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Duke's Chowder House

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3327 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402-5309
+1 253-752-5444
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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North Vancouver
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141 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a light dinner before a show, sitting at the bar on a saturday night. Very busy. The food was very good for a mass market chain and very reasonably priced. We both had prawns in different styles and the noticeable point was the prawns were crisp outside and tender inside, definitely not overcooked, a common failing in a... More 

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Puyallup, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I had reservations here. We showed up a few minutes early and they accommodate us. The service was amazing, the ambience was romantic, and the food was great. We ordered off the Valentine's day menu. The food was a little expensive but still tasty. Pros: Ambience, food, service, and location. Con's: on the pricey side but great... More 

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Thank Shay M
Tacoma, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The original Duke's was in Seattle, right by the Seattle Center, and I grew up eating there about 1 or 2 times/month with my family. They specialized in elevated American comfort food. Now Duke's is a chain with none of its original charm or culinary chops. I am sorely disappointed in the mediocre food here. The view on Ruston Way... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

very attentive staff and accomadting to any wishes you might have. We ordered two different lunches and split them between us allowing us to sample a larger amount of food. Everything was good but the french fries were fat and well seasoned. Our favorite item. A little spendy for lunch.

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Thank _elsiegraham404
Tacoma, Washington
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was not impressed with the food, especially for the prices. We couldn't believe the "Best Carrot Cake" listed on the menu. Basically, it was a brain muffin with cream cheese frosting and a carrot shape on top.

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Thank sgstarner
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love a good seafood place. The ambiance is really clean and a delight but the food is expensive and small portions. Its ideal for a couple but not so much for the whole family.

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Thank BornFamily81
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The sourdough chowder bowl was absolutely phenomenal! We opted to sit outside; it was a perfect summer day. Plenty to look at out on the sound! The servers were very friendly. Drinks came out quick, food as well. I will definitely return and try some dinner!

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Thank Ty H
Tacoma, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a comfortable place to enjoy with your loved ones or just a great friend. The happy hours specials are amazing. The atmosphere by the water couldn't be better. Dukes is amazing!

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Thank Holly H
Tacoma, WA
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5 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I think their lunch prices are a little high for the quality. Their Bloody Mary is always good and a nice selection of food for happy hour.

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Thank LucyluTacoma
Tacoma, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We all enjoyed our meal - 4 adults and 2 young children. The staff are good at dealing with kids and getting booster seats quickly during seating. We didn't have to wait long to order drinks or food, and the food came quickly. Everything tasted as one would hope, and while it isn't a fancy restaurant, it is really good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
View, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?