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13 Duck Dishes to Try Right Now in Mpls/St. Paul

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Spanning a variety of cultures and cuisine, duck is showing up on restaurant menus all over the Twin Cities. Chefs like Meritage's Russell Klein, 112 Eatery's Isaac Becker, and many more around town are showcasing the versatile bird in a number of ways. From foie to pho, banh mi to brunch, there's a duck dish for everyone. So without further ado, we present 13 must-try duck dishes in Mpls/St. Paul mapped in roughly geographic order.

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1. Clancey's Meats & Fish

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4307 Upton Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55410
(612) 926-0222
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The Linden Hills specialty butcher shop just started serving duck banh mi: Au Bon Canard duck tenderloin, pork rillettes, pickled carrots, jalapenos, cucumbers, cilantro, and tarragon aioli, all served on a Rustica baguette.

2. Icehouse

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2528 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404
(612) 276-6523
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If you are looking for something rich and ducky to start your day, look no further than the duck brioche at Icehouse: duck confit simmered in gravy and tucked, toad-in-a-hole style, into a square of brioche, topped with a fried egg and seared foie gras.

3. Butcher & the Boar

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1121 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 238-8888
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Back on the recently updated menu is B&TB's jerk duck. It's duck sausage with Caribbean jerk flavors served with mango-cabbage slaw and plantain.

4. 112 Eatery

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112 N 3rd St
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 343-7696
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112 Eatery has long done their own version of the Vietnamese sandwich with a duck pate banh mi, with generous portions of pate, pickled veggies, cabbage, and cilantro served in a baguette. [Photo]

5. HauteDish

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119 Washington Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 338-8484
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Landon Schoenefeld and company are doing duck three ways with the, wait for it, Duck X3. A trio of leg, breast, and foie is paired with savoy cabbage, black trumpet mushrooms, daikon, rice noodles, and apricot.

6. The Bachelor Farmer

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50 2nd Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 206-3920
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The Bachelor Farmer's Sunday brunch menu includes the breakfast sandwich, with duck sausage, a fried chicken egg, sauerkraut, maple-glazed red onions all served on a buttery brioche bun with a side of bib lettuce in a champagne vinaigrette.

7. Mona Restaurant & Bar

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333 S 7th St
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(612) 259-8636
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Over at Mona, you'll find Duck Pie on the menu, featuring duck confit, foie gras, lentils, thyme, and leeks, baked in a pie and served with mixed green salad and a balsamic cranberry sauce.

8. Zen Box Izakaya

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602 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55415
(612) 332-3936
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The Japanese eatery offers duck shio ramen but you'll have to be quick as it is limited and sells out. If you make it in time, you'll get a bowl of Chinese-style roasted duck, glazed with honey and plum, mushrooms, mustard greens, scallions, in shio chicken broth, with marinated soft boiled eggs, and fresh ramen noodles.

9. Sanctuary

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903 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55415
(612) 339-5058
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The downtown restaurant just added a duck BLT to the menu, with pan-seared Wild Acres duck breast, lettuce, tomato, candied duck bacon, and Dijon mustard, sandwiched in a waffle and served with rosemary maple syrup.

10. The Mill Northeast

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1851 Central Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN
(612) 315-2340
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The Mill NE is serving up duck and lobster potstickers. Duck and lobster meat potstickers are topped with foie gras, a tamarind soy caramel sauce, and served on a bed of wakame.

11. Republic

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221 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55454
(612) 338-6146
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Republic recently rolled out a new menu which includes the brand new duck burger. The ground duck patty is topped with a soy-ginger slaw and a side of peanut sauce. Available at both locations.

12. Ngon Vietnamese Bistro

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799 University Ave W
Saint Paul, MN 55104
(651) 222-3301
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The St. Paul restaurant is doing a Wild Acres duck pho with duck 3 ways: thin sliced duck breast, duck meatballs, and duck confit. All served in broth, with noodles and a side of sprouts, Thai basil, and jalapeno.

