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Duke's Chowder House

3327 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402-5309
+1 253-752-5444
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“chowder” (296 reviews)
“halibut” (70 reviews)
“seafood” (76 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
3327 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402-5309
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91 - 100 of 752 reviews

Reviewed 23 May 2017

If you are looking for fresh seafood Duke's is the place to go. An extensive menu choice. Excellent service. Dine in or outside on their patio.

Thank TwoRetiredFolk
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

But somehow, my visits fall short. Either mediocre food (not really impressed with any of their chowder) or service or overpriced entrees....I just can't rate them higher than 3 stars.

Thank April G
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Very expensive menu! Food is not flavorful, nor plentiful, for the price. So the restaurant is on the waterfront....... but not uniquely decorated nor comfortable. Waitress was very nice but not knowledgeable as to mixed drinks. Our large party could find no reason for the...More

Thank Caszi
Reviewed 22 May 2017

The food is probably 7&8 out of 10 on a consistent basis. However, the New England clam chowder is a consistent 10. Great Chowder. However, there is very little value here. The serving sizes are notably small. When you are done with dinner, you are...More

Thank ronn95
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Whether it's enjoying stuffed salmon on the deck, or bellied up to the bar watching the Mariners, Dukes never disappoints. They have a great late night happy hour- I think it starts at like 9 or 10 pm- check the website.

Thank Frank C
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

I visited Duke's twice during a work trip, lunch and dinner. Seafood is fresh and the specials, drinks, desserts are delicious. It's really quite difficult deciding what to order. Try one of the chowders and enjoy the view.

Thank SP1234Travels
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

This is a great place for business or pleasure. The food is fantastic and the view is beautiful. There's a fireplace in the dining area. I highly recommend it.

Thank Idahogal73
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

We had a reservation but probably wasn't required as there were a few empty tables on a Monday night. We requested a seat by the window and were given a great table. We both had the Three Course Meal. My New England chowder was great...More

Thank Kathy H
Reviewed 8 May 2017

The original Clam Chowder had a wonderful full bodied flavor. The Cod Fish & Chips had a excellent, very crunchy texture, the fish was very flaky...the best fish & chips I have ever had!

Thank sharim419
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Visited Tacoma to go to the Museum, check out some Chihuly, and see some of the U of W campus. It was decided when we got hungry that we should try the "chowder" at Duke's. We arrived in a downpour towards the end of the...More

Thank Work2snap
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Questions & Answers
Don S
6 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
6 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
26 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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Groups
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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