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Duke's Chowder House

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Chowder, Seafood, Soups
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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Reservations

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  • 24
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  • 9
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  • 3
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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
Best Happy Hour

There were six of us and we were all very impressed with the food and the view. Outside on the deck was wonderful! The clam chowder was amazing. The happy hour menu has a great selection of food and unique drinks. Would definitely revisit!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Peoria, Arizona
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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Peoria, Arizona
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

There were six of us and we were all very impressed with the food and the view. Outside on the deck was wonderful! The clam chowder was amazing. The happy hour menu has a great selection of food and unique drinks. Would definitely revisit!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Went there off of a recommendation and TripAdvisor. Crab cakes were very delicious and I could have eaten probably 87 if I hadn't of gotten the fish and chips. I had the Cod and it was as expected, nothing too crazy. The people that I were with were going bonkers over the chowder in the breadbowls. Apparently it was real... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Randomly picked this gem on the water. Order the Chowder and it was outstanding and also had the Sailors blackened Tacos. They were some of the best I have ever had. When back in Tacoma another stop will be had here.

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We stumbled across this place on our way to Point Defiance, and we are so glad we did! The menu was great - lots of yummy options. Everything our party of 5 tried was amazing. They use fresh, organic ingredients and it shows! Even the service was good. We'll be back for sure!!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

At the prices they charge, more attention should be paid to cooking time! 4 members of dinner party ordered fish, some halibut and some salmon. All of us mentioned our fish was dry. 😒 Luckily one dish was the halibut in Thai Coconut Sauce which added moisture back into the fish. The diners with the halibut and salmon on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Happy Hour is the time to visit for a lite meal. I went with my wife and sister in law for a late lunch and thoroughly enjoyed the meal. The salmon sliders are fresh and amazing. The chowder has a blend of spices that make it a delectable treat. Don't forget to try the halibut quesadilla. One word......YUM!

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Missoula, Montana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

For the price, the seafood dishes can't be beat. I had the lobster chowder and Dungeness crab sandwich, and both were incredibly tasty. And of course, the outdoor, on-the-water seating was an added bonus!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

No complaints. We went on a Monday night and as we were asking the waiter about the different wine prices, he informed us bottles were half price on Mondays. Nothing about it on the menu. We had the chowder sampler and enjoyed them all. All the fish are fresh and wild caught. The halibut encrusted with macadamia nuts with a... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Saw this place while cruising Ruston Way and looked it up on TripAdvisor to get an idea of the food and service. We had a bit of a wait to get a seat on the dock that sports a great view of the harbor and inlet. We had their famous clam chowder to start with. It was delicious and even... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Traveling to Seattle and decided to stop in Tacoma for an early lunch. It was a beautiful day in the Pacific Northwest and Duke's is right on the water. We sat at an excellent table and watch the boats sail by and saw otters and jelly fish swim by. Lunch was excellent - fresh salmon is always a treat. Highly... 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: Chowder, Seafood, Soups

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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: Chowder, Seafood, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, 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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