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Growing Up At Duke’s

A guest post by Amy Waeschle Because my last name isn’t Moscrip anymore, not a lot of people know that I’m Duke’s daughter. My picture is on the wall of his restaurants, so when I’m there people sometimes put it together, but for the most part, I live outside of his and my brother’s world.…

Open Letter to President Trump

President Donald Trump The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue N W Washington, DC 20500 Dear President Trump: I need your help. And I’ll help you in return. Let’s make a deal. It’s pretty simple, really. You direct your federal agencies (Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Reclamation, Bonneville Power Administration) to truly and genuinely restore…

Help Blake Collins

Friends, At Duke’s, we consider all of our team members as family, and when something happens to a member of our family – we rally for them. Blake Collins, a Duke’s family member was involved in a life threatening sky diving accident, and is currently on life support at St. Anthony’s hospital in Lakewood Colorado.…
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Family Dinner Nights

There’s a moment in my life that I would like to get back. It was that moment when my kids were younger, that we would sit around the table and have a family dinner night. Those are moments that you can never get back, and they are precious to me and our entire family. Now,…
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It’s Time. Let’s Go Hawks!

Anyone who knows me, knows that outside of my family, I have two favorite things. Salmon and Seahawks. Everyone knows that I go ‘wild’ for Wild Alaskan Salmon; I’d eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner if I could! But as I was born and raised in the Seattle area, my other obsession is hardly…
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The Best Tasting Seafood on the Planet

At Duke’s Chowder House, we are committed to serving the finest-quality ingredients. That’s why I personally source everything that comes into our kitchens, getting familiar with every detail of that food and its journey to your plate. When it comes to seafood, I am especially particular about the details. I want to be sure that…
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Leave Poor Herschel Alone

Everybody knows that I love eating 100% Wild Salmon. I could eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day for the rest of my life and never get tired of it. I’ve been in and around the fishing scene for over four decades now, and I’ve met a lot of different people. But so…
Sustainability

DukeWorthy™: A Total Approach

The Origin of the ‘Dukeworthy’ Standard Captain Mike Friccero, a dedicated Alaska fisherman that I have worked with for years, coined the term ‘Dukeworthy’ long ago. It was on a fishing trip: he had graciously allowed me to accompany him and his crew on his boat, Miss Gina, and we successfully hauled in a Wild…
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Farmed Fish Does Not Have a Place at Duke’s

The Farmed Salmon Fad Back in the 90’s a hot new trend was sweeping the restaurant industry: farmed salmon. The farmed fish companies promised that restaurants would have access to quality salmon on a consistent basis, with no discernible difference between wild-caught fish and their product. The idea of a streamlined delivery system for high…

Meet Duke’s Team: Kent Station

At Duke’s Chowder House, we value teamwork and collaboration. The staff at every location works hard to deliver excellent service, to every customer, every day. Whether you’re a regular, a tourist or have discovered a new local favorite, our customers agree that the service at Duke’s is hard to match! That’s why I’m pleased to…
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Duke’s: A Family Tradition

Don’t mix business and family. It’s an old adage we’ve all heard but I simply don’t buy it. Without the love and support of family, Duke’s Chowder House wouldn’t exist today! I’m lucky to be constantly surrounded by my many family groups: my own, my staff, and the families that join us for delicious, wholesome…
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Organic Vegetables: So Hip, So Safe

At Duke’s Chowder House, we are constantly in pursuit of new opportunities to increase our sustainable food options. My team and I spend countless hours sourcing the highest-quality, most eco-friendly ingredients we can find in order to serve food that our customers can feel good about eating. While my passion will always be fresh, Wild…