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Wally's Chowder House

22531 Marine View Dr S, Des Moines, WA 98198-6835
+1 206-878-8140
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“chowder” (186 reviews)
“fish and chips” (91 reviews)
“blackberry pie” (11 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
22531 Marine View Dr S, Des Moines, WA 98198-6835
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Wally's on a Friday night and ate at the bar. Great bartenders and waitstaff, all were super friendly and helpful for our first visit. It was a busy night in the restaurant and the bar was packed, so the fact that the staff...More

Thank Throttlepilot
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just happened to find this place while staying in Seattle one night waiting for a cruise. What a gem! Outside the place, has beautiful flowers. while waiting for a table, we saw a beautiful double rainbow. Once inside, our group of 6 was greeted and...More

Thank kinzukid
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is a hidden gem. The food is outstanding and this place has a great atmosphere. If you wNt some great seafood this is the place!

Thank Steelheader1107
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although it doesn't look that great from the outside other than the beautiful flowers this is s must in Seattle. Located not far from SEA TAC this place had fantastic chowder and a great menu. The halibut was the best as we're the other dishes...More

Thank Kathy P
Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

We loved our meal at Wally’s!!!! Clam Chowder; Halibut Fish & Chips; Seafood Platter; Almond crusted Halibut all wonderful! Would highly recommend Wally’s!

Thank Robyne L
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

A pleasant home style restaurant just a block from Puget Sound, well cooked seafood, excellent clam chowder & friendly staff, however they managed to get our order wrong & at almost $50 for 2 cups of chowder a split main & 2 drinks it seems...More

Thank Keith B
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Had the new shrimp and avocado salad, generous portion and fair priced. Husband had the razor clams and loved them as always.

Thank Wendy B
Reviewed September 2, 2018

I'm from New England and grew up on New England Clam Chowder. In fact, whenever I go to Cape Cod, I make sure to order it with EVERY meal, even breakfast if they'll let me. Wally's? As good as most of the chowders I've had...More

Thank bobboles
Reviewed August 30, 2018

We knew we were in the right place when seniors were lined up to get in at 4:45. The fresh halibut was exceptional - best fish I have ever eaten. The parking is difficult. The desserts looked terrific; too bad we were full of fish....More

Thank BobtheBuilder39
Reviewed August 28, 2018

The food is great. We were there on a Tuesday eve with a 20 minutes wait fir seating. They supply pagers. Ordered very tasty margarita and some onion rings which were perfectly done. I had the crab salad which was piled high with crab and...More

Thank Dianne H
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December 1, 2017|
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Response from JoAnne J | Reviewed this property |
Yes; very family friendly.
Sue M
March 28, 2017|
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Response from czken | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are listed as an appetizer. 3/4 lb @ $18, 1-1/2 lb @ $24
Deb W
January 12, 2017|
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Response from Kimmie M | Reviewed this property |
They don't deliver .
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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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