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“Delicious with a view”

Duke's Chowder House
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Ranked #2 of 749 Restaurants in Tacoma
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Drinks, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Konigswinter, Germany
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310 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
“Delicious with a view”
Reviewed February 15, 2014

We were Duke's for dinner with friends, who recommended going there and we were not disappointed. The view over Commencement Bay is fantastic and the food is, too. I tried the 5 chowder variations and the halibut with macademia nut crust. Wow! The salmon ravioli are delicious, too. Staff is very friendly. Absolutely recommended.

  • Visited October 2013
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hawaii
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56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“waterfront Tacoma”
Reviewed February 4, 2014

Dukes is just the best of everything-service-food-and pricey. good wine, wild salmon. views of boats on Puget Sound. near Tacoma yt club.menu is awesome-food to die for. yes dukes is the best of the best.

Visited February 2014
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Bothell, Washington
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Chowder samplers are great!”
Reviewed January 22, 2014

The Duke's on the Tacoma waterfront is a nice casual spot to stop in for some great seafood at reasonable prices. We thoroughly enjoyed the chowder sampler as an appetizer (our favorite was the lobster) along with their wonderful fresh sourdough. The salads were very fresh and flavorful, while not being too much to leave room for the main course.The entrees were nicely presented and filling, and the service was very good.

  • Visited January 2014
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Vancouver, Canada
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117 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Chock full of Clams”
Reviewed January 21, 2014

Located on the waterfront, views of the harbour, excellent atmosphere, great service - and very good chowder. There are a few to choose from but I had "Duke's Award Winning Clam Chowder" with a basket of sourdough bread. Wonderful lunch. 1 quart of this chowder includes 1 lb of all natural Surf Clams, 1 1/2 cups clam juice, 1 oz clam base, 4 strips nitrite free bacon, butter, celery, onion, basil, thyme, marjoram, black pepper, 2 cups diced red potatoes, garlic, parsley, dill, flour, milk and 2 1/2 cups heavy cream.

Visited January 2014
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JBLM
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
“Great Kids Menu, Great View, Great Service”
Reviewed January 16, 2014 via mobile

We love coming here as a family after we visit the nearby children's museum. They have the best crab cakes and the most delicious chowder. It is on the pricey side. Which would be the only negative.

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