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Wally's Chowder House

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American, 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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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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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
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As a newbie to the area I asked a local where they like to go eat without the tourist and with great food. Wally's was the first place mentioned and after I heard about the New England Style Clam chowder, I was on a mission. I enjoyed a bowl of the chowder and a fresh Halibut filet. frankly it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
Paul B
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Nashville, Tennessee
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66 reviews 66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

As a newbie to the area I asked a local where they like to go eat without the tourist and with great food. Wally's was the first place mentioned and after I heard about the New England Style Clam chowder, I was on a mission. I enjoyed a bowl of the chowder and a fresh Halibut filet. frankly it has... More 

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queen creek
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

This is a hard review for me, because one night it was excellent! Next nite, not so much. Wednesday night, early, around 4:00pm, Halibut was great nice, plump and fresh! Cole slaw! Was wonderful! And they have a great house made butter that I generously smeared over my potato! And the staff can't say enough about the staff! The next... More 

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Federal Way, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Good atmosphere and great fish and chips!! The business owner really knows how to connect with his customers. He is always friendly and helpful.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Went there with the family when they came to visit and we all loved the food! it is a small place with a bit of a wait but well worth it. The food is fresh and tasty and I loved the after dinner coffee drinks! Would highly recommend! The all you can eat cod was amazing and simply loved the... More 

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Tacoma
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62 reviews 62 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I originally introduced my family to Wallys back in the 1990's. My family and I chose Wallys for Lunch to celebrate my Father's and Wife's Birthday. During this most recent outing we were greeted by a Hostess that insisted we sit in a assigned area (apparently she felt it was necessary to seat us in assign sections so that each... More 

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We went here after a business meeting and everyone had the best experience. Fun cocktails, super tasty chowder and the almond crusted halibut lunch with the mushroom sauce was incredible. Loved the local beer selection as well. Great ambiance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This place is great!!! Very cozy ambiance indoors & outdoor patio seating is great on a hot summer day. Casual place, friendly service & they serve the BEST seafood & pies! Highly recommend it!

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Cokato
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Excellent food! We had a very nice time. Service was great. Chowder was outstanding - obviously homemade and very fresh.

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We have been in PNW for a week but no good seafood yet. Needed to find some before we headed home tomorrow. Walked in to Wallys and it was packed but a table was just opening up. We were seated immediately and the waitress gave us a review of the menu. The fresh halibut had come in that morning so... More 

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Des Moines, Washington
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Wally's is one of our favorite places to enjoy a meal out, and we dine there frequently - sometimes at the restaurant and sometimes take-out. Various types of fish and chips, the best chowder ever, and many different types of fresh seafood cooked to perfection. Their steak is awesome and generous! The dining area is very casual, homey and fun.... More 

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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 0 - 12
  • Cuisine: American, 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?