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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%
Travellers talk about
“chowder” (291 reviews)
“halibut” (69 reviews)
“seafood” (76 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
3327 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402-5309
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Award winning chowders for every taste. Blackened halibut quesadillas are phenomenal! View is always great, as is service.

Thank furstee
Reviewed 5 days ago

Duke's New England clam chowder is slightly different from what I am used to, being from Massachusetts, however, it was very good. My wife had their "North by Northwest" seafood chowder. We both had our chowders in their bread bowls and they were excellent.

Thank JohnP13147
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed sitting on the deck, although it was a little chilly. The wait wasn't too bad without a reservation. Food was decent, but not exceptional.

Thank blueskiestoyou
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very good restaurant. We had a table inside but at the window overlooking the harbor area. There is outdoor seating available too. Our server was excellent. She had good suggestions and was knowledgeable about all the menu items we asked about. She...More

Thank S53QXrobertb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very disappointed with the "award winning" chowder. The rains and cooler temperatures had returned to the Pacific Northwest after a long hot dry summer and my companions and I were looking forward to a bowl of chowder. I personally have not been to Dukes in...More

Thank fatnsassy2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here with our daughter and her boyfriend for dinner. The view of the water was excellent. Our server was friendly and nice. We enjoyed our meal too. I had the bleu cheese and bacon burger which was really good. The junior size was...More

Thank Mamjensen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was probably the most expensive lunch we have ever had but the view was gorgeous. Granted, if you want fresh halibut and crab meat it is going to cost. Throw in a couple of alcoholic beverages plus tip and you have spent over $100....More

Thank jgbtravels
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stooped in for a soup and salad and couldn't have had a better experience. Friendly, efficient, beautiful decor, waterfront view and the cajun chowder was exquisite! The Cesar salad wonderful and the bread devine! Great place. A must try for anyone in the area.

Thank Bro Tim M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place with superb food. We were visiting from Sacramento and our children took us here for lunch. It was worth it, and more! The halibut and pan seared salmon - above all. The clam chowder was impressive, better than Boudine's in many ways. When...More

Thank Ilya D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best way to end a wonderful visit is with a great dinner that we don't have to cook and clean up! Went to Duke's on the Tacoma waterfront and enjoyed everything they served. Atmosphere, service, view, and company were first rate. If I had...More

Thank Thomas W
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Questions & Answers
Don S
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
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
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
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
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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