What You'll Get
Houston's settlers built their city on a barbecue bayou, and for decades their city sunk two feet a year into the smoky, tangy quagmire until they found a solution: drain the swamps of the sauce and slather it on their ribs. Eat your way out of a hungermire with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of comfort food and drinks at Duke's. This Groupon must be redeemed within three months. Choose from the following locations:
At two bric-a-brac-bedecked locations, Duke's offers a dose of Southern spunk and hospitality through huge servings of comfort food and cocktails. The menu features hearty salads ($13.99–$14.99), towering sandwiches ($10.99–$12.99), and Duke's specialties, such as "Fall-Off-the-Bone" ribs (half slab $15.99, full slab $20.99) and Miss Dixie's buttermilk fried chicken breast slathered in creamy gravy ($15.99). Big, meat-free hungers can be quenched with a helping of Ma's Macaroni and Cheese ($12.99) or a Southern-style veggie burger ($10.99), whereas begging sweet tooths can be silenced with Aunt Fanny's fried chocolate-chip cookie-dough ice cream ($6.25). For brunch, which is served with a basket of warm muffins and strawberry butter, you can design your own omelette ($9.95) selection and fuel your meal-tank with four Southern-style skillets ($10.99).
Each day, Duke's celebrates the invention of ROYGBIV and sports with flat-screen TVs, streamered ceilings, ballooned walls, and colorful lights. Sit at the bar and sip a kitschy 16-ounce cocktail, such as Trash Can Punch or Duke-A-Rita (served in a jar with a candy lime), while watching a game; or move your feast fest to a table, where you can enjoy all the same amenities from a few feet lower, making it possible to hear Mother Earth quietly complaining about her aching tectonic plates.
This Groupon is not valid for happy-hour specials.
Duke's Gramercy Park location is Gayot rated and has received an average rating of 3.5 stars from MenuPages users. More than 100 Yelpers give it a three-star average, and Citysearchers give it an average rating of four stars. Some reviewers are mixed about service, but many talk about the tasty food:
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jan 1, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per table. Valid only at location purchased. Dine-in only. Not valid for happy hour specials or any other offers. Tax and gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.