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Duke's Chowder House

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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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Denver, Colorado
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103 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved our chowder (especially the clam chowder), stuffed sole, and salmon with pesto. Sourdough is absolutely fabulous. Ceasar salad really good. For some reason they were only seating inside, even though the weather seemed fine. Disappointing! No wait at 5p on a Thursday night (restaurant week), but looked like quite a wait at 6:30 when we were leaving. Restaurant week... More 

Thank COBlueSky
Seattle, Washington
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love the view from the deck they have. This place is great for kids also the kids meals are huge almost the size as an adult meal. They have a great menu with lots of options for kids.

Thank Lissapoo
Tacoma, Washington, USA
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86 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A true Northwest seafood restaurant. Fantastic Dukes chowder! Surprisingly cozy overwater location. Service was casual, but friendly and efficient. The menu was diverse, reasonably Priced and very well prepared and presented.

Thank CAD99
Lakewood, Washington, USA
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278 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm just not sure how I feel about this eatery. I met a friend for lunch here recently and the service was impeccable. The food--not so much. I'm always on the hunt for English style fish and chips. I ordered the $27 halibut fish and chip combo but I failed to note it wasn't a beer batter prep. Big mistake.... More 

Thank Surfpinky
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142 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Often when you eat at a restaurant that has a beautiful view the food is just so-so... not the case with this restaurant! You can also order just a taste of their chowders...one, two, three, etc of each kind of the tasty chowders... a nice thing if you can not make up your mind. Also the folks I was traveling... More 

Thank Clttravelor
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my wife went here on a whim while walking the waterfront. I had the "chowder flight" sampler. Five different kinds of chowder to find your favorite. Absolutely INCREDIBLE! Now its one of our favorite restaurants.

Thank Joe R
Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to catch a late night dinner. The foods was top notch. Seating was no wait, view off the waters. Very romantic! I really enjoyed...

Thank daleetha
Seattle, Washington
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47 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed a wonderful NW chowder and salad overlooking the sea. Food was super well prepared. Server Bob was great.

Thank astle
Naples, Florida
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a treat to sit by the water on a beautiful day and enjoy great tasting food. We were a group of 4 for lunch and it was perfect. Our waitperson was friendly and attentive, the food exceptional and generous portions. We all had something different, the chowder, fish tacos, salads and fish and chips were all A+. Would definitely... More 

Thank Bluegoose29
Palm Desert, California
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?