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Drake Diner

1111 25th St, Des Moines, IA 50311-4207
+1 515-277-1111
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good34%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“fries” (19 reviews)
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07:00 - 23:00 Hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1111 25th St, Des Moines, IA 50311-4207
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Dinner has a pretty fun layout. The staff are a lot of fun. The menu is vast and you should fine something to eat. I enjoyed the Pot Roast.

Thank Sleeper2012
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can happily eat a week's worth of calories here with delicious hamburgers, fries and malts, but you can also get lighter, healthier food. Nicely located at the edge of the pleasant Drake campus, with ample parking. It can get crowded, especially in the winter...More

Thank spanishpeeks
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good, a very thin omelette. Server seemed to not want to be serving anyone. Think I will pass next time.

Thank Brian C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've come here for years with family. Have even started on next generation with grandchildren. Which made today so weird. Our server brought us chocolate malts, which are always so good, right away. Then, we waited 40 minutes for two cheeseburgers. We were past the...More

Thank Aidennosco
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Remember back in the day when every town had a least one diner where you could go to have great food any time of day? Well there’s still one here that fits the bill. Great atmosphere and great food. A must place to eat when...More

Thank williame575
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

I've been going to Drake diner since the early nineties. I've always had great food And great service each time I've been there. The breakfast are great including the omelets especially the diner omelet. Lunch the burgers are good the Maytag Burger the barbecue Burger...More

Thank MikeDelilahDsm
Reviewed 25 March 2018

As a business traveler I always look for local places to eat and drink and found this one. This is an old school type of place, 50's style diner.. good food, good size portions and friendly staff.. not a quiet place,and wait can be long,...More

Thank KlassicKar G
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Made a pit stop after driving through a blizzard on our way from MN to MO. Kids meals had good sized portions for the price and the Rueben and Chicken salad were delicious. Fun diner atmosphere. Would like to come back when the weather is...More

Thank ssstravel
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

This fun place sits next to Drake University which means it is not by the highway but easily found using Waze. The place is diner style and was still busy at two in the afternoon. We ordered a hamburger with their cheese sauce. It was...More

Thank athenethecat
Reviewed 27 February 2018

A group of 12 went to Drake Diner. Our waiter was very friendly and patient, was willing to give us separate checks. He managed to get all our orders correct in the midst of 12 women talking all at once. I ordered the Maytag Blue...More

Thank jochafen
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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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
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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