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Duke's Chowder House

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3327 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402-5309
+1 253-752-5444
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The chowder is the best I've ever had, but it is the most expensive that I've ever had. I guess it's true, you get what you pay for.

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Thank Janet R
Tacoma, Washington
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I go to Duke's regularly. We love to go into Duke's bar for their afternoon happy hour specials. The portions are smaller than the regular menu and so we can order several different things instead of just one. This makes it more fun. The food is great except the slaw. I know that Duke's has a recipe... More 

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Mount Vernon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a large family dinner at this eating establishment. The service was outstanding as was the food! We made reservations only two hours before arriving on a busy Friday night. The hostess and management made every accommodation to meet our needs. It was a fantastic evening with every meal prepared as advertised. We will definitely return for a very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I always use TripAdvisor for go to hot spots and this one did not disappoint. Maybe the best crab cake I have ever had. Crispy, buttery and full of flavor. Husband had the fish and chips, equally good. Yes a little pricey, but worth it!

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Thank Pam S
Victor, Montana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food I had was really good and the service was just as good. When the bill comes be careful, Ouch, bowl of clam chowder, 14.50?????

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Thank cpmontana
Varese, Italy
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23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is cozy, also nicely decorated though simple, easy to reach location and a cozy character. The waiters are young, fast and gentilei and fast. The menu is selective and sharp, easy to understand and elegant. The dishes are excellent both fish and meat. I had a fantastic mix of soups, great fish and chips while my friend took... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first occasion to visit Duke's Chowder House, however upon posting pictures, all of my area friends were identifying this local attraction without any indication, so I can only assume it's a local mainstay. I enjoyed a happy-hour visit, taking advantage of their coco loco prawns at a discount, along with a chowder sampler. For a person looking... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for snacks after a show and were delighted to find it was Happy Hour! Delicious crab cake was crispy on the outside with meaty crab-filled deliciousness on the inside. (As promised, crab cake was not stretched with "bready" filler.) Served with a small kale salad and aioli sauce. Other perks: we lucked out and were promptly seated in bar... More 

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Thank narfishi
Flagstaff, Arizona
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent meal, excellent service, beautiful view for my daughter's birthday. Staff placed us at a window front table after requesting through OpenTable. Chowder and a bread bowl makes a great meal.

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Thank Kevin C
Tacoma, Washington
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was invited to my beastie's birthday dinner last Monday the 6th. At first I thought when I pulled up to the restaurant this is going to be expensive. Well it on the Waterfront and they usually have the reputation of being high priced restaurants. Too my surprise the prices wasn't too bad. The waiter Bob was excellent, and very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
View, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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?