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Waterfront Seafood Market

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2900 University Ave Ste A4, West Des Moines, IA 50266-1251
+1 515-223-5106
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We love both locations of this fresh seafood restaurant. They have a special everyday. It might be something like catfish, rock shrimp or something more unique. Any seafood lover will find something that they like. Most types of seafood are offered baked , grilled or blackened. I love the swordfish and mahi mahi. The scallops maruca are so good with... More 

Thank Amy W
West Des Moines, Iowa
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48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been visiting for 5 years and it still is exciting. Fresh seafood comes at a price but loyal customers don't mind it. Love their french bread and fish and chips. Poboy sandwich is also nicely done!

Thank Ketan2212
West Des Moines, Iowa
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stopped last night at the West Des Moines Waterfront. Even thought the restaurant was not busy when we arrived, we waited ten minutes before our waitress arrived at our table. Our waitress never came back to our table during our dining experience except to give us our bill. The waitress was young and we are older... More 

Thank Robert B
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Usually solid good place for seafood. Unfortunately service can be highly variable. Nothing gourmet but good basic seafood and sushi.

Thank shar
West Des Moines, Iowa
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5 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Clean, comfortable and nice employees! The food here was fantastic! If you love seafood then this is the place! Many specialty seafood choices!

Thank Beccag63
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Waterfront Seafood Market is exceptional for its daily arrival of fresh catch from all three coasts. The New England clam chowder is to die for and far exceeds the fare presented by the East Coasts' Legal Seafoods restaurants. Food preparation is always consistently excellent and service is above par.

Thank Don B
Sioux City, Iowa
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90 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In 2015 I reviewed a wonderful lunch at Waterfront Seafood Market. Last week when my parents came to visit I remembered that meal and stopped there for dinner. All of us love seafood. I found it to be my choice as the best seafood restaurant not only in the Des Moines area, but nationwide. The prawn dinner was divine. As... More 

Thank Karen G
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very bad experience with this restaurant! The quality of food was soo bad and not worth the price!! I did not recommend this place.

Thank Hind I
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112 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The dragon roll is my favorite. $20 roll with 12 pieces. They present it in the shape of a dragon. One of my favorite places for sushi! I always visit when in the area. They have a great selection of seafood on the menu!

Thank MrsLUVStravel
Des Moines, Iowa
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This is a great seafood restaurant and now there are two! One in West Des Moines and a 2nd location in Ankeny. Both the service and the food are consistently good whenever we have been here. There are some pricey option options but there also good choices on the more reasonable side, like their famous Clam Chowder soup or the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Sushi, Soups, American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?