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Drake Diner

) #33 of 478 Restaurants in Des Moines $$ - $$$ American,
1111 25th St, Des Moines, IA 50311-4207
+1 515-277-1111
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good36%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Diner
$$ - $$$
1111 25th St, Des Moines, IA 50311-4207
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The boy was in town from college holiday break and was craving his favorite chicken and waffle from Drake Diner the food the service was all top notch thank you Mary.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have eaten lunch here a couple times and think it's great! Staff is always friendly and on top of it! Wide variety of diner how food to choose from. You can't go wrong!

Thank Kimberly T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great experience!! Traditional diner feel with an enclosed outdoor eating area. Food was definitely NOT made from frozen. Our waiter Matt was excellent as well as the food. Large portions and priced about like an Applebee's. My one downside... after 3 ball games I would...More

Thank Heathmets
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 8 June 2017

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 6 June 2017 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
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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
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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