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Westport's Black Duck Is Finalist In DVlicious Burger Contest

Black Duck has been a fixture in Westport for 37 years.
Black Duck has been a fixture in Westport for 37 years. Photo Credit: Jay Polansky
Black Duck in Westport serves 19 kinds of burgers.
Black Duck in Westport serves 19 kinds of burgers. Photo Credit: Jay Polansky

WESTPORT, Conn. -- The burger, America's quintessential comfort food, can be dressed up (think Kobe beef, an expensive cheese, a housemade bun) or down (as in simple ketchup, maybe a pickle). Anyway you flip it, it's a winner.

You've picked five you love in Fairfield County, all of which are now vying for a spot on the DVlicious roster for best of the best.

Read on for all the juicy details. Each finalist will be profiled this week with the victorious prized patty announced at the end of the month.

Voting ends July 27; go here to chime in.

Black Duck , 605 Riverside Ave, Westport, 203-227-7978

Years in Business: 37

Number of Burgers Offered: 19

Most Popular: Tie between the stuffed cheddar and stuffed blue cheese burgers.

Secret "Sauce" Behind Burger's Flavor: Special blend of meat, including brisket and sirloin.

Worth Special Mention: Black Duck features many burgers that are an homage to Westport history, including the Ship's Burger, which is named after the Ship's Lantern, whose storefront is now occupied by Tiffany's.

According to Owner Peter Aikin, the restaurant serves about 100 burgers a day.

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