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Duke's Chowder House

3327 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98407
253 752–5444
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Ranked #10 of 660 Restaurants in Tacoma
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Central Indiana
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141 reviews 141 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Had lunch there on a Sunday, having fish & chips and hubby having crab sandwich with clam chowder. Chowder was great, sandwich OK, the fish & chips were not at all greasy and the servings were ample. The sourdogh bread was great as well. Our server was friendly & attentive.

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Austin, Texas, USA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

When traveling, I really enjoy frequenting restaurants favored by locals. Duke's is one of those great local hangouts. Located right on the water, we enjoyed some of the best chowder I've had anywhere (and that says a lot :-). We went for happy hour and took advantage of discounted prices. We also had a fantastic halibut fillet stuffed with crab... More

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Danville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Went there because Johnny's closes between lunch and dinner (and the website didn't mention it!). Duke's staff were very pleasant and accommodated our request to sit at the bar the first time. Went back a second time to try the food - waitress was very helpful and informative. They have a good happy hour menu with a great selection of... More

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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89 reviews 89 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Hoping for better than it was. Great location and wonderful views! Had chowder sampler: very small portions. Food appeared to be pre-cooked as it came out immediately. Rockfish: small portions of red potatoes and snap peas. Salad: pawns very small portion. Excellent hot sour dough bread. Great waitress. We sat at the bar while waiting for a table. They were... More

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Renton, Washington
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We took our entire family here for a birthday celebration - 10 of us! The restaurant was so accommodating. Everyone's meal was delivered at the same time and our server was a sweetie. Everyone was very attentive throughout the meal. Food was good but a little skimpy. All in all it was a great time!

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Oro Valley
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Chowder was wonderful. Crab cakes very good. Wife had fish and chips and said very good. Others (5) at table were happy with their meals. Service was great. Would go back happily!

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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86 reviews 86 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The chowder was off the chain! It really was as good as our shuttle driver said it would be. We were disappointed however we the portions and quality of what we received. For $30 we got one skewer with three shrimps and three scallops , an undesirable crab cake, small red potatoes cut in half and some snap peas. Many... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This is the place to choose for great clam chowder and fresh seafood. Every entree we've tried here has been good (but hte clam chowder is our hands-down favorite. Love it!

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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The food was outstanding. I got the double taste of their chowder. I got the wedge for lunch and it was wonderful. The service was great, the only thing messing was my Mich. Ultra beer. I would got back anytime. Will make sure I visit next year when I return to Seattle WA

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Portland, Oregon
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We recently stayed at a nearby hotel and selected Duke's Chowder House to have dinner at (among a number of other restaurants in the immediate area along the waterfront) based on other Trip Advisor reviews. It was a good decision and we were not disappointed in any way. We were seated (upon our request because it was a very warm... More

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