I love diners, and Des Moines doesn't seem to have a lot of them. One reason I like going to the Drake Diner. The food is very good, whether it be for breakfast, lunch or dinner. They always have some type of special. Keep your eyes on the paper too, for $5 off coupons appar every so often. I'm old fashioned and love to just get a burger and fries. Though I've found their steamed veggies to be delicious as well. There desserts are good and very filling. You should not be leaving this place hungary. The prices are great, very affordable, good for college students too.