Duke's Seafood & Chowder - Alki

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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 Dukes Chowder House has to offer with three words: It’s so good!
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4.5
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.1
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TZ
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Birthday Brunch. Everyone was great and it was my first time dining at saltiest.

The only downer was the cooked fish at the far end was dry and hard. Other than that, everything was great!

WS
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Love the crab cakes and cocktails. Wait staff super personable and friendly.

S
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dukes is a friendly restaurant. The food is great, lots of options for vegetarians and non fish eaters. The service was very friendly and patient. They did not rush us, even though the place was busy. The scenery at Alki is the best Seattle has to offer.

JE
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

We visit Dukes frequently. However our last visit on Wednesday, November 20th was quite disappointing. I noticed the dish the next table was having (the ribs and seafood skewers) which looked quite appetizing and I asked the waiter. I ordered that to share with my mother. Incidentally my 88 year old mother was treating us... when the dish came, it was in a large soup bowl.. the ribs were quite burned the skewers (prawns and scallops) were burned as if the grill had not been cleaned.. I know because I cook... not appetizing at all to eat...I did not complain because I did not want to ruin it for my mother and for my husband and daughter. Also my husband's caippino was very saucy versus "soup" I am sorry overall the food and the value was not good at all.... it will be a very long time before we will visit the Duke's establishment. I would have brought the receipt for some form of compensation.... $158 for stale food.... this should not happen now a days...

JR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love Salty’s - out fave spot - our friends were from out of state and they were really blown away – thanks so much to the chefs and your great management and hostesses!

OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

Love Duke's! It's a staple for me to take out of towners :) My family enjoyed the chowders immensely

OT
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great service very friendly let us enjoy our special time together with our good friends thank you

SJ
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A must restaurant to visit in West Seattle in terms of best service, scrumptious food and view of the water!

OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everyone was extremely friendly and helpful in choosing from
the amazing menu.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Kyle was a great server and our food came out piping hot.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

Slow service and mediocre food. Disappointing experience.

SC
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of our favorite places in the area. They provided superior service for our granddaughters 9th birthday family dinner. The food is excellent and they have a great kids menu. They brought her a joke birthday treat (on request- a private joke) before the real thing, and it was a hoot.
We are in the club and they give great deals and discounts off each meal, as well as birthday dinner or 1/2 price wine. Mondays are also half price wine night, and the adults took full advantage. Keep up the great work Duke's!!

f
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience all the way around!

F
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

They made a mistake on my order and deducted it from our check. Fabulous seafood salad.

MW
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience5

The portions were smaller than in the past. I had a starter spinach salad that cost $10.90 that was half the size of the past and I added Dungeness crab for $8.90 which was watery and lacked crab flavor. My husband had a similar experience with a blackened salmon Caesar which cost $25.90. Our bill was over $60 for iced teas and salads. I guess this makes us the dummies.

LC
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Went on Sunday at lunch time with a party of 5 with a reservation. We were seated right away at a table that appeared to have been set for us ahead of our arrival. Had some cocktails, Blood Orange Marg/Bloody Mary's/Mac & Jacks beer to start that were all great! One of our party was gluten free and ordered the rock fish tacos which came on flour tortillas (not GF). Had to wait a bit to get the correct order while all other entrees were served. The cheeseburger was perfected cooked to temp requested and reported to be very good. I had the mixed grill which was okay. I thought the portions were small for the price as there were only 3 small shrimp, 3 small scallops and what I thought was an average size for a crab cake, served with a grilled potato and fresh vegetable medley. The scallops were cooked perfectly and were delicious, though I would have liked them to be larger or add a few more to compensate for the small size (same for the shrimp). The crab cake was okay, not as large of crab lumps as I would have liked. The two sauces served with my entree went well, although I would recommend serving a couple of lemon wedges with this dish. The vegetable/potato side was very good. Everyone else said they enjoyed their entrees, including the guest with the corrected Rock fish tacos. The staff apologized for their mistake but made no other accommodation or discount for the inconvenience of one guest having to wait for their entree while everyone else was served. Otherwise, it was a good experience and we will return.

P
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience4

Their menu has changed. Service great, menu not great. Clam chowder was a disappointment. Not sure I'll return.

TC
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good food and nice location. Very pricey.

