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Duke's Chowder House Blog

Chowder: The Official Food of a Rainy Seattle Day Sunshine is no guarantee in Seattle. It could disappear at any moment behind gray, heavy rain clouds. Even if it’s not really raining, mist and fog are common companions in Seattle, especially during the fall and winter months. Short, cloudy days sometimes make it feel like it never really gets light...
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There’s nothing quite like eating fresh prawns on a waterfront patio with the sun shining and good company at the table. Now, I’ve tasted prawns all over the world, and I say with confidence that Wild Mexican Prawns are the best. That’s why we only serve Wild Mexican Prawns at Duke’s Chowder House; you can’t beat the quality or the...
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  Why Our Burger is Second to None, and That’s No Bull Everybody knows that Duke’s is the place to go for seafood. Whether you’re craving fresh, Wild Salmon or a big bowl of homemade clam chowder, Duke’s is your best bet. But did you know that Duke’s is also a destination for burger lovers? My passion for quality ingredients...
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It’s no secret that I love salmon. I mean, I really love it. It’s one of my favorite things to eat in the world! Breakfast, lunch or dinner, I will always love Wild Alaskan Salmon. But if I had to pick a second favorite, I’d go with Dungeness crab. This is a love I share with my friend and executive...
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A while ago, a trend in the food world caught me by surprise: suddenly everybody thought butter was bad for you! Well, I never bought into that. I love butter, and the scientific theories denouncing it never really rang true to me. How could something so delicious be terrible for your health? Fact: Butter Ain’t So Bad Butter has been...
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At Duke’s Chowder House, we are committed to serving the finest quality, most sustainable seafood available, with a strong focus on 100% Wild Salmon. One of the major crises facing the Pacific Northwest today is declining salmon populations in the Salish Sea. This is why I strongly support Long Live the Kings (LLTK), an organization whose mission it is to fully...
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Take a moment to think about the moms in your life—your own mother, grandmother, aunts, sisters, wives—and how they have  affected your life. How they touch the lives of everyone around them. Mothers bring us into the world, raise us, and support us. On Sunday, May 14, you have an opportunity to show your appreciation and gratitude for everything that...
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When I decided to go into the restaurant business three decades ago, the word ‘sustainable’ had yet to emerge as a foodie-culture buzzword. Today, the industry is saturated with restaurants claiming exclusively ‘sustainable,’ ‘organic,’ ‘fresh’ and ‘wild’ menus. But what does it actually mean to be sustainable? Our customers often ask us at Duke’s Chowder House to answer this question,...
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Any marketing professional or student can tell you that recognizable branding is crucial for any business. If you aren’t memorable, you’re forgettable! I understood this going into the restaurant business, and it was a guiding force during the early days of Duke’s Chowder House. Evolution of Duke’s Brand Before the door to the first Duke’s ever opened, I was on...
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Duke’s Chowder House is a leader in the sustainable food movement and has been committed to using the highest quality ingredients in our kitchens for over three decades. That’s why we use only 100 percent Wild Alaska Salmon – not only is it the freshest fish on the market, it is the most sustainably harvested. Every step of its journey...
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