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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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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“chowder” (174 reviews)
“fish and chips” (85 reviews)
“blackberry pie” (12 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
22531 Marine View Dr S, Des Moines, WA 98198-6835
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Reviewed yesterday

My husband and I went to Wally’s for lunch with the express intent of having a bowl of New England clam chowder. I was impressed with the flavor, amount of clams and creaminess of the chowder. The bowls were large and filling, served with a...More

Thank Deb T
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is not a fancy restaurant, and you may have trouble getting a parking place. You might have to wait for a table. However, the inconvenience is worth it if you like chowder or other seafood dishes. The chowder is thick, delicious, and rich and...More

Thank iris423
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Wally’s on the recommendation of our rental car agent, and were not disappointed. The fish and chips were awesome! The fish was super fresh, and the portions were huge. They even had a gluten free fish option for my daughter. Don’t think...More

Thank fisherdad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is probably one of two favorite seafood restaurants in Des Moines. The food is always cooked to perfection and the quaint surroundings add to the ambiance. There are two drawbacks. Since this is such a popular place with a very tiny parking lot, parking...More

Thank wendy g
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When we come home always happy to visit Wally, the chowder bowl and fish n chips it’s must have when you here! Friendly staff and fast service always make you feel great doing the meal.

Thank 藍妃e
Reviewed 10 December 2017

We were seated promptly on this bitterly cold day. TVs everywhere. Sound was down low enough so that we could enjoy our conversation. I don't mind the TVs if I get to see New England get beat by I don't care WHO, as long as...More

Thank SeattleMeadowlark
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Was in the area for business but my daughter also lives in the area and said we should try this place. It was Halloween evening so there were a lot of people in the area, We did not have reservations but were seated right away....More

Thank Jon M
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Looking for that holiday feeling? Go to Wally's where the spirit of the holidays is everywhere. Twinkling lights, boughs of fir, decorated trees, and poinsettias make for a happy holiday energy! Last night Mike (the owner) told me how fresh the lobster is (at a...More

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 29 November 2017

Wally's has been around for years!! Best place for fish and chips. Now full bar to add to your enjoyment.

Thank Mary C
Reviewed 23 November 2017

Whenever in the Seattle Area we make at least one trip here. The portions are huge. Service is excellent. Desserts are great!

Thank Bill B
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1 December 2017|
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Response from JoAnne J | Reviewed this property |
Yes; very family friendly.
Sue M
28 March 2017|
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Response from Kimmie M | Reviewed this property |
I think so ❤❤
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12 January 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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
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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