Duke's Seafood - Lake Union

4.7
755 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, we are only seating outdoor tables. Any reservation made will be for our outdoor, covered, heated patio. Due to our limited seating availability and high demand for outside 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 755 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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CBTallOne
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Going to Duke’s sitting on their balcony and having dinner was a wonderful respite from the monotony
of Covid. The food and service were spot on.

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DeborahM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Crab cakes were overrated and my dinner was served tepid
Our server was a little out of line when we ordered cocktails, demanding to know who was driving.

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JessicaF
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We got to enjoy a yummy dinner on the patio. Fortunately there were heaters to keep us warm! We had a fun,energetic,but not overbearing waiter and loved the food. I would recommend the stuffed pesto shrimp!

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Lisa
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We are long time patrons of Dukes at South Lake Union, and are pleased to find they are maintaining their excellent standards for food and service even under pandemic restrictions. The covered deck is airy but warmed by radiant heaters and we were quite comfortable despite January weather. The menu is a little smaller but still has LOTS of choices and all my favourite dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Very very disappointed. I wish they had enough heater to keep their dining customer warm, knowing that everyone has to dine outside due to restrictions. When I choose this restaurant to celebrate my daughter’s bday, i did my homework, I checked the menu and the pricing and pretty much was just looking forward to our experience. We are aware that we will be seated outside, so we were all wearing proper outfit to keep us warm. But the table we were seated at doesnt have a portable heater and when we asked for one they said they dont have enough, I was worried the whole time for my kids. I was looking forward to eat the clam chowder, I literally only have two minutes to enjoy it coz after that, the chowder got cold because again we were outside and temperature was low 40’s. The rest of the food came and we’re all freezing at this time so we never really get to enjoy our experience.

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AndyJ
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location and one of the best outdoor dining experiences I have had of late.

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Anony
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Over-priced for medicore food and drinks. Then you still have to pay for parking in a pandemic.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Service was great and the view was very nice. Food was soso and not enough for price

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Isaiah4031
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time to this new location which is an upgrade from their last location. Lunch with a friend on their covered and heated patio with a view of Lake Union was wonderful - it was therapeutic just to be dining out! We were well taken care of by Gwen and all the staff - they were very attentive without hovering. Chowder, crab cake sandwich, rockfish tacos, desserts - all excellent. I had the carrot cake - scrumptious and not too sweet.
Be prepared to pay a nominal fee for parking.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The deck was warm and all staff was great! Only complaint was the table next to us was three ladies who were extremely loud.

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AlainaB
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clearly going to any place during COVID, with the ability to only enjoy outdoor seating is difficult for any restaurant. However, they did a GREAT job. It was a very rainy and cold weekend, I was worried we wouldn't be warm, they did a GREAT job with it. They have outdoor heaters that keep you feeling pretty good. I would always recommend to cover up.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love having a nice atmosphere to have lunch or dinner. Service was great. Food was great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience2

Great wait staff but truly horrible food. Out of four of us... not one person thought their meal was good.

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SeDunc
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy food with a view and heated outdoor seating!

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DebS
Portland
24 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We appreciated the wonderful outdoor seating. It was warm and the service and food perfect! We had a "sense" of normal!

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KarenR
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Duke’s Lake Union location is very nice. The staff are professional, nice, and personable. The clam chowder is to die for! The calamari appetizer was also delicious.

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MamabearSTL
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

The food was not worth the price. Flavorless. Small portions. Tough, hard bread. We spent over $100 on food that we didn't finish eating and that was not good. Service was trash. We had children and people sitting around us were cursing and be inappropriate. We couldn't get out fast enough. Never again will we return and hopefully other families read this and don't waste their money like we did.

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wannabe
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Outdoor dining, local owners and a known commodity (we eat here often) was the reason we chose to eat at Duke's

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loveeatingout
Seattle
25 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great night to eat outside, albeit from being cold, but Duke's had great heaters that really keep us warm.
The food was excellent, especially the soup in the bread bowl! Perfect for a cold night.

