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Wally's Chowder House

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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22531 Marine View Dr S, Des Moines, WA 98198-6835
(206) 878-8140
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Des Moines, Washington
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An often trip for take home dinner. It is good but not as advertized inexpensive. I find it empties a wallet but good seafood

Thank Daniel D
Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is hands down one of the best down home seafood spots I have eaten at. Wally's has some of the best clam chowder and fried baskets. Don't skip on eating one of their salads either because they are delish! My fave is the fresh cod and blackberry cobbler. You also get an amazing view of the water while you... More 

Thank JustAce2015
Kittitas, Washington
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We asked people where to eat in des moines, Wallys was suggested. It was great! We had the Salmon and it's the best we've had in a long time. The place was packed, we sat on the deck and watched airplanes approach Sea Tac. It was a memorable time.

Thank Marion J
Boston, Massachusetts
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108 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were told not to leave Seattle without going to Wally's for Chowder and dessert and we were not steered wrong! The place was packed with people waiting for tables but we were told there was room to eat at the bar so that's was great. The chowder in a bread bowl with salad was delicious, and coming from New... More 

Thank 1LoveItaly
Seattle, Washington
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75 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We arrived at 4:00 PM on a Saturday for an early dinner. The interior of the restaurant is cozy; wood paneled, decorated with shells, and has lots of natural light as windows line the perimeter. We were seated at a table that had a view of the bay in the distance. Even though the restaurant filled up quickly our server... More 

Thank Carrie W
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

Stopped at this place with a party of 6 adults & a baby. They were very accommodating & friendly but we did have to wait about 20 mins. They have the very best Clam Chowder I have ever tasted! You have a choice of red or white, though no one in my family chose red. Blackened halibut tacos were absolutely... More 

Thank Lauren W
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

My friend and me ate fish and Chips and blueberry pie. Both was very good and alot of food. We were very pleased with the food. In the begining they forgot to Take our Order for ten minutes but they were very sorry about and gave us free chowder and some extra pieces of fish. So no reason to complain... More 

Thank Moritzlo
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

Distant View of water, nicely decorated laid back atmosphere. Food good but had hair in soda. Drink was replaced.

Thank Teresa N
Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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435 reviews
277 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

On the recommendation from the four points Hotel staff, we tried this local seafood restaurant. You could tell immediately it was a favorite of the locals as it is truly not a tourist spot by any means. The service was outstanding, the price of a bottle of wine reasonable, The seafood, baked potato and coleslaw were all excellent. This is... More 

Thank Rockydogz1
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130 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

We went here for dinner after our cruise. We arrived at 5:30 and had about a 20 minute wait. I was surprised there was a wait on a Monday. However, it was worth the wait. I had the combo platter, wife had a cheeseburger and our friend had the salmon. We are extremely pleased with out meals. You get plenty... More 

Thank Tracey S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22531 Marine View Dr S, Des Moines, WA 98198-6835
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: (206) 878-8140

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?