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Wally's Chowder House

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American, Chowder, Seafood, Hamburgers
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22531 Marine View Dr S, Des Moines, WA 98198-6835
(206) 878-8140
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 12
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  • 4
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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
Great seafood

Great sea food menu. Mid range prices. Relaxed atmosphere. Good wine and beer selection. Great for both lunch and dinner.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
tmcooney
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SeaTac, Washington
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SeaTac, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Great sea food menu. Mid range prices. Relaxed atmosphere. Good wine and beer selection. Great for both lunch and dinner.

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Leduc, Canada
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117 reviews 117 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

we had lunch here and I was impressed by the freshness of the food, The waitress was excellent, friendly and attentive. Lots of locals here and you can see why for the food and hospitality.

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Looks local and feels homey, but tastes upscale. Really delicious and worth going out of your way. Delicious and fresh.

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Granger, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

In town to visit, checked reviews here and looked promising - so glad we went! Wonderful fresh seafood (get fresh not frozen), fabulous NE Clam Chowder (get the bowl a cup isn't enough) and if you have room they make homemade desserts that were huge and mesmerizing - just fabulous!!! Service was friendly and meal came out quickly. You will... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The food was awesome. Friendly waitress, prices very reasonable. You could tell this was a favorite for the locals. Highly recommend!

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Albuquerque
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I was looking for a place to eat not too far from the airport but not at the airport. I wanted to have some good fish and the fish and chips combo was solid!

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Brisbane, Australia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We were staying with friends in Des Moines and they suggested we all go here for dinner. They have been going to Wally's for 20 years. The meal portions are great. The Alaskan Cod is excellent, you only need to order 1 piece as they are huge pieces. We also got the chowder and it was really good. I would... More 

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Alaska
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88 reviews 88 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Exceptionally wonderful. Four of us visited for dinner before a flight out of SEA. Everyone agreed the food was excellent and tasted great! We had a variety of things from the menu, clams, coconut prawns, halibut and salmon, all generous portions and properly cooked, good texture and fresh. Then desert a large blackberry pie and a piece of coconut cream... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We were staying by the airport and according to Yelp this was the place for seafood. There was a 15min wait to be seated which indicated that it's a popular place. The regular clam chowder was to thick and creamy for my taste but the Manhattan style (red) one was good. The meal in itself was OK but if we... More 

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Tucson
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Fresh seafood, excellent tasting seafood dishes. Chowder is rich and very flavorful! Don't change! It's a small a cozy place, and very popular with locals, so make a reservation.

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Additional Information about Wally's Chowder House

Address: 22531 Marine View Dr S, Des Moines, WA 98198-6835
Phone Number: (206) 878-8140
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Des Moines
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 12
Cuisine: American, Chowder, Seafood, Hamburgers

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 22531 Marine View Dr S, Des Moines, WA 98198-6835
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: (206) 878-8140

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12
  • Cuisine: American, Chowder, Seafood, Hamburgers
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?