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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” (298 reviews)
“halibut” (69 reviews)
“seafood” (76 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 4 weeks ago

I took some employees and their wives out for a appreciation dinner and decided to go to dukes. what a great experience we had. everyone couldn't wait to get back to the shop and tell others here about the great food, service and atmosphere they...More

Thank 58775Rick
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stooped by for lunch just about noon on Monday. We were welcomed and sat quickly with a lovely water view. Our waitress was very pleasant and knowledgeable. I ordered the Dutchess combo and my husband ordered Dukes favorite pasta with blackened salmon. The lobster chowder...More

Thank Carol L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Comfortable atmosphere. Tasty casual, seafood options while looking at the inland passage. Good service.

Thank beherman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dukes is our go to place on Ruston Way at the Tacoma waterfront. We visited again last Saturday. We had no reservation and were still seated quickly at a beautiful table next to windows overlooking the bay. Not only were the sights beautiful with the...More

Thank Rick B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When getting to town, we ask for a good place to go eat seafood. The connoisseur recommended Dukes Chowderhouse. At the recommendation of the wait staff, I tried the scallops, with a bowl of award winning clam chowder. I was absolutely blown away at how...More

Thank Crazyolds
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Have visited several times - service and food exceeds expectations! Very nice view, pleasant surroundings

Thank bdm7872017
Reviewed 31 October 2017

server very friendly and knowledgeable about menu, she offered choices of her favorite dishes, i took her advice, man it was delicious and decadent , a gentleman came behind her to make sure we were having a wonderful experience. and a quality experience. love the...More

Thank dandcharper642
Reviewed 31 October 2017

I went there for lunch and a drink. I had clam chowder and it was excellent, very different from what I've had elsewhere. We had hoped to go back for dinner, but it was very busy on a weekend night so went elsewhere.

Thank kguthreau
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Dukes still makes great chowder but that is the only exceptional item on the menu. The location is beautiful if you can get a seat with a view. Our party for 3 came in about 3pm. We asked for a window view but were told...More

Thank Leslie5437
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

We eat at Duke’s in Tacoma at Rustin Point. Great view, clean and great food. The staff is very accommodating and friendly.

Thank Mel H
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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
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, View, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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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