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Waterfront Seafood Market

2414 SE Tones Dr, Ankeny, IA 50021-8885
515-963-1940
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Ranked #5 of 98 restaurants in Ankeny
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Seafood
Description: another location to the one in West Des Moines Iowa, same owners accoeding to their web site, telephone #(515) 963-1940(515) 963-1940Same Owners as the one by same name in West des Moines
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Description: another location to the one in West Des Moines Iowa, same owners accoeding to their web site, telephone #(515) 963-1940(515) 963-1940Same Owners as the one by same name in West des Moines
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Ankeny, Iowa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

hi, This place has great food. If you eat in the bar or on the patio it is a great dining experience. However, if you eat in the dinning room it's as if you are in a high school cafeteria. Drinks are good and sushi is excellent.

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Ankeny, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Every chance my husband and I get we go to Waterfront for our date nights. Some of the best sushi around is made here. They have yet to disappoint. We've tried a couple other sushi places in the area and none have compared to the quality and taste of what the Waterfront provides. Hands down...love it.

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Ankeny
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Professional service. Food seems fresh. It seems quiet even when busy. Love the patio by the lake. Sour dough bread is awesome.

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Ankeny, Iowa
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Waterfront has good ambiance (a small lake outside with ducks and swans), good views of the outdoors, good service and great food. Try the sushi or the coconut shrimp for a real treat. Fresh seafood is available and the daily specials are usually what I try

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Ankeny
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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We eat here 4 - 5 times a year and have never had a bad meal, or experience at this restaurant. The choice of seafood is very good for Iowa. It is well prepared and served hot. The service is very good and the waiters are very helpful. The room is large and very pleasant. The south windows overlook a... More

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Ankeny, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I love sitting in the bar area next to the fireplace the atmosphere is more to our style. Things we love rock shrimp, the specials (lunch especially quite a value), the sushi, grilled fish cajun please for me. Love the staff especially Rodney and sushi chef Adam. Lunch again is a great value, dinner prices are expected and portions are... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Love the walleye--always fresh and delicious and cooked in a variety of ways. Wednesday nights they have specials, usually seasonal catches which allow you to try different things like shore lunch, gumbo, etc. Outdoor seating overlooking the lake with geese. Great for the kids to watch or for a romantic dinner.

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Iowa
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12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We were with a large group. They served us all in a timely manner. The drinks were very good. My shrimp was wonderful. However some in our group ordered the tuna. They were told that the tuna was fresh. The two men that ordered tuna both said that it was not fresh. So, stay away from the Tuna.

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Mpls, MN
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139 reviews 139 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

I've tried both locations they have and have never been disappointed. They do a very good sushi bar and have a variety of seafood items that you normally don't find in IA. the staff is very friendly and accommodating. Prices seem to be average for the quality of seafood.

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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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54 reviews 54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Fresh seafood abounds and it is delicious. The Salmon Beer Cheese soup was a nice treat to start the meal and then the three of us each had a different seafood plate and they were very good. Having said all of this, I think the ambiance of this place needs work. Perhaps they are going for a seaside/wharf atmosphere, but... More

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