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Drake Diner

1111 25th St, Des Moines, IA 50311-4207
+1 515-277-1111
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good35%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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7:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1111 25th St, Des Moines, IA 50311-4207
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The menu was MASSIVE! They serve breakfast all day & evening too. Wine & beer are also on the menu. The home-made meatloaf & mashed potatoes were the best I've ever had! We also had the roast beef and waffle fries -yummy! Huge portions! We...More

Thank kymkessler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unique features of this diner are the quality of the food and service, an enclosed garden patio, mid-century diner ambiance complete with neon lighting, and proximity to Drake University. Tucked back from University Avenue and across the street from University Christian Church, the diner is...More

Thank William D
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Stopped here for breakfast after seeing the reviews. We were not disappointed! I had eggs benedict and husband had the homemade corn beef hash with eggs. Both of us enjoyed our meals. Service was prompt and welcoming.

Thank grannyr24
Reviewed 25 August 2017

While living in Des Moines, we visited this restaurant many times, and during this trip, I ate at the Diner. The server was helpful and corrected a meal error quickly. I was as pleased as before with my experience.

Thank Orrin N
Reviewed 24 August 2017

I only wish I had spent more time in the area to try all of the different selections! Food and service were great! I would highly recommend!

Thank mckymouse
Reviewed 23 August 2017

This restaurant was like an old malt shop in the 50's or 60's. Food was excellent and the Malts are to die for. Extremely large portions, so come hungry.

Thank debbieyf917
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in for breakfast as it was immediately adjacent to our hotel. I got one of their "special" menu items, "Santa Fe Grits." It was supposed to be a fried concoction of grits, sausage, cheese, and green chilies. The end result...More

Thank MongoSchwartz
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

My wife took me to Drake Diner for a birthday brunch and it hit the spot! Pumpkin pancake, eggs, and bacon :) the pumpkin wasn't overpowering and the pancakes were fluffy just the way I like them. The 50's diner theme is fun and the...More

Thank kaylaandsilas
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

I went ther for lunch had had the French Dip with onion rings. My sandwich was very good, but the onion rings were even better. They were thin and crisp, more like onion straws. Yum!

Thank MarthaFromAlabama
Reviewed 12 July 2017

I thought I would be good and avoid some of the typical diner fare for something a little healthier. I ordered a grilled chicken sandwich and fries. I got a piece of grilled, and VERY overcooked, piece of chicken breast on a bun that was...More

Thank Tim S
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Questions & Answers
29 September 2015|
Response from Shannon V | Property representative |
Yes we have chicken fingers, you can get them as an appetizer or meal.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1111 25th St, Des Moines, IA 50311-4207
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-277-1111
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