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Wally's Chowder House

22531 Marine View Dr S, Des Moines, WA 98198-6835
+1 206-878-8140
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“chowder” (151 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
22531 Marine View Dr S, Des Moines, WA 98198-6835
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Reviewed yesterday

Managed to get a table before the 6pm rush (and the line was out of the door!) and so worth it. Ordered the fish tacos which might have been the best i have tasted (and so large that two is more than enough). Ordered 2...More

Thank chris b
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We came for dinner ( took an uber from our airport hotel). Huge plates of fish tacos made with fresh ling cod on soft corn tacos were cooked perfectly. Side salad was mostly romaine lettuce but we came for the fish so we didn't care....More

Thank Jill R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A lot of folks will steer you to Anthony's but for my money it's Wally's. Great chowder, coldest draft beer I have ever had and super nice staff. Halibut was very good. Clam strips disappointing. But I am going back to try the cod!

Thank CurtC972
Reviewed 5 days ago

Came here from the good reviews after landing at SeaTac. I really wanted to like it (super cute atmosphere), but I realized the oyster crackers were the best thing I had there so I can't really give the food a good review. Chowder was over-thick...More

Thank snaffle821
Reviewed 6 days ago

We walked to Wally's from our hotel Four Points Sheraton afer the young lady at the front desk suggested it. The chowder was really good my husband had the scallops and he said they were tasty. We uber'd back as Wallys was a 20 minutes...More

Thank reednikki
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere and service. Tried the chowder bowl and salad which was good but will probably go for something else next time. Highly recommend.

Thank Hayley B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found a really good seafood restaurant approximately 10 minutes drive from the airport hotels. The seafood and chowder were excellent and portions were generous. I had the Copper River salmon but it looked like lots of people were having other fish filets. They also...More

Thank Gareld B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don't expect quick meal since their is Always a line at this great fish house. I had blackened fish tacos with chowder. Wife had fish sandwich. Both were meaty and tasty.

Thank dh98166
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I went to Wally's last year on a Friday night and had to wait in line for an hour before we were seated. I figured it must be a good place for seafood if that many people were willing to wait, and it truly was...More

Thank LaurieMarta
Reviewed 23 May 2017

My wife and I ate at Wally's Chowder House for our last day to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary before heading back to St. Louis, MO. We had gone to Oahu, HI, looking for the best Coconut Cream Pie (since Maui), but couldn't find one...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Sue M
Do you serve steamers?
29 March 2017|
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Response from Kimmie M | Reviewed this property |
I think so ❤❤
Deb W
Do you deliver to nearby residences? In Des Moines? Near Highline Comm. College?
13 January 2017|
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Response from Kimmie M | Reviewed this property |
They don't deliver .
Sandy L
Do you serve lobster? Or crab legs?
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, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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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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