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Duke's Chowder House

Certificate of Excellence
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free Options
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3327 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402-5309
253 752–5444
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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Lakewood, Washington
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great expansive view. On a dock over the waterfront. Expect $20 - $35 meal. Chowder is to die for. Best I've ever had. Meals nicely presented and they serve you just enough. Try the halibut or scallops. Scallops melt in your mouth. Marionberry pie with vanilla ice cream puts you in another world.

Thank Peter_DM467UY
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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207 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I've never experienced a more perfect dinner than here. From making reservations and having them honored, to welcoming hostesses, great seating opportunities both inside and outside with great scenery, to friendly and engaging wait staff, to excellently prepared seafood. Nothing could make this a better place to eat. Our chowders were outstanding and all our dishes were great, stuffed salmon,... More 

Thank tome673
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A beautiful view on the Riverside. The Chowder sampler's were fantastic. Cioppino style Chower GF was excellent. The Crabby peppered Salmon with Dungeness crab on top was simply amazing. What really was awesome for me were the Gluten Free options! I was simply in heaven. Paired it with a Washington State wine, Boomtown was delightful. Ben was there to attend... More 

Thank BeBe R
University Place, Washington
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49 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

All of our food was excellent, from the chowder, to the seafood skewers and even the kids pasta. But the real stand out was the Macadamia nut crusted halibut. If it were in the budget, I could eat it every week!

Thank fairie13
Rainier, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What an awesome restaurant! I was so glad I checked it out beforehand and then waited for seating. It was so worth it! From the check-in to the end of service, it was all excellent. I had the Off the Hook Stuffed Salmon and my husband had the Prawn, Scallop and Crab "Un-cake" Grill. We savored every bite and the... More 

Thank doubleb342
Tacoma, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

a great place to eat at with family and kids.. great food and great customer service and the View,is Gorgeous!!

Thank Melanie B
Tacoma, Washington
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Chowder house has it all. Good food, organic and local foods, on the water with outdoor seating. Great place to eat, and take family and friends.

Thank scifiqx2016
Tacoma, WA
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I thought it was good, not as great as I had been led to believe though. Service was OK, food over priced in my opinion. I will not return, unless a group I'm going to meet really wants to go there.

Thank Terri S
University Place, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the chowder is one of the best around. The bread and butter go well with it! Also ordered the caesar salad was very good as well. Nice view of the water and ruston way is a great place to walk after dinner

Thank Mike S
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overpriced for lunch. Halibut was overcooked. Our server was great. Wouldn't go back. Great view of the water from most of the tables.

Thank Karen K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free Options
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
Bar scene, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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?