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Duke's Chowder House

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3327 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98407
253 752–5444
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 92
    Excellent
  • 79
    Very good
  • 19
    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
Great chowder

the chowder was really good the fish I had was as good as any other place but the coleslaw was the best I have ever had.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
lazyhut1
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Kennewick
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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201 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Dukes has the best halibut I've had since I moved from Alaska 14 years ago. Their clam chowder was incredible as well. Restaurant was super clean, staff was top notch. If your in Tacoma take the time to stop at this incredible restaurant on the water.

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arizona
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I had lunch here and ordered the creamy clam chowder and wonderful mixed green salad. The service and food were excellent!

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Kennewick
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

the chowder was really good the fish I had was as good as any other place but the coleslaw was the best I have ever had.

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Kingston, Washington, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Ok great dinner and service! Try the lobster mobster chowder it's pretty much magical. Next stop the comedy club.

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Shanghai
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40 reviews 40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

For out of town visitors You will find a large seafood brasserie menu but likely the execution will not meet your expectations. All seafood salad had excellent quality dungeoness crab meat but over dressed greens. Halibut quesadillas dripped in griddle oil, while the chowders- all of them were way too salty. Chefs need to check and taste their food. Friendly... More 

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Tacoma, Washington, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I've been to Duke's many times and have reviewed them before but this last visit was definitely a pleasure. I still consider Duke's to be more of a Bar than a restaurant even though they have excellent food. This visit I had their "Mighty Mussels “El Duque”" as an appetizer followed by the "Holy Macadamia Halibut", and I must say... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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1,119 reviews 1,119 reviews
356 restaurant reviews
563 helpful votes 563 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

Met friends from Fox Island here for dinner (we met half way). Laura, our server, was great! Attentive and around when we needed her but not overbearing. Perfect! Always with a smile. I ordered the mussels appetizer and a Young and Old Fashioned, spouse had the 3-piece fish and chips. Others at the table had a cheeseburger, the coconut prawns,... More 

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Tacoma
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Love Duke's Restaurant. Great food, wonderful view, even on the misty, moisty days with one of their fabulous chowders in front of you. How can you not feel warmed to the core?

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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66 reviews 66 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Dukes has a wonderful happy hour! Sit in the bar area and enjoy specials for food and drinks. There is a late night happy hour too! We love the cucumber mojitos and coconut shrimp. The wine specials are nice during happy hour too. Check out the full menu for amazing fish dishes and salads. The halibut is always a good... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I've been here 3 different times during my travel and each time it was great. You must make room for the Marionberry Pie.

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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: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?