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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 good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“fresh seafood” (33 reviews)
“clam chowder” (30 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

Went here with my brother and his wife. The Food was excellent. I had the grouper and my wift the trout. New England Clam chowder was amazing the the homemade Sour dough bread is the best I have ever had.

Thank Joe F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Waterfront has been in business since 1984, in the hands of the same family the whole time. They pride themselves on bringing the freshest possible seafood to land-locked Iowa. Their standard menu is always good, but it's the daily specials where the kitchen shows off...More

Thank promopower
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful family run restaurant! We have been going there for 20 years. Always delicious food in a cozy atmosphere, new sushi bar for a more contemporary feel. Best clam chowder you will ever eat. When our children were growing up they loved to visit the...More

Thank 4turkeyhunters
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great service every time we visit this local restaurant. We enjoy this friendly place. We always have great food and service

Thank Themountian
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you’re looking for excellent seafood in the Des Moines area don’t miss the Waterfront, good prices great food and great service - give it a try you won’t be disappointed

Thank earladean
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We again visitwd Waterfront and enjoyed our meal, our service, and the ambience. We chose to sit in the lounge because we could have a table next to the fireplace.

Thank Linda G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This used to be my favorite seafood restaurant. But, not anymore. It has turned into a Red Lobster. The first time I had an average meal and thought it was a bad day. I tried again a few weeks later. I won’t go back.

Thank Cheryl O
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Waterfront does a great job of bringing in the freshest possible seafood and doing the best they can with it. Is there better seafood out there? Most definitely, but location is the key. For Iowa it is great and satisfies just about any seafood hunger...More

Thank Missy P
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

The Waterfront has been around for yrs. Never gotten a bad meal here. Staff was courteous and helpful, good service. Will return.

Thank Peter P
Reviewed 3 December 2017

We were less than trilled by our waiter Stephen. Not only did we wait to see him initially then he kept talking. I take it that this is more of an "old people restaurant." We told him that we had show ticket and were in...More

Thank tm212
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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
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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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