Duke's Seafood - Lake Union

4.6
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$30 and under
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Seafood
** Due to the effects of the COVID19 out break, Duke's Seafood is temporarily closed until further notice. We appreciate the outpouring of support from our team members and guests. **

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!
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4.7
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4.6
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CB
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Overall it’s good.

CG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthdays w friends

SB
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food quality was excellent. The crab cakes were amazing. However at the price point mentioned, I expected a little more quantity. Serving a single piece on a single plate is probably too meagre.
Would advice people who prefer quality but are not really concerned with Quantity.

s
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful experience at Dukes! The new venue is fantastic and the food was incredible, as always. Thank you very much!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent, and our server John was fantastic!

BR
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

We had two appetizers(mussels and a crab cake) and two glasses of wine (9 oz), and a bowl of chowder to go and the bill came to $84.00. The food and wine were good and the service very good but I think that’s a high price for 3 starters.

DT
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

We arrived late for our reservation but still were seated right away at a window with a lovely view.
Staff was friendly if a little inattentive for such a pricey place. We sat after finishing our meal for a solid 15-20 minutes before we could flag down our server for the check, never asked if we wanted any refills or requests if we needed anything else.
The award winning chowder was delicious, my husband got the quad sampler and said the other three were less so however. Chips were great but chicken, while made well, definitely could use some spices, salt and pepper at the least...
Overall nice experience but would go back for lunch rather than dinner probably.

AT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, amazing service. Just an overall great experience at a wonderful restaurant that is obviously managed extremely well. Will definitely be back!

SP
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Good as always. Cool views and friendly server. Oysters weren't as marvellous as on other visits, but good.

LS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Visiting Seattle and choose this restaurant thru yelp and it did not disappoint. The macadamia halibut was dee-lish, the salads were fabulous - the service excellent and the location terrific. A great choice and enjoyed by all

JG
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the clam chowder and it is amazing!! I don’t eat seafood and I fell in love with this chowder! This is a Seattle must. We are here twice in 4 days.

MW
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really fantastic all around. The Brussel sprouts on the special menu were insanely good. The crab dip was delicious too. There are so many great entree choices. My husband loved his fish and chips and cup of chowder. I lived many years in Alaska, and the halibut macadamia nut was the best halibut I’ve ever eaten. Our non seafood eating friend really enjoyed her patty melt from the special menu. The ambiance was very nice, excellent service. Really glad we booked in here.

PB
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, good service, and beautiful location. Not inexpensive but worth it for special occasion

B
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience4

Our waiter spent most of his time at the bar waiting for drink orders. He could have checked on all of his tables during that time, but he just stood there waiting for the drinks to be made. He did this all night, so in the one full hour+ we were there, he checked on us once when he took our order. The second time, I had to flag him down for a to-go box; and believe it or not, I had to flag him down a third time to get the bill! Why didn't he bring the bill with the to-go box??? We had to wait another 15 minutes before I could get his attention for the bill. Terrible service! But the food was great!

E
Chicago
84 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful service
Food was fantastic
Thank you

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday w family. Lacey originally introduced me to the email club & your new south lake union location back in October. In fact the two owners of the Wild Sage in Spokane were with me that night & really enjoyed the experience, so that says a lot! I’ve been back a couple times since & highly recommend this location & Lacey!

OT
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

You can always count on getting fresh seafood, served on time and proper temperature. Attentive service, good selection. Will return.

OT
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were visiting from Seattle for my friends Birthday and Willow was the BEST ever!!! She was attentive and super informative. She was friendly and understanding that we were "hangry". She gave us recommendations and was so fun to be around. Keep people like Willow around. The food was great and the view was beautiful.

AR
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Duke's seafood offers affordable good quality seafood

R
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

Good but not great. Pleasing waterside ambiance. Our waiter was eager and accommodating but the service team was uneven. Water was never topped off or refilled. Two requests were made and acknowledged then promptly forgotten. Chowder was very tasty, tasting portion is a nice touch, attractively presented. Vaunted crab cakes were good but not great, we’ve definitely had better; token remoulade was ordinary and seemed like an afterthought. Oysters “Dukefeller” were very fresh but a bit too cheesy for us, I’d stick with the good selection of raw oysters next time. Potential is there and location is fairly new so hopefully they will raise their game commensurate with the premium waterfront pricing. After hearing our feedback on service, our friendly waiter comped two deserts so we left happy (deserts are sharing size and tasty) and will give them one more try.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience2

Seattle has a lot better to offer, I’m sure the view is nice in warmer weather. I’d pass otherwise.

SU
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I made a meal choice and got 2 others in my party to order the same menu item. It was the pollock with prawns and crab...very delicious and filling.

RN
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We tried eating a Dukes a couple nights before and the wait was 45 minutes. This time we made reservations beforehand, which worked like a charm. Service was excellent and so was the food. Highly recommended.

MR
Portland
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal at reasonable price in nice atmosphere.

LT
Seattle
146 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We brought our friends from California to enjoy lunch here on Sunday. We each enjoyed a different dish and as usual the chowder is tops. They brought out a dessert for our two birthdays. Our server was excellent. Dukes is the restaurant we can always count on for excellence.

KC
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved our experience at Duke's!! I'm so glad I made a reservation as this place is busy! My spouse and I both had specials and they were so delicious! We also had a small bowl of chowder and it rivals all the others. I can't wait to return as this place is amazing!

OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Good food great location and good value.

D
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Great service by John who took care of us. Perfect view of lake union!

TD
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Perfect for a visit with friends we had not seen for a while.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

When I made the reservation, I had mentioned it was our anniversary. Everyone there was so nice and greeted us happy anniversary. That meant a lot to me. The food was awesome too, drinks were great and the view even at night was beautiful. I will definitely be back!

TJ
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Simply the best Chowder I’ve ever had...and the bread is crazy good.

RD
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great crab salad and Attentive Service. Lunch with a friend. We will be back.

CM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Met there for a business lunch and asked for a larger table to accommodate 3 people plus computers for demonstrations. Everything was perfect without any issues at all. We were there 3 hours and the wait staff and management never made us feel rushed to leave at all. Definitely will return.

OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, fantastic setting! Always a pleasure to eat at any Dukes location!

C
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

This was our first visit to the new Duke's on South Lake Union. The ambiance in the restaurant is very good. The decor makes the dining experience more enjoyable. The service was excellent and made the 50th Anniversary occasion we were celebrating even more enjoyable.

TB
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The new location is very nice. I am excited to come back and take advantage of their outdoor deck in nice weather. Pro Tip: go to lunch on Sunday when the sportsball is on the TV and you get your choice of tables.

d
Seattle
50 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The new Lake Union location is perfect.

BR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were a table of 6, most of the food we ordered was delicious. My husband and daughter had the fish and chips, they found the panko breading and the fish to be quite dry. I had the stuffed shrimp and lobster chowder, both were amazing!! Everyone else at our table was extremely satisfied with their meals.

S
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the new space!!! It is very cool & pared with Duke's quality in food & service - you can't go wrong!