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Duke's Chowder House

) #2 of 628 Restaurants in Tacoma $$ - $$$ American, , Seafood
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” (276 reviews)
“halibut” (63 reviews)
“crab cakes” (53 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 yesterday

Restaurant is on the water - incredible views. Wait staff was super nice. Great service. Food was great. We has chowders for appetizers. Clam and Lobster. Both were really good. Our meals were also really good. Food was served in a timely manner and hot....More

Thank Alyson B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Whenever we visit my daughter (who lives in Lakewood), we always make at least two trips to enjoy Duke's. After at least ten meals here, I've yet to be disappointed in any way. The food, service, ambiance and view are all top drawer. My only...More

Thank Berginnini
Reviewed 3 days ago

I love Duke's Chowder House! From the great salads, excellent seafood dishes, and really great burgers. But, boy oh boy, that CHOWDER is not to be missed, served with warm sourdough bread. I must admit, I always have my dessert first and they are tops...More

Thank marycatherine47
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Meals are pricey, but we love just a big bowl of clam chowder with a side of fresh sourdough bread. The best clam chowder we have ever had.

Thank Lactivist71
Reviewed 5 days ago

We ate our dinner on the deck overlooking the sound and the dinner was fantastic as were the views. How can you top Dungeoness crab stuffed Halibut and the clam chowder is different but delicious. This is not cheap but it was worth every penny.

Thank srobby
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great food, fantastic Puget Sound view, friendly courteous staff. Food is reasonably priced and delicious. The coconut prawns were great and the chowder was superb. Make reservations because it is a popular place to dine.

Thank Nova05P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived late after a traffic mishap and the staff were very accommodating for our party of 7. Food was so good and the service was outstanding. I really enjoyed the Chowder and fish - a decent serve which I couldn't finish! Easy parking and...More

Thank Emma K
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have liked everything I've ever had here and I don't always order the same food or drinks. It is a little pricey and sometimes you have to wait for a table at peak times but always worth it. Happy hour is good here too.

Thank Michelle L
Reviewed 1 week ago

They have 4 choices of chowder to choose from in addition to a bowl made of bread. Best chowder in Tacoma! One of the better waterfront locations in Tacoma.

Thank krogers1039
Reviewed 1 week ago

They offer good variety of seafood - all of which we have enjoyed. However love their chowder, especially the corn.

Thank dennissA2834BI
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Questions & Answers
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
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Romantic
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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