovember 6, 2018
    Try everything on the menu! It cannot / will not disappoint.
  • Abe
    AbeApril 2, 2014
    Everything is amazing! Especially the carrots, sweet potato, pretzels, the rolls, brisket... Did I mention the pretzels?!
  • Brian
    BrianSeptember 16, 2014
    Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookie w/ Sweet Potato Marshmallow filling is AMAZING!!!
  • A Taste of Koko
    A Taste of KokoJune 4, 2014
    Odd Duck has finally launched brunch on Sundays. Try the bear claw, it's massive! Read more
  • John R.heart icon on user image
    John RegoMarch 14, 2015
    Farm to table. They have a way of coaxing flavor out of everything. Portions are a little small for the price but very delicious.
  • Kyle B.heart icon on user image
    Kyle BunchJanuary 17, 2014
    Basically a bigger Barley Swine...which means same good food, but shorter wait times. NOTE: Beware, the patio is a cold spot to sit during winter, so hold out for an indoor table.
  • B W.heart icon on user image
    B WNovember 26, 2014
    Amazing patio and amazing small plates. Good Moscow Mule on the happy hour menu (all day Sunday).
  • Amy H.
    Amy HudsonMarch 29, 2014
    Leave it to your server! The food is amazing and if you let them handle it, it's paired brilliantly!
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