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Drake Diner



1111 25th Street
Des Moines, IA 50311

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(515) 277-1111

Hours

  • Sunday: Closed
  • Monday: 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Thursday: 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Friday: 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Saturday: 7:00 am - 10:00 pm

Cuisine: Family Restaurants


4.6 of 5.0 from 79 reviews

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Drake Diner Reviews

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  • Steve G.The onion rings are amazing- always worth ordering.

    55555 by Steve G.


  • Andrew N.Wasn't a fan. Bland food. Whole table was disappointed.

    22222 by Andrew N.


  • Mayo N.FYI - The Cap'n Crunch French Toast Sticks come with 6 sticks and no sides. They are delicious though!

    33333 by Mayo N.


  • Michael CGreat food and service

    55555 by Michael C


  • Norma LNever had anything bad here. Breakfast today

    55555 by Norma L


  • Erin ATry a hot fudge and banana milkshake, so good!

    55555 by Erin A


  • Whitney MEmployees are so friendly and helpful. Turkey blue plate special was delicious.

    55555 by Whitney M


  • Eric MI really love the vibe in this place!

    55555 by Eric M


  • Dfw DeanHuge diner menu: look for items marked "OUR OWN" for house specials. Try the waffle dogs :)

    55555 by Dfw Dean


  • Ricky S.I love diners & the Drake Diner is everything a diner should be: Great diner atmosphere meets great diner food. I had the Chicken Fried Steak which was very good. I plan on returning soon.

    55555 by Ricky S.


  • Beckie KPumpkin pancakes and western skillet are our favorites

    55555 by Beckie K


  • Stephanie M.Tasty, cheap breakfast. Good pancakes.

    55555 by Stephanie M.


  • Glenn B MGet a shake

    33333 by Glenn B M


  • Marge EBreakfast disappointing because hash browns were massively peppered and heavily sprinkled with orange seasoned salt. Not good for people who can't eat pepper; what happened to plain hasbrowns?

    33333 by Marge E


  • AmyCan't go wrong with burgers or breakfast!

    55555 by Amy


  • Dustin AI love the chilli cheeseburger! The chocolate cake is to die for as well!

    55555 by Dustin A


  • Stacy M.Really long wait and terrible service. But the pumpkin pancakes and bloody Mary's are really good.

    33333 by Stacy M.


  • John KalishBreaded pork tenderloin, chef salad, cheese and vegetable soup

    55555 by John Kalish


  • Harshee D.Amazing breakfast !!! Love the omelets and hash browns !!!

    55555 by Harshee D.


  • Christi ZBest corned beef hash I have had. Definitely yummy.

    55555 by Christi Z


  • Miranda A.Great service. Great Veggie Omelet :) Good ice tea with free refills <3

    55555 by Miranda A.


  • CeeJay L.Love the cake shakes. Try it.

    55555 by CeeJay L.


  • Kimberly K.Get your English muffin double toasted when ordering eggs benedict.

    55555 by Kimberly K.


  • Des Moines MetromixOrder the Whole Hog. It's a three-egg omelet loaded with bacon and chopped-up sausage links and topped with Monterey Jack cheese.

    55555 by Des Moines Metromix


  • Sarah H.Great diner, just what the sign says...comfort food!

    55555 by Sarah H.


  • 1800GOODFOOD®1800GOODFOOD® highly recommends Drake Diner and the warm, friendly staff http://1800GOODFOOD.com

    55555 by 1800GOODFOOD®


  • Josh G.Very good food and shake!

    55555 by Josh G.


  • Erik L.Order a drink at the bar if you are waiting for a seat. The bartenders are very friendly.

    55555 by Erik L.


  • Sarah Beth C.Great place to bring parents and family after a walking tour of the campus! Be sure to try the hazelnut espresso shake!

    55555 by Sarah Beth C.


  • Arwen T.The French Dip with mozzarella is the best!

    55555 by Arwen T.


  • Kristen S.Chocolate cake shakes are my jam.

    55555 by Kristen S.


  • Deb G.Great service!! Taco salad is good. Ask for salsa on the side.Yum!!

    55555 by Deb G.


  • Des Moines MetromixA little slice of heaven. Raspberry pie!

    55555 by Des Moines Metromix


  • Patricia S.Great homemade soup!

    55555 by Patricia S.


  • Robert P.Awesome mimosas!!!

    55555 by Robert P.


  • Maddie T.Captain crunch french toast sticks

    55555 by Maddie T.


  • Princess M.Worst service ever. Asked twice for water. Waiter was rude. Acted as if he was annoyed by taking orders. Took 20 minutes to get my shake. Thoroughly disappointed. Won't be back.

