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Waterfront Seafood Market

2900 University Ave Ste A4, West Des Moines, IA 50266-1251
+1 515-223-5106
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“fresh seafood” (34 reviews)
“clam chowder” (28 reviews)
“sushi” (67 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Sushi, Soups, Gluten Free Options
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2900 University Ave Ste A4, West Des Moines, IA 50266-1251
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ambience 10, shrimp 10, salad 10, sushi 10 waitress 4 tip.......not 20%! Had to ask her manager three times for a refill.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of my favorite spots for lunch on the west side of Des Moines. Great seafood, pleasant surroundings, easy parking - and the best servers. Just love their special each day - especially their fish sliders with chowder. Yesterday I had a great salmon steak...More

Thank Mike T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of our favorite places to get fresh seafood consistently. Staff wonderful, calamari appetizer great. Clam chowder is best ever! Lunch specials are always difficult to choose from. Soup and slider today with grilled tuna was excellent. Recommend definitely!

Thank pepperdinemom
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Great seafood restaurant with a variety of daily fish selections. Lunch or dinner food is exceptional and waitresses are friendly, accommodating, and willing to make our dinning experience enjoyable. Decor is east coast, New England style.

Thank H9973PGjosephh
Reviewed 9 July 2018

I love this place, and every time I am in Des Moines, I make a point of visiting. First let me tell you, that I am an easterner and am familiar with seafood - fresh seafood. Let me tell you that if you find yourself...More

Thank Nancy G
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

French fries are tasteless. Nothing has changed here for thirty years, including dark boring decor. Yes, there is fresh fish here and much of it it is correctly cooked, but everything else about the place is outdated. It screams: you are in the Midwest and...More

Thank Mary A
Reviewed 9 July 2018

My wife and I eat hear often and they always have great seafood and service. You may pay a little more for fresh but it is worth it.

Thank Rick K
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Never had a bad meal or bad service. Best clam chowder ever! Specials every day which make it easy to try new things.

Thank Norma P
Reviewed 20 June 2018

I have been here many times over the years, and I always come away with the same thoughts: Good fish and seafood, blah and average side dishes, but skimpy portions and expensive food without the atmosphere to go with it. Best bet is the salmon,...More

Thank FrequentDinerWDM
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

This place is fabulous. Food is delicious. Staff is wonderful. We eat and then take food home from fresh market. Oysters are fav

Thank Erin R
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Questions & Answers
Vicki M
15 September 2017|
Response from Robert B | Reviewed this property |
Not that I am aware of. They do have specials on Sat so I would advise to check.
Vicki M
15 September 2017|
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Response from GiseppeGord | Reviewed this property |
Do not know. Check website or call
thomas s
7 March 2016|
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Response from Joe D | Reviewed this property |
The one in Clocktower Square is closed on Sunday - see their website. The one in Ankeny is open.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
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: 2900 University Ave Ste A4, West Des Moines, IA 50266-1251
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  West Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-223-5106
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