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Waterfront Seafood Market

) #1 of 114 Restaurants in Ankeny €€ - €€€ American, Seafood, Sushi
2414 SE Tones Dr, Ankeny, IA 50021-8885
+1 515-963-1940
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (72 reviews)
“clam chowder” (15 reviews)
“rock shrimp” (7 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Sushi, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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2414 SE Tones Dr, Ankeny, IA 50021-8885
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Let's start with the sushi-delicious. Their variety of sushi offered was substantial. The gumbo was awesome. The atmosphere is pleasing. However, we had the Arctic char special. This was disappointing because it lacked flavor. The cream sauce actually did the fish a disservice. A little...More

Thank RE1179
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

nice place view of small lake. Waitress was excellent. Good menu of different foods ,fish shrimp etc.

Thank b1nky7s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Consistent, delicious food. Very nice for a long, casual lunch. Patio has a water view. The grilled salmon is the best!

Thank Mary Lou M
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Lunch was perfect. Seated outside with a cool drink and a lunch of lightly battered fish along with side salad. The fish was great. Not greasy, not too much.

Thank kahansen10
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

We have eaten a couple times at the Ankeny location and have enjoyed both the appetizers and the main entrees. The sushi, whether cooked or fresh was great. Other offerings were enjoyed by all of our party. Would recommend this location to anyone.

Thank Don B
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

This is the best seafood I've had since moving to Iowa. The oysters are good. They have a crab soup is a must try. Their sushi is pretty good too.

Thank cmonroy
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

So the place is very bright. Not the dim date night kind of restaurant. Nothing too fancy but enough to get your seafood kick satisfied. Staff was training everywhere I looked but that didn't affect service. Very good. I ordered the coconut shrimp. Large but...More

Thank 244chuckl
Reviewed 23 April 2017

I read Trip Advisors listing of the best restaurants in the Des Moines area. This place came up and it was very highly rated!! I see why. I got there at 3:30 CST or 4:30 EST. They did not start with dinners until 4. I...More

Thank gary c
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Great food, good service and fair prices. Never left hungry! They have a nice size private party room for groups.

Thank Pamela G
Reviewed 18 April 2017

i was initially a bit skeptical about "waterfront" and "seafood" in the middle of iowa but there is a solid reason that this restaurant is rated #1 of 112 in ankeny by trip advisor! my husband & i are so glad that we stopped for...More

Thank bmwmomMN
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thomas s
I don't see any fresh seafood on the menu. We will be driving to Des Moines on Sunday April10 but don't know our arrival time. Can we make tentative reservations for 6 PM for 3 persons, and let you know as we get closer to Des Moines?
12 March 2016|
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Response from Mike O | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we made a reservation and when we dined there, the restaurant had fresh seafood on the menu.
Sharon H
Is there a current list of fresh seafood to be purchased at the market? I am interested in buying salmon for Christmas Eve.
19 December 2015|
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Response from Cameron B F | Reviewed this property |
You would need to call them for daily specials/supplies
Donna W
What do you offer for those eating gluten-free?
29 January 2015|
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Response from GaUncle | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, don't know. I am sire these people would be glad to respond to a phone call. Have you checked the online menu?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2414 SE Tones Dr, Ankeny, IA 50021-8885
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ankeny
  • Phone Number: +1 515-963-1940
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