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“Family friendly or good for a date.... you choose” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Waterfront Seafood Market

Waterfront Seafood Market
Ranked #1 of 140 Restaurants in Ankeny
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Sushi, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Scenic view, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Ames, Iowa
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87 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Family friendly or good for a date.... you choose”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2012

Went there with the kiddos this week. They have a good menu for the kids and a fantastic menu for the adults. I had been to this location before as well as their Des Moines location and they never let you down. They have a great drink menu and lots of unusual seafood options as well as the standard fare. There are things they can do to take things up a notch but all in all a quality meal especially if you have a hankering for seafood.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Lakeville, Minnesota
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Landlocked Seafood House”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2012

Great seafood prepared in 3 different settings. The main dining room is great for large gatherings or just a table for two. In the bar area is a great Japanese style sushi bar or you can sit at a table and enjoy you food with a beverage from the bar. The third area is located off of the enterance an has a nautical theme great for families.

Visited May 2012
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NY
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86 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Nice place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2012

Very reasonable prices for seafood and good service. Have tables outside to enjoy your meal at.

Visited May 2012
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Surprise drive by!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2012

Traveling through Iowa I was not expecting to find excellent seafood. A lunch stop that was delightful! Walked in and were greeted by a case of very fresh seafood for sale. Ordered a great Bloody Mary,surely their own recipe with a bowl of crab bisque and a poke salad. Our table of five all were delighted with their selections. Service was generous!

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Iowa
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136 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Second time, and we will be back again!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2012

My husband ordered the coconut shrimp, and I ordered the paste with salmon. We were not disappointed. I did notice that many other customers around us were enjoying sushi. Something I never order. Walking past the bar area I noticed it was packed with customers, and also a long waiting line of customers waiting for seating when we left at 6:30. However, we where there on a Friday night. We have enjoyed meals at seafood resturants on the east coast, west coast,Hawaii, Alaska, and in Europe.... I am not comparing the Waterfront to these locations, but for a seafood place in the Heartland of Iowa - It is good.

Visited April 2012
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