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Sonic Drive-In

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1451 N Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, IA 50023-4118
+1 515-963-0399
06:00 - 23:00
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Super sonic double cheeseburger, cheese bites, hay batter batter blast! Best burger place around. Best for a Saturday night dinner for the family. The food is worth the price.

Thank mdparker0410
Ankeny, Iowa
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I went to Sonic specifically for the special half off promotion on your shakes. I ordered my shake and when I got to the window they told me my price I thought it was too high and stated that I though shakes were half off today. Rebecca the manager told me I had to tell them about the promotion when... More 

1 Thank duelistrealms
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

I don't know what it was about asking to have my hotdog on a poppy seed bun (which they have) that threw them off but yeah... messed up my order 3 times before I finally went inside and told them step by step how to do it. Could hear the staff members cursing each other out and screaming at each... More 

1 Thank melanie g
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

My family is from out of town and we have never had sonic before but heard such good things about it we thought we'd try it. I ordered a medium waffleberry master blast with stale brownie pieces and only 1/4 was actually what I wanted the rest was just vanilla ice cream, my brothers was the same way. Very disappointing... More 

1 Thank Ali K
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2016

We visit Sonic at least twice a month to get our shake fix. They are very courteous and freakishly fast on service!!! We usually skip the drive through, because you can drive up to an order board, order, pay with your card right there (or cash to the car hop) and within literally 3 minutes your food is delivered with... More 

1 Thank lbcomp
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57 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2015

I tried a couple times to see why people actually eat this food and I could not believe how bad it is! It honestly tasted like someone spilled the entire salt shaker on my food! And the ice cream tastes like it's not even real food! The cherry limeades are good though!

1 Thank Kevin N
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210 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2015

We have had coupons for Sonic and have taken advantage of the savings several time. Our favorite is the Footlong Coney which we have ordered on all our visits and this visit was no exception. The footlong hot dog came out hot and nesseled in a fresh bun topped with a chili sauce and melting cheese. My mozzarella sticks were... More 

1 Thank kasey305
Des Moines, Iowa
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611 reviews
562 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2015 via mobile

This place delivered 5 products, hot and fresh, in about 4 minutes, all while having their drive in stalls nearly at capacity. They really have their stuff together. Fast, hot, fresh food and friendly service and good prices! Kudos!

2 Thank init4keeps
Des Moines, Iowa
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88 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2015

Good food, always hot. A bIt on the slow side. But shakes are amazing, dozens of flavors, delicious and creamy. my current favorite is pinapple.

1 Thank Pam H
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2014 via mobile

My wife and our two young boys came here on a Tuesday night and it was packed. Almost every spot was taken. We ordered and had our food within 10 mins at most. The food was outstanding and the guy that brought our food out was very friendly. We will be coming back doe sure!


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Fast food
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Open Hours
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1451 N Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, IA 50023-4118
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ankeny
  • Phone Number: +1 515-963-0399

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?