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Drake Diner

) #37 of 477 Restaurants in Des Moines $$ - $$$ American,
1111 25th St, Des Moines, IA 50311-4207
+1 515-277-1111
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good39%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
07:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Diner
$$ - $$$
1111 25th St, Des Moines, IA 50311-4207
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A friend and I decided to eat lunch here. It is next to Holiday Inn Express and close to Drake University. If you don't know the restaurant is here, it's easy to overlook. We sat in the closed-in patio which was wonderful. Typical of a...More

Thank torpdo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the staff was friendly and seated us on the porch. food as always was good-what else would you expect from a 40+ year old diner? there is a limited selection of relatively quiet breakfast places in Des Moines and we were meeting friends from FL....More

Thank Phil S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I grew up in DSM and NEVER ate here. Now that my dad lives nearby, we eat here regularly. The food comes out fairly quickly - and they have a fun, interactive BINGO for the kids to do while they wait. We always do breakfast....More

Thank Kati B
Reviewed 18 May 2017

This is going to be short. People around enjoying huge plates of eggs/bacon/sausage/pancakes/waffles. The patio is really lovely, service is fast, and the food is good and a very good value. If you are in Des Moines and looking for a great but not fancy...More

Thank Allan S
Reviewed 15 May 2017

I met up with the daughter of one of my college friends here. She is attending the nearby college and was nearing the end of yet another school year. She had just finished the last of her finals the day I met her here for...More

Thank Daniel B
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Some things on the menu leave a lot to be desired, but there are some fantastic items as well. Some of the burgers are great, their shakes are awesome, and the poppy seed salad dressing is out of this world. Overall it's a nice change...More

Thank Daniel H
Reviewed 23 April 2017

I've gone ot the Drake diner on numerous occasions, and haven't had a bad experience. I usually get the chicken and waffles and it's delicious., Not "authentic" but pretty good. There's something fore everyone here.

Thank johnlwood
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Went here for lunch with a coworker. I ordered the black bean burger and fries. The burger was pretty good, but the black bean relish on top of a black bean burger was a little too much black bean for me. Next time I'd request...More

Thank Kate S
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

This is a cute upscale diner. My mom and I went on a Saturday for lunch, we were told a 15 minute wait so we opted for the bar, where food was served and several people were eating. We waited 15 minutes without anyone acknowledging...More

Thank marcusleigh
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

On our way from IN to OR, we stopped here for breakfast. The Captain Crunch French toast sticks were DELICIOUS. Service was also wonderful.

Thank dnheck
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is there chicken strips?
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
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, 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
  • E-mail
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