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Iowa’s Award Winning Seafood Since ‘84.

Waterfront has been a family-owned business in West Des Moines since 1984. Our family wanted to bring quality seafood to the Des Moines area and this idea began with a fresh fish market that has grown to a restaurant, sushi, and oyster bar. We are proud to have grown into the midwest’s premier establishment for all things seafood.

We have been buying fresh fish from the same people for many years. Their experience and expertise help bring the highest quality fish and seafood from their boat to your plate.

Our trained staff are here to answer all of your questions about cooking techniques, seasonings, and storage. We want you to enjoy and feel comfortable cooking our fresh fish at home. We also carry spices and kitchen tools that will make cooking fun and easy.

You can be assured if we are not satisfied with what’s coming in our back door, it won’t go out our front door.

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Waterfront Seafood Market Owner holding a fresh fish

Catch Of The Day!

We insist on the freshest ingredients in our market and on our plates. By buying direct, we get the freshest fish and seafood from trusted sources all over the country. As soon as that fish is caught, it’s already on its way here.

FeaTured Seafood this week:

  Alaskan King Salmon, Chilean Sea Bass, Pompfret, Patrole Sole, American Red Snapper, Black Grouper, Arctic Char

Only the Best for Our Customers!

Waterfront Seafood is the gold standard in fresh and quality seafood. Our stock comes from sustainable sources right off the dock. Quality is guaranteed with our dock-to-plate process and we butcher on site to lock in the freshness. Come in and taste the difference.

Fish captain feeding birds

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FREE Sushi Challenge 

Please come with a best name to this roll.

Best name will be chosen tomorrow at 4:00 pm in this same post. 

Hint: Bacon (what can go wrong with Bacon ?), asparagus, avocado and Jalapeños inside, topping with seared tuna and Yuzu BBQ sauce and finished with green onions.

Bon appetit !!!

FREE Sushi Challenge

Please come with a best name to this roll.

Best name will be chosen tomorrow at 4:00 pm in this same post.

Hint: Bacon (what can go wrong with Bacon ?), asparagus, avocado and Jalapeños inside, topping with seared tuna and Yuzu BBQ sauce and finished with green onions.

Bon appetit !!!
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Come to get your prize at Waterfront West Des Moines location until Saturday February 4th. Thank you all for the participation. 👏👏👏👏

Raccoon River Roll

Bacon Me Crazy

Biggie Piggy Roll

Don’t go Bacon my heart

Can't tuna piano roll

Spicy Bacon Avocado Tuna roll

“You just got to try me sushi roll”

Hop-in Bacon Jalapeño Roll

BBQ BACON Tuna you had me at bacon!

B – acon A – asparagus J – alepeno A – vacodo BAJA Tuna wave

Bacon of the Sea

Yuza bacon me crazy!

A “not” roll because that isn’t sushi lo

Bacon, Spice & Everything Nice

Pork-upine roll

Sushi Just Got Even Better!

The Squealing Tuna

Bacon Me Crazy!

Yuzu Delicious

Don’t go bacon my heart

Bacon me crazy

Kevin Bacon (would he endorse? 😉 ), Six Degrees of Delicious, Iowa Surf and Turf

Midwestern Roll Farmer's Delight

Kevin Bacon roll

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“Wanna KNOW how to peel a prawn?” Growing up with Waterfront made Nick Hanke the prawn peelin’ king.

His dad says “yeah, it takes more time to do it this way, peeling them order-by-order, but that’s how we keep it fresh—we don’t want it just sitting there. We want our customers to get the best—we like to spoil ‘em.”

This kind of special treatment sets Waterfront apart. It’s why the pool of regulars is so big. It’s why every hour is rush hour.
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#waterfrontseafood #marketfresh #jumboprawns #westdesmoines #ankeny #supportlocalbusiness #familyoperation #bestinthemidwest
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Best customer service around!

Great food and service

I'm from NO, LA….. He's slow…. Hired a retired shrimp peeler….. Milla seconds…. 100 lbs sooo fast. But for iowa, this is very fast.

Delicious & fresh food. Looks pretty dang fast to me. Nice post & photo.

Awesome job!!!

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Sushi class - 01/26/2023

What a great students and pictures !!! Great job everyone !!! If you have any questions in your homemade sushi journey, please don’t hesitate to reach me out. 
Arigato !!! 🙏

Sushi class – 01/26/2023

What a great students and pictures !!! Great job everyone !!! If you have any questions in your homemade sushi journey, please don’t hesitate to reach me out.
Arigato !!! 🙏
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Do they sell sushi at the market?

What a great class

Jessie McCabe lets take a sushi making class!

Where do you sign up for upcoming classes??

“Yes, please…!” 😉😁

Lynn Hermann we need to do this again!

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