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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%
Travellers talk about
“chowder” (306 reviews)
“halibut” (73 reviews)
“seafood” (83 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3327 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402-5309
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I was traveling for business and happened to visit Duke's for dinner, on the recommendation from a friend. The "talk" of the chowder is real, it was one of the best I have ever had. You can order in various sizes, allowing you to sample...More

Thank Tony R
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had dinner on a friday evening. the meal was wonderful and there was a variety of drinks ....all were good.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with family to try the world famous chowder. We had the New England clam chowder and it was delicious. Our party had an array of entrees. The non seafood types had burgers. The seafood entrees ranged from halibut to shellfish. Well presented albeit pricey....More

Thank Mateo0333
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're looking for the best prawns prepared several different ways, check this place out. Their chowder is also excellent. We sat at a table on the lake and truly enjoyed our dining experience. It's a little expensive but they really serve excellent food.

Thank RoamingTexan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location of this restaurant is to die for, right on Commencement Bay. The view is stunning. Came with my daughters. We ordered a bowl of clam chowder soup, Caesar salad, fish and chips and appetizers. Thought the soup was too thick and pasty. The...More

Thank lorrieg458
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved the New England Chowder, and it came with the recipe! I am going to attempt duplicating it. We'll see if I can...

Thank Cliff M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having recently moved to the area, hubby and I felt obligated to try Duke's. The water front location is awesome, even in winter, and they take reservations! Food -- really good, traditional fish house fare. The chowder is what they are famous for and they...More

Thank Ohiofamily
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

While the service was fantastic, I was completely disappointed with my $30 lunch. I ordered the famous Fish n chips. The breading was plain (panko) no flavor, and the fish seemed over cooked. As a couple, we felt spending $60 on lunch should have really...More

Thank TCBelz
Reviewed 23 January 2018

Had lunch with a group of friends. My wife and I were happy with our entrees, but it was $50+ for lunch. Paying for the location.

Thank regesinger
Reviewed 23 January 2018

We have been to Duke's a few times. (It's among my mother-in-law's favorites.) However, I was rather disappointed in our most-recent visit. Maybe they've raised their prices (or not), but I was surprised a few drinks, an appetizer, and two entrees would be more than...More

1  Thank RoseCityTraveler626
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John H
5 February 2018|
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Response from marycatherine47 | Reviewed this property |
Hello there, I have a friend that is also gluten free and she dines there, so they must have some items. Also great burgers with GF buns. Give it a shot, their menu is well worth it.
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.
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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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