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Waterfront Seafood Market

2414 SE Tones Dr, Ankeny, IA 50021-8885
515-963-1940
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Ranked #3 of 104 Restaurants in Ankeny
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
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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Altha, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 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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Ohio
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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ankeny
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 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
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3 reviews 3 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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ga
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

After living in FL for over 20 years and traveling extensively, I thought that I had sampled most every type of seafood restaurant. Not so, this was far above any I had previously enjoyed. On entering there is a display case of many varieties with all appearing very fresh. I started out with one of my favorites, seafood gumbo- a... More 

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Dallas Center, Iowa
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90 reviews 90 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We have eaten there twice and the atmosphere and food are exceptional. The service is up to the task and they are very helpful in giving advice. There is nothing we don't like about it. If you want great seafood, then you must try this restaurant. The only downside is finding a parking spot!

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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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