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McGonigel's Mucky Duck

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Irish, Bar, Pub, American
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2425 Norfolk St, Houston, TX 77098-4113
+1 713-528-5999
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11:00 - 02:00
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Sun 17:00 - 20:00
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Houston, Texas
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99 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to listen to live music in Houston. Wednesday is open mike so if you play or sing, just place yourself on their list! Good variety of music from Country to Plenas, fun!

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

Dear EvaMaria, Thank you for sharing your kind words about the Duck with TripAdvisor readers. So happy to hear that you enjoy our game night and Irish Session on Wednesdays. We hope you will come often and always find the Duck a fun place to visit. Again, many thanks from all of us at the Duck. Rusty, Teresa, Shane and... More 

Houston, Texas
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Tasty sheperd's pie, great place to hear live music in a small, intimate venue! The service is good too. If you can, pick an earlier show if you want to eat and not be too hungry!

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

Dear Melody, We were happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Duck! Thank you for sharing your experience with the readers of TripAdvisor. We hope that you will continue to visit the Duck and that each experience will be a wonderful one! Again, many thanks! Rusty, Teresa, Shane and all the ducklings More 

Augusta, Illinois
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Nice place to chill while visiting Houston...Clean and Friendly...Had appetizers and a few drinks...Little off the beaten path but worth the effort...Highly recommend!

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Thank JRing2016
McGonigel's M, Owner at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, responded to this review

Dear JRing2016, So happy to know that you sought out the Duck on your visit to Houston. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with TripAdvisor readers-we appreciate your recommendation and we do hope that the next time you visit Houston you will drop by and say hello. Again, thank you! Rusty, Teresa, Shane and all the... More 

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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Legendary fish n chips plus more Irish food, awesome music, time stood still very homey &fun! Awesome beers on tap great musicians have graced this place.

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

Dear Traveler, Thank you for sharing your kind words about the Duck with Trip Advisor readers. We are delighted to hear that you enjoy our fish and chips and the music. We do hope that you will return often. Again, many thanks! Rusty, Teresa, Shane and all the ducklings More 

Houston
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63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

In all candor, I have played at MMD before so you might find this review slanted. It is a very intimate room with plenty of good seating. They bring in acts that are a cut above the regular club acts around town without going to an arena. Usually an "over 30" crowd that is well behaved and enjoying the show.

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Thank samhous2n
McGonigel's M, Owner at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, responded to this review

Dear Sam, It's lovely to hear that musicians who play the Duck appreciate the venue. Thank you for sharing your kind words about the Duck with TripAdvisor readers. We hope that you will continue to enjoy the Duck for many years to come. Warmly, Rusty, Teresa, Shane and all the ducklings More 

Houston, Texas
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

Mid-week lunch at the laid back Mucky Duck brought a pleasant surprise: Everything we ordered was excellent, which has not always been the case in the past. While we were extremely satisfied with the food, we have to make note of the service, which was affected by the fact that only one person was working the room, bar included. We... More 

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

Thomas, So happy to hear that you found your lunch at the Duck a pleasant experience. Thank you for taking time to share your thoughts about the Duck with TripAdvisor readers. We do hope that you will come again. Many thanks, Rusty, Teresa, Shane and all the ducklings More 

starrville
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

I had the Guiness Beef. It was very good. Big chunks of meat, potatoe and carrots. Nice sweet carroty flavor.

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

Dear Starrvillepastor, Thank you for sharing your thoughts about the Duck with TripAdvisor readers. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the beef guinness, it's is made from our family recipe. We hope that you will return again soon, Many thanks, Rusty, Teresa, Shane and all the ducklings More 

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90 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

This was a busy Saturday night. We squeezed into the parking lot and entered through the back door. There was one high table left where we entered all the rest had people listening to the band. Two pints, a burger and a steak were ordered. We didn't seem to wait long before our meals came as the band entertained us.... More 

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Thank Nicksswilson
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015 via mobile

This is a great place to see your favorite musical artist and have a good meal. The atmosphere is quaint and cozy! Service is good and there isn't a bad seat in the house! Go online and view their calendar of events. Don't miss this place.

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Thank jank1414
McGonigel's M, Owner at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, responded to this review

Dear Jank 1414, Thank you for your kind words about the Duck and for taking the time to share your thoughts about the Duck with TripAdvisor readers. We hope that you will visit often. Again, many thanks, Rusty, Teresa, Shane and all the ducklings More 

Houston
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015

Never a bad meal and always great service! The fish and chip is outstanding. Just weightless....superb. Been here with family and friends many times and they've always been outstanding. Keep it up!

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

Dear Chef Brent- Wow! "Weightless" and "superb" may be the best review of our fish and chips ever! Ms. Bonnie and the whole kitchen crew appreciated hearing your kind words. We are grateful to you for taking the time to share your thoughts about the Duck with TripAdvisor readers. Many thanks, Rusty, Teresa, Shane and all the ducklings More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$34
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, Pub, American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2425 Norfolk St, Houston, TX 77098-4113
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 713-528-5999
Description
McGonigel's Mucky Duck is an intimate listening room for nationally known touring acts by evening and a warm, inviting Irish pub by day.

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