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Waterfront Seafood Market

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2414 SE Tones Dr, Ankeny, IA 50021-8885
11:00 am - 8:00 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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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My husband brought me here for my bday. He new I was craving seafood after our move to IA. I was skeptical, wondering if it would be fresh, but was very pleasantly surprised!!

Thank Karen F
Ely, Iowa
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were a little surprised when we walked in that is was a very casual looking place, however with the good food and excellent waitress (Jade) we really enjoyed it. After our dinner we went into the bar area which was very nice and the bartenders also had great personalities. So nice we probably spent a little too much time... More 

Thank Karen T
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lunch is better than dinner. Meals are not always consistent from day to day. Cooks are not always the same in Ankeny. CLIVE IS AWESOME.

Thank Connie J
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59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was close to where we were staying and had a good Trip Advisor rating. We were not disappointed from the moment we walk in when the host was happy and fun to talk too, sure she was an Iowa girl. We asked for a booth and was granted our wish. It was busy so took just a little... More 

Thank Tom T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was very happy with my sushi but the other dishes were not visually appealing. Also the sweet potato fries were just okay. Overall great service and a cool place.

Thank Waleed W
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Eating many bowls of clam chowder growing up in New England I have to give this place 5 stars. My daughter and I also had grilled Rainbow Trout which also was absolutely delicious. It reminded me the days I spent my summer vacations at my uncle's farm fishing for trout and cooking them on a open flame within hours of... More 

1 Thank cgoddeau
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate at the Waterfront recently and was not overly impressed with the food. I had Clam Chowder and my wife had a Seafood Pasta dish. I would have to say neither were quite up to the quality we were expecting. They were okay but not exceptional.

Thank Norb G
Iowa City
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband is allergenic to shellfish and they served him sushi that was not what he ordered with shellfish in it. I ordered hurricane shrimp and 4 of my shrimp were not deveined. Definitelly not worth $20. Martini was good.

Thank GoHawkeyes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

The crab legs were absolutely there best!!! We will be back to eat more of them:) the ambiance was good for couples. Prices were on the higher end but worth it.

1 Thank DDFitzgerald
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104 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

This place is always great. I like to visit here when traveling to the area. I had a child that didn't want seafood so I ordered sushi to go for the rest of us. Upon pick up I realized they have chicken and burgers. I know for next time! They have a seafood market and sell seafood to go. It... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Japanese, American, Seafood, Sushi, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
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: 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?