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Waterfront Seafood Market

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2900 University Ave Ste A4, West Des Moines, IA 50266-1251
+1 515-223-5106
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We have eaten at many places in Des Moines area but this was our first visit to the Waterfront. The chowder was outstanding and I noticed that a lot of the patrons ordered it. My wife had the shrimp basket and it was delicious. Service was prompt and polite. I also had tuna sashimi, loved it as well. I had... More 

Thank cherylmike2
Des Moines, Iowa
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been a long time visitor of Waterfront I mostly go for the sushi and oysters. Upon visiting one Friday night with family and friends I asked for the sushi menu and checked off several sushi rolls to be ordered. The waitress filled our drinks and took our sushi order. Several minutes later the waitress came back and said... More 

Thank shaff1101
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483 reviews
299 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very casual and kid friendly atmosphere with great food. The drinks were ok. It's a go back for the great food.

Thank Go2FunFood
Des Moines, Iowa
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My favorite place for fish and seafood. I am ond of their regulars. Located conveniently in capital square off of university in West Des Moines. The waterfront is one of my top 5 restaurants. Perfect for lunch, dinner, with family or business partners. I go there most of the time on my own. So if you don't mind dining alone... More 

Thank BusinessIA
Allen, Texas
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Dinner with the in-laws on a Friday night. We have eaten here many times so one of the waitresses recognized us and we were seated immediately. I ordered the walleye basket and it was absolutely delicious. I highly recommend this place.

Thank Rob H
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

We love both locations of this fresh seafood restaurant. They have a special everyday. It might be something like catfish, rock shrimp or something more unique. Any seafood lover will find something that they like. Most types of seafood are offered baked , grilled or blackened. I love the swordfish and mahi mahi. The scallops maruca are so good with... More 

Thank Amy W
West Des Moines, Iowa
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48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Have been visiting for 5 years and it still is exciting. Fresh seafood comes at a price but loyal customers don't mind it. Love their french bread and fish and chips. Poboy sandwich is also nicely done!

Thank Ketan2212
West Des Moines, Iowa
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

My wife and I stopped last night at the West Des Moines Waterfront. Even thought the restaurant was not busy when we arrived, we waited ten minutes before our waitress arrived at our table. Our waitress never came back to our table during our dining experience except to give us our bill. The waitress was young and we are older... More 

Thank Robert B
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Usually solid good place for seafood. Unfortunately service can be highly variable. Nothing gourmet but good basic seafood and sushi.

Thank shar
West Des Moines, Iowa
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5 reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Clean, comfortable and nice employees! The food here was fantastic! If you love seafood then this is the place! Many specialty seafood choices!

Thank Beccag63

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, Sushi, Soups, American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2900 University Ave Ste A4, West Des Moines, IA 50266-1251
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  West Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-223-5106

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?