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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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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“chowder” (179 reviews)
“fish and chips” (88 reviews)
“blackberry pie” (12 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
22531 Marine View Dr S, Des Moines, WA 98198-6835
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Reviewed yesterday

We are used to Atlantic & Chesapeake Bay Seafood in our neck of the woods. Wally's is right up there with us. That halibut and Dungeness crab cakes are delicious. Our friends got seafood basket. Everything was great. Server was pleasant and efficient, and despite...More

Thank Mimi W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I’ve been going to Wally’s for decades and their food is consistently great. Go for an early dinner as it gets super crowded and wait times could get long. Our favorite there is the seafood fettuccine, all you can eat fish medallions and chips and...More

Thank Aileen S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Sat at the bar and had fabulous Bloody Mary and Mango Margarita made by the owner who then seated us out on the porch with lovely flowers all around and a beautiful view of the bay. Had Blackened halibut fish tacos and clam chowder...Better than...More

Thank AmazingGrace51
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Holy cow....great food! We were in town on business & decided to Uber to Wally's. So worth it. Very nice atmosphere, clean, landscaped, patio seating with a great view. Every single server/employee we encountered was VERY friendly & accommodating. The seafood was VERY fresh and...More

Thank Kristen C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a bit tricky to find at night, the GPS of less help than a general map (old school!). One goes up steps to get to this restaurant that feels like you're up on a hill, but surprisingly I didn't notice there being a...More

Thank brifd1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food and atmosphere at Wally's is very good and we don't take the time to go there enough. The only thing I wish they had was an allergen menu.

Thank birkebaks
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

As everyone say the chowder, the fish n chips n so on you'll like it too! Parking is tight but around the block is no problem but worth the wait!

Thank bebotsky
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

The place has a good atmosphere and the food was amazing! Best clam chowder ever! They had live music and I had an amazing time with husband! No doubts I’d come back anytime

Thank AbelYubankz
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

We are traveling to China and had a night in Seattle. Found this on Yelp! Excellent from the beginning! So cute from the outside and walking in didn’t disappointment. Just cozy feeling. The service couldn’t be better, and the food was delicious. The chowder was...More

Thank jcogolfski
Reviewed 26 March 2018

Seriously...just have a big bowl of the clam chowder, some bread and call it a night. We had (3 orders) of lobster (@26.99each) and it was overcooked and super chewy. The tail meats were laid across HUGE tails that the meat obviously didn't come from....More

Thank mermaidtears2010
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2 December 2017|
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Response from JoAnne J | Reviewed this property |
Yes; very family friendly.
Sue M
29 March 2017|
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Response from Kimmie M | Reviewed this property |
I think so ❤❤
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13 January 2017|
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Response from Kimmie M | Reviewed this property |
They don't deliver .
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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