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Duke's Chowder House

) #2 of 627 Restaurants in Tacoma $$ - $$$ American, , Seafood
3327 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402-5309
+1 253-752-5444
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“chowder” (267 reviews)
“halibut” (61 reviews)
“crab cakes” (52 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
3327 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402-5309
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Fish and chips and chowder were excellent as were the Blueberry Lemon Drops. We had a large party and everyone's food, sadly, did not arrive at the same time. And my stepdads meal should have came with clam chowder and had I known he hadn't...More

Thank Diana W
Reviewed 4 days ago

Food was very good. I had a Thai halibut dish that was outstanding. Sitting on the deck on a sunny day sipping an adult beverage was hard to beat. Service was also quick but we did have to wait to be seated. To avoid this...More

Thank Jack D
Reviewed 4 days ago

Thoroughly enjoyed this spot on the waterfront! Diverse menu that provides for return trips without repetition. Our party of 5 received good service although the bar was slammed shortly after our arrival at 6 pm on a Monday evening and that slowed delivery of cocktails.

Thank jsw242
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

There are so many dining choices along the waterfront in Tacoma...But we love Duke's....it is lively, fun and the service very personable. This is the third time Brittany has been our server and she remembered us!!! She recommended a wonderful Chardonnay along with a few...More

Thank cbell_13
Reviewed 1 week ago

I will start with the positives. The location is great and we went on a sunny day so we sat outside on the corner. The wait staff were very good. Now for the food. We ordered some starters to share so we could get a...More

Thank sharkbait_two
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I went here on a date night and we were thoroughly impressed! The chowder and tacos were phenomenal and we'd highly recommend it to all!

Thank Dominick V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dukes is located on Tacomas scenic Ruston Way. The restaurant is nice enough and the view is lovely. It seems Duke's has recently changed their menu. We visited on The Saturday before Mothers Day,2017.We ordered the halibut fish and chips. They were terrible.Extremely dry food,...More

Thank intuitiveneal
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have always enjoyed dining on the waterfront and Duke's is just one more example of delicious dining. Love the chowder (although I am very basic and like plain old clam chowder). Other selections on the menu have tempted me and have always enjoyed the salads.

Thank pattyreda
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took my mom and aunt here for dinner. Great views, staff was very friendly and helpful. Food was mostly excellent--a bit of a problem serving my aunt raw scallops, but they were every apologetic and solved the problem quickly. The un-crab cakes are AMAZING.

Thank trav4500
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was ok for the price. The additional price for the salad was worth it, but it should have been included in the price of the dinner.

Thank Jim M
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Don S
December 6, 2015|
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Response from MarciaC310 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I did not see someone was asking me a question. If you go to the website, you will get the answer to all yr questions. There is a tag for gift cards, menu, and also happy hour. I went to the restaurant on Rustion... More
Don S
December 6, 2015|
Response from Alessandra W | Reviewed this property |
Contact the restaurant at dukeschowderhouse the site has a contact section that you can leave a message and also has phone numbers.
BrentBrent 4
October 26, 2015|
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Response from FrankCarolR | Reviewed this property |
They have two. 3 to 6 and 9 to close. Most of the restaurants along Ruston there have similar Happy Hour times. The Lobster Shop has a good HH me use as well.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3327 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402-5309
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: +1 253-752-5444
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