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Waterfront Seafood Market

2414 SE Tones Dr, Ankeny, IA 50021-8885
+1 515-963-1940
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (77 reviews)
“clam chowder” (16 reviews)
“rock shrimp” (7 reviews)
Closes in 11 min
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American, Seafood, Sushi, Soups, Gluten Free Options
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2414 SE Tones Dr, Ankeny, IA 50021-8885
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We love eating at this quaint Seafood place where there is something for everyone and you can dress up or down and feel at home.

Thank Rhonda G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great location, delicious and fresh seafood + salad. Staff was very friendly and attentive. My friend and I highly recommend the market sashimi of the day. Filled with locals and tourist alike. A lot of people bought the steak. However, my friend and I was...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the trail from the Twin Cities to Southeast Iowa for a family Thanksgiving get together has brought my first wife and I to the WSM for for a couple of years running. The seafood is decent and the service is attentive. Plus, the price...More

Thank Thaddeus W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I preface my review by stating that we visited in a weekday and almost had the place to ourselves for the first hour. However, our waitress was excellent and attentive to our large group and the seafood is delicious for Iowa. We enjoyed the corn...More

Thank leighann0576
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Great if you like sea food and have a fat wallet................... sea food very good and fresh..... way to much money though

Thank donnabaker74
Reviewed 17 October 2017

The food is very good. Fresh, Fresh, Fresh!!! Snow crab legs were great! Topped it off with super rich Chocolate cake! I'll be back for a sushi roll next~

Thank tish1617
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

We are in a sad state of affairs if this is the best seafood restaurant in the Des Moines area. We had saved this as a special birthday dinner meal. It was a huge disappointment. It started out with our waitress turning and walking away...More

Thank MissyBunch
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We had dinner last weekend at Waterfront. They do have call ahead seating so our table for 8 was ready when we arrived. Nice ! The group had assorted entrees from crab cakes to Walleye after sushi. All were prepared well and the Halibut and...More

Thank bpspurlock
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

The lobster dinners were excellent. They were fine quality as was the crab. In fact we returned the following week. The wait staff was attentive and professional.

Thank profeDesMoinesIowa
Reviewed 5 September 2017

We had lunch on a Sunday when they had 1/2 price oysters which were large in size and delicious. The gumbo and clam chowder was very good. We had the salmon dinner meal, and we felt that the portion was small. They had a variety...More

Thank CubsWSChamps
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thomas s
13 March 2016|
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Response from Mike O | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we made a reservation and when we dined there, the restaurant had fresh seafood on the menu.
Sharon H
19 December 2015|
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Response from Cameron B F | Reviewed this property |
You would need to call them for daily specials/supplies
Donna W
29 January 2015|
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Response from GaUncle | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, don't know. I am sire these people would be glad to respond to a phone call. Have you checked the online menu?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2414 SE Tones Dr, Ankeny, IA 50021-8885
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ankeny
  • Phone Number: +1 515-963-1940
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