Diners hearken back to an innocent time filled with rock 'n' roll icons, classic cars, and poodle skirts unbesmirched by PETA. Savor the taste of a simpler time with today’s Groupon: for $8, you get $16 worth of burgers, shakes, and more at Retro Diner. The value of today's Groupon jumps to $20 for diners who choose to visit Retro Diner Monday through Thursday.
Retro Diner whips up a sumptuous menu of nostalgic noshes, such as juicy burgers and sippable shakes, transporting taste sensors back to the days when everyone still loved Lucy. Fill a patty-shaped stomach void with classic cheeseburgers, such as the Retro burger, sporting two half-pound patties sandwiched between a kaiser bun, cheese, and four strips of bacon ($8.95), or dine delicately on delectable appetizers, such as crispy, melty cheese fries ($4.95). Mind-melting milkshakes put the freeze on free-wheeling taste buds with fetching flavors, such as chocolate, strawberry, and peanut butter ($3.49 for 16 oz.). All-day breakfast offerings help fuel early birds and jet-lagged nightingales alike.
Drop into Retro Diner amid waking hours to enjoy the '50s-style décor, or stop by after closing to imagine what it would look like with the lights on. Thankfully, the diner is open late on Friday and Saturday nights, making it the perfect after-dance dining destination for teens, their families, or the occasional zombie Fonzie.
Though there aren't many online user reviews for Retro Diner yet, it was mentioned last year in the Des Moines Register:
- The cafe serves breakfast all day, and, of course, those 1950s-style foods such as burgers, malts and fries, plus salads, sandwiches and soups. The breakfast menu is fairly complete, with items such as pancakes and waffles with a choice of meat, french toast, eggs with hash browns, biscuits and gravy, omelets, and — what more could you ask for? — chocolate chip pancakes. – Joanne Boeckman
West Des Moines
5525 Mills Civic Pkwy.
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266Get Directions