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Duke's Chowder House

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

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  • 24
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  • 10
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  • 3
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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
Duke's at Kent Station Has Got It Going On

Had dinner sitting outside at Duke's at Kent Station. The outdoor sections were in the shade, so we weren't overwhelmed by the sun. The sections were roomy, and had a low barrier, so it did not feel like you were eating on the sidewalk, yet we were able to enjoy the ambiance of a summer evening... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Elizabeth P
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Tacoma, Washington, United States
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Tacoma, Washington, United States
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Had dinner sitting outside at Duke's at Kent Station. The outdoor sections were in the shade, so we weren't overwhelmed by the sun. The sections were roomy, and had a low barrier, so it did not feel like you were eating on the sidewalk, yet we were able to enjoy the ambiance of a summer evening. We split an appetizer... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed eating on the deck and enjoyed the views. We did think the fish and chips were a little pricey, but good and tasty.

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Costa Mesa, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We tried this place out with the recommendations of friends who love this place. It is located right off the water. Great views. Clean restaurant. Service was good (other than waiting 10-15 mins before we got served helped). The food was all very tasty. Lots of fresh and healthy options. Recommend sitting on outdoor patio to enjoy the views. The... More 

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The food was good, but it is hard to go wrong with fish and chips in Seattle. I had the crab cake, which were excellent with little breading, they call them 'un' cakes because of that. Hubby had the fish and chips. Best part of the meal were the bread, which is a sour dough, and the salads. View is... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Unique is all relevant to what you are use to having when enjoying some salmon or a salad or some crab cakes. This visit allowed my group to partake in salmon with blackberries, in hopped seafood salad, and u came prawns, scallops, and crab. Their blueberry lemon drop martini is delicious! The prices of the main course are a bit... More 

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Plano, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Had lunch here for the first time. Great service, view and food. Food was quick, great tasting and flavorful. Thanks I will come back here again.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I had a delicious meal here and the server was incredibly friendly. You can try the chowder in tiny portions which is really fun! Gives you a taste without filling you up. The wine list is also good and fairly reasonably priced. If you want to eat somewhere along Ruston on the water, this is by far the best choice.... More 

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West Caldwell, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Food was fantastic. The bread was very fresh and warm. I got lobster chowder and a crab sandwich. Both were delicious. The soup was very hot when it came out which I love. Unfortunately, it was $40 for two lunches, which is overpriced I believe. However, the seafood was very fresh which made it more worth the price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We did have to wait about half an hour for a table but it was worth the wait. Our waiter was very attentive but not overbearing and friendly without being obsequious. The food was delicious and innovative. I had blackened salmon with shrimp and mussels in a spicy tomato based broth,and my husband had salmon with cherries and a butter... More 

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london
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

chowder was glutinous and over-salted, prawns were frozen and yam fries were cold and came with ready-made sauces. if this was once a destination restaurant...it's living on past times. service was nice....but for the price the food was just not fresh. one also cannot believe that its cesaer salad won any awards.

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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, Soups

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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