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Wally's Chowder House

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$$ - $$$
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22531 Marine View Dr S, Des Moines, WA 98198-6835
+1 206-878-8140
11:00 - 21:00
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Anytime we head to Canada, we fly into SeaTac so we can rent a car drive 10 minutes from the airport to Wally's Chowder House to have their 12 oz. lobster tail with a large baked potato and coleslaw for a mere $22.95! Yes, you heard it right! They steam their lobster's to perfection! Usually we stop for dinner flying... More 

Thank patty w
Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My sister and her fiance moved to Des Moines, and couple of weeks ago went to Wallys for 1st time, and highly recommended it. Had dayoff after New Years, and decided to take my wife, and 1 year old, my mother, and my sis and her fiance to visit Wallys. WOW is all I can say. Very busy, which should... More 

Thank tob1968
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Reasonable range of prices, lots of seafood choices, we eat there often and are never disappointed. Family friendly, often a bit noisy, but people are talking and laughing and having a good time.

Thank lwalk41
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Quick and delicious ! Never ever a disappointment ! Another local favorite. I usually get the one piece of fish and ask for my fries extra crispy ! They have extremely cold beer BONUS ! Servers are always friendly Scott is my favorite by far . Tell them Kimmie sent you from my TripAdvisor review ! It will get you... More 

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Des Moines, Washington
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

We eat there frequently and have never been disappointed. Friendly, competent service, great food, and reasonable prices. Always busy and wait time usually isn't long -- worth the wait if you have to.

Thank Nova05P
Fort Worth, Texas
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311 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Wally's has a true chowder house atmosphere, it always seems to be busy, and I would highly recommend! Their prices are varied enough that it can be quite reasonable. For around $11 you can get a huge piece of lightly battered fish and great French fries. Fresh fish is available at a slightly higher price. Our waitress recommended the Cod... More 

Thank Clare46408
Plano, Texas
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82 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

We asked the hotel staff for dinner recommendation and they suggested Wally's. It's only less than 4 miles from where we stayed. We got there early since we had early flight to catch the next day. By the time we finished dinner the place was packed. It's a very popular place for a good reason. The food was excellent. I... More 

Thank WhitePolarBear
Dublin, Ireland
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

I had crab cakes for dinner in Wally's with baked potato and vegetables. Food was a very high standard but the service was even better. I was there on my own and asked the server (I didn't catch his name) if he could call a taxi for me. He said one would be there in 15 minutes. It didn't arrive... More 

Thank Blaithin2010
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Great food, big portions, reasonable prices at all levels. Busy, great service, solo customers don't get ignored!

Thank Peg N
Denver, Colorado
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Our local friends recommended this restaurant and we're glad they did. We got there close to 5:30pm and had a short wait since all the tables were already filled. Our waiter was very friendly and helpful. Portions were huge - our friends split their meal and both had plenty. Our meals ranged from fish and chips, shrimp salad and chowder... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?