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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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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (74 reviews)
“clam chowder” (15 reviews)
“rock shrimp” (8 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Sushi, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2414 SE Tones Dr, Ankeny, IA 50021-8885
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Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

Had to stay in Ankeny for a few nights and this was one of the places to eat next to the hotel. I order a couple of sushi rolls, one being the bartenders rec and they were both very good. If I'm ever in Ankeny...More

Thank Hunter P
Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Waterfront has been in the Des Moines area for many years. The atmosphere is casual, with two distinct seating areas. The main dining room is not too large, and quite open. The bar area, which we prefer, has a dozen tables, bar, televisions and the...More

Thank smgharley
Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

This is the best place to go for fresh seafood in Iowa, and amazing sushi! My favorite is the Godzilla Roll and the Halibut Royal. The location in Ankeny is a better atmosphere than the one in Clive. The prices are average for good seafood,...More

Thank Gail B
Reviewed September 12, 2016

The Waterfront restaurant has two locations. One in West Des Moines and the other in Ankeny. On Saturday they both have 1/2 price oysters! YES 1/2 price! A great day to enjoy oysters on the half shell. They also have discounts on their po boy...More

Thank David C
Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

We arrived at the restaurant close to nine pm. The staff welcomed us in and seated a group of seven. The seafood was fresh and well prepared. We will be back!

Thank AnnofIowa
Reviewed September 9, 2016

I was part of a large party and we all had different dinners with only a couple shared appetizers. The food was great. The service was great. The waitress noticed that we were having a birthday dinner for a 2-year-old and asked if it was...More

Thank neko2012
Reviewed September 7, 2016

Visiting Ankeny, Iowa from our home in Florida we were surprised to see Waterfront Seafood Market as one of the top rated restaurants in town. But when we saw that the only other choices close to our hotel were the same chains we see in...More

Thank Regomatic
Reviewed September 1, 2016

wonderful seafood. The steak was good too, very tender and flavorful. Had a good waitstaff. We ate two nights in a row it was that good. The only problem was the baked potato. It tasted warmed over.

Thank Sharon C
Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

Great food for the price. Staff was very friendly and the food is wonderful. Try the sour dough bread my girlfriend always orders extra.

Thank tommyh372
Reviewed August 27, 2016 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
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thomas s
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
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
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, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view, 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: +1 515-963-1940
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