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First Event Venue Opens Dockside

Dockside at Dukes Logo

Dockside at Duke’s opens, the company’s first event venue. Dockside takes up the entire main floor of the new Duke’s Seafood location on South Lake Union. “People want to celebrate at Duke’s all the time,” says Duke. “We can take groups at most of our locations, but Dockside takes this to a whole new level.”…

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Moving On Up South Lake Union

Duke's Lake Union Restaurant

Duke’s moves up the lake to its new location on South Lake Union. This impressive new space is actually the original location for the 1990 failed concept, Duke’s Yacht Club. Today, Duke’s Seafood occupies the second story of the building with dynamic views of the lake unmatched by any other restaurant. “This location is absolutely…

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Crabbing Around Westport

Duke with crab at Westport

If you’ve ever been to Westport, Washington, then you’ve seen the giant crab pots stacked sky-high and the trawlers parked at the marina. Our team of chefs and I arrived to tour the processing plant for Pacific Seafood, our only crab supplier. Watching the unloading of thousands of crabs blew me away! Filling the floor…

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Bellevue Bound; Better Than Ever!

Duke's Bellevue Restaurant

Duke’s returns to Bellevue! Kemper Freeman of The Bellevue Collection and Duke met, and the rest is history. Duke’s opened a show piece restaurant with a wonderful “upscale fishing lodge” theme that captured the spirit of Duke’s Chowder Houses but took it to another level. The company changed the name to Duke’s Seafood & Chowder…

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Duke’s Awarded 100% Rating from Smart Catch

Smart Catch Sustainability Award

Smart Catch, a sustainable seafood program created with chefs for chefs to recognize environmentally sustainable fishing practices, awarded Duke’s Chowder House top recognition for its sustainable seafood efforts. The organization is designed to promote sustainability and raise consumer awareness through means of the restaurant industry. At Duke’s, sustainability is critical to everything we do, but…

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Duke’s Leads Seattle’s Ban of Plastic Straws

Duke with compostable straws

In 2018, Seattle banned the use of all non-compostable straws and utensils in Seattle restaurants, but Duke’s made the switch 3 years prior. “When this started out, they (paper straws) were about 30-40% more expensive than petroleum-based products,” Moscrip told KIRO 7 who interviewed Duke for this story. “Now it’s about 10%. But we did…

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Mixology – Custom Woodford Reserve Blend

Bourbon Mixology

We’ve blended our own bourbon with the good folks at Woodford Reserve in Versailles, Kentucky since 2008 and each time, the flavor profiles just get better and better. Blending bourbon is tough work—no, I really mean it. We spent a couple of days just focused on the nuances of each of the blends, shifting flavor…

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Shop ’til You Drop; Then Duke’s

Duke's South Center Restaurant

Our second mall location opened in South Center Mall (now Westfield Mall) ready for wary shoppers to kick back, have a cocktail, and relax indoors or on the covered patio. Little did we know that Duke’s South Center would become the reason why our guest come to the mall. This location continues to be a…

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Duke’s Lands On the Tacoma Waterfront

Duke's Ruston Way Restaurant in Tacoma

Tacoma bound; Duke’s Chowder House opens not near the water on Ruston way; rather ON the water. Built on pilings on the shores of Puget Sound, Ruston Way Duke’s is a South Sound favorite winning awards and accolades since opening. We had a rocky start, however. “I did an ad in the Tacoma newspaper; actually,…

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Duke’s 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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