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Wally's Chowder House

22531 Marine View Dr S, Des Moines, WA 98198-6835
(206) 878-8140
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Ranked #3 of 38 restaurants in Des Moines
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $12
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Dublin, Ireland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Just moved to the area and trying to find our 'hang out' joint! The staff was very friendly. The food was nice. We shared the appetizer steamed clams and shared an order of fish and chips. Both orders were of significant size and glad we shared. Overall an nice meal!

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Temecula
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Found this restaurant while searching for another place. Decided to give it a try based on the number of cars in parking lot. Glad we did. It was Monday and the special was all you can eat fish, chips & chowder ( red or white) for $14.99!!!! Yummy, fresh Alaskan cod, lightly breaded and a very tasty red chowder (... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Nice place close to the water. Chowder was thick and delicious. It comes bottomless with the "all you can eat" fish option. I opted for "all you can eat" and husband ordered a separate plate of 1 fillet at the servers recommendation. The single fillet was the size of a shoe. Massive and cooked perfectly. Only suggestion would be to... More

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Park Ridge, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

The chowder ( both red & white)is fabulous, the cod is prepared to perfection, the cole slaw is delicious, and the prices are very reasonable.

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Pomona, California
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96 reviews 96 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Immediately was taken care of. Very nice personnel. Quaint Seafood Rest. Chowder and Scallops (fried) were delicious. Ordered quick (was hungry). Next time will peruse menu for more seared or grilled food.

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So Minnesota
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

First let me say that while on vacation in Connecticut, I tried chowder every restaurant, from Philly to Rhode Island, Clear, creamy, and Manhatten Style, and no doubt it was good if not excellent but who would of thought the best new England chowder would be in Washington State at Wally's but it was. Loaded with flavor and seafood. I... More

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San Diego, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Loud local restaurant not worth stopping at if you're on vacation. Noisy, dirty (we were seated next to the bathrooms where we shared the aisle with a lovely couple named Broom and Dustbin). Also, pretty common fare and certainly nothing to write home about. The clam chowder was pasty and the fried halibut was mushy. Very disappointing for the Pacific... More

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BETHESDA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Excellent seafood. Obviously local place. Great value. I had the crab cakes. I'm from Maryland, and while they are not as good as my favorite Baltimore haunts, they were the best that I have had on the west coast,

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Singapore, Singapore
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Have a stop at this small fish and seafood place. They fish by themselves and back it close to the restaurant. Most of the food is fried, but you will enjoy if you like fish and chips. We bought a pice of salmon and brought it to friends in Vancouver and dropped it on the grill. Perfect.

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Morrison, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Our family ate here twice while staying on vacation in the area....it was worth the return trip. Fish was extremely fresh and well prepared. The Halibut was great as a filet or fried and the King Salmon was worth the price. For those in our party that weren't fond of fish the hamburgers were an excellent choice.

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