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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” (169 reviews)
“fish and chips” (78 reviews)
“blackberry pie” (11 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 1 week ago

All those 4 and 5 star reviews? I don’t get it. I’d never been to Des Moines before, but went there by boat recently for a 3-day rendezvous with friends. I’d checked the Trip Advisor beforehand to find a restaurant within walking distance of the...More

Thank sir_keith_26
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found Wally’s with the help of all the great reviews here on TripAdvisor. It did not disappoint! Had to wait about 25 minutes but it was worth the short wait! We split the combination platter (we also were able to customize the platter which...More

Thank ashep2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We eat here probably once a month. Always a line to get in, but the wait is usually only 15 min. MUST have the chowder! Has a great bar area with lots of TV screens to watch your favorite sports. Outdoor seating is great in...More

Thank soulm88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently had dinner here and it was great! I had blackend fish tacos with rice that was excellent. Others in my party had the fish and chips and they raved about it. Excellent slaw on the side. If in the area, stop by and enjoy!

Thank Joseph T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great fish and chips, my husband and i always share a 2 piece cod and its PLENTY!!! Huge pieces of fish. Great chowder too! You might have to wait on a weekend for dinner as this place is popular.

Thank TravelingDuo617
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing fresh halibut was still in season and we got fish and chips with halibut, clam chowder, chicken strips and salmon and chips. So good and price is reasonable as well too. Definitely a go to if we are down that way!

Thank Melissa B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the lunch special halibat in beer batter! Awesome! They give you plenty and prices are very reasonable.

Thank Allibby
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The building is gorgeous. The seafood is out of this world. The interior has a lot of character. Somewhat pricey.

Thank AntonAnderssen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I came here for dinner and were surprised by how good the food was. From the outside it doesn't look like much and the decor inside isn't much better but don't be discouraged because the food is great!! I had the chop...More

Thank Michelle F
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Very friendly, helpful and accommodating service for a lovely lunch! The place opens at 11 am and was very well filled when we left an hour and a half later! Clearly a very popular place which looks on Puget Sound and Vachon Island. Lovely deck...More

1  Thank LJK0308
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Sue M
28 March 2017|
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Response from Kimmie M | Reviewed this property |
I think so ❤❤
Deb W
12 January 2017|
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Response from Kimmie M | Reviewed this property |
They don't deliver .
Sandy L
20 May 2016|
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Response from Rob R | Reviewed this property |
Lobster yes, I believe they do crab legs, seems I have had a crab cake or something there a while ago. Cod for fish n chips is amazing
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Restaurant Details

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  • 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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, 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: +1 206-878-8140
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