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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%
Travellers talk about
“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
$$ - $$$
3327 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402-5309
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Reviewed 3 days ago

After arriving in Seattle last week, I had a 3 hour drive, but needed some lunch first. I found Duke's had a high rating on TA so I tried it. Our server was really sweet and the pesto salmon was fantastic. The pesto was much...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My daughter found this restaurant based in reviews on Gluten Free Tacoma. We showed up on Fathers Day with my sister and Granddaughter and were able to be seated within 15 min during a busy lunch! The food was wonderful. I had the Fresh Crab...More

Thank Gretchen D
Reviewed 5 days ago

I took a relative from Palm Springs to dinner at Dukes Chowder House and she loved it! We started with clam chowder and it was good, the halibut was excellent. The restaurant is on pilings overlooking the Puget Sound. I had mad reservations weeks before...More

Thank Ron H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dukes is always a great place to stop if your in the area. You cannot go wrong with the chowder, no mater which one you try. Service is always very good. The bar will get very crowded on a sunny day for happy hour, just...More

1  Thank Marci H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our 44st anniversary, my wife and I went to this restaurant based on the reviews. I requested grilled halibut, fresh roasted potatoes, clam chowder, and coffee. She ordered a burger with fried potatoes. Server was a real doll and I felt very bad for...More

Thank hdgetr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing happy hour. Delicious food and drinks! Highly recommend. I've visited both south center and Tacoma locations. Everything I've tried on be menu has been delicious and the grapefruit cocktail was exceptional

1  Thank Jessica M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So, after church, we headed to Duke's for a seafood salad. Great as always, and made special by a bottle of Veuve Cliquot. The halibut quesadilla was the perfect starter.

Thank Scott C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is fantastic, crab cakes and chowder were phenomanal. The service was out of this world and completely on point. Im ssad to say that I cant remember my servers name but she was really wonderful and spent more then ample time with our...More

Thank barfly69
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Duke goes out of his way to provide fresh, healthy food. No chemicals or frankenfish or any of that other nonsense. I appreciate that when i go out to eat. And, they fix it up very good as well.

Thank Charlie D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having seen a lot of excellent reviews on Trip Adviser, expectations were high when going to Duke's Chowder House in Tacoma for an early afternoon family dinner. To be fair, the food was good, but it lacked the little extra that we expected.

Thank John Christian Ø
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Don S
How do I buy a gift card on line
7 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?
7 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?
27 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
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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