Ankeny Diner

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Chicken Fingers $6.89 Served with our own honey jalapeno dip. Spice fingers with buffalo sauce, add $0.69.
Diner Skins $5.99 The best part of the potato with bacon and cheese. Sour cream on the side. Skins with chili, add $1.09.
Chicken Quesadilla $7.29 Served on a tortilla and stuffed with cheddar and jack cheese, tomatoes, green onion, green peppers and seasoned chicken. Comes with salsa and sour cream.
Homemade Onion Rings $3.89 – $2.49 Thin, light and crispy, breaded on the spot
Buffalo Chicken Wings $7.59 Serve one lb. of wings tossed in buffalo sauce and served in a buffalo shell.
Sampler Platter $7.99 The sampler platter and get our famous chicken fingers, potato skins and Italian cheese sticks. Served with marinara, ranch and sour cream
Diner Cheddar Puffs $6.79 A large mound of fried yellow cheddar cheese curds battered and fried, served with zesty marinara sauce.
Italian Breaded Cheese Sticks $6.79 Mozzarella cheese sticks, served with zesty marinara sauce.
Nacho Cheese Sticks $6.79 A spicy queso dip, combining creamy cheddar cheese, green chile, tomato and select seasonings, is enclosed in a crunchy tri-colored tortilla chip crust. Served with salsa and sour cream.


Dressings: Honey dijon, caesar, thousand island, buttermilk ranch, bleu cheese, french, poppy seed, creamy parmesan, lite ranch, lite italian. Served with a warm garlic breadstick.
Chinese Chicken Salad $8.79 Our signature salad. Chicken, mandarin oranges, water chestnuts, chow mein noodles and sugar snap peas tossed with fresh mixed greens and our legendary poppy seed dressing.
Chicken Caesar Salad $8.79 Fresh crisp romaine lettuce tossed in caesar dressing with parmesan cheese and croutons. Topped with our marinated grilled chicken and red onions
Taco Salad $7.69 An edible shell filled with lettuce and our homemade chili and cheese, garnished with black olives, tomatoes and sour cream. Chicken can be substituted for chili for only $0.59, add guacamole for $1.
Chef Salad $8.09 Our own roasted hand-carved turkey with ham, cheese, egg, black olive, cucumber, green pepper, onion, croutons and tomato on a bed of mixed greens.
House Salad $3.09 Tossed fresh greens with a cucumber slice, onion, homemade croutons and choice of dressing.


In a cup or bowl, soup is good for the soul.
Soup of The Day $2.19 – $3.29
Our Famous Chili $2.19 – $3.29 Topped with cheese & onion.
Vegetable Cheese Soup $2.19 – $3.29
Soup and Salad $6.59 Our house salad with vegetable cheese or soup of the day and a warm garlic breadstick or sub chili.
Soup and Half A Sandwich $6.59 A bowl of vegetable cheese, soup of the day or chili and choice of half a sandwich: BLT, grilled cheese or french dip


Served with house salad, fresh steamed vegetables, roll, and choice of french fries, hash browns, baked potato or skin-on smashed.
Ribeye Steak $19.79 Twelve ounces of choice, tender beef, grilled to specification
BBQ Loinback Ribs $14.29 Fall-off-the-bone ribs, coated in our own sweet BBQ sauce.
Top Sirloin $16.49 Eight ounces of juicy beef, cooked
Grilled or Blackened Marinated Chicken $10.29 Marinated in our honey dijon vinegarette for maximum tenderness and flavor. Blackened add $0.20.

Light Entrees

Add a house salad for $1.69
Grilled Chicken Plate $6.59 Our broiled marinated chicken breast is served with our fresh steamed vegetables.
Salmon Plate $7.69 Broiled salmon filet served with our fresh steamed vegetables


Served with house salad and a warm garlic breadstick.
Fettuccine Alfredo $8.79 Fettuccine tossed with alfredo sauce. Add Italian breaded chicken $1.79, salmon $2.19
Chicken and Cheese Tortellini $11.39 A hearty serving of cheese tortellini and Italian breaded chicken, tossed in our creamy Alfredo sauce
Chicken Parmesan $11.39 An Italian breaded chicken breast topped with homemade marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese. Served on a bed of fettuccine.


Sandwiches served with our house salad or french fries. Substitute onion rings for only $0.49 more.
Portabello Mushroom Sandwich $8.29 Our signature veggie sandwich. A burger-sized portabello mushroom cap broiled with garlic butter and topped with melted swiss cheese, served on a whole wheat bun with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle a
Blackened Salmon Sandwich $8.29 Six ounces of spicy blackened salmon on a whole wheat bun, served with lettuce, pickle and dijon mayonnaise.
Veggie-Veggie Burger $6.99 Choose from spicy black bean or garden veggie burger. Served with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle and mayo on a whole wheat bun.
Steamed Vegetables $5.89 – $3.69 Fresh cauliflower, broccoli, baby carrots, new potatoes and sugar snap peas steamed to order. Add $0.89 for hollandaise sauce.