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Lkelly616
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We ate at Duke's Lake Union on December 23rd and as usual, the food and service were
very good. The view overlooking the water was also very nice. Although it was a sunny day and Duke's had heaters on their outdoor patio, it was still a bit uncomfortable. If you
are looking for fresh and delicious seafood, Duke's is the place to go. Unfortunately, I
think we will wait until indoor dining is allowed once again or the weather warms up.

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TonyS
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

They were very understanding when I got stood up. The chicken sandwich was yummy, which made it worth the trip.

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CapaTeam
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the Salmon Caesar an it was perfect. My wife had the Patty Duke Crab brioche with Lobster Bisque very Yum... My favorite use to be the Blueberry goat cheese Salmon no longer on the menu. I have never had a bad or even close to bad meal at Dukes.
The deck was airy and plenty warm with the propane heaters on a cold night.

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Wayne
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

For it being outdoor dinning, the restaurant still managed to make a great experience. It was in the low 50 degrees and it did not feel old out all there their outdoor heaters. The food is always on point and the service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was fantastic! Looking forward to our next visit

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JerryR
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The people at Duke's are always great. They were especially nice in the COVID world.

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SallyP
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

During this time, only outdoor seating is allowed per Covid-19 state rules. Duke's on Lake Union has an excellent covered deck with heaters overhead, a nice view of Lake Union, and of course excellent seafood which we appreciate is only wild and sustainable. The special sourdough they offer is to die for good. The service was good and we had an excellent date night here.

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ZackJ
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious. The chowder truly is one of the best around of the not the best. Our waiter was very attentive and catered to all of our needs. There was a table near us that was kind of loud but the staff had nothing to do with it. Overall a great experience.

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MelanieC
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We very much enjoyed our outdoor dining experience; was actually quite cozy w/ the outdoor heaters. The staff wiped down chairs/tables prior to seating new customers, so we felt safe. The food and service were excellent. Great experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor experience and patio ! Support our restaurants!

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PearseE
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Given the COVID restrictions, Dukes did a great job making us feel welcome, provide a good experience and service.

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WillP
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great service, delicious food. Really liked our wait person, we've had her before and she is great. Great outdoor dining due to Covid so appreciate that we can continue to go out and dine safely. Thanks for your service.

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vipmariom
Atlanta
35 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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vipLuvLocal
Seattle
24 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great visit to Dukes! Luckily they have a spacious and open outdoor seating area and the service was great. Will definitely be back!!

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Milo
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finding an outdoor setting in Seattle in the cool weather is a challenge. Duke's porch on South Lake Union is tremendous. Space heaters are great, but bring a blanket or coat for anybody who gets chilled easily. In any case, the fresh air is wonderful in this covid environment! Last but not least, TREMENDOUS service and food as always!

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JudiB
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful food. all co-vid protocols being met. excellent service. plan to return soon.

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Otternoggin
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor seating with some heat. Bundled up and had great dinner during sunset. Covid safe, food was great and hot drinks!

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vipBattitato1981
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience3

A Covid shutdown experiment and the first time I’ve been back to this Dukes since they moved last year. Surprisingly comfortable sitting on the big deck under heat lamps. Took off my coat but I was thankful for my sweater. Food was quite good. Doesn’t everything taste better surrounded by cold air?

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TimW
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks for having tour beautiful outdoor deck open for us. So cozy with a beautiful view. Limited menu which meant no crab salad which is the best in northwest but won’t keep us away. We will be back.

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MarcusM
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was very good given COVID restrictions. Great food!

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vipChantalb79
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and out waiter was exceptionally knowledgeable. Highly recommend this establishment!

FAQs

Duke's Seafood - Lake Union offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 382-9963.

Duke's Seafood - Lake Union is rated 4.7 stars by 755 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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