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Duke's Chowder House

3327 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402-5309
+1 253-752-5444
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“chowder” (318 reviews)
“halibut” (78 reviews)
“seafood” (84 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3327 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402-5309
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Was told by a co-worker Duke's has incredible awarding winning chowder! Yes they do, it is the best I have had!! Had the Caesar Salad and it was more than enough. Highly recommend. Wait Staff very energetic and it was a wonderful experience. Great views...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Learned what a 'dingy' sized serving of chowder is at Duke's. It's enough for a good sampling of chowder which is fantastic...and not so much it'd interfere with halibut dinner or spicy grilled fish tacos. Sat next to the window and watched the sun set...More

Thank arizonavagabonds
Reviewed 4 days ago

I have nothing bad to say about the food itself at Duke's. It was well-prepared and in appropriate proportions. There was just a mismatch between the creativity in the menu, the decor, the ambiance and the overall experience vs the cost. You do have a...More

Thank dmccune253
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We arrived just before 6pm and they let us order off their happy hour menu which lowered the prices on a number of things including the soups. I got the clam chowder and it was the best I ever had and I have tried many....More

Thank Cdogs
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Sorry for my delay in reviewing this absolutely amazing seafood restaurant. Busy year. First, the Clam Chowder—winner of Seattle’s Best Chowder competition so many times, they are now judges. Their chowder goes so far beyond even the best regular cream chowders. The complexity of the...More

Thank Ajijah
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ways take mom for fish and chips with their fabulous chowder ever!! The only negative thing I can say is prices. Lunch for two with tip and no drinks was $60 +

Thank Shirley M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service was slow for the number of customers who were inside the restaurant. However, the staff were so hospitable that I didn't mind the wait. When my food arrived (a grass-fed beef burger), I thought it tasted alright, nothing to brag about. My colleagues...More

Thank exaggeratedsmile
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Simply a delight, yet spendy. Bring your credit card and your appetite. Delicious seafood, solid well spoken and great service staff. DUke's is a MUST if you are visiting the Pacific NW.

Thank Will D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best chowder I have ever had. The flavourings were superb. We went there for lunch . Highly recommend. I talked 4 friends into going there for supper. Our server April was fun, interesting and efficient

Thank 133HappyCamper2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent tasting food, service is also excellent, food and drinks are somewhat pricey though but so worth it.

Thank Joelta1
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John H
February 4, 2018|
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Response from marycatherine47 | Reviewed this property |
Hello there, I have a friend that is also gluten free and she dines there, so they must have some items. Also great burgers with GF buns. Give it a shot, their menu is well worth it.
Don S
December 6, 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
December 6, 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.
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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
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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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