Duck and Decanter

About Us

Duck and Decanter, as it is known today, began In November of 1972 under the new ownership of Dort and Earl Mettler. The original location was on Camelback just east of 16th Street (underneath what is now McDonald’s in the Sport’s Authority center) where a large garden nursery surrounded “The Duck”, providing the ambiance of a park like an environment with outside seating on a lawn with rolling hills. “The Duck’s”, particular yet, growing menu, consisted of freshly prepared, high-quality sandwiches made from unique recipes along with a variety of food including soups, salads, and desserts.

Over the many decades of business, “The Duck” has ridden the wave of change.  Dealing with obstacles such as: construction, relocating and the recession of 2008.   With the unrelenting help of former Mayor John Driggs, the city of Phoenix and all of “The Duck’s” loyal customers, Duck and Decanter is still currently thriving at its location on 16th Street and Camelback which has received over 50 awards in a number of categories in periodicals across the nation.

Duck and Decanter looks toward the future as has been noted as a leader in the market for offering new and innovative services with being the first in the central Phoenix market to offer espresso, wine by the glass, wine tastings, seminars and winemaker dinners, fresh hand-crafted cheeses, freshly roasted coffees, traditional imported delicacies and cooking accessories. “The Duck” will remain jubilant for the next decades to come in a unique market because of its strong customer base; customers who realize it is not only the quality of the goods they purchase, but it is the experience as well.

The Duck and Decanter vision:

This vision was developed with the agreed upon understanding that we want to bring the Duck into the future by developing more efficient venues (web site, commissary, new stores, community events, etc) while maintaining the integrity of our values and mission statement. We will bring the best of the Duck tradition, or ‘experience’ into the future and keep our values and learn from the past to improve our future.


We love being an active member of our local community! One of the ways we do this is by partnering with our local nonprofits. We offer Free Nooner coupons, silent auction donations and can host fundraising events to benefit your nonprofit

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Jobs Opportunites

We are having fun! Want to join us?

At the Duck, we seek team members that are committed to R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Our values statement is simply that; Reliable, Enthusiastic, Supportive, Positive, Caring and a Team Player.

If this resonates with you and you are looking for a fulfilling opportunity to contribute to this local icon, click here for an online application. Please feel free to contact any of our store managers directly.

All scheduled live music events and meet-ups have been postponed until further notice. 

Temporary Hours:
Mon-Sun, 8am-5pm