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Wally's Chowder House

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$$ - $$$
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22531 Marine View Dr S, Des Moines, WA 98198-6835
+1 206-878-8140
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Quick and delicious ! Never ever a disappointment ! Another local favorite. I usually get the one piece of fish and ask for my fries extra crispy ! They have extremely cold beer BONUS ! Servers are always friendly Scott is my favorite by far . Tell them Kimmie sent you from my TripAdvisor review ! It will get you... More 

Thank Kimmie M
Des Moines, Washington
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We eat there frequently and have never been disappointed. Friendly, competent service, great food, and reasonable prices. Always busy and wait time usually isn't long -- worth the wait if you have to.

Thank Nova05P
Fort Worth, Texas
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303 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wally's has a true chowder house atmosphere, it always seems to be busy, and I would highly recommend! Their prices are varied enough that it can be quite reasonable. For around $11 you can get a huge piece of lightly battered fish and great French fries. Fresh fish is available at a slightly higher price. Our waitress recommended the Cod... More 

Thank Clare46408
Plano, Texas
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77 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We asked the hotel staff for dinner recommendation and they suggested Wally's. It's only less than 4 miles from where we stayed. We got there early since we had early flight to catch the next day. By the time we finished dinner the place was packed. It's a very popular place for a good reason. The food was excellent. I... More 

Thank WhitePolarBear
Dublin, Ireland
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had crab cakes for dinner in Wally's with baked potato and vegetables. Food was a very high standard but the service was even better. I was there on my own and asked the server (I didn't catch his name) if he could call a taxi for me. He said one would be there in 15 minutes. It didn't arrive... More 

Thank Blaithin2010
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food, big portions, reasonable prices at all levels. Busy, great service, solo customers don't get ignored!

Thank Peg N
Denver, Colorado
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Our local friends recommended this restaurant and we're glad they did. We got there close to 5:30pm and had a short wait since all the tables were already filled. Our waiter was very friendly and helpful. Portions were huge - our friends split their meal and both had plenty. Our meals ranged from fish and chips, shrimp salad and chowder... More 

Thank robnleo
Shawnee, Kansas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Excellent blackened halibut. Some of the best I've ever had. Staff was very friendly and service was excellent. Very busy at 5:00 PM on a Tuesday.

Thank dustinwgary
Boulder, Colorado
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Loved the laid back attitude by the server, nothing special here, but in reality everything was GREAT! First, the food! We started with a lovely presentation of shrimp cocktail that was delightful, for lunch I had the Crab Cakes and it was spectacular! The dungeness crab was great, the flavors were excellently mixed together, the sauce gave it that richness... More 

Thank Mary M
Des Moines, Washington
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

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

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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
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
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: +1 206-878-8140

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