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Waterfront Seafood Market

2414 SE Tones Dr, Ankeny, IA 50021-8885
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Ranked #4 of 104 Restaurants in Ankeny
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dubuque, Iowa
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Had the special mixed grill, which included Mahi Mahi, shrimp and scallops with wild mushroom risotto. Had a cup of crab corn bisque, as well. It was all fantastic and filling! Served with warm sour dough bread that was to die for. This is a must return!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

very clean and spacious place, you can buy seafood at a market without bothering the diners. the bloodys were great, and the sushi came out with our drinks. we ordered the light lunch & the daily special - the seafood was fresh and so delicious, and our server was very friendly and attentive. overall a great place to eat! we... More 

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Altha, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I'd eaten at a Waterfront once before in another state and was not impressed. This one proved that they're not all the same. Hostess was very nice and the food was really good. I'd go here again!

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Clintonville, WI
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54 reviews 54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Sushi there is hit or miss....depends on who you get to make it. Tuesdays they have sushi special. One week ordered two specials and made a meal out it. Followoing week ordered same thing and quality was good but size was it was maybe enough to make a snack out of. The third week they did not have any tuna... More 

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Blue Springs, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Love the regular menu and the daily specials. Always fresh food. Great atmosphere looking out over the water next to the restaurant. Customer recommended this restaurant and we go there at least every other time I am in town. Never had a meal there that I did not finish.

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Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I'm from Ohio and my friends look at me a little oddly when I tell them that my favorite seafood place is in Iowa. And Waterfront is it. We have eaten at this restaurant for either lunch and dinner more than 10 times since it opened. Before that we had visited the Waterfront at Clocktower Square when we visited Des... More 

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

The food is generally good, however lately I have received undercooked food. Sometimes you get quick seating and service and other times not. The entrees are expensive. This restaurant used to be one of my favorites, but not so much anymore.

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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I had heard really good things about this restaurant from many people so I was very excited to try it. Maybe because of this my expectations were a little too high. Firstly, we were sat at a table right across from the drink dispenser kind of back in a corner and it wasn't very busy. It would have been nice... More 

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Ankeny, Iowa
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

the food was good, nothing really jumped off the menu. We were not too impressed. Our service was great once someone acknowledged us and sat us at our table. Waiter knew what he was talking about.

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Denver, Colorado
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I went here with my boyfriend and my family, upon the family's recommendation. We expected flavorful, fresh, delicious food - especially considering the high prices of the dinner entrees. Of course, after we had the first bite we wondered why we thought seafood in the middle of the country was ever a good idea. I had the coconut shrimp, which... More 

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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

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