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Waterfront Seafood Market

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2414 SE Tones Dr, Ankeny, IA 50021-8885
515-963-1940
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 53
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tasty seafood in the middle of Iowa

We met friends for dinner in Ankeny and were surprised to find a seafood market and restaurant just off I-35. The food turned out to be excellent. I had some of the best ahi tuna I've had in a long while. I did have to ask for it to be sent back to the kitchen because our server failed to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
nebtraveler
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We met friends for dinner in Ankeny and were surprised to find a seafood market and restaurant just off I-35. The food turned out to be excellent. I had some of the best ahi tuna I've had in a long while. I did have to ask for it to be sent back to the kitchen because our server failed to... More 

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Thank nebtraveler
Des Moines, Iowa
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Waterfront Seafood Market has always been a family favorite! They have a great variety of seafood choices and excellent specials each week. My favorite is the sushi especially the Chuck Norris roll. I love meeting my friends there and sharing several different varieties of their sushi and they are always adding new rolls to their already large menu. Another long... More 

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Thank Sarah C
Des Moines, Iowa
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I arrived and decided to sit in the bar area. We sat close to a fireplace which was very nice. Our server seemed a little distracted and took a while to get our order. The food was excellent, but again our server wasn't around to check us and at one point another server asked if we needed... More 

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Thank 341jlb61
Ankeny, Iowa
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8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been there several times and always enjoyed the food. The also sell fish to take home and cook. Easy parking and easy to get too.

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Thank Henry H
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

If you're a Sushi lover and find yourself in the middle of Iowa, this place is where you need to go. I was very impressed by how helpful the waitress was in choosing which roll to order. There are many other dishes for those non-sushi lovers-- even the picky ones. Very conveniently located off the highway.

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Thank Jerri S
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

The night clerk at a nearby Hilton Garden Hotel recommended the Waterfront Seafood Market for my wife, daughter, and I to dine. We were very pleasantly surprised by the great selection of fresh seafood, quality of the food, and superior service. When visiting Ankeny again, we will definitely eat dinner here again.

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Thank Mike O
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39 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Unlike the more crowded West Des Moines location, this place is spacious with a relaxed atmosphere! The patio is very nice, overlooking a pond instead of a parking lot like most in town! How great it is to be able to eat really good seafood on a regular basis without going to a very expensive restaurant downtown!

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Thank Kevin N
Ames, Iowa
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190 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

The Waterfront Seafood Market in Ankeny offers excellent seafood, especially for the midlands. The house specialties, one of which I ordered (rock shrimp), was a bit pricey but very tasty and in abundant portions. Lower priced fish and chip baskets are available. The wait staff were very friendly and solicitous. The noise level was low which was welcome since we... More 

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Thank DMGAmes_Iowa
Bradenton, Florida
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Dined with 14 co-workers, service was very attentive, food tasty and arrived at the table in very timely fashion. Full bar, personally had a few IPA's! we did not indulge in dessert. No one had a bad review of their dinners and it ranged from fresh fish to sushi, soups, fried fish!

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Thank Mark H
Des Moines, Iowa
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Waterfront never dissapoints. The food drinks and service are always very good. Love their sushi. The only thing I wish they would do is change the decor or remodel the dining area. The bar is nice but the dining room has a church basement or school cafeteria feel to it.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2414 SE Tones Dr, Ankeny, IA 50021-8885
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ankeny
  • Phone Number: 515-963-1940

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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