Drake Diner

Diner
1111 25th St (btwn University & Drake Park), Des Moines, IA 50311, United States
Hours:
Closed until 7:00 AM tomorrow (Show more)
  • Mon–Sat
    • 7:00 AM–11:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 7:00 AM–10:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
Yes
Menus:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Drinks:
Beer
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
Wheelchair Accessible:
Yes
8.3/10

Based on 160 votes

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  • breakfast food
  • milkshakes
  • pancakes
  • sandwiches
  • omelettes
  • family-friendly
  • burgers
  • malts
  • vegetarian food
  • sweet potato fries
  • hash browns
  • corned beef hash
  • good for a quick meal
  • taco salad
  • great value
  • oatmeal
  • cheeseburgers
  • chili
  • bloody marys
  • comfort food
  • Marge M.

    Breakfast 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?

    Marge McCullough · February 22
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  • Amy

    Can't go wrong with burgers or breakfast!

    Amy · February 6
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  • Dustin P.

    I love the chilli cheeseburger! The chocolate cake is to die for as well!

    Dustin Purvis · November 17, 2014
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  • Stacy M.

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

    Stacy Masterson · October 12, 2014
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  • John K.

    Breaded pork tenderloin, chef salad, cheese and vegetable soup

    John Kalish · August 14, 2014
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  • Harshee P.

    Amazing breakfast !!! Love the omelets and hash browns !!!

    Harshee Parmar · August 10, 2014
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  • Christi R.

    Best corned beef hash I have had. Definitely yummy.

    Christi Riedel · July 12, 2014
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  • Awesome S.

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

    Awesome Sauce · June 14, 2014
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  • CeeJay L.

    Love the cake shakes. Try it.

    CeeJay Louis · April 12, 2014
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  • Kimberly K.

    Get your English muffin double toasted when ordering eggs benedict.

    Kimberly K · April 5, 2014
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  • Juice Magazine

    Order the Whole Hog. It's a three-egg omelet loaded with bacon and chopped-up sausage links and topped with Monterey Jack cheese. Read more

    Juice Magazine · March 25, 2014
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  • Sarah L.

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

    Sarah Lyttle · February 26, 2014
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  • 1800GOODFOOD®

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

    1800GOODFOOD® · January 26, 2014
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  • Josh G.

    Very good food and shake!

    Josh Gillilan · November 14, 2013
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  • Erik L.

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

    Erik Lundy · October 15, 2013
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  • 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!

    Sarah Beth Coleman · October 15, 2013
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  • Arwen T.

    The French Dip with mozzarella is the best!

    Arwen Thorn · October 8, 2013
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  • Kristen S.

    Chocolate cake shakes are my jam.

    Kristen Smith · September 18, 2013
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  • Deb G.

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

    Deb Gaskins · September 6, 2013
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  • Juice Magazine

    A little slice of heaven. Raspberry pie! Read more

    Juice Magazine · August 2, 2013
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  • Patricia S.

    Great homemade soup!

    Patricia Snook · July 27, 2013
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  • Robert P.

    Awesome mimosas!!!

    Robert Potter · July 4, 2013
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  • Maddie T.

    Captain crunch french toast sticks

    Maddie Troske · April 14, 2013
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  • 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.

    Princess Mia · April 13, 2013
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  • Allen H.

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

    Allen Haley · April 9, 2013
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  • Adam W.

    Extremely popular restaurant. Plan to wait for a table.

    Adam Wood · March 17, 2013
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  • Jennifer S.

    Turkey Club!

    Jennifer Sampica · January 19, 2013
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  • 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..?

    Jayne McDonald · November 5, 2012
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  • Hannah J.

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

    Hannah Jacobs · October 12, 2012
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  • Joann B.

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

    Joann Brighi · September 26, 2012
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  • Spencer B.

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

    Spencer Baer · September 23, 2012
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  • Kerri S.

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

    Kerri Sorrell · September 15, 2012
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  • Kim H.

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

    Kim Hennen · September 9, 2012
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  • Abbey M.

    Don't get the pancakes. So, so nasty.

    Abbey Maynard · September 7, 2012
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  • Katrina C.

    FYI, they refuse to honor the special.

    Katrina Cummings · July 27, 2012
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  • Paul G.

    Breakfast all day!

    Paul Griffith · July 26, 2012
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  • 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.

    Sabbath Jackson · March 31, 2012
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  • Mark 🍻 L.

    Potato cake! (not potato pancake)

    Mark 🍻 Lynes · February 27, 2012
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  • Robin P.

    Tip Ali. She's awesome

    Robin Pryor · February 19, 2012
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  • Trina B.

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

    Trina Braafhart · January 29, 2012
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  • Alexander J.

    Best damn grilled cheese. Period.

    Alexander J M · January 12, 2012
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  • Toni R.

    Best brunch in town!

    Toni Roof · December 4, 2011
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  • JOHN L.

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

    JOHN LUKE · November 20, 2011
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  • Dawn L.

    Try the oatmeal - brown sugar, dried cranberries & pecans!

    Dawn Linder · October 7, 2011
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  • Lauren A.

    Cake shake is the way to go!!

    Lauren Anderson · September 8, 2011
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  • Jessica O.

    Milkshakes are great

    Jessica Ott · September 2, 2011
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  • Justin B.

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

    Justin Brady · August 23, 2011
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  • Justin B.

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

    Justin Brady · August 23, 2011
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  • Drake University

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

    Drake University · August 16, 2011
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  • Shellie S.

    Big Boy Sean says the pancake are yummy

    Shellie Snoddy · April 11, 2011
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