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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%
Travellers talk about
“chowder” (306 reviews)
“halibut” (73 reviews)
“seafood” (83 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 11:00 pm Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3327 Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402-5309
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Service was slow and way too much visiting with other employees and left us for about 15 min then got water and asked what beverages we were going to have and we ordered and more visiting with employees and they came back and said they...More

Thank lisadT3443JH
Reviewed 20 January 2018

Nice views, friendly servers and warm sourdough bread. Came for the chowder (they have four flavors) and they have many good offerings on the menu. My daughter got the sampler which had a small cup of each. I opted for the salad / chowder combo,...More

1  Thank Susieqa
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

The Pacific NW is noted for its excellent seafood in stores and in restaurants. Dukes is no exception. You will get premium dishes for a reasonable price.

1  Thank BajaBadBoy
Reviewed 24 December 2017

After going to the zoo to the see the lights, we decided to stop here with another couple for dinner. While the food and service were both very good, I was a bit taken aback by the prices. Some of this might be attributable to...More

2  Thank Dave H
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Most of the waterfront restaurants on Ruston Way are just ok - you are paying for the view. But Duke’s is worth it, especially if you go during happy hour. It’s only available in the bar or on the deck, but a really great deal...More

2  Thank JohnHTacoma_WA
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Excellent service, amazing view from the deck, great heaters for an enjoyable early fall lunch oh and the food was very good too, my husband loves the chowder.

1  Thank Jeanne Marie G
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Superb service! Excellent food - grass fed beef, no nitrate bacon! I don't eat fish or seafood; but I've heard it's excellent! Gluten free is available too.

Thank Ritz18meyer
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Consistently excellent Service, food good, but over priced, location perfect. The chowder is good, along with the Rock cod tacos, halibut and fabulous seafood salads!

Thank Larry H
Reviewed 22 December 2017

I took my family and mom and here for halibut seeing as we have been searching for good halibut all around the waterfront in Tacoma and just haven't found anything worthwhile. I brought our employees here a month ago or so and everybody liked it...More

Thank 58775Rick
Reviewed 11 December 2017

I'm gluten free.... Went for an early dinner with our friend. Service was so attentive, food was really great (they even accommodated my dietary needs - didn't get sick), and the view was really beautiful. We will definitely be back!

Thank ArmyNomad
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John H
5 February 2018|
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Response from marycatherine47 | Reviewed this property |
Hello there, I have a friend that is also gluten free and she dines there, so they must have some items. Also great burgers with GF buns. Give it a shot, their menu is well worth it.
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.
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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
Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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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