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Duke's Chowder House

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3327 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402-5309
+1 253-752-5444
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Tacoma, Washington
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108 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went there for lunch. This wasn't the first time going. Amazingly enough, the food tasted just as good as I remember it from several years ago. The hot food was hot, the cold was cold. Service was great too - very attentive. And the view is spectacular. Right on the water cannot be beat. Best thing was the food of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I took my son to Duke's after the Eric Burdon and the Animals concert at the Pantages. It was a belated celebration of his birthday. We hit the late evening Happy Hour. The food was marvelous and fresh. He had the burger and I had the grilled Mexican shrimp. Both of us were very pleased. They mark the Gluten-free items... More 

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North Vancouver
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141 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had a light dinner before a show, sitting at the bar on a saturday night. Very busy. The food was very good for a mass market chain and very reasonably priced. We both had prawns in different styles and the noticeable point was the prawns were crisp outside and tender inside, definitely not overcooked, a common failing in a... More 

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Puyallup, Washington
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67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had reservations here. We showed up a few minutes early and they accommodate us. The service was amazing, the ambience was romantic, and the food was great. We ordered off the Valentine's day menu. The food was a little expensive but still tasty. Pros: Ambience, food, service, and location. Con's: on the pricey side but great... More 

Thank Shay M
Tacoma, Washington
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469 reviews
337 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The original Duke's was in Seattle, right by the Seattle Center, and I grew up eating there about 1 or 2 times/month with my family. They specialized in elevated American comfort food. Now Duke's is a chain with none of its original charm or culinary chops. I am sorely disappointed in the mediocre food here. The view on Ruston Way... More 

Thank jay s
Tacoma, Washington
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

very attentive staff and accomadting to any wishes you might have. We ordered two different lunches and split them between us allowing us to sample a larger amount of food. Everything was good but the french fries were fat and well seasoned. Our favorite item. A little spendy for lunch.

Thank _elsiegraham404
Tacoma, Washington
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was not impressed with the food, especially for the prices. We couldn't believe the "Best Carrot Cake" listed on the menu. Basically, it was a brain muffin with cream cheese frosting and a carrot shape on top.

Thank sgstarner
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love a good seafood place. The ambiance is really clean and a delight but the food is expensive and small portions. Its ideal for a couple but not so much for the whole family.

Thank BornFamily81
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The sourdough chowder bowl was absolutely phenomenal! We opted to sit outside; it was a perfect summer day. Plenty to look at out on the sound! The servers were very friendly. Drinks came out quick, food as well. I will definitely return and try some dinner!

Thank Ty H
Tacoma, Washington
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a comfortable place to enjoy with your loved ones or just a great friend. The happy hours specials are amazing. The atmosphere by the water couldn't be better. Dukes is amazing!

Thank Holly H

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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
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?