Duke's Seafood - Lake Union

4.6
987 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
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 Duke's has to offer with three words: It’s so good!

Please note: Due to the Governor's mandate, our seating capacity is limited. Due to this limited seating, availability and high demand for seating, please limit your stay to no more than one and a half hours. Thank you for supporting Duke's, and don't forget we do takeout and online orders!
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 987 people are saying
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBettinaC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I celebrated my 110th visit to Duke’s Seafood since their re-opening last June on Friday with my great friend! I had just been there the night before and two nights before that. Duke’s is my home kitchen away from home. I simply love these guys! I love their VIP club, two happy hours daily, 1/2 price bottle wines on a Monday, and especially the staff. On my birthday I get a free meal as a VIP Club member. When I register my visit I get $10 off $50 and $20 off $100. I celebrate pretty much every special occasion, business lunch or dinner or weekly just because it’s my favorite place to dine all-year-around. I’ve been a customer going on 30 years. I’m so happy they survived closures and re-opened to thrive during the pandemic. I’m a customer for life! :)

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RichardP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eat here! The food is great and service excellent. Located at lakeside, so sometimes one can get an outdoor table. But if not, indoors is fine also.

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artspatron
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food was outstanding and location on Lake Union can’t be beat. Service was lacking the evening we dined.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food and cocktails. :)

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had dinner there as our last day in Seattle. The view was amazing and all the sailboats were out as the sun was setting.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food4service1ambience5

The server messed up every part of our order. One person‘s entrée was brought with the hors d’oeuvres, incorrect items came out, slow and the server didn’t know the menus or what was available on the day we were there.

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vipFred
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Mediocre food at high prices unfortunately. Great staff but not worth the prices

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DebraZ
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had out of town guests and was truly a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Duke’s is consistently good.

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NancyB
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view and super selection of seafood. Our server was charming and attentive. Great choice!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect!

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Lobsta
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It has common items from the Dukes Chowder house that was located in Chanlers cove. This is now further north on Lake Union but still in walking distance. Views of the adjacent marina. Its the same building where the Rusty Scupper was located years ago. Across street from Fred Hutch. Not too noisy and not rushed.

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vipDickF
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Just had trouble getting the server a couple of times. No big deal!

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Jennifer
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Slow service, we weren't given menus when we walked in and waited about 15 minutes before someone came to start taking our order. We asked for outdoor seating and we were told there wasn't any available even though there were at least 4 empty seats outside that we were able to see after we were sat next to a window.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I’ve been to Dukes several times and always enjoyed it. On my most recent visit, it took 3 reminders to get my iced tea. I finally got it after my entree arrived and was never offered a refill. One of our oysters from the appetizer had sand in it. We let the person know and did not get a replacement and we were still charged for 12 oysters. Our server was hard to track down and we never got refills and no apologies for the delay in drinks or sand-filled oyster. I was really disappointed at how wrong everything went. I will think twice before going back.

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Rosemary
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Having a reservation really helped as there was a long wait for a table. The food is outstanding, very fresh and flavorful and cooked to perfection. The names of the variety of dishes on the menu are fun. I especially loved the ability to add any type of seafood to one of their salads. Also, as I am only able to eat very small portions, they offered a way to mix and match separate items - one appetizer with a tiny bowl of a selection of chowders and sweet potato fries on the side.
The calamari was outstanding the best we've ever had!
The atmosphere was nice - laid back and casual with great views of the bay. It appeared to be an easygoing place that would serve burgers and fries but after looking at the items on the menu, I quickly realized this is a high quality place and the food and cocktails proved it! You can't go wrong eating here...I highly recommend a reservation and make it BEFORE the day you want to visit as currently they are not taking same day reservations.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Had to pay for parking, food was expensive. I got the seafood salad the shrimp and scallops we're overcooked. My husband got the fish and chips. They were good but not nearly as good as Spuds and twice or three times the price. Great view though!

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DaveW
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic views of Lake Union. Great atmosphere. Food was delicious. Our waiter was friendly and attentive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Crab cakes were outstanding and great service too!!

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Cheri
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was our first dining experience at Duke's on Lake Union. We were seated outside, so the view was spectacular. The service was excellent and the menu options seemed nearly endless. We both opted for the crab cake sandwich (we were there for lunch) and we thought it was very good but could have used a bit more browning on the outside to give it a little more of a crunchy texture. Since we go crabbing ourselves and eat lots of crab, we are kind of picky. The taste was excellent and the sweet potato fries were quite the treat. We highly recommend the Bloody Mary as well!

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TimJ
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Between 3 meals, 2 were quite good while one was awful with overcooked, rubbery fish. We sat on the deck which would have been better had they provided anything for shade from the evening sun. Would not return given that are many other options in the area.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Birthday

Placed Birthday request when making reservation.
Staff server made no mention. Disappointing

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vipBrynn
Central Coast
17 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view, service, and excellent entrees! The Kentucky Bourbon sauce on the Cooper River salon is outstanding!

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Noname
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Servings were tiny. I had a fish and chips and chowder combo and it was a tiny piece of fish with 7 wedge cut fries and maybe five bites of chowder. Service was basically nonexistent-we waited 20 minutes after sitting to be attended to and the server was trying to bolt the whole time. Our meal was extremely overpriced and underwhelming.

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JamesC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice dinner.
Food was perfect!
Coconut shrimp was amazing!
Halibut was cooked to perfection
View Mother Earth gave us was heavenly

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PySW
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scrumptious food (especially crabcakes!), hungry people having a great time at Happy Hour on the deck or inside air-conditioned (not freezing) special filtered air, perfect weather at sparkling Lake Union amidst lots of experienced, low key people who work there.
No where else is more Seattle summer perfect for families, date night, drinks and yummy chow that gets tweaked/updated.
Although at expanded location, best to have reservations & before the cruise ships & other tourists arrive. Prior cruise ship seasons always had ridiculously long weekend lines circling the building because Duke's has food for most tastes & budgets.

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StacyS
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We enjoyed amazing views from the deck, but diner be warned— a party barge on the water nearby took over the atmosphere with loud bass that lasted the duration of our meal. We could barely hear each other at the table. Our server made great food recommendations. Don’t miss the clam chowder!

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AnnaR
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little pricey, but well worth the cost. Stuffed prawns were AMAZING and the view on the patio is gorgeous (though you may need your sunglasses at sunset)

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Omnivore
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and so many choices. Great service. Dockside on Lake Union. Will definitely return at our next opportunity.

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TrungD
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food came out too fast. Food also a bit salty. Average food but price a bit high for the quality of the food

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SatisfiedCustomer
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived very early - more than 30 minutes- but the restaurant was able to seat us immediately. Seating was outside on the deck, but in direct sun. We asked to move and were immediately given a spot in the shade. Just right. Servers were prompt in taking our drink orders, and then taking our dinner orders. Everything was served beautifully presented. Delicious food. Waiter checked back with us on occasion to be certain everything was as we wanted it.
A nice relaxed meal, allowing us time for conversation and enjoyment.

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Laurend
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love Lake Union Dukes, and have been going for years.
The food is spectacular, and the service was wonderful. My friend left her keys at our table after we left, and our server called me to let me know. We were able to pick them up. It would have been disastrous for her other wise. Thanks!

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vipWendyS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great location and good food but they rush you! Has a chain restaurant feel. But, overall it was good

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LarryK
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The stuffed shrimp was absolutely fabulous. Great view of the Lake Union

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allaboutthepairing
Seattle
29 reviews