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Drake Diner

1111 25th St, Des Moines, IA 50311-4207
+1 515-277-1111
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good35%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
07:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
1111 25th St, Des Moines, IA 50311-4207
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took some out of town guests last weekend for a very late breakfast. The place was still super busy at 2pm on a Saturday. The service was great, food arrived quickly and was just what we were craving. AND those pancakes...a must try!

Thank Erica C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Located next door to a Holiday Inn Express by Drake University, this quaint little dinner is a nice surprise. Friendly staff. My coworker had the waitress bring her favorite menu item and loved it.

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Went their with a party of 7, we were quickly seated. Large breakfast menu. 1950s diner decor. Our meals came out quickly and were well prepared even though the diner was very busy.

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 23 September 2017

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 22 September 2017

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 23 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
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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
Kids, Child-friendly
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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