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Waterfront Seafood Market

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2414 SE Tones Dr, Ankeny, IA 50021-8885
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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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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.

Thank DDFitzgerald
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

Thank MrsLUVStravel
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the service is good. I had sashimi and it is really fresh. It is a good place for someone likes seafood

1 Thank TTRAN123
Venice, FL
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71 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The clam chowder alone would make this a great stop! And the Coconut Shrimp even topped that! Very personable staff paced the meal well. We will make this a must stop if traveling through this area again.

Thank lensattic
Des Moines, Iowa
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Really enjoy Waterfront for great lunches! Clam Chowder is amazing with a crab cake on the side! Great staff in bar area at lunch as well! A great place you will enjoy it!

Thank Janel F
Austin, Texas
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Enjoyed a fabulous meal! Had a "Girlfriend" sushi roll and the Halibut and both were absolutely delicious!

Thank mongoose10
Columbia, Tennessee
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160 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

We had a family gathering of 20 some people here on a Saturday night. We all ordered different seafood dishes and I wish I could have tried them all. Wonderful food & service.

Thank thebandteacher
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

A friend and I had dinner here. Our hostess was efficient and friendly, she sat us at a table we requested. Our server was timely and menu knowledgeable. We began with Oysters Rockefeller, which were good, however were lukewarm and had some bits of oyster shell in them. For our meal we enjoyed Sushi and Red Snapper, both were tasty... More 

Thank Mary P
Fort Dodge, Iowa
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Great seafood, fresh, cooked all your favorite ways. The Shrimp cocktail, followed by a cup of clam chowder, then the Crab legs and a baked potato and you will need a wheel barrow to take you out to your car! My favorite dinner.

Thank Kent C
Ames, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Four of us stopped in on a Saturday night. The place was slightly busy but there was immediate seating on the patio over looking the the small lake. It was a beautiful evening so we jumped at the chance to sit out there. Overall, the food was better than good. I will not go so far as to say 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
American, Seafood, Sushi, Soups, Japanese, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, 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: 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?