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Duke's Chowder House

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” (307 reviews)
“halibut” (72 reviews)
“seafood” (83 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 3 days ago

My husband and I sat at the bar for Happy hour food and drinks. The drinks were exceptional - delicious and nice presentation. The food was excellent as well. Chowder was very tasty as was the Alaskan Salmon Sliders - unique and delish! Staff were...More

Thank Ann G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Looking for a place for dinner in the area. Checked Trip advisor for suggestions. This place was close by. The beer was local and good. It happened to be restaurant week in Tacoma. Ordered the Salmon with pesto, Caesar salad, and carrot cake. Everything was...More

Thank pgouletri
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to 3 of the 7 Duke outlets--never disappointed. The seafood is served as ordered, the chowder is terrific and depending on the location, and your table, the views are worthy of a special occasion. The Tacoma "House" is located right out on /over...More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staying down the street from Duke's and was advised that our hotel shuttle stopped at 8:00. Due to inclement weather, I called Dukes to see if we could bump up our reservation. Amelia said to come on in and maybe a 15 minute wait. We...More

Thank DD E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoy the food and service and we each have our particular favorites. It is family friendly and access is easy with adequate parking. During nice weather, it is nice to sit outside on the deck and enjoy the views of the Olympic Mountains, Vashon...More

Thank Warren D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took my Dad here for his 78th birthday celebration and surprised him with a bunch of his grandkids that he wasn't expecting. There were 9 of us and they were very accomodating on a busy Saturday afternoon. Located right on the water, the view...More

Thank RosieA428
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is totally worth it. Their fish is sustainably caught and the food is as local as possible. That means you are going to get the freshest, best quality ingredients. Everything we ordered was so delicious and the service was friendly and prompt. The...More

Thank Jen A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was traveling for business and happened to visit Duke's for dinner, on the recommendation from a friend. The "talk" of the chowder is real, it was one of the best I have ever had. You can order in various sizes, allowing you to sample...More

Thank Tony R
Reviewed 19 March 2018

We had dinner on a friday evening. the meal was wonderful and there was a variety of drinks ....all were good.

Thank oregon1425travelor
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Visited with family to try the world famous chowder. We had the New England clam chowder and it was delicious. Our party had an array of entrees. The non seafood types had burgers. The seafood entrees ranged from halibut to shellfish. Well presented albeit pricey....More

Thank Mateo0333
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John H
4 February 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
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.
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly
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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