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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” (198 reviews)
“fish and chips” (92 reviews)
“blackberry pie” (13 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 4 August 2013

For us, dining out is so much more that simply the food. It is a combination of feeling welcomed by the staff, recommendations/and "check-ins" by the manager, "pride in place" from the staff, attentive service, and a quality, satisfying meal. Wally's hit all of these...More

Date of visit: August 2013
Thank Nick P
Reviewed 2 August 2013

The food at this restaurant was mediocre. The place was crowded (maybe others have a better opinion of Wally's than I do), and the servers seemed overloaded. The décor has a nautical theme, but there's no view to speak of. I won't be back.

Date of visit: July 2013
Thank mwhitespn
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Wally’s is comfortable and has some history. Almost like your favorite pair of worn-in shoes. It just feels right. Not glamorous or glitzy but still looks good and feels good. They have a nice seafood menu but I rarely look past the fish and chips....More

Date of visit: July 2013
Thank compassNSEW
Reviewed 28 July 2013

Ate outside and was pleased with the whole experience. Everything from the $4 margarita to the delicious chowder. Would recommend stopping here if you are near.

Date of visit: July 2013
Thank Trina V
Reviewed 8 July 2013

The place is very casual and cozy. The Halibut Fish and Chips and the Fried cod fish tacos were really good. The clam chowder was awesome, it was better than Ivar's and Anthony's. I was disappointed with the blackberry pie. The pastry was so thin...More

Date of visit: July 2013
Thank mring
Reviewed 29 June 2013

It's a cute little place with, as you might have guessed, really good chowder. They've got a bunch of other seafood. The lobster my girlfriend got was good -- but not the best. The chowder I got was probably the best I've ever had. They've...More

Date of visit: May 2013
Thank Brent W
Reviewed 23 June 2013

We have been to Wally's many times and have never been disappointed. The clam chowder is fantastic. My favorite with the chowder is the halibut and chips. My hubby prefers the large cod pieces with chips. The portions are large, service is excellent. View of...More

Date of visit: June 2013
1  Thank Merileespot
Reviewed 17 May 2013

People are so friendly & nice, be prepared for waiting, it is so popular. Also, be prepared to be very full when you leave. We shared a bowl of chowder, fish & chips & was stuffed.

Date of visit: May 2013
Thank PriscillaL
Reviewed 8 May 2013

Great sea food at reasonable prices. Have visited several times and have not been disappointed. At times the wait is long but if you like sea food this is the place to try.

Date of visit: May 2013
Thank jp98563
Reviewed 8 May 2013

My wife and I have found a very nice motel/hotel to stay when in the Seattle Area in Des Moines and now, it seems, we have found a favorite restaurant there too. Wally's Chowder House caught our eye on the way to the motel by...More

Date of visit: April 2013
Thank JesseGriffin
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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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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, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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