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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, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 15
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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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Mandeville
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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
56 helpful votes 56 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 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
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17 helpful votes 17 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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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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