Proprietors Donna Ziegler & Mark Hooker

Current owners Mark and Donna acquired The Duck iProprieters Donna & Markn 2002 after leaving corporate careers that spanned 25+ years, including 3 years working, traveling, and exploring the wines, cuisine and culture of Europe. After returning to the US, it was an easy choice to put down roots  at the Lake of the Ozarks, a place we had visited for so many years. We eventually found The Duck – another adventure not to be missed!

The Duck came to life in 1985, first as a small café serving the best casual fare at the Lake. In 2002 we acquired The Duck and our goal was to offer the finest wining and dining at the Lake. Our Wine Spectator Magazine awards are testimonials to our excellent wine program.

Now after 30 seasons as a fine dining
restaurant (13 under our ownership),
it is time to change directions....Cheers!