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Duke's Chowder House

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$$ - $$$
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3327 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402-5309
+1 253-752-5444
Today
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I love the food here and I'm not even a seafood person! The blueberry lemon drop is the best! The coffee is great and the bread is sooooo good. The burgers aren't the best but they have other non seafood things here that are great!

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Thank Martha B
Tacoma, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I like to think I am impartial, and I really wanted to like Duke's and recommend it, but in the end, it's just an over-priced seafood restaurant. Granted, the clam chowder is good, but for almost $9 a bowl it had better come with gold nuggets, and they should also give you a larger serving, as it comes in a... More 

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Lindsay, Canada
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Clam chowder was excellent! Very tasty. Stuffed pawns with crab meat was too heavy. Too much cheese and the sauce was a bit too sour. Should have tried something else for my main course.

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Thank lindsaytraveller2016
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We have been here a couple of times when we visit the children. They have great food. Chowder is wonderful and the salmon is always fantastic. I got stuffed salmon with dungeness crab tonight. It came with a sauce that was magnificent.

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Thank Sherry N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great spot for Chowder! The ambiance is second to nothing in Tacoma inside and you have to sit on the deck in the summer for drinks and apps! Awesome!

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Thank Darin A
Spokane Valley, Washington
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70 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maybe it was an off day for my server, but the restaurant was not very busy for lunch. The food I ordered was very good, but my server did not once return to refill my beverage nor did she check up on me until the very last to ask if I wanted my check. After she dropped off my bill,... More 

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Thank m m
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was fabulous! Sit at the bar. They are crazy attentive and ultra professional. Stay away from the salt lick chowders and go with the crab cakes. Well balanced with the arugula and awesome. Thumbs up!

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Thank Kelley M
Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pros: Phenomenal Food Comftorable atmosphere Waitress did a great job (was humorous at opportune times) Restrooms were of above average quality (locks on the stalls remained closed when needed) Cons: Table was too crowded for our humble party of 5 Butter was cold and hard (I almost could have stoned someone with it)

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Thank yeahimpickybutimfair
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came to Duke's for Christmas Eve dinner with family. The dinner was very good and the desserts were excellent! We strongly recommend the Marionberry pie. Big enough to share.

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Thank Pat S
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for a first time visit while driving through Tacoma to the Airport. So glad we did! Everything was top notch...crab cakes are the best we'd had. The sourdough bread is wonderful. My husband loved the lobster chowder and I loved my combo of fish taco and cup of Cajun chowder. The tacos are huge and the chicken chowder... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Meals
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
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?