The Drake Diner has been a Des Moines landmark since its opening in 1987. Located in the heart of the Drake neighborhood, we feature an upscale 50’s diner ambience with one of the friendliest staffs around.
We serve great breakfast – all day! – including made-to-order omelets, pancakes and waffles. For lunch and dinner our half-pound charbroiled burgers, homemade meatloaf, fresh salads with house-made dressings and extensive vegetarian options ensure that there’s something for everyone. We are one of the very few joints in town offering made-from-scratch pies and cake, and our hand-packed shakes and malts are legendary.
We are proud to be locally owned and operated by the same management team that opened the Diner in 1987. We enthusiastically support local high school and college athletics, as well as countless area charities. We get to know our customers and welcome them like family. If you’re a stranger, you won’t be one for long!