As a young boy, Joseph Rooney was told the legend of “the crooked duck” by his uncle at the family’s summer house on Island Lake in Illinois. The legend is about a man who accidentally hit a duck while he was out water-skiing on the lake. Everyone on the boat was horrified at what they had just witnessed, and thought for sure he had killed the duck. As everyone sat there staring at the water in disbelief, and what they thought was a dead duck, it started to move.
All of a sudden, it started to swim towards the shore in a very peculiar manner. When it reached the lake’s shore it waddled away, but it was quite obvious the duck’s neck was now crooked. The duck with the crooked neck was seen from time to time by people out on the lake, an acknowledgement to the resilience of a duck. Joey never forgot about the legend or the duck, and “The Crooked Duck” is his tribute to that duck!
5096 E. Pacific Coast Highway
Long Beach, CA 90804
(562) 494 - 5118
"Our parking sucks, but our food is worth it."
Parking available in our lot. Additional parking located on Granada Ave. and on PCH in front of the Glass Tower.
Mon 8am to 3pm
Tues - Thurs: 8am to 9pmish
Fri 8am to 10pmish
Sat 8am to 10pmish
Sun 8am to 9pmish
Brunch 'til 3pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Alcohol served daily 8 am to close.
Reservations for parties of six or more only.
No reservations taken for Saturday and Sunday Brunch.