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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” (290 reviews)
“halibut” (66 reviews)
“seafood” (75 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 3 days ago via mobile

We went here with our daughter and her boyfriend for dinner. The view of the water was excellent. Our server was friendly and nice. We enjoyed our meal too. I had the bleu cheese and bacon burger which was really good. The junior size was...More

Thank Mamjensen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was probably the most expensive lunch we have ever had but the view was gorgeous. Granted, if you want fresh halibut and crab meat it is going to cost. Throw in a couple of alcoholic beverages plus tip and you have spent over $100....More

Thank jgbtravels
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stooped in for a soup and salad and couldn't have had a better experience. Friendly, efficient, beautiful decor, waterfront view and the cajun chowder was exquisite! The Cesar salad wonderful and the bread devine! Great place. A must try for anyone in the area.

Thank Bro Tim M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place with superb food. We were visiting from Sacramento and our children took us here for lunch. It was worth it, and more! The halibut and pan seared salmon - above all. The clam chowder was impressive, better than Boudine's in many ways. When...More

Thank Ilya D
Reviewed 1 week ago

The best way to end a wonderful visit is with a great dinner that we don't have to cook and clean up! Went to Duke's on the Tacoma waterfront and enjoyed everything they served. Atmosphere, service, view, and company were first rate. If I had...More

Thank Thomas W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dined at Duke's while in Tacoma golfing with friends. We tried the halibut a number of ways and they were all done very nicely. On the trip we trip chowder at every restaurant that offered it and the consensus of our group was that...More

Thank GolfGuy26
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Duke's famous for their different seafood chowders, they are very good however not the best in my book. We ordered the Quad Dinghy Sampler as our appetizer. All four were good. Best appetizer was the Calamari, excellent texture and flavor. I also ordered the cod...More

Thank Melissa W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were seated quickly and were able to sit out on the deck. Our waiter did not do a very good job. He was very friendly but seemed very disorganized & slow with service, not just our table but all the tables around us. I...More

1  Thank mntoon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by and got a table outside on the deck with view on the bay. A great atmosphere. The wine was excellent, the also served great local beer. The food (we had two different styles of their salmon) was well composed and delicious. We...More

Thank Kaichen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Five star all the way. The lobster bisque made with cream,lobster base,sweet potato and Lagastinos was superb. Followed by Salmon sliders and their Dungeness Crabcake. All were outstanding. (And I'm from crab country back east). If you have ever read any of my room reviews...More

Thank Herbert F
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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
Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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