13. The Strip Club

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378 Maria Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55106
(651) 793-6247
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Minnesota ingredients meet Korean flavors with the St. Paul spot's duck breast. Chef JD Fratzke takes locally-sourced duck and pairs it with house-made kimchee, seared Brussels sprouts, turnips poached in duck fat, kimchee-beet puree, pickled walnuts, and shredded duck confit.

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1. Clancey's Meats & Fish

4307 Upton Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55410
The Linden Hills specialty butcher shop just started serving duck banh mi: Au Bon Canard duck tenderloin, pork rillettes, pickled carrots, jalapenos, cucumbers, cilantro, and tarragon aioli, all served on a Rustica baguette.
4307 Upton Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55410

2. Icehouse

2528 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404
If you are looking for something rich and ducky to start your day, look no further than the duck brioche at Icehouse: duck confit simmered in gravy and tucked, toad-in-a-hole style, into a square of brioche, topped with a fried egg and seared foie gras.
2528 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404

3. Butcher & the Boar

1121 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Back on the recently updated menu is B&TB's jerk duck. It's duck sausage with Caribbean jerk flavors served with mango-cabbage slaw and plantain.
1121 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403

4. 112 Eatery

112 N 3rd St, Minneapolis, MN 55401
112 Eatery has long done their own version of the Vietnamese sandwich with a duck pate banh mi, with generous portions of pate, pickled veggies, cabbage, and cilantro served in a baguette. [Photo]
112 N 3rd St
Minneapolis, MN 55401

5. HauteDish

119 Washington Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Landon Schoenefeld and company are doing duck three ways with the, wait for it, Duck X3. A trio of leg, breast, and foie is paired with savoy cabbage, black trumpet mushrooms, daikon, rice noodles, and apricot.
119 Washington Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55401

6. The Bachelor Farmer

50 2nd Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55401
The Bachelor Farmer's Sunday brunch menu includes the breakfast sandwich, with duck sausage, a fried chicken egg, sauerkraut, maple-glazed red onions all served on a buttery brioche bun with a side of bib lettuce in a champagne vinaigrette.
50 2nd Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55401

7. Mona Restaurant & Bar

333 S 7th St, Minneapolis, MN 55402
Over at Mona, you'll find Duck Pie on the menu, featuring duck confit, foie gras, lentils, thyme, and leeks, baked in a pie and served with mixed green salad and a balsamic cranberry sauce.
333 S 7th St
Minneapolis, MN 55402

8. Zen Box Izakaya

602 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55415
The Japanese eatery offers duck shio ramen but you'll have to be quick as it is limited and sells out. If you make it in time, you'll get a bowl of Chinese-style roasted duck, glazed with honey and plum, mushrooms, mustard greens, scallions, in shio chicken broth, with marinated soft boiled eggs, and fresh ramen noodles.
602 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55415

9. Sanctuary

903 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55415
The downtown restaurant just added a duck BLT to the menu, with pan-seared Wild Acres duck breast, lettuce, tomato, candied duck bacon, and Dijon mustard, sandwiched in a waffle and served with rosemary maple syrup.
903 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55415

10. The Mill Northeast

1851 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN
The Mill NE is serving up duck and lobster potstickers. Duck and lobster meat potstickers are topped with foie gras, a tamarind soy caramel sauce, and served on a bed of wakame.
1851 Central Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN

11. Republic

221 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55454
Republic recently rolled out a new menu which includes the brand new duck burger. The ground duck patty is topped with a soy-ginger slaw and a side of peanut sauce. Available at both locations.
221 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55454

12. Ngon Vietnamese Bistro

799 University Ave W, Saint Paul, MN 55104
The St. Paul restaurant is doing a Wild Acres duck pho with duck 3 ways: thin sliced duck breast, duck meatballs, and duck confit. All served in broth, with noodles and a side of sprouts, Thai basil, and jalapeno.
799 University Ave W
Saint Paul, MN 55104

13. The Strip Club

378 Maria Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55106
Minnesota ingredients meet Korean flavors with the St. Paul spot's duck breast. Chef JD Fratzke takes locally-sourced duck and pairs it with house-made kimchee, seared Brussels sprouts, turnips poached in duck fat, kimchee-beet puree, pickled walnuts, and shredded duck confit.
378 Maria Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55106

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