My wife and I stopped by here after having a totally awesome day visiting the Point Defiance area. This area is just incredible, but I'm here to write about Dukes. This was a lunch and the way the food was prepared and presented, it was more like a dinner class service. I got the Cherry Salmon special and a "II hear the ocean fresh salad". Both were just amazing. The salad had NW Coast Dungeness Crab, Wild Mexican Prawns, with bleu cheese crumbles, avocado, cucumber pico de gallo. But what isn't said is that the portions of each combined to give a very light yet supremely delicious starter made this one of the best salads I've ever eaten anywhere. The entree of broiled salmon with NW cherries and accompanied by Grand Marniner and butter sauce made this a perfect complimentary entree. I'm not a big fan of Grand marnier in meals as it can sometimes over power a dish, but again this was presented perfectly! My wife had the "Off the hook stuffed salmon", which she thought was good but lacked the flavor of the dungeness crab. She definitely got the cheese influence as the secondary part of the "stuffed" portion, and overall gave it a big thumbs up. I think in fairness the strong flavor salmon has in general could make it tough for a less bold taste of a crab meat to come through. Lastly we had the cream cheese frosting filled stuffed eclair, and all I can say is wow. Eclairs are probably one of my two favorite desserts, and this is a major twist on eclairs, but in a very good way. Normally the soft gooey filling of an eclair defines the overall quality. This was a much more firm, yet delicious twist on one of my all time favorites. You just have to try this place. The quality and presentation of the food for lunch was well beyond what I expected. We were so impressed we bought our son and his new wife a gift certificate right then and there. I wish there was a Duke's on the other coast as I hail from MA. and would certainly make it a regular stop if there were. Please go and be prepared for a great dining experience!
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.