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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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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“clam chowder” (29 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (33 reviews)
“sushi” (67 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 1 week ago via mobile

The Waterfront has been around for yrs. Never gotten a bad meal here. Staff was courteous and helpful, good service. Will return.

Thank Peter P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were less than trilled by our waiter Stephen. Not only did we wait to see him initially then he kept talking. I take it that this is more of an "old people restaurant." We told him that we had show ticket and were in...More

Thank tm212
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The friend and I generally choose the same choices. The catfish, fries, slaw. Excellent filling meal.

Thank Joan C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visiting the area and eager to dine at this restaurant again for lunch. My husband's Arctic Char was delicious and I was eager for walleye. Mine was very ho-hum...Parmesan encrusted and very dry and overdone (even though I asked the waitress about making sure it...More

Thank Cslaught
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good all the time food. Great selection, they even have sushi. The only disappointment is every time we order oysters on the halfshell, they are out. EVERY. TIME. No matter what day, hour etc. That gets old.

Thank Loulabelle8
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice staff, good service, great food. Love the selection, as I do not eat meat, I am a only fish and seafood so this is a great place for me

Thank Penny G
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

We had ate here a few years ago, liked it then and loved it now. Busy but pleasant staff. They excel in a wide variety of food from the water, both fresh and salt. They also offer a tremendous selection of sushi, prepared on sight....More

Thank TheBuckeye
Reviewed 14 October 2017

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 3 October 2017

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 23 September 2017 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
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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
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
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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