Duke's Ruston Way Restaurant in Tacoma

Duke Lands On the Tacoma Waterfront

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, our Ruston Way location 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, a letter to our guests, that got such a great response, we could not handle the hordes of diners who responded,” says Duke Moscrip. “It took a while to win back people’s confidence but soon after, we figured out how to handle the crowds and the restaurant has been an amazing success ever since.”

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