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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, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 82
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  • 58
    Very good
  • 11
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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
The BEST chowder, fish and their french fries are amazing!

We don't let out of town friends and family leave Seattle until they have a meal at Wally's! Cod filets as big as your head (well, almost) and the chowder... OMG... We can hardly wait for the new addition to be complete so that we can sit outside again when the weather is nice (in July/August)

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
mrsbhjackson
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Bonney Lake, Washington State
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Bonney Lake, Washington State
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We don't let out of town friends and family leave Seattle until they have a meal at Wally's! Cod filets as big as your head (well, almost) and the chowder... OMG... We can hardly wait for the new addition to be complete so that we can sit outside again when the weather is nice (in July/August)

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Tukwila, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

I love clam chowder and Wally's has one of the richest I've tasted. Great service and wonderful atmosphere. I'm looking forward to the new sun deck.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Great tasting cod and fries for $9.99. The fillet is so big I recommend asking for a side plate as the fish and chips are served in a basket. The $17.99 lobster special (9 oz tail) was delicious, as well. Well worth the trip to Des Moines, WA!

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We stayed at SeaTac and needed a place to eat. With a quick google maps search we found this place close by. We ate here with the kids and was such a great place for the entire family. The service was great and the food was awesome.

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Seattle, Washington
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Hi there. I am sad to hear poor reviews. I live nearby and have been going to Wally's since 1996. I don't go daily as I'd have a heart attack from the food. LOL However, they are the best in deals for seafood. If you order fried foods, it's going to be greasy. If you order things to be grilled... More 

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Federal Way, Washington
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I was hunting for a good restaurant to take my wife and kids to on my wife's birthday but it needed to be reasonable on price due to our budget. My wife loves seafood so when Wally's came up on my search, I immediately checked their menu online. The price was right and Wally's is close to our home so... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Had another business luncheon at this fine restaurant; small and quaint; the blackened halibut platter was so scrumptious! After two visits, food has been excellent. Always enjoy coming back. Thanks.

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Denver, Colorado
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116 reviews 116 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Scrummy & fresh! Chowder flavor is superbly warming. Their fries ... woah - delish! We chanced upon this little gem when looking for a home to rent near the airport. The service wasn't overly impressive, you know that 'superficial friendly' that happens when things get a little busy? That. It didn't matter, the food is friendly and worth returning for,... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Wally's chowder was a great Yelp find. I wanted to eat some chowder and fish and chips as soon as I landed, and Yelp revealed Wally's as being one of the closest and very good reviews. Getting there from the airport was simple, and only took a few minutes (less than 15). I had read about the long waits at... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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68 reviews 68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?