When dining in our Restaurant we offer a variety of low-saturated fat and low-cholesterol preparations which contribute to heart-healthy and weight watching dining. Please inform your server of any special needs you may have – we will be happy to accommodate your requests. Gluten-free – enjoy our fresh seafood grilled or baked with a salad, vegetable, or baked potato.

✴ Consumer Advisory: Thoroughly cooking foods of animal origin such as beef, eggs, fish, lamb, pork, poultry, or shellfish reduces the risk of foodborne illness. Individuals with certain health conditions may be at higher risk if these foods are consumed raw or undercooked. Consult your physician or public health official for further information.



Bivalve Packing Company
Established in 1946, we provide the finest in shell oysters from our facility on the shore of Delaware Bay

Oysters on the Half Shell (when in season)
Each $3.95
½ dozen $18.95

Smoked Salmon – $16.95
Responsibly harvested Atlantic salmon from the Boston Fish Co.
Brined with whole herbs & spices, smoked over North American pecan & cherry woods.
Served chilled & sliced with horseradish sauce & assorted crackers.

Peel and Eat Shrimp
¼ lb for $7.95
½ lb for $14.95
1 lb for $25.95
Medium cooked Gulf Shrimp, served chilled with our cocktail sauce on the side.

Shrimp Cocktail – $11.95
Large Wild Gulf Shrimp served with cocktail sauce on the side.

Herring in Wine Sauce – $8.95

Oyster Shooter
Each for $3.95
With liquor for $7.95


Served with French or Sourdough bread.
All dressings made in house every day.
Dressings: Creamy Parmesan, Ranch, Maytag Blue Cheese, and Italian

Entree Garden Salad$9.95
Tomato, cucumber, carrots, homemade croutons with choice of dressing.

Cold Shrimp Salad
Tender Gulf Shrimp on a bed of crisp lettuce with sliced egg and tomato.

Seafood Supreme – $12.95
Shrimp, surimi crab, & vegetables tossed in a light creamy dressing.
Served on a bed of crisp lettuce.

Salmon Pasta Salad – $10.95
Made with poached salmon, sweet peas, red onion, & rotini pasta tossed with creamy Old Bay seasoned dressing.
Served on a bed of crisp lettuce.

Tuna Salad (Our Grandmother’s recipe) – $10.95
Served on a bed of crisp lettuce.


Prince Edward Island Blue Mussels
1 lb for $14.95
Steamed in wine, garlic, & butter with special herbs & spices. Served with Sourdough or French Bread.

Littleneck Clams
12 ct for $16.95
Small, sweet East Coast clams, steamed in a white wine broth with our special seasoning blend. Served with Sourdough or French bread.

Bacon Wrapped Sea Scallops – $24.95
Large fresh Maine Scallops wrapped in bacon. Served with honey mustard or drawn butter.

Shrimp Key Largo – $16.95
Large shrimp wrapped in bacon with a spicy Jamaican sauce.

Oysters Rockefeller (4) – $16.95
Topped with spinach, hollandaise sauce, & broiled.

*Seared Ahi Tuna – $18.95

Quick seared. Served with wasabi and soy sauce.

Breaded Clam Strips – $9.95
Fried until golden brown.

Glazed Mushrooms – $10.95
Sautéed with a butter & Worcestershire glaze.

Garlic Bread with Cheese – $8.95

Fried Oysters – $19.95
Fresh, lightly breaded – pan or deep fried.

Crab Cakes (2) – $14.95
Homemade with Blue Crab lump meat & Old Bay Seasoning.

Fried Rock Shrimp – $13.95
Tastes more like lobster than shrimp.

Coconut Shrimp – $15.95
Hand-battered & rolled in coconut flakes. Served with sweet & sour sauce.

Fried Calamari Strips – $7.95
Served with our homemade marinara sauce on the side.


All of our soups are made in house daily with fresh ingredients. Served with crackers.

New England Clam Chowder
Cup for $6.95
Bowl for $7.95
Voted best soup in Des Moines.

Creole Seafood Gumbo
Cup for $6.95
Bowl for $7.95
Fresh seafood, andouille sausage, vegetables, & rice in a Creole broth.

Oyster Stew
Bowl for $21.95
Made to order.


Sourdough or French bread
Piece – $0.90
Half Order – $3.50
Full Order – $6.00


All Entrees, House Favorites, Beef & Poultry include your choice of two side dishes:
baked potato, sweet potato, french fries, sweet potato fries, rice pilaf, soup, steamed vegetables or cole slaw.
Served with a slice of French or Sourdough bread.
Garden Salad can be substituted for one side, $2.50 additional.

Catfish Filet – $21.95
Boneless fillet can be grilled, pan fried, blackened or deep

Whole Catfish – $23.95
Lightly breaded with our cornmeal breading and fried.

Halibut – MKT Price
Grilled, baked, sautéed or batter fried.

Light Cut Halibut – MKT Price

Mahi Mahi – $27.95
Grilled, sautéed or blackened.

