Duke's Seafood - Lake Union

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Duke's is an upscale casual Pacific NW seafood concept offering signature, 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 Dukes Chowder House has to offer with three words: It’s so good!
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4.7
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4.7
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4.5
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SP
Seattle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Good as always. Cool views and friendly server. Oysters weren't as marvellous as on other visits, but good.

LS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting Seattle and choose this restaurant thru yelp and it did not disappoint. The macadamia halibut was dee-lish, the salads were fabulous - the service excellent and the location terrific. A great choice and enjoyed by all

JG
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the clam chowder and it is amazing!! I don’t eat seafood and I fell in love with this chowder! This is a Seattle must. We are here twice in 4 days.

MW
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really fantastic all around. The Brussel sprouts on the special menu were insanely good. The crab dip was delicious too. There are so many great entree choices. My husband loved his fish and chips and cup of chowder. I lived many years in Alaska, and the halibut macadamia nut was the best halibut I’ve ever eaten. Our non seafood eating friend really enjoyed her patty melt from the special menu. The ambiance was very nice, excellent service. Really glad we booked in here.

PB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good service, and beautiful location. Not inexpensive but worth it for special occasion

B
Seattle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Our waiter spent most of his time at the bar waiting for drink orders. He could have checked on all of his tables during that time, but he just stood there waiting for the drinks to be made. He did this all night, so in the one full hour+ we were there, he checked on us once when he took our order. The second time, I had to flag him down for a to-go box; and believe it or not, I had to flag him down a third time to get the bill! Why didn't he bring the bill with the to-go box??? We had to wait another 15 minutes before I could get his attention for the bill. Terrible service! But the food was great!

E
Chicago
77 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service
Food was fantastic
Thank you

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday w family. Lacey originally introduced me to the email club & your new south lake union location back in October. In fact the two owners of the Wild Sage in Spokane were with me that night & really enjoyed the experience, so that says a lot! I’ve been back a couple times since & highly recommend this location & Lacey!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can always count on getting fresh seafood, served on time and proper temperature. Attentive service, good selection. Will return.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting from Seattle for my friends Birthday and Willow was the BEST ever!!! She was attentive and super informative. She was friendly and understanding that we were "hangry". She gave us recommendations and was so fun to be around. Keep people like Willow around. The food was great and the view was beautiful.

AR
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Duke's seafood offers affordable good quality seafood

R
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Good but not great. Pleasing waterside ambiance. Our waiter was eager and accommodating but the service team was uneven. Water was never topped off or refilled. Two requests were made and acknowledged then promptly forgotten. Chowder was very tasty, tasting portion is a nice touch, attractively presented. Vaunted crab cakes were good but not great, we’ve definitely had better; token remoulade was ordinary and seemed like an afterthought. Oysters “Dukefeller” were very fresh but a bit too cheesy for us, I’d stick with the good selection of raw oysters next time. Potential is there and location is fairly new so hopefully they will raise their game commensurate with the premium waterfront pricing. After hearing our feedback on service, our friendly waiter comped two deserts so we left happy (deserts are sharing size and tasty) and will give them one more try.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience2

Seattle has a lot better to offer, I’m sure the view is nice in warmer weather. I’d pass otherwise.

SU
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made a meal choice and got 2 others in my party to order the same menu item. It was the pollock with prawns and crab...very delicious and filling.

RN
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried eating a Dukes a couple nights before and the wait was 45 minutes. This time we made reservations beforehand, which worked like a charm. Service was excellent and so was the food. Highly recommended.

MR
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal at reasonable price in nice atmosphere.

LT
Seattle
146 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We brought our friends from California to enjoy lunch here on Sunday. We each enjoyed a different dish and as usual the chowder is tops. They brought out a dessert for our two birthdays. Our server was excellent. Dukes is the restaurant we can always count on for excellence.

KC
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our experience at Duke's!! I'm so glad I made a reservation as this place is busy! My spouse and I both had specials and they were so delicious! We also had a small bowl of chowder and it rivals all the others. I can't wait to return as this place is amazing!

OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good food great location and good value.

D
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great service by John who took care of us. Perfect view of lake union!

TD
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Perfect for a visit with friends we had not seen for a while.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When I made the reservation, I had mentioned it was our anniversary. Everyone there was so nice and greeted us happy anniversary. That meant a lot to me. The food was awesome too, drinks were great and the view even at night was beautiful. I will definitely be back!

TJ
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best Chowder I’ve ever had...and the bread is crazy good.

RD
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great crab salad and Attentive Service. Lunch with a friend. We will be back.

CM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Met there for a business lunch and asked for a larger table to accommodate 3 people plus computers for demonstrations. Everything was perfect without any issues at all. We were there 3 hours and the wait staff and management never made us feel rushed to leave at all. Definitely will return.

OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fantastic setting! Always a pleasure to eat at any Dukes location!

C
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was our first visit to the new Duke's on South Lake Union. The ambiance in the restaurant is very good. The decor makes the dining experience more enjoyable. The service was excellent and made the 50th Anniversary occasion we were celebrating even more enjoyable.

TB
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new location is very nice. I am excited to come back and take advantage of their outdoor deck in nice weather. Pro Tip: go to lunch on Sunday when the sportsball is on the TV and you get your choice of tables.

d
Seattle
50 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new Lake Union location is perfect.

BR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a table of 6, most of the food we ordered was delicious. My husband and daughter had the fish and chips, they found the panko breading and the fish to be quite dry. I had the stuffed shrimp and lobster chowder, both were amazing!! Everyone else at our table was extremely satisfied with their meals.

S
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the new space!!! It is very cool & pared with Duke's quality in food & service - you can't go wrong!

MD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Far and away, the Marionberry pie with vanilla ice cream was on my top 2-3 desserts of all time.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience2

The reason for my tepid review is that my adult son and I were placed at a tiny table wedged behind a giant pillar. Yes, we were at a window, but I was extremely claustrophobic. I felt like I was in a closet with a window. And the tables behind me and behind my son were adding to the “boxed in” feeling.

OT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Any chowder is a must. Best place ever!

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent chowder, salmon and halibut dishes. Nice views of water with yachts.

LL
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Our first time in the new South Lake Union location! The food and drinks were fabulous, as usual. Service was a bit disappointing as we’re used to great service at Duke’s. Our server was not very attentive & had to be asked repeatedly for the usuals like water refills and bread. We’ll be back with hopes for a return to great service.

LF
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a post-Christmas dinner at Duke's Seafood and Chowder House on Lake Union. Party of 8. Very impressed with the attentive service. Food was excellent. Will definitely be back!

KR
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food