Duke's Opens Bellevue Restaurant in 1978

Eastside Duke’s Restaurant Becomes Instant Hit!

Duke opened his store in Bellevue that year with people clamoring for our clam chowder, already becoming famous. It was a long-time favorite of the Eastside crowd until they lost their lease and were forced to close in 1994. “I hated to close that store because we had such a loyal following, but the owners won out and it became a drug store,” says Duke Moscrip. It took until 2017 and the opening of Lincoln Square South for Duke to come back to Bellevue.

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