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All 666 Tacoma Restaurants

Duke's Chowder House

3327 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98407
253 752–5444
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Ranked #6 of 666 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
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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olympia
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed the salmon and the wait staff was wonderful. Veggies good but no substitution since I don't eat potatoes....no fruit... but enjoyed the meal..

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Crowley, Louisiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Let me first start off saying that I hate eating seafood but went because my husband and sister wanted to eat there and holy smokes was I blown away by how the seafood was prepared. We first started off with a couple of starters: Dungeness Crab “un”Cake, and CoCo Loco Prawns, and it turns out that I ate pretty both... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Great location on the waterfront, good choice of seafood, and a great, great staff… Clam Chowder is the absolute best we have had… better than what we have had in the south and the New-England coast,. Coco Loco Shrimp very tasty and the scallops were perfect, not over cooked like rubber, but perfect!! Definitely a good choice when on the... More 

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Olympia, WA
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70 reviews 70 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

My wife a chop salad and she loved it. I had panko crusted fish n chips and it was o.k. The chips were very good, the cole slaw was good, but the fish was just acceptable, not great. The fish was pedestrian, almost like something that came out of a frozen food package for microwaving. That being said, the chowder... More 

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Tacoma, Washington, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Duke's is a great choice for good food in a relaxed waterfront setting. Their menu has something for everyone - no matter what time of day (lunch, dinner, after a movie) - always fresh and tasty. Love their great variety of entrée salads for lunch.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Do not miss happy hour at Duke's. Premium spirits, excellent food. You can take children on the deck when its nice out. Otherwise, you'll have to take advantage of happy hour in the bar. I eat here whenever I can.

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Tacoma, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The atmosphere is good but they do not take advantage of the views. The food is good and substantial and the portions are large, but it is all overpriced for what it is. Save your money and go to your "special" restaurant where you only go on special occasions. The price point will be the same.

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Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The waiter was really warm and took care of us very well. He made sure our table was served well. Their location is excellent on the pier. The food was warm and the chowder was amazing! He brought a printed recipe with the chowder. I was also impressed with their fried prawns.

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Richardson, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Wonderful view of Puget Sound as the sun was setting. Food was delicious, great selection of craft beers, and the service was welcoming, friendly and attentive.

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Tacoma
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Based on all the good reviews, my husband and I decided to try this restaurant for our anniversary. The food is way overpriced. My husband's fish and chips was $26. The coleslaw was inedible. I had salmon. I chose the one that looked like it was the "plainest". It came with some sort of bitter tasting sauce. My red potatoes... More 

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Additional Information about Duke's Chowder House

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

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