A good restaurant and bar isn't just the perfect place to practice close-up magic on unsuspecting patrons; it's also a great spot to meet friends and share Burton Gilliam gossip. Start your tongue wagging with today's Groupon: for $9, you get $20 worth pub fare and craft brews at The Mad Duck in Clovis. The Mad Duck boasts a laid-back neighborhood atmosphere and an extensive menu available for lunch and dinner. Warm up taste buds with the baked brie, served with seasonal chutney, roasted garlic, and grilled bread ($9.95) or frolic through a garden of baby spinach, prosciutto, shallots, and tangerines in the savory duck prosciutto salad ($9.95). The Mad Duck's flat-screen TVs blare big sports games and important elephant races, providing a warm companion while dining on one of 11 signature burgers and sipping micro-brews or handcrafted cocktails. Burger options range from the mad burger, a simple grilled burger with cheese ($5.95), to the unfamiliar ice burger, to the appealingly titled LuLu burger, a lamb and beef patty seasoned with garlic, cilantro, and cumin, topped with feta cheese and garlic yogurt sauce (7.95).
- The sweet potato fries are among the best I've ever had, the shrimp baguette was absolutely amazing, and while I couldn't eat an entire bread pudding, what I managed to stuff down was also incredible. – Dustin Hempel, Urbanspoon
- This place has awesome beer, amazing service and the appetizers are amazing (esp. this one with warm cream cheese, hot sauce + chicken!!! Y-U-M!). – Holly C., Yelp
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.
765 W. Herndon Ave.
Clovis, California 93612Get Directions