Light Cut Mahi Mahi – $24.95

Orange Roughy – $23.95
Grilled, baked or pan fried.

Oysters – $33.95
Fresh, lightly breaded – pan or deep fried.

Rainbow Trout – $24.95
Raised in spring fed water from Buhl, Idaho.

Rock Shrimp – $27.95
Steamed, grilled, sautéed or deep fried.

Atlantic Salmon – $23.95
Grilled, baked, or blackened.

Light Cut Salmon – $20.95

Wild Salmon – MKT Price

Light Cut Wild Salmon – MKT Price

Sea Scallops – $38.95
Fresh, large dry packed scallops from the North Atlantic.

Wild Gulf Shrimp – $26.95
Grilled, sautéed, blackened or deep fried.

Swordfish – $26.95
Grilled, baked, or blackened.

Light Cut Swordfish – $23.95

Ahi Tuna – $34.95
Fresh sushi grade, cut in house. Order rare, medium rare or

Fresh Tilapia – $19.95
Baked, grilled, sautéed, or fried.

Walleye – $28.95
Pan fried or grilled.


Maryland Style Crab Cakes – $25.95
Made from scratch with lump crab meat, Old Bay Seasonings & sweet green peppers. Sautéed golden brown.

Alaskan King Crab – MKT Price
From the cold waters of the Bering Sea. Large legs steamed & served with warm, clarified butter.

Jumbo Shrimp – $31.95
Jumbo Texas Shrimp grilled, sautéed, fried, or broiled.

Scallop Marucca…………………………………… $39.95
Fresh Atlantic sea scallops topped with seasoned bread crumbs, broiled in Sherry, sweet butter & garlic, garnished with paprika.

Potato Encrusted Halibut – MKT PRICE
Halibut Fillet lightly coated with our potato breading & sautéed.

Coconut Shrimp – $27.95
Large wild Gulf Shrimp, dipped in a tempura batter, rolled in coconut flakes and quick fried. Served with sweet & sour sauce.

Alaskan Style Salmon – $24.95
Fresh salmon rubbed with cracked peppercorns, brushed with natural honey, & grilled.


Served with cole slaw or steamed vegetables & a slice of french or sourdough bread.

Garden salad can be substituted for $2.50 additional

Salmon Alfredo with Baby Peas – $19.95
Fresh salmon sautéed and served with our alfredo sauce and green baby peas over linguini.

Hurricane Shrimp – $23.95
Served with a spicy, but not hot, sauce with shrimp base, Worcestershire, chopped garlic, cayenne, dry thyme, & honey.
Served over linguini.

Vegetable Primavera – $17.95
Fresh broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes, mushrooms, sliced red onion, green pepper, red pepper, & sautéed until tender with white wine. Flavored with a fresh parsley basil pesto with a touch of cream, tossed with linguini noodles.

Enjoy any of our fresh fish &
shellfish simply grilled or baked with a salad,
vegetable or baked potato.

Trout Amandine – $26.95
Fresh Idaho rainbow trout grilled & topped with roasted almonds.

Halibut Royale – MKT PRICE
Alaskan halibut topped with sour cream, mayonnaise, chopped green onions, and seasoned bread crumbs that are baked to perfection.

Opilio Snow Crab – $41.75
One pound of sweet snow crab clusters from the icy waters of Alaska.
Steamed & served with warm clarified butter.

Shrimp & Scallops – $36.95
This entree can be prepared any way you wish: broiled, grilled, lightly breaded & fried, or sautéed with special herbs & spices.

Halibut & Salmon – $33.95
This entree can be prepared any way you wish: grilled, baked, blackened, Cajun, or Alaskan style.

Seafood Combo
4 oz tail $45.95
8/10 oz tail $79.95
A cold water lobster tail, large gulf shrimp, and fresh Atlantic sea scallops.



Maine Lobster Tail
4 oz. dinner – $29.95
8-10 oz. dinner – $59.95
Lobster entrees are served with warm, clarified butter.

Live Maine Lobster – MKT PRICE
From Kittery, Maine. Choose your lobster yourself from our
lobster pool and our chef will prepare it to perfection. Priced
according to weight.

Filet – $42.95
8 oz. Center cut from the loin, soft textured & mild flavor.

Top Sirloin – $32.95
Full flavored, 12 oz. Center cut.

Rib Eye – $38.95
10 oz. tender aged.

Chicken Paillard – $19.95
Boneless chicken breast grilled & prepared with a seasoned
lemon & sweet basil sauce.


Served with a basket of cole slaw, tartar sauce, or cocktail sauce, and a lemon wedge.
Choice of fries or sweet potato fries.
Any substitution Subject to Extra Charge.
We fry with Soybean Oil.

Fish and Chips Basket – $18.95
The finest Icelandic Cod, batter fried.

Walleye Strip Basket -$24.95

Large Shrimp Basket – $14.95
Fried golden brown.

Rock Shrimp Basket – $21.95
Sweet, lobster-like flavor.

Clam Basket – $12.95
Tasty, fried clam strips.

