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Duke's Chowder House

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Chowder, Seafood
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3327 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98407
253 752–5444
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 99
    Excellent
  • 85
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A very nice place for lunch with a view!

I had a very nice lunch, with outside waterfront seating! The day was perfect and so was the meal - appetizers and chowder. The wait staff were friendly and the food was delivered quickly. I will definitely return.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
hotspringqueen
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California
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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California
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I had a very nice lunch, with outside waterfront seating! The day was perfect and so was the meal - appetizers and chowder. The wait staff were friendly and the food was delivered quickly. I will definitely return.

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Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
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68 reviews 68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We have now visited this establishment four times over the course of three months. Each time the service has been good and the food has been consistently prepared well. If you like mussels I highly recommend Duke's version as they are very good. We have tried the house chowder and it is good too. There are quite a few entries... More 

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Romulus, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I am traveling to the Seattle-Tacoma area for business. We took a group of 25 people to Dukes for dinner as it had been recommended. The food was good but portions were small and it was very pricey. I had the mixed grill for $28. It had three small shrimp, three small scallops, and a 4 oz piece of fish.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

Amazing food!!! I had their halibut and chips. It's the best I've had in as long as I can remember! Good server and pretty quick with orders even with a full restaurant!! Bar area is pretty small and compact so I don't recommend sitting in there!!

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Tacoma, Washington
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83 reviews 83 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Went here for Mothers Day last year. Sure wish we would have this year! The food, the service and the atmosphere is A1! Parking can be tough on days like mothers day but it's worth it! Can't wait to go eat here again! Especially after eating at the Emerald Queen Buffet which was where we greatly mistakenly ate this year!... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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57 reviews 57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

No reservations on Mother's Day but they fit us in. We were told the wait was 1-1.5 hours but they got us seated in 20 minutes. We had a waterfront inside seat with a beautiful view. The bloody Mary was pretty good--ask to sub for gf vodka. We all loved our food and I had lots of gluten free options--score!... More 

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Kabul
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Got there for Dinner, never heard of them, but was hungry beyond believe! As i stepped in, friendly faces and great service! The food was excellent tasting as well - and service with a smile! Manager coming around making sure all the clients happy with orders and all is as expected! Great service! - you already have seen me again... More 

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Top Contributor
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Bowl of Chowder is a must in this place. We really enjoyed our dinner here. The staff was very friendly and the service is good.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

We were meeting our nephew in Tacoma for lunch and was searching for seafood and waterside. We were lucky to find Duke's Chowder House! We were seated outside on their large deck & ordered bloody Mary's. They were great complete with 2 seasoned shrimp, olive & pickled asparagus - delicious! We also had a sampling of the chowder (4 in... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

What a great afternoon we spent here in March, beautiful weather and a Boy Scout training vessel out on the Sound made for an awesome afternoon on the water. The food was excellent along with our wait staff. The chowder was very good and my fish was cooked to perfection. My daughter also enjoyed her meal and in Tacoma this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3327 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98407
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: 253 752–5444

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chowder, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?