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Duke's Chowder House Blog

At Duke’s we believe that close friendships add to the spice of life. Having that friend by your side who simply ‘gets you,’ is what life is all about. This is exactly the kind of friendship Duke Moscrip and his executive chef, “Wild” Bill share. The friendship these two characters have built over the years is something truly unique. It’s...
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About 40 years ago, Duke Moscrip discovered he had a passion for the restaurant business. It started over dinner one night. He was entertaining a group of friends on opening night of the first restaurant he ever invested in, Ray’s Boathouse. As the night unfolded, he watched as an entire restaurant of paying guests received poor quality service. So, he...
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Wild Seafood At Duke’s Since I began my career as a restaurateur, I’ve sought out the finest natural ingredients available to bring to my customers. This is especially so when it comes to seafood. Decades before sustainability was a buzzword in the restaurant industry, I was searching for responsibly caught and properly processed seafood from Alaska, knowing that this was...
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Duke’s Chowder House was honored to be among the first restaurants given a 100 percent sustainable seafood volume compliance rating from Smart Catch. Read on to learn more about the program and support sustainable seafood industries. About the Smart Catch Program Smart Catch was established in Seattle in July 2015, and has been busily working with restaurants in the Seattle...
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As the owner of Duke’s Chowder House, I have made it my life’s mission to serve my customers great tasting food that is raised and harvested sustainably. From the beautiful, natural flavor of Wild Alaskan Salmon to grass-fed Australian Beef; my customers deserve the very best, and that is what they get, every time they visit one of our six...
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The Big Game It all came down to one game, and our hopes were sky high. I’d like to take you back in time for a moment. Not very far, only to February 1, 2015. If you were in or around Seattle at this time, you’ll remember what it felt like. The city was alive with excitement! Football was the...
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For most of us, the holidays are a crazy time of year. With so much to juggle, from social events to holiday shopping, it can be easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle. Every once in a while, I like to remind myself to step back and remember what it’s all about: family. My family is my...
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‘Seafood sleuths’ study mystery of Pacific Northwest salmon declines Originally published December 8, 2016 at 1:51 pm Updated December 9, 2016 at 11:29 am Photo by: Chis Gill / WestBoundary Photography By Duke’s Chowder House Conservationists and restaurateurs seek solutions to restore a sustainable population in the Salish Sea. Wherever you live in the Pacific Northwest, you likely have salmon for...
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