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Duke's Seafood - Tacoma

4.7
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1385 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1385 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
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4.7
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4.2
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Jacob
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was fantastic! The food has never disappointed.

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Mary
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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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karenp
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous meal, in every way! Appetizer, chowder, main dishes, desserts! We were celebrating Mom's 91st and brother's 61st birthdays. Our server Alex was superb, very attentive and friendly but professional and non-intrusive.

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GerryR
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most wonderful lunch outdoors. The music was fun and the view was beautiful. We LOVE Duke's!!

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bmacwhi
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Laura W. is an incredible server, friendly, accommodating, knowledgeable, professional and did a wonderful job of making us feel welcome at Duke’s Tacoma. The menu is great, the food superb, the Manager stopped by and asked us how are dishes were (and named them) and the entire experience was great. We will be back to Duke’s in this location as well as others again soon.

Keep up the good work and great people Duke!

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lbrohn
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I chose clam chowder and crab cake. Both were excellent. I enjoyed a glass of wine with my meal. Our waitress let me sample two wines to choose the one I liked the best. Although it was a foggy day, the limited view was still good. The prices are very high, so I reserve this restaurant for special occasions.

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Darylp
Portland
16 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening! We got to sit outside with the heat lamps. Our server was super kind and gave us wonderful recommendations! Our food and drinks were all exceptional! Thank you!!

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JOHNS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Your Servers are the friendliest and most professional I've ever met. Good People!

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MayaH
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alisa was fantastic and made our special occasion very memorable. Thank you!

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Rita
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Duke’s never disappoints. Love the traditional chowder!
Great view! The restaurant has taken appropriate measures to protect customers during the Covid pandemic!

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PeterY
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Enjoyed the e percent e, it overprices for what you get. Basic fish dishes ate $35.00+.

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NaLeiA
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was a beautiful experience for my husband, it was awesome. Our waitress was the best, she was very informative about the area, and she was great in explaining about the menu. Since it was our first time there, I think her name is Amber. I could be wrong, but because of her we would go back again, also because the food was very tasty. I think I want to be outside though, to experience the ambience of the whole area.
Great! Great! Service, and ambience.

Thank you,
Jon & NaLei Faurot

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Duke's is one of my favorite places. Always exceptional food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A little overpriced. Wish they still had the two level pricing on entrees. Food was good. Service was exceptional.

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vipLinda
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Birthday Celebrating, we didn’t get a window nor outside table.as requested. The waitress was great! However, I specifically ordered the crab cake burger as the menu didn’t list cheese. Unfortunately, It was served with cheese, and I’m elegiac to cheese. Everyone finished their meals then my replacement dish arrived. The dessert we wanted was sold out, and we waited a long time before the bill arrived.

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LucianoD
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Alyssa, our server, was...EXQUISITE!
Classy, polite and extremely pleasant.
Thank you so much, Alyssa (from Hawaii)!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always great service at Duke’s! Really enjoyed our food and drinks ! Very clean establishment and socially distanced seatjng.

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JamesH
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dining at Duke’s and it did not disappoint. The service was amazing and the food superb. We can’t wait to eat here again!

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christineb
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing- lobster mobster is to die for!! Can't wait to go back

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LeaH
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food and waiter!!! Our waiter was on point and personal, just our waiter alone was worth the trip and the cost.

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MikeS
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Love the staff, love the views, the ambiance was wonderful, and the food was delicious. The prices are probably fair but I would not go very often and I have to believe that continuous return guests rather than just for special occasions would be more sustainable.
I am going to check yes below that I would recommend Duke's but it will be accompanied with a warning about the prices.

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HenryC
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seafood joint. visiting friends in Tacoma and wanted to check out the best Seafood restaurant in town and Dukes was highly recommended. I was Not disappointed, definitely the best!!!

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TerryK
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, ambience and service, highly recommended.

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Theresam
Dundalk
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. The service was great. Can’t wait to go again.

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Jessica
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Duke's is our go-to in Tacoma. We go here for special occasions and birthdays. The service is consistently great and the food is so scrumptious. Highly recommend!

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vipDdemento53
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Duke's has both maintained the quality of their food (always excellent) and done a great job of dealing with the public health issue that is COVID-19. Both an excellent and safe place to eat.

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KendallF
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was as delicious as always. The crab cakes and clam chowder are my favorites. Dukes is our go to for seafood and to celebrate any special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Love Duke's and happy to see a few local restaurants still hanging in there.

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PSSnBS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was wonderful to hear they put in a new anti-bacterial air system, and for that reason, we took a chance. They also kept diners at least 10' apart, maybe 12' or more. The food was good and reasonably priced. I have to be so careful, and there were a couple of things I should have asked about but didn't. You have to ask for salt and pepper, and that is something I should have asked about whether the dispensers were cleaned first. The pepper container was sticky, but maybe that was due to a sanitizer used on the wood.

I had the Cioppino, which was truly loaded with seafood, but just not quite as flavorful as some other places - that may just be me. It was beautiful. Our waitress was very accommodating.

Duke's guarantees the appetizers and beverages, and the wine pours seemed generous. I loved the ice water.

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DukesRustonWayLovers
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wade was our server on Friday night. He provided the excellent service we've come to enjoy (with all the staff) at the Tacoma Duke's. We thoroughly enjoyed Wade's menu suggestions (scrumptious Salmon Bites, Wild Child Mixed Greens with an outstanding tarragon vinaigrette, and an amazing burger that we split, plus a good Pinot Noir) and his prompt, friendly, professional attention to detail. It was a perfect Friday night dinner.

FAQs

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 1385 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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