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Waterfront Seafood Market

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2414 SE Tones Dr, Ankeny, IA 50021-8885
+1 515-963-1940
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had several folks who recommended we go here for sushi and seafood while in town on Saturday. I knew it would be a more expensive meal than we normally eat in our rural area, but for good seafood, I didn't care. We were seated and ordered drinks. I kept looking over the menu for sushi and couldn't find anything.... More 

Thank Bethany W
Grinnell, Iowa, United States
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Friday lunch crowd was busy, but service still great. We like bar side best. My favorite sushi is their Godzilla, so beautiful and tasty! Clam chowder is always great. Also had a few oysters on the half shell; nice big ones. Peel and eat shrimp is always fresh and flavorful; we especially like the weekend specials on their shrimp and... More 

Thank RetiredTravelors
Ankeny, Iowa
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66 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I lived in Ankeny for fourteen months. This place was on my "to do" list from the beginning. During my last weekend before moving to Indana, I finally made it a point to eat here. I tried going on a Friday night around 7:00, but the place was very busy and I did not want to wait to eat. I... More 

Thank Bryan H
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was a short walk from my hotel. It was nice out, so I ventured out instead of eating at the hotel's bistro. I had the wild salmon. It was done to perfection! I was alone and sat at the bar. The bartender was just as attentive as any waiter would be. Great food, great service, very reasonable prices.

Thank amangia
Joplin, Missouri
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service is very good and food pretty good. I would rate higher if the food had better seasoning...Pretty bland.

Thank snicodemus60
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220 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

This is the first time we have tried the Ankeny location. We chose it because we were coming into Des Moines from the north, and wanted to wait until the traffic cleared a little. We figured that getting there right at five would mean we would have good parking. But. Every single handicapped accessible parking spot (and one that wasn't... More 

Thank StephanyIowa
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

This resturant has been a life saver for me having great food and being careful of my Celiac (Gluten Free). Of course, there are options that you cannot have on the menu, but the waitstaff, and bar staff is extremely accommodatinhg. Just tell them up front and they will help you with a smile. Love this resturant. Reasonably priced for... More 

Thank Kristin H
Altoona, Iowa
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92 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

This is one of the two best fine dining restaurants in Ankeny. The food is excellent. It is expensive but you get top quality food and service. I highly recommend it for an anniversary dinner or birthday dinner where you want the best.

Thank david_hance_iowa
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

A delightful seafood restaurant in the middle of landlocked Iowa -- and on Friday evenings they have lobster bisque. The lobster bisque was fantastic -- as was the salmon entree. This restaurant offers a view of the nearby pond and geese and, in warm weather, outside seating. A great choice if you are in the area.

Thank carolynn762
Ames, Iowa, United States
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58 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

My wife and I went to Waterfront Seafood Market for our anniversary. The salad was good, but we waited quite a while for our entrees to arrive. My wife's grilled salmon looked really small on the large plate. My grilled trout was large enough, but both plates could have had some vegetables and a roll to meet expectations. And a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Sushi, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Scenic view, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2414 SE Tones Dr, Ankeny, IA 50021-8885
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ankeny
  • Phone Number: +1 515-963-1940

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