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Blue Duck Cafe & Bar

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Milford Sound Highway, Milford Sound, New Zealand
+64 3-249 7931
Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 16:00
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Idleyld Park, Oregon
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good spot out of the rain, have a coffee or lunch and get WiFi if needed $10 per100mb. Clean restrooms and dinning area.

Thank Bill B
Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Canteen environment, basically serve yourself and wait in the line and pay. Not much variety but it is the only thing there. Better then nothing and it is shelter.

Thank alanshu
Sydney, Australia
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43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Unless you are staying with Ultimate hikes at Mitre Peak Lodge, or at Milford Sound Lodge, this is the only food option here, so you take what you get. Filling food, warm and not too pricey considering the location.

Thank Moo499
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Dinner was excellent - and even though they were running to keep up with serving a large group of tourists - they made sure to take care of us... with a smile. High recommendation! A bit on the expensive side, but as mentioned above both food and service were excellent.

Thank Vern D
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42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Very good coffee. Unfortunately it cost $5.50, then again I supposed that's to be expected when you're in the middle of nowhere.

Thank ImFromMelbourne
Gold Coast
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58 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Stopped in at the cafe 20 minutes before closing time. The staff were very friendly and helped us out with some toasties and coffee. Yes it is expensive however it was delicious. Being the only place to eat close to the cruise terminal, it was ok for a quick bite before heading out of Milford Sound.

Thank GoldCoastFiona
Young, Australia
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29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Poor service, expensive food Next time will bring an extra thermos. My advice - Take your own picnic

1 Thank FinZ2016
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

This is the only place to purchase food at Milford Sound apart from on the cruise ships and the small restaurant at Milford Sound Lodge (breakfast and dinner). The food is basic - pizzas, sandwiches, soup, coffee etc. It's nothing special and it's expensive which isn't surprising given the isolation of the place. We had the pizzas which were edible... More 

Thank Kate B
Te Anau
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212 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

What should be a iconic restaurant in Milford is a poorly run cafe that serves very expensive prepackaged food, all on paper plates and disposible cups. This cafe is underwhelming to say the least and its disappointing that its the only cafe option within Milford Sound

2 Thank Bikehikers
marietta GA
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624 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 307 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

very few dining choices in milford sound. i ordered some coffee here before our cruise and it was good, and not too horribly priced. I did not eat but the limited menu seemed attractive and not overly expensive, especially considering the remoteness of the location

Thank marieatta_pman

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Milford Sound Highway, Milford Sound, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Milford Sound
  • Phone Number: +64 3-249 7931

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?