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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
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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: Reservations, Late Night

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Very good seafood in Central Iowa!

After all my years living and visiting Iowa, I had the view that you don't go out for seafood. Waterfront just made the exception list. I was with a group of 5 and we ordered a variety of dishes. Everyone was pleased with their meal. I started with a cup of their gumbo which was excellent... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
kh57ca
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San Francisco Bay Area
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Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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83 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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San Francisco Bay Area
Top Contributor
177 reviews 177 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

After all my years living and visiting Iowa, I had the view that you don't go out for seafood. Waterfront just made the exception list. I was with a group of 5 and we ordered a variety of dishes. Everyone was pleased with their meal. I started with a cup of their gumbo which was excellent. Flavorful, loaded, hot, excellent.... More 

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BISMARCK
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

great selection of fish and seafood, sushi rolls the best. Appetizers to accompany your favorite beverage. The service was great, friendly staff, cozy atmosphere. A future visit for sure.

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Montreal, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Although you go there for fish and seafood their sushi bar is a must try. Great service, great value for your $.

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Ankeny, Iowa, United States
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This is our go to for seafood in Iowa. There are several locations and you will get good service and good food at both of them. The Rock Shrimp appetizer is wonderful, tastes like lobster! They always have a catch of the day that you can cook up several different ways. Their sushi rolls are very good and they have... More 

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Iowa
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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I was with a large group last night. We all had very good food. We ordered a lot of their appetizers and all that food was gobbled up in no time! We had a lot of different fish as our main meals and everyone was pleased with their food and with the wonderful service. We will be back in the... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Clinton
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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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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 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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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
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?