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Duke's Chowder House

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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free Options
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3327 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402-5309
253 752–5444
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Palm Desert, California
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was our first time dinning here for all of us. We met up with friends. We all decided to order the "Oh My Cod Fish & Chips Combo". Two nice size pieces of Panko breaded cod, potato wedge fries, a mixed apple, raisin and celery salad and a cup of their award winning clam chowder. a basket fresh baked... More 

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Leawood, Kansas
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a good discovery! Beautifully situated with a lovely outdoor deck with plentiful heaters on the water! Literally! Food was good, although service was a little slow. Our waiter had a back issue apparently but he was very funny. As for their chowder, it was good but very herby.

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Oahu's Windward Coast, Hawaii
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I could eat the sourdough bread all night, but the salad and chowder were great...so good, my friends and I went to the Duke's Chowder House at the Southcenter Shopping Mall in Tukwila a couple of nights later.

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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife went to Dukes on a Saturday night. We just wanted to have a few drinks and appetizers. We sat at the Bar. The tables in the restaurant looked to have great views. My wife had a Blood Orange Margarita. She loved it. I had the Clam Chowder and we also had the Goat Cheese Quesadilla w/Prawns. They were... More 

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Alaska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for an evening stroll and just popped in without reservations. We were immediately seated on the deck and treated very well! The food was delicious and the service was even better.

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Tacoma, Washington
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food there is excellent and not skimpy . Great selection on their menu and their service is fantastic . Friendly employees and right by the waterfront .

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Tacoma, Washington
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is a purchase and remodel from another restaurant that was a destination spot. It is located on Ruston Way and right on/over the water. It has views of Mt. Rainier, the Olympics and looks across the Sound toward Browns Point. It has a deck for outside seating that has plenty of heating units for evening diners to enjoy... More 

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Cincinnati, OH
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166 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 333 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Duke's has good chowder, but its not in my top 5. I ordered a flight of 3 sampler chowders and I was disappointed to see how small the portions were. I assumed we'd get a cup of each. Nope... it was around a quarter of a cup. I was still hungry so I ordered a crab cake and that was... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The views are awesome and the food is the bomb! This was the first time I had Clam Chowder. Now I can say that was the best I ever had. The food is awesome... Loved the fish and chips.

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Boston
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just had a great time at Duke's with my family. I should have known it was going to be good when my son, who lives in Tacoma, said it's his favorite restaurant. They knew our last name when I made the reservation so he spends a lot of time there eating and probably drinking Rainier beer! I had the... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Scenic view, 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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3327 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402-5309
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: 253 752–5444

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