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Waterfront Seafood Market

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2414 SE Tones Dr, Ankeny, IA 50021-8885
+1 515-963-1940
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“seafood” (72 reviews)
“clam chowder” (14 reviews)
“rock shrimp” (7 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Sushi, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2414 SE Tones Dr, Ankeny, IA 50021-8885
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lunch was perfect. Seated outside with a cool drink and a lunch of lightly battered fish along with side salad. The fish was great. Not greasy, not too much.

Thank kahansen10
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have eaten a couple times at the Ankeny location and have enjoyed both the appetizers and the main entrees. The sushi, whether cooked or fresh was great. Other offerings were enjoyed by all of our party. Would recommend this location to anyone.

Thank Don B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best seafood I've had since moving to Iowa. The oysters are good. They have a crab soup is a must try. Their sushi is pretty good too.

Thank cmonroy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So the place is very bright. Not the dim date night kind of restaurant. Nothing too fancy but enough to get your seafood kick satisfied. Staff was training everywhere I looked but that didn't affect service. Very good. I ordered the coconut shrimp. Large but...More

Thank 244chuckl
Reviewed April 23, 2017

I read Trip Advisors listing of the best restaurants in the Des Moines area. This place came up and it was very highly rated!! I see why. I got there at 3:30 CST or 4:30 EST. They did not start with dinners until 4. I...More

Thank gary c
Reviewed April 19, 2017 via mobile

Great food, good service and fair prices. Never left hungry! They have a nice size private party room for groups.

Thank Pamela G
Reviewed April 18, 2017

i was initially a bit skeptical about "waterfront" and "seafood" in the middle of iowa but there is a solid reason that this restaurant is rated #1 of 112 in ankeny by trip advisor! my husband & i are so glad that we stopped for...More

Thank bmwmomMN
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

Great food, always consistent and great service. It's fresh seafood in Des Moines Iowa... .not many if those around. ENJOY

Thank juward7
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has great seafood for a Midwest City thousands of miles from the oceans. Average prices and great service!

Thank Tony C
Reviewed March 23, 2017 via mobile

Came here with my husband after a business meeting. The fried oysters were amazing; just melt in your mouth! The crab cakes were full of crab and tender. So good! We will definitely be back!

Thank Barbara G
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thomas s
I don't see any fresh seafood on the menu. We will be driving to Des Moines on Sunday April10 but don't know our arrival time. Can we make tentative reservations for 6 PM for 3 persons, and let you know as we get closer to Des Moines?
March 12, 2016|
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Response from Mike O | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we made a reservation and when we dined there, the restaurant had fresh seafood on the menu.
Sharon H
Is there a current list of fresh seafood to be purchased at the market? I am interested in buying salmon for Christmas Eve.
December 19, 2015|
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Response from Cameron B F | Reviewed this property |
You would need to call them for daily specials/supplies
Donna W
What do you offer for those eating gluten-free?
January 29, 2015|
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Response from GaUncle | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, don't know. I am sire these people would be glad to respond to a phone call. Have you checked the online menu?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children
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
  • E-mail