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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 - 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: Drinks, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 182
    Excellent
  • 137
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 12
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  • 5
    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 & stuffed salmon!

My husband & I went for a romantic lunch. Server was excellent. Setting was nice, but I would wait for a window seat with a view next time. Stuffed salmon was flavorful and creamy. Sides of zucchini and potatoes were seasoned and cooked perfectly. Blood orange margarita (from seasonal menu) was too... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Mighty M
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband & I went for a romantic lunch. Server was excellent. Setting was nice, but I would wait for a window seat with a view next time. Stuffed salmon was flavorful and creamy. Sides of zucchini and potatoes were seasoned and cooked perfectly. Blood orange margarita (from seasonal menu) was too bitter for my tastes. Calamari appetizer had great... More 

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Thank Mighty M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The service was good and quick. Food was very good however small portions. The chowder was good but not the best. I had the Rockin Rockfish taco and Marita had the Seafood Grill. Both where very tasty and had the check been 15 - 20% less this review would be stellar.

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Thank SteveMarita
Mead, Washington
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed our experience at Dukes. Good food, good service and reseda able prices. This is my son's "Go To" place for first dates.

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Thank Dee M
Tacoma, Washington
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You ca t go wrong with any of the chowders offered here. Great service, amazing views and reasonably priced.

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Thank Laura B
Tacoma, Washington, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My date and I visited Duke to buy his new cookbook. He was gracious enough to sign it for me. We had a great Salmon dinner with a couple of drinks. The evening view of the water was very nice. We would both recommend Duke's for good seafood. Duke was a very charming man and a pleasure to meet and... More 

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1 Thank Cody B
Seattle
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'll start by saying Alex, our server, was great. He was attentive and polite and he's the only reason we're giving two stars instead of one. We went for dinner and got the crab cake salad and the filet mignon. The salad was very small and simple. A fist full of lettuce, one crab cake and a couple blobs of... More 

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1 Thank BreeAnnaSEA
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102 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is right on the water front. I started the meal with the chowder sampler. It was well worth it! The clam chowder was great, and the crab bisque was wonderful. I had the stuffed halibut for dinner and it was fantastic as well. The server was friendly.

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Thank greenwalleye
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have enjoyed Duke´s many times and have always found it to be outstanding. Located on Tacoma´s Ruston Way Waterfront, the view of Puget Sound is beautiful. The atmosphere in the restaurant is homey, with a flair for the maritime and for "Dukes" from all over the world. The place is spotless, well maintained and excellently decorated. The food is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently brought a grumpy group of old men here for a business lunch. The food and view helped give us something to talk about. The service was top shelf. I never saw the bottom of my coffee cup. The food was absolute perfection. All 8 plates came out at the same time. I have never seen a resturant pull... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love this place. The food is good but the service is attentive and quick. View is amazing, sometimes you can catch seals.

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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: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children
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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