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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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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fresh seafood” (35 reviews)
“clam chowder” (33 reviews)
“sushi” (68 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:30 Hours
American, Seafood, Sushi, Soups, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
2900 University Ave Ste A4, West Des Moines, IA 50266-1251
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Excellent lobster. Service is always good. In season get the wild salmon. They also have a market selling fresh seafood.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank jimshaffer600
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Best seafood in Des Moines Chowder Lobster Bisque Chuck Norris sushi roll Yum Always a favorite Only disappointment when they run out of chowder

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Ezfill
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a very nice lunch this past weekend with family. I had the Walleye fish and chips basket. The fish was very tender and tasty.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Rob H
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

We're sushi lovers and we had such delicious sushi here, in DM! Our entire meal was excellent with great, friendly and attentive service. Clam chowder was hot and flavorful, clamstrips were crunchy, grilled swordfish was superb as well as salads and seafood combo. Have been...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Boatbebargen
Reviewed 23 October 2018

Waterfront is undoubtedly the best seafood restaurant, not only in West Des Moines, but the Midwest. All their seafood is flown in fresh, never frozen and they also have an excellent sushi bar. Their menu is very diversified with something on it for everybody. They...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Gini L
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

On my birthday we were going to hit a local seafood restaurant, but they were not open until after 5 PM. With a baby, we had to find an alternative place to eat, so I began to search TripAdvisor! I found waterfront, which I had...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Mr-Bugh
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Wonderful service, very tasty seafood for the Midwest. Numerous choices of seafood. Good size portions. Great selection of beer and wine.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Visitor901
Reviewed 14 September 2018

We tried this restaurant for a noon meal based on the local TV ads. I had been to their Ankeny location and was not impressed but thought just maybe this long time location in West Des Moines would be better. Needless to say...it was not...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank jjb99683
Reviewed 29 August 2018

We had lunch there last week. We were seated right away. The service was prompt. The food was great. The portions were the right size for lunch. You can get in and out in an hour. What more could you ask for.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Jackofalltrades1960
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

This store makes a distance from Des Moines to Atlantic and Pacific oceans negligible. You can always find fresh wild fish here of the highest quality. We often buy delicious clam chowder soup here as a bonus. Strongly recommend. Their restaurant is highly popular for...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank iourip2016
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings
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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