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Best Watefront Restaurant Seattle - Duke's Seafood - Lake Union, Seattle, WA

Duke's Seafood - Lake Union

4.6
4.6
1825 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Duke's Seafood South Lake Union near downtown Seattle, Queen Anne and Eastlake is an upscale casual Pacific NW seafood restaurant and bar offering some of Seattle's best waterfront views and dining, outdoor dining and a full upscale bar and grill experience in the heart of Seattle. Lively, fun and Pacific Northwest casual upscale atmosphere. Near the Space Needle, Amazon, and situated right on shores of South Lake Union. Signature dishes include or Fish Tacos, Fish & Chips, Stuffed Salmon & Halibut, and flavorful, 100% sustainable wild seafood, Award Winning Chowder and grass fed burgers in a gathering place that is friendly, comfortable, unpretentious and filled with personality. We only source all natural, healthful ingredients. Duke's food is free of hormones, antibiotics and free of harmful chemicals. Guests sum up their favorable assessment of what Duke's has to offer with three words: It’s so good!


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 45 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Northwest, Burgers
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (206) 382-9963
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Director of Culinary, Alan Caraco
  • Catering
    Catering available next door at our new private event and wedding venue, Dockside at Duke's where we offer dedicated meeting, event, and party space. Catering provided by Duke's Seafood.
  • Private party facilities
    Make Dockside at Duke’s your choice for your next event, party, wedding, birthday party, anniversary, family reunion or celebration!
  • Private party contact
    Mary Brainard: (206) 257-1586
  • Neighborhood
    Lake Union / Eastlake
  • Parking details
    Plenty of public parking and a private lot available.
  • Public transit
    South Lake Union Street Car<br />https://www.seattle.gov/transportation/getting-around/transit/streetcar/south-lake-union-line
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wine

Offers

  • Happy Hour at Duke's Seafood - Lake Union

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Sat - 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Join us in the bar for Happy Hour 3-6pm and 9pm-close, 7 days a week.

    Happy Hour at Duke's Seafood - Lake Union Photo

What 1,825 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Seattle

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Seattle

    Great for scenic views

  • Seattle

    Seafood

1,825 Reviews
  1. Rocne

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The stuffed and puffed prawns is the best dish, my girlfriend basically swoons every time she takes a bite! I also like the lobster monster chowder

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Central Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always enjoy our meals here. The NW Chowder is my favorite.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious stuffed halibut and crab cake! Great service

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  4. KelleyO

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and the food were both exceptional!! Thank you!!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an enjoyable dining experience - consistently good food quality and service.

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  6. Steve

    Seattle

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One major characteristic of Duke's is the consistency of quality in their service, food and ambience. The menu is extensive and there is something for everyone. The staff is professional, courteous and accommodative. I will return to Duke's again and again. My one niggle with Duke's Lake Union location is that you have to pay for parking. With what is spent on food and drink, parking should be complimentary.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food! Great place! Stuffed halibut was tasty. Best carrot cake in town.

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  8. MelisseB

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have dined at Duke’s for many years —this was our first experience at the newer location at South Lake Union. It was great!

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  9. KyleM

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We stopped here before the Tim McGraw concert in Seattle. Staff was very professional and the food was outstanding! 10/10 definitely will be returning in the near future.

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  10. DaleL

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Generally speaking, most things were fine, but the fish was overcooked. Being a seafood restaurant and it was one of the pricier meals (>$40), that knocks the score down pretty quickly. Service was OK. We asked for a relaxed pace (was not a busy night), but the meals came out before we had finished the pre-dinner cocktail. And when server was told about the overcooked fish, the response was pretty close to "So sorry about that. Are you thinking about desert? " I'd consider giving it a second chance, but we're not likely to be around there again soon. View and ambience were great!

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  11. MikeH

    Vancouver

    47 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Really disappointed by the food- “award winning” chowder so salty- that’s all you tasted, Mexican shrimp dish- frozen- tasteless!! Crab cake ok , only highlight was the ice cream . Overall so disappointed after 4 years/ won’t come back

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  12. Nisse

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and portions. You can’t beat the view. Scout was knowledgable about the menu and very kind to us. Cocktails are also delicious and strong! We can’t wait to come back over the summer.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Fish was dry and tough. Almost like microwave food. Really surprising given that this is what they specialize in.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Boise

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I had lunch with our niece and really enjoyed everything about it at Dukes. Our waitress Madison was awesome and made sure that we had everything we needed. The deviled eggs with crab on top were delicious!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. Delicious food, great table, great service. Lovely time.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and excellent service. Great place.

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  17. Saporific

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We particularly liked options that our waitress gave us suggesting serving the salad I intended to split being served on two plates straight from the kitchen, and offering to serve 2 dishes of ice cream for our party of 2 to share, the portions served were perfect for sharing; sorbet ice-cream. Caring staff. Love the Lake Union ambiance!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always have the best time at Duke's, no matter the location!

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  19. NancyB

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We come here often. Lovely food , lovely view, lovely service. It’s a warm and relaxed atmosphere which makes the food taste even better. Can’t wait for our next visit!

