Duke's Seafood - Tacoma

4.8
1798 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Please note: We are now offering indoor dining, as well as heated outdoor dining. We are currently accepting reservations; should you have a preference for either indoor or outdoor seating please let us know. While we cannot guarantee indoor or outdoor seating we will do our very best to accommodate your preference.

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!

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 1798 people are saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. The only place for chowder in Seattle/Tacoma area.

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BobS
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for our 45th anniversary with friends..

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ElleM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We are longtime diners at Dukes in many locations and loved it. As always, the food is amazing and the service was attentive.

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Tonia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've never been to Dukes so i made a reservation to suprise my husband. We sat outside. Our dinner was amazing. The clam chowder was to die for. We're excited to come back for lunch for chowder and and drink. The atmosphere was great. Our waiter Jordan was so awsome hope to see him again. Nice job Dukes see you soon.

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Jojo
Seattle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

I love this location. However sitting by the exit to outside dining was not a preferred spot. I will be more specific when I make reservations next time.

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Hink66
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent birthday dinner at Duke's! It was the first really good restaurant experience we've had since pre-covid. With so many businesses struggling to hire quality staff, dining out has been spotty at best with disappointing food/service often spoiling a night out....but not last night at Duke's. Our server was spot on the entire meal, checking in often to ensure we were enjoying ourselves. The food was really great, and no long waits in between courses. Great job Dukes.....the meal and service were really memorable...and thanks for comping our dessert....that was so nice and unexpected.

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KristinH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is so good. The chowder is amazing. You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. My favorite are the stuffed and puffed prawns. The coconut shrimp are a yummy appetizer.

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DouglasF
Seattle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and very tasty food. Had a great seat under umbrella on the deck.

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CHRISTINAH
Seattle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to Duke's for years, a treat for ourselves & our out of towners. there. It has never disappointed. The food & service is always outstanding. And the view is amazing, always a most excellent experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time! Our waitress was so friendly and caring. Can’t wait to go back!

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TomC
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Dinner was good but thought it a bit pricey for fish n chips. Hubby had nut crusted halibut and was pretty small for the price.

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vipJenniferR
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service by Tara, she took excellent care of us, out celebrating my birthday. A gem Duke’s was able to retain after Pacific Grill shut down. Side note-I know turning over tables after all the lock-downs has been a priority for many restaurants… to the point of rudeness, at times. However, you NEVER feel that at Duke’s. Not only is their service fantastic, their food is delicious. Lots of gluten free options too. It has become one if my favorite Tacoma restaurants.

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vipharbordiner
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Matt, was fantastic!!!!

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ShirleyB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was great, the food was excellent. We asked that the outside speaker, which was right in front of us, be turned down, and it was. We were eating outside.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
41 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined out on the patio and service was excellent. Daughter had the Stuffed & Puffed Prawns, I had the 3 course meal with Caesar salad chowder & Crab un cake. Husband had 3 course meal with Fish & chips. Dukes food is the best and we always have left overs for later.

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vipFrequentDiner
Seattle
90 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ideal place for business or friends/family/date, you could get a table with privacy while not standing out. The service is excellent. The experienced staff would not interrupt your conversation or make you feel rushed. Recommend the New England chowder and Dungeness crab un-cake.

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ThomasM
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We have been eating at Duke's on Ruston way for 16 years, the service has always been good, the food consistently good and the fact that the seafood is always sustainably sourced. Always a friendly atmosphere. Love the restaurant.

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CarolineM
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were on the deck around 9 pm to catch the last of the sunset. Heaters kept us comfortable. The crabcake was light, not oily, the sauce scrumptious. Halibut was cooked perfectly. My grilled shrimp salad was colorful, with a well-balanced vinegrette. Shrimp a bit overcooked. The marionberry pie dessert is most definitely for two and was an outstanding finish.

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AnthonyT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my mom's 88 birthday. They acknowledged and tried to make her feel special. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jordan was amazing!

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ChristineK
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food! Everything is fresh! Service was excellent.

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KeithS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing drinks and food as always. Duke's never disapoints!

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SusanK
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service great. Food tasted great as usual, but portions on our salads were visibly smaller than in the past. Prices significantly higher - seafood has been increasing, but the three item meal is now $39.90 - an expensive lunch, especially for smaller portions. The clam chowder is still the star of their menu, even at $12.90 for a small bowl.

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JonS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant manager and wait staff. Will return

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LorLorSam
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My recent lunch with a friend visiting from Colorado was a great experience in every way! Service was excellent, from front desk to servers. We ate outside on the deck with a wonderful view. Our food was excellent and delivered very promptly by multiple servers all at once. Beautiful, warm and cozy ambience, gorgeous view, attentive service and fabulous food…what’s not to love?!? Duke’s never disappoints- I continue to be a fan.

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vipAKBR
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food in the dining room!

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Northendkids
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff
Great food
Prefect place for our 37th anniversary
Little on the $$$$, but well worth it

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vipSteveR
Sacramento
21 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

First time in Tacoma and Duke’s was recommended. It did not disappoint. Food was very good and served promptly, service from Brittany was wonderful!

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vipKerryO
New England
28 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We all three enjoyed our meals. I was a bit uncomfortable where I was sitting with sun beating down on me, but we still preferred the outside for dining for multiple reasons. The service was a bit slow, but our waitress was excellent - enthusiastic about the food they served, kind, apologized for delays and attentive enough for us overall. I suspect they are a bit short staffed as everyone seems to be these days. Duke's always meets expectations and is in a great location.

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ChelseyH
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going to Duke’s. Great service and food. Always!

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RobertW
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food! The only issue was parking and I realized it hat no fault of the restaurant. Great experience overall.

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Dawn
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve found that if you show up at your scheduled time and not before, you’re treated pretty well. Food and drinks are always good. The nectarine mule is perfect for a summer refresher.

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Steph
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A fine place to meet Mom on a mild and sunny summer Sunday morning. We sat outside on the deck under an umbrella. Our server was friendly and efficient. The fish was super fresh and perfectly prepared.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and great food! Came here to celebrate our engagement while looking over the water, did not disappoint!

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DavidR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time dining at Dukes, great service and lots of menu items to chose from.

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DonaldP
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got a table by a window with a magnificent view of the bay as the sun was lighting up the opposite shore and the boats. The waiters were amazing! Our cocktails were perfect. I had the Thai Ginger Halibut and it was fantastic! I highly recommend it. My wife really enjoyed her Rockfish Taco. We shared a dessert - Marionberry Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream, and it was decadent! It was an extremely enjoyable experience and we look forward to returning for another great meal.

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CathyP
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Cocktail was about room temperature
Wasabi sauce had minimal kick - aio