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Duke's Chowder House

3327 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98407
253 752–5444
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Ranked #7 of 656 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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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Tacoma, Washington, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

This is near my home so we used to go there once a month or so; the food is generally very good but the prices have always been a bit on the high side for bar food. If one likes the tavern/bar setting with good food and doesn't mind spending more than the going price for a meal, I would... More

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Warrenville, IL
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Duke's is on the Puget Sound waterfront in a scenic area north of downtown Tacoma. There is beautiful view out the windows. Ordered the Salmon Pasta, and the Clam Chowder in a sourdough bread bowl. The salmon was wild caught and delicious - I asked for it to be cooked Medium (I don't care for rare salmon) and it was... More

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Vancouver, Washington
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We live in Vancouver, Wa. One day we said "Hungry for gooood seafood. Where to go?" We both decided Duke's was the one...even if it was a 2 hr drive. Yes, it's that good!!! We always have their trio of chowders. Its thick and chunky. No skimping on the fish. Same for all their dishes. Also had a great mojito... More

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

First meal we had in town... Clam Chowder is the absolute best!!! Clam Strips & Coco Loco Shrimp were very tasty, and our entrees were the Stuffed Halibut & Mixed Seafood Grill. Everything was delicious & we had great service... Highly recommend!!!

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Red Oak, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

The valet at my hotel first recommended Dukes to us. He described it as a place that the locals frequent. I was in town on business weekly, but my husband had joined me for a week. We checked it out the first time, and fell in love with Dukes. In fact we visited 3 times that same week. The location... More

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Olympia, Washington
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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This was our second visit here - this time we brought our family. Although we reserved seating way in advance and we asked for window seating - they still placed us up away from the window and near the kitchen. The restaurant was not full when we arrived as we booked an early dinner time knowing how crowded they can... More

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Santa Paula, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I am not a seafood eater but our party of 8 all adore it so I found myself here at Duke's in Tacoma. They all loved the food and I loved my burger. The place was packed and there were smiling faces everywhere so it must be good.

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Tacoma, Washington
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

excellent service as always and the best chowder in Tacoma! I have been there many times and never had bad food or service.

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Dallas, TX
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89 reviews 89 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Did a carry out Dungeness crab and prawn salad and it was so good that we wish we'd had time for a full dinner here. Crisp chopped salad with a hearty complement of crabmeat, three perfectly cooked shrimp (really though, to be prawns they should be bigger) , a killer house dressing and the accompanying sour dough bread was the... More

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Don't miss having a bowl of their superb clam chowder....best I've ever had. Dinners are wonderful, celebrations on the deck too. Happy hour has a great selection. Drinks are affordable. If the weather co operates, I love to sit on the deck and enjoy the view!

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