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  20. Desi

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    For the price point of the food you would definitely expect more of a serving side for sure. For $20.90 ~ the fish and chips features a small piece of cod on top of I will say a tasty yet small portion of potato wedges which aren't typically what I would expect with fish and chips and a very small/awkwardly presented cabbage salad of some sort. The waitress asked if we wanted tartar or lemon, which I asked for lemon and never got. It's definitely a place that's more of a trying to be a 'fine dining' experience with some things but when you can get 5 pieces of cod and fries at an Ivar's on the pier for $16 - try to give your portions a look through. The location is really nice so I suppose it's marketed towards all of the boat owners of the surrounding marina who can maybe afford to not care about how much food they're getting for that amount of money they can throw around. The person I dined with did said the sauces for their steak were really well put together but even from a glance I could tell their steak was not cooked to order either. They also require you to pay for parking anywhere around that area which seems unreasonable for the amount of money they're charging for everything else.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely porch and warm for a February afternoon. Had a wonderful birthday lunch. It is a great location

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Pretty disappointed with this pick. We were very excited to try Seattle seafood and this place looked like a top pick based off their website. However we left knowing we’ve had better food from the Pike Place Market vendors. Prices were pretty high for one piece items like crab carb cake, cod, fish taco, etc. The fish and chips were definitely not the best. There was no favor to them. Had to drenched them in the tartar sauce and they looked like fish sticks. Honestly the best part was the Caesar salad. The worst of it all was the service. Barely saw our waiter. The place wasn’t super busy and waited long periods of time to him to check in. Read reviews before going, we should have done.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was fantastic food was delicious and service was on top of it

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  24. Mason

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dukes is the best, my wife and I got married here and we love coming back from time to time for dinner. The Chowder is to die for, and they always have fresh specials and affordable wine.

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  25. lulu

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Salmon was dry. Crab cake ok. Drinks were good. Calamari ok

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  26. John

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Server was helpful, quick, and friendly. Bread was good. Had salmon special, and it was nice

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  27. JMMH

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of my favorite Duke's locations for ease of parking, view and energy. The food is - as at all locations - spot on and seasonally matched.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Very lackluster food. My friend and I each ordered different items and started to have stomach problems during and right after dinner.

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  29. SuzanneC

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The location, food and happy hour choices were outstanding, however, the Server that we had was extremely passive-aggressive and was not very flexible for our group of adults and teenagers. She didn't like that we had the teenagers sitting at one table and the adults at the other if we wanted to pay for our child who was sitting at the other table. We suggested to place orders by last name or jersey number (we were a hockey team) and she didn't like that idea. When she was walking to the adult table to take orders, one of the teens asked her for a glass of water from the other table. Rather than saying 'no problem, I'll get that after I take the order', she said to the adults, 'well I guess you are all going to have to wait while I run to get your kid a glass of water as apparently he really needs it now'. She was extremely rude and passive-aggressive toward all members of our party.

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  30. RobertG

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time at a Duke's. Won't be the last! Great room, great cocktails, and great food. Service is A1. The crab cakes are just as good as advertised. Took home the Cajun corn chowder recipe. Will try to come close.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I came out on valentine day with my friend and everything was amazing including the food and our waiter bill. Chowder was amazing!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love Dukes, will be back many times in the future.

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  33. Jake

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    While Duke’s is a bit expensive, the quality of the food, service and location makes it worthwhile!

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  34. MikeG

    Portland

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitperson was very helpful making special diet accommodations

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  35. LavenderTrin

    Seattle

    183 reviews

    5.0

    183 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food always. That is why we have been coming to Dukes since 1989!!

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  36. TomG

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food reasonably priced. Friendly, timely table service.

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  37. Newtotown

    Atlanta Metro

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and atmosphere was fantastic! Beware you have to pay to park. Kinda surprised for tourist district to not get parking comp. Great view and great food though.

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  38. ChantalKathleen

    Montreal

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great for everything: great choices of good, good value for an affordable family dinner experience on the water!! On above: great restaurant and good service !! See you for our next trip in Seattle with our UW tennis student!!!

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  39. ZealandY

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible night at Dukes. We were in Seattle for my wife’s birthday for 4 days. Dukes was without question the favorite for both myself and my wife. Great food, great seating by the bay, great great night.

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  40. Victoria

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Duke's is our favorite seafood restaurant and go-to for visitors to Seattle. Located next to Lake Union it has warm ambiance and the food is always delicious and the seafood fresh. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Duke's Seafood - Lake Union using the Order Online button. Duke's Seafood - Lake Union also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 382-9963.

Duke's Seafood - Lake Union is rated 4.6 stars by 1825 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 45 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Duke's Seafood - Lake Union

1111 Fairview Avenue N, Seattle, WA 98109

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Lake Union / Eastlake
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Northwest, Burgers
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Plenty of public parking and a private lot available.
  • Public transit
    South Lake Union Street Carhttps://www.seattle.gov/transportation/getting-around/transit/streetcar/south-lake-union-line
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Director of Culinary, Alan Caraco
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wine
  • Phone number
    (206) 382-9963
  • Catering
    Catering available next door at our new private event and wedding venue, Dockside at Duke's where we offer dedicated meeting, event, and party space. Catering provided by Duke's Seafood.
  • Private party facilities
    Make Dockside at Duke’s your choice for your next event, party, wedding, birthday party, anniversary, family reunion or celebration!
  • Private party contact
    Mary Brainard: (206) 257-1586
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