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Duke's Chowder House Lake Union

#40 of 3,057 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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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is in a nice location on Lake Union and it has an amazing selection of chowders. Try the sampler to get a taste of what is on offer. The lobster and Pernod chowder is particularly good!

Thank Sylvain D
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed some wonderful salmon while admiring the view of Lake Union and we could also see the Space Needle at night. Cozy, warm atmosphere. Plan to spend at least $30 per person. Parking is a minimum of $6 in the area lot.

Thank Pam B
Cumming, Georgia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tried to find a good seafood restaurant for family visiting from out-of-town. My Dad & husband both loved the salmon dinner they each chose. Asiago crusted Halibut was the perfect choice for me, though I really wanted to get my usual Scallops. Next time! And the crab "un-cake" we all loved! My neice was so glad she chose it for... More 

Thank Fran S
Cave Creek, Arizona
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I read the reviews and had to give it a try. It was a little bit tricky to find; requires a walk down the pier. I had the Prawns del Cabo Wabo with avocado salad- well worth the walk 😋

Thank tkerickson
Canberra, Australia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I were staying at Lake Union and stumbled across this little gem. Dukes had an inviting and warm atmosphere. Our server was extremely attentive and genuinely friendly. I recommend the Prawns Del Cabo Wabo, Organic Wild Child Mix Greens and the Clam Chowder. We enjoyed the restaurant so much that we went back for lunch the next... More 

2 Thank GFox27
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

This is seriously one of my all-time favorite restaurants, the Lk Union location specifically. I've never had a bad meal yet. In the summer we pull our boat up alongside the boat and get a table outside and sip on drinks and enjoy dinner. In the winter we find a table near the fire. I love love love the Silky... More 

2 Thank CorkyMac
Bellingham, Washington
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58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

This was in walking distant to our hotel. The stuffed salmon and stuffed prawns (both stuffed with crab) were amazing. The view of the lake was wonderful. The service was great and drinks were "hearty"...I would recommend Dukes to visitors.

3 Thank SusanO1952
Southern Oregon
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

The setting is ideal to watch float planes land and seeing rowers practicing. The good id good as is the staff.

1 Thank Volunteer82
Portland, Oregon
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117 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

The place was packed on a Wednesday evening but we got seated right away. Our server was attentive and friendly. We order clam chowder and seafood chowder (chopping). Everything tasted great and the sourdough boule was a bonus. The only disappointment-when I later compared my bill to listed price on the menu I was charged $7 too much for my... More 

Thank Seniye
Victoria, British Columbia
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

4 of us went for there on Dec3. They sat us down quickly when we arrived. We started with drinks and they were good. Then we had dinner. I had the halibut stuffed with crab and it was amazing. My friend had scallop ravioli and he loved it. I cant remember what the others had but they were very pleased... 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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Kids
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?