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Duke's Chowder House

3327 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98407
253 752–5444
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Ranked #4 of 673 Restaurants in Tacoma
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Rainier, Washington
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Me, my wife and an elderly friend were looking for a new place to grab a bit of lunch and this restaurant was recommended by several of my wife's co-workers. We had not made a reservation so there was a short, but tolerable wait to get a table. The table had a nice view of the bay although it would... More 

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Quantico, Virginia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

We were driving through Tacoma and looking for a place to eat so we stopped at Duke's. There was a short wait but not too long. We had a great meal with a great view of the water. Overall a good meal. I would go back again.

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Puget Sound in Washington
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78 reviews 78 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

First time here, at lunch, not too crowded, as it was late. Service was great, view was wonderful...food was fabulous. I had a dish off the specials for that day, it was seared scallops with butternut squash ravioli with garlic and tomatoes....OMG!!! This dish was so flavorful...the seared scallops were the most delicious and just perfectly cooked. I also had... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Was told at my hotel that this place was the place to go for seafood. I ordered the fish and chips with chowder. The hot fresh bread was awesome. The cod and fries were amazing. The chowder was watery and disappointing. Glad I didn't order a bowl of if. Ivars at the airport had better chowder. Service was good and... More 

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Kent, Washington
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174 reviews 174 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We always enjoy eating at Duke's, but this is the first time we've had dinner at the Ruston Way location (except for a special tequila dinner). And everything was impressively good, from the service to the meal, the wine, and the views. We finished up our evening with an hour or so sitting at the bar, chatting with the bartender... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Absolutely flawless!! Good food. Creative and beautifully served! Prices are spot on and portions are not excessive.

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Hood River, Oregon
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43 reviews 43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

On the road again and found a quality restaurant in Tacoma. Great menu, decent prices, excellent service, Ben was very attentive! And many Gluten Free options as a big plus!

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

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

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
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

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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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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