Duke's Seafood - Lake Union

4.6
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$30 and under
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Seafood

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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 Duke's has to offer with three words: It’s so good!
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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joshjr
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and great views from the outdoor seating overlooking Lake Union. Staff was very sanitary conscious and service was spot on.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome deck seating with an amazing view. Service was tremendous and super friendly.

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vipMichelleW
New Orleans
18 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful meal on the patio. Place was very clean. Service efficient. Food yummy.

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GregS
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was great to be back at Duke's South Lake Union. Beautiful day, great food and drinks, and outstanding service!

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DanS
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Felt very safe in open air on deck overlooking lake. Excellent seafood

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Cara
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Duke's does a wonderful job with the food, ambiance, and all the staff. We are never disappointed! This was our first meal out in 3 months of quarantine and we felt completely safe and enjoyed our evening. The outdoor deck had a beautiful view!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Excellent place for waterside dining!

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Debbo
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Deck is great and love location right on Lake Union. Good menu, opening after Covid shutdown, so menu shortened but happy to be there! Have heaters outside too.

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Disappointedinseattle
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2020
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience2

Way over priced and poor tasting food. The food was minimal, luke warm at best and the drinks were poor tasting and very small for the price. Also had to pay 7.50 just to park in their parking lot.
I should have paid less than $50 for what we had. Instead, we paid $137.

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vipR2D2M2
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We ate outside and it was a lovely evening. A little windy at first but we were thankful. Great waitress, and very good service. Would go back again in a minute. Lovely lovely view!

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NateP
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time at this location and the food and ambiance was amazing! Sat out on the deck and soaked in the sun. Tables are appropriately spaced, servers are masked, I felt as safe as I would in my own home. Will definitely be back!

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Tici
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was great to visit Duke's again! Loved the food, drinks, and their patio. Can't wait to come back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So thankful to have y’all back open! Service was amazing per usual. Thankful to see familiar faces back to one of our date night spots. 😊

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RogerO
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love eating at Duke’s. Hope the Gov’s reopening plan works for you and that we can get back in normal soon.

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dAnconia
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

After so long away, it was great to be back at Duke's! Tim took great care of us, as per usual. Everyone was masked and social distancing was enforced.
The Cabo Wabo shrimp and the crab-stuffed halibut were wonderful.

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vipBallardite
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We sat outside and it was lovely. Waitstaff was attentive and professional. Food was tasty and nicely presented .

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SeattleViking
Seattle
28 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great to be back at Duke's for a birthday lunch. Great wild seafood as always. We almost always order the Unchopped Seafood Salad Duke's way and the Cod tacos are always great. Outdoor dining, staff takes appropriate precautions, tables are space well. Nice to be back at one of out favorites.

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RobertD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Food and atmosphere were great. Service left a little to be desired, drinks did not come out until we were halfway through meal and it took a while to get our check. Overall a good experience though.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First night out in three months! Best way to break quarantine!
Welcome back dukes SLU! Was so excited to see the team and have some chowder!

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CindyB
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Overall it’s good.

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CharlesG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthdays w friends

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SubhadeepB
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.

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skyflyer777
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!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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BRSeattle
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.

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DeeT
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.

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AdelinaT
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!

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StuartP
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.

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vipLoriS
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

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JoyG
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.

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vipMichelleW
New Orleans
18 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.

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PaulB
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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Bcruz
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!

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vipEiloveslunch2
Chicago
84 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful service
Food was fantastic
Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
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!

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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AlexandraR
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Duke's seafood offers affordable good quality seafood

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vipRobhnl
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.

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