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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 good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“chowder” (170 reviews)
“fish and chips” (82 reviews)
“blackberry pie” (11 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
22531 Marine View Dr S, Des Moines, WA 98198-6835
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The family, 4 adults and 2 children visited Wally’s for the first time. Our experience was terrific. My daughter in law is gluten sensitive and they cooked her dinner with rice flour and not only once - she bought an all you can eat fish...More

Thank Debrahae
Reviewed yesterday

Our friends keep their boat at the Des Moines Marina and eat at Wally's often so it was a natural that we'd go there for dinner after being on their boat. It was a busy Saturday night so we were given a device to let...More

Thank Mary H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Seven of us had a wonderful dinner at Wally's. We had the dinner for six and chowder. Excellent chowder! Fish and chips were wonderful. Very large pieces I have ever seen. We cut each one in half and everyone had plenty with two left over....More

Thank RAMX13
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived at 9PM on Friday night and the place seemed full but we were close to closing time so most people were leaving. Some have complained about poor service, particularly with big parties but our service from #19 was fast, accurate and attentive. 8 kinds...More

Thank fsdukejr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Family of four visited for lunch on Sunday afternoon. We ordered Fish and Chips (two ways), Clams and Chips and Clams Chowder. The single portion of fish covered the entire basket; can't imagine anyone needing the 2 or 3 portion order. The Clams filled a...More

Thank czken
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at a nearby hotel to make early morning flight convenient. Always great to visit a place that is just as busy with locals as it is with tourists. Sunday night at 630 we were sat immediately, the place was full of Seahawks fans! Our...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a family with young grandchildren we have visited Wally's many times and have never been disappointed. We always eat too much! Happy, relaxed atmosphere and not too expensive. Always busy, full of locals as well as visitors, which must be a good sign!

Thank Mogsy45
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was staying in the Sea Tac area on my last leg of my Seattle trip. I found Wally's through a google search because I wanted to try the areas crab cakes before I left. I went on a Monday evening and it was a...More

Thank pinkflo80
Reviewed 11 October 2017

All those 4 and 5 star reviews? I don’t get it. I’d never been to Des Moines before, but went there by boat recently for a 3-day rendezvous with friends. I’d checked the Trip Advisor beforehand to find a restaurant within walking distance of the...More

2  Thank sir_keith_26
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

We found Wally’s with the help of all the great reviews here on TripAdvisor. It did not disappoint! Had to wait about 25 minutes but it was worth the short wait! We split the combination platter (we also were able to customize the platter which...More

Thank ashep2
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Sue M
29 March 2017|
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Response from Kimmie M | Reviewed this property |
I think so ❤❤
Deb W
13 January 2017|
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Response from Kimmie M | Reviewed this property |
They don't deliver .
Sandy L
21 May 2016|
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Response from Rob R | Reviewed this property |
Lobster yes, I believe they do crab legs, seems I have had a crab cake or something there a while ago. Cod for fish n chips is amazing
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, View, 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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