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Duke's Chowder House

3327 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402-5309
+1 253-752-5444
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“chowder” (285 reviews)
“halibut” (64 reviews)
“crab cakes” (54 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
3327 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402-5309
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some of the best chowder in the PNW, and the fish and chip, forget about it. I enjoyed my visit, the view of the water, just a great evening.

Thank tdavis8695
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Duke's is a charming waterside restaurant on Puget Sound. The chowder here is to DIE for (if you can't decide, try the sampler. You won't regret it). The only thing I would say negatively about Duke's is that their beer selection is lacking. When I...More

Thank Russ S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a good place- not great- but good. The service was fine, although the waiter was very busy and he did forget to bring the the chowder we ordered, which is a pretty big miss for a chowder house. He comped us the chowder...More

Thank cody123411
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was good and the Clam Chowder is the best. We also sampled a couple of their specialty cocktails. The cucumber Mohito is to die for.

Thank Lorna N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for dinner along with two visitors from eastern Canada. Although we would have preferred a table outside or by the windows, sitting in the bar worked out fine. Service was very prompt and friendly. Everyone enjoyed their meals, although I felt prices...More

Thank Steve F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are lots of great Seafood restaurants along the Tacoma waterfront, but unfortunately I don't feel that Duke's is one of them. Service was mediocre, the Halibut was encrusted with a mediocre batter, and the prices were very high compared to other restaurants offering the...More

Thank charlesodonnell
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really liked this one! The service was second-to-none...the flavor, price and ambience were great. Loved the feel of this Restaurant, it was lay back, with good quality Seafood...Two Thumbs Way Up from me!

Thank R2_Ramirez
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We celebrated a birthday here, relying on recommendations that did not disappoint. Excellent food, and a more varied menu than other waterfront restaurants we have visited. The prices were reasonable for the quality, and ordering salad and and appetizer made for a satisfactory supper.

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went into Duke's tonight for the first time and oh my gosh am I sad we have never gone before!! We sat in the bar and ordered off of the Happy Hour Menu because we are ballin' on a budget but...More

Thank JAMorris81212
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is located on Puget Sound and many great views of the water inside and outside the restaurant. The prices are mid-range to expensive. I like the idea you can order wine by the bottle or either 6 oz. or 9 oz. My crab...More

Thank Ronald A
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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.
BrentBrent 4
27 October 2015|
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Response from FrankCarolR | Reviewed this property |
They have two. 3 to 6 and 9 to close. Most of the restaurants along Ruston there have similar Happy Hour times. The Lobster Shop has a good HH me use as well.
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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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
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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