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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” (307 reviews)
“halibut” (72 reviews)
“seafood” (83 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3327 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402-5309
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed nearby for a long getaway weekend and this place stole the cake when it came to all the restaurants we visited while in-town! Service from our waiter Wade was incredible and memorable; he really helped up love this place and couldn't have been...More

1  Thank Christopher H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were visiting Tacoma from out of town and picked this place due to its location on the water, a desire to eat seafood, and based on other reviewers’ comments. It did not disappoint. My husband had fish and chips and chowder. I had the...More

Thank PDXBethF
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter chose this restaurant....it’s location is gorgeous, on the water, the food was delicious, and the service was great!

Thank MommaLo23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here with my local crew and we enjoyed it. Great view, good service and pretty good food. The seven of us enjoyed it!

1  Thank BVL1961
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by for the traditional bowl of clam chowder and fish and chips. The halibut had a little washed out taste, not the normal deep fish flavor. The chips and salad very tasty. The clam chowder was up to it's normal best. . A very...More

Thank A C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Started with steamer clams, hard to mess up I know but they were really good. I had Crab Un-Cakes and the wife had a shiitake and wasabi burger. Crab cakes were okay and the wife LOVED her burger, but the star of the show was...More

Thank Marco A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Menu always has something delicious and seasonal specialties. Prices are reasonable and wine selection is good.

Thank Sheryl M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Situated on the water with beautiful views, Duke's deck is perfect on a sunny day. Indoor dining is equally enjoyable for during the winter months. The crab un-cake is light, tender, and packed full of fresh crab. Hands-down the best crab cakes in the state...More

Thank Candy M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Try the lobster bisque...excellent. The food is exceptional and the service top notch. One of the best ideas of the restaurant is to serve soup in several different portion sizes. Do not miss having dinner here when you are in Tacoma.

1  Thank mantamoon
Reviewed 4 weeks 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
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Questions & Answers
John H
5 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
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.
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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, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids
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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