We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Wally's Chowder House

) #1 of 38 Restaurants in Des Moines ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, Seafood, Soups
22531 Marine View Dr S, Des Moines, WA 98198-6835
+1 206-878-8140
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“chowder” (161 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Bar, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
22531 Marine View Dr S, Des Moines, WA 98198-6835
All Details
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (398)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 395 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stopped for an early supper. The food was great and the staff was fast and efficient. We had a pretty large group so ordered a variety of items from the menu. All of it was wonderful.

Thank Linnea L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Took a chance on the all you could eat fish and chips as it also included clam Chowder. Chowder was good and then on to fish and chips and they to were good. Did not ask for any additional as we were full. Did have...More

Thank Mike E
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here twice during a recent trip to the Seattle area. The food was delicious, and the waitresses friendly and efficient. The fact we ate here two nights of the three we were in Seattle should speak volumes.

Thank JoAnne J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took some out of town guests to give it a try...Our Texas friends thought it was good...I was not that impressed...standard fare...better than other places but I'd rather just prepare at home...spoiled by our home cooking...OK for a fried food night out(other entree's not fried)...More

Thank Lee K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Monday Night is All You Can Eat Fish & Chips & Chowder-- and no reservations accepted... SO! go another night or wait patiently, BUT-- you must try Wally's! In a region of great seafood-- this is one of the best seafood dinners around! I had...More

Thank KimT_6294
Reviewed 1 week ago

We flew from Virginia and stopped at Wally's on the drive from SeaTac to Olympic National Park. We loved it. The chowder was fantastic, as was the cod, and halibut. Service was very friendly, portions were huge. The environment was nice.

Thank Keith S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location for lunch or dinner. Can be busy but worth the wait. Only order a 1 piece fish and chip - since the fish is huge. Unless you are sharing. Clam chowder is really good - it's nice and thick with lots of clams.

Thank missbobbib
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Michelle, the manager of the Marina Inn down the street recommended Wally's Chowder House to us and we ended up eating there 3 times over a 3 week period. We had the Fresh Almond Crusted Halibut each time, it was soooo good and a cup...More

Thank Daryl W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying at a hotel by Sea-Tac and wanted seafood, so I found this restaurant which had high ratings on several review sites. The reviews were right - it was excellent! The food is all fresh, the cocktail and tarter sauce are homemade, and...More

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've visited Wally's many times in the last few years and we have always had an excellent experience. I recommend the grilled "fresh" halibut fish tacos when available. Casual, inviting and fun with a great bar, outdoor seating and excellent food: a must try when...More

Thank Jesse J
Nearby Restaurants
Anthony's Homeport Des Moines
343 reviews
.37 km away
Mandarin Kitchen
46 reviews
.08 km away
Auntie Irene's Ice Cream Shppe
31 reviews
.10 km away
Nearby Attractions
Des Moines Creek Trail
19 reviews
.59 km away
Angle Lake Park
123 reviews
3.85 km away
Saltwater State Park
34 reviews
2.97 km away
Point Robinson Park
62 reviews
4.10 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Sue M
29 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Kimmie M | Reviewed this property |
I think so ❤❤
Deb W
13 January 2017|
AnswerShow all 10 answers
Response from Kimmie M | Reviewed this property |
They don't deliver .
Sandy L
21 May 2016|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
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
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 12
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing