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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 good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“clam chowder” (28 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (33 reviews)
“sushi” (64 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Sushi, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2900 University Ave Ste A4, West Des Moines, IA 50266-1251
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Fabulous seafood, friendly and efficient servers - always a great experience to dine at Waterfront! I also appreciate that we can buy gift certificates to give family and friends who love the restaurant too.

Thank Isle_of_Dachsies
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fresh and the best seafood in town. The clam chowder is wonderful!! Great sushi too!! Servers are always efficient and friendly. Never had a bad meal there...always look forward to a great evening experience.

Thank Diana R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ask for Sam. She always takes good care of her customers. Great service from others when she is not working. Food is always good. On my bucket list every time I’m in town.

Thank David M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always enjoy eating dinner there and like that the menu has a variety of price points since Seafood tends to run at a higher prices than other types of restaurants. They have everything from Fish and Chips to Sushi and Shrimp Cocktail to Blackened Fish....More

Thank Rhonda G
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

We took my 89 year old mom there & I can't remember what we ordered, but it was all delicious. Clean, excellent servers. We will definitely be going again, hopefully in the near future.

Thank Sheila R
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

The place was packed, including the bar. The menu was loaded with a great variety of selections. We opted for the grilled trout and the salmon salad. Both were very good. The trout was deboned, large and cooked well. The salmon salad was on the...More

Thank Robert I
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Waterfront is a fabulous restaurant for seafood. The clam chowder is a must. Nothing like it and very filling. All dishes we have had over the years are fabulous. The only reason we don't eat there more is the price point. It's a bit high...More

Thank Yiot
Reviewed 7 September 2017

When we have a customer in from another state, and they are sushi fans, we bring them to Waterfront... They cannot believe how fresh the seafood is, especially being in the Midwest... Top notch food, great service, never disappointed...

Thank 54darlas
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Good sea food worth the money, sushi are nice, the rolls are tight . I like their Poke salad. Flavorful and refreshing good services

Thank timh8u
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Waterfront Seafood Market has wonderful seafood. There gumbo is some of the best anywhere in the U.S. The service at the bar leaves a lot to be desired unless you are a regular. Stopped in for lunch at the bar. I order my drink, then...More

Thank 708jackr
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Questions & Answers
Vicki M
16 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
16 September 2017|
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Response from GiseppeGord | Reviewed this property |
Do not know. Check website or call
thomas s
8 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
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
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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