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Duke's Chowder House

€€ - €€€American, , Seafood
3327 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402-5309
+1 253-752-5444
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“chowder” (298 reviews)
“halibut” (69 reviews)
“seafood” (76 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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3327 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402-5309
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I'm gluten free.... Went for an early dinner with our friend. Service was so attentive, food was really great (they even accommodated my dietary needs - didn't get sick), and the view was really beautiful. We will definitely be back!

Thank ArmyNomad
Reviewed 2 days ago

Duke's is an institution in the Puget Sound area. The Tacoma restaurant is located over the water off Ruston Way, so it adds that nautical view and charm. Their seafood chowder is hot, fresh and hardy. Their Halibut fish and chips were tasty. So we...More

Thank kumtux
Reviewed 6 days ago

Their Fish and Chips with Chowder is the best around. It's a bit pricey, but good. I used to go several times a year. Now Mother in law and I can only afford to go once.

Thank Meegolf
Reviewed 6 days ago

I've been to Dukes a lot over the past few years and they never disappoint. Prices are decent, food is really good and well, you can't beat the view. Their cucumber mojito is so, so good.

Thank Whoopiecat
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went for happy hour which included a great selection of food, not the best prices but this is a higher priced restaurant normally so I guess it comes with the territory. Their Long Island iced tea was delicious. Strong enough but not a lot...More

Thank RedAgue
Reviewed 1 week ago

Service was awful, if it wasn't for the busboy's attention that took care of our table better than our server. Food was good but not great, my plate was cold, based on my experience I will not visit this restaurant again. Lobster chowder was good...More

Thank anatraveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We go to the various Duke's in western Washington often and are never disappointed. This time, we really got lucky! Excellent cocktails to start off. We then had the 3 course dinners. Great chowder, we had the 'Standard". Salads were fine. Entrees were huge. I...More

Thank Hal72
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location is beautiful, the food always excellent and good service! We never miss a chance to eat at Duke's!!

Thank Kim H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service is great. Dawn was our server. The traditional chowder is very good. The fish was good but not great. The view is nice even on a rainy day. I recommend you have the chowder and desert; skip the entrees. Lunch, Two people, no drinks,...More

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our inaugural visit to Duke's. I brought my sweetheart (who's also my wife) for an early dinner on a Monday night and had one of the most enjoyable meals we've ever experienced in Tacoma. Service was excellent. Waiter was knowledgable and helpful. We...More

Thank emeugene
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Questions & Answers
Don S
6 December 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
6 December 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
26 October 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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
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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