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Ankeny Diner

I-35 E 1, Ankeny, IA 50021
+1 515-964-7851
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (4 reviews)
“hamburger” (11 reviews)
“onion rings” (9 reviews)
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6:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
I-35 E 1, Ankeny, IA 50021
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went here and my dinner smelled like rotten food. I took one bite and wanted to throw up, I’ve felt sick ever since. My boyfriends food wasn’t any better. We wanted a nice date and ended up throwing away 40.00 dollars. I do not...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 730roxy
Reviewed 10 October 2018

We have visited the Ankeny Diner several times and have always been happy with our selection. The day we visited was a Sunday and they had their Brunch going on. The place was busy, but the employees were friendly and efficient. My husband ordered one...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 341jlb61
Reviewed 17 September 2018

We showed up with 14 hungry guys on a Thursday night with 45 minutes notice. The large table was all set for us when we arrived, and our server, Christy, took very good care of us. This place located inside an old Ramada Inn just...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank jsyverson
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

My husband and I had a wonderful breakfast here the staff was wonderful . The food is amazing . The next time I’m in Iowa I will eat here again

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank 209diannac
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Ankeny Diner is a great choice if you like unpretentious comfort food. The service is always great, the portions large and constantly good. Ask your server what the regulars like. You can't go wrong here!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Brian M
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

My husband and I met two other couples for breakfast at 9:30 on a Saturday morning. The diner appeared to be fairly busy, but we were seated after just a few minutes of waiting. The host was helpful and concerned about whether I could manage...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Joan4471
Reviewed 28 July 2018

This diner is attached to a local hotel and the waiting area is a long corridor where you can smell the heavily chlorinated pool. Not at all appetizing. The inside of this eatery looks like an old casino style bar. My husband and I both...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank NotAFoodSnobFromNY
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

- what a great value. The food, service, and atmosphere are all five star in my book. I was only there for breakfast two mornings wish I could have enjoyed the lounge and restaurant in the evenings . . . But I think there will...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank RoadGuys2
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

Had dinner and breakfast at the Ankeny diner while staying at the attached hotel. Both meals were fine, but nothing special.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank PT2017
Reviewed 12 July 2018

This is a very unique eatery. Located inside a hotel, the entrance feels like you are entering a backdoor/underground poker tournament. The place is huge and blows your mind with its 70s or 80's interiors. Huge seating. Extremely huge menu and highly customizable. Place is...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank 61nileshc
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: I-35 E 1, Ankeny, IA 50021
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ankeny
  • Phone Number: +1 515-964-7851
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