From Fish2Fork.com website – 10/13/2014 :
About Duke’s Chowder House Lake Union
Go wild at Duke’s. The mini-chain of seafood restaurants is known in the Puget Sound area for fresh wild seafood, grass-fed beef, cage-free chicken and eggs, organic bread and herbs – not forgetting excellent cooking. Wild Alaska salmon is served seven ways, wild halibut six ways, chowder five ways and fish and chips uses Bering Sea wild cod ($19.30). There are Dungeness crab “Un” cakes (as in more crab, less cake), stuffed wild Mexican Pacific prawns, and wild seafood cioppino ($21.30). For starters there are local Washington steamers in Mac & Jack’s beer ($16.30/11.30) and wild Pacific calamari steak strips with tequila lime ailoli and wasabi sauce. Meat eaters can choose filet mignon or burgers but unless you’re a regular it would be a shame to miss out on the wild salmon ravioli with pumpkin mascarpone, the blueberry and goat cheese wild salmon or the Thai ginger salmon.
Good regional wines are reasonably priced. Or splash out on a cucumber mojito – cucumber infused vodka with fresh mint – you wild thing, you.
What they say
At Duke’s, we are not interested in compromising quality in any way; we have relentlessly developed incredible sources that provide amazing quality. Almost all of the seafood we feature here at Duke’s comes from the Northwest and Alaska. We thank you for coming in and I personally want to welcome you to our restaurant.
I think you will find that we care deeply about the food we serve and the enjoyment of our guests. What you can count on at Duke’s: Only Sustainable Seafood; Exceptional Flavor; Always Wild Seafood, Not Farm Raised; All Natural; Traceable Food
What we say
There can be few restaurants which take quite so much trouble to check out the sustainability of their seafood. Owner Duke Moscrip and executive chef Bill Ranniger often travel to see where their fish are caught – including four trips to Alaska in the last 12 months at the last count – and use a variety of sources of information to keep up to date, the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s seafood guide and the UK’s Marine Conservation Society among them. They are knowledegable, enthusiastic and evangelical about seafood sustainability – what’s not to like? A thoroughly well deserved 4.5 blue fish.