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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 good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“chowder” (181 reviews)
“fish and chips” (91 reviews)
“blackberry pie” (11 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
22531 Marine View Dr S, Des Moines, WA 98198-6835
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife and I were in the Seattle area for a week. We ate here three times that pretty much tells you about how good this place is. Chowder is just so good. Parking is limited and this place is busy from opening to close....More

Thank Leighton H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Brought visiting family here for best halibut and chips! Party of 8. We drove from Pierce County! No reservations are excepted. Very enjoyable dinner but crowded and a long wait on a Monday night (over an hour). They gave us cheesy bread as a complementary...More

Thank Tonya L
Reviewed 5 days ago

I really expected this place to be amazing from the ratings. Really disappointed. A margarita was very average. The chowder was like from a can (had chowder the previous days at other establishments that was awesome). Even had a film on top of the chowder...More

Thank ADFviper
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best chowder ever. Tons of fresh fish served in a casual cozy clean place. Staff is friendly perfection. You’ll be full but don’t skip dessert. Blackberry pie with whip cream was so good!!! It is our “must come back to” place next Seattle visit.

Thank Mo E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I were spending the night at a hotel near SeaTac and wanted to enjoy some local seafood. Wow this was the place. Outstanding food and great service. I had the all you can eat fish and chip and chowder. My wife had...More

1  Thank Robert G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fish tacos were great. Service was great we arrived before 4pm and quickly got in. Not so for folks after 430. Very popular and fun place. Enjoyed the decor.

Thank beckye2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love Wally's. We have been going there for 20 years. The seafood, especially the chowder and the Ling Cod fish and chips, is fabulous. The atmosphere is fun and the staff is super friendly. The restaurant is very cute and landscaped with gorgeous flowers.A...More

Thank Susan L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here twice during our week-long visit to Des Moines, WA. The food is very good - best clam chowder I've ever had, and the cod is very good. We'll definitely be back the next time we're in the area.

Thank Gerald S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staying in Washington near the water, we sought seafood. The answer in Des Moines was Wally's Chowder House. Not on the water but serving fresh seafood for years .The wait for a table on a week night might be 30-60 minutes as the locals crowd...More

Thank MaryEli666
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food and service was great. It was a little hot inside but was there during a really hot day. The location is close enough to the marina that u can walk down while u wait for a table or after to burn off a...More

Thank yorosey
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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 czken | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are listed as an appetizer. 3/4 lb @ $18, 1-1/2 lb @ $24
Deb W
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
View, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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