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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” (307 reviews)
“halibut” (72 reviews)
“seafood” (83 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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11 - 20 of 785 reviews

Reviewed 4 March 2018

The location of this restaurant is to die for, right on Commencement Bay. The view is stunning. Came with my daughters. We ordered a bowl of clam chowder soup, Caesar salad, fish and chips and appetizers. Thought the soup was too thick and pasty. The...More

Thank lorrieg458
Reviewed 26 February 2018

I loved the New England Chowder, and it came with the recipe! I am going to attempt duplicating it. We'll see if I can...

Thank Cliff M
Reviewed 19 February 2018

Having recently moved to the area, hubby and I felt obligated to try Duke's. The water front location is awesome, even in winter, and they take reservations! Food -- really good, traditional fish house fare. The chowder is what they are famous for and they...More

Thank Ohiofamily
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

While the service was fantastic, I was completely disappointed with my $30 lunch. I ordered the famous Fish n chips. The breading was plain (panko) no flavor, and the fish seemed over cooked. As a couple, we felt spending $60 on lunch should have really...More

Thank TCBelz
Reviewed 23 January 2018

Had lunch with a group of friends. My wife and I were happy with our entrees, but it was $50+ for lunch. Paying for the location.

Thank regesinger
Reviewed 23 January 2018

We have been to Duke's a few times. (It's among my mother-in-law's favorites.) However, I was rather disappointed in our most-recent visit. Maybe they've raised their prices (or not), but I was surprised a few drinks, an appetizer, and two entrees would be more than...More

1  Thank RoseCityTraveler626
Reviewed 22 January 2018

I can always count on a good meal with respectful seafood harvesting practices to top it off! The owner promotes fishing only seafood that is not endangered, which makes the dining more meaningful. Cheers to good food and respectful procurement!

1  Thank Kimberley v
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Service was slow and way too much visiting with other employees and left us for about 15 min then got water and asked what beverages we were going to have and we ordered and more visiting with employees and they came back and said they...More

Thank lisadT3443JH
Reviewed 20 January 2018

Nice views, friendly servers and warm sourdough bread. Came for the chowder (they have four flavors) and they have many good offerings on the menu. My daughter got the sampler which had a small cup of each. I opted for the salad / chowder combo,...More

1  Thank Susieqa
Reviewed 13 January 2018

The Pacific NW is noted for its excellent seafood in stores and in restaurants. Dukes is no exception. You will get premium dishes for a reasonable price.

1  Thank BajaBadBoy
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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