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Duke's Chowder House Lake Union

#42 of 3,094 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
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901 Fairview Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
+1 206-382-9963
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed dinner here in the late evening. I would recommend on a weekend making reservations through open table - the place was pretty packed when we got there! Food was delicious and service was quick. Would recommend if you're looking for somewhere to unwind after exploring Seattle all day!

Thank Shelby T
Champaign, IL
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83 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a chilly boat ride around Lake Union we stopped in here at the suggestion of our Seattle friend. We were close to the fireplace and the views were awesome. I had the crab chowder in a breadbowl. SO good! Others got bowls of clam chowder. The bread basket was refilled several times because it's SO good. Our server was... More 

Thank Illinifan1980
Charleston, South Carolina
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80 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were lucky to grab seats at the bar at lunch without a reservation. We shared the blueberry salmon and the soup sampler. Both dishes were excellent. The soup was perfect for the classic drizzle-y, cloudy, cool Seattle day. The service was excellent. It was pricey for lunch. The two dishes, one craft beer, and tip was $75.

Thank CMPofCharleston
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82 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Duke's convinced, that they had the Best Chowder we could have had in Seattle. That was certainly true! The clam chowder was fantastic. But they fell short an their Halibut dinner entre. It was over cooked in the broiler and consequently it was a bit tough. Another annoyance in his restaurant was the "tightness" in the room.... More 

Thank heitmann
Chicago, Illinois
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86 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great food and drinks. we had the chowder which was aawesome, their rolls were to die for, great fish, great service, great location

Thank 718steve
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked over from our motel on a rainy Sunday evening. We were seated next to the fireplace and had a great view of the lake and Space Needle. I need gluten free options and had plenty of choices. I had the salmon and my husband had the fish and chips. Both were outstanding! We shared a GF carrot cake... More 

Thank Michelle T
San Diego, California
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73 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm not a seafood fan but when traveling for business, you go with the group. Duke's seated us quickly and dealt with all the group's little quirky asks without any issues. Good value for price, everything tasted great, and wait staff was spot on.

Thank abgwin
Kathmandu, Nepal
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196 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I was attending meetings at Fred Hutch last week and went to lunch here. The service was excellent and food exceptional. The North by Northwest chowder was recommended and it was terrific! Definitely come back.

Thank Joseph S
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Went to Seattle for the weekend, got in on a Friday night and this restaurant was recommended by my daughter. We got there around 845 no waiting immediately greeted and seated excellent customer service. Greg was absolutely great. Tried the crab un-cake, absolutely delicious went with the fish and chips which were absolutely great also tried the prawn sandwich which... More 

Thank dmz681
Rochester, New York
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Duke's on Fairview doesn't seem to be the normal place for a tourist to go for lunch, unless you're at the museum across the way or the hotel across the street, but if you can get there go there. (Warning it's not very visible from the road, you're going to need to park and walk before you see it.) We... 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
Average prices
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 901 Fairview Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Lake Union
  • Neighbourhood: Lake Union
  • Phone Number: +1 206-382-9963

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?