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Wally's Chowder House

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American, Seafood, Soups, Pacific Rim
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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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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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85 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Probably not for you if you like fine dining, but for a wide variety of basic seafood (or burgers) at reasonable prices, you won't be disappointed. I went on a Sunday, fairly early (just before 6) and there were about 20 people waiting to get a table. Fortunately, I was on there on my own, walked past the crowd and... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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140 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

my wife and I took my son and his girlfriend to Wally's for his birthday dinner. we all are fish fans and we were really not disappointed. the chowder was fantastic as well as the fish, calamari, cheese sticks, and salmon. this place was really crowded for a Monday night and had to wait 30 minutes, but the wait was... More 

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Lake Jackson, Texas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was choice #3 becuz the other 2 restaurants were closed on Mondays BUT it was "all you can eat Monday" at Wally's! Good burger with fries...really loaded with meat and fresh veggies! Hubby had halibut fish and chips. Halibut was yummy according to him. Everyone was friendly and helpful.

Thank darnold53
Swansea, Illinois
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479 reviews
325 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All in all a nice visit. Good food, good service, tight space, and waited about 15 minutes for our table. The menu had many choices, including a Monday night special featuring "all you can eat." Full bar, appetizer choices and plenty of food for the money. Parking is somewhat tight as well. Atmosphere was homey and friendly and the staff... More 

Thank David F
Covington, Washington
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fresh Ling cod fish tacos were the best I've ever had. Fun atmosphere. Excellent service. Close to the water. Perfect in every way.

Thank KCUMMINS28008
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We landed at SeaTac right around lunchtime and decided to stop at Wally's on our way to Seattle. My daughter-in-law had highly recommended Wally's so we knew we wanted to try it. We were not disappointed!! Our table included, Salmon fish-n-chips, fish tacos, salads, chowder. Everyone enjoyed their lunch! Service was friendly and food was fantastic! We made our way... More 

Thank TexasSeaShell
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Felt like indulging in some seafood and clam chowda. Wallys was close to the hotel and came with good reviews. Well here is another good review for Wallys. They have outside seating(not much) but it looks out into the bay. The menu is plentiful. My table tried the fried salmon and chips, the regular cod and chips and the clam... More 

Thank Dennis T
Apopka, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hands down the very best clam chowder I have ever had. My first visit I had the sampler and every bite was better than the last. I also had a cup of chowder and wish I could have gallons of it sent to my home! The wait staff were very friendly and not overly attentive.

Thank honestron69
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A reunion of about 14 college friends, for a Saturday lunch. They accommodated us by allowing the hosts inside early. Once the opened and we were all seated, service was slow. At first that was okay, we we were busy talking. Nearly 40 minutes later, we got our orders placed. The food was FANTASTIC. But, one person ordered all you... More 

Thank Coni J
Austin, Texas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staying at an airport hotel, I found this place well reviewed on several sites. It is in the small town of Des Moines just on the "backside" of SEA-TAC airport. Very convenient and picturesque with water views. I arrived around 6pm to find a dozen or so folks waiting for a table. There were a couple of seats open at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Seafood, Soups, Pacific Rim
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?