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Drake Diner

1111 25th St, Des Moines, IA 50311-4207
+1 515-277-1111
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good34%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“fries” (18 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 am - 11:00 pm Hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1111 25th St, Des Moines, IA 50311-4207
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 12 February 2018

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 11 February 2018 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 10 February 2018

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!

1  Thank Erica C
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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
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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