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.

FRESH SEAFOOD & OYSTER BAR

COLD APPETIZERS

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 $2.95
½ dozen $14.95

Smoked Salmon – $14.95
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.

Smoked Salmon Bacon -$14.95
Made from salmon belly, considered by many to be the tastiest cut of the fish.

Peel and Eat Shrimp
¼ lb for $6.50
½ lb for $11.95
1 lb for $21.95
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 – $5.50

Oyster Shooter
Each for $2.95
With liquor for $6.95

SOUPS

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


New England Clam Chowder
Cup for $5.95 – Bowl for $6.95
Voted best soup in Des Moines.

Creole Seafood Gumbo
Cup for $5.95 – Bowl for $6.95
Fresh seafood, andouille sausage, vegetables, & rice in a Creole broth.

Oyster Stew
Bowl for $14.95
Made to order.

HOT APPETIZERS

Prince Edward Island Blue Mussels
1 lb for $10.95
Steamed in wine, garlic, & butter with special herbs & spices. Served with Sourdough or French Bread.

Littleneck Clams
12 ct for $13.95
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 – $17.95
Large fresh Maine Scallops wrapped in bacon.
Served with honey mustard or drawn butter.

Shrimp Key Largo – $12.95
Large shrimp wrapped in bacon with a spicy Jamaican sauce.

Oysters Rockefeller (4) – $12.50
Topped with spinach, hollandaise sauce, & broiled.

Seared Ahi Tuna – $16.95
Quick seared. Served with wasabi and soy sauce.

Breaded Clam Strips – $6.95
Fried until golden brown.

Glazed Mushrooms – $7.50
Sautéed with a butter & Worcestershire glaze.

Garlic Bread with Cheese – $5.95

Fried Oysters – $16.95
Fresh, lightly breaded – pan or deep fried.

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

Fried Rock Shrimp – $12.95
Tastes more like lobster than shrimp.

Cajun Barbecue Shrimp – $12.95
Gulf Shrimp sautéed with Cajun spices & BBQ Sauce.

Coconut Shrimp – $12.95
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.

BREAD

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

FRIED SPECIALTIES

WATERFRONT FAVORITES
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 – $11.95
The finest Icelandic Cod, batter fried.

Walleye Strip Basket – $17.95
Canadian

Large Shrimp Basket – $10.95
Fried golden brown.

Rock Shrimp Basket – $16.95
Sweet, lobster-like flavor.

Clam Basket – $10.95
Tasty, fried clam strips.

Oyster Basket – $19.95
Fresh, lightly breaded and deep fried.

Bay Scallop Basket – $13.95
Sweet, tender bay scallops.

Catfish Strip Basket – $11.95
Fresh from North Carolina.

Whole Catfish Basket – $16.95
Fresh from North Carolina, fried with cornmeal.

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

Chicken Basket – $11.95
Crispy strips.

LUNCH ENTREES

Prepared grilled, blackened, cajun, fried, or sautéed.
Served with bread & choice of one side.

Halibut – MKT Price
Alaskan

Salmon – $14.95
Atlantic

Wild Salmon – MKT Price
Seasonally available

Orange Roughy – $16.95
New Zealand

Catfish Fillet – $15.95
North Carolina

Rainbow Trout (whole) – $17.95
Idaho

Large Gulf Shrimp (wild caught) – $15.95
Texas

Tilapia – $13.95
Honduras

Chicken Breast – $12.95

Halibut Royale – MKT Price
Alaskan Halibut filet topped with sour cream, mayonnaise, chopped green onions, seasoned bread crumbs and baked to perfection. Served with bread and one side dish.

Hurricane Shrimp – $16.95
Sautéed in a sweet, slightly spicy sauce of Worcestershire, chopped garlic, cayenne, dried thyme, & honey. Tossed with linguine. Served with a salad, coleslaw or vegetables, and choice of bread.

SALADS

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

Entree Garden Salad – $6.95
Add:
Shrimp – $10.95
Salmon – $9.00
Chicken – $7.95
Tomato, cucumber, carrots, homemade croutons with choice of dressing.

Cold Shrimp Salad – $8.95
Tender Gulf Shrimp on a bed of crisp lettuce with sliced egg and tomato.

Seafood Supreme – $9.95
Shrimp, surimi crab, & vegetables tossed in a light creamy dressing. Served on a bed of crisp lettuce.

Salmon Pasta Salad – $9.95
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) – $7.95
Served on a bed of crisp lettuce.

SANDWICHES

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)– $10.95
Salmon (Atlantic) – $11.95
Halibut (Alaskan) – MKT Price
Walleye (Canadian) – $14.95
North Atlantic Cod (batter fried only) – $9.95
Topped with American cheese.
Chicken Breast – $9.95

Black Angus Hamburger – $9.50
with cheese – $9.95

Tuna Salad (made from scratch) – $7.95
Served with potato chips.

Tuna Reuben – $16.95
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 – $13.95
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.

PO-BOYS

TRADITIONAL OLD SOUTH SANDWICH
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) – $17.95
Rock Shrimp (Florida) – $15.95
Gulf Shrimp (Texas) – $12.95
Scallops (Sweet Bay) – $12.95
Catfish (North Carolina) – $12.95
Andouille Sausage (Louisiana) – $9.95
Grilled

SIDES

Baked Potato – $2.25
French Fries – $2.25
Sweet Potato Fries – $2.50
Cole Slaw – $1.95
Steamed Vegetables – $3.95
Rice Pilaf – $2.25
AE Cottage Cheese – $1.95
Fruit Cup – $1.95
Side Salad – $4.95
with choice of dressing and bread.
Linguine Pasta – $4.50
Choice of alfredo, marinara or butter sauce.

BEVERAGES

Pop – $2.50
Coffee – $2.75
Iced Tea – $2.50
Hot Tea – $2.95
Raspberry or Peach Tea – $2.95
Lemonade – $2.50
Raspberry or Peach Lemonade – $2.95
Perrier – $2.95
Bottled Dasani Water – $2.50
Milk – $2.50
Juice – $2.50
Hot Chocolate – $1.75
Millstream Bottled Root Beer – $2.95

HEALTH BENEFITS OF SEAFOOD

  • 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.