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“amazing views great service!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Duke's Chowder House on Alki

Duke's Chowder House on Alki
2516 Alki Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116 (West Seattle)
(206) 937-6100
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Ranked #146 of 3,171 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Seafood, American, Soups
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Good for: Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: West Seattle
California, Kentucky
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“amazing views great service!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013 via mobile

the tuna quesadilla was fantastic on happy hour...the manager put in new tank for the heater so we couldsit on the deck and look at the beautiful Olympic Mountains covered in snow ...a must.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Seattle, Washington
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100 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Salmon are running in West Seattle!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Duke's is the place, seafood is the game. Stopped by on our tour of Alki and the West coast Statue of Liberty for a nice dinner. Out of four of us dinning, one of us hates seafood! However, when in Rome...or this case West Seattle; why not try some? So, I ordered the clam chowder, salmon and we shared a shrimp/crab cocktail. Others in the group had crab burger and macadamia nut encrusted fish. All were good, even the fish hater loved it all! The only thing I can say would improve the food a little is to use less butter and salt. Seemed a little drowned in butter and over salted, the food should speak for itself a little more. Lets talk about cleanliness now. The manager and buss person should locate a vacuum or carpet sweeper or broom and clean the floor in between standing around/picking up tables. The floor all over had lots of debris, no excuse for a restaurant. Kinda made me wonder how well they kept the kitchen clean, hopefully better. Bottom line, go and enjoy. You won't be disappointed. And have the clam chowder, it's better than the other famous one in the city!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Seattle, Washington
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great Seafood on Alki”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Huge fan of Duke's! Very fresh seafood and some of the best chowder I have had. On the latest trip to Duke's I had my favorite, the Cajun Chicken Chowder. Started with a bottle of Washington wine and coconut prawns with red chili sauce. The entree (my new favorite) was the blackened salmon over pasta. Duke's is very consistent with excellent food in a great environment. This location sits on Alki Beach and sports beautiful views of the Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound. Duke's is a must for the traveller for a truly Seattle flavor and a staple for the locals.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Omaha, Ne
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great food, service, and views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Service was very good, view of Puget sound. Nice cozy atmosphere. Food was very tasty. Salad with a salmon on top. Tuna Quesadillas.

Visited February 2013
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Newcastle, WA
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“great seafood, great ambiance, great location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Several people told us about this restaurant so we decided to try it a few weeks ago, on a saturday night. We were not disappointed. A lot of the items on the menu were appealing, and we loved what we ordered (the chowder samples, and salmon - perfectly cooked). We also enjoyed walking on the beach before and after the meal. We will come again.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Nora R
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