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Duke's Chowder House on Alki

#153 of 3,353 Restaurants in Seattle
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West Seattle
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2516 Alki Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116
(206) 937-6100
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11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 72
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  • 51
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  • 21
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food, friendly staff and awesome view

After a stroll on Alki beach, Duke's offers a very good view over the sea and beach and very delicious bites. The staff is very friendly and helpful and they have a good variety of beers and summer cocktails.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 7, 2015
Radwan W
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Madison, Wisconsin
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72 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Restaurant has a decent menu and selection, but the food was pricey and really didn't extend beyond fast food quantity. Minimal selection beyond clam salmon halibut. If you're looking for a good seafood restaurant suggest you go further down to Salty's

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Thank WickedMadTraveler
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend and I ate at Duke's on Alki based on the reviews in Trip Advisor. We both agree that we had the BEST fish and chips we've had in a long time. The fish was cooked perfectly... not cooked to death; succulent, yet not greasy; with the perfect breading. I had the "Dungeness Crabby Baby Bisque" and she had... More 

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Thank SilverFoxWy
Chicago
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70 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My father was Duke's customer from the days on Queen Anne. When this West Seattle location opened, dad couldn't be happier and became a regular. The staff are like family and when lost dad, there was only place to hold the celebration of his life and that was Dukes. I share this story, to show how amazing and truly awesome... More 

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Puyallup
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

My husband and I had lunch at Duke's. I was so disappointed. The food was bleh! I had the Stuffed Halibut and it tasted rubbery and not nearly worth the price. My husband had the Cod and Chips and it wasn't anything special. But when we got our bill for lunch it was over $80 for two lunches and two... More 

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Thank Jodalee
Washington
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

We ate at Dukes Chowder House on Alki today. We ordered the 2 piece fish for $16.90 What we got, in Seattle of all places, was fish sticks! The fries and slaw were good. There are many fish restaurants in Seattle that serve superb fresh fish. Don't waste your money here.

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Thank CocoWashington
Brisbane, Australia
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82 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

I always eat here when I'm in Seattle. Just across from the beach is a great location and the seafood is fresh and plentiful. The chowders are insanely good.

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Thank TravellingTarns
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

After a stroll on Alki beach, Duke's offers a very good view over the sea and beach and very delicious bites. The staff is very friendly and helpful and they have a good variety of beers and summer cocktails.

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Thank Radwan W
Coulee City
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89 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Great chowder, yummy seafood specials, right across from Alki Beach in west Seattle. The staff is over the top in service and smiles. If your in Seattle go there, you wont be disappointed with Dukes or Alki beach!

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Thank Michael W
Richardson, Texas
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Went with my family for dinner and were seated quickly. Great views of the water and the Seattle skyline. The food was wonderful. We had clam chowder and crab salad sandwhich, and chicken sandwhich. All delicious. Would highly recommend. The waitstaff was very friendly too.

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Thank Favoritern
Phoenix, Arizona
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

I have just found that I left this review undone. What I specifically remember, is that I wished we had this restaurant near where I live. The meal was fantastic.

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Thank Karen R

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2516 Alki Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > West Seattle
  • Neighborhood: West Seattle
  • Phone Number: (206) 937-6100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?