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Duke's Chowder House

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American, Bar, Soups, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free, Seafood, Pub
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3327 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98407
253 752–5444
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Marietta, Georgia
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a great place on the water. The food across the menu was extraordinary. I sampled from our entire party from the cod, shrimp, steak and halibut. The service was fast and efficient and good came out hot and was absolutely delicious. This is a must visit if you are in the area and want a great meal.

Thank David M
Lakewood, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food was delicious while I lounged on the deck in the beautiful weather, soaking up sun and sipping champagne. I had the Stuffed Salmon with crabmeat, perfectly cooked and the sampling of the chowder. Can't wait to go back with friends!

Thank SuperBlonde13
Level Contributor
15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We love their happy hour. The food is great and the drinks are cheaper but full strength. They were voted best happy hour in Tacoma and I would agree. Dinner menu looked good as well. Nice atmosphere.

Thank AkBeany
Tacoma, Washington
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Dukes has great tasting Seafood don’t get me wrong but I gave it a rating 3 because the prices for the amount of food you receive is not acceptable. If you want to pay for great seafood go to Anthony’s Homeport instead for the Sunset Special. At Anthony’s you will get more bang for your buck. Like I said Dukes... More 

Thank Lyns0517
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The wait wasn't long. The atmosphere was peaceful and pleasy-to-use. The menu was tempting. I chose the chowder sample platter so that I could try all of their chowder soups and I am so glad I did. It was delicious.

Thank Jeannetta C
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60 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This restaurant and bar is located on the water in Tacoma's Ruston Way. The view is outstanding and the food was delicious. I am a very picky eater and need to have my food just the way I like it. For instance, whenever I order steaks or hamburgers they need to be well done, no pink. They made mine perfect... More 

Thank desirees667
Tacoma, Washington
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The restaurant has a rustic atmosphere simple and pleasant. The waiters and servers were courteous, and the restaurant is located on the waterfront with a beautiful view of Tacoma's Puget Sound bay. The servings were plentiful but the chowder was not up to my expectations, I would have rather preferred Ivars clam chowder.

Thank kamuelab0y
Bonney Lake
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Let me start by saying that I don't like seafood. I never ate it while growing up, so never really acquired the taste. I went to a business lunch at Duke's, and the chowder smelled so good that I had to try some. Delicious doesn't begin to describe how wonderful the chowder tasted. It's rich, creamy, seasoned perfectly, and pretty... More 

Thank Bookwrm89
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Overall I enjoyed my visit here. The service was very good. The atmosphere was relaxed. The food, really good, but not great. It has the potential of being great, and maybe is if it's served hot and fresh. We'll for sure give them another chance.

Thank Matt K
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived at 4 and discovered it was dinner time. People were waiting 45 minutes but the bar was open. We went there and were given the happy hour menu. Great choices. I had the traditional clean chowder and Cesar salad and as usual.... Fantastic. I ordered the pesto goat cheese, sliced tomatoe quesadilla and loved it! I recommend this... More 

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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, Soups, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings
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 98407
  • 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?