    11111 by Princess M.


  • Allen H.Great place but wish the television had DIRECTV so I can keep an eye on the game.

    55555 by Allen H.


  • Adam W.Extremely popular restaurant. Plan to wait for a table.

    55555 by Adam W.


  • Jennifer S.Turkey Club!

    55555 by Jennifer S.


  • Jayne M.Hit or miss. Out of the handful times I've been there I only had one bad meal, the eggs benedict, which made me quite sick. Great atmosphere. Not open as late as I'd expect from a diner. No wifi..?

    55555 by Jayne M.


  • Grapist W.Eggs Benedict with Iowa sausage is the best.

    55555 by Grapist W.


  • Hannah J.The food is good but the wait is a bit long and the waiters don't pay attention to you much

    33333 by Hannah J.


  • Joann B.Don't assume they serve tomato soup everyday with a grilled cheese....only on Fridays...

    55555 by Joann B.


  • Spencer B.Anything with pumpkin is good. Especially when it's fall.

    55555 by Spencer B.


  • Kerri S.Food and malts are great, but expect to wait. The kitchen here ain't speedy.

    55555 by Kerri S.


  • Kim H.A must have is the Cake Shake. Get it. :(

    55555 by Kim H.


  • Abbey M.Don't get the pancakes. So, so nasty.

    22222 by Abbey M.


  • Katrina C.FYI, they refuse to honor the special.

    11111 by Katrina C.


  • Paul G.Breakfast all day!

    55555 by Paul G.


  • Sabbath J.Good ol' Diner food. They don't mess around with too much here. It's decent burger, salad, sandwich and fries type food, but they have portabello burgers, some pasta dishes - and a nice wait staff.

    55555 by Sabbath J.


  • Mark 🍻 L.Potato cake! (not potato pancake)

    55555 by Mark 🍻 L.


  • Robin P.Tip Ali. She's awesome

    55555 by Robin P.


  • Trina B.Don't order alcoholic drinks here, over priced and skimpy. Cup of coffee is $2.19, no refills! What?!

    22222 by Trina B.


  • Carolyn L.Get a shake or malt! I recommend chocolate and espresso. Mmmm

    55555 by Carolyn L.


  • Alexander J.Best damn grilled cheese. Period.

    55555 by Alexander J.


  • Toni S.Best brunch in town!

    55555 by Toni S.


  • JOHN L.The biscuits and gravy are awful. SERVICE WAS MEDIOCRE AT BEST.

    22222 by JOHN L.


  • Dawn L.Try the oatmeal - brown sugar, dried cranberries & pecans!

    55555 by Dawn L.


  • Averee L.Best. Burgers. Ever.

    55555 by Averee L.


  • Lauren A.Cake shake is the way to go!!

    55555 by Lauren A.


  • Jessica O.Milkshakes are great

    55555 by Jessica O.


  • Justin B.Get some sweet potato fries with honey Jalepeño dip! Wow...

    55555 by Justin B.


  • Justin B.Try the Veggie Mex Burger. It has guacamole, black bean relish and is unbelievable.

    55555 by Justin B.


  • Drake UniversityStop in for a milkshake after catching a lecture, concert or cultural event at Sheslow Auditorium.

    33333 by Drake University


  • Shellie S.Big Boy Sean says the pancake are yummy

    55555 by Shellie S.


  • CurtThanks Tim got a great breakfast and for great conversation

    55555 by Curt


  • John P.It's atmosphere is the draw.

    55555 by John P.


  • Jason O.Honey jalapeño is the best French fry dipping sauce, ever.

    55555 by Jason O.


  • JenGreat for post-night shift drinkies!

    55555 by Jen


  • Peter T.Sweet potato fries!

    55555 by Peter T.


  • Jonathan M.Pumpkin pancakes = bliss !

    55555 by Jonathan M.


  • Troy R.Best turkey club in town, breakfast combos rock, and the devil's food cake is second to none.

    55555 by Troy R.


  • Jon S.Chinese chicken salad and strawberry malt

    55555 by Jon S.


  • PantanJimdjembelibiblionheart HeavenlyBeefbaton B.cake shake for brunch part2

    55555 by PantanJimdjembelibiblionheart HeavenlyBeefbaton B.


  • dianeTwo words: cake shake

    55555 by diane


  • Rich E.Great rhubarb pie homemade by Jody

    55555 by Rich E.


  • R stephen V.Great food, great service, soon adding new menu, breakfast all day!!!

    55555 by R stephen V.


  • Justin B.Two things you must try here: the pancakes, and a malt! (probably not at the same time)

    55555 by Justin B.


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