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Wally's Chowder House

€€ - €€€American, , Seafood
22531 Marine View Dr S, Des Moines, WA 98198-6835
+1 206-878-8140
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“chowder” (165 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
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22531 Marine View Dr S, Des Moines, WA 98198-6835
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had the lunch special halibat in beer batter! Awesome! They give you plenty and prices are very reasonable.

Thank Allibby
Reviewed 3 days ago

The building is gorgeous. The seafood is out of this world. The interior has a lot of character. Somewhat pricey.

Thank AntonAnderssen
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I came here for dinner and were surprised by how good the food was. From the outside it doesn't look like much and the decor inside isn't much better but don't be discouraged because the food is great!! I had the chop...More

Thank Michelle F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very friendly, helpful and accommodating service for a lovely lunch! The place opens at 11 am and was very well filled when we left an hour and a half later! Clearly a very popular place which looks on Puget Sound and Vachon Island. Lovely deck...More

1  Thank LJK0308
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maybe they do something to their fish before tossing it in the batter. It's rich, with a crazy good umami taste. Yes, we get the fresh halibut when available, but I suspect they're doing some kind of magic besides using excellent fish and an awesome...More

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For less than half the price of an Alki or other Seattle fish house, Wally's serves better food and has a huge selection of drinks. I love the basics: chowder and all you can eat fish. Their new patio is excellent on a warm day....More

Thank Jared S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Son had seafood fettucine, excellent, I had the larges piece of fish & chips in my life. Blackberry pie to go. Small, busy, loud, excellent servers. You can see the tip of the water, but apartments blocking.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

At dinner time. Didn't know what to order, so we shared a combination seafood platter and had salads. We were stuffed and the food was excellent. The service was top notch, nothing to improve. Gorgeous flowers, too.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While you can't always trust a diner on a busy arterial road, go for this one. They had my favorite porter on tap and it just kept getting better. Ordered a crab salad which was advertised to have a lot of crab - it did!...More

Thank Dianne H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this place for a second time today, because we wanted to go out for seafood and remembered it was excellent before. Was not disappointed. Got fish & chips and fish tacos. Both were excellent. Tacos were great, with a hint of spicy at the...More

Thank SergeGTS
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Sue M
29 March 2017|
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Response from Kimmie M | Reviewed this property |
I think so ❤❤
Deb W
13 January 2017|
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Response from Kimmie M | Reviewed this property |
They don't deliver .
Sandy L
21 May 2016|
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Response from Rob R | Reviewed this property |
Lobster yes, I believe they do crab legs, seems I have had a crab cake or something there a while ago. Cod for fish n chips is amazing
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22531 Marine View Dr S, Des Moines, WA 98198-6835
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 206-878-8140
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