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Waterfront Seafood Market

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2900 University Ave Ste A4, West Des Moines, IA 50266-1251
+1 515-223-5106
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“fresh seafood” (31 reviews)
“clam chowder” (26 reviews)
“sushi” (58 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Sushi, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2900 University Ave Ste A4, West Des Moines, IA 50266-1251
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Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

I visit the Waterfront quite often when on business in Des Moines. The food is always consistent and I've never had a bad meal. I love the blackened wild gulf shrimp.

Thank Jason P
Reviewed June 15, 2016

Waterfront doubles as a fresh seafood market and restaurant/sushi bar. Good fresh seafood in Iowa is hard to find. The best place to buy fresh seafood in Des Moines.

Thank Rod J
Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Great fresh seafood. Decor is a little old fashioned but I can overlook that for excellent food and good service.

Thank Misscue08
Reviewed June 11, 2016

Whether as a frequent visitor over the noon hour or the less frequent dinner stop, Waterfront consistently delivers solid seafood options (which are, naturally, limited in Des Moines) and great service. Generally sit in the bar area for a more casual experience, but same menu...More

Thank 515travels
Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Second time here and was just as good as the first. Great friendly service with just as great food. Best seafood in the state as far as I'm concerned. One of my favorites in the Des Moines area.

Reviewed May 18, 2016

I had a 4 oz lobster tail...perfect size for me with the salad and sides! Get a taste of a wonderful entree at a reasonable price and size. The decor is fun....it is in a strip mall so not too impressive from outside, but service...More

Thank MajeeSwanson
Reviewed May 17, 2016

Great fresh seafood daily. Considering in the midwest, they have fresh seafood and exceptional sushi. Chuck Norris rolls cannot be beat! Service a bit slow on weekends but worth the wait.

Thank tjrempe
Reviewed May 12, 2016

Enjoyed a wonderful Sushi dish as an appetizer. Sushi was fresh, tasty and decorative presentation on the plate. Main course of salmon was cooked just right. All served with fresh cooked bread.

Thank L K
Reviewed April 20, 2016

Excellent food! Menu offers new special weekly! Fresh fresh fish! A must go to! Will always speak highly of this place. Friendly staff at Bar area. Great sushi!!

Thank BusinessIA
Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

Their Fish n Chips are really very good and one of their most popular dishes. The fish is always fresh and you can order different types be it cod or tilapia. Their garlic bread is also worth trying.

Thank Ketan2212
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thomas s
March 7, 2016|
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Response from Joe D | Reviewed this property |
The one in Clocktower Square is closed on Sunday - see their website. The one in Ankeny is open.
Michael H
December 19, 2015|
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Response from 508sandrau | Reviewed this property |
Casual to semi formal. While many customers are business professionals or are there for a special occasion; it is not unusual for some people to just wander in. It gets pretty crowded and busy at night but no matter when... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
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: 2900 University Ave Ste A4, West Des Moines, IA 50266-1251
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  West Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-223-5106
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