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The Mucky Duck British Pub

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, American, International
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479 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940-2722
+1 831-655-3031
Mon 11:30 - 00:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

They used to have pretty decent bands here,that would play out on patio. Haven't been here in awhile though.....so not sure anymore.

Thank TravlinWoman
Santa Clarita, California
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204 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

This is located in the downtown area of Monterey. Many Shops, Stores, Restaurants within walking distance too. Caters mostly to the Tourist crowd....

Thank Kent S
San Jose, California
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217 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2015

A great selection of beer/ale/stout on tap, as well as Blackthorn cider. And they know how to pull a pint! I had a half-and-half (Harp and Guinness) and it was perfectly pulled. Kudos! And yes, you can get everything from black-and-tan to shandy. We also had food, which came in generous portions. My husband and I ordered the cottage pie... More 

Thank Jilara
Redhill, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

Great place to eat with sensible prices and good choice of beer and wine. Skip the starter and save room for desert, the Dalmation Apple Fritters (4) are fantastic.

Thank Antony R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

This pub is now called the Bull and Bear. I think the Mucky Duck had a bad reputation for being wild and crazy. It seems to be a bit calmer and they still have weekly trivia and Taco Tuesday's. Their whiskey and beer selection is pretty amazing. We had the most delicious burger and fish tacos. I notice a lot... More 

Thank Marilyn S
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015

Now called the Bull and Bear great place to eat excellent food and generous portions! Staff was excellent and food and drinks were served in a timely manner

Thank coolchic1123
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2015 via mobile

Ask any local where to go for drinks and they will tell you Bull and Bear (formerly known as the mucky duck as I've been told). The bar did not disappoint as the service was on point last night on St Paddie's day. I enjoyed myself so much I drug myself there this morning for breakfast. Their food is DANK.... More 

Thank 1MontereyLocal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015 via mobile

This is the best bar on alvarado. Luna the chef makes the best food in downtown Monterey hands down. The place is always fun and lively. Megan and Eddie always add to a fun night but if you go during the day mama duck always takes care of us. The door guys Robbie and Shane are awesome. This review is... More 

Thank Pumathedog
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2015 via mobile

Extensive menu, good service and excellent downtown location. Not fine dining, but after all it's a pub. Chicken wings and fish tacos were just fine, but not sure about the overall menu. Still a fun place.

Thank yogiacomo
Salinas, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2014

Three of us dined at The Mucky Duck Pub last night and enjoyed it thoroughly. My wife Judy ordered a steak and said it was excellent, son Dan had a big, well prepared and interesting salad, and I chose a burger with carmelized onions and a fried egg on it. It was yummy, and they cooked it as rare as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Bar, Pub, American, International
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 479 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940-2722
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-655-3031

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