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McGonigel's Mucky Duck

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Neighbourhood: Greenway/ Upper Kirby
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Address: 2425 Norfolk St, Houston, TX 77098-4113
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+1 713-528-5999
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11:00 - 02:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 02:00

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Great venue

The music was awesome and there's not a bad seat in the house. Plenty of good beers on draft, but the food was average.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 January 2017
texdocnow
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

The music was awesome and there's not a bad seat in the house. Plenty of good beers on draft, but the food was average.

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Thank texdocnow
McGonigel's M, Owner at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, responded to this review

Dear Texdoc- Many thanks for your kind words about the Duck. We appreciate that you took the time to share your thoughts with TripAdvisor readers. We love that you appreciate the venue and we sure hope that on future visits you find our dishes more to your liking. Ms. Bonnie has been pleasing palates for a long while and we... More 

Texas
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Consistently have excellent live music in intimate setting. Relaxing place to enjoy good pub food, great beer and talented musicians.

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Thank jilltexas
McGonigel's M, Owner at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, responded to this review

Jilltexas, We were delighted to read that you enjoy the Duck, our food, beer and music. It was nice of you to take the time to share your kind words about the Duck with TripAdvisor readers. We will continue to strive for excellence in all we do. Again, thank you. Warmest Regards and our very best wishes for a Happy... More 

Big Sky, Montana
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

A great place to listen to music - small, but great sound. Come early for dinner, the food is wonderful!!

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Thank Trish F
McGonigel's M, Owner at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, responded to this review

Dear Trish F., Thank you for sharing your kind words about the Duck with TripAdvisor readers! We love hearing that you enjoy our food and the music and hope that you will join us often. Warm regards, Rusty, Teresa, Shane and all the ducklings More 

Yokohama
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87 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

We were a group of Japanese university students and teachers and spent our last evening of a week-long visit to Houston here. I arrived at noon to book tickets for the evening Phoebe Hunt show. I stayed for coffee and then lunch in their pleasant beer garden out back. In the evening, we had some good British pub style grub,... More 

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McGonigel's M, Owner at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, responded to this review

Dear tpdv21, We were so delighted to read your comments about the Duck and want to thank you for sharing your kind words about our small business with TripAdvisor readers. It was lovely to hear that you and your group enjoyed Phoebe's show and your time spent at the Duck. We do hope that if you find yourself in Houston... More 

Chippenham, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

My wife & I went here on our annual trip to Houston (from the UK). One look at the wall of signed photos tells you how important this venue is for singer/ songwriters. I was amazed the people that have played over the decades; we didn't really know the performer that night (Kim Richie) but it was still a lovely... More 

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McGonigel's M, Owner at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, responded to this review

Dear UNool, Thank you for sharing your kind words about the Duck with TripAdvisor readers! It was especially nice to hear that you found the Duck to be a "cozy" spot-we want you to feel as if you are right at home here. Please do come again! Again, many thanks, Rusty, Teresa, Shane and all the ducklings More 

Beaumont, Texas
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93 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

It's one of the best venues to listen to singer entertainers. We listened to one of my spouses favorite performers. We like this place. It's small, homey, friendly, and great for music.

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Thank mike m
McGonigel's M, Owner at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, responded to this review

Dear Mike M, We were so pleased to read your thoughts about the Duck and happy to hear that you found the Duck to be a friendly spot for great music! Thank you for sharing your kind words about the Duck with TripAdvisor readers. Warm regards, Rusty, Teresa, Shane and all the ducklings More 

Nashville
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103 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

McGonigel's Mucky Duck is a warm,and very hospitable pub in Houston. Imagine a "Cheers"type atmospher with great live music. The food is outstanding and way above standard pub fare. Excellent filet and the Chicken pot pie my personal favorite. They also have a very nice wine list with reasonable prices. The best way to enjoy the "Mucky Duck", is select... More 

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McGonigel's M, Owner at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, responded to this review

Dear Laddiebuck, Wow! It was so nice to read your kind words about the Duck. Thank you for sharing your thoughts about the Duck with TripAdvisor readers. We are so happy to hear that you enjoy our wine list, the music the food and the people. We hope that you will continue to visit the Duck every time that you... More 

Houston, Texas
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

I've been going to the duck a couple times per year for many years. A great place to see acoustical artists in a small great sounding club. The patrons are true music lovers who appreciate the artist. Great place to discover new artist.

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Thank Gary S
McGonigel's M, Owner at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, responded to this review

Dear Gary S. Thank you for sharing your kind words with TripAdvisor readers. We are happy to hear that you appreciate the sound and the artists that we book. We hope that you will continue to enjoy fun times at the Duck in the years to come. Again, many thanks! Rusty, Teresa, Shane and all the ducklings More 

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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

I was visiting Houston on business and thought it would be fun to take three colleagues, also visiting, here to to experience Texas music culture. I looked up their website and saw an interesting band would be playing at 9:30. We arrived just after 8 pm in order to give us time to eat dinner before the band we wanted... More 

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Thank David H
McGonigel's M, Owner at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, responded to this review

Dear David, I cannot begin to apologize enough for ruining your evening in Texas. It is our most fervent hope to offer a delightful experience to every guest who passes through our doors and our entire crew is crushed that we failed so miserably during your visit, but no one feels worse than I do, because I am the person... More 

Houston, Texas, United States
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I live nearby and walk over to the Duck for the occasional folk, singer songwriter show. If Bob Schneider is in town, drop what you're doing to see him in a solo artist setting. He's great, he's funny, he might seduce you and your girlfriend (he's just that charming). Also records is solo sets for purchase on a thumb drive... More 

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Thank César G
McGonigel's M, Owner at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, responded to this review

Dear Cesar, It's wonderful to hear that you are our neighbor and that you walk over for shows-makes us feel like we are living in a walkable city! Thank you for your kind words about Bob Schneider - we love him too. Hope you will continue to enjoy the Duck for many years to come. Rusty, Teresa, Shane and all... More 

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