Leave the work week frenzy behind you and start a low-key, laid back Fri-Sat-Sun with dinner at Duck’s Kitchen. Find a perch in the comfy, cozy dining room, have yourself a glass of wine and enjoy a home-cooked classic from their entirely made-from-scratch menu.
While we love an innovative fusion bistro or a sleek, modern coffee shop, no neighborhood is complete without a restaurant where families and friends can gather for a comfortable, casual meal. That's why we, along with the good people of Decatur, love Duck’s Kitchen. Perched on a corner next to Three Taverns Brewery at East Decatur Station, Duck's Kitchen is the kind of relaxing spot that’s drawn a steady crowd for years. It began humbly as a catering company with a take-out window, but quickly expanded when its loyal customers kept asking to dine in. Now Duck’s Kitchen serves breakfast and lunch along with a Friday night dinner, which has become a weekly ritual for the restaurant’s regulars.
What you can expect from Duck's Kitchen is that all the dishes are prepared from scratch. Yep, everything: bread, baked goods, and even condiments are all made in-house daily. You won’t find a microwave in this kitchen, meaning that every plate is made-to-order. This “no shortcuts” philosophy has led to meals that are straightforward and packed with fresh flavor. One of the menu's highlights is the James Calvin, a pot roast sandwich that was lovingly named after one of the owner’s meat-and-potatoes-lovin' dad. They also offer seasonal seafood selections every Friday that tend to sell out as quickly as they're served up. And fret not, vegetarians; Duck's diverse menu includes options for the urban herbivore like house-made veggie burgers, a seasonal veggie entree every Friday, and the endless cheesy goodness of their Classic White pizza.
And you best be savin’ some room for dessert. Perhaps you’ve already sampled some of their sweet treats at the nearby Dancing Goats Coffee Bar, where Duck’s Kitchen is the primary supplier of baked goods. The dessert menu changes daily so it’s always fresh. Seasonal fruit pie? Carrot cake? Turtle brownies? Cheesecake? You never know what you’re gonna get, but you better believe that it’ll be good.
There’s nothing better than a meal made with love, from scratch. Throw in a friendly neighborhood atmosphere where everybody knows everybody, and it's the perfect place to unwind after the work week. For maximum relaxation, we suggest sipping on a glass of wine or a local craft beer, and perhaps you'll catch live guitar music and vocals by the owners on a particularly majestic Friday night.