Duke Moscrip’s Story

Childhood - Duke with Brother

I went to college to become a doctor but along the way, the business world pulled me away leading to me became a stockbroker instead.  I loved taking my clients to lunch and fell in love with restaurants.  I was so dazzled that I decided to open one myself. On opening night, what started out…

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Toast one (or two) at Duke’s Seafood


Food is not the only attraction at Duke’s Seafood. John Moscrip, co-owner and COO of the restaurants, understands that and seeks our dynamic and exclusive ways to spice up his beverage program. While 15-25 percent of the dinner menu items sold are limited-time offers (which is actually well above national average), the beverage menu is…

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History of Puget Sound Legacy

Puget Sound

Duke’s Seafood & Chowder has come a long way since its humble and carefree beginnings in 1976 when Duke Moscrip broke away from his partnership in Ray’s Boathouse to start the original Duke’s Bar & Grill at 1st Ave. West and Thomas on Queen Anne, just two blocks from the Seattle Center. The first Duke’s…

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A stellar, sustainable summer seafood salad from Duke’s Chowder House

Seattle Times – Pacific NW Magazine By Bethany Jean Clement DUKE MOSCRIP CAUGHT onto the idea of highest-quality, sustainable wild seafood about 30 years ago — that is, decades before it became the ubiquitous concern of upscale menus and “foodies.” He’s been serving scrupulously sourced stuff at his six Seattle-area editions of Duke’s Chowder House all…

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Duke Heads to the Mall in Kent

Duke's Kent Station Restaurant

Kent Station opened its doors right in the heart of Kent’s Green River Campus, ShoWare Center, plus all the great shops at Kent Station. The popular site soon takes off and shopper, event goers, and neighbors all now have a Duke’s Chowder House to serve the growing population.

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