Serve half-pound burgers broiled to specifications. With house salad or French fries. Substitute onion rings for additional $0.49
Plain $6.59 Nothing but pickle
California Burger $7.19 Our broiled burger with everything: lettuce, onion, mayo, pickle and tomato.
California Burger with Cheese $7.49
Cheeseburger $7.19 The cheese – Swiss, cheddar, american, monterey jack or pepper jack
The Hawkeye Burger $7.99 Grilled onion, mushrooms and cheddar cheese.
Patty Melt $7.69 Swiss cheese, sauteed onion and thousand island dressing on a grilled marble rye.
Bacon Cheeseburger $7.99 Served with melted swiss and crisp Iowa bacon
Maytag Burger $8.29 Iowa?s best maytag bleu cheese, sauted onion and monterey jack cheese
Rarebit Burger $7.19 With spicy cheddar cheese sauce, served open-faced
BBQ Burger $7.99 Mushrooms, iowa bacon, monterey jack cheese and lots of BBQ sauce.
Burger Sampler Platter $7.99 3 Burgers any way want them, served on a bun


Sandwich with a house salad or french fries. Substitute onion rings for only $0.49
Chicken Jack $8.49 Plump broiled chicken topped with bacon, monterey jack cheese and BBQ.
BLT $6.19 The classic bacon, lettuce, tomato, mayo sandwich served on thick toasted sourdough
Turkey Club $7.69 Bacon, lettuce, tomato, mayo and swiss cheese on white toast
Fish-N-Chips $8.09 Three strips of battered cod plus fries and coleslaw.
Grilled Chicken $7.99 Our own honey dijon marinade makes this broiled chicken breast tender and juicy.
Pork Loin $7.69 Choice of a grilled pork loin, served with sauteed onions and pickles or a breaded pork loin served with red onions and pickles
Italian Grinder $8.09 Graziano sausage mixed with marinara and topped with melted mozzarella cheese on a baked baguette
French Dip $7.49 Our tender, hand-carved roast beef, served with swiss cheese and au jus on a freshly baked baguette. Make it philly style with onions and peppers for $0.99
Grilled Cheese $5.39 Three cheeses grilled until melted on thick-sliced sourdough. Add bacon to grilled cheese for $1.09
Reuben $7.69 Piled high with corned beef, sauerkraut, swiss cheese and thousand island dressing. Our house version with turkey instead of corned beef
Grilled Ham and Cheese $6.09 Honey-glazed iowa ham and swiss cheese on grilled wheat
Bacon Cheddar Turkey Melt $7.69 Our thinly sliced turkey piled high with bacon, melted cheddar and BBQ sauce on grilled sourdough bread.

Blue Plate Specials

Our famous hot sandwich served traditional style with freshly-cooked meats, hand-carved and flavorful, with sos (skin-on smashed) potatoes all covered with gravy. Add a salad for $1.69
Hand-Carved Roast Beef $6.99
Hand-Carved Breast of Turkey $6.99

Malts & Desserts

Flavors: Chocolate, caramel, strawberry, vanilla, cherry, green river, peanut butter, hot fudge, banana, cola, root beer, orange or any combination of the above. Premium flavors: Mint, almond, raspberry, cinnamon or hazelnut. Add $0.59
Shakes and Malts $4.59 Each one is hand-packed to order with four huge scoops of ice cream.
Banana Split $5.49 Quite possibly the biggest dessert ever. Three hefty scoops of ice cream topped with chocolate, strawberry, caramel, whipped cream and a cherry.
Pie of The Week $3.69 Our manager?s choice of pie. A fresh slice served warm. A la mode $0.89
Ae Ice Cream $1.09 – $2.19
Devil?s Food Cake $3.29 Moist and super chocolatey. A la mode $0.89
Devil?s Sundae $4.79 Our devil?s food cake, served with a big scoop of ice cream and covered with chocolate, whipped cream and a cherry
Sundaes $3.69 Chocolate, strawberry, caramel or hot fudge. Add nuts $0.89
Turtle Sundae $4.79 Vanilla ice cream, chocolate, caramel, pecans, whipped cream and a cherry
World?s Smallest Sundaes $1.49 Chocolate, caramel, strawberry or hot fudge.
Ice Cream Sodas $2.59 A fountain classic

Everything Else

Hot Chocolate $1.49
Everfresh Juices $2.19 Grapefruit, cranberry or apple
V-8 or Tomato $2.59
AE Premium Squeezed O.J. $1.49 – $2.59
2% or Skim Milk $1.09 – $1.49
2% Chocolate Milk $1.09 – $1.49
Coffee $1.59 Our own diner blend in regular and decaffeinated.


Coke $1.59
Sprite $1.59
Diet Coke $1.59
Dr. Pepper $1.59
Orange $1.59
Root Beer $1.59
Raspberry Tea and Lemonade $1.59
Cherry Coke $1.79
Chocolate Coke $1.79
Vanilla Coke $1.79
Green River $1.79

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