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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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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 37
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  • 38
    Very good
  • 15
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  • 2
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  • 1
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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
Above average - very fresh fish

I really like eating lunch here. We often get the seafood chowder and Walleye basket (be sure to get sweet potato fries). The fish here is always very fresh, and the sushi is prepared with care and imagination. The ankeny roll is awesome, so is the crunch roll. I enjoy the service, most of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
Jason M
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Iowa, United States
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Ankeny
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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Midwest
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103 reviews 103 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We dined here with family after hearing so many relatives rave about it. We waited about 30 minutes for a table which was fine as it was Saturday night and pleasant to sit outside and visit. We were then seated at a nice booth. After that, things weren't so good for our table. I'm not sure how much of it... More 

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Iowa, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I really like eating lunch here. We often get the seafood chowder and Walleye basket (be sure to get sweet potato fries). The fish here is always very fresh, and the sushi is prepared with care and imagination. The ankeny roll is awesome, so is the crunch roll. I enjoy the service, most of the time the waitstaff recognize us... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Spent the day with our son who is attending Iowa State. Not in the mood for hamburgers, sandwiches, etc. I found some previous reviews of the Waterfront and decided we'd give it a try. Moving to Iowa from North Carolina, we've been a little disappointed with freshness and selection of seafood . Most restaurants serve lots of catfish and walleye,... More 

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Iowa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We had mid-day lunch at Waterfront today on a Sunday afternoon. The restaurant was quiet and not very busy, so service was prompt. The food was outstanding. The Crab Cakes were some of the best we have had at a restaurant. I enjoyed the flavorful Lobster Bisque. Their Sourdough Bread was a hit too. Both my spouse and I enjoyed... More 

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Ankeny
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This was my first time here and I was a little disappointed at the atmosphere in the dining area. Seemed more like a big family style restaurant than a upscale seafood joint. The service was excellent and our wait staff was beyond good. I was a little disappointed in the quality for what it cost. I have had as good... More 

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Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I stopped in looking for a fresh and healthy meal and am very happy I did! I sat at the bar and got quick helpful service. I had the seafood combo with lobster tail, shrimp and scallops and steamed asparagus. Nice portions and well prepared. Its not cheap but it is not overpriced for what you get. I can't wait... More 

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West Texas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I ate here twice while in town on business. Sunday night they have 1/2 price shrimp and oysters, so I enjoyed a 1/2 lb, of boiled shrimp before my blackened fish. The shrimp were good, but the fish was over done. I guess the chef did not understand "blackened" comes from the seasoning and not how long you cook the... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We funtured out for a family gathering on a Sunday evening, it was not too busy. The waitress next to our table was so thorough, I was completely shocked, I had never heard such a great explaination of EVERYTHING ON THE MENU AND THE SUNDAY SPECIAL. My husband had the catfish grilled, and was completely happy with the taste! EVERYONE... More 

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?