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Drake Diner

1111 25th St, Des Moines, IA 50311-4207
+1 515-277-1111
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good35%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (4 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1111 25th St, Des Moines, IA 50311-4207
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for brunch during a girls' weekend...it was awesome! They serve breakfast all day, so had plenty of options. I had the Santa Fe Grits, and it was tasty, but in my mind I was thinking creamy and these were odd. Fried like a...More

Thank Darci F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I think my sautéed onions, peppers, and mushroom were boiled...no flavor leaving bun soggy( sautéed should never leave bun soggy!!). “Pesto mushroom “ had no pesto. Salad was turned and bacteria ridden, along with watered down dressing. Mozzarella sticks had a really thick, tough crust...More

Thank Carrie F
Reviewed 1 week ago

A little pricey for diner food, a little less quality for a steakhouse. I grew up in rural Iowa with plenty of restaurants like these and I'm not really impressed outside of the architecture. You can't go wrong or right eating here.

Thank Kel W
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Stopped in to say hello to old coworkers and was so happy to find out Maytag was back!!! It was just as amazing as I remember it!!!!

Thank ChippMunkk
Reviewed 2 December 2017

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 14 November 2017 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 6 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 24 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 5 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
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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