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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” (34 reviews)
“clam chowder” (28 reviews)
“sushi” (67 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00 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 weeks ago 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

Thank Mr-Bugh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Visitor901
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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.

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

Thank Iouri P
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Just had some wonderful raw oysters and rolls. The rolls were the KRAKAN & Bruce Lee, delicious. The dirty martini was divine as were the blue cheese stuffed olives. Ask for Ray if you want some A+ service.

Thank peelynn
Reviewed 20 July 2018 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 14 July 2018

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 13 July 2018 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
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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, 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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