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Duke's Chowder House Blog

Everybody knows that I love eating 100% Wild Salmon. I could eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day for the rest of my life and never get tired of it. I’ve been in and around the fishing scene for over four decades now, and I’ve met a lot of different people. But so far, I’ve only come across...
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The Origin of the ‘Dukeworthy’ Standard Captain Mike Friccero, a dedicated Alaska fisherman that I have worked with for years, coined the term ‘Dukeworthy’ long ago. It was on a fishing trip: he had graciously allowed me to accompany him and his crew on his boat, Miss Gina, and we successfully hauled in a Wild Alaska Halibut. However, the fish...
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The Farmed Salmon Fad Back in the 90’s a hot new trend was sweeping the restaurant industry: farmed salmon. The farmed fish companies promised that restaurants would have access to quality salmon on a consistent basis, with no discernible difference between wild-caught fish and their product. The idea of a streamlined delivery system for high caliber salmon with no apparent...
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At Duke’s Chowder House, we value teamwork and collaboration. The staff at every location works hard to deliver excellent service, to every customer, every day. Whether you’re a regular, a tourist or have discovered a new local favorite, our customers agree that the service at Duke’s is hard to match! That’s why I’m pleased to share a bit about our...
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Don’t mix business and family. It’s an old adage we’ve all heard but I simply don’t buy it. Without the love and support of family, Duke’s Chowder House wouldn’t exist today! I’m lucky to be constantly surrounded by my many family groups: my own, my staff, and the families that join us for delicious, wholesome meals every day. Duke’s has...
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At Duke’s Chowder House, we are constantly in pursuit of new opportunities to increase our sustainable food options. My team and I spend countless hours sourcing the highest-quality, most eco-friendly ingredients we can find in order to serve food that our customers can feel good about eating. While my passion will always be fresh, Wild Seafood, that doesn’t mean other...
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DukeWorthy™ Seattle Sourdough: A Duke’s Tradition At Duke’s Chowder House, we strive for wholesome, delicious meals made from sustainably sourced ingredients. We truly believe our customers deserve the best possible dining experience, from start to finish. That’s why every meal at Duke’s, big or small, begins with a serving of our delicious Double Sourdough Bread. Like everything else in our...
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Summer is here, and Duke’s has the food and drinks you need to kick it off right! With the changing of the seasons comes exciting new specials at all six of our Duke’s locations in and around the Seattle area. Join us to celebrate the warm summer days and beautiful summer nights here in the Pacific Northwest. The Classic Mint...
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The 4th of July is a special day in this country, celebrating our birth as a nation and our role as a place of freedom in the world. Anything is possible in this United States of America, and Duke’s Chowder House is proud to celebrate alongside you this year. All six of our locations are open for your enjoyment this...
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At Duke’s Chowder House, we have a lot of great things going for us: delicious food, friendly staff, comfortable atmosphere, and much more. But when summer arrives in Seattle, one of the best things about Duke’s is our patio(s)! Nothing says summertime like sipping a cold beverage on a sunny outdoor patio, surrounded by good friends and good food. That’s...
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