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Duke's Chowder House

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3327 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402-5309
+1 253-752-5444
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Gig Harbor, Washington
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Being from New England I have a high standard for fresh fish and clam chowder. I was very surprised to find their new england clam chowder to be very good, creamy, ample combination of potatoes (not soggy), clams, cream and just a touch of vinegar. Their fish and chips were also very good, not too oily, crisp and the fish... More 

Thank rmm7277
Wapato, Washington
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The service was very attentive and upbeat. I ordered prawns stuffed with dungeness crab while we can all agree it is challenging when you receive your meal and it is quite over done especially seafood however they were most professional and prepared another order and it was fabulous! They were very generous and did not charge me for it. Now... More 

Thank Shawn C
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! We sat at the bar and were served tilting glass bloody Mary's and the best chowder I have ever had! The organic sour dough bread was a great compliment! Highly recommend for great food and great views

Thank LittleBiggs
Atlanta, Georgia
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The food and the location in Tacoma on the water made this a great dining experience. Get seated prior to night fall to see a beautiful sunset on the water. Try the sampler of chowders -- the clam chowder was my favorite. The halibut with blueberries, the salmon, and the marionberry pie were truly wonderful.

Thank sarlsar
Scottsdale, Arizona
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Part of a small group, (Dukes) which we have been to before. San DIego, Lake Tahoe and this place was very good. Great sour dough bread and we had the world famous clam chowder. Nice location on the water!

Thank 583russa
Mission Hills, Kansas
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Located on popular Ruston Way, this was recommended by friends. Stopped in on a late Sunday afternoon and stayed almost 3 hours. Great happy hour, didn't need dinner. Great selections on the menus for food and drink. Pricey main courses, but recommend clam chowder!

Thank gasmith2016
Costa Mesa, California
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33 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

My sister and I went there for dinner and the view and food was excellent. I had the Stuffed and Puffed Prawns...OMG so good the best Prawns I have ever had. My sister had the Macadamia Encrusted Halibut and she said it was the best she ever and the bite or two I had of hers I would have to... More 

Thank Cvando7
Olympia, Washington
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

You can always be sure to get a great bowl of clam chowder here! I did have fish and chips and was somewhat disappointed. I got two pieces of fish that looked like something you'd get out of a frozen food box. Very uniformed, with a panko like coating. Thankfully, it didn't taste like cardboard and was surprisingly good.

Thank 54marebear60
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We plan for business meals at Duke's, and of course our family celebrations... you name it. Absolutely cannot get enough of this place. The Tacoma location is simply breathtaking. I love their Alki and Lake Union locations just as much.

Thank CorkyMac
Denver, Colorado
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103 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Loved our chowder (especially the clam chowder), stuffed sole, and salmon with pesto. Sourdough is absolutely fabulous. Ceasar salad really good. For some reason they were only seating inside, even though the weather seemed fine. Disappointing! No wait at 5p on a Thursday night (restaurant week), but looked like quite a wait at 6:30 when we were leaving. Restaurant week... More 

Thank COBlueSky

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?