MP
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

We have tradition with friends go to Dukes friendship reunion, we always order almost same things, rockfish rock tacos,calamari and salmon bites-sliders. Love the place. But last week realized what tacos become smaller and jump to couple $ up. Price is not bad but at least keep same size of portions.
And size salad for calamari this time we didn’t like it, corn with garlic, before was better. Overal love Dukes and will come again

B
Los Angeles
134 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was wonderful, from the atmosphere, food and our server. Thank you!

KL
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience4

Was disappointed, I chose Duke’s for my birthday lunch. Two of my family members ordered chowder with their meal and when they received it, it was lukewarm. The waitress said something about it being the bottom of the pot and do we want to send it back-duh? Had to keep asking for water glasses to be filled. Have been to Dukes a few times with no problem.

PO
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

We had a very enjoyable evening at this place. Everything we ordered was good. The Cioppino was good but we especially liked the wild salmon with blueberries and goat cheese.

AB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

You could have given us a later reservation time because at no time were all of the tables in use.

OT
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great atmosphere across from Alki Beach. Our party of two arrived for dinner and were seated promptly. The hostess and server (Joel) were very friendly and helpful. Crab cakes, rockfish taco and traditional clam chowder were all excellent. We will definitely visit again.

RR
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Perfect spot for lunch
We were seated on the sunny patio and our view was just stunning. Definitely worth the slightly inflated menu prices. Food and service were exceptional as well.

LH
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I were greeted immediately upon arrival. We requested outside, shaded seating. The greeter went to check and quickly returned and offered us the perfect table for viewing the spectacular waterfront as the sun was heading towards a golden sunset. The crab cake was the best I've ever tasted for our appetizer. The fish and clam chowder were delicious. Duke's is by far our favorite restaurant when we visit Alki Beach, but the Lake Union Duke's is our number one go-to spot for lunch and dinner whenever we are in Seattle!

JW
Jackson Hole
3 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious as usual!!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They were amazing in every way possible ... from our request with Evan for an upstairs table celebrating our anniversary... to the attentiveness of the hostess, our server John and the manager on duty Brad, everyone went above and beyond to help us celebrate. The food was amazing of course

WA
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Waiter John is 1st class. He made our night special with his over the top customer service skills. Many thanks.

NC
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Pretty tasty food, great value for the location. Had a nice time with my family. The waitress we had was very friendly, enthusiastic and accommodating. Actually, all the staff were friendly, from the hostess to the bus person who was so kind to agree to take a picture of my family and I for us.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

We went for my husbands birthday, he had never been. Took us forever to get waters and our order started and my meal came with a topping I had asked for them to leave off. It also took almost the entire meal to get a refill so overall we felt we could’ve received better service, but food was delicious.

NS
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Good cocktails, nice appetizers, very good chowder, good entrees, very good table service, pleasant greeters. Restaurant looks worn and in need of an update👍🏽

D
San Francisco
170 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Food is good, and menu is pretty creative. We weren't blown away by anything. We were told by our server that the coconut prawn appetizer was amazing, and it was just okay. Our salmon was very good and that is what we came for. The view is nice, too.

D
Perth / WA
191 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Nice lunch on Alki with family - waitperson was very friendly and food was very good - nice salads

CS
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect view, perfect food. So great. Can't recommend enough for the price point.

A
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Very good dinners. Busy Tuesday evening. Window table. Very much a so cal vibe in the northwest

OT
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience3

Loved our table - forgot to bring out our entrees. For a table of 3 it was a 3 hour dinner. Such a bummer because we loved coming here.

r
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Nice place to watch the beach. Great food and service!

K
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

What a troubled night. And of course we brought a visitor from out of town and were hoping for a nice evening. They apparently didn't connect us with the open table reservation we'd made, even though we gave our name. The drinks sat and sat and sat on the bar until they were brought to us lukewarm. The new waiter struggled. Our table next to the front door was a front row to the constant chatter of the hostess to a group of friends who annoyingly kept coming in and going out. The actual food was very good. We had been there just two weeks before and had a lovely time. It must be hit and miss. This was Tuesday night, so maybe the manager has the night off. Of course we came home to a note from Open Table wondering why we hadn't shown up for our reservation. Of course we had. Just one of those experiences where you leave feeling like you won't hurry back.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience2

Terrible service not paying attention didn’t care that food was slow no apology will never go back

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