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Waterfront Seafood Market

2414 SE Tones Dr, Ankeny, IA 50021-8885
+1 515-963-1940
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (74 reviews)
“clam chowder” (16 reviews)
“rock shrimp” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:30 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Sushi, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2414 SE Tones Dr, Ankeny, IA 50021-8885
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The food is very good. Fresh, Fresh, Fresh!!! Snow crab legs were great! Topped it off with super rich Chocolate cake! I'll be back for a sushi roll next~

Thank tish1617
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are in a sad state of affairs if this is the best seafood restaurant in the Des Moines area. We had saved this as a special birthday dinner meal. It was a huge disappointment. It started out with our waitress turning and walking away...More

Thank MissyBunch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner last weekend at Waterfront. They do have call ahead seating so our table for 8 was ready when we arrived. Nice ! The group had assorted entrees from crab cakes to Walleye after sushi. All were prepared well and the Halibut and...More

Thank bpspurlock
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

The lobster dinners were excellent. They were fine quality as was the crab. In fact we returned the following week. The wait staff was attentive and professional.

Thank profeDesMoinesIowa
Reviewed 5 September 2017

We had lunch on a Sunday when they had 1/2 price oysters which were large in size and delicious. The gumbo and clam chowder was very good. We had the salmon dinner meal, and we felt that the portion was small. They had a variety...More

Thank CubsWSChamps
Reviewed 16 August 2017

The food was good, ithey get packed faster, I enjoyed the food with different variety, service was deceient, Seafood was well cooked

Thank Nayan B
Reviewed 16 August 2017

They travel from Lincoln Nebraska to Indiana rather often. We meet at the waterfront seafood market in agony and the first thing we order our oysters on the half shell which are great. We share those and then everyone is on their own with their...More

Thank Evelyn A
Reviewed 9 August 2017

The restaurant was packed the evening we dined, but the wait was minimal. I had the oysters on the half shell special and they were excellent, as was the gumbo. It was fun to see what others around us had ordered. The sushi looked great...More

Thank Karen G
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

My dinner mate ordered trout amandine. They were out of lobster bisque at 5:30 pm. She completed her ENTIRE meal and another 10 minutes went by BEFORE my dinner arrived. After waitress cleared the plates, she asked if we wanted our bill. Ten minutes later...More

Thank jno823
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Went here on a date night. We had to wait a little to be seated which is no big deal especially for a Friday night, BUT the hostess kid seated his group of friends BEFORE us when we were there before them. Other than that...More

Thank DNE7611
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thomas s
13 March 2016|
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Response from Mike O | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we made a reservation and when we dined there, the restaurant had fresh seafood on the menu.
Sharon H
20 December 2015|
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Response from Cameron B F | Reviewed this property |
You would need to call them for daily specials/supplies
Donna W
30 January 2015|
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Response from GaUncle | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, don't know. I am sire these people would be glad to respond to a phone call. Have you checked the online menu?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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: 2414 SE Tones Dr, Ankeny, IA 50021-8885
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ankeny
  • Phone Number: +1 515-963-1940
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