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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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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“chowder” (182 reviews)
“fish and chips” (89 reviews)
“blackberry pie” (12 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
22531 Marine View Dr S, Des Moines, WA 98198-6835
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Reviewed yesterday

Heard about Wally's crab cakes and other seafood so we had to give it a try from Gig Harbor. A couple of folks got the crusted halibut and absolutely loved it. A pair of us are crab lovers so we had to get the crab...More

Thank bigjake392
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There was a wait of about 30 minutes. The food was worth every minute of the wait. Our server (Jordan) was pleasant and attentive. The clam chowder was wonderful. It was thick and flavorful. I had a shrimp and crab salad that was beautiful and...More

Thank Audrey N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great seafood. The best white clam chowder. Friendly staff. I’d recommend this place to anyone who loves seafood. Go early to beat the crowds because this place is always packed, it’s that good.

Thank Tgreen45
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of all, the atmosphere is casual and busy, perfect stop after landing in Sea-Tac for a great seafood dinner. Dungeness Crab Cocktail was perfect and a nice portion size. Margarita went down nice and easy - my Halibut fish and chips was okay, but...More

Thank MrsVlaming
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On moving to the Seattle area recently, I was lucky enough to choose a home only blocks away from Wally's and it has claimed a permanent presence in my rotating list of favorite restaurants. The wait can certainly be long, but it's the natural result...More

Thank Jessica L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The wait can be a little discouraging ? To me well worth it . We waited about 10 minutes for a seat . My mother is in a wheelchair so we did have to wait a little extra. The food was amazing and well worth...More

Thank Tom F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I were traveling from Seattle to mount Rainier and decided to pull off highway and get early dinner. Very casual home time feel. Clam chowder was phenomenal. Shrimp avocado salad was fresh and great starter. Fish dinner and clam strips were so...More

1  Thank steven f
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Fish & Chips are excellent, but the restaurant is lacking in other ways. Very crowded. Noisy - not horribly so. Wait staff seems to be of OJT ilk. Lack of any kind of atmosphere. The clam chowder is short on clams. On our recent...More

1  Thank Arthur B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I tried Wally's today - had the clam chowder - excellent. Also a dungeness crab salad - there was lots of crab on this salad - great. Staff were pleasant and attentive. Would recommend to anyone wanting seafood. Think I will go back tonite and...More

Thank barbjr05
Reviewed May 21, 2018

We are used to Atlantic & Chesapeake Bay Seafood in our neck of the woods. Wally's is right up there with us. That halibut and Dungeness crab cakes are delicious. Our friends got seafood basket. Everything was great. Server was pleasant and efficient, and despite...More

Thank Mimi W
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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, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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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