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English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Had about a 1 min wait. After we were seated the service was fantastic! The food was great and the portions well deserved for the money. Would recommend to everyone!!!

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Spring, Texas
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167 reviews 167 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Very good quality food. Nice atmosphere. Service was mostly good, but slow at times. All the food was expertly prepared.

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Madison, Alabama
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is a must try if in the area of Drake University. I had Dinner and a breakfast at this resturant and was well pleased both times. The salad and sandwich I had was great and the breakfast omlette was very good as well. A solid choice if in the area!

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Des Moines, Iowa
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54 reviews 54 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Five of us went after a movie at The Varsity sunday night. Had burgers, fries, onion rings, tenderloins. Had the bacon cheeseburger. Usually when you order a burger, you get lettuce, onions, tomato on the side. But they skip that here, and after our food was delivered, we had to ask the server for it. So there was a delay... More 

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Tennessee
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63 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I two meals here on a recent trip. It's right next door to the Holiday Inn Express at Drake University, and seems to be a very popular spot with the local folks. I had the Rarebit Burger the first day at lunch just to see what it was. It's an open face burger with a cheddar cheese sauce over it.... More 

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Spery, Iowa
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38 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Busy Sunday morning, expected to wait but were seated in the screened area right away. Service was ok- but our server had several large tables nearby with separate tickets that took him a while to take care of. Food was great, so it didn't matter that we weren't checked on right away, but could have been a problem if there... More 

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Washington, DC
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Standard diner food. Very good. Lots of options. A popular place near Drake University. Busy on the weekends.

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Lake Havasu City, Arizona, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I am visiting my mother here in Des Moines, Iowa and we went to the Drake Diner for lunch the first day I was here. My sister and her husband is also visiting. So we all went to the Drake Diner and we just love it there. There employees are top notch. The wait staff are very professional and friendly... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is the drake diner, supposedly the best around. Found it to be cramped and not impressive, just a diner. It's sort of a street car design but a little wider. The client's are mostly either college kids or older folks. The left to the back has red lighting.. it's Odd..

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Lewisville, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We have been here several time over the last 5 or so years. It has an awesome breakfast menu. Good food for a pretty good price. The real treat is the night show! Being in close to bars and collage offers a unique look at Des Moines after dark. You can always count on having something to watch during your... More 

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Address: 1111 25th St, Des Moines, IA 50311-4207
Phone Number: 515-277-1111
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
Cuisine: Family Fare

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