Did you know that today, March 25th, is Waffle Day? Or Våffeldagen in Sweden, where the day began, and you celebrate Spring by eating too many waffles! Lucky for us, Des Moines has a few local spots serving them up. So whether you like your waffles oozing with syrup, straight up red velvet or served with a side of chicken, waffles are great any time of day, so try one soon from our list of favorites below.
200 10th Street • Des Moines, IA 50309 • (515) 257-4744
Bubba’s serves up southern comfort classics in an upscale atmosphere in downtown Des Moines. And, what’s more southern than Chicken & Waffles? Buttermilk fried chicken and Anson Mills rice waffle with whipped honey butter and house bread-and-butter pickles is a local fav. It’s so good it’s served all day long – on their Brunch, Lunch and Dinner Menus.
1111 25th Street • Des Moines, IA • (515) 277-1111
For some of the most mouthwatering waffles in all of Des Moines, head over to Drake Diner. Whether you like your waffles savory or sweet this 50’s themed diner located in the heart of the Drake Neighborhood won’t disappoint. They serve up Belgian Waffles served with real butter and warm maple syrup. You can also add bananas, pecans or a warm strawberry topping and whipped cream. Or, try Chicken & Waffles, a golden, juicy fried chicken breast up on top of their crispy waffle. Drizzle on some syrup for a down south taste sensation!
1907 EP True Pkwy Suite 102 • West Des Moines, IA 50265 • (515) 528-2248
Eggs and Jam is Des Moines area’s only hip-hop themed breakfast and lunch spot. What’s not to love? They have a couple of entrees on their menu featuring the waffle. Mimosa Chicken & Waffles is fried chicken with a waffle and orange mimosa marmalade syrup. Their Slam-Wich is a fried egg, bacon, arugula, tomato, swiss cheese and herb aoli on a waffle bun.
1450 SW Vintage Parkway #120 • Ankeny, IA 50023 • (515) 243-8888
The name says it all and it’s what they do best…Chicken and Waffle breakfast pizza??? The recently opened Fong’s Pizza located at the District at Prairie Trail in Ankeny is serving up a creative selection of breakfast pizzas and Chicken and Waffles (pizza) is on the menu. This modern take on the soulful classic “chicken and waffles” includes country gravy, fried chicken, waffles, mozzarella, cheddar and a maple syrup drizzle. Plus, Fong’s is totally kid-friendly so you can dine in comfort!
900 Mulberry Street • Des Moines, IA 50309 • (515) 244-5000
Whether you’re wanting waffles for breakfast or dinner you’ll be able to satisfy your craving at Malo. A great place to go for either brunch or dinner – here, a waffle really can be a full meal and then some. Malo is known for a fantastic Sunday brunch and you’ll be able to load up on waffles at the buffet. But, if you’re hankering waffles for dinner try Malo’s Chicken & Waffles, two fried chicken breasts and waffles served with syrup and country gravy.
Where does your family like to nosh on waffles in Des Moines? Tell us in a comment below.