Drake Diner

$ $
1111 25th St (btwn University & Drake Park)
Des Moines, IA 50311
(515) 277-1111
7:00am - 11:00pm
7:00am - 11:00pm
7:00am - 11:00pm
7:00am - 11:00pm
7:00am - 11:00pm
7:00am - 11:00pm
7:00am - 10:00pm


  • Captain crunch french toast sticks
  • Stop in for a milkshake after catching a lecture, concert or cultural event at Sheslow Auditorium.
  • Sweet potato fries!
  • Great place to bring parents and family after a walking tour of the campus! Be sure to try the hazelnut espresso shake!
  • Try the Veggie Mex Burger. It has guacamole, black bean relish and is unbelievable.
  • Get your English muffin double toasted when ordering eggs benedict.
  • A must have is the Cake Shake. Get it. :(
  • Pumpkin pancakes = bliss !
  • Two words: cake shake
  • Great food, great service, soon adding new menu, breakfast all day!!!
  • Two things you must try here: the pancakes, and a malt! (probably not at the same time)
  • Really long wait and terrible service. But the pumpkin pancakes and bloody Mary's are really good.
  • Great diner, just what the sign says...comfort food!
  • Order a drink at the bar if you are waiting for a seat. The bartenders are very friendly.
  • Awesome mimosas!!!
  • 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.
  • Don't assume they serve tomato soup everyday with a grilled cheese....only on Fridays...
  • Food and malts are great, but expect to wait. The kitchen here ain't speedy.
  • Breakfast all day!
  • Potato cake! (not potato pancake)

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