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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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55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

I've dined at Duke's for many years. I'm never disappointed in the food or service. Alex served me and my guest and he was professional and friendly.

Thank BettyTacoma_WA
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67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Came to Tacoma for business and was given this place when I asked coworkers for the best chowder places. They offer 6 different chowders and bisque and and addition to the usual cup or bowl, you can order a tasting size or sampler of and number between one and 6. They also have great happy hour specializes and I tried... More 

Thank EuropeCosmicTravel
Seattle, Washington
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

We went on a Wednesday night, for our anniversary. Initially they seated us in a cold, bright, loud music and child-filled room. I requested to sit in the darker, more cozy area since it was our anniversary. They kindly allowed us to move. Our dining experience was anything but laid back - it was hard to feel relaxed when all... More 

Thank NationalGeographic1
Easton, Pennsylvania
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67 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Had dinner here with my family while on vacation. Great selection of seafood. I went for the chowder flight of all the varieties since I couldn't make up my mind. All were delicious, but I did favor a couple. You will have your own I am sure, so I won't tell you mine! LOL We filled up on appetizers, so... More 

Thank Cubmasterbill
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

I'm from the east coast. I always have to have their clam chowder when I visit. It's the best ever. I also prefer to order several appetizers as a sampling with a large order of sweet potato fries. ( this last time they could have cooked longer to be crispier ). It's pricey but a nice splurge.

Thank Lynn R
Oakland, California
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

When visiting Tacoma, this is our usual stop for a great meal, fine views, great service. We have gone there at least 1/2 dozen times, and the chowders and seafoods are exceptional, as well as the steaks and, for one of us, a burger.

Thank Kasac1943
Tacoma, Washington, United States
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

way over priced I can get a better meal for a lot less money and its better food the view is good but other areas have a great view also.

Thank Joeybaldwinweaver
Tacoma, Washington
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

My family and I have been to Duke's on Ruston Way several times and it's never a disappointment. The menu has a large selection and the fresh sheet is updated regularly. I especially enjoy all the chowders, each is distinct and flavorful, I can never decide which to get so they have a sampler that has some of each! When... More 

Thank Kim K
Eugene, Oregon
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68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Good Food and Exceptional Service! I had the clam chowder and the halibut fish and chips, both were very good. What really impressed me was that we felt welcomed from the moment we stepped in the door. The hostess was friendly and pleasant. Our server greeted us with a smile and a friendly hello. When we weren't ready to order... More 

Thank N. G
Tacoma, Washington
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Went to happy hour with friends. I don't drink but I eat. I ordered about 5 things on the menu. Yes, I was hungry....My favorite was the coconut shrimp, calamari and the prawns del Cabo wabo. I really liked the avocado salad because it's guacamole. And I love me some guacamole! I fell in love with their strawberry lemonade. It's... More 

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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
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
Groups, Local cuisine, View, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?