Duke's Seafood & Chowder - Lake Union

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  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Casual
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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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Bib lettuce salad was tasty. Get the small bowl of chowder, the dingy size is link a shot glass :)

F
Naples
34 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was very hard to find the actual restaurant but so glad we did. Our server was great and very attentive. Had the cucumber mojito which was so good. We split the crab cake & the corn salad. It was fabulous!! I had cod fish n chips , it came with that delicious corn salad. My husband had the hazelnut crusted halibut and he loved it. For dessert we shared the Marion berry pie that was served warm with wonderful vanilla ice cream. Loved the atmosphere and the service could not have been better! Recommend highly!!! Lovely view on the water too.

CM
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My favorite restaurant to go to is Dukes on Lake Union!!!!!!! Love it!!!!!!! They have the Best fish & chips. 😊

RM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Our waitperson was excellent. My companion had some very specific requests which he understood and delivered. Food was delicious. We were out on the deck on a very sunny day and our waiter was able to easily adjust the umbrella to keep us in the shade.

LY
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

I made my reservation on Open Table requesting outside seating for a party of 6. We arrived for our reservation and were seated inside with only a partial view. Also, my beverage order was forgotten about. I ordered a glass of wine when our appetiZer arrived but did not get the wine until we reminded our server and I was halfway done with my entree.

CF
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was not only convenient to the Residence Inn but one of the most fabulous restaurants I have ever been to. I like something different and this was truly unique.

TM
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Delightful place to have good seafood. Outside the hustle of Seattle on Lake Union. We truly enjoyed it.

C
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great service. I always bring out of town clients here - on the water, stellar sea food and wonderful friendly and attentive but not overbearing wait staff.

OT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Really good food. Multiple seafood options and the drinks were great. Would repeat!

OT
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place and food. A bit of a wait but well worth it.

OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great ‘un-chopped’ seafood salad! Speedy for lunch but the food was excellent and the view sitting outside is great!

F
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Excellent except the waitress switched our credit cards.

B
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Had a single piece cod fish & chips. Very disappointed in the size of the cod. 2 bites,and maybe 12 French fries. 1 tblspn of ketchup, tartar & ??chowder?.
Not worth the price, and left hungry.
Service was good, restaurant noisy but nice.

OT
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

One of our favorite place! Great food, cozy setting, good prices!

b
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

A friend recommended this restaurant to me. Swore by it, in matter of fact. I was not impressed. The good was bland. My wife and kids did not like it either. The only thing that was good with this restaurant was the location. I really wish my experience was better.

MM
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

The menu selections were very impressive and extensive, and the food was very tasty. But the level of fat and salt used in the food we ate was so high that we really felt it afterward--overheating with excess calories burning, swelling from salt retention, and overall unease. Just reducing fat and salt would have made the food GREAT!

KP
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

We enjoyed our outside dining, waterside experience was nice. Loved our waiter. We’ve eaten at Alki Duke’s and expected lake union to be as “artsy and iconic”, so a bit disappointed. We somehow overlooked that prepaid parking was required and landed a $40 ticket - ouch. It would have been nice to have had a little reminder question by the host when we arrived!!

DS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thank you to both Haley and Lacey for taking such good care of us last night, especially confirming with the chef that the dishes I ordered were soy free.

D
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful service and food! We sat outside with a good view of boats on Lake Union. The salmon was excellent and so was the seafood salad. We’ve eaten here many times and we will be back.

R
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great experience. It was our last night in Seattle and it was a great end to our vacation.

VK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 1

As out of town guests, we did not know to request outside or window. We were put at a table in a corner with no ambiance which was very disappointing. It was so loud we could hardly hear one another. The crab salads were a big disappointment. Very small portion and rather limp lettuce. A less than expected experience.

OT
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The location is lovely. Watched the sea planes come and go. The chowder was delicious. We both had wild salmon. Will try go back before we leave town. Best restaurant we have tried in Seattle. Love the outdoor space. Nice breeze on a warm day.

JL
Indiana
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Family visiting from out of state

SD
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

If you’re going to go to any Duke’s, this is the one you want to take out of town visitors to enjoy, thanks to the great scenery of south Lake Union, especially during the summer! If you can wait, it’s worth it to sit outside. Dishes can be a little pricey, but portions are generous & flavors satisfying.

l
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a lovely time! The staff was very accommodating and were able to seat us outside with a lovely view. They were great at dealing with our various allergies and preferences and went out of their way to make my friend feel special for her birthday. The food was amazing, and the view made it even better! I will be back soon.

JP
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

The parking situation was horrid. Tried to sign up for the app to no avail. My friend who met me there got a ticket for $40 somehow I escaped that fee. They should give you some kind of redemption inside because of the difficulty all the way around. Had a $22 salad that I could have gotten anywhere else for 10. It didn't even look that presentable. Very disappointed. It was a beautiful day so outside was nice.

S
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food was AMAZING!! We made reservation in advance and requested to sit outside, they weren’t able to accommodate. That was the only downside.. but highly recommend.

n
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Visiting from California. We really enjoyed our experience at Duke's. Refreshing and Delicious grapefruit & Rose Moscow Mule. Yummy clam chowder n seafood salad. Mmm!

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Out of town guests

OT
Jackson Hole
5 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Food served very fast even though requested not to. Fish was overcooked.

MR
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food! Awesome service!
Would highly reccomend this restaurant as a MUST!

J
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 3Ambience 1

Restaurant was recommended. Was dirty and overpriced for the offerings. Food all over the floor and no one bothered to. Lean it up. Expected better quality of the seafood being in Seattle.

OT
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fresh, delicious food! Safe for celiacs to eat at Duke's.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

32nd Anniversary.

M
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Father’s day

GH
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

This is a family favorite place when visiting Seattle. Love the choice of chowders!

OT
Charleston
21 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Bad start w hostess seating us in bar area and then moving us because someone in our party is underage (which they asked when they called to confirm our reservation) then moved to very small,cramped table in another section.

However, outstanding service and amazing food more than more made up for the awful staff. Highly recommend the chowder sampler and fish tacos. The sourdough bread was incredible as well.

g
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I loved having lunch there, everything was fabulous and the server was great!

The only thing I don't like is the parking ...the instructions are not clear - I didn't pay because I didn't understand how to do it, so I hope I don't get a ticket.

LB
Fayetteville
12 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love to come to Dukes. The service was very consistent and pleasant. The food is delicious. Everyone enjoyed their entrees. The sour dough bread is impossible to pass up. I wish it had been nice enough to sit outside. We brought a friend from Texas. She loved her fish tacos.

MM
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had an amazing experience at Dukes. The food from the deviled eggs to the chowders and stuffed halibut my group and I were in heaven with how delicious everything turned out.
We sat on the patio and our server was a doll- she truly made the experience 5 star.

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