Bay Scallop Basket – $15.95
Sweet, tender bay scallops.

Catfish Strip Basket – $16.95
Fresh from North Carolina.

Whole Catfish Basket – $18.95
Fresh from North Carolina, fried with cornmeal.

Halibut Strip Basket – MKT Price
From the cold waters of Alaska, batter fried.

Chicken Basket – $14.95
Crispy strips.


Served on kaiser roll, wheat bread, rye, or Sourdough with
lettuce, tomato, tartar sauce or cucumber dill sauce. Choice of
cole slaw, french fries or sweet potato fries.

Salmon Burger (made from scratch) – $12.95
Salmon (Atlantic) – $13.95
Halibut (Alaskan) – MKT Price
Walleye (Canadian) – $16.95
North Atlantic Cod (batter fried only) – $13.95
Topped with American cheese.
Chicken Breast – $10.95

Black Angus Hamburgerwith cheese -$11.95

Tuna Salad (made from scratch) – $8.95
Served with potato chips.

Tuna Reuben – $18.95
Fresh Tuna Steak grilled and served on rye bread with sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, & 1,000 Island Dressing.
Served with potato chips and dill pickle spear on the side.

Grilled West Coast Salmon Sandwich – $15.95
Fresh Salmon filet grilled and served on toasted Sourdough bread with lettuce, tomato, honey Dijon sauce, and provolone cheese.
Served with potato chips and dill pickle spear on the side.

Crab Cake Sliders (2) – $19.95
Homemade with Blue Crab lump meat & Old Bay seasonings.
Served on toasted slider buns with mustard aioli, lettuce, & tomato.


Served on hoagie bun with lettuce, tomato, cocktail
and tartar sauce. Choice of cole slaw, french fries
or sweet potato fries.
Fried unless requested otherwise.

Oyster (Delaware Bay) – $22.95
Rock Shrimp (Florida) – $16.95
Gulf Shrimp (Texas) – $12.95
Scallops (Sweet Bay) – $12.95
Catfish (North Carolina) – $12.95
Andouille Sausage (Louisiana) – $10.95


Add any of these specialty items to your meal or enjoy them on their own.

4oz Lobster Tail – $19.95

4oz North Atlantic Sea Scallops – $17.95

1/2 lb Snow Crab – $24.95

4oz Large Gulf Shrimp – $11.95


Pop – $2.95
Coffee – $2.95
Iced Tea – $2.95
Hot Tea – $2.95
Raspberry or Peach Tea – $3.50
Lemonade – $2.95
Raspberry or Peach Lemonade – $3.50
Perrier – $3.50
Bottled Dasani Water – $2.95
Milk – $2.95
Juice – $2.95
Hot Chocolate – $2.25
Millstream Bottled Root Beer – $3.95


Baked Potato – $2.95
French Fries – $2.95
Sweet Potato Fries – $2.95
Cole Slaw – $2.50
Steamed Vegetables – $3.95
Rice Pilaf – $2.50
AE Cottage Cheese – $2.25
Fruit Cup – $2.25
Side Salad – $6.95
Your choice of dressing and bread.

Linguine Pasta – $4.50
Choice of alfredo, marinara, or butter sauce.


  • Low in Calories – Many species have fewer than 150 calories for a 3 ounce serving.
  • Low in Fat – Most species have less than 5 percent fat. All shellfish have less than 2 percent fat. Only skinless poultry can compare with that.
  • Low in Saturated Fat – The oil in fish is rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids, the kind that keep blood vessels healthy.
  • Source of Omega-3s – These are highly unsaturated fatty acids that appear to protect against heart disease and other health problems. Long Chain Omega-3s are found only in fish and shellfish.
  • Low in Cholesterol – Most species of fish have less than 100 milligrams of cholesterol per 3 1/2 ounce. Raw oysters, clams, mussels and scallops are very low in cholesterol. A few shellfish, namely squid, most shrimp, abalone, octopus and razor clams are fairly high in cholesterol.
  • Low in Sodium – Fresh unprocessed seafood has very little sodium. Canned, smoked, salted or pickled seafood is usually high in sodium. Shellfish have more sodium than fin-fish, but this modest difference is not an issue for most people.
  • High in Protein – Fish and shellfish proteins have all the essential amino acids we need, making them top quality protein. They are easily digested because there is very little connective tissue.
  • B Vitamins – Seafood is an important source of niacin, pyridoxine and vitamin B12. It also has a good supply of riboflavin, folacin and pantothenic acid. All these nutrients are vital for processing energy.
  • Minerals – Many shellfish and dark fleshed fish have an abundant amount of iron. Clams, mussels and oysters are especially rich in iron. Seafood is also rich in phosphorus and magnesium. Canned salmon with its bones and canned sardines are rich in calcium.
  • Trace Minerals – Seafood is the best source of many minerals we need in only small amounts: zinc, selenium, fluoride, copper and iodine.

Waterfront Seafood Market and Restaurant is interested in your health. We have trained
personnel that can explain the different species of fish and shellfish and how to prepare
them by dietary guidelines.