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Duke's Chowder House on Alki

#221 of 3,099 Restaurants in Seattle
#269 of 3,625 Places to Eat in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
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West Seattle
Chowder, Seafood, Soups
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 16
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  • 3
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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
Great happy hour

Good spot to stop for appetizers and drink along beautiful Alki. Sit upstairs for view and to enjoy fresh sea air on a sunny evening. Wait staff came up to let us know happy hour was about to end so we could put in last minute orders, Very pleasant experience.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
ExplorerAlaska
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Juneau, Alaska
Good for:
  • Scenic view
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austin, tx
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105 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We ate our final Seattle meal here on recommendation of friends, and we very glad we did. We were fortunate to get an outside table, with a view of the beach and the sunset directly across the street, great for people watching. The food was divine. We both had seafood (crab stuffed shrimp, and the catch of the day) and... More 

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Kamloops
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Four of us had dinner at Duke's. We were looking for a patio with a view and got it plus so much more. The chowder is advertised as award winning and after one spoonful we knew why, excellent! It was the best chowder I have ever tasted. We also had crab cakes that were also the best we ever had.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

What a spot! Duke's definitely has everything going for it. We got the triple 'S' on our visit here, 'Sun, Service, Suggestions'! We were lucky enough to be able to sit on the patio on the second floor which offered some amazing views. My wife is a big fan of fried calamari but upon our servers suggestion we ordered the... More 

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Huntington, New York
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107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

How I wish we had this place closer to home, outstanding on all points. The menu is an ideal balance of traditional seafood with burgers and some other great options. Being a seafood lover, I started with Calamari Steak...I guess things are bigger in the Pacific NW.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Fantastic food party of 5. Loved the clam chowders and salmon with crab. Deserts are wonderful. One of the entrees was a bit slow but our server was attentive, enthusiastic and apologetic with the manager stopping by to make sure we received extra special attention. Both of them are first class- sharp witty engaging enthusiastic. My only, only regret is... More 

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Juneau, Alaska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Good spot to stop for appetizers and drink along beautiful Alki. Sit upstairs for view and to enjoy fresh sea air on a sunny evening. Wait staff came up to let us know happy hour was about to end so we could put in last minute orders, Very pleasant experience.

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Schaffhausen, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We went here on a recent trip to Seattle. We walked around Alki beach on Saturday evening with a group of 8 looking for a place to eat. We didn't think about booking a table ahead so there was some wait (~ 1h). Luckily it was warm and sunny, so we decided to wait on the beach. The restaurant was... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I was visiting Seattle to do some climbing. My daughter's FOL lives there and took my friend and I to Duke's for lunch. I had the Cobb Salad with blackened salmon. I am a real foodie having been in the biz for a while and the food here had us come back for almost every meal for the length of... More 

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Seattle, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I have frequently eaten at Salty's on Alki for many years . Last Monday we went again and had a big disappointment. The price of a martini was raised $1.50, which I understand with the increase in salaries. However, the martini glass was half full and served without olives. There were two people at the bar but it took us... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I had the 3 course dinner (about $24), which allows you to choose a bowl of chowder, a salad, and smaller portion main dish. Warm sourdough bread arrived shortly after our drinks. They are known for their chowder (5 or 6 different choices), and I selected the lobster chowder w/Pernod. It was rich and delicious, but could have used more... More 

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Additional Information about Duke's Chowder House on Alki

Address: 2516 Alki Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116
Phone Number: (206) 937-6100
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > West Seattle
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
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Chowder, Seafood, Soups

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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: Chowder, Seafood, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?