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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” (180 reviews)
“fish and chips” (89 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 23 August 2011

We were staying at the La Quinta near the SEA-TAC airport and wanted some local seafood for dinner. Trip advisor recommended Wally's so we drove over for dinner, it was only three miles. On this particular Monday they offered "all you can eat fish, chips...More

2  Thank Goldwingtriker
Reviewed 29 July 2011

Wally's is really close to Sea-Tac airport and what a great find for a first night in Seattle. The seafood was fresh a great view of Puget Sound, and the staff was very friendly and service was great. Locally owned and better than the chain...More

Thank traverler7
Reviewed 13 May 2010

My family eats there several times a year and I have yet to have a bad experience there. The staff is always very friendly and service is usually good, unless they are packed. But that is what happens when any place fills up. I always...More

Thank HanSolo3101
Reviewed 24 September 2009

Portion size seemed small for the price, and although it was tasty, I had to refill my fries to feel like I'd had a meal. For the price there wasn't enough food and it wasn't special enough to justify the cost.

1  Thank PopoffSeattle_WA
Reviewed 18 June 2009

We too were very disapointed after being gone for many years with the food. They seemed to have sold out. We had lunch that we felt was very overpriced for what was once a place we took our kids because it was affordable! Ivars take...More

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Des Moines, Washington
Reviewed 27 June 2008

good chowder

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Reviewed 23 May 2008

Just returned from a quick trip to Seattle and went for an early dinner to Wally's, one of our favorite Seattle area restaurants. After having lived in the area and eaten there over 100 times for lunch it seemed a perfect place for dinner. I'm...More

Thank NVLuv2travel
Reviewed 6 March 2008

The clam chowder is good, but living in the PNW there are many better places to get it ( One within walking distance of Wally's). I have had the better quality fish and chips at Applebees for 1/3 of the price! Everytime we have been...More

2  Thank Cazadores
Reviewed 2 March 2008

I enjoy the casual ambience as well as the delicous clam chowder...best in Washington State! The food is always fresh and delicious, and the waitstaff is courteous and good natured. Great little seafood restaurant.

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Burien, Washington
Reviewed 1 January 2008

Very good seafood

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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
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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
Child-friendly, View, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
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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