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Duke's Chowder House

) #2 of 624 Restaurants in Tacoma €€ - €€€ 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” (263 reviews)
“halibut” (60 reviews)
“crab cakes” (52 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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3327 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402-5309
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've liked Dukes for years. They have well established restaurants all over the south sound (Seattle & Tacoma) and we always have a good experience when we dine there. The Dukes in Tacoma is particularly interesting as it's right on Commencement Bay - a great...More

Thank WallyDurham
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Outstanding service and fresh seafood. The view is fantastic.180 degrees on the waterfront.Made reservations on line the night before easy and quick.

Thank Lance1976
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are looking for fresh seafood Duke's is the place to go. An extensive menu choice. Excellent service. Dine in or outside on their patio.

Thank TwoRetiredFolk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

But somehow, my visits fall short. Either mediocre food (not really impressed with any of their chowder) or service or overpriced entrees....I just can't rate them higher than 3 stars.

Thank April G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very expensive menu! Food is not flavorful, nor plentiful, for the price. So the restaurant is on the waterfront....... but not uniquely decorated nor comfortable. Waitress was very nice but not knowledgeable as to mixed drinks. Our large party could find no reason for the...More

Thank Caszi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is probably 7&8 out of 10 on a consistent basis. However, the New England clam chowder is a consistent 10. Great Chowder. However, there is very little value here. The serving sizes are notably small. When you are done with dinner, you are...More

Thank ronn95
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whether it's enjoying stuffed salmon on the deck, or bellied up to the bar watching the Mariners, Dukes never disappoints. They have a great late night happy hour- I think it starts at like 9 or 10 pm- check the website.

Thank Frank C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Duke's twice during a work trip, lunch and dinner. Seafood is fresh and the specials, drinks, desserts are delicious. It's really quite difficult deciding what to order. Try one of the chowders and enjoy the view.

Thank SP1234Travels
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

This is a great place for business or pleasure. The food is fantastic and the view is beautiful. There's a fireplace in the dining area. I highly recommend it.

Thank Idahogal73
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

We had a reservation but probably wasn't required as there were a few empty tables on a Monday night. We requested a seat by the window and were given a great table. We both had the Three Course Meal. My New England chowder was great...More

Thank Kathy H
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Don S
How do I buy a gift card on line
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
How can I buy a gift card on line?
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
When exactly is Happy Hour?
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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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