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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 - 10:00 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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Rehearsal dinner

Family did a rehearsal dinner here for a wedding. Small party room. Delightful service. Sirloin was delicious. So was the really cheesy bread. They made a pasta dish especially for my picky toddler. Nice.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Sugar Grove
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We had just returned to our hotel from exploring the Covered Bridges in Madison County. My cousin, friend and I were looking for a relaxing dinner with outside seating. This restaurant has an outside area overlooking a pond. While I have seen prettier water views, we had a wonderful evening there. Our waitress Sammy did a good job of explaining... More 

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Amarillo, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I travel about 3K miles per year and this is the worst restaurant we've ever encountered. The food was NOT good. The service was definitely not friendly and the most incompetent service I've ever encountered. One of the shrimp I ordered was not fully de-veined and my appetizer was delivered with the meal instead of before. Long... More 

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Ankeny, Iowa, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Waterfront has the price tag of fine dining but on my first trip to the Ankeny location I felt like I was stepping into strip mall sports bar. Everything about the diner felt like it was half hearted from the service to the food. Garlic bread was the same toast I can buy in a box at WalMart. Plates were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Waterfront has wonderful fresh seafood and the best sushi around. The bar makes a great martini and what goes better with sushi than that. If it's a nice evening you can sit on the patio. Makes for a wonderful evening.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Family did a rehearsal dinner here for a wedding. Small party room. Delightful service. Sirloin was delicious. So was the really cheesy bread. They made a pasta dish especially for my picky toddler. Nice.

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Marshalltown
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Great choice of seafood in a lovely setting. The luncheon menu is just right with adequate amount of good at a reasonable price. The waitress was congenial and accommodating without being intrusive of our conversation. My only complaint was that it was so cold in the dining room that I had to go back to the car to get my... More 

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Mandeville
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Great selection, big restaurant with great staff. Food very fresh and a great selection on the menu. We had three different selections and all were very good. Highly recommend the Bloody Mary's!

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Ankeny, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I am a seafood lover. A friend recommended the rock shrimp and now I am hooked on it. Their fish & chips and clams are great, also. I just wish, with their baskets, they would allow you to substitute rice pilaf, a small salad, or even cottage cheese instead of the fries. I am not much of a potato eater... More 

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Ankeny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great fresh seafood but kind of pricey. Senior discounts on Monday and Tuesday but you have to ask for it.

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Waterloo, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The food was great. Fresh seafood. Reminds me of seafood restaurants in the southern states. Reasonably priced.

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Additional Information about Waterfront Seafood Market

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

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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, Sushi
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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