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Great Food!


"Duck" food is a work in progress. We'd love to say we've circled the globe retrieving one fabulous recipe after another, but that wouldn't be quite right. Instead, the menu has evolved from its beginnings as a Mexican and Italian oriented restaurant to a many faceted eating emporium that draws from our favorite culinary styles and instincts.
  • Imported Beers
  • Micro Beers
  • Imported Wines
  • Margaritas
  • Premium Well Drinks
  • Espresso
  • Fresh-Baked Pasteries
  • Pasta
  • Fish
  • Steaks
  • Mexican Specialties
  • Homemade Pies

Duck History


Here at the confluence of the Methow and Chewuch rivers, Boston bred Guy Waring founded Winthrop in 1891. Trappers, prospectors and homesteaders tramped into his frontier store. Mr. Waring, who hated liquor, opened his Duck Brand Saloon to keep the worse ones out. Anyone who started to get drunk was given the boot - a policy which must have surprised many patrons. Waring's Harvard classmate, Owen Wister, spent his honeymoon here in 1898. Four years later, Wister completed "The Virginian" and the first western novel burst upon an unsuspecting nation. Waring named Winthrop after the colonial Governor John Winthrop of Massachusetts. The original Duck Brand Saloon is now the Winthrop Town Hall. We have revived the historic Duck Brand name in the continuing tradition of hospitality in the Methow Valley.

The Crew

Winter Hours (December-April)
Wednesday - Saturday: 8am-9pm
Sunday: 8am-2pm
Monday & Tuesday: CLOSED
We are closed during the months of March & November

Spring & Summer Hours (May-October)
Open Everyday 7am-9pm
We are closed during the months of March & November

Please note: we are not handicap accessible.

The Duck Brand
P.O. Box 238
Winthrop, WA 98862
509 996-2408