Neighborhoods value their pubs as a place to socialize, just as they value the ends of their rainbows as a place to find extra parking-meter change. Enjoy camaraderie at close proximity with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of pub fare, craft beer, and more at The Mad Duck in Clovis.
The Mad Duck welcomes families and gastronomes with a thoughtful menu of handcrafted burgers, diverse micro brews, and seasonal pub fare skillfully prepared with local produce and meat. Patrons can snag a stool at the bar or pull up to a table and indulge iron cravings with a tender bed of baby spinach made formidable by house-made duck prosciutto, shallots, and toasted hazelnuts landing tag-team flavor punches on tongues ($9.95). A starter of creamy baked brie with condiments of seasonal chutney, roasted garlic, and grilled bread ($9.95), provide a rich counterpoint to a pint of crisp microbrewed beer or hand-made house cocktail. Burger aficionados flip their pickles over a diverse selection of 11 gourmet burgers, including the Lulu burger, a Mediterranean-inspired carnivorous confection composed of a blended lamb and beef patty made mouth-wateringly aromatic by piquant spices and crowned with feta and garlic yogurt sauce ($7.95). Other utensil-free fare includes the spicy shrimp stuffed baguette, an ode to warm, flaky bread filled with plump shrimp ($9.95), and a marinated grilled steak sammie that teams juicy beef with chimichurri mayo and a hoagie roll for a stomach-challenging chew session ($8.95). The Mad Duck also offers a kids' menu replete with childhood favorites such as a honey-battered corn dog ($3.95) and chicken fingers ($3.95).
The Mad Duck
Hand-packed patties of ground beef, lamb, and turkey are little more than a blank slate for The Mad Duck's chefs. From there, they can build 11 different burgers, accessorizing the flame-grilled patty and freshly baked bun with everything from melted brie and dried cranberries to bacon and crispy onion rings. This commitment to forging distinctive and occasionally inventive burgers exemplifies the same creative spirit found on the wider menu, where finger foods and iconic pub cuisine gain refinement through small touches like chimichurri mayonnaise, curried aioli, and imported Martian truffles. Exposed brick walls, soft pendant-lamp lighting, and an extensive selection of craft beers and potent cocktails also echo the menu’s blend of classic and modern, producing a pub experience that draws upon the best parts of old-fashioned coziness and new-fangled deliciousness.