We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Duke's Chowder House

Certificate of Excellence
Chowder, Seafood, Soups
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
3327 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98407
253 752–5444
Improve this listing
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 340 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 169
  • 128
    Very good
  • 27
  • 11
  • 5
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Clam Chowder

One of our favorite places to visit when we are in Tacoma! They have the best clam chowder, great food, good bar and a beautiful location. They are family friendly as well.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Heather H
Milwaukie, United States
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
Add Photo Write a Review

340 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Milwaukie, United States
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of our favorite places to visit when we are in Tacoma! They have the best clam chowder, great food, good bar and a beautiful location. They are family friendly as well.

Thank Heather H
Level Contributor
162 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seafood stew was fabulous, loads of seafood and delicious broth. Side salad fresh and crisp. Service was wonderful, fast and friendly. Dining room open and very casual, lots of light. View can't be beat. Prices on the high side but seem to be in line with the other restaurants in the area.

Thank youngarmywife
White Bird, Idaho
Level Contributor
53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lunch at Duke's Chowder House on the water in Tacoma lived up to every expectation I had from prior experiences. The setting is beautiful. The Food incredible and the service exceptional. I had chowder and a crab stuffed prawn plate that was super. The Halloween monsoon was in full force which added to our experience. Close parking helped a great... More 

Thank AL B
Tacoma, Washington
Level Contributor
46 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great service and nice atmosphere, but the chowder was the most expensive I have ever had and consisted of a large bowl of a flour gravy with a few potatoes and a couple of clams. That was two years ago and I have never returned

Thank Dave M
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It doesn't make any difference when we dine at Dukes...it's ALWAYS good. We not only like the seafood variety, but also CRAVE the ribs when available. We are ALWAYS treated very well by the wait staff. These are just a few reasons why we return to Dukes.

Thank Ron E
Longview, Washington
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really liked this place! We will be going here more! They do an all around good job with service and the quality of the food! Really nice wait staff!

Thank Jessie M
Tacoma, Washington
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food and service were excellent but expensive. Fish and Chips plus a cup of chowder was over $20 with a well deserved tip for lunch.

Thank JustSteve2014
Tacoma, Washington
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They handled a group of 20 for my wife's birthday and did it with ease. Service was alert and efficient and the food was prepared nicely ... not one person complained about quality. i enjoyed the cioppino very much but also learned their stuffed prawns and stuffed salmon -- both stuffed with lots of crab -- are killer good. If... More 

Thank bummedvandal
Tacoma, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family was visiting form east coast, we went to Duke's restaurant. We have excellent happy hour and seafood. The food was so good that in one week,we stopped 3 times to eat in Ducke's restaurants. We love the mussels. We are looking flower for our next visit to Ducke's restaurant.

Thank Nys2015
Tacoma, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dukes always uses the freshest of ingredients and employs the best staff no matter which Dukes that I dine in. I would recommend their crab cakes to anyone or the fish and chips. Wonderful cocktails and wine options , too!

Thank lahlah02

Travelers who viewed Duke's Chowder House also viewed


Been to Duke's Chowder House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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: Scenic view, Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene


Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Duke's Chowder House and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
1 month ago
Tacoma, Washington

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Duke's Chowder House staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?