Duke's Seafood - Tacoma

4.7
1414 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: We do not accept reservations for the outdoor deck seating; it is on a first come, first serve basis. When checking in for your reservation, you are welcome to inquire about available outdoor deck seating. If there is an available table we can show you right out. Otherwise, if there is a wait we will let you know how long the wait is for a table on the deck and you can decide if you would like to wait for an outdoor deck table, or go ahead and take your secure reservation inside.

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
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 1414 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday early due to closure

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Robert
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a mid-afternoon meal. Oh my God Cod tacos were great. Service was also very great. Restaurant was not crowded and good distance between diners, felt very safe.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I came here for our six year anniversary and had a wonderful time! Everything was lovely, the drinks, appetizer, the chowder (of course) and the desert! I hope we’ll be able to come back again soon after the lockdown lifts.

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FamilyClover
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Seafood is very good. Appetizer portion size a bit ridiculous for the price

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vipCmill
Seattle
51 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We both ordered the halibut. Mine was crusted with macadamia nuts, his was stuffed with cream cheese and crab. Both were outstandng!

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GerryR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have enjoyed the lovely setting and great food at Duke's for the past 14 years. The food and service are always fantastic. No restaurant in Tacoma can equal Duke's!

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DianneA
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was great but we were surprised that prices increased substantially....$19.00 for one (albeit large) fish taco with a 2 tablespoon side of green salsa and a half cup of tortilla chips.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best wait staff anywhere. Best clam chowder.

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TIMS
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was fantastic, energetic & passionate, we really enjpyed our special occasion and will be back very soon!

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MelsBday
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was very good, other than the clam chowder, which was salty, compared to what we've enjoyed in the past. Fish ) I also would have liked a larger glass of water, or a refill. I think it was about a 6oz glass, but even 8 oz would have been nice. Otherwise, we once again enjoyed our meals and being at Dukes. THANK YOU for being open and able to provide the great service and amazing food that we've enjoyed over the years.

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DianeB
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Had a very good dinner at Duke's. My friend and I had one of their specials, gnocchi with crab and shrimp. Service was excellent. View was lovely and we even had a heron perched on the rail outside our window!

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CINDYB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

really great service and food and really enjoyed the view

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HR33
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and excellent meal! The eating area is clean and we had good separation from other diners. Our waitress, Brittni, was exceptional! It was a very relaxing and enjoyable time.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anniversary

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Maile
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was EXCEPTIONAL! Staff were attentive and very friendly! We will definitely visit again, soon! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were tired of COVID prison and decided to get out. We like the Tacoma waterfront and because it was a typically cool and gloomy day chowder sounded good. What better place than Dukes for chowder? We ended up having a full lunch and were very satisfied with our meals.
If you want a great place for seafood with a great view Dukes fills the bill!

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Robert
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice outside dining on a Sunday at 3pm. No worries about getting infected with the virus. Great view of the harbor.

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DSDR
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My waitress was amazing! Incredible service!! Food was delicious.

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Tacomagirl
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Little pricey but amazing fresh food and great service

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DaveT
Boise
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Best chowder around but you had better have deep pockets.

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ECecci
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant. We had a blast! We’ll be back.

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JeffB
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The scallop and squash ravioli was outstanding! also had a Manhattan which was very tasty

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Reka
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite restaurants. Always great food great service great drinks 🍸

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chopper
Seattle
24 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

STAFF GREAT, BEST SERVICE I HAVE HAD IN A LONG TIME!!!!

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vip30YearReunionCommittee
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Duke's for partnering with Open Table. It's reassuring to know we have a table ready without waiting in the lobby or outside. Chowder was amazing, both Salmon dishes were fantastic and personally I love the gluten free carrot cake!

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EdwardR
Oklahoma City
7 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way except they only serve a bad off brand “natural” soda, we need coke or Pepsi products please

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BradM
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Overpriced and mediocre quality.

I had calamari appetizer that was $13 - fit in the palm of my hand. 6 pieces the size of french fries. I had the fish and chips - just average and $24.
My wife had $12 Lobster chowder that was so salty she sent it back and tried the clam chowder instead - also very salty. She had stuffed shrimp $26 - quite tasty.
We will not be back - Wildfin's just down the street beats Duke's in every area - quality, ambience, view and value.
Brad

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Lexi
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. The menu was great. And the service was outstanding!

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Jacob
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was fantastic! The food has never disappointed.

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Mary
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our visit was great. We had a comfortable seat on the deck with lots of fresh air and a fantastic view. The deck heaters provided plenty of warmth on a crisp October evening. Our food was great, and our server was efficient, friendly and fun. Our table recommends the Grapefruit Nirvana with Rockfish Tacos, and Bloody Mary with the "Un"Chopped Salad.

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Bill31539
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Anniversary dinner. We had a wonderful time.

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DukesRustonWayLovers
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful help reserving a six person table from front desk staff Kaitlyn and wonderful table service from server Jordan and also a shout out to our server buddy Wade for stopping by to say hello!

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TravisD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time in, and wow! This place has amazing food. Our server was very attenuative. We loved the crab dip appetizer and the award winning chowder. Highly recommend and will go back!

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KayMiller
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I were very impressed by the measures Duke's has taken to keep everyone safe. Everyone was masked as required. Service was friendly and attentive. Food was awesome as always. We enjoyed our anniversary at this favorite spot and will be back! (We have only dined out occasionally during Covid, this experience made us comfortable with doing more of it...as long as it's at DUKE'S! (We dined at Ruston Way.)

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MargaretL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I always give Dukes 5 stars because they are great! However, I felt this visit wasn't up to par but still 4 stars. The food didn't seem to be quite as delish as usual. But will still def be back :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

overall wonderful experience - food, service and amenities esp during Covid

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DanielleL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was excellent. Best chowder in the Northwest.

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LynE
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Duke's on Ruston is always top notch. I was surprised to see they haven't given up their happy hour, which isn't as expansive as it used to be, but still very good. Courtney, our server, was attentive from beginning to end and fun to talk to. I appreciate how hard they're working to keep the environment clean. Definitely still one of my go-to restaurants in Tacoma.

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vipSharonW
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Don’t usually write reviews. In town on business staying in close hotel. Made reservations days ahead and confirmed on the day. Arrived exact time 630. Two of us. Hostess led us to an open section in the back without the ocean view that had two rectangular tables for 6. I immediately shared that wasn’t going to work for us (for obvious reasons). Plenty of open booths by the window as well as others with views. Hostess acted out off by our request to please sit at a more appropriate table. Her job is to please not act p’d off. We ended up at an average booth out of the way. On a positive note, our waiter was fabulous which made up for the unprofessional hostess. The food was actually just average. Expected more after visiting the website. All in all, was not the greatest dining experience.

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Rod7
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wedding Anniversary

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Duke's Seafood - Tacoma offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (253) 752-5444.

Duke's Seafood - Tacoma is rated 4.7 stars by 1414 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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