Owned by the Hanke Family since 1984

The Waterfront Seafood Market is a family owned seafood restaurant and market in West Des Moines, Iowa. It was started by Ted Hanke in 1984. It is now owned and operated by his kids; Shawn Hanke Sr, Jennifer Haus and Blake Hanke. Waterfront has been in business since 1984, bringing Des Moines and the central Iowa area the finest quality fish and seafood available anywhere in the midwest. Inside our West Des Moines location, you’ll find an oyster bar, sushi bar, casual restaurant, and seafood market.

Bringing the Freshest Seafood to the Midwest

Most of our fish and seafood is bought directly on the docks where the fisherman bring in their catch. By avoiding the use of brokers, Waterfront is able to buy the freshest fish and seafood available to anyone, anywhere. Our fish and seafood arrives via air-freight and is loaded directly into our on-site cooler at the airport to keep everything as cold as when it left the docks.

Hold a Private Event at Waterfront

Call to inquire about Party Room Availability

Did you know we have an Events Room that you can reserve for your next private event? Call to save that date for your next family get-together, birthday party, or book us for your next office party or conference.