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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 #1 of 38 Restaurants in Des Moines
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $12
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
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Burien, Washington
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69 reviews 69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Every meal we have ever had at Wally's Chowder House has been stellar in every way. The fresh seafood here is outstanding, and much better than its Seattle counterpart restaurants that have the big names, but are so much more expensive and not anywhere near as good! From fish and chips to salmon and halibut dinners, it's all delicious. Their... More

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Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Great fish and chips. The clam chowder was excellent. The atmosphere was very friendly. It was within walking distance of our hotel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Wally's is one of our go-to, non-tourist area places to take friends and family that are in town for a visit. Everything on the menu is delicious, but you have to try the chowder! Made fresh daily and served with a carafe of oyster crackers, it really is one of the best chowders I've ever had. Their fish and chips... More

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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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86 reviews 86 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Was reading TA reviews and was advised to go to Wally's. Was a great place to eat at a fair price. We got a sampler platter, salad and chowder.... My husband and I shared and was really full. To full to have a handmade dessert that looked awesome... I would recommend Wally' if in the south Seattle area.

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

good ambiance, great fresh halibut. Dessert looked amazing, but i was too full to try it. Good beer selection.

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Kent, Washington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I just love their All You Can Eat Fish n Chips that they have for lunch on Monday to Friday. I prefer beer battered over bread crumbed so let your server know what you like when ordering. Awesome food and service!!!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We were staying at the nearby Mariner Inn and needed to grab lunch after taking flying in from Phoenix for the weekend. Their clam chowder (New England style) was awesome! It was thick, creamy, and loaded with clams. It is probably one of the best clam chowders I've ever eaten. Since it was a Friday, I was going to order... More

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Chula Vista, California, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

Best deal in fresh seafood. Value I'd great and menu has plenty of choices. I recommend the fresh halibut. A bit out of the way but worth a visit.

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Tacoma, WA
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154 reviews 154 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Whenever we go to Sea-Tac to pick up out of town guests, we always ask them if they're hungry and if they are, we almost invariably take them to Wally's. Our daughter came to visit us last weekend and even though she has been to Wally's before, she wanted to go and have a great cup of clam chowder and... More

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Sauk City, Wisconsin
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Ate a late lunch at Wally's, very casual restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating. We ordered margaritas, chowder, fish tacos and crab cakes. All was good but I thought the chowder and fish tacos were excellent. They offer a $17.99 lobster tail dinner (9 ounce) that also looked tempting. Heard from locals that they can have long waits during prime... More

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