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lani | | Sep 14, 2002 10:14 PM

Hi. My groom and I had the pleasure of eating at the duck deli bbq restaurant tonight. Having asked about the restaurant on this board, we got one response about it....lukewarm...but David said that he had only been there for lunch. Well, let me tell you about dinner.

The menu is pretty extensive....all the meats are smoked. They have ribs, chicken, turkey, prime rib tonight as a special, pulled pork, etc. They also have some pasta dishes. The amount of food on the plate is PLENTIFUL, but more important, it was quite good. THe ribs especially were great, and we are very critical of our ribs!! My chicken was a little dry. I probably wouldn't get the chicken again. I had onion rings and hush puppies with my chicken. The rings were huge and crisp and tasted really good, not oily. The hush puppies were equally delicious. Our friends got the prime rib....a huge piece of what he said was delicious.

The sauces on the chicken and ribs were the tomato-based sauce talked about in NC BBQ (Which is what they say they do). They also have a vinegar-based sauce that I tried as well...quite the kick to that one. One of our friends also got cole slaw and homemade mashed potatoes, which looked really good.

Desserts were homemade, but we didn't have room. They had three different kinds of cobblers, but we were told that the fruit is the canned kind so that they could be available year-round. The cheesecake was made on premises, and they have this brownie sundae thing with brownies made also in-house. We just ate too much to try dessert. Next time we'll judge the whole eyes/stomach thing better. The ribs, however, were so plentiful that my groom actually took some home for another meal.....that NEVER happens.

Prices were incredible. My quarter chicken platter with a lot of onion rings, a green salad and hushpuppies was something like $6.25. The prime rib was under $12.00 I believe, and the ribs were also very inexpensive. My chicken came with a choice of two side dishes that included all the usual sides and then some...cole slaw, potato salad, baked beans, marinated mushrooms, onion rings, mashed potatoes....

Our waitress was the manager's mom....very friendly and very available without being overbearing. Other customers were talking among the tables, and we had no problem leaning across the aisle to ask how another table's occupants were enjoying the food. That led to banter for awhile before we ordered. Such a friendly place...

Got there at 7:30, and had about a 10-minute wait, during which time we perused the menu and checked out their sauces for sale. (if you have a football lover in your family, they have their bbq sauce with labels on it from every team in the league). We were the last ones there...they obviously don't stay open too late...but we weren't rushed out even though they could have told us they were closing up.

Anyway, thought you should know. We'll be back to see if tonight was just a fluke. Something tells me it wasn't.