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Duke's Seafood - Tacoma
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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Dinghy of Clam Chowder
From the Pier Restaurant in Newport, Rhode Island, birthplace of Duke himself. Lopez Island Creamery chocolate and espresso ice cream layered in a cookie crust with all natural chocolate sauce, homemade whipped cream and topped with toasted almonds
Sweet Potato Fries
The service was fantastic! The food has never disappointed.
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.
Our Anniversary dinner. We had a wonderful time.
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!
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!
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.)
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 :)
overall wonderful experience - food, service and amenities esp during Covid
Service and food was excellent. Best chowder in the Northwest.
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.
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.
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.
We had the most wonderful lunch outdoors. The music was fun and the view was beautiful. We LOVE Duke's!!
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!
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.
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!!
Your Servers are the friendliest and most professional I've ever met. Good People!
Alisa was fantastic and made our special occasion very memorable. Thank you!
Duke’s never disappoints. Love the traditional chowder!
Great view! The restaurant has taken appropriate measures to protect customers during the Covid pandemic!
Enjoyed the e percent e, it overprices for what you get. Basic fish dishes ate $35.00+.
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.
Jon & NaLei Faurot
Duke's is one of my favorite places. Always exceptional food and service.
A little overpriced. Wish they still had the two level pricing on entrees. Food was good. Service was exceptional.
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.
Alyssa, our server, was...EXQUISITE!
Classy, polite and extremely pleasant.
Thank you so much, Alyssa (from Hawaii)!
Always great service at Duke’s! Really enjoyed our food and drinks ! Very clean establishment and socially distanced seatjng.
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!
Amazing- lobster mobster is to die for!! Can't wait to go back
Best food and waiter!!! Our waiter was on point and personal, just our waiter alone was worth the trip and the cost.
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.
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!!!
Wonderful food, ambience and service, highly recommended.
The food was amazing. The service was great. Can’t wait to go again.
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!
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.
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.
Love Duke's and happy to see a few local restaurants still hanging in there.
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.
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.
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.